Why Losing Arbitration Isn’t That Bad
- Updated: May 22, 2012
From the responses on Twitter, various web forums and blogs, I can tell Redskins fans aren’t too happy right now. In fact, they are outraged, but cheer up, there’s actually a good side to this.
While it may hurt, maybe even kill some of you to hear this, there’s a good side to losing this arbitration case. For one, the Redskins now are forced to get rid of the “dead weight” they’ve been carrying for so long. That means players like Chris Cooley, whose production has been dropping over the last couple of seasons due to injury should be gone.
Santana Moss, who has been dropping passes at crucial times of football games, nonetheless, has sustained numerous injuries himself. Maybe even DeAngelo Hall, who currently is our most overpaid player on the team, when comparing to his performances.
Others, such as Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks and Kevin Barnes.
These are just some of the names on the list who could possibly be seeing their way out of Washington. In fact, I would almost guarantee Cooley and Moss will be gone.
Obviously, there will be some casualties of war, meaning players who deserve to be here will be lost thanks to their contract size.
With all the DB’s the Redskins have brought in, I’d have to think a player like Reed Doughty would be on his way out. He’s been a terrific player for the Redskins and one hell of a tackler, but he has a little pricy contract, especially for a guy who can’t cover, at all.
Anthony Armstrong could be another player. He shined in 2010, but his production disappeared last year. He may not take a huge hit, but with the recent WR’s drafted and brought in through free agency, you would have to assume his name is high on the list to be cut.
Jammal Brown? Will Montgomery?
So, think hard Redskins Nation, is losing such a bad thing in this case? Probably not. Yes, it hurts us next year during free agency, but we saw how easily Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen still managed to bring players to Washington. If we show significant signs of improvement this year. Players will be willing to take a pay cut to join the team.
Not to mention, do you really think this is over?