ENVELOPE please. The award for the 2020 Stupid Football Team of the Year goes to…the Football Team! Hey Coach Ron Rivera, could we get a statement from you?
You know how other bad teams realize that they’re a shit-show, fire everyone, and start to rebuild? They get a new President of Football operations. Then that President and the Owner either hire a General Manager, or a Head Coach who doubles as the GM. In cases where a GM is separate, they help hire the new Head Coach. From there they assemble the roster. Often taking a swing at drafting a Franchise QB.
The 2020 Redskins said to their fan base: “Hold my beer and watch this.”
The Redskins exited 2018 with a 7 – 9 record, and knowing that head coach Jay Gruden was on the hot seat. So of course, in the 2019 Draft, they selected QB Dwayne Haskins seventh overall. Now that he had a rookie to groom and grow, Gruden found job securit- He was fired before the 2019 season came to a close. Haskins didn’t win Rookie of the Year.
Enter former Carolina Panther head coach, Ron Rivera. Rivera is a defensive coach, but he’ll get the young QB on the right track. All Haskins needed was a sense of stabili- Say whaaa? Rivera did what now? His first move was to bring in his back-up QB from the Panthers?
Damn. I mean, I get it. But damn. That was some cold-blooded shit, right there.
So, top ten drafted QB? CHECK! New head coach who doesn’t give a fuck about the prior regime’s draft pick? CHECK! So what else did the Football Team need? What else should they add just one month before this weird Covid-addled season kicks off?
How about a new team President? AWESOME!
And you know what? He needs to be Black. To prove that the Redskins, sorry, the “Football Team”, isn’t racist. And make him frightfully young for the position, at just 38! And woefully inexperienced, having never even been any sort of NFL executive! Now start him immediately, in a situation where he can’t put his stamp on the team, because kickoff is in 3, 2…
You realize that when President Jason Wright fails (and he will), no one will cut him any slack because he was the president when the season started. Besides, NFL fans don’t generally consider context. So when this minority hire bombs, folks will say “Well, they did give one a chance…” Even though nothing of the sort ever happened. He never had a chance.
The Redskins totally built this thing inside out, upside down, and backwards. It’s the most stupid thing ever done by a football team, or by a football team named Football Team. Pretty strong statement given that we all remember the Cleveland Browns.