For crazed football fans, the season never sleeps.
Even when the season is over, there's playoffs. Once the Super Bowl concludes, it's forecasting free agency. After free agency, it's the NFL draft. And just before the draft, it's the highly anticipated release of regular-season schedules.
With more than four months until the start of the season, analyzing the upcoming schedule is far from necessary. The hidden significance, however, is the expectation and manufactured hopes of football fans everywhere.
The scene is no different in Washington. With Robert Griffin III likely en route, Mike Shanahan and the Redskins will look to turn heads in the coach's crucial third season of a five-year plan.