When it comes to evaluating the Redskins heading into the 2012 season, outside perspective is not always a bad thing. No matter how objective we all claim to be, there is no doubt that any of us that visit this site on a regular basis are perhaps a tad too close when it comes to taking a passion-less look at the changes made this offseason.For those who truly looooove what the Ashburn brain trust have cobbled together, you have at least one national writer on your side.With the NFL draft and the bulk of free agency behind us, NFL.com askedits writers to select the team they believe improved the most this offseason. Jeff Darlingtons choice, well, based on my setup, I think you know.
"With RG3 and some other playmakers in tow, Washington thinking big in 2012
At a time when offseason grades are really nothing more than predictions of anticipated potential, it seems sensible enough to suggest any team that has added a possible franchise quarterback has the most to gain. That said, since the Redskins also are among the teams that added some real weapons to an otherwise stagnant offense, I'd say it's equally sensible to expect far more from this team in 2012.
"I still believe in the Shanahan system, particularly in the capabilities of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. With the right pieces to play with -- including dynamic QB Robert Griffin III -- the Redskins have put themselves in as advantageous a position as possible with their offseason activity."Fair enough Mr. Darlington, fair enough. Of the ten opinions offered, only the Greg Schiano-Vincent Jackson adding Tamps Bay Bucs received more than one vote (including one from Charley Casserly). Even with the Redskins struggles last season, no team cratered more down the stretch than the Bucs.And in case you were wondering, the Dallas Cowboys received some love as well.