Posted by Dan Steinberg from the Washington Post.
Mike Shanahan has the second worst record in Washington Redskins history through the first 40 games coaching.
Given the fact, year to year, franchises improve and flop, how is it possible that this franchise stays remarkably consistent, which is consistently poor. We see NFL teams each season who were bad the prior season make significant strides. How about the 2-15 Colts sitting at 4-3.How about the Dolphins at 4-3? How about the once awful Texans at 6-1?How about the Vikings at 5-3?
Then you take teams like the Patriots, Packers, Giants, and Ravens, and they seem to be good every year, despite the feelings that they are getting "old" yet year in and year out, they are good.
But our Redskins --- every year since our last Superbowl, everything remains consistent. The Redskins are a team that resides at the cellar of the NFC East and a non-factor in the NFC playoff picture.
Now, once again, we sit at 3-5 with a real scenario unraveling that the Redskins may very well once again finish the season sub .500. Yet, many of us will o9nce again day, look, we have RGIII, we are improving. Wonder how many years we will say that? Fact is, we are better at QB, but significantly weak at WR, defense, and special teams. The team appears to be treading, well, no where.
So what's the thoughts? Does RGIII buy Mike Shanahan another year if the Redskins finish say 6-10 or 5-11? If so, have the Redskins become a franchise that considers 6-10 or 5-11 normal?