Never mind the fact the Cardinals have lost six in a row.
Cards linebacker Daryl Washington thinks they can win six in a row.
“The season is never over until it’s over,” Washington said, via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. “As easily as we’ve lost six straight, we can easily win six games in a row.
“Is it tough to do in the NFL? Yes, it will be. But I think these guys are still positive around here and I’m positive in believing we can finish the season off strong.”
“It just takes one game to spark us,” defensive end Calais Campbell said. “We know we can beat anybody that we play, so if we get that one win that sparks us, we’re going to try and go on a run here and make a push for the playoffs.
“I think 10 wins usually gets you in the playoffs. It’s going to be hard to win six games in a row, but it’s very possible.”
Of course, having a quarterback helps the process of winning one game, much less six. But there’s at least some degree of background there. Last year, they lost six straight before closing with seven wins in their last nine.
“That’s all you can try to do is stay together,” Washington said. “You don’t want to do that finger-pointing and say they’ve got to pick it up or we’ve got to pick it up. . . . We’ve just got to stick together. We’re a team before anything. We win and lose as a team. Everyone’s got to continue to keep encouraging each other.”
It’s funny, the teams you usually hear such statements from are the ones where one side of the ball is doing all the work.