2009? Lets Make a Prediction

Leon BrimmContributor IMay 9, 2009

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21: Quarterback  Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins calls the play at the line of scrimmage during the game of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Redskins of 2008 were an unimpressive 8-8 in the NFC East.  The ‘Skins came out of the box with six wins and coach Zorn looked like a miracle worker, then gravity hit the new coach. Out of the last eight games, the Redskins only won two of them.

That being said, what can the Redskins of 2009 do? How about 11-5 and a first place finish in the NFC east?

Most people would call me loco, but ‘Skins fans know after looking in the eyes of Campbell after the first day of mini-camp, they can see a look of a man betrayed by his organization, not only deceived, but almost humiliated during the draft. (With talks of Sanchez)

A humiliated athlete is a hungry athlete, especially when people like Clinton Portis and Albert Haynesworth have your back.

Jason grew up this off season. He learned that Danny boy could care less about a professional athlete that has poise like Campbell. That lesson will prove to work in the Redskins' favor this season.

With a defense that finished fourth in the NFL last year, they added a pro bowl force on the inside in the name of Albert Haynsworth. Then the Redskins did what they should have done, and drafted the best player available, and arguably the best athlete in the first round in Brian Arakpo. 

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The dedication to defensive is obvious, and the mastermind Greg Blanche, has a roster loaded with talent, and hard hitters. Don’t forget about Landry, he still patrols the football field like a soldier at war.

To get to 11-5 will be a challenge for second year coach Zorn. With a weak and venerable offensive line, this just puts more pressure on Clinton Portis and Santana Moss.

Along with young wide outs, the Redskins have their work cut out for them on the offensive side of the ball.

So how in the world can the ‘Skins win eleven games? Simple, Jason Campbell and his renewed desire to achieve and make a point to ownership.  He is in his last year of a contract, and I promise that most teams would love to have a signal caller who composes himself like Campbell does.

Zorn has a gold mine of talent, and Danny boy has pockets as deep as the Federal Reserve. Since we are dealing with Washington D.C., Danny has bailed out the defense with millions of dollars; but it’s up to Jason and crew to bail out the offense with old fashioned elbow grease.

The schedule is not so favorable at the end with a couple of west coast trips, but I see the Redskins overcoming the shortfalls on the offense through desire.

The Redskins can win eleven games this year, and make a run in the playoffs.

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