Pardon the mid-morning Opening Kick. As fans search for answers the day after a loss drops a team that had high hopes to 0-3, the best reason for optimism might only be to look around the competition. With so many other NFC teams struggling — New Orleans, Chicago and Seattle are 3-0, Dallas and Detroit 2-1 and everyone else 1-2 or 0-3 — there’s a lot of road left between here and the six playoff spots being determined.
Still, this fella Joe_V_ nails it …
Ok – Everyone had a chance to calm down? Going to be a long week in Redskins-land.
— Joe V. (@Joe_V_) September 23, 2013
True. The reaction across Twitter in the morning wasn’t necessarily pretty.
Being a Redskins fan and the team is 0-3….friends and co workers have me on suicide watch, lol. #HTTR
— Cody Starbuck (@Cody_Starbuck) September 23, 2013
It was like fate for the Redskins to lose that game yesterday. It was like the sports version of Final Destination.
— Dre Everything (@MrDCsports) September 23, 2013
— Shaun (@RedskinDisciple) September 23, 2013
But, if you’ve only got one team, you stick with ’em. There were some signs on Sunday, but each loss only puts Washington further behind. Watch the Monday night game in Denver with interest tonight. The Redskins go to Oakland on Sunday, but it’s a short week for the Raiders.
And, as bad as Washington has it …
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 23, 2013
According to the NFL, here are the offensive and defensive snap counts from Sunday’s game:
77 –Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus.
68 — Pierre Garcon
54 — Logan Paulsen, Leonard Hankerson
43 — Alfred Morris
41 — Santana Moss
34 — Roy Helu Jr.
30 — Jordan Reed
24 — Josh Morgan
19 — Darrel Young
11 — Aldrick Robinson
7 — Niles Paul
67 — Ryan Kerrigan, Perry Riley Jr., Brandon Meriweather, Josh Wilson, DeAngelo Hall, David Amerson.
64 — Brian Orakpo
59 — London Fletcher
57 — Kedric Golston
54 — Stephen Bowen, Barry Cofield
19 — Phillip Merling
13 — Chris Nield
8 — Nick Barnett
4 — E.J. Biggers
3 — Darryl Tapp
From The Post:
The Takeaway: A team that’s a long way from winning
● Mike Shanahan speaks with reporters Monday at 3 p.m.
● Next week’s opponent, the Oakland Raiders, plays at Denver on Monday Night Football.