Assigning Blame for the Washington Redskins’ 0-2 Start

September 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The second half of the 2012 season was a Cinderella story for the Washington Redskins. A 3-6 Redskins team won their last seven games, and they were propelled into the playoffs by the stellar rookie season of quarterback Robert Griffin.
Now, after two lopsided defeats, the 0-2 Redskins appear to have turned back into a pumpkin.
In the nation's capital, playing the blame game is as big a pastime as football itself. Washington fans are playing it plenty, in the gaps between screaming, cursing and throwing stuff.
Granted, at least some of that panic attack appears to be justified. In the first half of their losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers, the Redskins have been outscored by a combined score of 50-7.
As Bill Barnwell of Grantland points out, that's the worst first-half performance by an NFL team through two games in nearly 25 years.
The problem is, many fans seem to have settled on the wrong scapegoat for the team's issues.
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