Cheers to a younger, smarter offseason

As the hopefuls rally, the skeptics form and the long-time, hardcore fans settle in for another offseason full of uncertainty, hope and more uncertainty, what I think we should all be hoping for is a strike – as strikes seem to bode very well for the Redskins.

Who can forget the 1982-83 season, the players went on strike, seven games were canceled and the Redskins wound up the regular season at 8-1 then defeated the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII 27-17.

In 1987-88, the players went on strike, one game was canceled and three other games were played with replacement players. The Redskins wound up the regular season with an 11-4 record and defeated the Broncos in Super Bowl XXII 42-10.

Then we went on to prove that we can even win a Super Bowl on non-strike years in 91-92.

But now we are coming up on 20 years of not being in the Super Bowl and I’d be very surprised if at this point, the Redskins can turn so much around in an off season to make a run online casino at the Superbowl.

Shanahan and Allen both said they want the Redskins to get younger over the offseason, which means this draft will be a key to getting that philosophy going. But what does that say for our Super Bowl chances?

What do the fans do in the meantime besides sit back and watch another draft go down, another year of screaming “Playoffs” after the first 4 games and then “We Are Rebuilding” the next 12 or 14 games, respectively.

Come on, Snyder. I”m tired of people throwing their fingers in my face, online casinos ranting about the dysfunction of the organization I grew up with and loved like a brother I never had.

I defend the Redskins wholeheartedly, but this has got to be a turnaround season, this season has got to show us that who is at the top should stay at the top.

Since I am ranting, I”d like to end with this:
After watching the Super Bowl, I had to think back to that 2005 draft and what sticks in my mind is the 9th pick we got Carlos Rogers and in the 24th, the Green Bay Packers picked Aaron Rodgers. Of course this was the same draft that we picked up Jason Campbell as the 25th pick, right after Aaron Rodgers. It goes without saying, had we drafted Rodgers and not Rogers, we might be a different team. But I think it also goes without saying that Allen and Shanahan had better step up and make Non-Snyderesque decisions in this offseason and do what they are supposed to do — evaluate talent and look toward the future.

In other words, whose idea was it to get rid of Jason Campbell in lieu of McNabb?

I think maybe Shanahan and Allen should not only think about getting younger this offseason, but also think about getting smarter as well.

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