Redskins secondary: No Guts. No Glory. Play the rookies

The Redskins really have two more roster cutoff dates.  This Saturday and the bye week when Jarvis Jenkins and Chris Baker return from their suspensions (and perhaps Carriker, Hurt and maybe some new PUP members can get off the PUP list a bit later).
The thing to watch closely are the secondary decisions and especially who will start for week one.
Redskins DB Jose Gumbs
Jose Gumbs
knocked the stuffing out of anyone that came near him this last preseason game.  Everyone that received a good Gumbs hit ran off to the sideline holding their sides in clear discomfort.  You want receivers to think twice when daring to catch near your safety.
Nonetheless, adding "Gummy Bear" (as Raheem Morris calls him) to the roster in place of Dejon Gomes would take a bit of guts on the Redskins coaching staff.  They have shown guts already by seemingly deciding on starting Rambo as the free safety.
Redskins DB Chase Minnifield
Chase Minnifield
The other big gutsy decisions are whether to start David Amerson and Chase Minnifield as the new cornerbacks. We'll know that answer when the season starts.
The question is, no guts, no glory in the secondary?  Is it too risky to put so much faith in rookies all at once in the secondary? 
The last time the Redskins showed such guts was starting a rookie QB and a rookie RB at the same time and, as a result, they won the NFC East. wink

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Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.