Monday, October 31, 2011
Right on Schedule (Part 1 of 3)
Written by CWBYH8R
Every media outlet in the DMV had their own opinion about the Redskins in late August, but they all were saying the same thing...no better than 8-8, and that's probably a stretch. Now I'm no math major or anything but I'm pretty sure that puts the Skins right on schedule at this point in the season. But if you listen carefully to the radio, or read the Post, maybe even turn on the local sports show..you would think that we were in Miami talking about the Dolphins. As long as the Skins are still competing at a high level, win or lose..that's OK with me. Whether or not anybody wants to admit it, we're rebuilding. But the performance I witnessed yesterday was unacceptable..whether you're fighting for the playoffs or going through a down season.
So now that we've been shutout, lost 3 straight, and have fallen to 3-4..it's time to get rid of the coaches, players, and maybe even Bruce Allen. Wait a second, I don't know if I sound more like the local media or an emotional teenage girl. Everyone knew that we weren't going to be very good this year, but now that that's happening..fans are ready to blow it up. If you feel like the Skins gave you false hope starting 3-1, or that maybe you feel as though they've let you down somehow...then you're probably right. But you should be used to it by now...hell we're Skins fans!
When a coach is hired in the NFL you should expect a 4-year window to turn things around and right the ship. We're in year two, and there isn't one fan out there who can tell me that we're worse off now than we were last year. We're starting to put the right pieces together, but we still have aways to go.
It's a bumpy road Skins fans, always has been, always will be...but the true Redskin fans will hang on throughout. Everyone else will jump off along the way. And I say good riddance!
Stay patient, stay passionate...
-Check back in tomorrow to catch part 2 of this article when I talk about Shanahan's press conference, Brian Mitchell's swagger, & the future of Chris Cooley.