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Breaking Down Washington’s Three Top Games in the 2021 Season

What a wild 2020 for Washington, who looked like a team that was going to be lucky to win 4-5 games, and by the time it was all said and done, they were staring at Tom Brady and the Bucs in the NFC Wild Card game in D.C.

While they lost that night, they are a team that will need to be dealt with, and you can see how in 2021 they have plenty of big games to get after home and away.

The team snagged Ryan Fitzpatrick off the free agent wire, and he’s ready to come out and have a huge 2021 season.

Look for Washington to be overall better, and for the team to challenge the best in the NFC.

While there’s a number of great matchups on the Giants slate, including divisional games vs Dallas, the Eagles and Giants, the team also has a number of great games, home and away to look forward to.

Here are the 3 matchups that I’m most looking forward to:

9/26 at Buffalo – Josh Allen and the Bills were the 2nd best club in the AFC a year ago after advancing to the AFC Championship game. Now they take on a Washington team that has to be stopped if ur the Bills, with the number one threat being that defense that can get to Allen. Don’t lose sight of this battle early in the season.

10/24 at Green Bay – Everything in 2021 for the Packers centers around Aaron Rodgers and what’s going to happen to the franchise QB’s contract as he looks ahead to want to get out of cheese land and head out west in the 2021 season. If Rodgers is gone, they will likely turn to young QB Jordan Love, who is nowhere near Rodgers. Let’s see if Washington can score the upset on the road.

11/29 at Seattle – The Hawks at home are a team that no one wants to go up against, as they are as good as any team in the entire NFL. Give them credit, they’ve built the ’12th Man’ award and fans eat it up year in and year out. With this being prime time, it won’t be an easy one for Washington to hang with Russell Wilson and company.

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Go Washington!

The Washington Redskins 2021 Schedule Has Been Released

Talk about coming out of nowhere.

That was exactly what Washington did in 2020, as they went on a late season run starting with an upset win over the undefeated Steelers, who were 11-0, and by the time it was over they had found a way to take home the NFC East.

While needing a nickname is still paramount, the team itself is still looking to get better in 2021, and in doing this the team went out and got veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to come in and be the team’s starting quarterback.

Wednesday the league and Washington and the rest of the NFL found out who they will play when. Here is the team’s slate for the upcoming season:

Washington 2021 Schedule

Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 2: TNF vs. New York Giants, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Week 3: at Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 4: at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 5: vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 6: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 7: at Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 8: at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 11: at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 12: MNF vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Week 13: at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 14: vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 15: at Philadelphia Eagles, TBD
Week 16: SNF at Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
Week 17: vs.Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 18: at New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

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Here’s hoping that Washington wins the division and goes even further this season!

WFT Adds QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to Their Roster with One-Year Deal

Veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is heading to Washington, coming to terms with the Washington Football Team on a one-year deal that could be worth as much as $12 million.

Currently the deal is a one-year deal worth $10 million.

Fitz is no stranger to joining new teams, as this will be his 9th team in the NFL.

He played the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins, and before that spent two years with the Bucs. In 2015 he played with the Jets for two seasons.

The WFT has been looking for a quarterback after the release of Alex Smith, and right now their roster of quarterbacks included just Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.

Fitzpatrick started 20 games for the Dolphins, including seven in 2020 while getting youngster and first-round pick rookie Tua Tagovailoa ready to take over the job full-time.

In 16 seasons, Fitzpatrick has started 146 games and completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 34,977 yards with 223 touchdowns and 169 interceptions.

WFT Could Have Done a Lot Worse in Deciding to Dump Alex Smith and Look for a QB

This blogger does not think we should be doing much in terms of free agency except players who the scouting department seen have incredible strengthens or coachabilities. Etc.

If a player is extremely fast like the struggling Cincinnati Bengals WR Jonathan Ross—heck, Ross won an Island from Reebok for his speed—trade for him and line him up and use his speed, on every route, period. That is what are scouts are paid to be looking at film on YouTube every minute they can this whole offseason, right.

Yes. Our coaches also know our opponents so hopefully between coffee and crumpets they are watching every play of every opponent and game planning for as many wins as possible. Some say it is a long offseason, some disagree.

But what this blogger would like to see our GM staff do is have the guts to target a primetime player off the roster of a team or high in the draft and go get him.

