RedskinsTailgate.com wants to thank you all for a job well done and appreciate your hard work and dedication. You made us Redskins fans proud by surprising the NFL by winning the NFC East Division when most “experts” had you coming in last, We knew you had the team to do it, you knew it as well.
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.
Sunday our Washington Redskins showed us that Jay Gruden’s offense is explosive when the players know the system and play at the level expected of NFL players. I knew the hiring of Jay Gruden would bring Washington the same explosive offense he had with the Cincinnati Bengals – which helped them to 3 straight playoff appearances when he was the OC.