Hail Redskins Fans!!!
I've got only one thing to say. WOW!!!! and Hail
to the Redskins! OK, that was two... Nothing is better than ripping out the
hearts of those Cowgirls and their Cowgirl fans. Is that twice now in about a
twelve month period? NICE. Here's how I see our team so
far this year:
Injuries have really hampered our "team" effort so far
this year. More importantly, I believe that the Redskins deep
down had taken it for granted that they were already a very good team, and had
forgotten how they went on that 5 game winning streak at the end
of last season to make it to the playoffs. To accomplish that,
they had to forget how much they are getting paid and just fight and
scrap on every down. I for one, put that on the coaches, and
then on the veteran players we sacrificed so much for and paid so much
to get. However, that is systemic of being a player in the NFL,
making all that money and success make them soft. Just look at the
Superbowl winners of last year... It is up to the coaching staff and the
veteran players not to let the team forget how they got there.
FIGHT... getting up and wanting to dominate and kill the guy across from
you. That's all. That is football, and that is how each NFL player
made it to the league.
Does money make you soft? Yes. Does success
suck you into believing that you are naturally great? Yes. Do you
easily forget what it took to become great? Yes. We all have experienced
those quandaries in some fashion, and so do our heroes on the football field,
and so do the Redskins. We are the highest paid football team in the
NFL. So, you cannot let it surprise you that it takes a few knocks for
them to be reminded why they are getting paid so much. Hopefully the
battle that took place last Sunday against Dallas reminded them what it takes to
win. It was a knock down drag out, never give up team-effort that won that game
for us. And boy did Troy Vincent step up to the plate. Then "Pig Play"
Sean Taylor picked the ball up and ran! He didn't get close to receiving
enough recognition for that big turn around... And in the end, big #3 -
Nick Novack got his miracle 2nd chance to redeem himself. We did not have many
big plays in that game. But, in the final six seconds, we let the big plays
fly!!! The block, the run, and the kick... Wow what a finish! I will never
forget that one!!! But in the end, Coach Joe Gibbs said it. It was
the 12th man. I believe that is was the fans that really won that game at
I must admit, I feel a little ripped off when
Antwaan Randle-El finally got the chance on his big pass, of which I've
waiting on all season, threw a perfect long bomb to Brandon Lloyd. You
know he would have caught that pass. Man, that would have really
given us a huge turn in momentum. But due to the pass
interference the yardage was just given to us. That
sucked. The other big problem I had with that game is that we should have
used T.J. Duckett on those six chances at the start of the game from the
four yard line. We need to use him. Betts just isn't getting it done on
those power plays, and Clinton is obviously still suffering from his muscle
strain. Lets see what T.J. can do. He did not get the nick name "the
Hammer" for no reason...
Next Sunday in Philly, we will not have the 12th
man. We will now see if the Redskins have learned from the school of hard
knocks and if they can motivate themselves and remember how they got to the
point of making all that money. Bloody knuckles, give everything you got, team
effort, leave it all on the field - FOOTBALL. Pluck them Philly birds, and
prep'em for a Thanksgiving chow down.
Hail to the Redskins! Hail
Sincerely, Michael Wade (Mikette:@)
PS. Injuries to the Giants might help us.
Discontent and dropped passes... in Dallas might help us. The
inconsistency of McNabb might help us. Never give up the faith. It is
still possible. If it is a miracle we need, then God and Joe Gibbs are the ones
that can deliver.