Its a measure of the culture change that Robert Griffin IIIs arrival has meant for the Redskins not necessarily to look just at how he will apparently already has make an impact on the team itself. But step back and view it from the outside.
What was the talk about the Redskins over recent seasons? An underwhelming quarterback battle between Rex Grossman and John Beck. A conundrum of how to extricate themselves from Albert Haynesworth. A debate over whether their veteran QB would wear a wristband with the plays on it.
So the culture change now from beyond Ashburn is that, though the Redskins may not necessarily be seen as contenders to win the NFC East, they can be talked about as, say, one of the leagues most improved teams.
That kind of perspective from beyond may have a way of seeping into the locker room. And even if it doesnt, what a blast of refreshing air like the relief we feel after a thunderstorm busts up the Washington humidity for Redskins fans.
Suddenly, even your pals who root for the Cowboys or Eagles and can they really be your friends with such flaws? want to see what your quarterback can do.
Nothing wrong with getting a little culture.