The NY Giants proved they are a playoff team defensively by eliminating our inconsistent Washington Redskins by the score of 19-10.
It is a team sport, so one cannot blame the loss on any certain player or coach. The offensive line did not protect quarterback Kirk Cousins very well causing him to have a subpar game with two interceptions as he was pressured and sacked several times. One interception was probably due to the receiver falling down and the other interception was a late throw resulting in a bad throw. In the defensive struggle, the Redskins offense could not get good drives going consistently.
There is that word again, inconsistent.
If I had to sum up the season in one word, it would be our Washington Redskins were inconsistent. Although the Redskins had a winning record for the 2nd season in a row, inconsistency led to losing at least 4 games they could have won if the had been consistent in the redzone and on defense. In 2017, I am sure that being consistent will be the focus.
This 2016 offense had the talent to be one of the most productive offenses in the NFL. However, inconsistency in the red-zone kept the team from winning games. This team had the talent to win every game they played, but inconsistency on defense played a big part in the losses. Inconsistency in the red-zone also played a big part. Inconsistency with our field-goal kicker played a part also. Inconsistency with penalties also played a part as some games we had alot of penalties, some that should not happen after pre-season i.e., procedure penalties.
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We can build on two consecutive winning seasons. I believe our General Manager Scot McCloughan will give us another great draft as he did in 2015 and 2016. I do believe our Top 5 quarterback Kirk Cousins will be given a longterm deal, Jordan Reed will be back along with Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder. Barring injury, I expect to see our three running-backs back in 2017 (Robert Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown). I have a feeling DeSean Jackson will not be part of the 2017 Washington Redskins.
I also think possible coaching changes will occur with our offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator. I would like to see offensive line coach Bill Callahan be the offensive coordinator calling the offensive plays since he knows the offense, language, players, our o-line and offense plus his experience as a head-coach with the Super Bowl Oakland Raiders. That would let us see more running plays in the redzone and less fades and passes on 1st and goal.
Whatever our General Manager Scot McCloughan and President Bruce Allen do will be done to make our Washington Redskins a consistent playoff caliber team both offensively, defensively, and on special teams. I still believe we will see our Washington Redskins winning the NFC Championship and a Super Bowl soon. We have been trending upward since General Manager Scot McCloughan joined the Redskins organization. He has given us talented, fast, young, physical, smart football players through the NFL Drafts to make us winners for more than one season, He has been here for 2 seasons, thus 2 winning seasons and he will fix that which needs to be fixed.
So, time to look at a positive future for our Washington Redskins in 2017. The 2017 NFL Draft will have some great young, talented players at all positions for GM Scot to evaluate for our Redskins team.
So, keep the faith, keep hope alive, and HAPPY NEW YEAR my Redskins fans friends.