Redskins: Four steps to a successful conclusion of the 2019 season
By Ian Cummings
The Redskins are long removed from the playoff race. The 2019 season is lost. But there’s still a great deal to work toward in the final two games.
The Washington Redskins 2019 season has essentially been a microcosm of Washington’s state in the 21st century. With dysfunction at every hierarchical level of the organization, the team itself has undercut expectations of mediocrity. Miscommunication has been an all-too welcome commodity , loyalties have been tested, and the future, as always, is murky, heading into 2020.
There are some reasons to be excited for the Redskins future. Dwayne Haskins is coming off his best game yet, and seems to have winning upside as a potential franchise quarterback. Terry McLaurin is a dynamic offensive threat with him, and Steven Sims, Derrius Guice, and Kelvin Harmon all have potential as well. On defense, the front seven still boasts great physical talent and youth, and of course, Tress Way is still the best punter in the league (Not as important, but we take what we can get).
The Redskins, as much as it might go against their nature, have legitimate long-term potential. How can they close out the season, to best prepare this potential to amount to success in 2020 and beyond? Here are four necessary steps Washington must take, in order to ensure an effective conclusion to the 2019 campaign.