Please Bruce, keep us young. - James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

Bringing in aging players would derail the Redskins progress


Welcome back Phil! - Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

Some people believe that since the Redskins record got worse in 2011, there was no progress made in returning the team to the winning ways we’ve all been longing for. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2011, the Redskins got better on defense, found the running backs of the future, saw promising play from the rookies, and most importantly, they got younger. It was sad to see an old guy like Phillip Daniels go, but he just returned as Director of Player Development (welcome back!). The only old guy that needs to be in uniform on Sundays is London Fletcher. When free agency begins, every player looking for big money will be linked to the Redskins because of past mistakes, but I believe that Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen will work hard to keep the team young, only bringing in ‘team guys’ that will stay in Washington for years to come.  The press is already talking about Randy Moss and Peyton Manning as Redskins, but signing either one of them would just be throwing money into a retirement account for an old man who will do nothing for this franchise, aside from making us the offseason laughing stock once again. Allen and Shanny were hired to improve the Redskins, and quickly learned that old guys like Donovan McNabb and Joey Galloway were just names of guys who used to be good. I would be shocked if Manning or Moss receives an invitation to visit, much less signs with the Redskins. It just seems ridiculous to even consider those guys the ‘future’ of any team. If we sign them, we might as well bring back Clinton Portis too.


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