That pretty much sums up my beloved and beleaguered Redskins thus far, going 0-3 in the preseason and getting thumped by the Pats 41-0. But could it be at all possible that the Skins simply haven't revealed their cards, saving them for the regular season and the playoffs? After all, as Michael Wilbon points out, "To showcase all the good stuff in the preseason would be stupid beyond words. Why do that in games that don't count in the standings with players who won't be on the team in three weeks?" Also, "Al Saunders, boss of the offense, said as much the other day. He told The Post's Jason La Canfora that he has used perhaps 2 percent of the 700-page playbook.... The Redskins haven't tried to run any offense and I don't blame Saunders one bit. People who know about such things say Antwaan Randle El is going to be a big part of the offense, and the Redskins have barely had him on the field in the preseason." Not to mention Gibbs's history of preseason losing records in '82 and '91 followed by Super Bowl victories.
Not that Wilbon is convinced. And sadly I'm not either, though I hope I'm wrong. But how far can a team go with a 36-year-old quarterback?
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