What they lack in talent, the Redskins make up for in self-awareness
Remember when the Washington Redskins were in first place and Rex Grossman was guaranteeing an NFC East title? Yeah, that seems like a long time ago now. Since jumping out ahead of the rest of the division, starting the season 3-1, Washington has lost five straight games, falling to 3-6 and a last place tie with Philadelphia. Their situation has gone from bad to worse as Mike Shanahan can’t decide on which quarterback he wants out there to throw interceptions, Grossman or John Beck. The waffling only seems to be stalling their offense as the Redskins have failed to score more than 13 points in four of their last five games. Better times don’t seem to be on the horizon for this season, either, as Shanahan has come out and said he will continue to shuffle his quarterbacks in and out as he sees fit, which is never the worst idea ever. The struggles of the team are starting to wear on the players as free-agent signee Barry Cofield is not too keen on Washington’s chances of victory on any foreseeable Sunday.
“There’s no guarantee that we can win another game,” Cofield told The Washington Post on Monday. “We just don’t have a team on our schedule that’s just going to lay down and you know, let us beat them.
“If we don’t play better, there’s no reason to expect to win any games. The ball’s not going to just bounce our way,” he said.
“It could get very ugly. It could get historically ugly…”
Sounds like a guy who’s really buying into his new team!
Things do look pretty bleak in Washington. Their remaining schedule includes trips to Seattle (which has proven to be a tough place to play), New York to face the Giants, and to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in a race for third place in the division. In between these road trips, they also play Dallas, the Jets, New England, and Minnesota who has been playing better minus the absolute demolition last night. If the team can’t even be competitive against Miami, it’s going to take a drastic improvement on their part to be in a position to make any of their upcoming games close. More likely, however, will be the Redskins going 3-13 this year, finishing the season, and Shanahan’s tenure in Washington, on a 12 game losing streak. That’s some top notch fail.