RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – With more than 21,000 fans in attendance, a fairly large portion wearing New England Patriots blue and silver, the Washington Redskins offense and defense finally got a chance to see what they have to offer against another NFL team.
“It’s just a chance for us to get to work out technique against some new guys, some guys we don’t see every day. You know going up against our guys gets a little stagnant,” said Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
The first portion of the joint practice simply placed both teams on adjacent fields before letting each defensive and offensive unit go up against another. While the scrimmage sessions were closed to the media, the general sentiment afterward was Tom Brady and the Pats offense looked more crisp than Robert Griffin III and co.
Though, Griffin rightfully pointed out that Brady had been operating in the same offensive scheme for the last 15 years, “which is astounding,” Griffin added.
“I will evaluate (the Patriots’ offense), just because that’s what quarterbacks do, but I’m more concerned about our offense,” said Griffin, when asked about comparisons between his and Brady’s contrasting quarterback styles.
The two teams have two more practice sessions against one another; one on Tuesday morning and the other on Wednesday morning. No statistics and no numbers to crunch until Thursday night, when the Patriots and Redskins meet for their first preseason matchup this season.