- Sep 2, 2009
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Read it all.Few teams have it in them to collapse the way the Redskins did today, but the Redskins ARE one of those teams. Everyone got in on the act, too. Jason Campbell threw a hideous interception late in the game, Mike Sellers fumbled in overtime, Kareem More intercepted a pass and then let a Saints receiver rip the ball out of his hands and take it for a touchdown, Kevin Barnes got in the way of a live ball on a punt and Laron Landry played pass defense as if he was secretly working for the Saints.
The Redskins have now lost their last 3 games by a grand total of 7 points. In all 3 of those games the Redskins held a lead late in the 4th quarter. So they’ve figured out how to keep games close. Now they need to learn how to close games out. That’s a tougher lesson to learn.
The Redskins are still playing hard. The young receivers are showing improvement, Jason Campbell continues to improve, the offensive line does the best it can with limited talent and the defensive line is stout as hell against the run, particularly on 3rd and 4th down. But talking about how hard a team plays is another way of saying the team is losing a lot of games. It takes a team with some talent and determination to get up 10 points on the Saints, but it also takes a team prone to stupid mistakes and poor mental discipline to lose that same game. The Redskins just find ways to lose. It sounds like something Yogi Berra would say, but here it is anyway: Winners find ways to win and losers find ways to lose. I don’t need to tell you which the 3-9 Redskins are.