Washington Redskins: Striking a Balance Between Free Agency and the Draft

January 28, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Washington Redskins are often hailed as the offseason champions, which has earned them exactly one playoff win since the millennium. Dan Snyder has become infamous for his offseason spending and total lack of respect for the draft. While division rivals are busy bolstering their roster through the draft, the Redskins have been trading their picks for overrated talent and created a sizable debt for themselves in the process.
Even with the CBA still up in the air, Washington has one of the most important offseasons in their recently troubled history.
The Donovan McNabb experiment failed and Albert Haynesworth proved more trouble than he was worth for another year. With those failures in mind, fans are going to look to Mike Shanahan to make up for his mistakes in a hurry. Free agency is still a question mark, but has the potential to be one of the deepest talent pools in recent memory.
The McNabb deal and the trade for Jammal Brown leave the Redskins without a third or ...

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