It is definitely official. I like the old Dan Snyder better. I started this blog in July of last year, and if I had any idea that Dan would get some common sense, I’m not sure I’d have bothered. In the old days, a blogger could count on pickups like Bruce Smith and Deion Sanders to give us days worth of stuff to talk about. The old Dan would overpay for the right to dump Champ Bailey and we could moan for a week.
If you are anyone but a blogger you have to be pleasantly surprised by the fact that the only guy we’ve brought in so far is DJ Hackett. The Redskins are being patient and letting the market come to them like champions do, and keeping their draft picks to help build depth. Anyone who watched the way the Giants took a good but not great team and turned it into a champion with a great draft has to look at the Redskins and think they have the potential to do the same thing.
But yawn. What can I write about until the draft? Should I spread rumors about that really hot Chidi Iwuoma rumor? Are we going to sign Bhawoh Jue next?
Look, I’m not really complaining. I’m thrilled Dan has learned some lessons. But there really is a funny “you asked for it” moment here as a fan. As someone who prides himself on trying to be objective about analysis, I shun the concept of the “marquis signing” or the “big splash.” As a fan, I can’t say I haven’t gotten really used to it. I realize now why owners feel a need to do these kinds of deals. If someone who worships at the mountain of the Football Outsiders and drafting over free agency can get antsy, what about the other half of the coin?
Anyway, I don’t have anything overwhelmingly interesting to say. I just wanted to say I’m proud of where we’re going, and wanted to take your pulse. What do you think, guys? Are we moving in the right direction or are we just boring?