It sucked that the best part of the gameday experience is when I buy some submarine sandwiches and we have them and some beers out in the parking lot of FedEx. It sucked that I have to sit next to Cowboy fans and have to listen to some Cowboy a-holes in my section trying to pick a fight with Skins fans and yet nobody on the FedEx staff does a damn thing.
You wonder why there are so many fights at FedEx......well, blame the ticket office and stub hub. The Redskins provide plenty of opportunities for opposing team fans to get tickets. Either via the team selling tickets to scalpers/ticket brokers or having Skins fans sell to anonymous buyers on Stub Hub, opposing team fans can easily make their way to watch their team play.
Add alcohol and egos to the mix and BAM!!! brawling for all.
Then to watch the actual game, well frankly I'd rather poke needles in my eyes.
You see this is called professional football. Grown men are paid to play a game that most of us used to/have and still would play for free because we love football. But these professionals are truly the most gifted with abilities to play and they get paid boatloads money to play the game. Money that most of us will never see in our lifetime of work, they make in one year. So you'd think they would put out an effort to play.
Problem is that this team hasn't done anything like that in the past two weeks, both being home games.
It's one thing to play hard and to lose. It's another thing to lose and not show up or put forth the effort and just phone it in. Granted, there are a few positions on the current team that are so bad that even with their best effort, it's mediocre. However, there are a few positions that do have talent and it's pretty clear that they are not making much effort. I'd say the same thing about the coaches including Zorn and Blache.
As a fan who attends these games and screams his head off in a vain attempt to generate momentum for the defense, this is unacceptable. Most of the Skins fans in attendance pay between $59-$129 a ticket. That doesn't include the tax we now have to pay on the tickets (9%? I think it's something like that), the gas that we need to use, the parking (usually about $35 a game)etc.
With all that money spent, all I ask is for a professional team to be put on the field and to put an effort out while playing and to have FedEx quit bombarding me with commercials every 5 seconds on the "lite-bright" that we call a jumbotron. We don't get that and we shouldn't have to pay for that. What Dan Snyder should do is refund our tickets.
( Nah!!!! Not Happening)
I say this in jest, because that will never happen, but it should. We're not getting what we've paid for in advance. This is not a team, it's pretty much a joke. I just wish we could somehow forfeit the Chargers game and get to the firings and start rebuilding this team now.
Not much to say other than Dallas scored three times. The two touchdowns were thanks to big plays. One being a Jason Campbell INT. The other a 69 yard pass to Witten from Romo. Suisham actually made a 23 yarder late in the game to make it 17-0. Ballgame. The O-line looked terrible. The D-line had little to no pass rush and with our patented 10 yard cushions, the Cowboys hit the Skins with slant routes all day churning 7-8 yards per play. Very easy passes for Romo to make and his players to catch. Dallas again looks shaky. They dropped passes, Romo did his typical idiotic pass in the game once or twice and it's clear that a team that actually has a run game could run on them well (there were times that our O-line had gaping holes that closed quickly, a RB like Adrian Peterson will make the Cowboys pay big for doing that). I expect Dallas to continue their one and done format in the playoffs if they play any playoff team like they played tonight.
The Good, The Bad and The UglyGood
- Not much good to say about the Redskins at all in this game. Honorable mentions: London Fletcher will always play hard and with heart even if his fellow teammates have given up. Reed Doughty is consistently an overachiever and had a pick before getting injured. Santana Moss had another good game against Dallas (8 catches 92 yards).
-If the Skins play next Sunday like the previous two Sundays, then even with the Chargers playing their backups the Skins will probably lose. The silver lining to all of this is that the Skins will be 4-12 and probably in the 5th spot in the draft. That means we can either address our needs at QB, go after our next elite LT or trade back and get a bunch of picks. It gives Bruce Allen and the next head coach many options with the 2010 talent pool.
Coaches- With the exception of Blache and Bugel, who will most likely retire, most of the coaching staff will be looking for new jobs next year. Ending the season off with these flat and lifeless performances both in scheme and execution says many bad things about these coaches. It's not just the change in the FO either. The Redskins have looked like this in both Giant games, vs. the Lions, vs. the Rams, vs. The Chiefs, vs. the Bucs (1st half) and vs. the Falcons (1st half). If I was a GM, I would be leery of hiring you based on the lack of passion by your players, their failure to execute the simplest of plays and the poor schemes used. Zorn just looks utterly confused. In his post game press conference, he didn't know if the team ever got into the Red Zone (they didn't) and thought the team was 4-13 (we're 4-11). Maybe Zorn is trying hard to get fired, I don't know, But, if I were a GM I wouldn't hire him if he can't even figure out how many games the team has played and lost during the season.
Players- You do know that when the Skins brought in Bruce Allen that you were auditioning for your jobs in 2010 right? Ok, then if you didn't know that you do know that other teams are scouting you and might sign you to their team if you get cut here. Right now if I was a GM I would not sign any of you.....most of you play with no heart and have quit.
Jason Campbell- I thought about keeping you and still think maybe that's not a bad decision (so we can use the draft picks to rebuild the O-line) but you are making it harder each game to defend that opinion.
- Jim Zorn vs. the NFCE all time 3-9. That pretty much says it all right?
- The Redskins are vs. the NFCE 0-6 for the first time since 1994. 1994 was a rebuild team, this was a playoff caliber team per Vinny Cerrato.
- The Skins finish with a home record of 3-5. That is just pathetic.
- I dare Cowboy fans to pull the same **** that you did at FedEx tonight over at The Linc. next week or in the playoffs. You see the Eagle