Redskins vow to overcome preseason 'demons' of starting slow

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins throws to a receiver in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) When the Washington Redskins went three-and-out on the first two drives of their third preseason game, players feared they’d get an earful.

“We didn’t want to make coach Gruden more upset than he already was,” running back Chris Thompson said.

Jay Gruden was plenty upset about the pattern of slow starts and addressed it in the locker room after the Redskins’ game against Cincinnati. Washington’s first-team offense eventually got it together for a long touchdown drive, but stalling out of the gate is something that’s more than a little concerning with the regular-season opener against Philadelphia less than two weeks away.

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