After going 10-6 in 2012 and making the playoffs the Redskins saw a huge drop off in 2013. The Redskins went 3-13 in 2013 and never fully lived up to their preseason expectations because of an unhealthy Robert Griffin 3. Washington saw issues with coaches, players and even more dispute on whether they should change their names or not.

The 2013 season was one to forget for Washington and now they will do so by turning the page to what they hope is a better season in 2014. The Redskins will hope to get a fully healthy Griffin back in 2014, along with a defense that is vastly improved. The chemistry and momentum that the 2012 Redskins’ team had was something that is hard to develop with a young quarterback, but in order to succeed they will have to recapture that magic in 2014.  

The Redskins fired Head Coach Mike Shanahan following last year’s disappointing 3-13 season. The controversy surrounding Mike Shanahan and his son Kyle Shanahan over the offense they ran for Griffin was a hot topic all season. It was one of the deciding factors in letting Shanahan go because of a disagreement in the direction they wanted to go with the team’s offense.

The Redskins brought in Jay Gruden as their new head coach. Gruden should bring a youthful energy and passion that this Redskins team desperately needs following last year’s disappointment. This will be Gruden’s first year as an NFL head coach, but he has been a candidate for multiple NFL head coaching positions the past few years.

The 2014 Redskins’ schedule will be tough with a new head coach and a quarterback trying to come back from a serious knee injury. The Redskins play the Packers, Lions and Chiefs in key non divisional games in 2014. These three games will be key in determining if the 2014 season will be average or if they have a shot at competing for a divisional crown.

The 2014 Redskins will be an interesting team to watch because of their new coach and the return of Griffin. Washington is one of the NFL's marquee franchises, so they will be over analyzed on every move and after each game. It is what makes the sport so great because of the importance each game has in terms of making a playoff run. The Redskins’ schedule in 2014 is tough, but in today’s NFL where parity is so common every team’s schedule seems tough.

Here is the full 2014 Washington Redskins’ schedule:

Week 1- @ Houston Texans

Week 2- Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 3- @ Philadelphia Eagles

Week 4- New York Giants

Week 5- Seattle Seahawks

Week 6- @ Arizona Cardinals

Week 7- Tennessee Titans

Week 8- @ Dallas Cowboys

Week 9- @ Minnesota Vikings

Week 10- Bye Week

Week 11- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 12- @ San Francisco 49ers

Week 13- @ Indianapolis Colts

Week 14- St. Louis Rams

Week 15- @ New York Giants

Week 16- Philadelphia Eagles

Week 17- Dallas Cowboys