The Washington Times - September 28, 2009, 05:19PM

Before ending the day and doing 90 minutes of cramming for my Fantasy Hockey Draft, today’s Redskins wrap up.

*Great quote from Casey Rabach that I couldn’t fit into the story.


“There are Naval terms like DEFCON 5. What’s 10 steps below DEFCON 5?” Rabach said. “That’s where we are right now. Seriously, this is the lowest note we’ve been on in a long time.”

That quote would have made for a great lede … if it made sense. I Google’d the DEFCON information and as it turns out, DEFCON 5 is complete peace-time conditions. DEFCON 1 is an on-the-brink-of-war situation.

*What an offense. The Redskins are now up to 13th in yards. Of course, that statistic was padded by two garbage-time drives against Detroit.

*S LaRon Landry had an interesting take on things today when I went to his locker for a minute.

On if the little things could develop into big things: “We just have to buckle down as a team. There’s too much (talking) about this needs to be corrected, that needs to be corrected. We just need to come together as a team, be a family and do what we need to do to win.”

On if there will be finger pointing: “It can be corrected. If you have guys pointing fingers, that can be corrected.”

On if he’s surprised things haven’t come together: “We have big time leaders on this team who can say something. As of right now, we’re not coming together. It’s pretty surprising, but, I don’t know what to say about it. Something has to change.”

*DE Andre Carter doesn’t think the Redskins will point fingers.

“I don’t forsee us doing that,” he said. “You can’t have individuals pointing out other individuals. Everybody has to look at themselves, realize what they did wrong, correct the mistakes and go from there.”

*CB DeAngelo Hall thinks the Redskins are too talented to be performing like they are.

“That’s why you had the reaction you had last week – we have the talent to be better than we were even though we won the game,” Hall said. “You saw the sense of urgency knowing we didn’t accomplish what we wanted to do. This week was even more disappointing because we didn’t even get to win. To come off that field without a win we felt we needed to have, it was frustrating.”

— Ryan O’Halloran