Redskins fans have become accustomed to statements like 'same old Redskins" and "this team was so overrated", and "here we go again." This year was different though. This year the Redskins were winning and doing something they have not done for nearly two decades, grew a bandwagon. Sure, Robert Griffin III, aka RGIII, had a major role in that development. However, it is more than just RGIII. This team is different. Very different. This is Mike Shanahan's team. Here is how he explained it.
"Just look," he said, pointing to the labels. "We've cut 150 players since I got here and only one of them is starting for another team -- Carlos Rogers in San Francisco. We've got a whole new team."
And that is why we could put away the old saying "same old Redskins." They are from from it.