There are no secrets about the Redskins' lackluster season. The obviousness about how to beat them is presented in front of everyone's eyes.
And one thing that is really hard not to notice, is the lack of discipline and endurance the offense carries pending a long drive. They start off with mediocre success; as much success as an offense like such can have: Portis runs for three, four yards, Campbell completes some passes, and they find themselves in their opponents' territory.
They have the momentum swing, and at least a field goal seems in the future.
But they grow tired, or something of that luxury. Portis starts losing the gained yards, as Campbell incompletes more often than not.
Opponents know this; they know that as long as the 'Skins need to travel around 80,70 yards until scoring, the favor is in their possession.
Cartwright, with all due respect, is sincerely just not a kick returner who will do you such a job as getting you past that 30-yard line. He won't. He's not a bad returner; he's fast, speedy, and tough. But an elite returner would benefit the Redskins immensely.
The Browns have recently announced that Cribbs will most likely not spend the latter seasons with them. Fine. Browns do need to rebuild, so why not start with him?
Though the Browns don't need such a player, the 'Skins do. Cribbs is one of the, if not the, best kick returner in the league, leisurely getting over 35 yards and naturally scoring touchdowns every three or four games. If the Browns decide to keep the threat with Cribbs, then the Redskins could easily, with a few good but unneeded players (think Betts), trade, ultimately gaining the much-needed player.
This will eventually allow all drives to commence further, end sooner, and games should generally be easier to score in.