Box Seats: jason woodmansee

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Rooting for the Redskins to lose is a terrible idea

This week there has been a vocal segment of Redskins fans bemoaning the Redskins win in Seattle. But believe it or not, creative a culture of winning is more important than moving a few rungs up the draft board.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Redskins-Seahawks: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Breaking down the positives and negatives from a rare Redskins win in Seattle.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Redskins scored 24 points in their overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys and Brandon Banks finally made some plays in the return game. But Graham Gano continues to miss critical kicks while DeAngelo Hall continues to miss critical tackles.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  10:58 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/17/2011

The Cowboys are just as bad as the Redskins

As Redskins fans, we like to complain about the state of the franchise. There are very good reasons for that. But I have convinced myself that the Cowboys are actually in a worse state than the Redskins.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Redskins, Mike Shanahan need to “speed up the goodness”

I have no idea how the Redskins should get better. Or will get better. I asked my son, who is six and watches a lot of football, what the Redskins should do. He said that the coach should “speed up the goodness. And slow down the badness.”

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/04/2011

This is the Redskins team we wanted

The Redskins have done many of the things fans clamored for two years ago in an effort to rebuild their franchise, yet they're losing because they aren't quite good enough yet. As the saying goes — be careful what you wish for. You just may get it.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Meet the new Redskins, same as the old Redskins

The Redskins are in the midst of yet another football crisis. Is this time different? Is this in reality a rebuilding year that is actually rebuilding to something? Or is it just another year in a string of depressing Redskins seasons that never get better?

By Jason Woodmansee  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Rex Grossman experiment should have ended sooner for Redskins

Sometimes football analysis is easy. Sometimes a loss isn’t a team effort. Sometimes you can clearly see the problem. And on Sunday, that problem was Rex Grossman.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Let’s all laugh at the Eagles

It’s great to have another team in the division to be the laughing stock for a change, isn’t it? Usually it’s the Redskins who everyone points and laughs at, but this year the Eagles that are the overpriced embarrassment.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Lighten up, Redskins fans

After having the Redskins crush my spirit over the last 20 years, my first instinct is to look at the negative. But with a 3-1 record heading into the bye, it’s time to savor success — however fleeting.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Redskins-Cowboys: The good, the bad and the ugly

Here’s a quick and dirty look at the positives, negatives and vomit-inducing from the Redskins’ Monday night defeat in Dallas.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  10:19 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Washington Redskins provide cause for rational exuberance

Last week, I wrote that there was reason for some amount of optimism for the Redskins. After Sunday’s win over the Giants, it looks like I might have been right.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Redskins offseason to do list is long and distinguished

Our long national nightmare is over. Now that the NFL is back in business, the Redskins have a lot of work to do in a short period of time. The key things that need to happen...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Redskins draft possibilities are equally terrifying

The NFL draft is supposed to be a hopeful occasion — one full of promise and potential. For Redskins fans, it is a frightening, scary time with potential problems and danger around every corner.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/30/2011

The Los Angeles Nationals of Washington

Yes, your Washington Nationals have been appropriated into Southern California culture, and it has nothing to do with Stephen Strasburg going to San Diego State.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Catching the Wizards in L.A.

At a Clippers game you’re constantly reminded that they’re not the real L.A. team. Imagine if the Wizards had to share the Verizon Center with a more popular and successful team (besides the Caps).

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:43 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011

NFL lockout: the bright side

Sure, there are lots of negative things about the NFL lockout. But for Redskins fans, there are actually some bright spots.

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 02/28/2011

So long and farewell, Coach Janky Spanky

To the surprise of no one, the Redskins released Clinton Portis today. The logical, rational part of me can say that it was the right thing to do. Portis hasn’t played much the last two seasons, and he’s not worth...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  03:47 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Dan Snyder is a jackwagon (please don't sue me)

I have tried to not jump on the “Dan Snyder is Evil” bandwagon. I told myself the guy just wants to win, and is just doing what any fan would do if they owned a team. I hung in there...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/24/2011

The assassination of the coward Jay Cutler by everyone

On Sunday, I watched live as Jay Cutler got HAMMERED on Twitter during the second half of the NFC Championship game. Just killed. The general consensus was that Cutler was soft, heartless, gutless and any number of other unpleasant things....

