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Reviewing the Washington Redskins 2009 Season

January 24, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 03: Rocky McIntosh (L) #52 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball following an interception in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 3, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Redskins 23-20. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins are next up on my list of 2009 NFL Season Reviews. At 4-12, they pick 4th in the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft. Of the teams that I’ve looked at so far, the ‘skins had by far the most disappointing season. Following their 8-8 season in 2008, in which they had a top 5 defense, many expected that this year the offense would improve enough to get them into the playoffs and back on the winning track. It didn’t quite work out that way. The defense was still solid, ranked 10th in yards allowed, but the offense didn’t really improve enough to get them into contention. The conventional wisdom is for them to look for the QB of the future with the 4th pick. Let’s take a look at their offensive and defensive performance compared against their opponents’ averages and see if that appears to be the biggest need.