Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 4/22/12
Whatever help the Redskins can give themselves and their roster on draft day to compete in 2012, its clear that the NFL has already done it's part to make the Redskins' season more enjoyable in 2012.The Redskins were rewarded for their fourth consecutive fourth place finish in the NFC East with the customary fourth place schedule.  But in the past three years, that fourth place schedule has preceded a fourth place finish.  In fact, with the six "last place" opponents the Redskins have drawn by virtue of finishing last in the NFC East in 2008, 2009, and 2010, the Redskins went 1-5 in those fourth place games the following year.  Mike Shanahan has not beaten any team that was put on the Redskins schedule because of a 4th place finish.  He is 0-4.The lesson here is that unless the Redskins are ready to help themselves and beat teams like Minnesota and St. Louis on the field -- and not just on paper -- there is only so much help they can get from the schedule-makers.  The division slate...
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