With only 16 opportunities to justify a year’s worth of work, NFL teams have to find some way to grow and improve, even in defeat. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan isn’t interested in moral victories, but won’t turn down a learning experience for his young team either.
“You find out what type of football team you got,” he said after the game. “Like I told the football team, obviously you’re disappointed any time put your heart and soul into it a game and you lose–especially like that. It hurts.”
He continued: “You don’t have time to feel sorry for yourself. You have to get ready for Wednesday for a new opponent. You have about a day-and-a-half-plus of recovery time and you still have to put a game plan together. We are going against a team that is going to show us their best shot, because they got embarrassed last week as well.”
The Redskins face another dangerous team on the road this Sunday in the Rams, who have stumbled out of the gate to a 0-3 start. Before losing to the Baltimore Ravens at home last week, 37-7, the Rams dropped a pair to the Eagles and Giants to open the season. This game represents a chance for the Redskins to get back on track, but it also represents a big game for keeping pace in the NFC East.
Watch Shanahan’s full post-game press conference below:
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