Earlier today, I got into a Twitter discussions based on a post where someone compared this year's 2-2 start for the Redskins with the same first 4 games of 2012, when the team also was 2-2. As you recall, that team ended up 3-6 after 9 games, then put together a winning streak to win the division.
A second poster questioned the validity of the subject being broached, saying "Again.. WHY are we comparing 2012 to 2015 beyond staying on the Quarterback stuff? Last sure? 3 years ago? WHY?
They had a point, as there is a small but very vocal component of the Redskins fan base that in the comments section of about every story makes it all about Robert Griffin III. There is another just as vocal component that instead of celebrating a win, they take to the comments section to point out what the other quarterback wouldn't have done instead of what the current QB DID do.
That aside, the original question had a point. In 2012, after the team had been pretty bad for previous seasons, the Redskins actually looked like a football team. It was not unreasonable for the first time in many years that you could sit down every week to watch the team and have some expectation the Redskins would have a chance. It didn't mean they would win. But they would have the wherewithal to make the game's outcome in doubt until the fourth quarter.
In 2013 and 2014, there were a lot of games over before halftime, and in the second half of those seasons, it was sometimes over before the first Cialis commercial. But this season - where Draft Kings has replaced Cialis and Viagra for most obnoxiously overplayed commercial - hope has returned. Last week against the Eagles, you didn't think about getting up and raking leaves when the team fell behind in the fourth quarter, You stayed and watched, and that alone is progress.
I think they have turned the corner. You?