Despite our 3-0 start, most analysts, experts, journalists, and fans have picked the Skins to lose both the Denver game and the KC game. This naturally has led to a seemingly endless stream of threads and/or rants on how we get no respect from the "mediots." I admit that I have grown quite tired of the persistant negative view of the Redskin franchise by nearly the entire media, but at the same time I do not blame anyone for their negative opinion of the Redskins for 2 reasons.
(1) Even the most objective person would consider the Redskins no more than a "pretty good" team at this point (or when we were 3-0). Objectively, the Broncos and Chiefs are just about on par with our resurgent Redskins. Since we play(ed) them both away at two of the most difficult stadiums to play in in the NFL, an objective person (or even a Redskin apologist) would naturally pick the Skins to lose both games.
(2) If we all take a step back for a second and look at the last five years, the franchise has given the media no other choice but to consider it inept. The damage done to our beloved Skins (and their perception) by Snyder's early mistakes and under Spurrier's utterly embarrassing "leadership" have left us with cavernous hole to dig out of as a football team and in the public eye. The franchise has made tremendous strides in only 1 1/4 years, almost to the point where I can't even believe where we're at now, considering the state Spurrier lef the team in, especially in the realm of attitude/work ethic/discipline/professionalism/intabgibles. It will take some more time, but we're getting there. Be patient (easier said than done, I know).
In summary, most experts and common fans don't actually watch the Redskins play and rely on highlights, final scores and statistics to make their predictions, and the Skins stats aren't . . . . wait . . . . here's the O and D rankings:
Offense Rank Yards/Game
Total Offense 8 367.0
Rushing Offense 6 133.5
Passing Offense 12 233.5
Defense Rank Yards/Game
Total Defense 5 282.0
Rushing Defense 15 103.8
Passing Defense 6 178.3.0
Ah, nevermind. F*** the media and their bias against the Skins.