Any NFL roster is the end result of that team's draft and free agent decisions from the previous five years. This timeline gets longer when a team has franchise-type players acquired before then. I think everyone can agree on this. I also think everyone can agree that the Redskins deserve an "F" for how things were managed prior to the 2011 draft. Our 2010 draft was a one man draft. Trent Williams seems injury-prone, but regarded as a "good" pick. The McNabb trade and other bonehead personnel decisions blew up the rest of that draft. The 2011 draft had some nuggets, but most of our 2011 picks that made the team won't be dominant players this year. I would say the 2011 draft was a "competent" draft. No wasted picks on players with bad knees, personality disorders, etc.
So here we are. Why did anyone think the Redskins would have a .500 record or better with Gross Beckman at QB and a history of horrible personnel decisions to overcome? Our 6-10 record last year could easily have been 3-13 or worse. Try this exercise: rate our roster by position against our three division opponents. At what position are we clearly superior over the Eagles/Giants/Cowboys? Other than outside linebacker we're either 3rd or 4th across the board. Take this one step further and look across the entire league. What team has worse talent/depth than us? I can make a real good argument that we have the worst talent/depth in the league, especially given the injury bug that has hit us.
There's no quick fix. Our talent needs to be re-built. We need help across the roster and it's going to take two or more COMPETENT drafts to get there.