New-Look Washington Redskins Have Some Old-School Holes To Fill

May 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the first time in a while, the Redskins were not the most exciting team in the offseason.

Sure, they traded for a new franchise quarterback in Donovan McNabb, and that certainly was both unexpected and exciting. However McNabb is a solid fit as the team’s signal caller, and beyond that, their free agent signings were judicious and well-placed additions, rather than big names whose marketing value surpassed their football value.

All in all, the Shanahan/Allen invasion has netted some good results on paper for its first offseason. However, the team still has some significant holes to fill.

On the positive side, the new regime has finally done something to improve the abysmal offensive line. They exercised the No. 4 overall choice and nabbed Trent “Silverback” Williams, a talented boom-or-bust prospect who steps immediately into the Grand Canyon-sized shoes left by future Hall of Famer Chris Samuels.

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