Before I formally begin this column, I would like to personally deliver a message to the editor-in-chief of The Bulldog and Eagles fanatic Joe Sageman: hey Joe, how’s it feel to be in the basement of the NFC East?
It’s nice to be asking that to somebody else instead of trying to answer it. And as horrible as it may feel, don’t worry, Joe. We’ve all been there. But then again, to rub it in even more, the Eagles haven’t won since the Phillies have, and even my disbelief over the Nationals' collapse in early October is long gone.
So Joe, maybe if you’re lucky the Eagles will win a game before you graduate college. But historically speaking, that whole Super Bowl thing hasn’t worked out too well for the Eagles either, so I would advise you not to get your hopes up too high.
"Now you're playing to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come. Now we get a chance to evaluate players and see where we’re at," said Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan following a loss to the Panthers. After a pair of divisional victories, the Redskins are back in the hunt for a division crown.
After being named a captain, rookie Robert Griffin III has led the Redskins to score more than 69 points in the last two games and has thrown seven touchdowns passes. This new success shows promise for next season, when the Redskins defense will attempt to return to form after Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker, and Brandon Meariweather recover from season ending injuries. With today being the 5th anniversary of safety Sean Taylor’s murder, the question of where the Redskins would be defensively with the young star safety still lingers today. Redskins Nation still gathers around the fallen hero, and may he forever rest in peace.
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