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An assessment of WFT Hours Before The Deaft

An Assessment of the Washington Football Team hours before the NFL draft. Right now I will go out on a limb and say the WFT has its highest expectations since Joe Gibbs came to town for a 2nd time as this team currently, under head coach Ron Rivera, is way ahead of schedule for a team in year 2 of its rebuild.

Some of the highest expectations of any Dan Snyder lead team since Snyder took over as owner in 1997 but to say those expectations are really that high or that many believe in WFT to makethe playoffs and improve for consecutive years goes against any history of a Snyder owned regime.

Yes, folks! Under Snyder’s leadership, WFT has never made back to back playoffs.  A second year in a row seems to be the higher expectations or highest expectations for a WFT team which now is an afterthought in a lot of peoples mind in this Metro area as the team status has been regulated since the organization has been somewhat hijacked by Dan Snyder, by mismanagement, a poor product this century and an overall lack of trust in leadership… but with this being said can we expect a real WFT team (a real capitalized R-E-A-L WFT football), a product that Wows and dominates and is THE leader for the whole NFL, a team that is so much fun to watch that when people turn off the set they’re saying wow that’s a football team, I hope so…

I thought last year in late November and December  with Alex Smith at quarterback, WFT played some excellent football and given the weak division, strong roster, easier strength of schedule and that we played some fantastic football after a slow start I think the sky’s the limit for this seasons club.

Furthermore for all the pundits  who said we don’t have a star or quarterback of the future, we had very solid quarterback play from both Kyle Allen and Taylor Henicke in very limited action.

If Henicke can make it through a season without injury,  he reminds me of a young Trent Green who could never seem to stay on the field for WFT only to go on to star with the Kansas City Chiefs and Kyle Allen is what we love to see out of a player in professional sports, hard work, great effort, gusto and intangibles… Allen’s a quarterback who looks like he’s going to try going through a brick wall unfortunately he apparently actually does something close to that with 260 pound linebackers.

Ryan Fitzpatrick nickname Fitzmagic I’m sure I’ve seen him some Sunday afternoon trying to lead some comeback.. I actually miss the last five minutes of the Washington football Miami 0 win bowl a couple seasons ago where he score and score and went right down the field on Washington football team but before I say he is our answer I have no opinion of him because I actually have yet to see him in burgundy and gold.

So, on the eve of the NFL draft us being really really good exist for a few reasons.

Season 1 Rivera was probably looking to get the most out of his players developed starters and developing players the defense of line in particular and hoped for some good results.  I think WFT 7-9 record even though in a week division has us with high expectations. I think if one speaks to people within WFT park they are much further along schedule then where they thought they were when Rivera took over the team in February of 2020.  PFF rated the WFT roster the 8th best in pro football earlier this week—the sky is the limit.So the expectation is higher.

However Ron Rivera still has not won a Lombardi. Fitz magic or Fitz Patrick in a similar situation reminiscence of the old-school quarterback like old timer Dan Fouts has yet to have a playoff appearance hardly has a winning record as a quarterback and I don’t believe has any playoff wins.

Of course, both the starting quarterback and the head coach are both looking for legacy which puts this team probably in a very very good position in terms of intangibles motivation roster strength of schedule which is not all that strong Right now any accurate pundit would have to put Washington football team behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East and it’s for the following reason: we were not that great even though we played some very good football towards the end of the season.

The hated Dallas Cowboys on the other hand were awful but their star quarterback who has a good record was injured most of the year.

Dak, Prescott he’s been given a $40 million contract and Dallas‘s roster probably is looked at as being down but as of last off season as in a season ago the roster was looked at as having one of the best in the NFL.

For the same reason I don’t put the New York Giants ahead of WFT in this division or the Philadelphia eagles ahead of WFT I put Dallas ahead of WFT and that’s because the three coaches outside of Dallas have won jack.

Yes, Ron Rivera still seems to be on a honeymoon as much as he has a reputation around the league as being a coach players coach he overcame cancer this past season…he’s either got a a reputation of a ‘father’, ‘grandfather’,’uncle’…but if he was to retire today, he would’ve been looked at as a mediocre to good coach but not a great coach. If Dallas Cowboys Mike McCarty already with a super bowl championship actually wins he would be looked as a hall of famer. McCarthy took Aaron Rodgers and got the most out of it Green Bay team won a Super Bowl so folks at least one season McCarty knew exactly what it took to get his organization from a 0-0 start in September to the promised land in the NFL. Experience counts.

Rivera lost in his sole super bowl appearance, McCarty has won.

An unproven Giants and anunproven Eagles coach I just believe since Washington had a better record than  both the Eagles and the Giants by default they’re in second place with 3 coaches who are trying to prove that they are great.

Let’s hope WFT far exceed expectations of just making the playoffs and have that wow factor… but most importantly like I wrote in multiple blogs in last season,  lets laugh…because at the end of the day as much as they are doing their BEST to make this game for ‘Draft Kings’ and every betting gamble addicted site from fantasy to all those

Chicks advertising gambling with chicken wings and stuff in the background THIS GAME is still for the kids…the children, the first graders, the teenagers… so let’s have fun, let’s root for a team no matter who is under center because some still say in town that the quarterback is the second most powerful position here in Washington.


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