Redskins Fans Look To A New Chapter And A New Attitude In D.C.

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Jan 10, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; A Washington Redskins fans holds a sign from the stands during the Redskins' game against the Green Bay Packers in the first half in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

It is a brand new week and Free Agency is stirring up excitement. Our Washington Redskins are having veterans visit and I believe we will see two more Free Agents signed. Veteran defensive tackle Bennie Logan from the Philadelphia Eagles is visiting with the Redskins today. In 2016, the 6’2″ 315-pound lineman had 2.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 16 solo tackles. I think most of us Redskins fans like the recent Free Agents Bruce Allen has signed to help our Defense, D-line and Safety and Wide Receiver positions. DL Terrell McClain, DL Stacy McGee and S D.J. Swearinger.

Washington also re-signed TE Vernon Davis.

I believe with the addition of WR Terrelle Pryor and the re-signing TE Vernon Davis, have the Redskins with the tallest receiving corps in the NFL. Other than Jamison Crowder, all arover 6′ tall. If Josh Doctson, Terrelle Pryor Sr, Vernon Davis, and Jordan Reed are on the field at the same time, we will have the tallest receiving corps, plus good blocking tight-ends.

We lost Rashad “Rocket” Ross to the 49ers but Maurice Harris is 6’3″ and I believe he will step up for our Redskins offense in the 2017 season. Also on the roster is Derek Carrier, 249 pounds of slobberknocking blocking, who is 6’4″ tall and an experienced veteran. Niles Paul is 6’1″ tall, and little known TE Wes Saxton is in his 2nd year and is 6’4″. Why this height issue is important is it give our receivers and quarterback Kirk Cousins a big advantage over shorter defenders since they can outjump who has them covered. Plus legendary head-coach Joe Gibbs carried 5 tight-ends and they helped with rushing touchdowns in the “red zone”, calling this his “Jumbo Package”.

It is time to move on past the recent negative yellow journalism, firing of GM Scot McCloughan, losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon plus popular “Big Swaggy” Chris Baker.

It is NOT how we start off but how we FINISH 2017 that matters. From what I see on our current roster plus more free agency possible, and the 2017 NFL Draft in April with 10 picks, I am excited and optimistic about our team in 2017. Our new Offensive and Defensive coordinators were promoted from in-house and know our team, players, strengths and their individual room for improvement. No new language, no new systems to be implemented.


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I do expect more balance and more run plays especially in the red zone by the offense and more pressure by our defense. I am as excited as a fat kid with a box of Twinkies about having “The Enforcer” D.J. Swearinger and Josh Norman working together. I predict that combo will be “eye opening” and we shall see more interceptions and less touchdowns given up.

Let us start off this brand new week with positive thinking and supporting our President and acting GM Bruce Allen and staff. Ignore negative media, opinion-vented articles by “journalist” who love to find something negative to write about our Redskins.

Lastly, I am asking all my readers to tweet @NFL and protest the fact that the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants both have easier schedules than  Washington does, Since they were in the playoffs, they are supposed to have harder schedules than our team. It is unfair, and it was obvious in 2016 the NFL gave our team the hardest schedule they could. I believe the Cowboys and Giants receive more attention and are favorites, but that is just my opinion.

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