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Washington Redskins - Where Do We Go From Here?

"Where do we go from here?" That's the question echoing around everything that it the Washington Redskins. Coming off a backbreaking loss to the Detroit Lions, who were 0-19 in the regular season coming into this game... the Redskins need now more than ever to submit to the old saying, "we need to find an identity."

Players are going to tell fans as players always tell fans, "we are out here competing, you all are just fans" and that's true... to an extent. Players know the x's and o's better than any fan... but fans know the struggle, the year in and year out, the unability to purchase expensive tickets so you have to watch from TV, the dependency on a team. The players know the fans are just as, if not more, important than they are. But does Dan Snyder know that?

I won't be one of these people saying we're fielding a bunch of talented guys who are overrated. Not a soul on this team is overrated by any means. The Redskins have plugg…

The Madden Curse Is Halfway Complete...

Larry Fitzgerald wasn't sweating the curse. He said on the subject before that he doesn't believe in curses, and he makes his own luck. He's not the first guy who said that of the Madden Curse though, and year after year, all have fallen.

On Opening Night- NFL Kickoff, Troy Polamalu (who shares half of the cover for Madden NFL 10, injured his knee and didn't return to the field. Now the speculation is that he could miss anywhere from 3-6 weeks of football with a sprained ligament in his knee.

For those unaware of what exactly the Madden curse is - people believe that players on the cover of Madden get injured the season they're featured. Mike Vick broke his leg, McNabb had a total of 36 injuries (many internal), Ray Lewis fractured his wrist, and Brett Favre tore tendons in his throwing arm. Now the speculation with half of the curse coming true for Polamalu, is that it's just a matter of time before Fitzgerald suffers an injury. But the curse isn't just h…
It's been some time since we've had regular season football, and things in the NFL have shaken up quite a bit this offseason/pre-season. The Giants have nearly completely re-tooled their entire offense, the Patriots have shipped out vets for new vets, the Raiders may have ended Crabtree's career before it got started, and the Redskins dished out money for big names like usual. Point being, these franchises tend to do this stuff regularly, and well, the Redskins only added improvement from last year, not decreased their ability to provide. The line is arguably better behind Derrick Dockery who returned from Buffalo. The young receivers are hitting a stride that you expected last year, but you can't always have homerun hitting rookies. And the addition of Marcus Mason at Running Back is sure to give us a big weapon if he lives up to what fans think is all-around natural talent.

Defensively, adding Haynesworth is going to provide better pass-rush from all over, and allow…