Have the Washington Redskins thrown in the towel?

It feels a bit ridiculous to say this about a 5 and 6 team playing a divisional opponent which knows, if it beats that opponent, it would still mathematically be in the playoff hunt.  Unfortunately, ‘a bit ridiculous’ isn’t ridiculous enough.  Some Redskins’ players appear to have quit, including the quarterback.   (Sometimes, I wish Jim Haslett would quit.)

With the 7-4 Tampa Bay Buccanneers, who reportedly haven’t beat a team with a winning record, coming in for a visit, Redskins’ fans have to wonder how much worse it can get.  After hosting the Bucs,  the ‘Skins visit the Cowboys and the Jaguars.  They’ll close out the season at FedEx Field against the same Giants that beat the stuffin’ out of them today.  I’ll be at that game, because I’m a glutton for punishment.  If you like, stop by and say ‘hey’.  I’ll be in my family’s seats – section 405, row 3, seats 15 and 16.

So, what are we going to see the rest of the year?  A few more passes floating through Santana Moss’s hands?  More check-downs by Donovan when he has time to throw downfield?  A defense which couldn’t tackle the Sisters of the Poor today?   I could go on and on, but I’d rather just wallow in self-pity.

I truly believe Washington is developing its young talent.  I truly believe its young talented players are honing their craft in relative obscurity.  I truly believe this team, with the right personnel moves during the offseason, could post a winning record next year.  And finally, I truly believe the Redskins are two years away from being the caliber of team that forces other teams’ offensive and defensive coordinators to actually earn their paychecks during the weeks they play the ‘Skins.

I truly believe some Redskins’ players have thrown in the towel.  That thought disgusts me.

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  • Sean

    I am absolutely appalled at how the Redskins continue to punish their fan base. With all the hopes that lay in the toilet now, I sure hope that these players check themselves in the mirror. It is truly time to clean house and try to get as many draft picks to build our future with. Haynesworth is worth nothing in terms of trade value so if we aren’t even going to activate him than just get rid of him…period. Develop youth and lets see what Beck can do. I think McNabb is a great person and leader, but its time we look at three years from now instead of beating a dead horse. McNabb to Arizona would at least give him a warm climate to play in.

    • J Howard Giddings

      I couldn’t agree with you mire Sean. I believe Dan Snyder wants to produce a winning team – I do. I just think the Redskins are adrift on a very big ocean, and yes, the fans pay the price both literally and figuratively.

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