10 Things a Washington Redskins Fan Says

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Look at this years opener. The division-rival Philadelphia Eagles, debuting a new coach and coming off a 4-12 season. Though theyve probably got more offensive firepower than your average four-win team between Chip Kelly, considered an offensive guru in the college ranks, and LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Michael Vick, et. al. and could be a dangerous opener, most Redskins fans expect to win that game easily. When we asked you in Redskins Predictor 2013 , 94 percent of 5,108 fans picked Washington to win the Monday night home opener. What if the Redskins lost? The opening four games, before the bye , look luscious.

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Silvio Chicas, 30, a building engineer in the District, said he has invested plenty in Redskins shirts, hats and jerseys. He cringes when he hears about possible replacement names Skins or Redtails have been among those mentioned and a change would drive me to a different team. Redskins is what I fell in love with, Chicas said. Its our area team. Look, Im Hispanic, a lot of my friends are black, white, American Indian, and we all love the Redskins. We support our team. We support our logos, our song, everything. Local politicians havent been shy about expressing their reservations in recent months. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) said that the team name could complicate any future move by the team back to the old RFK Stadium site in the District, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said she avoids calling the team by its nickname. In March she introduced a bill that would void any existing trademarks that include the word Redskins. The issue has found some traction outside the Beltway, as well.

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It is a wonderful thing to have a storied history, but it doesn’t make up for the fact that success has been so rare in the two decades since the end of the first Joe Gibbs Era. Maybe the next 10 years will be a completely different story, but until someone in burgundy and gold is raising a Lombardi Trophy, it doesn’t do well to keep telling everyone that you’ve got three of them won 20 years ago. Mike Shanahan has two Super Bowl wins himself, but he has just one playoff appearance in three seasons with the Redskins. So until he gets back there, those don’t really matter much either. “Griffin Is Taking Us to the Promised Land” Rob Carr/Getty Images The day may come when Robert Griffin III does, in fact, hoist a Lombardi Trophy for the Washington Redskins, and I will love every second of it. However, he has played one season, suffered two serious injuries and didn’t make it out of his lone playoff appearance. Until further notice, let’s table the “Griffin = Super Bowl” chatter. What Griffin accomplished as a rookie was impressive; however, he had a solid team around him and opposing defenses weren’t prepared for the read-option offense.

Kirk Cousins preparing as though he’ll start, but how would the Redskins fare if he has to?

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A few argued that Morris should have earned offensive rookie of the year last season, and looking at his stat line, you can see his case. Morris put up 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns, with a per-carry Ryan Kerrigan Purdue Jersey average of 4.8 yards. He’s the No. 1 option to lead the team if Griffin is out and given Shanahan’s strong rushing attacks in the past, the Redskins would be in good hands. Then there’s receivers Pierre Garcon , Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson . Devery Henderson was also an offseason addition. These players will all need to step up to make things easier for Cousins if he takes over. Cousins has shown he can run the offense and make the plays he needs to make.

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The tight end is a fan favorite and an entertaining personality. He has been offered other media gigs in the past, though, so we must wait to see how he wants to direct his life after his playing career. In other news, quarterback Robert Griffin IIIs knee rehabilitation progressed to the stage at which he is cutting, according to a Washington Post report . Griffin reportedly experienced no setbacks, which is in line with everything he has accomplished during rehabilitation. Griffin was scheduled to meet with his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews last week, but schedule conflicts forced them to postpone the appointment to an undetermined date, a person with knowledge of the situation said. No need for panic about that. Both sides lack of urgency reinforces how well Griffin is progressing. Lastly, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., has obtained the rights to televise three of the Redskins four preseason games. (ESPN will broadcast Washingtons Monday night game against Pittsburgh.) The Redskins considered North Carolina their domain before the Panthers franchise began in 1995, and apparently theres still demand for Redskins coverage there.

Jenkins says Redskins drafted the right guy

If Jenkins proved anything as a Seminole, its that he can rush the passer. He had 13.5 sacks as a sophomore and eight as a junior. In his senior season, he had just one sack, but played in just one game after suffering a broken foot in the Seminoles first game of the 2012 season. Thats a primary reason Jenkins stayed on the draft board until the Redskins grabbed him with what they thought was an excellent value pick in the fifth round. He had been projected as a first-round pick, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. Generally, projected first-round picks dont drop to the fifth round for anything short of a severe knee injury or neck issue. That Jenkins was available in the fifth round indicates there were questions regarding where he would play in the NFL. At 6-feet-3, 260 pounds, hes not huge for a defensive end. He is big for an outside linebacker, especially if he has to get involved in pass coverage.

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