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Morning Commute: Your Reminder That The Redskins Have A Lot Of New Pieces

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So today marks the official return of Redskins football. They will play the Bills at FedEx Field at 7 p.m., and like everyone else, I'm excited. But lest you think the Redskins come out with a bang, there are all sorts of reasons to believe they will be slow starters.

Consider everything that is new for them this season:

  • Head coach
  • Offensive system
  • Quarterback
  • (Potentially) Starting running back
  • Starting wide receiver (thanks Devin Thomas/Malcolm Kelly)
  • Three-fifths of an offensive line (assuming Jammal Brown gets healthy)
  • Defensive system
  • Pretty much everyone on special teams
That's a lot of newness. Typically, when you bring in that many new faces, it takes time to really come together. I would expect the same to happen to the Redskins.

Today's must-reads from around the SB Nation network:

  • Tomas Fleischmann is a player rumored to be on the move, but Japers Rink provides an argument for moving David Steckel instead.
  • With Brown struggling with injuries, should the Redskins look to make a move for a right tackle? Hogs Haven and Rick Snider from the Washington Examiner discuss.
  • Maryland's football roster has several true freshmen on it. Which of those players are most likely to make an impact? Testudo Times discusses.
On tap at SB Nation D.C.: Martin Shatzer writes, half seriously, that you should be excited about John Beck, while Chris Needham discusses ways the Nationals could do their "Ring of Honor" more effectively.