Washington Redskins...What We Just Witnessed "Reality"
What we witnessed was one team with a solid foundation who said to themselves "Ok guys its money time let's do this". And the other team that even thought it had shown some signs of life over the last few weeks.got exposed for what they really are.
There is some talent on this team but it is not a talented team by any means. Make no mistake no excuses should be made for what is supposed to be a professional football team.
But this is what I believe new GM Bruce Allen needed to see the fact that the things that are needed for a team to achieve crucial victories is missing in Washington... There are people on this team who have as was stated on the Comcast post game show last night" shipped there luxury cars home and mailed it in"
There are some that will say that the events of the past week should have had no effect or should have lit a fire under this team because people are fighting for jobs...Well in some ways that could be true. But lets look at the reality of what we have here.
This is a franchise that two years ago was unable to secure the services of a legitimate head coach no matter what they offered and ended up placing a guy with little more than QB mentoring experience into the position.
A franchise that over the last ten years has been fractured by reported personal relationships between ownership and players. A franchise that no matter what so called cream may be rising to the top now has badly misfired in personnel decisions for years leaving themselves with no depth at critical positions.
A franchise who after the head coach named his guy at starting QB(no matter what the fan base may think of the decision) the previous season openly went shopping during the off season and during the preseason for the hot names that became available and then failed to acquire them.
This is a franchise that no matter what example they may say J. Gibbs gave them to follow has had very little real knowledge of what they where doing....
Out of a 53-man roster there are maybe 20-25 guys if that many whose jobs are safe and a few of those due only to the fact they have salary cap killing contracts. To say this team needs to be gutted may be leaning to the extreme but a very strong statement needs to be made to those who do remain.
There must be a complete change in philosophy and the way things are done. It must be communicated that the way things where done in the past is "No Longer Tolerated" and if your not on board with that you better no how to swim!!
Absolutely no time should be wasted considering what should be expected from what this current representation of the Washington Redskins now is. To hell with taking into consideration that there under contract for lots of money because that has made no difference up to this point.
We need to have people added to this franchise who just flat out refuse to have something like last night happen to them. And if my memory serves my right someone else whose last name was Allen who once walked the sidelines in Burgundy & Gold was the perfect example of that... he would say..
"53 MEN WORKING TOGETHER CAN'T BE BEAT"
I have watched every single game this season in it's entirety and those who have know whose left it all on the field and who should have never been there in the first place. And I'll say this about the QB on this team who may not be what a lot of folks want but I'll tell you this. Since the Steelers game last season this guy has gotten beaten all to hell consistently.
You can preach all you want about him holding the ball too long but this guy gets hit as soon as he receives that snap sometimes. Someone tried to dismiss the fact that before last night he had been sacked 38 times this season 38 times ...So can you imagine how many times he's been hit? And you just dismiss that? You blame the QB for getting killed. Oh and by the way he was sacked 38 times last season also with almost two thirds of them coming from that Steelers game to the end of the season.
There have been those who have argued that another QB would have elevated the play of this O Line. But lets not forget to ask if they would have survived the constant breakdowns and being hit so many times without missing significant time on the field. This guy deserves credit for the fact he keeps coming back for more.
We have a long painful road to travel for this team to get back to respectability they may find a way to win one of these last two games but if either of those teams has anything left to play for I doubt we see much difference from last night.
It is my hope that this cements in Dan Snyder's head what his way of running this franchise the last ten years has produced. Giving him a clear example of what not to do to biuld a winner.
It is what we thought it was everyone. Hopefully George Allen's fire and desire to win at all cost is present in his offspring and the future is now... Hail to the Redskins.....
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