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Bombs Away

22 Dec

I want Redskins Park to look like Hiroshima. Drop a fucking atom bomb on their ass. Right now.

What I hope happens to the Redskins

Blow it up. Blow the team up and start over. Seriously. The Monday night game against the New York Giants was something that just made you want to waterboard yourself. It was that bad. There were no positives for the Redskins coming out of that game. Not one thing. And while this isn’t the worst game that the Redskins have ever played, it definitely ranks as one of the top 10. It’s no secret that the Redskins are doing terribly this season, but they had seemed to be improving. In the past 5 games, their offense was moving up and down the field more effectively and scoring on opponents. It was the Skins greatest weakness and it seemed that they were moving in the right direction. Hell, we almost beat the Saints for goodness sake. But all of that was quickly forgotten when the Giants showed up at FedEx Field last night.

The play calling was some of the worst that I’ve ever seen in my entire life. The worst being the fake field goal at the end of the first half. Down 24-0 with a 4th down on the Giants 20 yard line, the Skins decide to go for a fake field goal. Definitely not a horrible idea. I mean, it worked against the Broncos and it’s always nice to surprise the defense with something they don’t expect. However, the Giants called a timeout as soon as they saw the fake field goal formation. So what do the Redskins do? They don’t change the play at all and try to go for the fake field goal anyway. Now, I might be wrong here, but isn’t the point of a fake field goal to catch your opponent off guard? Therefore, if they’ve seen you about to attempt it, why would you attempt it again? I mean, were they thinking that maybe the Giants would forget what they just saw?! Maybe one of the Redskins linemen told the entire Giants team that all of their shoes were untied in an attempt to distract them from the super awesome fake field goal. Whatever, it’s not even worth my energy to try to rationalize this.

The players continue to disappoint. I don’t know if they just don’t have the skills or if the playcalling and coaching is hindering them or if they just have the worst luck in the world, but the players aren’t making plays. Jason Campbell couldn’t make the clutch play (or even the easy play), the O-Line couldn’t block Paris Hilton from getting to the quarterback, the wide receivers….I’ll let them slide only because it’s hard to get the ball when the quarterback doesn’t throw it or is on his back most of the game, the cornerbacks continued to improve on their impression of pieces of toast, the safeties forgot that this was tackle football and not two-hand touch, and the special teams players just (I lack the energy to think of another funny metaphor) suck. I either saw players that had no heart and had quit on the game or players that continued to fight but didn’t have the skill to compete. And both combinations harvest the same results–a 4-10 record.

Like I said, blow it up. Before this game, I mostly wanted to keep Jason Campbell and Coach Zorn for another year to see how things went with the new GM and I wanted them to focus on improving the offensive line. I like both Jason Campbell and Coach Zorn as people. They seem to really be trying hard and just never get the dice to roll in their favor. However, now I want both Jason Campbell and Coach Zorn gone, as well as Coach Blache (defensive coordinator), Coach Smith (special teams coach)–as a matter of fact, fire all of the coaches–Clinton Portis, Ladell Betts, Santana Moss, Antwaan Randel El, LaRon Landry, and the entire offensive line. I wouldn’t even mind trading Chris Cooley, a fan favorite and someone who consistently produces on the field, for a draft pick or another player of need. We need a complete overhaul. Before this game, I wasn’t only a Redskins fan, but I was also a fan of Redskins players. But now, I hold no loyalty to any of these players. I want the Redskins team to become successful again and to do that there are major changes that still need to be made. Unfortunately, my attitude towards players now is “fuck ’em”. If they can’t produce, get them off my team. Period.

In case anyone needs further clarification, this illustration might help.

It is impossible for me to explain the devastation, embarrassment, disappointment, anger, and frustration that has been accumulating since Dan Snyder took over as the owner of the Redskins in 1999. Every year, fans would convince ourselves that we were one or two pieces away from being a great, or even elite, football team. It took me 10 years to realize that we are not one or two pieces away from being even a decent team. There are many things that need to be fixed and because of that, Bruce Allen needs to clean house and start over. Bring on Mike Shanahan….

–thatdamafrican

Jim Zorn a Real Life Charlie Brown

22 Dec

Charlie Brown is a loveable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a “permanent case of bad luck,” and often taken advantage of by his peers. However he also has a sense of reality about him, usually making sarcastic jibes or using quick-witted remarks to point out the often ridiculous actions of some of the other characters.

I think its pretty clear. Replace Charlie Brown with Jim Zorn in that paragraph and you got yourself a perfect Washington Post article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Brown