Found May 12, 2012 on Redskins Hog Heaven:
Whether it was officially expressed or not, the Redskins made a somewhat unexpected committment to the ways of the past two years when they allowed Mike Shanahan to pick the team's 2012 quarterback, which he did by trading every first round pick the Redskins had while he was under contract to move up and select Robert Griffin III.  Observers around the trade were pretty convinced that this trade would tie the Redskins to Griffin a lot tighter than it would tie Shanahan to the Redskins (which owner Daniel Snyder should be happy with).  As for Shanahan, the deal was a no brainer.  While it was in vogue to claim in the aftermath of the trade that this was the final critical move he would make towards building the Redskins -- that he would sink or swim based on the quality of this one move and on the existing roster -- the truth is that Shanahan wasn't ever facing a reality where he would get five years to add talent to the Redskins.  With the Redskins badly underachieving in ye...
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