Darrel Young says Redskins offense still looking for its identity

Darrel Young says Redskins offense still looking for its identity
August 25, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Redskins fullback Darrel Young isn’t happy with how the Redskins played against the Ravens during their preseason game on Saturday but he isn’t in a panic over the performance either. 

“We can’t do what we did the other night,” said Young. “That was embarrassing to us. What we did, all the hype in the offseason, it’s embarrassing to us as players.”

But Young said that there is still time to fix it.

“That’s what you do preseason for,” he said. “You go out there, find yourself. You try to find your identity. We haven’t found it yet . . . You don’t game plan in preseason games like you do in the season.

The Washington offense has gone the entire preseason without scoring a touchdown. Against the Ravens they played the first half and posted three points and a net of five yards passing.

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“We know what we have to work on,” said Young, going into his fifth season with the team. “There’s nothing out there that they did that our defense hasn’t done in training camp. At the end of the day we just have to have better execution on the field.”

Young knows that quarterback Robert Griffin III is under a lot of heat for the offensive woes but he says it’s not all on him.

“He is the leader of this team,” said Young. “A lot is going to fall on his shoulders because he is Robert Griffin. Me, as a player, I missed a block in the run game, we couldn’t do anything on second and 20.”

Griffin, Young, and the rest of the offense have less than two weeks to get things sorted out before they go to Houston for their September 7 season opener.