Watching Chick Hernandez interview DeAngelo Hall during Comcast SportsNet’s pre-game show on Sunday, I was struck by Hall’s contention that the 2013 Redskins were better than the 2012 NFC East champs.
If the Redskins had gone on to lose to the Bears, I likely would have made a snarky remark about that interview. So since they won, I might as well highlight Hall’s remarks.
Again, this was said before Sunday’s insane shootout win.
“I feel like we’re a better team this year than we were last year,” he said. “Last year, to run off seven in a row, was pretty impressive. And I feel like we’re better this year. But you’ve got to win games. You’ve got to win games. You’ve got to try to string some wins together. You know, you can’t win one, lose four, win one, lose four. You can’t do that. So we obviously have to go on a little bit of a run here…..
“So we’ve got to get better, no doubt about it. Defensively we have to get better, we’ve got to get turnovers. Offensively we’ve got to score points. Special teams, we’ve got to be a much much better group. So collectively, as a whole, we’ve got a lot to get better on, and a lot to work on.”
JERSEY OF THE DAY
In normal times, it’s a bold move to wear Rocca to a Redskins game. With the special teams flailing as bad as special teams can flail, this is really remarkable. Via @OfficialDRK.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Laughing through the tears. Via the AP’s Joseph White:
Meriweather (with a smile): “Anybody else want to chip in on my dinner? I can’t afford it right now.”
— Joseph White Jr. (@JGWhiteAP) October 20, 2013
TWEET OF THE DAY
The Redskins’ social media account doesn’t lack for confidence, anyhow. Remember, the game was very much in doubt still at this point.
It IS much easier to recover an on-sides kick when you start offsides. Re-kick! #HTTR
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 20, 2013
A LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Scandal, a D.C.-based women’s ultimate frisbee team, won the national championship over the weekend in Frisco, Texas.
Still hasn’t sunk in. What a season. Thank you everyone for all the love and support. Couldn’t have done it without you! 2013 Champs baby!
— Scandal Ultimate (@ScandalUltimate) October 20, 2013
STAT OF THE DAY
Lance Briggs got hurt in the second half on Sunday. Via the Chicago Tribune, “After Briggs’ exit, the Redskins ran 27 plays, gained 234 yards and scored touchdowns on three of four drives.”
JERK OF THE WEEKEND
Jerk of forever! Perpetual champ!
Any conversation about self-entitled MLB fan bases is incomplete w/o Natitude. STL and BOS may not even be in that photo.
— Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) October 20, 2013
WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
The Giants host the Vikings at 8:25 on ESPN. They’re probably still in the division race. All TV and radio listings are here.