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No Panic At Redskins Park

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 17, 2011 – 1:29 pm

Like Nirvana, the Redskins were all apologies after yesterday’s game, knowing that a golden opportunity had been traded for a tin foil ‘L.’

Here was some of the sentiments on Twitter, immediately following the game.

Some felt rather ill:

Some were just waiting for their day, dog:

And a lot of players were just bouncing around:

http://twitter.com/#!/darrelyoung/statuses/125688703296352256

This is a rightfully disappointed team, but it is not a defeated team.  Some of the complex emotions were articulated in the locker room this morning.

“That game was mostly self-inflicted wounds, and it’s more about what we didn’t do, as opposed to what they did do,” receiver Anthony Armstrong said.  “Everyone needs to take onus of the offense and do their job and find a way to improve.  We’ve gotta be better at receiver, tight end, running back, fullback, O-line, y’know.  Everybody, across the board has got to take leadership and take a grasp of the offense, and say, ‘We’re gonna get better,’ and have our defense’s back.”

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander wasn’t interested in making excuses for a narrow defeat, but did note that this team’s character is being reflected on the field.

“[Last year], we’d have gotten blown out–it would’ve been another Monday night,” he admitted.  “But we definitely wanna win these games.  Are we different from last year?  Yes.  But we need to win games.  It’s not personality–it’s not in the locker room–we wanna see it in the scoreboard production.”

Alexander also diagrammed what it’s going to take for this team to bounce back to prepare for Carolina this week.

“We can’t be allowing outside pressures to influence us, as far as who we know we are as a team,” he said.  “It’s all about going over to the practice field on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and putting a putting a good practice together.  We’re not that kind of team who can just turn it on and win games, so we need to come out there from the snap.”

Alexander didn’t seem panicked about how the team will respond.

Kudos to Armstrong for appropriate use of the word “onus.”


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15 Responses to “No Panic At Redskins Park”

  1. By Hilton Vaughan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I’m sorry, I really don’t care if these guys are sorry about this game or their performances. I’m tired of spending my money to travel to FedEx and pay ridiculous prices in stadium to watch a team that doenst want to show up. They were flat from the begining of the game. These guys don’t care that we as fans spend damn close to a months salary to see them play because if they did we would not have seen what we saw yesterday. This was the leauges worst D and we made them look like All-Pros. It’s just starting to get old.

  2. By Dearyl Webb on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Why isn’t more plays implemented for Terrance Austin? He seems as hungrier wide receiver than most of the Redskins wide receivers, not to say that our receivers aren’t hungry. But, this guy, I think should have more balls tossed his way. The opponents don’t know much about him. And from what I’ve seen, he’s catching everything.

  3. By mel andrews on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THE QUARTERBACK SITUATION?

  4. By Redskins24/7Milennium on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    If Calvin Johnson is Megatron, then Rex Grossman is Misfire and his pathetic arm is sidekick Aimless.

  5. By Brian Tinsman on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @mel andrews-

    PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. It will be resolved, and the entire world will know about it on Wednesday :-)

  6. By mel andrews on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a skeptic, I prefer to keep my CAPS ON UNTIL I SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT BESIDE A PROMISE AND WE HOPE.

  7. By John Mellon on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Big thing to think about is who will be q-back of the future so skins better scout some college qb’s and forget Andrew Luck cause they don’t have a chance at him. Maybe a trade for Kyle Orten.

  8. By David R. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Dante should be sorry after dropping that ball. You know which one. On the bright side, if this is what it took to get Beck in the game, then it is a small priced to pay. When Rex has nowhere to throw the ball, he either throws it away or gets sacked. Beck can make a play with his feet and that gives the Skins a better chance to win.
    @ John Mellon. Trade for Kyle? How would that help? He has almost the exact same skills as Rex. I would rather have Quinn and that is saying something.

  9. By James on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    I think the skins should scout Russell Wilson From Wisconsin,The kid has laser accuracy and can run like a running back,he is quick like Vick,Newton and does not throw many interceptions.i don’t think he will be targeted very high because nobody looks at wisconsin for talented QB’s there just not known for that.But Washington could get a steal .

  10. By H on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    You know Shanny is going to come out and say “I won’t make a qb decision until Sunday’s game”. Thats what he says for any position and any player. He did it already for week 1.

  11. By Kevin on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, guys i’m a lot younger then you, being that i’m only 17, but in my entire life of watching football, i’ve loved the redskins, i’ve stuck it out. And if you can’t handle 2 losses, and the season and are giving up already, Then i am ashamed to call you Redskins fans. Do you see miami Fan’s acting like this? Miami hasn’t been in the playoff’s since marino left. We have, so Try and have a little faith guys, it’s too early to be throwing in the towel

  12. By Brian Tinsman on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    @Kevin-

    Wise words, young grasshopper. Dolphins did make the pllayoffs in 2008, as I recall, but I feel you. Let’s perhaps look at the…Lions, who haven’t made it since 1999. THAT is a tough stretch.

  13. By Hilton Vaughan on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    @Kevin-

    Its not just 2 losses, its years of losses to teams we should beat, years of guys not getting up for games, years of trying to believe only to be let down over and over again. You do relized the last time we were relevant in the in the NFL was 3 years before you were born. I grew up watching Super Bowl teams and to see this year in and year out since 1992, yes it does get old.

  14. By Trent on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, it is easy to lose hope after two losses in one season after almost two decades of mediocrity/failure. However, It takes a while for a team to rebuild from the damage Cerrato did. I personally believe that we will feel like we are on a roller coaster this year, and per haps next.. but very soon, if Shanahan is left in power, the team will finally be consistent and be able to make us confident in them.

    Thinking that the same thing that afflicted the team in the past will continue to happen when clearly changes in the right direction have been made…. you’re just too sore to keep hope.

    Keep the hope…

  15. By Thomas on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Agree. I’ve been a skins fan for many years and at times it’s been very frustrating but we have to believe in shanny. He inherited a 4 win team and got 6 last season. We are on the right track finally just have to keep the faith.

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