Social Media Posts Play with the Redskins Fans Emotions
In the world of social media, a sports-related post can travel halfway around the world while general managers are still putting on their shoes. For a fan base as good-news starved as the Redskins are, any hint of a big move can stir up buzz and a plethora of emotions, from championship planning to changing favorite teams. On Saturday a series of social media posts had friend on a roller coaster ride that could rival Six Flags’ Batwing Coaster.
The speculation actually started on Wednesday when JP Finlay tweeted that a source told him that the Redskins were still considering a trade for a wide receiver and that he had “heard big splash more than once.”
Over the next two days, fans heard the name A.J. Green mentioned several times. Then on Saturday morning, the brother of Stefon Diggs, the electric wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, who grew up in the Washington D.C. area really stoked the flames. Using his Instagram page, Trevon Diggs posted a picture of Stefon wearing a number 14 Redskins’ uniform. The post sent Redskins’ fans over the edge, most with excitement, some with resentment.
The excitement reached a fevered pitch when Redskins’ running back Derrius Guice took to twitter to do a little recruiting of his own.
It didn’t take long, however, for Adam Schefter to bring the dreams of another championship parade in DC to a screeching halt.
The speculation ramped up again in the evening, however, when Ohio State Quarterback and likely first round draft pick, Dwayne Haskins, retweeted Guice and mentioned Diggs in the tweet. Speculation has been mounting that the Redskins may look to draft Haskins now that it has been reported that the Giants aren’t interested.
It is hard to tell what Sunday will bring to Redskins Nation, but fans can only take so much emotional torture.