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Transforming the Washington Redskins from a 4-12 geriatric unit into a perennial Super Bowl contender never was going to be easy for executive vice president/head coach Mike Shanahan.
A six-game losing streak in the NFL can be like getting caught in a tornado. There's no telling what might get carried off in the whirlwind — the quarterback, the coach, a coordinator, even a blocking sled.
Had circumstances not intervened, this could have been quite the Sunday at Fed Ex Field, a veritable Tight End Jamboree. The New England Patriots would have shown up with twin terrors Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, and the Washington Redskins would have countered with their formidable pair, Chris Cooley and Fred Davis.
One of best movie lines Mickey Rourke ever uttered was the one he laid on William Hurt in "Body Heat": "Any time you try a decent crime, you got 50 ways you're gonna [mess] up. If you can think of 25 of them, then you're a genius."
There was a sense of the season ending Sunday at FedEx Field, even though we still have a month to go. Just as the Washington Redskins were getting under way against the New York Jets, SI.com reported that Trent Williams and Fred Davis stood to miss the last four games because of drug violations that had previously been whispered about.
Fred Davis' best contributions to the Washington Redskins' offense usually occur in the passing game. The tight end's athleticism creates matchup problems for opposing defenses. His team-leading 53 catches and 697 receiving yards are proof.
Go back to Jan. 25, 1998, the night Mike Shanahan's plan to build the Denver Broncos into a Super Bowl champion reached its completion.
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' offense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
It's not just that the Washington Redskins lost Sunday. It's the way they lost. In times of crisis - and that time is definitely at hand for the Redskins - the coaching staff has to check its egos at the door and try to win games however it can.