Plenty has been made about Mike Shanahan and the Redskins benching Donovan McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman at quarterback. But that is just one position on a team that has seen changes all over the field in 2010.
For their game today against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Redskins are starting only 11 players that were part of their 22-man starting lineup the first week of the season, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan.
Many of today's starters weren't even on the team Week 1. Or Week 10, in the case of Macho Harris, who is starting today at safety with Kevin Barnes, who typically lines up as a cornerback. LaRon Landry, Kareem Moore, and Reed Doughty are all out with injuries.
The Redskins just can't catch a break on the offensive line either. Despited right tackle Jammal Brown reportedly being the healthiest he has been in weeks, Stephon Heyer is starting. Brown is out due to illness.
McNabb isn't the only player benched for ineffectiveness, and Grossman isn't the only player who has seized control of a position. Ryan Torain, who started the season on Washington's practice squad, has been a bright spot for the Redskins, and Anthony Armstrong has been a consistently solid deep threat since supplanting Joey Galloway in the starting lineup.
Other recent additions to the starting lineup include Kory Lichtensteiger, Anthony Bryant, and Vonnie Holliday. Of all the replacements that are starting today, its tough to find any of them that are having a truly good game. Fortunately for the Redskins, the Jaguars have failed to take advantage of the Redskins' injuries and inexperience.