The Washington Redskins know they’ve run out of excuses.
It’s a disturbing place to be. However, in a 10-year radius, the Redskins have managed to deplete any and every excuse they have in why they haven’t had good seasons.
And just like every commentator says at fourth and inches before a loss or win is determined “It’s come down to this. It’s down to this one final play.”
This is where head coach Mike Shanahan finds himself. He’s been shocked, caught off guard, and shut out during his Redskins tour. He’s down to his one final play.
I think he knows it, and isn’t afraid to face the “around the bush” question of whether or not this could be “it”. You know, his last shot at making his tenure with the Redskins count. Here’s what he told ESPN 980 in D.C. with The Sports Fix:
“Anytime you are in this league for as long as I have been you gotta win. That is the nature of the game and you gotta put a good football team together and that’s what I plan on doing. I think we’ve got the foundation to have an excellent football team. We’ve got some young players, but I think we are night and day different from two years ago. That’s what you are trying to do. We’ve got that quarterback. We’ve got a couple of quarterbacks that I feel very confident in. We went out and got a couple of receivers in free agency. Our offensive line is a lot more solid as well as our tight ends and our backs as well as our defense. It gives you a chance to have success and like you said everybody’s legacy is what you do in this league and that’s why you go to war each week trying to prove yourself.”
The Redskins now have the tools. There are no more excuses to use, but there is a shortage in results that needs filling.
Ricky Allen is a Washington Redskins Blogger with Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @UltimateRedskin