People like to call the Washington, D.C. region full of transient residents, folks that come for a few years to live and then move to another town. The transient label seems most appropriate for Redskins kickers. Over the past decade, numerous Redskins kickers found little success in Washington only to go find solid careers elsewhere.
The list of names is long: David Akers, Shaun Suisham, Nick Novak, Graham Gano. All kickers played for the Redskins, left town, and suceeded elsewhere. Champ Bailey of the Denver Broncos made news when he said leaving the Redskins was the best thing that happened to his career, and Gano echoed the sentiment via Twitter.
@GrahamGano haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! dude... too funny. I mean, there is a trend there right? claaaasic!! enjoy the offseason bro!— Dave Ross (@drosssports) January 28, 2014
Bruce Allen is now in charge of the Redskins organization, and he has sworn to change the culture of the team. With multiple former players saying how much better their careers were after they left Washington, much change is needed.