Offense has a number of options

Two players who should benefit from Al Saunders' offense are Chris Cooley and Clinton Portis, writes Michael Smith.

Originally Published: August 10, 2006
By Michael Smith |
ASHBURN, VA.  Five observations on the Washington Redskins based on their Aug. 10 practice:

Probably the best measure of how the Redskins' new-look offense is coming along under new associate head coach Al Saunders is how it's faring against Washington's defense, among the league's best the past two seasons.

Michael Smith

NFL Senior Writer
Michael Smith joined ESPN in July 2004 as a National Football League senior writer for, covering league news and major events such as the NFL Draft, NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl, and continues to write breaking news stories. He is also a correspondent for E:60, ESPN's first multi-themed prime-time newsmagazine program, which debuted October 2007.