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/30/2010

In the year 2000

An underperfoming offensive-minded coach. Embarrassing losses within the division. Dan Snyder getting fed up and firing people. A new, experienced head coach coming in to save the day. Sure, I could be describing last year, but I’m actually talking about...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Redskins-Jaguars: The good, the bad and the confusing

The Good The patched-together defense. There were a lot of unfamiliar faces out there, but the defense played its best game in weeks. Graham Gano. Yes, the guy I call "Graham Ga-oh-no" won the game plus had a long field...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Turn your McNabb no. 5 jerseys into Shuler jerseys

So... the new quarterback of your Washington Redskins is Rex “The Sex Cannon” Grossman. Now that the shock has (almost) worn off, here are the two ways to look at it. The Positive Way If you don’t think that McNabb...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010

The Redskins and the infinite sadness

So, yeah. This season has been a bit of a bummer. But the question is - how much of a bummer is it from an historical perspective? Let's take a look at some of the more soul-crushing seasons of the...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/08/2010

Goodbye and good riddance, Fat Albert

When I started this blogging gig, I asked the WaPo overlords what they wanted us to do. They said two things: a) be a fan; and b) don’t identify yourself as a Washington Post reporter. Fair enough. So, here’s this...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Looking for the bright side

I've used the "Good, the bad and the ugly" bit a few times to recap Redskins games this year. I'd use it again, but I honestly can't think of anything to put into the "good" category. Let me start looking....

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:21 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Eli Manning: overrated QB, or the most overrated QB?

I have extra bias against Eli Manning. Not only am I a Redskins fan, but I live in San Diego, and people in San Diego HATE Eli Manning. This is significant because people in San Diego don't really hate...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Relax, it could be worse - you could be a Vikings fan

Redskins fans may think they’ve been through a lot this year. Ugly losses, getting Vicked on national television, Rex Grossman - but it’s nothing compared to what Vikings fans have had to deal with. My in-laws live in South Dakota...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Redskins-Titans: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good Getting back to the old routine. The Redskins went back to their typical game of the season -- a low-scoring game with a last-second win. Last week must have been an anomaly (but dang, what an anomaly). Brandon...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 11/16/2010

The Body Bag Game part II: The Vickening

Thanks to the miracle of Twitter, I have a written record of the trava-shamockery that was Monday. Follow along as I slip into a spiral of despair and mockery... 1:44 PM: “One things is for sure - McNabb no longer...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  09:09 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2010

The Redskins are doomed

Since the Redskins had a bye week, I took a bye week as well. I didn’t really watch any of the games on Sunday. I did my best to ignore the swirling winds of craziness surrounding the Redskins. I tried...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Bears-Redskins: The good, the bad and the really ugly

By Jason Woodmansee The Good It was a win. I don’t know how it was a win, but it was a win. I keep checking to see if the NFL stepped in and took it away. This Redskins team seems...

By Box Seats blogger  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Jay Cutler is a jackwagon

By Jason Woodmansee Two off-seasons ago, pouty quarterback extraordinaire Jay Cutler and new crazy man coach of the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniel, decided that Mile High wasn’t big enough for the both of them. Cutler was placed on the trade...

By Box Seats blogger  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Redskins-Colts: The good, the bad, the beautiful

By Jason Woodmansee The Good: The effort. The Redskins played the defending AFC Champions right down to the end. They got turnovers, made key plays, and almost pulled this off. But seriously -- these guys are going to kill me....

By Box Seats blogger  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/15/2010

Fight for Old Baltimore

By Jason Woodmansee [Before I even start, I need to recognize the brilliant efforts of the Washington Post’s own Dan Steinberg, who had the guts to ask Coach Shanahan and the players about the white pants they wore last week....

By Box Seats blogger  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Packers-Redskins: The good, the bad, and the ugly

By Jason Woodmansee The Good: First and foremost, it was a win. As London Fletcher said, "This isn't a game we would have won a year ago, a month ago or maybe even two weeks ago." The Redskins may be...

By Box Seats blogger  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)