Word on the Street: Next Redskins QB?

Word on the Street: Next Redskins QB?
November 21, 2011, 2:17 pm
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By Benjamin Standig
CSNwashington.comRedskins RoundupThere is a theme with today's Redskins articles and columns; yes, they lost a sixth straight, but at least they showed signs of life. Guess that is where we are in the season. I will let the local scribes take the half glass full angle on Sunday's loss and at the bottom of this grouping link to the true reasons why the current skid has potential long-term upside.The positives probably outweighed the negatives, but the Redskins still lost to the Cowboys in overtime. (O'Halloran - CSNwashington)This time, signs of life in defeat (Daly - Washington Times)Despite losses, Redskins display winning spirit (Reid - Washington Post)At least passion returned to the rivalry (Snider- Washington Examiner)On Sunday, fans got a glimpse of the good Rex (Snyder - Washington Times)As for the true, long-term positives following yet another loss,it comes down to potentially acquiring this guy(my top choice, assuming Andrew Luck isa not available ormaybe regardless) orthis guy. Better to lose your way into getting the QB of the future than winning some (sorry, but at this point true) meaningless November or December gamethat forces a potentially desperate franchise into trading up for passer.At 3-7, the Redskins stand tied with the Cardinals, Jaguars and suddenly surgingDolphins. Then comes three 2-8 squads (Rams, Panthers, Vikings) with the winless Colts bringing up the rear. Only the Redskins, Dolphins and Colts have not recently drafted a QB in the first round or invested heavily in acquiring one. Quarterback is the most important position in American pro sports and the Redskins need one, obviously. They also have holes at offensive line, running back, wide receiver, corner and perhaps safety and linebacker. Thatis why trading picks next year,even for a QB, is not the desirable outcome. Losing games now - while showingimprovement, sure, why not-to ensure being in a position to draft one of the elite prospectsis.Breakfast BuffetIs Alexander Semin the next Capitals starter Bruce Boudreau sits? (Gormley - CSNwashington)Tough love from JTIII benefits Hoyas senior center Henry Sims (Washington Examiner)Sidney Crosby finally returning to the ice, Monday night in fact (USA Today)Landon Donovan and David Beckham kick the LA Galaxy to the MLS title (Associated Press)Tony Stewart's hard-driving ways led to the NASCAR crown (Associated Press)