Remember last year? Remember 4-12? Remember Jim Zorn, head coach of the Washington Redskins? I thought that would be the low point; there was no way things could have gotten worse than what went down last year.
That is, until this year happened.
What did we do this offseason to respond to 4-12?
It was business as usual, bring in the big name Coach, bring in the big name GM, bring in the big name player on their last legs, and get rid of draft picks. Like we always do, we praised a lot of the moves at the beginning of the season, but how do they make us feel now (sick, disturbed, saddened, discouraged, take your pick)?
What happens if we finish 5-11? What if Mike Shanahan actually only gets 1 more win than Jim Zorn? That is nothing to be excited about, at all, and it seems to me like things are just going downhill from there. This season has been nothing but the same old story, with even more drama and garbage surrounding this organization than there ever has been. Our two highest paid players are going to get fired (one is currently riding the bench while the other one is probably throwing millions away on depreciable assets like all the stupid players do) and some of the fans are actually excited about Rex “I’m going deep” Grossman (please stop).
We’ve worn out the Haynesworth topic, he is a joke and a bum, and I don’t want to seethe about how much I/we hate him anymore. But seriously, how much does it sting that we brought in Donovan McNabb for a second and fourth rounder and paid him something like 15 million for a one year rental? Only the Redskins could pull off such a huge miscalculation. With the benching, the Shanahan’s are just dumping salt into this seasons emotional wounds. Rex Grossman is not the future of this team. No matter how well sexy Rexy knows the offense he will never have the skills to lead the Redskins back to the Superbowl, let alone a winning season. If he is really our starter going into next season with John Beck as our backup, how big of a step back is this franchising taking? Not only are we not going to win in the near future, but we wouldn’t even be developing a quarterback for the future. The dynamic duo of 30+ year olds may cause some fans, including possibly myself to be sick.
Please don’t tell me that less than a half of good football against a pass defense that might somehow be worse than ours is really exciting to you. Did you forget about the first half? Did you forget about the lob pass to Gerald Sensabaugh that should have been a pick six? What about that pass to a wide open Santana Moss in the end zone that sailed 10 feet over his head? What about the fact that we still lost? He played less than a good half of football, and that’s it. If he goes out against Jacksonville and the Giants and pulls out wins with good performances maybe I’ll give him some credit, but I still won’t be excited about Rex Grossman, ever.
The Redskins haven’t been a legitimate Super Bowl contender since they won in 1991, when I was two years old. How much longer will we have to wait for something good to materialize in DC?
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