Sunday, September 15, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Washington Redskins
By John Keim
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Observed in the locker room after the Washington Redskins' 38-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Quiet time: After the Monday night loss, the Redskins’ locker room wasn’t exactly upbeat, but it wasn't a morgue, either. Sunday? It was quiet. Very quiet. There was a reality check after this loss in which they were never in the game. Green Bay “played better than we did. They coached better than we did,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.
Injury update: Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather suffered a second-quarter concussion and did not return. Therefore, he was unable to speak with the media after the game. Shanahan would say only that he had the concussion, but did not speak to the severity.
Late rally: Another big fourth quarter didn’t mean much to left tackle Trent Williams. The Redskins trailed 38-7 entering the fourth quarter. They scored two touchdowns, but Williams said there wasn’t much to take from those. “Not really,” he said. “If it ain’t a score to tie the game or take the lead, it’s [meaningless].”
No changes: The Redskins' offensive players, to a man, keep saying nothing has changed in terms of which plays are being run. But the problem is falling too far behind and having to stray far from their original plan. It’s happened each of the past two weeks, and defenses aren’t playing them much differently. “They’re not doing anything special; we’re just doing everything wrong,” Redskins running back Alfred Morris said.