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The Redskins will not be ready to contend next season.


I'm getting really tired of this.

 

I've said this once in the comments but it definitely bears repeating:

 

The fact is that the Redskins are not a good team. Let's get that out of the way first.

What is a good team? By my definition,  a good team is a team that wins, and wins decisively, against other good teams, with no ifs, ands, or buts. A frustratingly common phrase around here is that "With a bounce here, a bounce there, the Redskins would have a much better record". No. Good teams don't rely on luck to win their games. You don't look at the Falcons or the Saints and say "If those fumbles had gone to the other team they would have lost" because they usally win their games by a much greater margin than 3 points,  with only a few exceptions. Their point differentials are in the positive numbers.

 

In the end though, winning decisively is the key phrase. The Patriots are scoring 35 points a game, and that's no fluke, especially not against the likes of the Packers, who are fighting desperately for their playoff hopes. If the Patriots had lost an extra fumble or two this season would they be  any worse for the wear? Probably not. The Redskins simply can not go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Patriots, Falcons, Steelers, or even a HEALTHY Packers team and hope to win.

 

Next year, I fear, will not be much different. Barring some huge offseason moves where we come out with 7 picks in the first four rounds of the draft we're not going to be able to do much with our roster as far as rookie talent goes. Our line is old (with the exception of Silverback), our QB position is in turmoil, the WR corps is in desperate need of young talent and our Defense is in disarray. There are simply too many holes to fill. Try to be realistic people; The Redskins will not be good enough to contend for at least another year or two.

 

it is time to look past the fluff and the ifs, ands, and buts. There is no way at this point to simply reskin the Redskins and expect them to do better. The whole unit needs a change and that's going to take a little longer than you think.

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