Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was a guest on the NFL Network and says things are looking up for the home team. Um, what else was he going to say?
Warren Sapp led the discussion in two directions, expectations for 2012 and (what else) Robert Griffin III. Lets start with that.
RG3 has the "it" factor, a combination of leadership and modesty that impresses Orakpo. Griffin III beats Orakpo to Redskins Park every day. Griffin III isn't under contract yet. That impresses me.
Most of the talk was what fans could expect from the 2012 Redskins. "Consistent intensity," says Orakpo. The players must bring the same intensity they brought against the New York Giants. Washington swept New York for their only two wins against NFC East opponents. The Redskins lost two winnable games against the Cowboys and just looked stupid against the struggling Eagles.
Consistency was difficult after the Bye, notes Orakpo, although he is not sure why. Everyone stayed in the DC area and trained ...