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    • Past Is Prologue

      The Redskins are 1-5 and the coaches are under fire. Sounds like a typical Redskins October.

      There are injuries, some poor performances by veterans and questionable coaching calls.

      But at the heart of it is what has plagued this team for years - poor personnel decisions, especially in the draft.

      Here is a team that finished 3-13 in 2013 and yet can't get any of its top 3 draft picks onto the field to make contributions. Murphy plays special teams, great. But you don't look for teamers in the second round. Chris Russell indicated Moses is 'quite a ways' away from starting at right tackle in the NFL and both he and Spencer Long are on the weekly inactive list.

      So we are starting a $11M outside linebacker with a half sack in 6 games because our top pick is not ready.

      We are starting a subpar right side of the OL because high picks LeRibeus, Moses and Long aren't ready.

      If this was SF I may not be worried with the quality of their starting 22. It would take time to unseat a solid to above average starter.

      But that's not what we have here.

      We have one guard, Chester, who is 31 years old and was let go by Baltimore and Ozzie Newsome ironically enough in favor of younger picks.

      We have one tackle, Polumbus, that was acquired on waivers 3 years ago as a stop gap journeyman and who remains as a starter.

      It's not limited to the OL or OLB however as we all know.

      Jenkins is a serviceable DL but has never lived up to being a high #2.

      Hankerson looks like he is on the way out as a former #3.

      All around you look and this team is bereft of high picks making contributions.

      The ones that do make it here now like Trent Williams are the exception rather than the rule.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Past Is Prologue started by Bulldog's Twin View original post
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