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Alex Smith’s WFT Career Will Be Remembered for ‘Oh So Many’ Reasons

When Alex Smith was traded to Washington little did we know we would be watching the beginning of a movie that epic to that of the old Stewart all time classic, ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’

Alex, thank you for all that you did for the fan base, organization, kids, NFL…anyone, anywhere!.
He left our team with a rivalry so hot within our division–never more heated and more intriguing that it is coming in to this next season and leaving better the NFC East 2020–decade prospects better than last season.

So win or lose in your next stop and our next season, we would like to thank you. But if we face you again expect payback as all players deserve payback when they comeback to face WFT and the Rivera’s regime. However, if anyone is to get a standing O and Presidential’s Secret Service treatment, it shall be you,

Alex!

Thank you!

…For restoring order to WFT, you were a first class act and actor on the level of a qb like an actor like Jimmy Stewart–always full of class and fought until you dropped… thanks for heartfelt seasons as a WFT Qb. Now, let’s go get a Lombardi. WFT, today!

Washington Announces They’ve Dumped QB Alex Smith

In a move that wasn’t a surprise after it was announced he would not be back the other day, Friday Washington made it official they were cutting ties with former 49ers first-round pick Alex Smith.

The team put out a release about the roster move early Friday morning.

Last season Smith was a big reason Washington rallied to win the NFC East and get to the posteason.

He was 5-1 overall as a starter, and earned AP Comeback Player of the Year honors.

Now that Smith is history Washington will have to focus on what QB will be under center for the team in 2021 and beyond.

Some say the team is going to make a big push in free agency, while others think the team will draft a QB and insert them into the lineup day one.

We shall see, but for now the team is done with Smith’s services.

Washington Not Bringing Back QB Alex Smith in 2021

There will be a new signal caller in Washington in 2021, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones are reporting that Alex Smith isn’t expected to be back as the team’s quarterback next season.

The 36-year-old Smith went 5-1 as a starter for Washington last year in helping them win the NFC East. He threw six touchdowns and eight picks for the team.

Smith also earned AP Comeback Player of the Year honors.

The former 49ers and Chiefs quarterback nearly lost his leg and had to have 17 operations to initially repair and later save his leg from amputation.

He missed all of 2019 on the field and wasn’t expected to have much of an impact in 2020, but he would prove the doubters wrong and play well enough for Washington to make the postseason.

It remains to be seen what Washington does at the quarterback spot in 2021, as the team will need to go out and look for either a veteran who can come in and play right away, or draft a quarterback and hope that player can lead the team to another division title.

Our Window Is Now

If it’s up to this blogger, I would be gearing WFT towards next season to striving for the Lombardi or   bust. Every season since 1992s championship, when Washington or (formally the Redskins) has made the playoffs, the following year their teams have stunk. No repeat playoff performances since 1992.

 

There is no continuation from 1 year to the next since Snyder has gained ownership of this organization. This blogger knows at 7-9 (this past season, 2020-2021) for a team that has not had a 12-win season since 1992 asking for the Lombardi in a town that laughs at all the pundits who since 1992 who give us a shot at the Lombardi during the off season and makes the call for the Lombardi because of a LaVar or a Deion or A Haynesworth or a DeSean Jackson signing: foolish. Especially because this team has not performed in a stadium post-Covid conditions and fans, let us get a winning record before calls for the next great squad, right!

 

However, organizations such as the World best in terms of professional championships in America like the New York Yankees always in the off-season are gearing next season towards a championship. A poor season if you are a Yankee player, coach, manager or owner is a season when they don’t bring home a pennant or at least a World Series championship. Here in Washington Football team, that mindset has been replaced by what, that a playoff win will be a successful season year 2 of Rivera and this mindset must change.

 

This blogger believes that our fan base will categorically reject another 8 or 9 year run to making a Super Bowl.  This kind of blueprint is way too long for a Fanbase that has been suffering since 1992 and since Dan purchase the team. We have tried everything. Now is the time to try: raising expectations for a young team that appears too no longer be a surprise to the league.  A 14-2 juggernaut next season will not be looked at as ‘where did this come from?’ as we have won off season respect and awards such as PFF Comeback Player of the Year with Alex Smith, and the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in Chase Young.  Our time is now.