Washington Redskins: How the Trade Will Set the 'Skins Even Further Back

Haris DanaoContributor IMarch 11, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins gets up after being hit against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Heads were turned when the Redskins sent their 1st round picks for the next three years as well as as a 2012 2nd round pick.  While it has been speculated for many months that the Redskins would trade up to the 2nd pick spot, no one would have predicted to the price the Redskins would give up for it.

But when it comes to Dan Snyder, you can expect him to give up more then what he's getting.

It's a very simple proverb of the NFL: one player does not make a team.

While it is true that sometimes you need the right piece to finish the puzzle, you need to have a roster that has the talent for a playoff push.  But right now the Redskins are in no position to sacrifice everything for one guy.

While Robert Griffin III is extremely talent, he'd just be going into a mess of a team right now.  The running back corp is average at best, only because of Roy Helu, the receivers are aging or unproven and the offensive line couldn't block a puppy let alone a defensive tackle.

The talent that RGIII has would be surrounded by would just hinder his abilities, as he avoids countless unblocked defenders just to throw an interception because the receiver fell on his route.

While free agency has yet to start, and the Redskins do have a small chance of picking up the right guys that could change the team into winners, recent history has proven that they aren't the most successful in finding them.

The Redskins have just set back themselves in many fields by sending all those picks to St. Louis.  Not only do they lose draft choices, but also negotiation advantages. 

But in this mess that the Redskins organization has made for themselves, fans can breath in relief on one thing.

Nothing they could do in the next two years will be as dumb as this.