8 things the Redskins should be asking for on Christmas
Some beach-related items to furnish Breeland Island
Breeland Island, like nearby Revis Island, isn't a fun place for opposing wide receivers to visit; a cold, dark and lonely area, no one really wants to be there. It's for that reason that the Redskins should be hoping to find a few beach-related things under the tree this year, like chairs, umbrellas and games such as bocce ball and wiffle ball, to make it a bit more friendly. That way, when pass catchers get stuck on the island every Sunday, at least they'll have some things to enjoy while there.
More players from the University of Florida
Jordan Reed, arguably the team's best player on either side of the ball this year, went to Florida. So too did Matt Jones, the rookie tailback who has injected life into both the running and passing game in his first NFL season. And Quinton Dunbar, the receiver-turned-corner that's turned in some massive plays down the stretch, is an ex-Gator as well. Receiving more players from the U of F would be a solid holiday gift for Scot McCloughan and Co., considering how successful these three have been in 2015.
Another strong rookie class
Similar to the previous slide and the flourishing Florida Gators, this wish list item stems from how successful the Redskins rookies have been in 2015, and a repeat of the present for 2016 would be quite nice. Brandon Scherff, Jamison Crowder, Preston Smith and Kyshoen Jarrett have joined Jones as major contributors in their respective first years in the NFL. Will the next class be as strong? 'Skins fans sure hope so, because, unlike a sweatshirt that doesn't fit or socks you don't want, you can't return players once you draft them.
No primetime games in 2016
It's time to admit it, everyone: Washington is terrible in primetime. It doesn't matter if it's Monday night, Sunday night or Thursday night, either; any nationally televised game means doom for the 'Skins, even if the opponent is an inferior one or, even worse, one being quarterbacked by Matt Cassel. Therefore, getting a 2016 regular season schedule without a primetime contest on it — even though it's unlikely — would be a welcome sight for players and fans alike.
No more injuries to tight ends
Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen and Derek Carrier all suffered season-ending injuries this year, making the tight end position the most banged-up, by far, in D.C. With the team looking to make the playoffs and currently going through replacements like Santa goes through cookies, some healthy weeks for this unit would be tremendous.
Anything featuring the phrase 'You like that!'
An obvious one. Those three words will be the three that are forever associated with the 2015 Washington Redskins, so anything that features them prominently would make for a good Christmas gift. Mugs, ornaments, pillows, hats, shirts, pants, ties, suitcases, you name it — whatever can hold Kirk Cousins' classic quote is a logical item for the 'Skins to wish for. It could seriously be anything, and they'd probably like it.
A little more attention for some underrated players
Chris Baker has turned into a force in the middle of Joe Barry's defense, but no one outside of the nation's capital has seemed to notice. Will Blackmon was signed off the streets and has become a very productive and reliable member of the team's secondary, but has gotten very little credit for doing so. And Morgan Moses went from question mark to bookend tackle opposite of Trent Williams, but would any non-Redskins fan know that? Of course, every franchise has members who are overlooked, but for these three plus a few others, a little more of the spotlight is certainly deserved.
The Lombardi Trophy
Like a new phone, a new car or a new Snuggie, the Lombardi Trophy is one of the most sought after gifts each holiday season. The Redskins, though, haven't landed one since 1991, so they probably crave it as much as just about any other team. When they'll receive one next is unclear, but whenever it comes, it'll be a present that's enjoyed by millions of people for years and years. When looking at the list, this is the item that's underlined, highlighted and put in bold.