Redskins Quarter Season Review – Five hard truths

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Jan 9, 2015; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden (left) and Redskins owner Dan Snyder (right) listen during an introductory press conference for new Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan (not pictured) at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Revised Prediction

This author predicted 2-14/3-13 before the season. Starting 2-2 has revised this prediction somewhat.

The Redskins look like a classic “good bad team” where they should be able to beat any bad/mistake prone teams on their schedule but don’t have enough talent or depth to beat the teams that won’t play to type.

The problem for Gruden and the Redskins is that they don’t face many of those type of teams during the rest of the schedule.

The Bucs, Bears and Eagles appear to be the only teams left on the schedule that could fit that mold. The Bills might be one as well, it’s hard to fit them into a neat box right now.

And the Cowboys’ devastating injury issues won’t be helping the Redskins out, they’ll see both Tony Romo and Dez Bryant in the beginning of December.

The Redskins could put things together and make a run at 8-8 but it just doesn’t look likely with their schedule unless the injury bug starts hitting a lot of their remaining opponents.

Right now, this author revises his prediction to 5-11 with wins against the Bucs, Bears and Bills.

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