The video above was the scene as players were leaving the field and coming back into the locker room on Friday night.
Body language is an important indicator to the attitude of a team. A study by San Francisco State University and the University of British Columbia found the following results on athletes expressing pride and shame:
The study showed that winning athletes…across all cultures, tended to raise their arms, tilt their heads up and puff out their chests after winning. Losing provoked a universal expression as well: slumped shoulders and a narrowed chest.
Right now, the Redskins are showing all of the confidence and body language of a winning team. They’re one of six teams that has yet to lose in the preseason, and their offense and defense are both ranked No. 1 overall.
None of this matter once the regular season arrives, but teams can settle into a rhythm, and this is a great rhythm to maintain.
These are the positive sentiments that the players tweeted after the game:
This time is special.. There is something different. We are headed in the right direction—
Darrel Young (@darrelyoung) August 20, 2011
Progress… Gotta keep getting better. HTTR!!!—
Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul) August 20, 2011
Redskin nation thank you for your support. Looking like we will have a stable of LBs this year. HAIL!!!!—
Lorenzo Alexander (@onemangang97) August 20, 2011
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