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Redskins embarrassed by their performance

After the 45-12 thrashing at the hands of their division rivals, the theme of the postgame locker room interviews was the embarrassment at such a dismantling on national television.

"Yeah, I feel like this is the worst game, since my career, since we've been here," quarterback Jason Campbell said. "We got beat in every phase of the game. Not one phase of the game, it's a total team loss. We lost all over the field."

Other players echoed that sentiment. Asked if the loss was magnified because of its national audience, safety Reed Doughty said the result alone was the worst part.

"It was embarrassing regardless," Doughty said. "That fact that other people saw it, I am disappointed because they didn't see the team that I know we are."

Added wide receiver Santana Moss: "It is what it is," he said. "The score says it all. We didn't go out there and play the kind of a game we should have played, so we shouldn't take it the way it looks. It isn't anything to hide. It isn't anything to sugarcoat. Look at the score and then you realize how bad you got whooped. That says it all."

With so many distractions, including the resignation last Thursday of Vinny Cerrato and hiring of Bruce Allen as general manager, Campbell said the drama off the football field might finally be catching up to the team.

"You can all sit here and say no it doesn't but at the same, truth is sometimes it can because you hear so much and then you start to focus on it a little bit," Campbell said. "You try not to focus on it, you try to stay within the game but all year we've been blocking out a lot of things and doing pretty good the last couple weeks. And tonight for whatever reason we don't even look the like the same team that played the last four to five weeks, and I have no idea what kind of team we were out there tonight."

By Paul Tenorio  |  December 22, 2009; 1:29 AM ET
 
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!st ?

Who cares ?

I Do !

Posted by: FIREJIMZORN | December 22, 2009 1:38 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth questions role, leadership--RI

Uh, Al? Team played better without you last few weeks.

Posted by: TheCork | December 22, 2009 1:42 AM | Report abuse

I unfortunately attended the game.

It was much worse than it appeared on TV.

For all those that say Levi and BMW are keepers on the OL, You're stupid.

For those idiots who said we should keep Zorn or any coach on this staff. You wouldn't know football if I hit you in the face with one.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 22, 2009 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Keep these players next year:
Offence:
Moss
Cooley
Campbell(but make him compete 4 the job)
Yoder
Davis
Thomas
Defence:
Orackpo
Haynsworth
Carter
Alexander
MacIntoch
flecter
Doughty
Oh I forgot Marcus Mason
Hunter the punter
Everyone else is either weak or inconsistant and must go

Posted by: DCBadBoy1 | December 22, 2009 2:00 AM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth is the embodiment of the soulless free agent.

You line up at DT Albert, you get your fat ass upfield at the appropriate time AND you maintain gap discipline when required.

It's not one or the other, Albert!

Posted by: Chia_Pet | December 22, 2009 2:17 AM | Report abuse

JC is spot on.

The drama has leeched down from up above, permeated the minds of the players and coaches.

dem boys did not look with it at all tonight.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | December 22, 2009 2:22 AM | Report abuse

Are they embarassed enough to return their pay for that game? They obviously called in and didn't work tonight.

Posted by: DaveLopan | December 22, 2009 2:22 AM | Report abuse

"Yeah, I feel like this is the worst game, since my career, since we've been here," quarterback Jason Campbell said. "We got beat in every phase of the game. Not one phase of the game, it's a total team loss. We lost all over the field."

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Nate would term this "hyperbole?"

Posted by: Chia_Pet | December 22, 2009 2:23 AM | Report abuse

i wonder how much longer my friends will keep feeling bad for me being a skins fan?

Posted by: cancunlizzard | December 22, 2009 2:34 AM | Report abuse

Leadership is in short supply in DC...see example set by our #1 WR.

Santana Moss celebrated a first down catch with an endzone dance, while trailing by 3 touchdowns...what an incredible fool. It's an embarrassing enough behavior in a close game, but it is monumentally self centered when your team is getting disemboweled on national television.

