When the Redskins won on Sunday evening in Seattle, there was an uneasiness that followed the team buses back to the airport. It took me a while to put my finger on it, but as I watched the very subdued celebration on the team plane, it occurred to me.
This team had forgotten how to relax after a win.
Following each of the six losses in a row, the team had becoming accustomed to facing a skeptical media and promising to do better. After a hard-fought victory on Sunday, Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield explained that it almost felt foreign.
“It was almost like a weird feeling, as sad as that is,” he said with a chuckle. ”It’s been so long, you just didn’t–you didn’t know how to react.”
But as losing can be to players, Cofield understands that the biggest burden is carried by their family members and the fans.
“It was great for your family and your friends, and the fans that really care about what’s going on,” he said. ”Obviously, we’re so caught up in the moment th