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In the Washington Redskins' locker room late Sunday afternoon, amid the dazed looks and downcast eyes, Barry Cofield said something interesting: "We get to finger-pointing this early in the season, it can be a disaster."
Four Aprils ago, when the Washington Capitals made the playoffs for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era, the possibilities seemed endless. Not just hockey possibilities, Stanley Cups and the like. I'm talking about the opportunity for the Capitals — a team that played its games on ice — to move way up in the D.C. sports pecking order.
Who needs August? Welcome to the dog days of January, when every new year seems just like the old year for many sports fans in these parts.
Shouldn't the Redskins, after two seasons under Mike Shanahan, be further — maybe even a lot further — along the rebuilding path?
The disparity between the Washington Redskins and their NFC East division counterparts became painfully clear - for the umpteenth time this season - in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could be lost for the season with what his coach calls a significant injury to his throwing hand.
'There are no five-year plans in the NFL," Joe Gibbs is fond of saying. "I don't care who you are. You'd better start winning pretty quick."
Nobody likes to clean up somebody else's mess. But that's usually the first order of business for an NFL coach. After all, teams that bring in a new head man aren't usually oozing with talent. They're usually oozing with losing.
Mike Shanahan took the Washington Redskins' coaching job in January 2010 expecting to make the greatest improvement in his second season.