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Washington Redskins: 5 Bold Predictions for the 'Skins in 2012
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The 2012 NFL season is over six months away but it's already shaping up to be a do-or-die affair for head coach Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins

By now, we're all familiar with the "Shanaplan" and how it is predicated upon a gradual build through the draft and free agency.  Time, however, is not the on the Redskins' side and it's high time that Mike Shanahan's vision of a rebuilt 'Skins roster comes to fruition.

The Redskins have already showed real initiative in trading up for the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft to (most likely) snag Heisman winner Robert Griffin III out of Baylor.  If Redskins nation was looking for some kind of indication that Bruce Allen and the rest of the front office were feeling the heat from an impatient fanbase, the trade up is certainly it.

There's still much left to be decided in free agency and the approaching draft, but one thing is certain: 2012 is bound to be a busy year in DC. 

Here are five bold predictions for the Redskins in 2012-2013.

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