Optimism High at Redskins Camp This Summer

By Redskins Gab Columnist Patrick Rice

As the Redskins approach their first pre-season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, there is a mutual feeling amongst the players in Redskin camp. With players diligently working through drills at a blue-collar rate, a sense of optimism has taken over Redskins camp.

Recently the Redskins have retained two valuable pieces to their 2010 campaign in Jamaal Brown and Kendric Golston and both say they have come back because they believe in what Mike Shanahan is doing at Redskin Park. Both players had the chance to walk in their free agent years and decided that Redskin Park was were they wanted to be. This is a refreshing occurrence in DC and here is why:

1. Money Doesn’t Talk -For years the Redskins have brought in high-priced talent that did not work out. Most notably Albert Haynesworth, but the list is seemingly endless and includes Adam Archuletta, Deon Sanders, Jeremiah Trotter, etc. The Skins stayed away from their lavish spending this brief off-season and instead went after young proven players who have high ceilings of potential. A welcome change to all who bleed the Burgundy and Gold.

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