I was skeptical when the Redskins signed a huge contract to make a big splash to grab high-priced Free Agent Albert Haynesworth. I just didn’t think he would be able to turn things around all by himself, and obviously our record of signing big name free agents isn’t exactly perfect. However, the Redskins finally did the sensible thing and avoided the temptation of trading up for USC Quarterback Mark Sanchez. Instead, the bargain of the draft may have fallen into their laps. Big name defensive end Brian Okapo fell to #13 and the Redskins wasted a whole 2.7 seconds before pulling the trigger. It might not be as flashy as a Mark Sanchez, but I think it will help the team win and it will help them win THIS YEAR. I mean, we might have an actual pass rush this year! I can’t believe I actually just typed that; somebody pinch me!
I think I was more excited than Jets fans when I saw them trade for Sanchez. While I’m not a huge Jason Campbell supporter, we had much more pressing needs and if we were going to blow a bunch of picks for a quarterback, we’d have been much better off getting a known franchise guy when Cutler was available. But thank goodness, the Redskins managed to stay reasonably sensible and they stuck to their guns and got a great player and a real need.
So far, so good…