Washington Redskins' Biggest Preseason Disappointments So Far

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Washington Redskins' Biggest Preseason Disappointments So Far
Gail Burton/Associated Press
Washington hasn't been all smiles for Jay Gruden.

There has been a few surprises in Washington since the start of the preseason.

The defense, so long the thorn in the Redskins' side, has defined the progress of this new team. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has kept things fresh, moved his key men around and retained a level of pressure on the quarterback that was nonexistent last year.

Instead, it's been the offensive side of the ball that has presented most of the problems. Issues with timing, communication and ball possession have combined to derail promising drives, while the murmurings of quarterback controversies have distracted focus from the common goal.

That goal, somewhat obviously, is winning games as a unit. Washington has a good roster now, and a losing season would be ill-fitting for the level of talent on display.

Let's take a look at five disappointments which threaten to bring down Gruden's first season in charge.

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