I've taken some heat on this site before, even being called "fair weathered" which I really am not. I'm as realistic as you can be when it comes to being a fan. I'm passionate about the Redskins and just never understand some of their moves when it comes to anything. I understand why Shanny has the O line we do, to help with the Zone Blocking scheme. But let's be honest, these guys are getting BLOWN off the line, not giving Griffin any time. They played well last year, but I've been calling it for awhile.
The only true player we have on that line is Trent Williams, who is going to want to be paid highly when he's contract is up. During this past Cowboys game it seemed as if Will Montgomery couldn't even get the snap count right nor hold is own when it came to blocking. There was one play that still stands out in my mind from Sunday night, and it was where Griffin dropped back to pass, and he had some time, but then it seriously looked as if Chris Chester, Will Montgomery just gave up on blocking, result of the play was an incomplete pass, and Griffin being forced out of the pocket. This offensive line is horrendous and will do nothing but eventually get Griffin hurt again. We as a team can't have a "franchise quarterback" with nobody to protect him, it makes NO sense. We have the weapons, Garcon, Hankerson, Reed, Morris.. But if you can't win at the line, you aren't going to get any type of positive yardage, instead each play you run will just look like a mess.
Something needs to be done, yes I'm talking free agency already but clearly they haven't had an o lineman pan out yet from the draft. Michal Oher, and Alex Mack are free agents after this season, Oher obviously a true right tackle and Mack and solid Center. As for the defense, what happened to basic football skills. Wrapping up, I'm tired of seeing the opposing offensive player get missed by 3 Redskins defenders, it's embarrassing. Orakpo is a free agent after this year, and to be honest with you I have no clue on what I'd like to see them do with him. I do know he will be asking for a lot of money but I seriously hope whatever money they have they use to upgrade at an area where we need it the most. DeAngelo Hall HAS to be released, they should of never brought him back even if it was for cheaper money, he is shaky. He will have a good game, then crap the bed the next 4 games and do nothing but get us costly penalties.
I believe the team should go back to a 4-3 and get big body D tackles up front. Keenan Robinson will be back next year and Perry Riley has made improvements. Possibly bringing back Nick Barnett could make us have a decent LB corps. There are some available free agents after this year in the secondary which I think should be addressed. I would like to see some money being spent on either 1 offensive lineman free agent, and 1 corner, or 2 offensive lineman. If none of that happens and they opt for strictly the draft, then Dan Snyder has to do whatever it takes to bring in Lovie Smith as D-coord. Bring him in as d coordinator and basically hand over the head coaching spot once Shanny's five years are up. It's time for someone in that organization to wake up, and get this team out of the f*cking basement. Too many games that are nationally televised have made us look embarrassing.