Obituaries this week:
It’s hard thinking of something substantial to write about every team in the NFC every week, and it’s even tougher writing their obituaries. And so, I’d like to personally thank Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, who basically wrote the Redskins’ obituary for me. Per Shanahan:
“You lose a game like that, now you’re playing to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come. I’ll get a chance to evaluate players and see where we’re at,” Shanahan said.
“Obviously, we’re not out of it statistically, but now we find out what type of character we’ve got and how guys keep on fighting through the rest of the season.”
I bet a guy like 37 year old middle linebacker London Fletcher loves to hear that his coach is basically punting on the rest of the season, when the rest of his time in the NFL is so short.
The Redskins were never going to seriously compete this season, at least not with the secondary they have in place. They do at least now have their first legitimate QB in well over a decade, but it will still take considerable time to fix their defense.