Kevin of www.sidelionreport.com just interviewed me for the Detroit Lions edition of Fansided.com. He was very gracious in his line of questioning. He opened with a very interesting question, which I’m now going to ask other Skins’ fans to comment on in this blog space. Did the Lions win the game or did the Redskins lose it? I answered “The Lions won it.” Do you agree or disagree?
Kevin also asked me if the Redskins’ locker room is showing signs of internal factions? Having watched the various interviews on Redskins.com, I’d say “yes, to some extent”‘. Chris Cooley said “Don’t blame the coach.” But, he also pointedly said “I did my job on the 4th and 1.” So, who didn’t Chris? DeAngelo Hall indicated that some players needed to be mentored in the area of attitude. Carlos Rogers said the team isn’t as good as it thought it was. I’m guessing that some players, including Rogers, thought there was no way the Redskins would lose to what he said amounted to “a college team”. Hmmm. Who thought that? The coaches didn’t take the Lions lightly. Was their message not heard by all of the players? What do you think – is the Redskins’ locker room showing signs of me-first thinking? If so, that leads to faction forming, doesn’t it?
Do you remember the year Sean Taylor died? The Redskins struggled that season but maintained a one-team attitude strongly enough to rebound. Do the Skins have the glue they need to remain one unit rather than becoming several teams within a team? Time will soon tell. Let’s hope the question of team unity doesn’t have to be revisited after the Tampa Bay game. If it does, the question will be an answer in itself.
Winning cures a lot of ills. Go Skins.