1. Looks like Trent Williams and Fred Davis will have a lot of time to start getting ready for next season. I don't get the sense that Redskins fans are at all outraged over this, but that is likely due to our lack of playoff contention. It would have been fitting for us to be in the hunt for a playoff spot only to lose our starting left tackle and breakout tight end for the stretch run. In a contract year, Fred Davis' agent can not be sitting in the happy chair. I would imagine that if the Redskins tried to get too cute with how they sign Fred Davis this offseason, they could lose him to another interested team. My question: Will the Redskins be the most interested team in Fred Davis this offseason? As for losing Trent Williams, it seems as clear now as it ever has that we need to bring in a stud tackle through the draft. Whether that guy plays left or right tackle remains to be determined, but one thing is for sure: he should be ready to play both.
2. Great time in the parking lot had by all yesterday it seemed. Those are the kinds of days that just beg for Redskins wins. We have been giving A+ efforts in the parking lots for years now. As soon as the Washington Redskins start to get after it on the field the way we get after it in our tailgates, we will really have something.
3. Green Bay is hanging in there for me and my 19-0 prediction. I would have been super pissed if the Giants had derailed that. The Packers are taking spirited shots from every opponent at this point. Think about this: In the year New England went 16-0, they played the Giants at the end of the regular season and beat them...that's right: 38-35. In the postseason, the Giants had their number and stole their Super Bowl championship away. It is not inconceivable to think these two teams could meet in the playoffs. Green Bay owes the Giants anyway...Brett Favre's last pass as a Packer was an interception to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game.
4. I took some heat by suggesting that because of Mike Shanahan's relationship with Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow could have somehow found a way to Washington. Ultimately, I have to believe that the Shanahans were married to their own style of offense, and did not want to reinvent the wheel for Tebow. But for people who believe in Tim Tebow--and I would be shocked if Shanahan didn't, at some level, have a belief in what Tim Tebow could do--life is very, very good.
5. We are getting to the time of year when Redskins fans ask themselves that age old question: who am I going to root for this postseason? I remember years when I could not even watch the first week of the playoffs (or more) because the Redskins were not in them. I have gotten over that. I have a financial interest in the Green Bay Packers staying undefeated, but that won't stop me from rooting for the Broncos if they were to meet in the Super Bowl. Oh...what's that? You can't see that one coming? Get real people. If Tebow is this clutch in the regular season, imagine the ways he is going to steal games in the playoffs. Raise your hand if you think God has a Vegas bet on Denver reaching the Super Bowl.
6. Yesterday, a friend from a neighboring tailgate asked me to mention something in this space. Drew, if you're reading this, consider it mentioned. If my life was on the line, I could not pull whatever it was you wanted me to say.