With last season's dismal 3-13 showing now in the rear-view mirror, optimism now sweeps the Washington Redskins' training camp.
Couple the return of a healthy Robert Griffin III with new additions DeSean Jackson and head coach Jay Gruden and it's no wonder the Redskins are being touted as the top 2014 sleeper team to make the playoffs.
Still, for Washington to translate its talent on paper to the gridiron, the team will have to improve on defense. Even with the requisite weapons to boast an elite offense, it should be noted that just last season, only one offense surpassed the 29.9 points per game Washington's defense surrendered.
As is the case for every NFL team, health and player development are also keys to success.
With that said, here are the first impressions from the Redskins' training camp.