Even though they suffered yet another loss, this time to the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says he’s not giving up on the 2012 season.
Shanahan clarified comments that the game against the Panthers was a must-win referencing how difficult it was to get to the playoffs with a 3-6 record. Even though they have a 3-6 record, Shanahan says it’s not over. In an interview with ESPN.com Shanahan says he’s moving forward:
“To insinuate that I was giving up on the season is completely ridiculous. We’ve got five NFC East games still on the schedule. Any time you have division games, you have a great chance.”
Well, he has a point. This NFL season in particular has its share of surprises and eyebrow-raising wins and losses. Shanahan sees the Redskins’ losses as a challenge:
“What I meant by that is, any time you have adversity, now you’ve got a chance to see all of these guys play every game the rest of the way like it’s a playoff game,” Shanahan said in the phone interview. “What you want guys to do when there’s adversity is to play harder and play better, and that’s when you see what kind of guys you have in your locker room.”
I don’t know why some players are upset. The defense has been weak. The secondary lack-luster at best and RG3 seems to have no help from the line. Maybe Shanahan forecasting next year’s changes will light a fire under some of the players.
Shanahan in right, after all. It ain’t over til it’s over.
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