Redskins Turn The Page To 2017 In Dramatic Fashion

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Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
Nov 29, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) celebrates with Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Our Washington Redskins are beginning the Official NFL 2017 season in a dramatic fashion, to say the least. His fault, their fault, nobody’s fault, our General Manager Scot McCloughan has been “released”, fired and will not be with the Washington Redskins this season.

All Pro wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon have been signed by other teams so they are no longer a part of the Redskins offense. Big Swaggy, Chris Baker has signed with another team so the defense will not have Baker back in 2017. Last but not least our starting quarterback is not under a long term contract, but instead under the “exclusive franchise tag.

The feedback I get from my readers and friends motivates me to say THANK YOU to Scot McCloughan for a job well done in 2015 and 2016. We feel our Washington Redskins have improved since he came to us two years ago and he is leaving us with a good foundation. We liked both of his two NFL Drafts and he will be missed. He got us some “football players” which he meant players who are team first, tough, fast, physical, smart, coachable, and of good character.

We also say thank you to DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and it will be hard to fill their shoes. We wish both continued success in the NFL except when they play our Washington Redskins. We will also miss ‘Big Swaggy’ Chris Baker, a fan favorite and a great teammate to his team and locker room mentor.

Being a Washington Redskins is not for everyone. We are overcomers and we rise above all adversity. We do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. So, we will do as we have always done and that is to move on and still support our Washington Redskins. It matters not how we start but it matters how we finish. With Free Agency going on now and the upcoming NFL Draft, we will see some positive transactions.

I suggest to all my fellow Redskins fans who are upset at the firing of Scot McCloughan, losing DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Chris Baker to accept it and look at the sunny side, which will come soon.


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I want every fan to tweet the NFL @NFL and demand they amend the 2017 schedule. The Cowboys and Giants have easier schedules than our Redskins do in the 2017 regular season. It may be an “oversight” or miscalculation on their part, but I suspect it is the usual biased and favoritism.

The Cowboys and Giants owners Jones and Mara are buddies of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. They are partly responsible for Goodell’s being paid about 300 Million over 7 years. One reason our Washington Redskins missed the playoffs by one game was the horrible schedule the NFL gave our team in 2016. In all fairness, our team did blow 4 games or more, but the extra tough, demanding schedule did not help any. I feel if enough of us fans tweet to the NFL about the unfair schedule, the NFL may adjust the schedule. Both the Cowboys and Giants were in the playoffs so they were supposed to have harder schedules than our Redskins in 2017.

Regardless of what your opinion is of our President Bruce Allen, he is perfectly qualified to draft players. I do not think he has the talent to evaluate talent as well as Scot McCloughan had, but he does a good job at selecting players in the NFL Drafts.

Allen was the general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004–2008) and of the Washington Redskins (2010–2014). Allen also was a senior executive with the Oakland Raiders (1996–2003). He won the George Young Executive of the Year award with the Oakland Raiders during their AFC Championship year in 2002. So he is qualified and has a large amount of experience. Allen is a highly respected lawyer also and has fought long and hard against those who demand we change the name, trademark, and logo of our team in court battles. His patriotism and respect for the Military has helped a great relationship with our Armed Forces.

When Bruce Allen was a young boy, his father George Allen was our Redskins head coach from 1971 through 1977 and never had a losing season. His lifetime winning record was .667, which is 2 out of 3 wins. Bruce Allen grew up loving our Washington Redskins teams and believes as his father did, “The Future Is Now.” He has that competitive “fire in the belly” of a winner.

He told me his father George Allen considered the word “Packers” a dirty word. That was George Allen’s sense of humor as he and Vince Lombardi were rivals as George was with the Chicago Bears and Lombardi was with the Giants, then head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Point is that our President and currently acting General Manager also has Washington Redskins deep roots. He loves our team. We need to support him and respect his leadership.

Popularity is a fleeting thing. When Bruce Allen drafted Robert Griffin III (the only NFL GM who could have pulled that deal off), he was very popular with many Redskins fans. Then he drafted Kirk Cousins in the 4th Round of the same 2012 Draft and that was an unpopular draft by many in the Washington D.C. area. Drafting A-Train Alfred Morris made Allen popular, Although without all the facts, many are blaming Bruce Allen for GM Scot McCloughan being released/fired. Regardless of popularity, our President Bruce Allen is dedicated to our Washington Redskins.

If you read any articles by yellow journalist, look for facts instead of the writer’s vented opinions which are not facts. We need to follow the transactions our Redskins make in free agency and keep up with the Kirk Cousins “signing” possibility. It will be exciting to follow the 2017 NFL Draft in April. Then we have OTA’s, mini-camps, Training Camp coming up.

It’s not how we start off but how we finish up. I am positive our 2017 Washington Redskins will have a playoff caliber team in all three phases (offense, defense, special teams). We will have new offensive coordinator and new defensive coordinator but they came from the ranks, so know the language, players. Promoting from within shows confidence in how our team is progressing, Our Washington Redskins will take back the NFC East Division Crown and back to the playoffs. HAIL HTTR.

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