December 12th, 2013
Wednesday’s Mike Shanahan press conference was one of the most fascinating events in recent Redskins history. The current situation presents so many compelling subplots, we hardly know where to begin.
The conventional wisdom is Shanahan will soon be gone, dismissed by Daniel Snyder. But on the way out a story was leaked saying Shanahan wanted to quit at the end of last year because of Snyder’s favoritism towards Robert Griffin III. Further, Shanahan has benched Griffin in favor of Kirk Cousins starting the rest of the year. Shanahan claims it is to protect Griffin, but what will this say about Griffin if Cousins is successful? And what of the news that Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen were briefed in advance on the benching of Griffin? Does that change the subplot?
This week the boys do their best to deconstruct current events. They ask the tough questions about Shanahan’s motives and Griffin’s development; and what these mean for the future. And is that Pappas sticking up for Dan Snyder?
Note: A lot of emotion in this week’s episode, which brings some salty language and strong opinions, which do not necessarily reflect those of the show.
December 4th, 2013
If this team doesn’t start winning games soon they could be the worst team in 20 seasons. And this among 20 seasons of bad football in Washington.
This week the boys discuss how epically bad this team is right now. From the offense, to the defense and special teams, the play-calling and the coaching – nothing seems to be going right.
They look into their crystal ball at the road ahead and examine the subplots around this horrible season of Redskins’ football.
November 27th, 2013
The game against San Francisco exposed a team that may be in the process of giving up on the year and the coach. What was unthinkable just a few weeks ago is now front and center; is this team about to make another change at the top?
It is not what anyone was after; but in the wake of poor effort and horrible execution; the specter of more change in Washington is front and center.
This week the boys discuss the collapse against the 49ers on national TV. They assess a horrific performance by Robert Griffin III and ask whether he is the man for the job right now.
And they wonder what the future holds for this coaching staff and roster.
November 13th, 2013
In Minnesota, the Redskins let down – in every area of the game. After a fantastic first half; they allowed 20 unanswered points to lose to one of the worst teams in the league. It was an epic collapse; one that spelled the potential doom for coach and roster alike, along with the specter of another lost season.
This week the boys take a look at the debacle in the dome. They take stock of the current staff and players, and ask whether another seven game run is possible.
Of course, there is also a game to be played this weekend.
November 6th, 2013
When you put up 500 total yards, over 200 on the ground, convert 70% of your third downs, and score 30 points; you are probably going to have a good day.
This week the boys break down the big Redskins overtime win against the Chargers. The offense was clicking on all cylinders and the defense made one of the biggest goal-line stands in years. Special teams still needs work but Washington took an important step in saving a season.
Does this win make it all better? No, but another victory in Minnesota could be a big step in the right direction.