“We’ve done it before,” said Ryan Kerrigan. “Obviously it’s a different season, different team, different scenario. But at the same time, the way the other teams in the division have played, we’re still not out of it. With that being said, we can’t keep scoreboard watching hoping they lose. We gotta play well and we gotta win. It starts this week with Philly. It’s a good time to get on a run.”
The disaster of the NFC East is helping to keep the Redskins hopes alive. Anyone who grew up watching the division as a powerhouse is probably having some trouble accepting its current state. DeAngelo Hall said he’s had a hard time with it.
“It kinda, I guess, a little difficult to hear people talk about this division being so bad because it’s been so good over the last couple of years,” Hall said. “It’s normally not as bad as it’s been the last two years. We definitely still got a chance. A lot of things have to happen, but you gotta continue and just go out there and keep fighting.”
As Kerrigan said, it starts this week with Philly.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Best motivational saying ever.
Good laugh at lunch today with the wife. Some people don’t care what’s on the menu. They just wanna use the restaurant john
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 12, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Alex Ovechkin, on scoring off of Johansson’s rebound:
“Jojo do great job fight through it and after. I have to go to the net, stay and find the rebound and I got lucky puck bounce right to my stick.”
WAPO SHOUT-OUT OF THE DAY
Darrel Young on BMitchLive, when asked about the officiating during the game against the Vikings:
“I gotta watch what I say. I know the Washington Post is watching this.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Darrel Young hanging out at Macy’s in Dulles with kids from Make-A-Wish.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Ovi’s game winner in overtime.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Wizards at Spurs, 8:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.
SNACK OF THE DAY
What’s Fred Smoot’s twitter?? pic.twitter.com/ZrtIrdqZI1
— Anthony Armstrong (@MrArmstrong13) November 13, 2013
REDSKINS NAME THING OF THE DAY
The editors for the Neshaminy High student newspaper in Pennsylvania made a collective decision to stop using the word “Redskins” in their paper, even though the school uses “Redskins” as a sports moniker. After writing an editorial announcing their decision, the principal issued a directive, telling them they didn’t have the right to not use the word. The students have been told to continue using the name until the issue can be discussed at a hearing on November 19. (via @peterhassett)