tr1 Posted June 20, 2008 Share Posted June 20, 2008 By D.S Williamson http://www.betus.com/sports-betting/NFL_Football_Betting_Redskins_Breakthrough_This_Se-12224.aspx It is getting closer to NFL betting season and online betting faithful need to get their stuff together for training camp. So let’s get to our sports betting research. Is there another team in the National Football League that has gone through more serious changes then the Washington Redskins? I think not! The ‘Skins made the biggest change of the off-season by hiring Jim Zorn as their head coach. It’s a huge move by owner Daniel Snyder, who had been trying to buy his way to a Super Bowl appearance since he took the team over a few years ago (we all remember LaVar Arrington, right?). Snyder decided to go in a different direction this off-season. Instead of signing the biggest free-agent out there, Asante Samuel, he looked for a coach that he hopes will be able to keep his good young nucleus of a team together both physically and mentally. It helps that Zorn played quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in the early 1980’s. Zorn is definitely going to have his work cut out for him overseeing the continued development of quarterback Jason Campbell. But that’s not all that Zorn has to do. The Redskins are still shell-shocked after the murder of their best defensive player, Sean Taylor, last season. How Zorn keeps his young team together mentally will be a huge challenge. That, perhaps, is why Jim Zorn is the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Snyder obviously thought that the team needed to go in a different direction. Hiring a capable offensive mind like Zorn was probably a good move. Zorn wasted no time in securing the ‘Skin’s offense by using Washington’s first three picks on offensive skill position players. The Redskins found a way to draft two of the top wide-receiver prospects in this year’s draft in Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelley. Not only do both players have sub 4.5 speed, but they both are big, physical, targets. That should help Santana Moss, the ‘Skins best wide receiver, and Jason Campbell. Zorn also drafted the highly-touted tight-end Fred Davis from the University of Southern California. Make no mistake, Washington’s starting tight-tend, Chris Cooley, is one of the best, but getting a guy like Davis will pay immediate dividends. Putting Davis on one side and Cooley on the other could really open things up for that Redskins’ offense. Clinton Portis is also back which means Zorn has a plethora of weapons that he can play with. So, the offense is set, the defense is good, and the right coach appears to be at the helm. For BetUS online sportsbook fans looking to make a wager on this team to win the Super Bowl, only one question remains - - do the odds on the Washington Redskins correctly reflect their chances to upset some of the other teams in the NFL and hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy come early 2009? The BetUS online sportsbook future odds on the Redskins are currently 45 to 1. They play in one of the toughest divisions in football with the overrated Dallas Cowboys getting a whole heap of attention, the Philadelphia Eagles still putting up a fight, and the Super Bowl reigning champion New York Giants looking to repeat. But the odds are 45 to 1 and the Redskins did go to the playoffs last year where they didn’t embarrass themselves. To me, any step forward means that the Redskins could surprise a lot of teams in the NFL this season. Once a team makes the playoffs, anything can happen. Just ask the Giants. That means that the emphasis this season will be on Jason Campbell developing into a serviceable quarterback as that is the only way this Washington team makes the playoffs. With the weapons that Zorn has placed around him, this is Campbell’s year. Either he breaks through or he doesn’t. That’s the key for the Redskins - - Jason Campbell. At 45 to 1 odds, I’m willing to make an online wager that says he does break through and the Redskins at least put themselves into a position to make a Super Bowl run. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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