WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- I will be at the Nats game Saturday -- you know, because they are the best sports team in America right now -- so I won't be catching the Redskins game live. If you are watching Saturday, look for these four things.
1) Will RGIII let the play develop more?
In Buffalo, Griffin was solid, but not spectacular. Whether it was the instructions of head coach Mike Shanahan or his own personal doing, Griffin seemed scared to hold on to the football or even improvise -- possibly his greatest talent while at Baylor. A quarterback can't play football scared, regardless if it is the preseason. The Redskins shouldn't be conservative with Griffin. Andrew Luck gained valuable experience last week, with what seemed to be a much more open playbook.
2) Running Back Alfred Morris has a humongous opportunity.
If you still don't know who Morris, you better learn quickly. Roy Helu Jr. and Tim Hightower will be sidelined Saturday in Chicago, meaning Morris should receive meaningful carries against a stingy Bears defense. If he can build upon last weeks statistics (15 carries, 54 yards), Morris will be positioning himself for some possible carries in September. P.S. - He reminds me a little bit of Stephen Davis.
3) The Secondary
The Redskins weakest overall unit passed it's first test last week, albeit against Ryan Fitzpatrick and the hapless Buffalo weaponry. Jay Cutler and the Bears will be a completely different story. Now flanked with Brandon Marshall and rookie Alshon Jeffery -- to go along with the game-changing Devin Hester -- Chicago's air attack should be considered top 10 in the NFL. This will be a big test for coach Raheem Morris and his defensive backs.
4) Can anyone separate themselves in the return game?
Brandon Banks is running out of opportunities and so is fellow receiver Terrence Austin. Rookie cornerback Richard Crawford opened some eyes last week, but could be a one-hit wonder. A sleeper pick? Santana Moss. He's lighter, he's less valuable with all of the other receivers (in case of injuries) and he's been very successful at it in the past. He should get multiple shots to return on Saturday.