Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 29, one day before the Washington Redskins travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts.
Three and out: Trent should be back
1. Jay Gruden made no bones about it when I asked him yesterday—he is concerned about winning games right now in the short term and he is willing to let the future quarterback situation sort itself out, well, in the future. That is fine; his job is to win games and he is doing what he thinks he needs to do in order to accomplish that.
2. There is a person in the building at Redskins Park who is supposed to be concerned about the long term and that is team president/general manager Bruce Allen. It would have been very useful to have heard from him this week with all of the short- and long-term implications swirling about in the wake of the benching of Robert Griffin III, the face of the franchise and a player the team gave up four premium draft picks to obtain. But requests for him to meet with the press have fallen on deaf ears. I guess you can say he’s been consistent; rarely has he met with the media during the season since he got the job in 2009.
3. Former Redskins safety LaRon Landry will line up with the Colts on Sunday, his first game against his old team since he left following the 2011 season. The sixth-overall pick had a bitter departure as he was in a dispute with the team over the treatment of an Achilles injury that kept him out of a combined 15 games his last two years with the team. Landry went to the Jets in 2012 and he made the Pro Bowl. One can debate whether or not Landry deserved the invitation to Hawaii but his performance that year didn’t impress the Jets enough to get them to make a serious effort to re-sign him. He’s been with the Colts the last two years and he’s done OK except for a four-game PED suspension earlier this year. Although he may not have lived up to the potential that came with being the sixth pick of the2007 draft, I think you can look at the current state of the Redskins at safety and say that they could use him.
Out: It will be interesting to see if DeSean Jackson can get rolling again with Colt McCoy in the lineup. He had a big game against the Vikings, Griffin’s first game back after his injury. Against the Bucs, Griffin overthrew an open Jackson twice and last week Jackson couldn’t handle a deep ball that appeared to be catchable despite double coverage. We’ll see if he can get back on a roll after gaining 115 yards receiving in four out of five games.
—Today’s schedule: No availability; team travels to Indianapolis following walkthrough
—Days until: Redskins @ Colts 1; Rams @ Redskins 8; 2015 NFL Draft 152
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