Sometimes, your day is such a disaster that the only thing you want is to go back to sleep. It is a sad thought. But sometimes, the nightmare isn't while you're asleep as it's supposed to be... Yes, this is another edition of the world-known Donkey of the Day. And for the Washington Redskins, those days have been mostly every gameday since the start of the Season.
Remember last year? The confident RGIII that lifted a team that was a laughing stock, to a division championship & into playoffs? The three first round picks and the second round pick that the 'skins gave to the Rams for the #2 pick in the 2012 draft that looked like a great bargain? Oh boy, have things changed since then.
Yesterday, the Skins lost once again 45-10 to Kansas City in a game that was even more lopsided than the final score looked. RGIII was benched in favor of Kirk Cousins and the once promising Redskins are now laughable again at 3-10 this season. But with the #2 pick in next year's draft, they will be able to rebuild and ... oh wait. That draft pick now belongs with the St Louis Rams! But as tough as it was for Skins fans around the world, how tough was it for head coach Mike Shanahan? First, there was the report that he wanted to quit on the Redskins in January regardless of the outcome of the Redskins/Seahawks playoff game. Fed up with owner Dan Snyder methods, RG3's treatment among other things, Shanahan was ready to clean his office. But then, things got even uglier ... Shanahan rushed RG3 back from his injury and started him on week one against the Eagles while clearly not 100%. One could assume that it was one of the main reasons for RG3's slump and he would be right. But the former Baylor star wasn't the only issue with this disappointing team .. The defense looked horrible since the start of the season (3 games allowing more than 40 points and an NFL-leading 31.3 points allowed per game) and, as we mentioned earlier, just got destroyed/embarrassed once again. But for the last 4 weeks, the offense has looked as dreadful as the defense. And who calls the plays on offense? Mike Shanahan's son, Kyle. That's the donkey-est father/son duo we've seen in our recent Donkey history.
Redskins fans, the season is tough, seeing the Rams pick in the Top 3 will be torture, but at least your head coach got the recognition he deserves. And on the bright side, even if we can't rule everything out with Dan Snyder, our donkey of the day will probably get the boot at the end of the season or sooner!