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WASHINGTON (AP) — Yes Dwayne Haskins Jersey White , the Washington Redskins are 5-2 for the first time in a decade.And now, forget that the when they started that well in 2008, they ended up 8-8.Yes, they’re 5-1 against the NFC for the first time since 2005.Yes, they’re leading their division on the strength of a three-game winning streak.And, looking ahead, yes, they have an enviable schedule, with only one remaining foe currently holding a record above .500. Next weekend’s opponent, Atlanta , is 3-4.There is still a long way to go, though, for a team that scores very little and passes rather poorly, getting by thanks to a terrific run defense and a strong rushing offense led by 33-year-old Adrian Peterson. That formula worked yet again Sunday in a 20-13 victory against the can’t-do-anything-right New York Giants. How sustainable is that approach?“We feel good,” said Peterson, who gained 149 yards on the ground with a TD and caught a 7-yard scoring pass from Alex Smith, “but we can’t get too excited.”Coach Jay Gruden acknowledges there is a plenty of room for improvement with Smith, acquired in an offseason trade with the Kansas City Chiefs to replace Kirk Cousins and signed to a $94 million Wes Martin Jersey , four-year contract.Smith hasn’t thrown for more than 178 yards in any of the past three games. His completion percentage has been 60 or worse in four of the last five. His season passer rating of 91.3 ranks only 22nd among QBs with at least 100 attempts.“We’re close. We missed some opportunities, of course. But we’re going to get there. Just a matter of (what) might be a missed throw here or there. Might be a poor route, maybe. Might be a protection issue,” Gruden said. “We’re just not quite in full sync right now at this time.”Things looked rather bleak for the Redskins after a 43-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints dropped Gruden’s club to 2-2.Look where they are now.“I knew it was going to take some time, but finally we’re starting to get over that hump and starting to get over that hill,” cornerback Josh Norman said. “We’re just riding our tricycles down it.”Notes: LT Trent Williams dislocated his right thumb against the Giants and the Redskins will try to figure out a way to allow him to move the thumb with a cast on. … S Troy Apke reinjured his hamstring and was put on injured reserve. Washington signed LB Cassanova McKinzy to their active roster from their practice squad and added DB Jason Thompson to the practice squad. … Other injuries: RB Chris Thompson (rib), RB Kapri Bibbs (shoulder), LB Ryan Anderson (knee). Our Underrated 4th Round Guard"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTShareTweetShareShareHow Did New Redskins Guard Wes Martin Slip Through the Cracks?Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY SportsI’ll confess, my first thought when I heard Wes Martin’s name called for the Redskins in the 4th round of the 2019 draft, was: Who?My second thought was, “Google Wes Martin.”After about a day of searching, I’ve come up with the profile below.Wes Martin, GSchool: Indiana | Conference: BIG 10College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 22Height / Weight: 6-3 / 311 lbsActual Draft Status: 4th RoundNFL Comparison: Shawn Lauvao?College StatisticsN/APlayer OverviewA first-team all-state player for Milton- High School in West Milton, Ohio, Wes Martin was red-shirted in his freshman year at Indiana.Martin started 6 game his freshman season (and played in 13). That season, Indiana finished first in the BIG 10 in total offense, passing offense, and scoring offense. The offensive line only allowed 13 sacks (7th lowest in the nation). During his sophomore year Womens Bryce Love Jersey , Martin started all 13 game at left guard. Devine Redding became the first Indiana RB to post back to back 1,000 seasons in 25 years. the most pass blocking snaps (569) in the country without allowing a sack (among 298 college guards, Quenton Nelson was the only other to perform similarly).He received honorable mention All BIG 10 honors for his performance.In 2018, he started all 12 games at left guard, allowing only two sacks in 935 snaps, again receiving honorable mention All BIG 10 honors.He was a four-time Academic All BIG 10 honoree and graduated in December 2018.StrengthsVery strong. His reps (38) would have been the second highest at the combine.Can make sudden block adjustments.Slides his feet well.Well schooled and strong technique.Great work ethic.WeaknessesLacks great bend.Operates best in a phone booth.Can be susceptible to a strong bull rush.Let’s see his workHow He Will Fit On The RedskinsThe guardsmen were given two offerings this draft: Martin in the 4th round and Alabama G/C Ross Pierschbacher in the 5th.Of the two, though Pierschbacher played for a higher profile program, Martin is my odds on favorite to potentially swipe the starting left guard job from Ereck Flowers before the regular season begins.He’s strong as an ox, and with some coaching up by Bill Callahan, could end up being a book end with Brandon, and helping to anchor our interior offensive line for years to come.In addition to an intriguing option at guard, Martin appears to be a really good guy.Apparently, he started a dog rescue, Brave Breed Rescue, with his family.Hopefully, this fall he’ll be helping out pups in the DMV.
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