Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/17/14
The millennium has not been kind to the Washington Redskins and their fans, delivering seven losing seasons and just two playoff appearances since 2000. With some big acquisitions this offseason and a dedicated coaching staff striving to create a competitive football team, things are certainly headed in a more promising direction. This April, the Redskins gave up the farm to acquire Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, but the return they will receive on their investment for many years to come will be well worth the risk. Griffin is not a savior in D.C., but his presence on the Redskins roster will make a dramatic impact from top to bottom. The Redskins spent the offseason bolstering weaknesses across the board and adding key pieces that should help ease Griffin into his huge role as the franchise quarterback. For the first time in years, the team boasts some legitimate weapons on offense, and they bring a defensive front seven...
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