Normally, I’m not one who gives much meaning to a preseason game. Like most of you, I don’t care who wins or loses a meaningless game. The Lions went 4-0 in preseason last year. They didn’t win a single game when it mattered. So the spin coming from the Redskins players that “it’s only preseason”, is understandable in one sense. But it’s not the score we should be worried about. It’s the effort. Jim Zorn says in his news conference that he is upset at the players effort and I think he’s right.
This team sucked yesterday. The defense gave up 500 yards. The offense? With all due respect to the Washington Post, exactly what game were they watching? This is an offense that scored ZERO points!!! What about this offense causes players and apparently, beat writers, such comfort? They had to punt 9 times. They had 2 turnovers. They were 1 for 11 on third downs. They had 6 freaking penalties for 38 yards. Oh, and for those of you who have such a hard on for Jessica Simpson’s boyfriend (more on that in a future post), “Cult Brennan”, he threw 1 interception against the Ravens 2nd team defense. Fred Davis? 2 fumbles. Look at the bright side. At least Hunter “the Punter” Smith got in some good practice.
Usually, preseason is not an accurate predictor for how a team will do in the regular season. However, for the Redskins in the last 2-3 years, bad preseasons are an ominous sign. Next up for the Redskins? A home game against the Steelers, followed by another home game against the Patriots. Grab a Snickers, fans. We could be here a while.