The great media machine takes at least a full year to react to team trends....and while that's frustrating to fans of said teams, it's probably not unfair. One good "normal" offseason like last year can just as easily prove to be a blip as it does the start of a pattern. The Redskins have a lot of inertia heading in the wrong direction to make up for.
The good news, I guess, is that if we manage to string TWO decent offseasons together, and even (gasp) show some actual progress on the field, the great media herd will shift just as decisively in that direction and begin to sing our praises.
Which will be fun too, since so many of our burgundy and gold brethren---those only happy when they're bitchin' about somethin'---will have something new to bemoan.