This article is posted in the Breaking News part of the forum, but I thought it would be useful to post here. The playoffs are possible. We could win the division. But if not there is still much to observe.
We HAVE a franchise QB. Probably the most difficult piece to acquire in all sports is on our roster, and he's as good as advertised. That alone makes this a compelling season to watch.
Here is a fantastic example of how just one play should make us very excited about the future.
If the Redskins end up irrelevant and playing out the string in December, at least QB Robert Griffin III’s development would provide some intrigue. Griffin has significant room to grow as a thrower, and we’re seeing his evolution each week.
It will be interesting to see whether the Redskins have him take more straight dropbacks from under center in the second half of the season than he did during the first nine games. I’m also eager to see if he starts taking more risks to measure what throws he can get away with. He has been so careful to protect the ball – a positive, overall – that some big plays appear to have escaped the Redskins.
One element of his evolution, in particular, was evident in the second half against Carolina on Nov. 4. Griffin completed several long passes by anticipating receivers getting open. It’s an indication he knows the Redskins’ offensive scheme, their personnel and that he is getting comfortable reading defenses.