Posted by: hatchlaw | December 22, 2009 2:14 AM

Add to the fact that this came during a 2 minute drill.

He's only a #1 in his mind, his play and attitude reminds me of a #2...if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 22, 2009 2:37 AM | Report abuse

Not as hyperbolic coming from JC -- his opinion I trust on this. A leader has to be willing to say that kind of thing about his team. Coming from fans it just sounds like so much hoo-haw...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 22, 2009 2:38 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, you act as though the Redskins had a chance this year.

No Line No Offense!
On Defense I would just keep three Orakpo,Carter and my man in the middle!

All DRAFT PICKS SHOULD BE LINEMEN!

Posted by: shamken | December 22, 2009 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Leadership is in short supply in DC...see example set by our #1 WR.

Santana Moss celebrated a first down catch with an endzone dance, while trailing by 3 touchdowns...what an incredible fool. It's an embarrassing enough behavior in a close game, but it is monumentally self centered when your team is getting disemboweled on national television.

Posted by: hatchlaw | December 22, 2009 2:14 AM

Couldn't agree more. That play pretty much sums up the "team".

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | December 22, 2009 7:04 AM | Report abuse

QB Comparisons as of 12/22/09:
Campbell 87.0Rtg; 18TD; 11INT
Cutler 71Rtg; 19TD; 25INT
Sanchez 62.3Rtg; 12TD; 20INT

Posted by: MrMerkin | December 22, 2009 7:07 AM | Report abuse

I am sure they will still feel embarrassed when they are sitting on a beach in a month long vacation after the season. :)

Posted by: fearturtle44 | December 22, 2009 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Can no body speekee English in the Skins team?
Let me mentioned a few cliches:

Don't no body can play they whooped us.

It is what it is

Ever since my career

They beat us in ALL phase , no, not one, but in ALL phase -- intert here we talking about practice.

And like someone said: If they feel so embarresed would they want to return their paycheck back....it is what it is

Posted by: Incognito00 | December 22, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Campbell can say whatever he wants about team effort but what I saw near the end of the half was a guy saying to himself "I've had enough of this crap and I want off the field. Let someone else deal with it" It certainly appeared he had given up at that point and that was before they took him out of the game in the waning seconds of the first half. Body language speaks volumes. Way to interview for the new GM guys!!!

Posted by: bullwinkle1 | December 22, 2009 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Mr.Allen, You need to clean to whole house, Skins had nothing to play for and they quit, to all the skins players do not pick up your checks.

Posted by: nativeva1 | December 22, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Skins = Quitters


Learn from the Browns and Raiders no matter how bad it gets they always show up to play...embarrasing , just embarrasing. Lowests of the Low.
Big Al taking himself out of the game during a critical time....what a bafoon!

Posted by: Incognito00 | December 22, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Mike wise is an idiot. He somehow summarizes that Zorn's performance is justified because of the front office. Truth is that the man just is not head coach material; hell, he's not even offense coordinator material. Never was, never will be. You can't help but not to feel sorry for Jason. But didn't you feel the confidence the team had for a few plays when Todd was in the game. It was like electricity in the air. Jason has decent skill, but he just doesn't process information quick enough and is not a leader on the field. Never was, never will be. Bruce Allen should fire Zorn, promote one of the coordinators and at least give us a chance for the Dallas game.

Posted by: nomolehill | December 22, 2009 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Players thats why the NFL stands for Not For Long! The FANS are embarrassed for YOU too! Thank God this happened so we don't get that half full feeling and bring you BACK which is where it was heading! You guys should've brought Soap-on-a-ROPE!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | December 22, 2009 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Richie Pettibon got fired for looking disinterested. Think that'll happen to Zorn?

How bout those boyz from Da U?? Real leaders, one and all. Danny's got to get outta Drew's bed. They are POISON to a "team".

