Turmoil Reaching All-Time High for Redskins


Dec 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; A Washington Redskins fan holds a handwritten sign in the stands against the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Rams won 24-0. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

You know the saying, “When it rains, it pours.”

That saying could not be any more true if you’re involved with the Washington Redskins organization.

In a season filled with quarterback controversy, the man that head coach Jay Gruden wanted to start – Colt McCoy – injured his neck in yesterday’s 24-0 beat-down by St. Louis. So, for yet another week, it’ll be another Robert Griffin III or Colt McCoy circus!

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And quarterback isn’t the only position that is enduring tough times.

Alfred Morris and the running back position – which has been relatively reliable – was non-existent yesterday. Morris had just six yards on eight carries, and the ‘Skins leading rusher was McCoy, the pocket quarterback!

There was also a play in which Trent Williams just did not block any defenders, allowing McCoy to get sacked.

Turning to St. Louis, two of the key contributors for the Rams in yesterday’s game were local-area products: Shaun Hill (UMD) and Tavon Austin (Dunbar High School in Baltimore). Hill passed for 213 yards and two touchdowns, and Austin returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown.

Oh, and Rams coach Jeff Fisher completely trolled Dan Snyder and the entire organization by sending every play the team drafted with the picks acquired for the No. 2 pick used for RGIII to the coin toss at the beginning of the game.

And now, former players are getting involved!

Redskin great London Fletcher had some comments for defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Fletcher told CBS Sports Network yesterday:

"“Why does Jim Haslett still have his job as a defensive coordinator after five years now of just ineptitude at the defensive coordinator position? He’s clueless as a defensive coordinator. He lacks attention to detail. He lacks feel on how to call a game. Some of the calls he used to call when I was playing were head-scratching. They were so bad, I used to change them, like, ‘We’re not running that.’ And we’d get off the field and he would ask, ‘Why did you change the call.’ (I would say), ‘Because that’s just a dumb call. That’s why I changed it.'”"


Things around the Redskins are getting so bad, that fans are giving up all hope on the organization.

Dan Snyder and Jay Gruden will have a lot of work to do in the off-season. Gruden needs to bring in his own coaching staff – Haslett was kept from the Shanahan era – and he needs to figure out the quarterback issue.

Snyder needs to look in the mirror and finally realize that things need to change, whether it means adjusting the front office or the players on the field. The team needs to draft an offensive lineman early and focus on the defensive side of the ball in the draft and free agency.

For a team that won the NFC East two years ago, things seem to be at an all-time low in Washington for football.