Okay, so let’s face it. The last two preseason games have not exactly been encouraging. I was willing to maybe give them a pass on Carolina with Joe Bugel’s daughter tragically passing, but they didn’t look much better against Jacksonville. I could be like some Eagles or Dallas bloggers I know and come up with all sorts of funky rationalizations on why we look so terrible. Oh, it’s preseason; preseason means nothing. All the good teams lose in preseason. Blah blah blah. Guess what, the really bad teams lose in pre-season too.
We stink right now. There, I said it. I don’t think a team can turn it on like a light switch and suddenly next week Jason Campbell’s passes become more accurate. I don’t think Santana Moss can grow four inches in the next six days. I don’t think our injured secondary is going to be able to suddenly get healthy and start without any rust, even if we end up having a Jason Taylor hopping around on one knee. Jay-Zee needs to figure things out fast or this is going to be a very long season for us. I am officially worried.
The worst part is that we cannot afford to have a slow start. We’ve got a rookie coach who’s never come within sniffing distance to a head coaching job at any level. It won’t take long before players stop buying into his system. It won’t take long for the media to turn on them and to gloat — as they love to do — over every mistake Dan Snyder makes. It won’t take long before people start foolishly calling for a quarterback controversy. We need a win next week, and we need it badly.