It’s Dallas Week! …If you listen hard you’ll hear the sound of war drums on the Potomac, because the Cowboys are coming to town Sunday. This division rivalry has been going on ever since the Dallas Cowboys entered the league in 1960 – …any Redskins fan who doesn’t get excited about the Skins stomping a mudhole into the Cowboys needs to check his pulse!
NFL football is definitely a 60 minute game, Unfortunately for our Washington Redskins the last minute of the game turned the victory into a loss. In his 100th game Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford saw Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins fool the Lions defense with a read-option keeper and run 19 yards for a touchdown. That gave the Redskins a 4 point lead with only a minute left in the game. Stafford lead his team downfield like a veteran quarterback and hit receiver Anquan Boldin for an 18-yard touchdown with 16 seconds left, giving the Lions a 20-17 win.
Of the four preseason games this one will probably be the most valuable to our starting players and to our coaching staff. I believe we will our starters at least the first half before coaches start “experimenting, trying different packages, and backup players. Hopefully we will see our 2016 Washington Redskins play a penalty-free game dominating the line of scrimmage and scoring points. Also, a top secondary and a powerful front 7 defense is desirable.
Let’s start out today with a bit of NFL trivia, something that the NFL is aware of but doesn’t act like it. Can you guess what headline Bloomberg Businessweek ran just two seasons ago?
Here it is: “The NFL Is Growing Only Because of Women”
You see, at issue were the many controversy’s surrounding the NFL’s string of image-wrecking missteps, many of which might alienate women, and this important fact: The NFL’s future depends on female fans.