Haslett believes Redskins have another 7-0 run in them

November 14, 2013
Jim Haslett believes another 7-0 run is possible for the Redskins. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) Jim Haslett believes another 7-0 run is possible for the Redskins. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins have yet to put a complete game together, and they have not managed to string together consecutive wins during their 3-6 start to the season. But defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has confidence that the team pull off another 7-0 run.

The first step, Haslett says, however, is focusing solely on the game ahead.

“Right now, we’re just in that mode of trying to win one game and move on from there. That’s where we’re at more than anything,” Haslett said.

But he went on to say that the team’s players and coaches do indeed hold the firm belief that a turnaround is possible.

“I think our guys believe they can do it again,” Haslett said. “I said last year at this time, I made a comment to coach [Shanahan], and I said, ‘We’re going to win our next seven games and win our division.’ I said it last week. I said, ‘I feel good about where we’re at.’ ”

Haslett said his confidence stems from the work ethic the players have displayed and their mental makeup as well.

“I love the way our guys practice and are into it. Teams that are going downhill don’t practice the way we practice,” Haslett said. “Those teams are negative. We don’t have that here. We’ve just got to go out and put a whole team together. I’m talking about offense, defense, special teams. I’m talking getting the team together, defense, offense, special teams. We do that, then we’ll get things rolling. We haven’t done that. We haven’t done it on defense. We’ve done it good half here, bad half there. Good three quarters here, bad quarter here. We need to put the whole thing together.”

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Post Sports Live, Can Redskins go on a run?

The Redskins head into Sunday's game against the Eagles with a 3-6 record. Last season at 3-6, they went on a run and made the playoffs. Can the team do it again? (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)

What’s ahead:

● The Redskins’ practice began at 1 p.m. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is expected to speak with reporters afterward.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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