Veteran defensive lineman Kedric Golston said Wednesday he does not believe the Washington Redskins’ locker room is divided.
“Just because you don’t agree on something doesn’t mean that you’re apart,” Golston said at Redskins Park. “Ultimately we all have the same goal and that’s going out there winning football games. And when you fall short of that, it’s frustrating. But that doesn’t mean your locker room is apart just because people have different opinions. Your family doesn’t break down because somebody wants to go to Chili’s and another person wants to go to Red Lobster. It’s a disagreement and you deal with that in a family, in a group. You have a different opinion sometimes than your boss but you’re here every day, right? Because you’re out here and do a job and that’s what we’re all here for.”
Golston said that he and other Redskins players also remain supportive of Coach Mike Shanahan and his staff.
“I believe in what Coach Shanahan and his staff is doing,” Golston said. “Obviously the record doesn’t show that. And this is a results business. We understand that. But it’s not up to me to hire him or to fire him. So that’s only a question that the owner can answer because it’s his team and he makes those decisions. It’s my responsibility and my job to play for Coach Shanahan and that’s what I’m doing.”
The Redskins will continue to play hard despite their 3-7 record, according to Golston.
“We’ve got six games left,” Golston said. “That’s a lot of football left. There’s no predictions or anything like that. But understanding that you’re not promised these games in this NFL – and so from a man to a man, all you’re promised is the next day, the next game, the next play. And so as professionals you go out there to win every play, to win every game. And you let the chips fall where they may. And I believe that’s the type of guys we have in this locker room, the type of character that we have, is that it doesn’t matter what our record is. We’re still called to come out here and practice and play at a high level day in and day out.”
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● The Redskins practiced at 1 p.m. Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III are expected to speak to reporters afterward.
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