After the controversial moves that Mike Shanahan made during the offseason, retooling and rethinking the Washington Redskins on both offense and defense, gone were many of the well known names on both sides of the ball, replaced by a slew of new players from around the league.
Although there is league-wide doubt about these personnel changes (Rex Grossman at quarterback seemed like a poor idea), it seems thus far that Shanahan’s tinkering has paid off.
The Redskins have been a surprising power in the competitive NFC East thus far.
Today, the Redskins faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles in a divisional confrontation with huge implications for both teams.
The Eagles are struggling to show the world that they are for real and that their high-powered offseason acquisitions can be as dangerous on the field as they are on paper.
The Redskins needed to come out of their bye week strong to prove that their 3-1 record wasn’t a fluke. Against the Eagles, they were not able to achieve success towards this end.
Over the next nine slides, we will review observations about the Redskins’ play during their 20-13 loss to the Eagles.