Washington Redskins Need to Win 4 In a Row to Reach Playoffs

Meegan SweeneyContributor IDecember 6, 2008

Last week, the Redskins played at home, hosting the New York Giants.  This was a game they SHOULD have won.  It seemed like the offense wasn't there.  Either that, or some players took the plays into their own hands, while not listening to the plays that Head Coach Jim Zorn was calling to Quarterback Jason Campbell.

Some say that Clinton Portis is the key to the Redskins' success.  I'd say no.  If you want to be really cheesy, 'There is no I in Team.'  It might be Portis' ego, trying to get the ball up the field, the way he knows how. 

I'd say that it's Campbell's mind that thinks about past plays, that stays in the past, afraid to just erase what's happened in the last series of plays.  I think it's all psychological.  I think he needs to get rid of what he has in his mind and just go for it.  That's what Zorn has said in his press conferences, that he has to make him see. 

The next four games are critical.  They MUST win against the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Francisco 49ers.  Three out of four of them are on the road, so they can't rely on the fans' noise, trying to scramble the opposing team's offense.  Granted, there are a lot of fans that travel, but not as many that fill FedEx Field with 92,000 fans.

Offense must be full with unpredictable plays, passes to Chris Cooley, Antwan Randel El, and Santana Moss.  They don't want the opposition to memorize the pass patterns, as the Giants did.  They can't have them do it if they want to go to the playoffs this year.