The Washington Redskins have been underachieving all year, but they finally took a step toward their ultimate potential in a win against the Carolina Panthers.
All throughout the 2019 offseason, it was largely assumed that the Washington Redskins were a team with an unrecognized abundance of talent, but one that was hamstrung by lackluster coaching and oversight from the front office.
So far, the 2019 regular season has supported those assumptions. The Redskins were completely inept for a large portion of the season, and for a time, it looked as if they were in the running for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Recently, however, the Redskins have picked up their quality of play, and they’re now coming off back-to-back wins, against the Detroit Lions in Week 12, and the Carolina Panthers in Week 13. In those wins, Washington’s young players showed immense growth, and the team proved that there is hope.
That said, that hope can easily be crushed by a front office that’s done so many times before. Bruce Allen is still has his mantle as the team president, and although Dan Snyder has been rumored to be losing his patience with Allen, there’s a chance that a bright conclusion to the 2019 season could save Allen’s job.
Who shined in Carolina, and how do we respond to this winning streak, given the contrasting implications of the team’s promising performance? That, among other things, was the subject of the latest edition of the Riggo’s Rag podcast. This week, I was joined by new Riggo’s Rag contributor David Guffey, who recently wrote about the prevailing need for change, despite the team’s sudden boost. To listen to the podcast, simply click the play button below!
Next week, the Redskins face off against the Green Bay Packers, and with two wins now behind them, there is an expectation for them to compete, more than they did earlier in the year. Can Washington continue the promising trend of development, and can Dan Snyder react to it in the right manner? We won’t know for a while, but we’ll be talking about it all along the way.