Hogs Haven Predicts Disappointment By Sept 16th
I don't know how many Redskins blogs and web sites you frequent, but I try to keep up with a handful of them. Among them, is Hogs Haven. These guys are true, down-to-earth Redskins fans, and they usually tell it like it is.
In the midst of all the "Football Jesus" celebrations now that the team has signed Robert Griffin III, they've mostly kept a level head about things concerning the team's chances for the upcoming season. However, in a recent article by Parks Smith, they are predicting disappointment for the Redskins faithful by September 16th when we travel to face the Rams.
True, this is our fifth year in a row having to play against St. Louis. True, we have struggled against them in the past five meetings, with an average score of 16 - 15 in favor of the Rams. And true, travelling to their stadium doesn't help our chances, because their stadium blows.
But, I'd like to dispute his claims that the Skins will be looking at a losing record by this point of the season and that the season is pretty much over. It's the second game of the regular season, and also the team's second straight road game. In face, the Skins' home opener won't occur until the following week against the Bengals on Sept 23.
I'm sorry, but I don't see this team with it's level of talent losing to a St. Louis team that hasn't been very effective in god-knows-how-long. Jeff Fisher may get the ship in shape, but it's not going to happen this year. They'll be better, that's for sure, but they won't be better than the Redskins that soon.
Other than RG3, there's very little turnover to worry about where it matters for the Redskins. We've added a pair of receivers and bolstered the O-Line a bit. The Defense, which ranked 13th in the NFL in 2011, is mostly the same group of guys. They're not looking to get worse.
When you have Jim Haslett going into his third year with this group of guys, things are definitely going to get better.
Mr. Smith, I appreciate your honesty and I appreciate that you avoid all the idol worship that's been going on in D.C. lately, but I don't appreciate you saying that we're looking at mediocrity this year.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments.