NFL rosters are largely set. Lingering injuries and on-going contract issues are coming into focus. Training camps are just a couple of weeks away. You can almost hear helmets cracking, pads popping and coaches yelling. The 2013 football season is nearly upon us, and the prognostication season is in full swing. Preseason predictions will identify teams on the verge of significant progress, and fantasy football analysts will compete to nail the breakout players in 2013.
Taking a slightly different angle, below are a handful of players the Washington Redskins need to step up in order for 2013 to be a year dreams were realized (or a least one where nightmares are avoided). In part one of a two-part series, the offensive suspects will be discussed; the could-be (or better be) defensive stars will be put on notice later in the week.