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So desperate is Washington for a consistent winner that the cycle is predictable. Build up a team. Paper over the flaws. Suck the marrow from every bit of success and forget, if only for a moment, that the good times may be more illusion than reality. That the bad old days of struggle may not be as distant as hoped.
At 3-7 after a 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and in danger of missing the playoffs for the third time in four seasons, Shanahan and his staff are tasked with keeping their players in a positive frame of mind while negativity swirls around them.
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said he expects to speak to the NFL this week about Sunday's incident between Trent Williams and a game official.
Redskins veteran Trent Williams said after Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Eagles that he was verbally harassed by an official toward the end of the first half.
Any delusion the Redskins' season of disappointment can be salvaged disappeared during Sunday afternoon's 24-16 loss to the Eagles.
The Washington Redskins were only whistled for four penalties in Sunday's crippling 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But offensive lineman Trent Williams accused umpire Roy Ellison of cursing him late in the first half.
"Nobody could have told us that it was going to be like this," cornerback Josh Wilson said Monday. "But this is a test of our team, a test to see if we are who we say we are. Are we a team that's going to never give up, a team of confidence, a team of always going to fight?"
As Cousins quarterbacks the Redskins' starting offense through three of four preseason games beginning Thursday night on the road against the Tennessee Titans, he believes he is better equipped to seize an opportunity that's important for him and the franchise.
Robert Griffin III could be ready by the start of training camp, but during OTAs, Kirk Cousins has the chance to prepare like he'll be the guy next season.