The Washington Redskins have decided that they are pushing all of their chips to the middle of the table and apparently now have rolled the dice with Baylor QB, Robert Griffin III. Washington, a team which has not been noted as being wise spenders during free agency, now have surrendered their second-round pick in the 2012 Draft as well as their next two year’s first-round selection. Will RGIII be the next Cam Newton or the next Ryan Leaf? Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan just put his coaching career in Washington, and perhaps elsewhere in the NFL on the line with this move.
The NFL Draft is a crap shoot, but you would hope that one of three first-round draft picks would pan out, eventually. The Redskins have now surrendered those next two years, 2013 and 2014, to the St. Louis Rams in order to roll the dice and acquire Robert Griffin III.
Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen have gone all in in order to acquire Griffin, and now the duo are going to need to see some major production from him. The Redskins have cap money to spend and the organization must spend some of it in order to surround Griffin with the weapons that he is going to need in Washington.
A weak offensive line with the leading receiver on the Redskins being either a tight end or a very suspect wide receiver. There is cause for celebration in the Capitol City are surrounding areas today, but I remember when fans were ecstatic to have their team select Ryan Leaf. Yes, RG III is a vastly better talent and the NFL game has changed dramatically since when Leaf was drafted, but Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen have their careers riding on this move.
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