The Redskins season is essentially over, but as a coach or player, you are never supposed to concede defeat.
Mike Shanahan expressed his extreme disappointment to the Washington Post after the game, but the rest of his statement leads you to believe that he knows this season is over.
“Now you’re playing to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come. Now we get a chance to evaluate players and see where we’re at. 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 think everybody’s disappointed at what happened today. You’re looking for guys to step up, offensively, defensively, special teams and obviously I can do a better job because we didn’t do that today. We didn’t do that as a team. I take full responsibility for that.”
And there you have it folks.
I think the fact that Robert Griffin III is only a rookie will gain him some leeway, but make no mistake, Shanahan has one more mediocre season left before his coaching career gets canceled.