I watched the Redskins game this past Sunday and I was very pleased with the win and some of the plays I saw out of the offense...though 9 points is nothing to be ecstatic about. The defense is amazing and nothing more needs be said about that. However, the benching of Ramsey after 3 series and now naming Brunell the starter is simply ridiculous.
First off, let me explain that I may be one of the few Ramsey supporters out there...because, quite frankly, the kid ain't that great. Though Patrick Ramsey is prone to making some bone head moves and taking a few too many sacks, his arm strength is far superior to that of Mark Brunell. For that reason, and that reason only, I like Ramsey.
Why? It's simple. If I'm on a defense playing in the secondary against the Redskins and they have Ramsey under center, I have to respect the fact that this guy could throw a seed over my head to a speedy Santana Moss or David Patten thirty plus yards down the field. With Brunell under center, I can cheat up a bit to slow down the running game because there ain't no way his rag arm is putting one past me. Does anyone else remember the disaster that was last year's offense?
In addition to this, Brunell was the quarterback for the Redskins last year for eight games. Eight terrible games. And he sucked. Really bad. I'm talking, "people were wishing we still had Tony Banks" bad. So, finally Gibbs decides that he is so shitty, he must be replaced. In comes Ramsey. He wasn't spectacular, but he was an improvement.
Then, here we are starting a new season and who is back as our quarterback for week 2??!! It just doesn't make sense. Here's the logic...Brunell is bad, so bad he must be replaced by Patrick Ramsey. Therefore, one must assume Ramsey is better (not good, just better).
So, why do you go back to the worse player without giving Ramsey any shot at all?
Look, if Joe Gibbs really thinks Patrick Ramsey is terrible and shouldn't be the quarterback of the Redskins, then put Jason Campbell in there. Yeah, he's a rookie and he'll probably make a bunch of mistakes, but can he be any worse than Brunell was last year for eight games? Or can he not put up 9 points and no offensive touchdowns against a shitty team? At least he'll get some playing time and maybe become the player that was worth trading away next season's draft for.
If the Redskins don't score more than 10 points this week against Dallas, the mutiny should begin. I know Coach Gibbs won this town three Super Bowls, but he has obviously lost his mind.