Yesterday Brian Westbrook sat down with the NFL Players Association for an interview about his offseason and his career. In this interview, B-West had a few things to say about the Redskins and his offseason visits with teams and a couple things he said really stuck out to me. First:
Q: How did your recent visit with the Washington Redskins go?
A: It went really well. I enjoyed them and the coaching staff. I’d love to be a part of that organization. They have a quality organization—I just have to find out if I can fit into their system.
Ok, nothing super interesting there, just typical “Please sign me!” type stuff, except for the fitting into the system thing. I think what he’s really saying is that he’s not sure he wants to split carries with the “Return of the 2005 Running backs SUPER STARS!” backfield the Redskins currently have on their roster. Apparently he’s not sold on Mike Shanahan’s VOLTRON theory on old running backs…neither am I.
Let us continue…
Q: Being from the Washington, D.C. area and playing your high school ball at DeMatha, how special would it be if you were to play here?
A: Of course it would be special to play in your hometown, where you were born and raised and still live. Of course it would be special to be on a team with a winning tradition.
Wait a minute here, a winning tradition? In Washington DC? Maybe if he’s talking about DeMatha but I’m not sure he really believes that the Redskins really have a great winning tradition. Sure from 1971-1976 they made the playoffs for 5 out of 6 years. Also, we all know what they did in the 80s and early 90s…but since 1992, this team has made the playoffs just 3 times. 3 times in 18 years. Hell of a tradition there, huh?
This team has been in DC since 1937, do know how many times they’ve made the playoffs since they arrived in Washington? 22 times. Yes, just 22 times in over 75 years. As a comparison, the Dallas Cowboys didnt come into existance until 1960 and you know how many times they’ve been to the playoffs? 30…in almost 30 less years. Winning tradition in DC? Hah!
Lets move on, here’s what else he said about the Redskins: Read the rest of this entry