Originally written December 17, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
Heading into this third season with the Washington Redskins, head coach Mike Shanahan had acquired an overall record of 11-21 and, once again there were concerns about the future of the Redskins. There were questions raised about the handling of players, the quality of play of the field and his use of the draft in recent years. Now however, the Redskins find themselves in the thick of the playoff race and even a possibility to win the NFC East divisional championship. Is Mike Shanahan just brilliant or is he lucky? In the first two seasons with the Redskins, Shanahan finished dead last in the NFC East. There were offseason moves made, but nothing significant. There was the lack of a starting quarterback, the Albert Haynesworth issue, the rotation of over the hill running backs added to the previous rosters. Until this year. The Washington Redskins made an aggressive move in order to move up in the 2012 NFL Draft and executed a trade with the St. Louis Rams in order to acquire QB Rob...
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