Looking for the bright side
I've used the "Good, the bad and the ugly" bit a few times to recap Redskins games this year. I'd use it again, but I honestly can't think of anything to put into the "good" category.
Let me start looking. The Redskins had six turnovers and had no offensive consistency to speak of, so it wasn't the offense. Donovan McNabb made several dumb plays and maybe a total of two nice passes, so it wasn't that. And the Redskins are missing two draft picks because they traded for him. OK, let's move on.
Well, maybe the quarterback the Redskins jettisoned to get McNabb is doing poorly! That would be a good thing, right? Otherwise it may look like the Redskins made a terrible mistake. No, Jason Campbell ran for a touchdown and passed for another as the Raiders won at San Diego.
Speaking of players the Redskins don't have anymore, what about the fact that Devin Thomas was signed by the Giants this week? I mean, we all know he's no good - this must have harmed the Giants in some way, right? Ah, no - he was a special teams monster, contributing more to the Giants in this one game than he did for the Redskins his whole career.
What about the defense? The new 3-4 scheme and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was supposed to improve upon the only bright spot from last year. Oh, the Giants rushed for almost 200 yards and made them look silly. But Albert Haynesworth, the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL contributed, right? Hmmm, no, he wasn't even active.
Let's look at the rest of the division. The Eagles won on Thursday, but the Cowboys were playing in Indy. No way that they won there -- oh, I guess they did. This means that my main goal for the season - not coming in last place - is in jeopardy.
Well, perhaps the rest of the schedule is a cakewalk. Let's see - Bucs, Cowboys, Jags and then the Giants again. Ooh boy - they could realistically lose them all.
But what about the future? This is a rebuilding year with a new coaching staff and a lot of new players - maybe we'll get 'em next year. Let's see - the Redskins are the oldest team in the league and, as mentioned before, are trading away draft picks. So, not so much.
So, in the end, the only positive I can come up with is that the season is almost over. When do pitchers and catchers report?
| December 6, 2010; 12:21 PM ET
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