We've heard him talk. Can DeAngelo Hall earn his starting role now that there's competition? Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The Redskins finally have the "team" vibe again

RGIII has brought the winning attitude to Washington. Can he bring the wins? Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

For the last several years, something has always knocked the Redskins’ season out of whack. Whether it’s been a coaching change, primadonna free agents, disciplinary action, or bad attitudes, something always seems to kill the confidence of this team. This year, however, seems a little different. Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan have done an amazing job of bringing in free agents with good character, a few who are fighting for a second chance after making mistakes, and retaining the players who have led this team during hard times. The players they’ve brought in have added quality depth, and created fierce competition at key positions such as wide receiver and defensive back. Guys like Santana Moss and DeAngelo Hall have lost the comfort of being guaranteed starters, as they see plenty of capable veterans and young guys ready to steal their playing time. Things like that have  benefited  the team by creating better, competitive attitudes as well as giving coaches reliable substitutes to put in the games if guys aren’t playing the way we know they’re capable of playing. A couple of good drafts have also brought confidence in the young players, most notably Robert Griffin III, whose winning attitude seems to be spreading throughout the Redskins’ locker room. In interviews, coaches and players seem to be glowing with excitement. It’s a vibe we haven’t felt from Redskins Park in a couple of decades, and the fans are loving it. Let’s just hope our boys live up to our expectations, and make 2012 the year the Redskins return to glory!

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