Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's Getting Closer To Football Season

The last time I blogged on this site, the Redskins did the improbable and clinched their second NFC East title in three years and their third division title in the Dan Snyder era.  They were preparing for their wild card game vs Green Bay Packers, which they eventually lost at home 35-18. I was very optimistic on their chances vs the Packers, but Aaron Rodgers step up his game and shown what he's capable of during the playoffs, and the Redskins lack of experience in playoff games really shown on the field. Packers controlled the clock and the game in the second half, and physically wear down the entire Redskins defense, and Quarterback Kirk Cousins, and the entire offensive line got beat badly vs the Packers defensive line.

A lot has happened since then for the Redskins. The draft, and offseason went by with little drama, except bringing Josh Norman coming to Washington, thanks to Carolina botching their franchise tag agreement with him. Likewise, the Redskins will enter training camp with a improved roster on offense, defense and special teams.

However, this season schedule will be more difficult than last season because the Redskins will be facing playoff teams from last season in addition to playing the entire AFC North and NFC North. I will discuss more on the regular season schedule after the preseason.

Beginning July 28th, training camp begins in Richmond Virginia, the preseason begins August 11th, and the regular season begins September 12th. In the coming weeks, the dog days of Summer will pass by, and football will return. We will learn more about the final 53 man roster by early September.

Over the next several months on Skins Take, we will discuss the future of Kirk Cousins, honor the late great Zema Williams (Chief Zee), and look into the plans for the Redskins new stadium. In addition, I will provide analysis on any major news coming out of the organization during training camp and preseason.

Enjoy the last remaining weeks of summer and for the folks who are going to Richmond for camp, have fun and stay hydrated!

Image Courtesy of WNST

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