The English tend to define an era as a ‘long and distinct period of history’, but then again they have a long history. Americans have a shorter history, expect quick results, and tend to think of eras in decade terms or less.
The young Heisman Trophy winner seemed destined for greatness in early 2012, and Mike Shanahan mortgaged the farm in a desperate bid to create a new era of success for the Washington Redskins faithful. However the skyrocket beginning in 2012 fizzled out like a bottle rocket, taking coach Mike Shanahan down with it and now sadly the injury ridden RG III era is finally coming to an end.
In game three we saw some great plays by some of our outstanding players; we saw some mistakes, and we can see now some things our team needs to work on to get better.
Game 4 is all about opportunities. It’s head coach Jay Gruden’s opportunity to make up for a poor performance last year, and prove to the Redskins faithful he’s got the right stuff. It’s Kirk Cousins’ chance to make amends for last week’s loss and dozen’s of players chances to prove why they deserve a starting job with the legendary Washington Redskins.
On Saturday, September 5th the other shoe will drop. When the hatchet stops swinging at 4:00 p.m. ET, a maximum of 53 players will remain on the roster. All other decisions to place on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform, Reserve/Non- Football Injury or Illness, request waivers, terminate contract, trade contract, or continue to count the player on the active list will be completed as well.
I’ll have to admit I’m surprised at this one, and that makes two for today. You could pretty much say that while I was writing and posting my article about Kirk being named the starter for the Miami game, Jay Gruden double-clutched and followed up later by naming Kirk Cousins the Washington Redskins starting quarterback for 2015.