Washington Redskins: Why Everyone Should Have Expected a Season of Failure

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Washington Redskins: Why Everyone Should Have Expected a Season of Failure
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The Washington Redskins finished the 2013 season with a 3-13 record, fired their entire coaching staff and are in store for a serious roster overhaul. They say hindsight is 20-20, but seeing all of the problems after the fact is different from ignoring them as they present themselves. 

As disappointing as the horrible season has been, it stings a little more knowing that everyone should have seen it coming.

Call it a perfect storm of problems, call it what you will, but there was never any reason to expect the Redskins to become contenders overnight. Mike Shanahan and his staff will get the blame for the failures of this team, but it doesn't change the fact that it shouldn't have come as a shock.

Here are a few of the reasons why Washington's 2013 collapse was inevitable and should have been expected.

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