Final Redskin Game
Typical result - losing yet again. What else is new.
The offense was great in the second half. The defense is just terrible and cannot tackle. If Double G wasn't such a prima donna egomaniac he would have played Arch and they may have at least slowed up Tiki. It may have been enough.
Redskins finished 5-11 and I think it was an accurate reflection of how bad the team was. They were 3-5 in the first half and 2-6 in the second half of the season.
Thank God they removed Arch. They were 2-5 with him in the lineup. After they benched him they went 3-6. Arch was leading the team in tackles and the defense was ranked 26th in terms of both scoring and yardage. They certainly did not make any improvement after the benching - in fact they regressed.
The scary part for the Redskins is that they are basically at the salary cap with only about 40 guys signed (the top 51 guys count against the cap). That means the team has to re-sign 10 guys with no money. Guys are going to have to restructure, there are going to be guys let go, and there is going to be significant turnover on the team. Add to the problem that the Redskins are going to take a $9M cap hit for letting Arch go (and should take another $9M hit for letting Lloyd go, but won't).
If the Redskins make some good moves and have some luck they might be able to make it to 8-8 next year. They are better off trading some players and their first round pick for more picks. They need to get some fresh, young, hungry talent on this team - especially on defense.
But, let me end on a couple of positives. The Redskins offensive line was very good in the second half of the season. That is a real strength of the team. I like Jason Campbell - good young player. If Betts can avoid the fumbles he is going to be a real player. Moss is a playmaker and Randle El is a solid number 2 receiver. Cooley is a good tight end. Offensively, the Redskins are in pretty good shape (assuming they re-sign Dockery). Andre Carter does not look like he is a total bust and had a solid second half of the season.
Good luck Redskin fans, and good night!