I became a Washington Redskins fan in 1969 because my favorite coach Vince Lombardi became the new head coach of the Redskins. He chose Sonny Jurgensen to be his quarterback. Lombardi and Jurgensen were a great match and they took the Redskins to their 1st winning season in a dozen years. Sonny Jurgensen showed me why he was considered the “best pure passer in the NFL.”
If the Washington Redskins did not have bad luck, they would not have any luck at all. The Redskins lost both starting guards weeks ago, all-pro left tackle Trent Williams undergo surgery on his hand, thumb and other injuries, They lost their starting quarterback Alex Smith for the season after he suffered a broken leg. Backup quarterback Colt McCoy was throw into the fire.
In last night’s game versus the Eagles, McCoy suffered a season ending broken leg. Quarterback Mark Sanchez was just signed two weeks ago and had not taken a regular season snap in 701 days. With virtually no practice with the starters, Sanchez became the starting quarterback and faced the pressure of a good Eagles pass-rush and front seven.
It’s time to state the obvious: The margin for error is just about gone for the Redskins. When we had the momentum we didn’t maintain it and as a result the Cowboys are in the catbird seat and the Eagles are breathing down our necks. No more excuses, we have to get the job done this week.
Thanksgiving day? Well, Skins fans got turkey, beer, dressing, Crown Royal, veggies, wine coolers, but the gravy is whooping the Dallas Cowgirls in their own back yard. I have to warn you though, the Boys are favored as of this writing by 7 to 8.5 points.
“But Wait, There’s More!”
The Cowboys are ranked 14th but the Skins were downgraded to 13th.
“But Wait, There’s Still More!”
We’re gonna stomp a mudhole in the Dallas Cowboys and their football challenged fans are going to pay for the privilege of watching it. Now THAT’S what I call Thanksgiving!
Guys, the score of the game was hardly as relevant to me as the following:
With under 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Alex Smith suffered a horrific broken leg injury as two Texans sacked him. He was taken off field in a cart and a cast and taken to a hospital for immediate surgery. Alex and his family will need all the prayers that the Redskins fans can come up with, and then some.