The rest of the country got to see Monday night what Redskins fans have known for a while. Washington’s football team is not only bad, it’s boring. The Eagles won 27-17, but it was essentially over when Philadelphia took a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter.
It doesn’t matter where you want to place the blame for the bankrupt Redskins offense. It was built by Dan Snyder and executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato; it’s sorta coached by head coach Jim Zorn. One of those men has better job security than the others.
Quarterback Jason Campbell has regressed under Zorn, and Clinton Portis is now just another guy. The offensive line needs a near complete overhaul.
It’s hard to imagine a better defense playing on a worse team. The Redskins are extremely fortunate to have two wins, yet they largely contained Philadelphia Monday night, like they have stopped offenses all year. (Of course, this was the first offense Washington faced that had a win.)
Cerrato may have given Zorn a vote of confidence, but the drama in Washington doesn’t figure to go away.
The team’s first five opponents after a Week Eight bye have a combined record of 24-6. The only team with a losing record Washington faces for the rest of the season is Oakland in Week Fourteen.
The Redskins are a long way from hitting bottom yet.
UPDATE: Tight end Chris Cooley will miss the season with a broken ankle. Ouch.