It’s been a bad week for the Redskins. First, they blow a winnable football game in embarrassing fashion. Now, they passed up an opportunity to acquire Randy Moss without giving up a single draft pick. Following up on my previous Randy Moss post, Moss was claimed by the Titans at #21.
Washington was exactly one starting receiver away from challenging to win their division. Of course they also need three new o-linemen, but that fix is an offseason away. This fix was right in front of them.
I guess this means the Redskins have given up on winning this season, something Shanahan said specifically he would not do. This means more of the same struggles on offense. I was hoping to see Randy Moss take some of the pressure off of Santana Moss, allowing Anthony Armstrong to play out of the slot against third string corners, rather than struggling in his current starting role. I am less than excited now to continue watching the same offense make the same mistakes week in and week out.
I’m putting something together for this week beyond the normal week 9 game previews. Something like a mid-season team-by-team report card. It ought to be easier to write since I won’t have to spend time researching specific matchups, and it ought to be less esoteric for the casual reader. But first I’m going to go feel sorry for myself, since the possibility of watching the Redskins make a free move to improve themselves has passed by. To vodka! To Randy! Cheers.
P.S. Would you believe there are ZERO pictures of a fat man wearing a Randy Moss jersey anywhere on the internet? Because I couldn’t find any. Please post any you can find!