I've read many posts from people who are convinced we've taken a step backwards from last year, and who want to rip into every decision and move made. Then, they feel the need to comment on how they're sure they'll get jumped on for their post.
I have a hard time undersanding this mentality. Any of us could scrutinize things and pick out the negative. What fun is that?
I'm a Redskins fan who wants his team to win and wants to believe next season will be better than the last. I could use being a "realist" as an excuse to explain a defeatest attitude. I could find all kinds of reasons to doubt the upcoming season. I just choose not to.
If you aren't starting the season with anticipation of the great things to come, then why even watch? It is a game and it is supposed to bring enjoyment. Even during the hard times we've been subjected to, there have been games that were enjoyable.
I guess those who would rather see the gloom need to convince themselves that the team is going to suck, so if it does, there won't be so much disappointment.
As for me, I'd rather be excited about the season. I can deal with the disappointment if it comes. But, oh if it doesn't, I'll have had the enjoyment of the anticipation as well as the victory. This, to me, is what being a lifelong fan of the Washington Redskins is all about.