The Washington Post

Redskins decline day off

The Washington Redskins usually take Mondays off after a win, and must practice the day after losses. But this week, the team plans to spend “Victory Monday” on the football field.

Although Coach Mike Shanahan planned to reward his players with a day of rest after their 28-14 victory over the New York Giants, the Redskins declined.

Instead, they told their coach that they’re coming to work and want to get better.

Players have spoken about a different attitude, a more business-like approach and better focus, and obviously declining a day off this week is testament of that.

“It’s really attitude and something that’s going on in this locker room that I can’t explain,” receiver Anthony Armstrong said. “It’s different, but I really can’t explain.”

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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