Found November 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
Just three weeks ago, the Washington Redskins were sitting at an even 3-3 with playoff hopes still very much a possibility. Following three consecutive losses and a misplaced offensive identity heading into their bye week, head coach Mike Shanahan sounded ready to throw in the towel. The Redskins and their star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III were outdueled once again on Sunday afternoon, this time by Cam Newton and the lowly Carolina Panthers. The loss was a difficult one to swallow, especially after Griffin dismissed comparisons to Newton earlier in the week, but Shanahan appeared to be most upset over the letdown. A downtrodden Shanahan, who is now in his third season leading the Redskins, took the podium at FedEx Field after the 21-13 loss on Sunday and sounding like a man defeated by much more than just one game. "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...
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