Three things the Redskins must do

The Redskins are 4-and-4, and most of us are still wondering what kind of team they are.  Whether you are a glass is empty or half full kind of person, chances are you do not know what kind of team this is.  If you are like me, they could crash and burn and not win another game and I wouldn’t be surprised.  They could also go 6-2 down the stretch and get a playoff berth, and I still wouldn’t be surprised.
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However as a fan, I want this team to win.  After observing closely, and manicly, the first half of the season over and over again during the bye week.  Here are three things the Redskns “MUST” do moving forward if they are to have success:

Donovan McNabb -- BENCHED!

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1. The Redskins must NOT bench Donovan McNabb again!

Donovan McNabb is not the player we thought he was going to be when he was traded here.  We looked at the Pro Bowls. We looked at the Super Bowl berth. We looked at teh five NFC Championship games.  More importantly, looked at the guy most responsible for kicking our butts for about a decade and got excited.

Despite throwing more picks than scores, he really has an intangible that Jason Campbell never had even when they were winning.  McNabb is this team’s leader and if he gets benched, other than for ebing hurt, then the wheels will completely fall off.  The Skins could stink, but lose collectively as a team.  However, if you axe McNabb one more time during the season…things could get really ugly.

Kory Lichtensteiger

2. The Redskins MUST not deactivate Derrick Dockery moving forward!

Whatever Kory Lichtensteiger is doing, the coaches love it.  They love him so much that deposed left guard Derrick Dockery now roams the sidelines in street clothes.

More than ever, this line is in as bad a shape as it has been ALL YEAR! Maybe not 2009 bad, but BAD.  Most, if not all players, wonder why Dockery is not dressing for games but that has got to stop.  Shanahan always says he wants to put the best players in that give this team a chance to win.  Can we honestly  say that Kory is the better guy?  The last few games he seems to have been awful.  Having Dockery in the game at least puts pressure on Lichtensteiger and hopefully that increases his quality of play.  That would make me feel a lot better.  Well at least knowing that we have another lineman ready to go makes me feel better…Donovan too!

Fred Davis needs to score more

3. The Redskins MUST score in the red zone.

Whatever it takes — get the ball in!  We have seen too many cute plays (i.e. Brandon Banks in the backfield or back-to-back fades to Anthony Armstrong).  The Skins need to cut the crap and either force it in or let your bigs jump for it –FRED “FREAKING” DAVIS!
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  • joey

    I am a Redskin fan,however,I will be surprised if they win another game this season.Snyder does not care about drafting players.I believe the Redskins will not be able to draft for the next five years.The picks they gave away will be good for the teams they made the deal with.The next five years the Redskins will have the worst record in the league and will get high draft picks which the teams they made the deal with will be able to pick the higher draft picks and make their team a lot better for now and the years to come.

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  • scottstewart81

    I completely agree with all three of those….

    Personally I was in the minority when Campbell was here and actually liked the guy but thought he got a rough deal. Not only did he have to learn one offense after another he also had to deal with knowing they were always looking to replace him.

    You have to show confidence in your quarterback… Washington gave up two picks to get McNabb for what might end up only being one season. For me you dont bench him for two reasons

    1. You have to show that he has your vote of confidence

    2. You gave up two picks for what may end up being only one season of McNabb being here. If you give up two picks that could have been potential contributors and maybe even starters well you need to get the most out of McNabb that you can while you have him. Plus lets be honest the next best option is Grossman and he is way too inconsistent with his play.

    Now as for Dockery even if he does not start just having him active can come in big. He can still pick up some snaps during the game plus if Kory gets hurt it gives you a capable person to fill in for the rest of the game. Kory has had a rough time lately but I dont think they are ready to bench him but it wouldnt hurt to have someone there just in case.

    Scoring in the Red Zone is always a must… I like that you name dropped my boy Fred Davis. My two favorite skill position players for the Skins are actually Cooley and Davis. Going in to the season we were promised we would see a lot of two tight end receiving plays but to be honest up to this point Ive not really been happy with what they are doing with Davis.

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