It feels a bit ridiculous to say this about a 5 and 6 team playing a divisional opponent which knows, if it beats that opponent, it would still mathematically be in the playoff hunt. Unfortunately, ‘a bit ridiculous’ isn’t ridiculous enough. Some Redskins’ players appear to have quit, including the quarterback. (Sometimes, I wish Jim Haslett would quit.)
With the 7-4 Tampa Bay Buccanneers, who reportedly haven’t beat a team with a winning record, coming in for a visit, Redskins’ fans have to wonder how much worse it can get. After hosting the Bucs, the ‘Skins visit the Cowboys and the Jaguars. They’ll close out the season at FedEx Field against the same Giants that beat the stuffin’ out of them today. I’ll be at that game, because I’m a glutton for punishment. If you like, stop by and say ‘hey’. I’ll be in my family’s seats – section 405, row 3, seats 15 and 16.
So, what are we going to see the rest of the year? A few more passes floating through Santana Moss’s hands? More check-downs by Donovan when he has time to throw downfield? A defense which couldn’t tackle the Sisters of the Poor today? I could go on and on, but I’d rather just wallow in self-pity.
I truly believe Washington is developing its young talent. I truly believe its young talented players are honing their craft in relative obscurity. I truly believe this team, with the right personnel moves during the offseason, could post a winning record next year. And finally, I truly believe the Redskins are two years away from being the caliber of team that forces other teams’ offensive and defensive coordinators to actually earn their paychecks during the weeks they play the ‘Skins.
I truly believe some Redskins’ players have thrown in the towel. That thought disgusts me.