The thing about the first week of the NFL season is that it doesn’t mean your team sucks or not. Stephen Troese is a Washington Redskins fan and he has seen a number of seasons for the Redskins turn out much differently than they started. So, the Redskins lost the first game for the season. Does that mean it’s the end of the world for the Redskins. Definitely, not necessarily. Here’s why Stephen Troese Jr. would encourage you to take a step back for a second.
The Eagles Might Actually Be Pretty Good: Last year, the Eagles were a middle of the road team. The thing is that they might have improved from last year. Carson Wentz, a franchise quarterback, is in his second year and he looked much more confident than last year. In addition to that, the Eagles signed a few free agents who may have made their team much better as well. The Redskins may have lost a few players but they played the Eagles tough. In addition to that, that last call was terrible. If that call was reversed who is to say that Kirk Cousins wouldn’t have driven down the field and got the victory for the Redskins?
The Redskins Were Prone to Turnovers: The main reason why the Eagles won over the Redskins was because they committed less turnovers. That is usually the way things go, but in the first week, you can excuse poor decisions as everyone is still getting to know how to play with one another. If the Eagles and Redskins were to play again in week 15 with the same lineups, the end result might be way different. It is up to Jay Gruden, according to Stephen Troese, to make the adjustments and teach his team to play with more discipline. If they do, the next time they play it could be way different. In addition to that, the NFC East is always competitive so one game really means nothing in the grand scheme of things.