Monday, I brought you Washington Examiner columnist Rick Snider, predicting the Redskins would be 6-10 this season, give or take a win.
Tuesday? Well, Tuesday’s prediction is even more dire. Direr, if you will. If Wednesday is the direst, the Redskins might be losing more games than they play.
Pete Prisco, the CBSSports.com columnist, actually predicted every single NFL game of 2012 in his latest work. He has the Redskins finishing 3-13, with eight double-digit losses, home wins against Carolina and Minnesota, and a single road win at Cleveland.
Prisco also predicts the Redskins will not top the 21-point barrier once in 2012, a threshold they passed seven times in 2011. This was a particular sore spot for one aggrieved blogger.
“Skins had a modestly effective offense for most of ‘11 despite turnover-crazy QBs and mostly harmless pass-catchers, plus beat-up OL,” @BurgundyBlog responded. “Now adding a mobile, careful, strong-armed QB, albeit an inexperienced one. OL healed and another year in system. WRs clearly more dynamic. Will it all click immediately and consistently? No. But if Prisco’s right about Redskins [not] breaking 21...I’ll lick a urinal. And film it.”
Now there’s a prop bet to watch!
For the record, Prisco’s CBS colleague Pat Kirwan also posted predictions; he has the Redskins finishing 6-10.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
The Nats mashed the Mets in extra innings. Bryce Harper was a star. The Mets bullpen was haha.
The Redskins hope they’ve done enough to improve their receiving corps.
Maryland native moved in with her parents to prepare for the Olympics in modern pentathlon.
Area kids have to decide whether to stay or leave Penn State.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT I
Redskins DB Josh Wilson is ready to prove that the haters are haterz who hate.
Cant to prove the haters wrong...this includes people whp say theyre fans all they do is come on here and talk trash bout us...kick rocks— Josh Wilson (@TheJoshWilson) July 24, 2012
TWEET OF THE NIGHT II
Nats rookie Tyler Moore makes it to New York.
NYC... Never seen anything like it. Way too fast for me. #newyorkminute— Tyler Moore(@T_Mo12) July 23, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey on Randy Edsall:
“He’s been like a punching bag in the media lately, and honestly, I kind of feel bad for him. Everyone within the facility now, we want to play for him. He’s a guy you want to play for.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats are in New York again at 7 on MASN. The Orioles host the Rays at 7 on MASN2. All TV/Radio listings are here.
The Redskins’ Web site has rookie passing records to watch out for during RGIII’s rookie season. It’s July.
The New York Times has a Skins preview.
The Jets put LaRon Landry on the physically-unable-to-perform list, as expected.
New to me: the baseball Hall of Fame could have been built in East Potomac Park.
Bryce Harper’s home run Monday night was crushed.
The Tombs turns 50 years old.
John Wall and Weezer are scheduled to work the same event in Pentagon City.
City Paper’s Will Sommer came across this Washingtonian t-shirt from the ‘70s, which I really really wish I had.