Originally written on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 2/14/12
Our theme going into the 2011 season was that you would like this Washington Redskins team even if they finished with the same record as in 2010. The Redskins finished a five-win season—thank Goodness we swept the Giants or it would have been a three-win season—and now they enter the best part of the year, the offseason. In the past, Daniel Snyder fell for large-scale, questionable offseason deals that did little more than feed the humor of the league. Now, when fans call the Redskins "champions of the offseason," They mean the very astute moves of the Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen front office. More evidence of that appeared in John Clayton's Mailbag on ESPN.com yesterday, to wit: "Dan Snyder of the Washington Redskins has plenty of room to get quarterback and receiver help, thanks to $47.56 million of cap space." (Emphasis mine.) The news gets better. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement allows teams to roll over unused cap money into the next year. A lot of smart people th...
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