If there’s a statute of limitations for discussions about when a quarterback should be playing for a sub-.500 NFL team, it almost certainly lasts less than two weeks. But Joe Theismann still has thoughts about the Redskins’ starting quarterback against Minnesota two weeks ago.

“We’ve had three quarterbacks here in Washington in nine games,” Theismann told Comcast SportsNet. “How consistent can you be when you’re changing people? One was out of necessity, because Kirk had to fill in for Robert. Then it was out of necessity because Kirk wasn’t playing well. Colt had a game and a half, he had six quarters, did pretty well. And then Robert — who should have never started against Minnesota — wound up going in. He should have waited for the two weeks to give him a chance to get more comfortable, [and] they wind up letting that game get away from them.”

(Incidentally, fullback Darrel Young did his weekly show with NewsChannel 8 last week, a program that includes call-in questions. The first two questions were both about Colt McCoy.)

Still, if Theismann’s point about the quarterback veered slightly from his company-line reputation, his larger thoughts on the team did not.

“I’m looking at the Redskins scores: they’re in every game,” he told CSN. “They’ve either made a critical mistake at a critical point in the game, or they haven’t had the opportunity to be able to capitalize on the situation that’s there in front of them. Basically they’ve been lousy at situational football. So they’re not far away.

“And then people call me the ultimate optimist,” Theismann went on. “You know — Joe, the glass is always half full, you’re always looking at the Redskins through rose-colored glasses. Yes, I am. But I also am a realist, and I can explain why a team is very good and why a team is struggling. And I think the Redskins are struggling because they’re  making mistakes at the wrong times, and they’ve also created scenarios for themselves where it’s that one play that’s going to be the difference in winning or losing by a point, or six, or seven, or three.”

Four of Washington’s six losses this season have been by double-digits.