On a night when rookies Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris led the Washington Redskins to the top of the NFC East, team owner Dan Snyder sought out a long-suffering veteran during the postgame celebration.
''He said you've known how it's felt around here the last seven years,'' defensive lineman Kedric Golston said. ''So this is a sweet time.''
The Redskins are division champions for the first time since 1999, beating the Dallas Cowboys 28-18 Sunday in a winner-take-all end to the NFL's regular season. Washington (10-6) has won seven straight games and will host the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday.
How long ago was 1999? It was six Redskins head coaches ago.
''I've been here for the 4-12, the bad times, almost being the joke of the NFL,'' said Golston, who came along in 2006. ''But to do this with this group of guys - the old and the new - it's good to be here.''
Certainly, Sunday night was mostl...