Redskins: Three key storylines to watch as training camp nears
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By Ian Cummings

22 Aug 1998: General view of a Redskins helmet during a pre-season game between the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins at the Jack Kent Cook Stadium in Landover, Maryland. The Patriots defeated the Redskins 20-17.

The Redskins are an enigma. But what else is new?

Some see the Washington Redskins as a clear playoff threat, with the talent to make some noise. Others see the noise as just that, and nothing else. The truth, as it’s been for five years, might lie somewhere in the middle. But for now, we cannot find the answer.

For now, all we can do is wait.

If the Redskins are to succeed, and transcend the middling expectations placed upon them, then much of the Redskins success will be predicated, in fact, on the work done in training camp. The work done before the season. How solid of a foundation will be laid out for Dwayne Haskins? How will the quarterback battle progress? How will Jay Gruden’s coaching style age, now in its sixth season, trapped under peak scrutiny. How will the defense mesh?

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