The Redskins will certainly keep the play-calling pretty vanilla in the preseason, not wanting to give too much away, but given Gibbs's 11-year absence from the sideline, there will be a certain emphasis on key areas as well. The coaches plan to install the game plan in earnest tomorrow but have already deliberated on how to approach the game against the Denver Broncos on Monday night in Canton, Ohio.

"We've got a little game plan," Gibbs said. "We'll start work Thursday on that, so we've got one more day of regular work, then we'll get going on that. But, yeah, we've got a plan for it and we'll try to do some good regular things."

Gibbs said he will be closely evaluating the team in that game, and in particular mistakes such as penalties and turnovers.

The Redskins will train once this afternoon, beginning at 2 p.m. at Redskins Park. That session is open to the public, as is tomorrow's lone practice, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday's morning session at Redskins Park, starting at 9 a.m., will also be open, but the Friday night session at an undisclosed location will be closed. Saturday is fan appreciation day, with a walk-through in the morning and afternoon practice before the autograph signings begin. The club will depart for Ohio on Sunday and play at 8 p.m. Monday. The Redskins will play their first home preseason game Aug. 14 against Carolina.