(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.