After five consecutive weeks of losing, I don’t know how to put it anymore. Over the course of the season, the Redskins have found ways to lose in every scenario possible. Close games, blowouts, and two score defeats, Washington fans have pretty much suffered through it all as the Redskins dropped to 3-10, Sunday. Washington’s play was simply uninspired as several turnovers, poor special teams play, and a lack of big plays on defense doomed the Redskins.
Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) carries the ball past Washington Redskins strong safety Bacarri Rambo (24) and Redskins outside linebacker Rob Jackson (50) in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Chiefs won 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Washington found themselves in an early first quarter 17-0 hole as Jamaal Charles scored from two-yards out and Dwayne Bowe hauled in a 21-yard touchdown catch. Then, in the second quarter the Chiefs continued to pour it on, extending their lead to 31-0 before Washington finally showed signs of hope when Robert Griffin III found Logan Paulsen for a 7-yard score. Washington, however, was unable to string together consecutive possessions in the second half, and Kansas City cruised to the 45-10 victory.
Jamaal Charles shredded the Redskins defense for 151 yards and two scores. Also, return man Dexter McCluster knifed his way through the poor Washington special teams on several occasions, scoring once, and giving the Chief offense a short field with which to work.
Now, its time for a change. Whether its firing special teams coach Keith Burns, head coach Mike Shanahan, or benching quarterback Robert Grifffin III something must happen to put an end to this debauchery. The situation looks even gloomier as Washington will not have a first round pick to bolster their various needs. As much as I dislike empowering owner Dan Snyder, it’s his responsibility to make a move that will improve the future of the franchise.