Who wants it more?


Will the Redskins make a push, or will this be another season to forget?

Every year the NFL playoffs host a interesting story. Wither its the underdog making a rise, or a team fighting threw adversity. These are the type of stories that live on forever. Nobody has forgotten the 2007 Redskins amazing playoff push, in witch the team overcame the tragic loss of Sean Taylor to go on a win streak with an unlikely 2nd string quarterback named Todd Collins. These are the kind of games that inspire fans and give us hope. Now the next five games will be no easy task for the Redskins, but as oddly as it sounds this team performs when the odds are stacked against them. For that reason do not give up on the Redskins this season. Mike Shanahan is here to win, and coaching is a key player in team moral and chemistry to make this type of run. So can the Redskins pull off a huge divisional win this weekend, or will their playoff hopes wither away?

The former NFL slogan “Who wants it more?” sums the playoffs up in four words.

You can believe these next 5 games Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen will be asking the same question about their team.

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  • http://uscommonsense.net/blog/ U.S. Common Sense

    It’s often said that “X team has all the components necessary to win,” but it is how those are put together that results in a winning or losing team. Dallas was thought to be the clear favorite in the NFC East (and possibly in the NFC as a whole) based on the limited changes to the starting line-up and the quantity of talent on the roster. However, the talent wasn’t used properly at the start of the season, and then they lost their starting QB (though Kitna has surprised me with his performance so far).

    The Redskins brought in big name talent both on and off the field, but mirrored the Cowboys with their poor implementation. The Giants were cruising through the NFC East until the injury bug bit them again (as is common in their second-half of the season lately).

    On the other hand, the Eagles took a “rebuilding” (relatively speaking) team to the top of the NFC East with their eyes set on the playoffs. Was it a case of “wanting it more” or was it simply maximizing their potential through proper coaching and training?

    I think training can only get you so far, and you need Heart to get you the rest of the way. With the Cowboys now breathing down their back, I think the season becomes less about seeking a chance to sneak into the playoffs and more about staying ahead of their rivals. They beat them once this season already when Dallas was cold, and I think they can beat them again now that the Cowboys found their spark. The trick will be for the coaching staff to piece together the few remaining uninjured players into a solid unit, while the players find an inspirational leader to stand up and give those on the field a reason to press on this season even though their playoff hopes are all but nonexistant.