Shop for Washington Redskins gear at Fanatics.com

WFT:What to watch for.

Listen, for those who follow pro sports…for this blogger, mlb, nba, nfl, nhl…over the past few decades, poor starts should not concern a fan base that much. It is not where you start but where you finish in pro sports.

That being said, WFT is right in the thick of things with ‘the real season’ just beginnng.’  The NFL starts getting fun when the month hits December…TOy drives, festive spirits, DC should think of unveil a nice GO-GO song to go with any TDs as we hopefully stay warm in our homes this COVID holiday.

For those who can go back to Gibbs I, most seasons his team would be floundering somewhat as the calendar turned towards December.  Gibbs had a near perfect December record–he like most of these great coaches knew that September football is much different than January football.

Coach Rivera has a near perfect December record–probably one of the reasons he is highly regarded amongst NFL circles yet Rivera actually has no Lombardi’s.  This blogger believes year 2–not rebuild and stuff–are normally the year to judge a head coach on his systems…Year 2 for Rivera will not be a hot seat year for him (most likely)…but maybe year 1, we will be wowed.

So far, Rivera has given us about what we expected out of our squad year 1.  None forsees the 1991-1992 WFT squad but it looks like WFT has some meaningful games this season—which in year 1, exceeds expectations.

I mean, once again the gall of ESPN pre season predicitng the outcome of every game. Each season so many factors from player on field improvements and growth to weather to COVID…even today, predicting this month is practically insane for this division.  If I had to pick, I would pick the NYG since they have the tie breaker against WFT so technically are in 1st.  This blogger almost always consider the front runner as the favorites.

Any of these coaches can guide their teams to take the division: With Pedersen in Philadelphia with a ring, McCarthy in DAL (with a ring at GB), the rookie head coach of the NYG Joe Judge of the Belichick tree, Rivera knows that chances are, the season will come down to the last 2 weeks of the season.

So, don’t fret, root, root, root!

WFT is on a run in terms of going 4-0-1 against the spread their last 5 games.  Currently, +8.5 WFT vs Steelers.

Another intrigue is how much will be talked by the MNF broadcast team of the WFTs old identity and logo…will the name change get top billing?  This blogger still believes that is the biggest picture regarding MNF broadcast…as this is WFTs 1st primetime appearance since Floyd, the election and the summer of COVID.  Of course, COVID concerns should lead the broadcast period with Steelers last game being pushed all the way to Wednesday afternoon.

This blogger like the whole nation of football fans over the age of 30 are so sick of that “are you ready for some football?” song.  Actually, the NFL has been having humor with it for years as well knowing it is a tradition worth keeping… But since it is a new decade maybe we can start coming up with new slogans.

People, don’t forget: ultimately, sports–it is for the children. SO, let us laugh and being in good humor.  I mean, who here has Troy Apeke making a game saving Ken Houston type of tackle this month? Or, Jeremy Reaves starring as Superman!


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Redskins Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply