Washington Redskins Quiet in a Very Active Season

Josh McCainSenior Writer IOctober 6, 2010

ASHBURN, VA - JULY 30:  Head coach Mike Shanahan (L) of the Washington Redskins speaks with general manager Bruce Allen during the second day of training camp July 30, 2010 in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Good Morning loyal readers.  Glad to be back writing about our favorite team.  There was so much breaking news out there that I had to take time out and write about the Bills, Seahawks, Patriots, and Vikings.

Actually, speaking of those teams, and how active they've been with big name player trades during the season (something quite unusual for the NFL) it's been surprising to see Redskin Park be so quiet.

Honestly I'm not sure what to make of it.

I see at as both good and bad (bad not really being the right word but it will do).

First it tells me that Dan Snyder, for the most part, is actually being hands-off this season.  He's letting Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan make the personnel decisions, and the team isn't out there spending away on players.

However seeing Marshawn Lynch dealt for only a fourth-round pick (and 2012 conditional) and Randy Moss going back to Minnesota for a third, I wonder if the Skins had even approached these teams about trades.

You could say the team didn't need Lynch, but Portis is showing his age and is hurt (no timetable on return), and Torain was cut by the team at the end of the preseason.  Lynch is young and an upgrade over both.

And for only a third-round pick, Moss could be a steal for the Vikings.

Now I'm not saying that I wish the Redskins would have made these trades, but I'm hoping the team hasn't gone from one extreme to another.  From being the most active to the least.

Even though the team would never say they were, my hope is that when a player that can help this team is put on the trading block that Bruce Allen makes a few calls or offers just to see what he can get.

They aren't one player away from the Super Bowl, but just might be one player away from locking up the division, and once you're in the postseason anything can happen.  Just ask the 2007 New York Giants.

In the business of trading away draft picks I don't mind the team to error on the side of caution, but I hope they aren't just flat out ignoring these possible trades.

One last thing, I have a gut feeling the Skins are going to find a way to land Vincent Jackson.  A contract for Jackson was in place but the "Lord of No Rings" AJ Smith was too bull headed to make a deal.

San Diego will realize that Jackson won't ever play for them again and they can either watch him go at the end of the season or trade him before the deadline and at least get something in return.

In the end I think the Skins will get him for a fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft and maybe fourth or fifth in the 2012 draft.

Until next time, follow me on Twitter (@jomac006) for more pointless opinions and predictions.