WASHINGTON (WUSA) - There was a big buildup this off season about how much better the Redskins would be this year. Expectations and hopes were sky high and then to go out the way they did this past Monday night and get creamed 38-16, brings us all crashing back down to earth. In a league that prides itself on preparation, the Redskins looked anything but. The Redskins were no match for the much more physical Pittsburgh team and at times the Redskins couldn't perform basic elements of football. Hey! How about tackling someone? The difference between the two clubs was vast.
I know this is a week to week league, but my goodness, the Redskins looked weak at home against Pittsburgh and they have a short turnaround to try to shore things up with Dallas in town this Sunday at 1 pm at Fed Ex Field. Now the Steelers are good, but the Skins made them look like early Super Bowl favorites. There was no push back by the Redskins who have got to get it corrected quickly or they will find themselves in an 0-2 bind.
"From the naked eye, it did not look well," Redskins Hall of Famer Darrell Green told me. Green was very high on the Redskins heading in to the season but the opening week dud does not change his opinion on that. "That was very disappointing but who feels worse than them? I know what they are feeling and thinking and I am not changing my feeling or thinking about them," Green said.
The Redskins face another 0-1 team in the Cowboys who just got nipped by the Giants in Dallas. Mind you, Dallas is starting a rookie QB in Dak Prescott but the Redskins can't overlook anyone at this point. The Redskins sure looked liked they took Pittsburgh for granted last Monday and if they have another paltry effort this Sunday, watch out. It could get ugly.