After competing against the #1 Franchise in possibly all of American Sports tooth and nail (albeit a preseason game….but never the less) for a little over 1 half, the Redskins finally gave the fans something to look forward too even in defeat.
Obviously trying to guard the combo of Tom Brady and Randy Moss is virtually impossible being as though the Pats actually had Randy running crossing routes at will, and who has even remember SEEING Randy run as many crossing routes in one half? D’Angelo Hall will take some of the “blame” for Randy’s 2 tds but thats gonna happen, I mean that combination last time they were on a field together combined for 20 tds and the last meaningful drive together they actually connected for a td pass to take the lead with a minute remaning in Super Bowl 42.
Of more importance to Skins fans was the continued growth of Jason Campbell in his second year in Coach Jim Zorn’s offense. He focused on his security blanket Santana Moss early but then found all of the other weapons at his disposal in Chris Cooley, Antwaan Randle El, Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas all for solid gains. He even showed a renewed headsy aspect of his overall development with the pumpfake-run for a TD in the 2nd quarter. Going into the final preseason game, I believe that the Washington Fans and Media should give Jason a break FINALLY and just let the man play football. We are still a work in progress obviously, but atleast we’re progressing.
The Washington Nationals created waves across the nation for the positive for possibly the 1st time in 2/3 years in coming to terms with #1 Overall Draft Pick P Stephen Strausberg from San Diego State University. His contract is a record breaker but to me, that isnt even that big of a deal because the last record contract (Mike Prior) was signed in 2001, sooner or later someone was gonna break that record. Lets hope that the Nats brass caution this kid and bring him along as slow as his development needs. The day after the Strausberg signing, the franchise rewarded Mike Rizzo taking the interim tag off of his “official” title of Interim General Manager. He will now oversee the club for years to come. He has made some great moves during the season (most notably trading for Nyjer Morgan and grabbing Mike McDougle from waivers) and hopefully his shrewd eye for baseball talent will continue to shine for this franchise.