This is our year and we have history to back it up! Redskins history proves that in a strike shortened season, we are the Chief of the league by winning Super Bowls XVII (1982) and XXII (1987) in strike years.
Even though the possibility of less or no football this year is looking like a reality, Redskins fans have to be still excited knowing that for once we have some positive history on our side!
Looking even further in there are some promising comparisons we can make with this year’s squad with those of our prestigious past. Let’s flashback to 1982 when Mr. Joe Theismann, Art Monk and our beloved John “Riggo” Riggins bolstered our offensive attack.
Donovan McNabb similar to Theismann is self driven to achieve greatness, very mobile, streaky accurate and not afraid to take chances. I’m comparing McNabb because I trust his dedication by signing the extension and I know deep down he wants to emerge from the NFC East as Super Bowl Champions before he retires.
Hall of Famer, Art Monk is arguably one of the all-time best possession receivers ever. Although Chris Cooley is not a wide receiver and not quite on pace for a hall of fame career, he has proven to be the Redskins most reliable possession target when not injured. Cooley can play the Monk role for the 2011 Redskins quite well if he can stay healthy.
Torain stepped up to the challenge of replacing Clinton Portis better than anyone expected. His powerful, downhill running style similar to that of the great Riggo, gives the Redskins that efficient, balanced ground attack that is needed in order for the offense to gel and excel. The current offensive line doesn’t quite match up to the stature of “The Hogs”, but you never know who may emerge as the NEXT diamond in the rough. With consistent productivity from the Redskins offense, it will make the job of our feared defense much easier.
Start to get excited Redskins Nation, as we got for our third strike championship!!