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Doug Farrar
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Doug Farrar

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The Redskins Think They Have It

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The Baltimore Ravens may be one free agent away from the Super Bowl, but that one free agent -- Bart Scott -- has signed with the Jets. Even if the Ravens get Ray Lewis back, losing Scott is a major blow. After all those years of great defense and no offense, you have to wonder if it's going the other way, and overpaying Domonique Foxworth isn't going to feed the bulldog.

The Titans have lost their defensive mainstay to the Redskins, but there's still enough on that team to fill the hole with a Chris Canty, learn to love the blitz with new defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil, and make another run.

The NFC Champion Cardinals have one free agent to deal with -- quarterback Kurt Warner -- and if they don't get him back, any repeat run is out of the question. Anyone who saw Matt Leinart's four-pick brain-freeze against the Raiders last year knows that he's not That Guy.

But of course, the Redskins are the obvious players in this bingo game -- getting Albert Haynesworth and Derrick Dockery as well as (over)paying DeAngelo Hall puts them in the free agent catbird seat, and puts a dump truck full of pressure on Jim Zorn. If they're not Super Bowl ready at this point, it'll be back to the drawing board next year -- and almost certainly with a new coach.

By Doug Farrar  |  February 28, 2009; 12:38 AM ET  | Category:  Doug Farrar , Tennessee Titans , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The Redskins have been fooling fans since the early nineties with the "one or two players away" mentality that keeps the fans coming back for more.

You could be excused for buying into it when Danny got here a few years ago, but now? Pure wishful thinking. When you look at the Redskins, there is not one area of strength. It's almost like a team of pure, uniform mediocrity. Not bad enough to be bad, not good enough to be good.

When you think of it, it's amazing that you could produce a team like that. Every other team has strengths and weaknesses that are obvious and visible. The redskins? A calm pool of burgundy and gold flotsam and jetsam.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | March 2, 2009 7:24 AM

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