2013 Season Preview: Bears vs. Redskins 5 Questions with Riggo’s Rag


Last year was practice. This year, it is for real. The Bears will be traveling to Washington to take on the Redskins in an epic battle of two football juggernauts. I remember the last time these two teams clashed, it was back in 2010 and Jay Cutler kept throwing the ball to his best receiver, DeAngelo Hall. Wait, DeAngelo Hall isn’t a receiver, and he sure didn’t play for the Bears. Well, it sure felt like it because Cutler managed to throw the ball to him 4 times in the way of interceptions which one was returned 92 yards for a touchdown. That was not a pretty game and the Redskins came out victorious 17-14.

This weeks 5 Questions is with Ifeanyl Uzoukwu from Riggo’s Rag, the Washington Redskins Fansided site. 

What did you like and/or dislike about what the Redskins did in free agency and the draft?

Overall, I’m pleased with the Redskins were able to pull off with 18 Million missing from their salary cap. I would have liked to see more FA linemen get signed to bring about more competition though.

Which rookie are you most looking forward to seeing this season?

May 5, 2013; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo (29) intercepts a pass in front of Redskins wide receiver Jason Thompson (18) during rookie minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Without a doubt, it’s Redskins FS Bacarri Rambo. After slipping to the 6th round of the draft for off the field issues, including a failed drug test, He has managed to move his way up the depth chart to become our current starting FS. Coming out of Georgia, Rambo had issues with tackling, so I want to see whether he’s gotten better in that aspect during the offseason.

What do you feel the Redskins weakest link is?

Because of the recent injury to Adam Carriker that will have him sidelined for a good portion of the season, combined with the 4-Game suspension to DE Jarvis Jenkins for testing positive with a banned substance, I’d have to say it our Defensive line. I’m not sure that they’ll hold up if our players continue to get hurt/suspended. Another area of concern is our LB core, especially after Keenan Robinson re-tore his pectoral muscle to miss the upcoming season.

Everyone knows about RGIII, Fletcher, and Morris. Can you tell us about a player that will make a difference in 2013 that hasn’t reached the spotlight?

Jul 30, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) catches the ball over Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford (20) during afternoon practice as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Another player everyone should be talking about is WR Pierre Garçon. He is the Redskins’ best WR, and is a reliable target for RG3. His speed also makes him a very viable threat to opposing defenses as well. As long as RG3 AND Garçon stay healthy, look for the Redskins offense to be at the top of league again.

What is your opinion about Jay Cutler as a quarterback and would you have been happy if Washington was able to trade for him in 2009?

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan congratulates Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) after the game at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Redskins 33-31. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

a.     Personally, I like Jay Cutler. He consistently performs well under an O-line that struggles in Chicago. If the Bears can fix their O-line he could make the natives of the windy city very happy.

b.     I would have welcomed the trade at the time because the Redskins’ QB had been lackluster with Jason Campbell at the helm, and Jay Cutler is an obvious improvement. I think that the way both teams have shaped out, each team made the best choices for itself.

I look forward to playing you guys this year. See you at Fedex Field.

I want to thank Ifeanyl Uzoukwu for taking the time out to answer our 5 Questions. Be sure to follow him on twitter @AceTheAfrican and to head on over to Riggo’s Rag to get all your info on the Bears 2013 season opponent Washington Redskins.