Is there some sort of sick conspiracy against all Redskins fans?
Woke up this morning to some snow here in England but the matter responsible for the shiver up my spine was not the white flakes it was the news Rex Grossman is now Washington’s starting quarterback.
With the team 5-8 and out of the playoffs there is absolutely no point sticking in sexy Rexy for three weeks.
Yes Donovan McNabb has not been playing at a Pro Bowl level in 2010. This is not all his fault though. The offensive line has had injuries and lack of talent all season and the Redskins running game has been as consistent as a concussed crocodile.
The team has made so many humongous silly mistakes that installing Rex into the starting line-up seems to match the rest of the insanity.
Lets look at some of the ascending chickens (cock-ups):
- Failed to persuade Chargers WR Vincent Jackson to depart the West Coast, leaving the team with a weak WR crew. In 13 games Redskins WRs have scored a TOTAL of 6 touchdowns. Jackson scored 3 in one game on Thursday just gone. Any team that had any degree of reliance in Joey Galloway is clearly in trouble. Lets not even mention former high draft picks Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly.
- Special teams have been special needs, and that is being disrespectful to anyone who has any form of special needs. Graham Gano has missed 10 field goals, has not converted one of 5o yards or over, and has even managed to have a punt blocked. The signs were there in Week 2 when he missed a field goal in OT against the Texans.
- Turned Michael Vick from a dog killer to an MVP candidate in just one game. Vick passed for four scores and ran a further two in, en-route to an Eagles Monday Night massacre of the Redskins in front of a global audience.
- After 13 weeks the team is dead last in defensive yards allowed, averaging a ball aching 394.8 yards a game.
Perhaps the most bizarre statistic for the Burgundy and Gold after 13 weeks is the fact the team is Plus 1 in turnover ratio. Proof that again the finger of blame should not point simply at McNabb. Donovan may have fumbled a pretty poor 10 times so far but only one of them ended up being recovered by an opponent. Donovan has already surpassed 3,000 passing yards in 2010, the eighth time in his career he has broken the 3k barrier.
In the past three seasons (including this one) the ‘prolific’ Rex Grossman has thrown for a mind-blowing 334 yards – that’s a remarkable average of 7.4 yards a game.
The worst part of all of this is because the Redskins DID manage to get 5 wins in the first 10 weeks of this season they will miss out on the very top college prospects – Andrew Luck and Heisman winner Cam Newton.
This team is just one big joke – and to top it off they face the Cowboys this weekend, who will be hell-bent on revenge following their ‘holding call’ loss in Week 1.
Someone wake me up when this nightmare is all over.