Redskins 2013 Opponents:
Home- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Kansas City, San Diego
Away- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Minnesota, Atlanta, Denver, Oakland
The schedule still looks tough. Vikings are going to be a tougher game than we thought, pretty much everything else is the same as I thought it would be at the start of the season. So unless there is a significant injury in the division, it is a tough road.
The reality is that the Redskins are in uncharted territory. We are used to watching a solid defense, an offense that is shaky, and our inability to score is what ultimately has killed off our good starts. Defense wears down and by the end of the season we look bad.
Now we can run the ball, we are getting great QB play, lots of weapons on offense, and we are finishing drives. Defense is letting leads slip away, offense has stalled in 2nd half, but overall the team is playing different football than we are used to seeing.
There are a lot of questions about this team. If O line can hold together and Defense can stiffen up a bit we could be really surprised at how many wins this team can pull off. If we get hurt on the O line, and our secondary gets lit up, or RG3 falters, we could lose most of the remaining games as well.
I have to admit it is fun to watch RG3 play. I am glad some of the adjustments were made by the coaches against Tampa (less option, less 0 coverage). Last week was a must win. We have two straight at home, if they can find a way to win both then we have a chance to do something special. If we lose both, and sit at 2-4 without playing a single division rival yet, it will be a long rest of the season.
Last edited by gaskinsfan; October-3rd-2012 at 09:42 AM.
I basically have us losing every other game the rest of the season, which never happens. There are always streaks and periods of ascent or decline.
Regardless, 8-8 is probable as long as RG3 stays healthy. Next year, we'll be a playoff contender.
If the defense steps up we can win any game on the schedule
If our line stays healthy (fingers crossed so hard) we should be able to run the ball all year. I feel like Morris is the kind of guy who we can run a lot. It's too bad Helu was injured though, he'd have been a solid speed back to keep in our back pocket to spell Morris, but we have to take what we can get I guess.
Controlling time of possession and doing long drives will be our key tool. If we can manage to put up 30 most games with long drives, and our defense, even while porous, manages to continue generating a couple of turnovers a game, we should be able to win some shootouts.
I wish we had beaten the Bengals when they were visiting.
Schedule looks brutal to me. No team is an easy win given how Redskins usually play up or down to the other team's level. We just can't put teams away...
come on guys...not even the coaches really know how good or bad we are. This is basically a rookie team!!! As the season progresses we will see what our true strenghts and weeknesses are. The schedule predictions are meaningless at this time.
Can't recall where I heard it but isn't there some history to no top pick QB's have a winning record?
---------- Post added October-4th-2012 at 02:56 PM ----------
not being mean, but spelling is one
What people can't seem to see is that the 2 teams we beat have a total of 1 win, so in all we have not proveb we can beat anybody that good yet, not that we can't, we just have not proven it yet.
"Washington strolled to the NFC championship, outscoring their two playoff opponents by a combined total of 48 points. Their domination was more than impressive, it was historic. The 1991 Redskins boasted the largest average margin of victory among all Super Bowl champions."
--- America's Game
I think it's hard to extrapolate what the rest of the season will look like based on the first four weeks. Especially this season with the replacement refs (I think either or both of our losses could have turned out different if we had the regulars in there), a young team that will grow and change as the year progresses, and a QB who is gifted in what seems to be all areas and can SCORE (something we've never had before.)
"Never got the chance to meet Sean Taylor, but his legacy is embedded in our franchise. Because of that... we play with him every game."
I said this in the other thread and I beleive it wholeheartedly: If you are good, you are good. Adjusting to schemes and new ideas is the most overblown thing in the world. RG3 has never had a playbook before coming to DC and he already seems to have mastered this offense. We didn't suck in the past because we changed schemes on Jason Campbell. We sucked because Jason Campbell wasn't very good. He wasn't very good in Gibbs' offense or Zorn's and he wouldn't be good in Bill Walsh's either. In contrast, if Mike McCarthy fired himself this off season and brought in a new offense, I imagine Aaron Rodgers would be just fine.
If you get good coaches mixed with good players you will get good results... And it won't take years and years to show it.
The time is now for Shanny's plan to be bearing some fruit in the form of victories. I think we will get those 7/9 wins this year and be right on track.
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