The Washington Football Team Is Improving. Dan Snyder Still Needs to Go.

Let's talk about a well-deserved firing from last week, and another that Washington fans should hope comes soon.

It’s time to focus on firings.  First, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson ought to be ashamed of himself. He embarrassed his franchise by tanking Sunday night’s loss to the Washington Football Team in a highly significant game, and deserves to be fired by his team owner or at least substantially fined by the NFL commissioner […]

The Washington Football Team’s Wild and Unpredictable Journey to the Playoffs

Maybe the upside to the dizzying news throughout 2020 is that there won't be another year like it.

Summarizing the Washington Football Team’s year, one packed with countless headlines and drama, is nearly impossible. But let’s try, anyway. Washington retired its controversial and racist nickname and adopted a temporary moniker for the season and potentially beyond. It hired a promising coach in Ron Rivera, but he was dealt his own surprise in the […]

The Year 2020 in Sports

If 2019 was the year that D.C. became a bona fide championship sports city, then 2020 was the year of countless “what ifs.”

On March 8, the University of Maryland men’s basketball team beat Michigan, 87-70, in front of a capacity crowd at Xfinity Center to win a share of the Big Ten regular season title. Afterward, hundreds of fans packed the court, standing shoulder to shoulder, to celebrate with coach Mark Turgeon and his players. Turgeon was […]

Give Ron Rivera All the Awards

He has somehow changed the entire texture of the local football franchise even though ownership remains the same.

I got a head start on my eulogy for the Washington Football Team this year, using a Nov. 1 column to write off Ron Rivera’s team and turning my attention to all the other options for fun and entertainment in this blessed year of 2020. But something totally unexpected happened on the way to the […]

In Logan Thomas, the Washington Football Team Has Found Its No. 1 Tight End

Thomas leads Washington with five receiving touchdowns. Only five tight ends in the league have scored more than him.

Ask Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera which player’s growth has impressed him in 2020, and it’s a good bet he’ll say tight end Logan Thomas. Actually, you don’t even need to ask. Rivera has a penchant for talking Thomas up with little prompting. On Oct. 25, Thomas caught four passes for 60 yards and […]

It’s Hard to Get Excited About This Year’s Washington Football Team

Things have gotten at least nominally better, but that doesn’t mean they’re good.

It would be factually correct to say that I came into this Washington Football Team season with high hopes, although you have to take the team’s miserable recent history into account to understand this very specific value of “high.” Did I expect them to be Super Bowl contenders? I did not. Did I think they […]

Alex Smith Makes an Improbable Return to the Washington Football Team

"I’ve fought so hard to come back. I think sometimes you can take it for granted."

Sunday afternoon didn’t quite match up with what Alex Smith envisioned in those moments he allowed himself to believe that he’d be back at FedExField, playing in an actual NFL game. He didn’t think he’d be coming off the bench in his first game as the backup quarterback nearly two years after his horrific leg […]

Dwayne Haskins Jr. Should Be Given Another Opportunity to Start

It’s an indictment of the organization, not the player, when a team doesn't treat a highly-touted quarterback like the investment he is.

After months of preaching patience and development above all things, Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera revealed that he’d actually been working off of a completely different rubric to evaluate second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. On Wednesday, Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen as the team enters Week 5 of the NFL season […]

Washington Football Team Gear Elicits Mixed Feelings for Fans

Some retailers have yet to stock gear with the team's new name.

In its season opener, the Washington Football Team rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-17, in front of an empty stadium due to restrictions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Had spectators been allowed at FedExField, what they wore to the game might have revealed something about how much of the […]

A Change-Filled Offseason May Have Left the Washington Football Team in a Better Place

This team has spent so long weighed down by *gestures wildly at everything at the team facility* that it was impossible to imagine them rising.

The whole football prognosticating world expects the Washington Football Team to be awful this season—a reasonable assumption, since the team was demonstrably awful last season and has ranged from awful to mediocre for most of the quarter century prior. And I cannot point to many concrete football reasons to expect otherwise. Many of the players […]


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