Hey guys. For the last few weeks I've been saying we should pass on a QB, trade back a few times and instead draft linemen, linebackers, corners, and wide receivers in this upcoming draft. But this week our offense scored no touchdowns. No points at all. John Beck even managed to fumble it once without being touched at all. And you know what?
I still stand by what I said.
A QB will not fix this Redskins team. The Offensive Line allowed 9 (Yes, NINE) sacks against the Bills today. There was seldom a open receiver. Our Defense allowed Fred Jackson a hundred yard rushing day, and allowed the bills 20 points of offense. Our best linebacker, who recorded an amazing 20 tackles today, is 37 years old and who knows how long until he retires? This is not the kind of team that can make up for a rookie's mistakes and win in spite of them. This is not a team that can afford to trade picks away to get a QB.
With each game, it looks more and more like the Redskins will once again have a top 15 pick. I still believe we should trade back. If we can fill all of these holes by trading back, then that is what we need to do. if we can get an extra second and 2 extra 3rds by trading back, this is what we must do. By acquiring that number of high round picks, the Redskins could rebuild the entire offensive line, get a good Wide Receiver and find the replacement for Fletcher. If we can't do this, a rookie QB will stand no chance. We must fix most of these holes if a rookie is to come to this team and have any kind of success. And if these holes can be filled this year, we will have all kinds of room in 2013 to trade up and do whatever we like to get a good QB (And there are indeed good QBs in this upcoming draft.). And then, my friends, we'll be ready to contend.