July 7, 2010

Midweek Roundup: Countdown To Camp

Training camp is 22 days away. Has anyone else noticed how good Donovan looks in the Burgundy and Gold?

This marks the first time in my life that I feel confident about the 'Skins QB situation coming into the season.

The depth isn't fantastic (It's tough to get excited about Rex Grossman), but right now the starting QB is a perennial winner who is a better passer than any QB the 'Skins have had in decades.

That is going to make the Redskins exciting to watch offensively. Finally, the Redskins will have an identity on offense.

The competition at running back should only improve what was an abysmal rushing attack in 2009.

When the Redskins hired Mike Shanahan, my biggest question was what method would he use to make the team a winner?

Did he believe the Redskins were an offseason away from contending or would he slowly build the team to compete over the long-term?

I firmly held that Washington was a long ways off from being a contender, but Shanahan thought otherwise.

Ever so slowly, Shanahan has added McNabb, Jammal Brown, and a host of low-risk free agents along with first-round draft selection Trent Williams. Sounds like a banner offseason, but Shanahan has made every move with caution. He didn't overpay or give up too much, and as a result, the 'Skins have themselves draft picks for next year and a pretty darn good team for the 2010 season.

So much for a multi-year plan. The future really is now.

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