Monday, November 14, 2011

Can We Just Forfeit the Rest of the Season? (More Bad News)

[Ed. Note- Yes, I plan on doing a game recap, although at this point I wonder why.]
(I was doing this much of Sunday when Hankerson wasn't catching a pass)

It's tough when your team is losing to bad teams. It's even tougher when your team is losing badly to bad teams. Yet, there is a silver lining as the 'Skins fell to the Dolphins and dropped to 3-6. In this game we were able to see Leonard Hankerson shine as a potential future star.

Then we come to today's news (via PFT):
"Redskins rookie receiver Leonard Hankerson is out for the year with a torn labrum in his hip. It’s a shame after he topped 100 yards against Miami Sunday."

It doesn't get any better with this announcement during Mike Shanahan's press conference (via The Post):

"Defensive end Kedric Golston, meanwhile, will miss an indefinite amount of time with torn ligaments in his knee." “We believe it was a third degree MCL tear and partial tear of the ACL. Right now there’s a question mark of where he’s at,” Shanahan said.
"Shanahan also said “it’s a longshot” that right tackle Jammal Brown (groin) could play this week against Dallas."

So, it seems like the 'Skins are at the same point with roster health and depth that they were last year at the end of the season. Remember, the Jaguars game last year? The Skins had Macho Harris and Kevin Barnes playing safety because of injuries. I'm expecting to see Aldrick Robinson on the active roster now that the 'Skins have lost another WR.

Speaking of injured WRs, Santana Moss may be available as soon as the Seattle game. At this point though, I'm starting to wonder how much he can help the team.

It's not looking good and I am starting to wonder if 2011 will wind up the same way as 2009 and 2010.
This is getting tough folks. Expect more fan and media meltdowns which will including calling for the heads of Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett. The Redskins need to stay the course in my opinion (more on that opinion coming up in another article) and frankly, we as a fan base need to start focusing on the draft and where the Redskins need to go in order to really turn this ship around sooner than later.


Sports Scatter said...

I agree, most of the Redskins failures since Gibbs ERA have been changes in course every 1 to 2 years. The rest of their failures have been the pass rush and pass blocking. They've finally fixed the pass for where the Redskins need to go in the draft...7 to 10 offensive linemen would be a good start.

FedEx Al said...

I agree. O-line has been a major issue for close to a decade. Kory Lichtenstiger goes down and that's pretty much the end of the run game. Now Brown is down and the depth behind the starters are either past their prime or rookies (Hurt, W. Smith).

O-line, a franchise QB, a playmaking WR and some corners would be nice.

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