Why Are the Washington Redskins Hated?

Travis EvansCorrespondent IApril 15, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 28:  Pete Kendall #66 of the Washington Redskins stands in the huddle during the game against of the San Fransisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 28, 2008 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Seems like everywhere a Redskins fan looks he sees trade rumors or so-called experts bashing the Redskins.

I have noticed today that on many occasions the Redskins have been hated on. For example, on SportsCenter they were going through the schedule and were like "We'll see how the Redskins fare on Monday night with their $100 million man Albert Haynesworth."

On NFL.com I found a survey asking which non-playoff team has the best chance of reaching the playoffs and bingo, you got it: The Redskins came in last with a measly seven percent.

This is the survey and my vote goes to the Redskins:

Which non-playoff team from last year has the best chance of making the playoffs in 2009?

Dallas Cowboys

New Orleans Saints

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New England Patriots

Washington Redskins

Chicago Bears

The Results

14 percent: Dallas Cowboys

nine percent: New Orleans Saints
51 percent: New England Patriots
seven percent: Washington Redskins
18 percent: Chicago Bears
Total votes: 34778

So, why does everyone doubt the Redskins?
Please, who are the Cowboys going to blame this year now that baby T.O. has left the building? For that matter, who is going to replace him?
Now, the Bears will kiss the next two years of their future goodbye. Kyle Orton did an okay job at QB and they just needed a productive WR and to sure up the aging defense.
This pick actually has some potential: The Patriots are a juggernaut with Brady and no one can argue this. They actually have won before and can do so again because of the sole fact of Tom Brady.
This pick also has some weight to it the Saints have had an okay offseason mostly fixing up the defense and they should take a compliment RB for Reggie Bush in this years upcoming draft, and yet they still are behind Dallas and Chicago.
Now, experts last year said the Redskins couldn't even contend in their division and that the Cowboys were going to win the division and even the Super Bowl. Now who's laughing?
Then they said that Jason Campbell was the midseason MVP. Wow, way to jump on the Redskins Bandwagon.
Lastly, they said that all of our offseason moves would not produce.
We will see, geniuses.

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