The Washington Post’s Tom Boswell asks:

Is it time to stop taking the Washington Redskins seriously?

In the wake of a mistake-filled 30-17 season-opening defeat to Philadelphia, in which Washington was unprepared at the start, falling behind 13-0, and inept in the fourth quarter, with two killing turnovers by quarterback Kirk Cousins , every ominous question of a controversial offseason gained new and justified life.

But what else should we have expected? In the past 25 seasons, this franchise has repeatedly advertised itself as improved, headed in the right direction or on the brink of fine deeds. That is the Redskins’ firm position again this year, too.

Two 1,000-yard receivers gone? Don’t worry, we’ve adequately replaced them. Is our quarterback eager to leave town after this year? No problem, we love Cousins; it’ll all work out. That offseason unpleasantness between ex-general manager Scot McCloughan (fired) and team President Bruce Allen — pay no attention to that. Water under the bridge: