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Panic If the Season Started April 26th


I've been reading a few post about our condition in this year's draft. "We only have four picks"...Yadda yadda yadda...The season doesn't start the day after the draft, so I'm not so sure what the panic is all about. True, we have holes to fill. True, we may need up to three lineman, a safety, a linebacker, a corner, and a partridge in a pear tree. But honestly, it's not as bad as some of you make it out to be.

 Ask yourself this: With all of the holes that's a "perceived" need, could we fill them all in the draft? Moreso, why would you want to? THAT should be the real question.

Grant it, getting young is good. Especially at skillset positions such as RB and WR, which is why I shake my head at the Johnson/Parker aquisition. But there's a learning curve that comes along with that youth, and not all of them would or SHOULD start anyway. Suppose we had seven picks and had to start seven rookies. In that scenario alone, we're looking at a losing season because it just doesn't measure in the NFL, the way it would in the NCAA.

Fourth lowest payroll, ladies and gentleman. That is HUGE considering we're talking about the Redskins. We use our 4 picks (so far) to address some needs, and the rest we build in the offseason. As teams open up contract negotiations and lose players for whatever reason, we'll be right there writing the check.

There's plenty of time to address our "needs" instead of dumping a bunch of money on rookies, only to find out that they're not ready to play "right now". At THAT point, we have SERIOUS needs.

So calm down folks. The season doesn't start after the draft, no matter how exciting it is.

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