Team Needs | Five Week 1 Games to Watch From an NFL GM’s Perspective
By Ted Sundquist, The Football Educator
Washington Redskins vs New Orleans Saints
Trading the future – Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen put all their chips on the table to get Robert Griffin III. The cost was enormous, but in Washington the future is NOW, as an 11-21 record is all to show for their efforts. Will RG3 perform as advertised or is this just another “run around” QB? Will owner Daniel Snyder show the patience necessary if the season starts to slide, or could McNabb and Plummer be right?
Leadership? – The Saints face their season without a head coach and focal point leader. “Bountygate” and the ripple effects spread deeper than the flood waters of hurricane Isaac. New Orleans should be in the hunt for the NFC South, but how far will borrowed leadership take them? Tom Benson and Mickey Loomis will be watching closely.