There is a code red in Washington and the situation is urgent! The Redskins quarterbacks are a disaster and they need to be evacuated immediately.
This past Sunday I made my first ever trip to FedEx Field, attending the week 13 match-up between the Redskins and Jets. I got to see the stadium, and experience the atmosphere, both of which were awesome.
What I saw on the field though was disturbing. A game in which the Redskins led, or were tied for the lead throughout the entire game until the 5 minute mark in the 4th quarter, and then they totally imploded. Losing to an offensive challenged Jets team 34-19. Even though the Redskins were in this game throughout, Rex Grossman was disengaged the entire game looking lackadaisical, and injured. Grossman was bad in every aspect. His foot work was terrible, leading to inaccurate passes intended for receivers he stared down. Grossman finished the game 19-40 passing.
While leaving the stadium, news broke of suspensions for TE Fred Davis, and OT Trent Williams. They will miss the final 4 games of the season for violating the NFL drug policy. These two guys are arguably the Redskins to biggest building blocks on the offensive side of the ball. With Shanahan having a reputation for only wanting good character guys on his team, there are questions now whether or not he will try to trade either player. I’m hoping that the organization decides to keep them, knowing they are both impact players. They will need both if Washington has a rookie quarterback starting next season.
Besides quarterback, the other glaring hole on the Redskins offense would be at the wide receiver position. Like the quarterbacks the Redskins had over the past couple years, the wide outs have all been retreds. If the Redskins are serious about developing a young QB next season they will need an outside presence. Santana Moss seems to be old, or just an after thought in Mike Shanahan’s offense.
I understand that no major roster changes will happen for the rest of this season. I’m fine with that. At this pace, the Redskins will secure a top 5 selection in the 2012 draft quicker than you can say any of these quarterbacks names: Robert Griffin III, Landry Jones, or Matt Barkley. Who knows, maybe Andrew Luck’s stock drops some and he doesn’t go number one overall? The point: There will be talented (hopefully franchise) quarterbacks available when Washington is on the clock! I can’t take another round of horrible or washed up quarterbacks! The list is already too long: Rex Grossman, Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Mark Brunell, Patrick Ramsey, Brad Johnson, Jeff George… AAAHHHHH make it stop!!!