CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have struggled all season to run the ball and score points.
There will be plenty of soul searching around the Washington Redskins this week after blowing a 17-point lead to the Philadelphia Eagles in a 32-27 loss not nearly as close as the final score indicated.
The sights and sounds of football in the trenches are exceptionally jarring. During Washington Redskins' training camp, the clashes between offensive and defensive lineman are a sight to behold with jerseys crashing into one another like freight trains.
Colt McCoy knew exactly what his teammates needed to hear. In the aftermath of a gut-wrenching two-point loss and the sickening season-ending injury to Alex Smith, McCoy stood up in the Washington Redskins locker room and addressed the group.
Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field.