Still, there's plenty to discuss ahead of this game. Many key position battles will begin, including at Z receiver (flanker) between second-year wideouts Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly; at strong safety between Reed Doughty and Chris Horton; and at kicker between Shaun Suisham and Dave Rayner.
Todd Collins and Colt Brennan supposedly are competing, to a degree, for the No. 2 quarterback position, though I don't really buy that one. Collins has been a steady hand as a No. 2 quarterback for, well, it seems like forever. We all remember what he did in helping the Redskins reach the playoffs in 2007 after Jason Campbell suffered a season-ending injury. Brennan is very popular with fans and extremely confident. The kid also has some ability -- there's no doubt about that.