Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat May 28 06:00:17 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
SHANAHAN: REDSKINS ARE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT 2013
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:30 AM EST

No one wants to hear the coach for the team they root for say in the 1st week of November that the time has arrived to start judging the line-up for next season.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan insists that he’s not giving up on his team’s 2012 season, and that a postgame quote that indicated as much in the wake of Sunday’s loss to the Panthers is being misinterpreted.

“To insinuate that I was giving up on the season is completely ridiculous,” Shanahan said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. “We’ve got 5 NFC East games still on the schedule. Any time you have division games, you have a great opportunity.”

The loss to Carolina Panthers dropped the Redskins to 3-6 as they head into their bye week. Before the game, Shanahan called it a “must-win,” citing historical stats showing how difficult it was to get to the playoffs after starting 3-6. So after the loss, he was asked about the “must-win” comment and what it meant that the Washington Redskins had lost.

“Obviously very disappointing,” Shanahan expounded. “When you lose a game like that, now you’re playing to see who glaringly will be on your football team for many years to come,” Shanahan said in his postgame press conference. “Now, we’ve got a chance to evaluate players and see where we are at. Obviously, we are not out of it statistically. Now we discover what kind of character we have got and how guys keep on fighting through the rest of the season.

Sounds like the evaluation process for 2013 is well under way.

On Monday, Shanahan claimed it was not his plan to suggest the Redskins were no longer playing for 2012.

“What I meant by this is, any time you have adversity, now you seem to have a opportunity to see all these fellows play every game the rest of the way like it’s a playoff game,” Shanahan said in the phone interview. “What you would like fellows to do when there’s adversity is to play harder and play better, and that is when you see what type of guys you have in your locker room.”

Some Redskins players were surprised when Shanahan’s postgame comments were relayed to them Sunday afternoon. Reports said that 2 players who requested anonymity stated that they were bothered by their coach’s comments.

Lorenzo Alexander went on record to the newspaper, expressing his disappointment at Shanahan’s affirmations.

“I’m not thinking’ about next year. That’s an offseason thing for me. But you know it’s hard when you see yourself in that kind of position and your head coach is saying those types of things. It’s disappointing,” the 29-year-old LB, in his 6th season with the Redskins, said. Odds

Asked if he felt the need to explain those comments to the players, Shanahan said he did not know.

“I’ll see how it is going today,” he claimed.

Shanahan also said that he was not planning on making any coaching staff chances during the bye week as Eagles coach Andy Reid did 3 weeks ago when he fired his defensive coordinator.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASEBALL 4/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
BASKETBALL 3/8/2016 - 4/12/2016
HOCKEY 3/8/2016 - 4/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Oklahoma City Thunder
2
Oklahoma City Thunder
3
Golden State Warriors
4
Golden State Warriors
5
Cleveland Indians
05/28/2016
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceZVEREV, ALEXANDER vs. THIEM, DOMINIC02:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesMAYER L / SOUSA J vs. GUCCIONE C / SA A02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSUAREZ NAVARRO, CARLA vs. CIBULKOVA, DOMINIKA02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSVITOLINA, ELINA vs. IVANOVIC, ANA02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesKLEPAC A / SREBOTNIK K vs. DOI M / OSAKA N02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesGASPARYAN M / KUZNETSOVA S vs. JURAK D / KONJUH A03:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceFERRER, DAVID vs. LOPEZ, FELICIANO03:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesGUEZ D / MILLOT V vs. MURRAY J / SOARES B03:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesHERBERT P-H / MAHUT N vs. KUDLA D / PERALTA J03:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesCARRENO BUSTA P / MARRERO D vs. STEPANEK R / ZIMONJIC N03:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, SERENA vs. MLADENOVIC, KRISTINA03:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, VENUS vs. CORNET, ALIZE03:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesCHAN H-C / CHAN Y-J vs. RAE J / SMITH A03:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesFRIEDSAM AL / SIEGEMUND L vs. KRAJICEK M / STRYCOVA B04:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGULBIS, ERNESTS vs. TSONGA, JO-WILFRIED04:30 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCUEVAS, PABLO vs. BERDYCH, TOMAS04:45 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGOFFIN, DAVID vs. ALMAGRO, NICOLAS04:45 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesNESTOR D / QURESHI A-U-H vs. ERLICH J / FLEMING C04:45 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesBENNETEAU J / ROGER-VASSELIN E vs. POSPISIL V / SOCK J04:45 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesBUTORAC E / LIPSKY S vs. KUBOT L / PEYA A04:45 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceDJOKOVIC, NOVAK vs. BEDENE, ALJAZ06:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCORIC, BORNA vs. BAUTISTA-AGUT, ROBERTO06:05 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceBERTENS, KIKI vs. KASATKINA, DARIA06:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FrancePUIG, MONICA vs. KEYS, MADISON06:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesDIATCHENKO V / VOSKOBOEVA G vs. WILLIAMS S / WILLIAMS V06:15 AM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs. TOR BLUE JAYS10:05 AM PST
MLBCHI WHITE SOX vs. KC ROYALS11:15 AM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs. CHI CUBS11:20 AM PST
MLBDET TIGERS vs. OAK ATHLETICS1:05 PM PST
MLBMIA MARLINS vs. ATL BRAVES1:10 PM PST
MLBCIN REDS vs. MIL BREWERS1:10 PM PST
MLBSFO GIANTS vs. COL ROCKIES1:10 PM PST
MLBBAL ORIOLES vs. CLE INDIANS1:10 PM PST
MLBNY YANKEES vs. TB RAYS1:10 PM PST
MLBLA DODGERS vs. NY METS4:15 PM PST
MLBSTL CARDINALS vs. WAS NATIONALS4:15 PM PST
MLBPIT PIRATES vs. TEX RANGERS4:15 PM PST
NBAGST WARRIORS vs OKC THUNDER6:00 PM PST
MLBHOU ASTROS vs. LA ANGELS7:05 PM PST
MLBSDG PADRES vs ARI DIAMONDBACKS7:10 PM PST
MLBMIN TWINS vs. SEA MARINERS7:10 PM PST

x