Found April 15, 2012 on
As the 2012 NFL Draft approaches we are all asking and analyzing, what is my team going to do? What should my team do? As with fantasy football its our chance as fans to be coach GM and owner in our own minds. As we argue with our friends over a few beers and burgers theres men getting paid millions of dollars to argue about the same things. Being the Washington Redskins are my favorite team I thought i would analyze their moves leading up to the draft, and a little hint I'm not very impressed.
Lets start with the needs of the Redskins then we will get in to how they have filled those needs. The most obvious is Quarterback, you can be very successful in this league without a franchise QB as long as you have a solid one. But going in to a season with two career back-ups makes me question Mike Shanahan's football IQ. After the 2011 season the offensive line ranked 22nd allowing 41 sacks and 108 quarterback hits. Not good if your planning on drafting a franchise quarterback and not making him the next Patrick Ramsey. The youngest reciever on the roster is a young Leonard Hankerson who has a huge upside but hasn't shown much. With London Fletcher a Free Agent inside linebacker becomes a huge need. Of course there's the fact that one starting safety has been cut and the other has signed with the New York Jets. a lot of holes coupled with a $36 million cap hit over the next two years, what is the next step for big spender Dan Snyder and his football genius's Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen.
God bless free agency right, a team can go out and completely ruin themselves for years to come. The Redskins have been doing ever since Dan Snyder became owner. He paid aging slowed down talent at the tail end of their career's all the money. Heck for the first two years of Deon Sanders contract with the Baltimore Ravens he was still collecting a check from the Redskins. On to 2012, instead of paying aged players all the money the Redskins have managed to go out and get two wide recievers for starter type money and neither one has even ever been a number two at their old team. Pierre Garcon was Peyton Manning's third and sometimes fourth option. Yes he has burst of explosiveness and speed. He also drops a lot of balls, struggles getting seperation, and isn't the best route runner. To reward that he gets a five year $42.5 million dollar contract with $21.5 million guaranteed. Next they sign Josh Morgan to a two year $12 million contract after a year spent with a fractured ankle. Another third and sometimes fourth option with glimpses of speed and ability. Even at that his numbers over a four year career mimic that of a true number one' season stats. 131 catches for 1,716 total yards. Couple that with a pair of 30 somethings and an ex arena league player the wide recieving corp is deep yet shaky at best.
With no addition to linebacker or offensive line this offseason even though plenty were available. All the free money spent on third tier wide outs there is the safety position. The Redskins did sign five defensive backs total with good numbers and still a few years under their belt. But all in all its been a poor performance in the offseason for the team I hold dear to my heart. Robert Griffin III has a huge learning curve as do all rookie QB's coming in to the NFL but he comes in with no Oline no wide outs, essentially nothing but his athleticism. My only wish is that he can lead them to the promised land quickly so Dan Snyder can sell the team to someone that actually wants to bring this team back to greatness for a long time again.
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The Washington Redskins have been doling out the free agency money and they showed that last week when they were able to resign MLB London Fletcher. The 37 year old former draft pick of the St. Louis Rams back in 1998, Fletcher has started and played in every game over his 15 year career which
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