Posted by: bundy44 | December 22, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Watching that game last night maybe wonder if the NFL shouldn't initaite some type of 'protective' policy where if your team can't meet the minimum standards of NFL level play, you can't take the field - just so you don't get somebody killed! It became difficult to watch - I kept wan't Jason to 'stay down' don't get get up - they're going to kill you ! - Damn Cerrato for what he did to this team. Hopefully, Allen will address these gaping deficiencies

Posted by: whelms | December 22, 2009 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Watching that game last night maybe wonder if the NFL shouldn't initaite some type of 'protective' policy where if your team can't meet the minimum standards of NFL level play, you can't take the field - just so you don't get somebody killed! It became difficult to watch - I kept wan't Jason to 'stay down' don't get get up - they're going to kill you ! - Damn Cerrato for what he did to this team. Hopefully, Allen will address these gaping deficiencies

Posted by: whelms | December 22, 2009 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Well, Danny Boy will yet again be embarrassed next week when Dallas fans outnumber the Skins fans. Just when you think this organization has hit rock bottom...they sink even lower. JKC and George Allen must be spinning in their graves at this. Pathetic.

Posted by: brocave | December 22, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

We have been beating the Cowboys and can usually hang with the Eagles. Why is it every time we play the Giants - and on a national audience - we play like a bunch of sissies?

Posted by: daddy00 | December 22, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

For all of you that think JC is the problem, you are WRONG, how can any QB in this league have any success with the line we have, do you actually think P.Manning would have any success here in DC with our Current Line???? the answer is HELL NO!!!!!!! and if Bruce and whatever coach we have doesnt address this in the ofseason, Skins are in for a long season again!!

Posted by: Tonyp316 | December 22, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Diesel44, You hit the nail on the head! These players in no way resemble a team! It is all about me with these players and it allways will be untill they get rid of the cancers on the Redskins! Blow the whole thing up and start over! When the entire NFL knows that you come to the Redskins just to get a big paycheck then you end up with what we have here! This is the Redskins. A bunch of players with big paychecks and NO HEART!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | December 22, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Can I get a refund for last night's tickets? That was disgusting. As was the officiating. Once again, I thought the refs let the defense get away with hits on Campbell after he had thrown the ball that against almost any other QB would be called unsportsmanlike late hits. Then, as if to practically confirm the league's seeming officiating bias against the Redskins, the refs spotted the ball a half yard ahead on almost every Giant's carry. The MNF crew even thought it was ridiculous when Jacobs was clearly held short of a first down (as evidenced by the side judge running in short of the "yellow line") and the refs gave him a first down without EVEN MEASURING for it! I am sick to death of the officiating against the Redskins. Last year, there was a facemask called against a Redskins o-lineman in the Detroit game. I had never, ever seen that called in all of my life and have not seen it called since then. This league has no credibility with me anymore.

Posted by: NickFairfax | December 22, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

shamken -

You can't be serious when you spew, "On Defense I would just keep...and my man in the middle!"

Albert Haynesworth is Deion Sanders, Bruce Smith, Brandon LLoyd, Jason Taylor et al. all wrapped up in a disastrous $100 million contract. Hand over you rights as a fan if you truly believe in your "man in the middle"!!

Deferred gratification is to be embraced by the regular season fan, impetuousness by the offseason fan...

Posted by: tony11 | December 22, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

DCBadBoy -- Keep Moss? Are you kidding? Have people observed his play over the past season? He's dropping passes and making few clutch catches. If he's challenged, he's as likely to not catch the ball as catch it. He's done as a premier receiver and it's time to acknowledge that. I don't care what's going on around the team, you can't come out and get embarrassed at home and on national TV that way. The Skins laid down like dogs. There is little pride and professionalism in that group. Despite my criticisms of Campbell, he got battered and bruised and still came out like a man. Gotta respect that guy, even if you give him his walking papers. The rest of the team, especially that gutless defense, might as well be the cookies Haynesworth chucked up on the sidelines.

Posted by: jfoster13 | December 22, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

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