POLLS: How Will the Redskins Fare This Season?

Training camp for Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins opened Thursday in Ashburn, VA.

The Washington Redskins opened arguably the most anticipated training camp in the Dan Snyder era Thursday with fans awash in excitement for the official debut of new franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. 

As The Washington Post's Jason Reid put it:

Forget about the [Redskins’] past two disappointing seasons under Coach Mike Shanahan. Never utter John Beck’s name again. The Redskins got a sorely needed fresh start when they drafted rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, and this season his development is all that matters.

As important as Griffin's development may be, fans still want to see the team win, and do so sooner than later. Is the No. 2 overall draft pick's presence enough to help the team improve on its 5-11 record from a season ago?

Reid says the burgundy and gold have major holes to fill on the offensive line, at running back and in the secondary, and that "it’s wise to assume they will miss the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season."

The team has two and a half weeks of training camp and four preseason games to address those holes before opening the 2012 season on the road against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Do you think the Redskins will take a major step forward this season or will they remain at the bottom of the division and league? Tell us in the comments and weigh in on our three polls.

For more thoughts on the Washington Redskins, read Jason Reid's Thursday column on The Washington Post.

Greg Cohen July 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Oh, I'm all aboard the Caps train. But that Redskins Kool Aid creeps up year after year, until they go on their first 4 game losing streak.
Lezlie Crosswhite July 27, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I also am finding it difficult to get all excited about the Redskins. Especially when the Olympics are finally starting!
Allan Suchinsky July 27, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I'd hate to see Snyder win anything. Also, being in the NFC East won't help them.
Jim Burnetti July 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM
They'll do what they always do. Finish last in the NFC East. Had a chance to pick a tackle to protect their shiny new QB. Instead they picked another shiny new QB. Who could have predicted that a guy with a rebuilt hip who didn't make it through the last two seasons wouldn't make it through this season (or even the first day of practice)? Hope Trent Williams doesn't take up smoking again to relieve the added pressure.
Joe Thomas July 29, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Its July! How about a poll about the Nationals? If you read the Patch you would never know that they exist.


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