Second-Half Misery, Quantified (ANd Updated to make it clear to all what is a fact and what is not)
I am off the rest of this week, but had a spare minute and figured I'd post one last time before starting a bit of a bye week break.
Was chewing over some numbers and called my friends at The Elais Sports Bureau to flush them out (they rock, great people, great resource, full credit to them always).
Anyway, we all know the Redskins have choked away their fair share of games since this staff took over in 2004. So I got to thinking how they stood up with other teams, and well, as in the overall W/L record the last 15 years or so, their company ain't pretty.
According to Elias, since 2004 the Redskins have 11 losses when leading at the half, which puts them ... worst in the NFL. Oakland (11) and Houston (10) are the only other teams with double-digit loss totals when leading at the half since Gibbs came back to the NFL.
Overall, Washington is a mediocre 15-11 in 26 games when leading at the half since 2004.
The Redskins used to be the team that got a lead and battered opponents like no one else in the game; now it's the opposite. The rosters aren't nearly as good, the front office not nearly as sound, and say what you will of ownership, game-day coaching decisions, etc.as you consider what this stat means, and what it points to.
Just pointing out the facts - THIS CLAUSE PERTAINS ONLY TO THEIR 11 LOSSES IF THAT SOMEHOW WAS NOT CLEAR T - and as always make them what you will.
Also, wanted to give a big blog get well wish to former Skins D Lineman Cedric Killings - a great guy, tremendous self-made player and hard worker who filled some reserve duty here a few years back. He got hurt over the weekend for Houston and is said to be making a strong recovery.
Enjoy the bye week and catch back up with you next week.
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