Monday, November 28, 2005

So when was the last time the Washington Redskins finished the season at or above .500? Funny you should ask. As Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell points out, that would happen to be under Marty Schottenheimer:

He took a team that started 0-5--losing those games by 112 points--and, with Tony Banks as his quarterback, finished 8-3 to reach .500.

But finishing 8-8 was not good enough for Skins owner Dan Snyder, who sent Schottenheimer packing in 2001. Just yesterday, Schottenheimer's Chargers beat the Skins at Fedex Field, 23-17 in OT.

The week before, Norv Turner and his Oakland Raiders also beat Washington, 16-13, at Fedex. The last time the Redskins made it to the playoffs? Under Norv Turner.

So how about an exhibition game against Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks?

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