Here with a guest post for correctly predicting Redskins-Buccaneers is Mr. Irrelevant reader Z from Chestertown, Md.
It’s clear to most of the football world outside of the hopelessly optimistic and denial-ridden rooters that RGIII is not a very good quarterback. As many predicted, the read option was not sustainable both for the physical toll it would take on an undersized player and the eventual adjustments defenses would make in order to contain it. Without the read option RGIII is a below-average quarterback. There are too many inaccurate passes, missed open receivers, bad reads and sacks taken to blame everything on the obviously talent-deficient offensive line.
I don’t need a bigger sample size to reject RGIII as the long-term solution at QB. The size of the investment should not be a factor in any honest assessment of the player. The Redskins got it wrong and the sooner they admit that and plan a course of action to address the position the better.
Enough has been written about this money-grubbing sociopath already. The losses are more acceptable knowing each one helps cement this man’s legacy as the worst owner in sports.
I’ve certainly had a lot of fun over the years going to games here, but no one outside of D.C. is putting this on their list of top 20 stadiums in the NFL. It’s ugly, uncomfortable, inconvenient, overpriced, drunk, rude, full of way too many opposing jerseys and the field is widely considered one of the worst two or three surfaces in the league by players. Build a new stadium in D.C. ASAP, and pay for it without using taxpayer money.
He is not a personnel guy but he does have name recognition. Unfortunately name recognition does not help you win games or draft competently. The Redskins desperately need a GM and will not win until they get one.
What a great diverse group we have to cover our Redskins. Do other cities even have media bad guys? Now if they could only make RGIII quotable again.
This is an issue that’s going to keep haunting the team. I’ve heard every argument for and against the name ranging from well researched, footnoted commentary to the absurd and illogical (e.g., “Why don’t they worry about more important things like all the drunks on the reservations?”).
In my opinion it’s time to re-brand. I’m not saying that I believe the name is inherently racist. I do think that it is a harmful distraction. There is only one way to put the issue to rest for good.
My suggestion is to re-name the team The Washington Potomacs. The name Potomac is of Algonquian origin and has one translation of “the place to which tribute is brought”. The river was officially named in 1931 the year before the franchise came into existence. Keep the colors and the logo. If you are going to stop rooting for D.C.’s team because of a name change trust me the real fans won’t miss you.