To that I feel compelled to point out that 10 of our 22 starters just got here, and this is a different team than what we've become accustomed to watching. Haslett has his guys now, we have young guys looking to prove themselves, and they played the Giants better than we have in more than a decadeRedskins 38 - 10 huh? For some reason I feel compelled to point out, as I did last week, That the Redskins have only scored 31 or more points 6 times in the last five years and are the 2nd lowest scoring team since 1992.
You can come up with a million what ifs and other scenarios, but I have more than that for you....if Reed Doughty didn't jump the route on third down, the Giants punt and don't get that second TD. Also, if Anthony Armstrong had hands, he would've had an additional TD. Hypothetically, the game would have been 35-7 us, and a blowout. What happens just happens, and what doesn't, doesn't.The 28 points last week was bostered by a tip, scoop and score by the defense. Are you anticipating something similar this week? Perhaps a Banks kick return? I didn't see those predictions yet I think one of those may be necessary to reach 38 points.
I understand where you're coming from. I am far from an optimist though. For two decades, this team has killed any chance of hope that most of us have week to week. I know this pick sounds like a homer pick, but in the past 3 seasons in pickem games, I have only picked the Skins to win 4 times. I agree they have a long way to go to prove themselves, and I'm still pretty sure this season won't net a winning record, but beating the Giants so easily was a huge first step in the right direction.Actually, I find it refreshing to have had such a large turnover and a lot of new faces. Because the old ones weren't doing much. But you're right, they're young and eager to prove themselves. They just haven't yet, and I still haven't gotten over the sub-mediocre past 20 years and probably won't until they do prove themselves.
I envy your optimism. While I think the Redskins will win, I expect a closer game.