Perhaps all those preseason magazines that had Washington at the very bottom of the NFL weren’t so far off base.
“There’s no guarantee that we can win another game. We just don’t have a team on our schedule that’s just going to lay down and you know, let us beat them,” Cofield said, via the Washington Post.
The 3-6 Redskins play three losing teams in their remaining seven games, with two of those games (Seattle, Philadelphia) on the road. Facing bad teams hasn’t helped the Redskins lately, though.
They lost to the previously one-win Eagles. They lost by 13 to the previously one-win Panthers. They lost by 11 to the previously one-win Dolphins.
“If we don’t play better, there’s no reason to expect to win any games,” Cofield said. “The ball’s not going to just bounce our way. It could get very ugly. It could get historically ugly. Hopefully, guys are fearful of that, and hopefully, guys focus in and just come together and do whatever it takes to get a win.”
For Mike Shanahan, it’s already historically ugly. This is the first five game losing streak of his coaching career. A quarterback solution is not coming through that door unless Jake Plummer gives up handball.
If nothing else, the Redskins put themselves in position to draft a good quarterback for 2012. The question is whether Shanahan will coach that quarterback.