Originally written November 21, 2012 on Blog So Hard Sports:
Be Thankful Redskins Nation   This Thanksgiving Washington Redskins fans have a ton of things to be thankful for. Really for the first time since the early 90’s we are beginning to see the team make a push in the right direction, with the talented young players on this team showing signs of playing competently at the NFL level. Perry Riley, Rob Jackson and Lorenzo Alexander have showed that with playing time they can develop their skills and raise their NFL IQ to the point where they could start on most NFL squads. I don’t have enough space to tell you how thankful I am that we drafted Ryan Kerrigan, This guy has no quit in him and continues play in and play out to hustle up and down the field. The refs could throw a flag on 70% of the plays in which he rushes the QB because O-lineman can’t handle his combination of power, speed, agility, and intelligence. He is a monster right now and the sky is the limit on what he can accomplish in the years to come. Alfred Morris has made our running game relevant again, cranking out multiple 100 yard games running behind a makeshift O-line. Darrell Young has proven to be the all around balanced FB the Shanahan system needs to work, being able to clear out running lanes, being effective in pass blocking, and also showing great hands in short yardage pass situations. ROBERT GRIFFIN THE THIRD. He has done what none of the other 20 QB’s who have put on a Redskins jersey in the last 20 years could do — he has given us hope. He has also given the Redskins the ability to score from anywhere on the field via his pin point accuracy with his rocketlaucher of an arm, or his world class explosive speed. He is the create a player QB we have all made on Madden adjusting all the skills to 100. I am thankful every single day that Indy went with Luck and we were given Robert. With all these players to be thankful for, we as Redskins fans can’t allow ourselves to get caught up with the unrelenting pressure the media and the league put on this franchise. The Redskins make great news when they are in complete disarray, and the NFL and Roger Goodell have tried to make sure they do their part in ensuring that, with salary cap fines and regulations crippling the Redskins hopes in enticing top level free agent.  Instead forcing the Redskins to put  a sub-par O-line on the field to protect RGIII and also to make certain we could not add any depth to our Defense. They want us to fail so they can continue to have something to write about, but as fans we can change that by simply being happy watching our Redskins put up points every week and make sure that even when they lose they are at least competitive. We should all be Thankful this Thanksgiving for a lot of things; Riley, Jackson, Alexander, Kerrigan, Morris, Young and RGIII are all things to cheer about. But most of all we should be thankful for being able to play the Dallas Cowboys on National TV with the opportunity to give the media something positive to talk about and put a sour taste in every single Cowboys fans mouth.
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