BY: ZAC CORDOVA
Tortured fanbases seem to be a dime a dozen in this day and age. You have the highly publicized ones in the Cubs and the Jets. But my Redskins are a different kind of tortured, they do it to themselves through Danny Boy Snyder. Watching him spend recklessly for the better part of the decade on players such as fat Albert Haynesworth and DeAngelo Hall, or making trades for washed up has beens, like Jason Taylor or Donovan McNabb has been brutal. When everyone but the owner knows it’s a bad move, than there is a serious disconnect there. Now I love what Shannahan and Allen have done since they arrived two years ago. Though the record doesn’t show it, Danny has picked through other peoples trash and gotten some gems, rather than buy the shiniest thing on the free agent market.
Now I heard about the trade last night via text from a friend and immediately went to see what we gave up. After picking my jaw up off the floor from the 3 first round picks we surrendered to move up 4 spots in the draft, I boiled with anger at what I believed was way too much to give up for an unproven player. But after sleeping on it, I think the trade was necessary. Think about it, you are trading 3 chances on landing a player who you hope will be good, for one chance on a player who, if he is as billed, will change the fortunes of a franchise. Now RGIII isn’t proven either, but he has a higher upside than anyone the Redskins could possibly get with those first round picks. Throw in that the Redskins are 43 million dollars under the cap this year, and are a safety away from having a very good defense, and Robert Griffin puts them in position to compete for the foreseeable future.