First off, I really want to apologize for the very long delay on my blog posts on Skins Take over the past several months. I have a lot of things on a personal level that took away a lot of my time since I last posted here. A lot has happened for the Redskins during the offseason. While their draft picks and free agent signings have been decent and are capable of sending the Redskins back to the playoffs in 2017, the firing of Scot McCloughan, and not resigning Kirk Cousins to the long term will be remembered.
The regular season has started, and other than the sudden off the field issues with safety Sur'a Curvens, there hasn't been drama affecting the Redskins on the field. They are 1-1 heading into a Sunday Night showdown at home versus the Oakland Raiders. With an early bye week upcoming and a very tough second half schedule, going at least 2-2 is a must in order to give the Redskins a chance to contend in the NFC East this season. Starting the season 1-3 could put them in a early big hole to overcome.
Currently, it is too early to judge the Redskins based on their first two regular season games. While the passing game remains inconsistent and the defense has marginally improved, the running game did took off in the right direction last Sunday in Los Angeles. With the loss of Pierre Garcon and Desean Jackson, the running game will probably be used more heavily this year then in the last two years. That could be a good thing only if they can control the game and limit turnovers. Evidently, the passing game should be improved over the course of the season.
So while the Redskins will try to get their things sorted out, I will try my best to keep this blog as relevant as possible despite my busy schedule. I will not recap every game, but I will go into more features and details surrounding the team on and off the field.
Thank you all for your loyal support!