Can it be just six months ago--almost to the day--that NFL owners locked out players and threatened the start of the 2011 season? You can barely remember that, right?

Football is back, perhaps stronger than ever, with 10 years of labor peace guaranteed.

And it’s Year 2 of the Shanahan rebuilding program for the Redskins, with a very different, younger, and--some would say--more talented team.

Give us your thoughts on all these topics in the comments down below or Tweet #redskins.

After the game, join Cindy Boren for a quick chat.

During the game, here are some other ways to enjoy our coverage:

Week 1 archive page (all articles and blog posts since Monday):

Our Redskins/NFL Preview section.

Projected starters.

Complete roster

Tailgate zone

Dan Steinberg’s chat.

Post Pro Picks.

iPhone app.

Droid app: