The Redskins fans weren’t the only thing that were all wet after last week’s game in the rain. All the advantages the Redskins had from their early season victories are now long gone. They’re back to being just another good-but-not-great team who’s likely to be on the outside looking in if they’re not careful this playoff season.
If the Redskins want to go to the playoffs, they need to win this Sunday against a surprisingly good Ravens team. I’m hoping that we, the fans, can put a nice splash of burgundy and gold into that purple stadium this sunday so we can make our team feel right at home. I’m just not sure it will be enough.
The sad truth is that the Redskins haven’t had a convincing win against a good team since October. Their defense is very good but cannot get any pass pressure. The offense has flashes of greatness but too often is bogged down, throwing 8 yard passes on 3rd and 10. Have the other teams figured Zorn out already?
The Redskins desperately need to regain the edge they had when they first met the Cowboys and the Eagles. Then, as now, their back was to the wall and they had nothing to lose. It’s time they start playing like it. Somewhere along the line they lost their edge, their confidence and their willingness to take a few risks in order to win it all. The offense this year is looking more and more like last year’s offense. Last week, I almost expected two time outs to be called in a row.
As a simple fan, I’m going to give out this one plea to our coaches: much as we loved Joe Gibbs, PLEASE don’t be like him. Be like Jim Zorn. That’s the only way we’re going to get anywhere this year.