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The Redskins Are Moving Forward

In an age of losers, the District of Columbia has another NFL Football season to look forward to. Every year there's something that adds fuel to the passion of Redskins Nation. Last season we had the instilled hope of a QB controversy. There was (we thought) a 50-50 chance of at least ONE of them being good. As it turns out, Rex Grossman liked to gift-wrap his passes for the other team, and John Beck was too afraid to send a ball past 10 yards. Ew. Gross, man.

This season holds one thing that Redskins Faithful haven't had since the days of Rypien, Jurgensen, and Theisman. The Redskins moved up to secure the No.2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and likely their quarterback for the next ten years. The signing of Robert Griffin III isn't just the signing of an upgrade. It's the acquisition of a franchise face.

When I think of the Colts, I will always think of Peyton Manning. The Packers, Aaron Rodgers (very recently it was Brett Favre). The Eagles, Michael Vick. The Bears, Brian Urlacher.

These are franchise faces. They are marketable, they are heroes of their team. Robert Griffin III is walking into more than just a quarterback slot, he's walking into a leadership role with a deprived fanbase. Redskins Nation has been picked up, and torn down in recent years by the whimsical nature of Redskins front office spending. The Donovan McNabb's and Albert Haynesworth's, those are part of the past. Or so it would seem.

The Redskins appear to be moving in the right direction. Forward. Towards a new team, a new era, and a new franchise. I, for one, won't be caught blinking, because I don't want to miss a second of what's in store.

Hail.

Follow me on Twitter @ArmyRedskin

Check out more of my stuff on my website, The Burgundy Warpath.

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