Redskins tackle Trent Williams and tight end Fred Davis apologized to their teammates this week for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and getting suspended for four games. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t sound like he’s in a forgiving mood about it.
“Am I disappointed in them? Big time,” Shanahan said. “Yeah, because they affect not only themselves, but this whole organization and their teammates, and that’s a bad decision. They know they put us in a heck of a position, not even talking about themselves and what it means to them and their future.”
Davis may not have a future with the Redskins, as he becomes a free agent after the season. Williams, who’s just 19 months removed from the Redskins taking him fourth overall in the 2010 NFL draft, surely does have a future with the Redskins. The question about Williams is whether, as Shanahan’s first draft pick, he can avoid becoming one of the symbols of a disappointing coaching era.
The only good news for Williams and Davis is that they’re far from alone, in that everything about the Redskins is a disappointment this season.