May Update for Redskins at Saints – The Redskins and Saints will open the season in the Mercedes Benz Superdome and this game will probably be one of the most highly hyped contests of the season and for one reason: Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins went all out, trading away three #1 draft choices to land what many consider to be the best available quarterback in the draft. Despite the debate, the Colts went with Andrew Luck, leaving RG3 to fall into Washington’s lap. Make no bones about it, Griffin is an athletic marvel, with enough talent to leave even the stoic Mike Shanahan gushing over the possibilities. Even before the start of training camp, Shanahan made it clear that Griffin was his starting quarterback so this kid may have something.
The New Orleans Saints defense, now operating under the guidance of Steve Spagnuolo, will have to be on their toes against the new Redskins offensive weapon. Griffin has a rare combination of mobility and poise and seems to thrive when the play breaks down. Mike Shanahan is battling for his job and his reputation so he’s going to pull out all the stops this season.
Redskins vs Saints tickets are part of the Saints 2012 schedule and how this game is going to play out is pretty much anyone’s guess. Washington, or as I call it “The place where highly paid free agents go to die” seems to be in a continual state of flux as Mike Shanahan continues his search for, among other things, a reliable quarterback to run his offense. As the offseason unfolds it’s going to be interesting to see if the Redskins open their wallet again or if they choose a more conservative path. But one thing is for sure. As one of the most storied franchises in the NFL the Redskins will be bringing a lot of history into the Superdome and could possibly be a surprisingly strong contender in a topsy turvy NFC East.
A look back at the NFL last season does give us some insights into Redskins vs Saints tickets. First of all, Washington started out fairly well, posting a 3-1 records with a win over the New York Giants. But the rest of their season saw 2 victories sandwiched between 10 losses as Shanahan had to rely on the higly unreliable Rex Grossman to manufacture points and for three games in mid-season he put John Beck under center. Grossman turned in a pretty mediocre season, throwing for 16 TD’s but 20 interceptions, while barely passing 3,000 yards. If you’re interested in the chance for Spagnuolos new defense to sharpen their teeth on Rex Grossman this could be the payoff.
For the Saints it seems as if the Redskins game could be marked up as a sure win but I remember a Rams game in 2011 that didn’t work out. The Saints will be bringing their usual potent offense I’m sure but there are some real questions on which direction the Saints defense will go and whether they can keep their offensive stars while attracting enough defensive muscle to improve on last season’s up and down performance.
Redskins vs Saints tickets will be in big demand as one of the NFL’s oldest and most mystifying franchises bring their act to the Superdome. What will they look like? Nobody knows at this point but I do expect Mike Shanahan to have this franchise in an improving situation in the 2012 NFL season. This game could turn out to be one of the better ones on the Saints schedule in an NFC that has seen it’s share of franchises rise and fall.