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The Eagles franchise is suffering to deal with the notion that this season’s Super Bowl aspirations are probably just aspirations. If the Washington Redskins want any shot at turning this into a miracle season, they must find a way to bring Philadelphia even more misery and take this win from the Eagles.
How can a ball coach demand that his players not allow the enormity of this week to knock them off of their game, when he himself has completely fallen off of his?
Some say that there’s no such thing as bulletin board material; that if an NFL player needs to be inspired by words to perform at his best, then his best isn’t good enough to begin with. This rhetoric sounds ok, but logically it is flawed.
Momentum is the great equalizer in football, as it often allows underdog teams to ride its wave to victory. There is no statistic for momentum, no way to truly judge its effects, but football minds understand momentum and do their best to seize it.
This Sunday will be a measuring stick for the Redskins who seek to prove to themselves that they can be a winning ball club in the National Football League.
When coach Shanahan retired from football in 2009, he spent many hours at the University of Florida picking the brain of head coach Urban Meyer. Can you guess the name of the starting quarterback who Mike Shanahan studied while at Florida? Tim Tebow.
Left tackles may never sign endorsement deals, but football minds understand that a quarterback’s success is handcuffed to the ability of his offensive lineman.
Redskins can’t fold up in this week’s game against Tampa Bay, even amidst a losing streak.
Washington is doing well on offense this year, but they need that one extra thing to really push them to a dangerous group of weapons. That “one thing” is a player that they just got rid of within the last two months.
Garcon was at best ‘limited’ in practice this week, as he recovers from a bruised right foot, suffered during his 88-yard touchdown reception against New Orleans. As the team’s biggest offensive playmaker not named Robert Griffin III, his particpation, or lack thereof could be key in the Washington game plan.