The Elephant in Maroon

admin | Haynesworth, Players | 08 27th, 2010  |  Comments Off

Even when discussing the positive notes of the Redskins off-season, besides the depressing fact that the high point may be the 42-17 drubbing of the lowly Buffalo Bills in Preseason Week 1 action, it’s hard for anyone to mention Washington football without the massive shadow of Albert Haynesworth somehow clouding the conversation. As opposed to [...]

Redskins “Skill” Positions Use the Term Lightly

mrice | Players | 08 27th, 2010  |  Comments Off

Despite the addition of Donovan McNabb, in order for this Redskins squad to make any progress in Mike Shanahan’s first year, the team is going to need major impact seasons from its so-called skill positions. As it’s been chronicled, with a combined 24 seasons of NFL service, it’s fair to assume there’s a general sense [...]

NFC East Projections

admin | NFC East, Predictions | 08 27th, 2010  |  Comments Off

Dallas Cowboys (2009: 11-5) The Cowboys will enter the season in familiar fashion, a popular pick as a Super Bowl contender among NFL fans and analysts. Dallas finally ended their post-season slump, defeating the Eagles in the first round of last year’s playoffs, the first such win in their last 6 playoff contests. An already [...]

Manage Your Expectations for McNabb

mrice | McNabb, Players, Predictions | 08 27th, 2010  |  Comments Off

Not to stomp on fellow Redskins’ fans collective birthday cake, but a lot of people in the D.C. area are acting as if the Redskins finally acquired the second coming of Doug Williams, destined to lead the team to Super Bowl glory in his first season with the Skins. To put it as lightly as [...]

Did Skins Pay Cash for Clunkers?

mrice | Players, Predictions | 08 27th, 2010  |  Comments Off

Perhaps lost in the Haynesworth hoopla and the hyped up McNabb-led passing game is the fact that the Washington Redskins have arguably the deepest backfield in the National Football League circa 2005. Okay, so it’s been a few year years since Larry Johnson and Willie Parker struck fear into opposing linebackers, but once upon a [...]