Things were bad – really bad – at the end of the Redskins’ 2018 season. The Redskins concluded a 7-9 season with a 24-0 loss to Philadelphia at FedEx Field on Dec. 30. FedEx Field was completely taken over by Eagles fans for this game. The Redskins were missing the NFL Playoffs for a ninth time in 11 seasons and for a 21st time over the last 26 seasons. They ended the season with an NFL-high 24 players on injured reserve.
What Galdi likes about the Redskins’ 2019 offseason:
– What the Redskins did in the 2019 NFL Draft, including trading back into the first round to take edge rusher Montez Sweat. Also, the Redskins took Ohio State receiver Terry McLaurin in the third round at no. 76.
– The Redskins announcing changes to their coaching staff, including that Kevin O’Connell promoted to offensive coordinator and Jim Tomsula remaining as defensive-line coach.
– The signing of unrestricted-free-agent safety Landon Collins
– The trade for quarterback Case Keenum
– The re-signing of running back Adrian Peterson
What Galdi doesn’t like about the Redskins’ 2019 offseason:
– The coaching-staff turmoil of January. The Greg Manusky drama. The Redskins clearly tried to replace him as defensive coordinator with Todd Bowles, Gregg Williams and maybe even Steve Wilks but couldn’t.
– Dan Snyder’s involvement in the Redskins taking quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the no. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
– The Trent Williams holdout
– The Reuben Foster injury