Uttering ''disappointed'' or ''disappointing'' no fewer than nine times during his postgame news conference, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan sounded very much like someone ready to write off the season.
In what Shanahan insisted beforehand was a ''must-win'' game, the Redskins committed 13 penalties, gave up an 82-yard pass, watched Robert Griffin III stuffed on a fourth-and-goal and lost 21-13 Sunday to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
It was the Redskins' third consecutive defeat and dropped them to 3-6.
''You lose a game like that, now you're playing to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come. I'll get a chance to evaluate players and see where we're at,'' Shanahan said.
''Obviously, we're not out of it statistically, but now we find out what type of character we've got and how guys keep on fighting through the rest of the season.''
Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos, is in his third season with Washington ...