Posted on: September 28, 2009 12:46 pm

Snyder Isn't Going Anywhere

I understand the frustration with the owner but he isn’t going anywhere ladies and gentlemen.  Hopefully he can wake up and smell the coffee this morning.  The organization’s philosophy of trading away draft picks and acquiring high priced free agents that are past their primes is NOT WORKING!  Sure it might create hype during the off-season and sell a bunch of jerseys and season tickets, but it has not and will not help the team progress into a contender.  Also, it’s obvious the fans aren’t buying into that crap anymore.  Snyder needs to fire Vinny and bring in a coach and/or GM with superior scouting ability and a proven record for brining along and teaching young players how to play the game right!  I’m worried though, because of Snyder’s record of hiring/firing coaches…….a great coach/GM might not want anything to do with this organization.

Time to lower expectations……I, like many other Skins fans had high expectations for this season.  The defense would be stout and our offense would be much improved from last season.  Reality check please!  The reality for this season and probably the next few is that this team can’t compete with the Giants and the Eagles in the NFC east (but we can dang-sure beat the Cowboys any day of the week!). 

I vote to blow-it-up and rebuild with young talent.  It starts with building the o-line, d-line and QB.  The Giants and Eagles have given us the blue-print!  Heck, you could even look at how the Capitals blew-up their team 4-5 years ago.  Now they have the best young talent in the NHL!  I say keep our younger talent but trade any of the veterans for draft picks now!!  I’m not married to any of them.  There is not one Darrell Green, Art Monk, Joe Jacoby, Sean Taylor or John Riggins in the bunch.  The only possible exception (in my opinion) is Chris Cooley.    

Sure, we might upset a top-tier team here or there but we can’t (and won’t) do it with consistency.  We are also not as bad as the bottom-tier teams in this league.  As Zorn likes to say….we try to stay “medium”.  By my count there are at least 8 teams in the NFL that are worse than the Skins.  To me, there is no difference between being the 24th worst team or the 32nd worst team.  Actually, it would be better to be the worst.....so we would get a higher draft picks next year! 

I vote to blow this team up and start over.  Current players have no confidence and the fans don’t expect any magic out of this team.
I honestly hope they prove me wrong.  But I’ve lost any hope for this bunch.        

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 22, 2009 8:54 am

"How can someone chose to follow another team?"

Wow….I’ve never seen so much fan outrage after a win!  Fans booed after the game, rookie linebacker talks down to fans on twitter, Sonny openly questions Zorn’s play calling at a news conference and fans on the Redskins group message board post similar frustrations as I did before this game was even played.  Looks like I’m not the only fan that is getting tired of the excuses and mediocrity.  Wow, how big does the game in Detroit become this weekend?  Could you image the fan outrage/fall-out if Detroit ends their 19 game losing streak against the Skins?  I don’t think it is a stretch to say that the game against Detroit this weekend could be the most important game in franchise history!!

I for one hope the Skins go out and blast Detroit.  If not, Snyder might have to blow this team up AGAIN!  Another round of new coaches, with new players, playing in new systems and all while competing in the toughest division in football.  What Skins fan can look forward to that after 10 years of heartache?

I want my 2 year old son to grow up rooting for the Skins.  But that will be his CHOICE.  Tighten up!    

Posted on: September 16, 2009 3:44 pm

If the Skins lose to the Rams…......

I’m changing my allegiance to the Ravens.  I’ve been a life long Skins fan but I’m to the point where I root for my fantasy football team more than I do for the Skins.  With the Skins it truly is “what have you done for me lately”.  Go out and beat a team convincingly.  Play with some heart.   Play with some pride.  Play with some smarts.  Lay it all on the line every single down.  Do it for the fans.  Do it for the team legacy.  Do it for Sean Taylor.  Stop playing for yourselves and start playing for the guy next to you.  When times get tough I don’t want to see heads-down, hands on the hips, fingers pointing.  Just go out and win on every single play.  That’s what your fans want to see.  Don’t give up and don’t give in.  Your motivation is glory.  Your motivation is no regrets.  The time is now.  We don’t want our kids growing up and rooting for the Cowboys, Eagles, Patriots, Giants, Steelers, etc.  We want to sing "Hail to the Redskins"….and feel the pride again.  This is your last chance for me.  Tighten up.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 10, 2009 2:24 pm

My Predictions for the NFC

Eagles 11-5

Redskins 10-6

Giants 9-7

Cowboys 7-9


Packers 12-4

Vikings 11-5

Bears 9-7

Lions 4-12


Falcons 10-6

Saints 9-7

Panthers 8-8

Buccaneers 5-11


Cardinals 10-6

49ers 9-7

Seahawks 8-8

Rams 6-10

Playoff Teams 

  1. Packers
  2. Eagles
  3. Falcons
  4. Cardinals
  5. Vikings
  6. Redskins

Wildcard round

Falcons – Skins = Skins

Cardinals – Vikings = Vikings


Divisional Playoffs

Packers – Skins = Packers

Vikings – Eagles = Eagles


Conference Championship

Eagles – Packers = Packers


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