In case you missed the title of this article let me state it again: Pa-Thetic.
That’s the Chiefs that hadn’t won a game in nine previous attempts.
That’s the Chiefs that came into this game with the worst defensive unit in the entire NFL statistically.
That’s the Chiefs that made Miles Austin look like Jerry Rice.
That’s the Chiefs that were the last team to have the ineptitude to lose to the Detroit Lions (that is, until, you know, the Redskins lost to them this year).
That’s the Chiefs that……………well, you get the picture.
I am going through such pains to remind people who this team that the Redskins lost to actually is because their defense didn’t look like Kansas City today. They looked like an all star team comprised of players from the ’85 Bears and the 2000 Ravens.
Please don’t be angry Chief fans. I am just stating facts. I will not write the pathetic line that I have heard over and over from the Redskin locker room that we lost to a team that we should have beaten.
That is a lie and a cop out. The truth is that the Chiefs deserved to win that game and at this point are a better team. The Chiefs dominated the Washington offense and deserved to win the game.
Read what I have written carefully. It is the truth. The Redskins’ current offensive lineup is not capable of exposing the worst defense in the league.
The sad thing is that a very good defense is going to waste in Washington. I truly believe that the Washington defensive unit could take at least ten teams in this league to the Super Bowl. Any team that could score 20 points on a regular basis would win 12-14 games with this defense.
Word came down after the game today that Jim Zorn has been relieved of his play calling duties. While I am glad that some form of reprimand was carried out somewhere on this team I have little faith that it will make a difference.
At this point there are too many areas to point fingers at. The Head Coach is probably the right place to start, but anyone who thinks that the problems end there is delusional.
I really considered going down the entire Redskins organization from the owner, personnel, coaching staff, roster to the practice squad and listing who I would get rid of and why.
I still may at some point this year, but for now let me state the obvious.
The season is over and the time to rebuild the offense is upon us.
Yes we are 2-4. Yes we have a long season in front of us. Yes miracles do happen every day on the lifetime network.
Get real people. This offensive unit peaked in 2005, had a slight rebound in 2007, and had a total meltdown in 2008. This unit is not one piece away. Its best players are entering the twilight of their career. Two of them may already never play again in Chris Samuels and Randy Thomas.
If this team wants to do anything productive to build towards future success it will go young and bench the veterans. Who cares if it looks ugly? How much worse could this offense do than six points against the Chiefs?
If Colt Brennan hadn’t been put on IR and Chase Daniels hadn’t left I would say go with one of them. As it is we might as well play Campbell, because Todd Collins is not the future and proved today that he has lost so much mobility and arm strength that he can’t physically make 35% of the plays that most QB’s are required to make.
The O-line is already playing the young guys due to injury, so not much change will happen there.
Santana Moss is one of my favorite players. But he is getting older and is not a part of a successful future for this team. Bench him and Randle-El and play the young guys. At least then they can be evaluated and we can see if they should be part of this rebuilding phase or not.
Clinton Portis has been the heart and soul of this team for six years. This isn’t really his fault. He is still the best option the Redskins have. But he is getting older and will not be around long enough to endure a two-three year overhaul.
As far as Rock Cartwright is concerned, I would release him tomorrow. He will never be a vital player and his on field strutting and off field comments are not needed in any way. The Skins should cut him so that they don’t have to keep releasing Renaldo Wynn every week to make room for a substitute punter.
I know it hurts, but Redskin fans have to look at this situation objectively.
Will a coaching change during this season turn this team around?
Are Portis, Moss, Randle-El, Collins, Betts, Samuels, Thomas, and Cartwright players that are young enough to endure a rebuilding process or good enough to change the direction of this season.
The answer of course is no.
The season is lost. It’s evaluation time. Let’s find out who has a future and who doesn’t.
P.S.-If I were Dan Snyder and I really loved the Redskins I would sell the team immediately and try to buy a rival franchise. With one move he could help the Redskins and destroy a rival team at the same time. Jerry Jones seems to be doing that already in Dallas, so Snyder should focus on acquiring either the Giants or the Eagles.