Posts Tagged ‘John Pappas’
It didn’t take long, just a matter of hours, before Mike Shanahan was sent packing, dragging his golden parachute behind as he left Washington.
But then something funny happened, Bruce Allen assumed the mantle of traditional GM, conducted a coaching search, and landed a young up and coming coordinator to take the helm at Redskins Park.
Now that’s different.
This week the boys break down the end of the Shanahan era in D.C. They assess the new head coach Jay Gruden and wonder if this hire was telegraphed.
Then there’s the players. This offseason is one of the most important ones in years for the Redskins. With all the needs, the team cannot afford to get it wrong. The boys identify the holes and discuss the likelihood of key players such as Brian Orakpo and DeAngelo Hall staying in Washington.
The Redskins trotted out a new quarterback, and achieved the same results; losing their sixth straight game, this time to the Falcons.
But this game was different. Kirk Cousins had flashes of real effectiveness with the offense, and at times you thought; ‘this is how it is supposed to look.’
This week the boys break down Cousins’ performance. They look at what he did well, and not so well. Coach-watch is underway, and the boys look at the chances of a Mike Shanahan return.
By the way; it’s Dallas week.
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.
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.