With frustration’s brew reaching levels not expected, the Washington Redskins had what some called a desperation, must-win, win or go home type of game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
They came home last night—with the season’s first W.
Crickets were louder than the typing on their smartphone keyboards through the first three week as—well—there was no typing. No tweets, no Facebook updates. Nothing.
The players just like the fans, were disappointed with how the season had played out up to yesterday.
Having high expectations snatched from them in their own house was hard enough, but a disheartening loss at Lambeau and letting the Lions taste the sweet taste of victory in the Nation’s Capital for the first time ever soured the Redskins 2013 season.
With a win in hand the players took to social media to enjoy the victory, but also admitted refusal at satisfaction with just one in the win column.
Let’s start with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan who’s had a monstrous start to the season with five sacks–fourth highest total in the NFL.
Right tackle Tyler Polumbus:
Defensive end Chris Baker:
Linebacker Darryl Tapp who doesn’t mind the sun blaring through his windows early on Monday morning as long as it’s after a win:
Long snapper Nick Sundberg:
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon pledged to donate $2,500 to Tara Sanker, an eight-year old who is battling brain cancer, for each touchdown he scored in the month of September. He recorded his second yesterday.
Despite being inactive yesterday, rookie tight end Jordan Reed was proud of his teammates for getting the first win of the season:
As Yoga Berra would say, 90 percent of the game is half mental. Or as Journey would say, don’t stop believin’.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III decided to keep it a little more simple than that with a one-word tweet:
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