It wouldn ‘t be a Washington Week 17 without a little drama, would it? After the WFT did not do the job in Week 16 over the Panthers, the WFT needed a short memory to come back with another shot after that to beat their ticket to the post-season. Unfortunately for them, with the cancellation of the annual Mummer’s Parade (look it up), the Philadelphia Eagles are not the only ones to have a “no-hat rule” this week.
On this issue of the Cult of Colt, Gumbi and I accompanied the gracious and talented Brandon Lee Gowton. You may know Brandon as the manager and editor-in-chief of Bleeding Green Nation, co-founder of BGN Radio, and co-presenter of The SB Nation NFL Show (he’s on Cameo too!)
Despite coming from a “competitive” NFC East blog (although of course it’s more of a “peer site”), Brandon is very realistic when it comes to the Eagles and the disappointment they caused this year . Although we can watch the Eagles over the past three seasons and see more playoff games that Washington has had in more than a decade, Brandon has not struck a blow and has followed a “burn and salt the earth” approach, with the fact that the Super Bowl honeymoon era is very much over. To get an idea of where things are for Philly and their fans, this week’s Brandon’s “11 Things I Think” piece is a must-read.
Of course, we talked quite a bit about the situation of the quarter (s) – and those of us, and how no one takes everything into account, are very excited about the state of affairs. While Washington is preparing for Jalen Hurts, who is starting to build confidence in his game and confidence in the fanbase in him, Brandon believes the Eagles defense feels blood in the water, and it’s not just coming from the leg of Alex Smith. Although Carson Wentz is very much in everyone’s mind, and Brandon sees no easy solution to some very expensive roster problems that GM Howie Roseman got in his team.
Even with their play-off hopes that thwarted the Cowboys in Week 16, Brandon believes the WFT will face a highly motivated Eagles squad, no matter how much it will benefit all involved (except for the Cowboys and their fans.)
After Brandon let go, Gumbi and I took time to do a mini-post-mortem on the Dwayne Haskins Jr. era. Gumbi offered a complete look back and outlined the downfall from start to finish. Although I certainly do not agree with the final result and knew that it is only a matter of time, I can not help but hope that it goes well with a local child who clearly needs to grow.
Thanks again to Brandon for his time, and of course his cheese steak deals.
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