It was the calm before the storm; our Redskins were 2-4 and heading into Game Seven with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when Coach Jay Gruden called a “Code Red”.
The media had been posting mostly negative articles about our team and ridiculed Gruden’s “Code Red” remark. Little did they know that this team was about to overcome their new team problems as they regained previously injured starters. Together, players and coaches, through rigorous long hours of hard work and film study progressed because they held themselves accountable. Players learned from their mistakes, missed assignments, blown tackles and blocks, penalties, all became valuable learning experiences. Kirk Cousins became obsessed with film study and got better. Veteran leaders behind the scenes became mentors, stressing the pride that comes with winning and letting the younger players know that they didn’t intend to play for a losing team.
The Washington Redskins obviously weren’t paying attention in preseason.
They forgot the “football experts” picked them to end up dead last in the NFL.
They forgot the “football experts” picked them to end up dead last in the NFC East Division.
Dan Snyder forgot he was supposed to keep Jerry Jones’ trophies and Roger Goodell’s Mercedes polished.
Jay Gruden forgot he was supposed to cut Chip Kelly’s yard and take out Tom Coughlin’s garbage.
And last but not least Kirk Cousins forgot he wasn’t supposed to be “starting quarterback” material.
Instead they stomped a 30 burger mudhole in the Philadelphia Eagles, shocked everyone except the Redskins players, coaches & fans and committed “Grand Theft Division™” in front of a TV audience numbering in the tens of millions.
“The first time’s the charm, the second time it’s payback”
Our Washington Redskins will clinch the NFC East Division with a win at Philadelphia vs the Eagles. Although the Eagles are a game behind and lost to the Arizona Cardinals & the Redskins had a big win over the Buffalo Bills, this is a division game. The Philadelphia Eagles will hit us with everything they have and they know they must win or else our Redskins will be the NFC East champs.
It’s time. Time to win our last regular season home-game. It’s time to win two games in a row. It’s time to get a balanced running and passing attack. It’s time for our offense to capitalize on turnovers by scoring points. It’s time for our offense to score over 30 points a game. It’s time to make the blocks, tackles, and execute each and every play.