The great debate
By Jason Woodmansee
As a Redskins fan, there are two paths one could take after this awful loss.
Option 1 - The glass is half full. Listen, it’s game 3 of a season with a new coach, new QB, and a ton of new players - to be 1-2 is not a huge deal. Some other teams that are currently 1-2 include the Cowboys, Giants, Vikings, and Chargers -- that’s not bad company. Everyone acknowledges that this is a rebuilding year and lots of people picked the Redskins to finish under .500. At least the running game seemed to be much better -- which could show some balance in the offense down the road. This is no time to panic.
Option 2 - The glass is empty and broken on the floor. The Redskins are a holding penalty away from 0-3. They demonstrated that they can choke away a big lead to a decent team (Texans) or get blown out by a horrible team (Rams). The offensive line is a mess and Clinton Portis got benched (let’s not even get started on the special teams). This loss means that they go into the McNabb Bowl next week totally out of sync while Michael Vick is playing like the pre-prison Michael Vick. The Redskins show yet again that they can’t win the games that they are supposed to. Perhaps Shanahan 2.0 will be much like Joe Gibbs 2.0 -- has the game passed him by? It is the perfect time to panic.
I am trying very hard to convince myself that we’re dealing with Option 1. Stay tuned.
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