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:
Tough lost today. Redskins nation we'll bounce back!—
London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) October 17, 2011
This one hurts but we will bounce back..—
Darrel Young (@darrelyoung) October 16, 2011
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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