Grant & Danny: 'Everything is on fire' for Redskins

Ben Krimmel
December 06, 2018 - 3:06 pm

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The Washington Redskins season has spiraled out of control and, once again, everything is on fire at Redskins Park, Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier said Thursday on 106.7 The Fan.

"In so many ways this season has become a shame," Paulsen said. "I hate to trivialize what is the human element of this Alex Smith injury because it's so important. But if you're looking bigger picture from just on top of the Sears Tower down at the Washington Redskins...about three-and-a-half weeks ago they were playoff-bound and it looked like it was gonna be hard not to win the division. And maybe the corner was being turned."

And now the Redskins are dealing with the fallout of Alex Smith's gruesome injury and suffering potentially career-ending complications, his deputy Colt McCoy suffering a broken leg, numerous injuries to other players, and the Reuben Foster saga

"Even by Redskins standards of spiraling out of control, it has... everything is on fire for them," Paulsen said.

Rouhier said this is the Redskins traditional December screw-up.

"Man, oh, man can they not get right," Rouhier said. "This is the December tradition. This is the every year, no matter what it is, as things go off the rails." 

Rouhier notes other teams suffer seasons of losing and periods of struggle, but no other team can match the dysfunction of the Redskins.

"How does Bruce Allen get to keep coming in and sit down in his office and close the door and wait for this to go away?" How?" Rouhier said.

Paulsen agrees with Rouhier, adding his surprise at how Allen has kept his position as President of the Redskins and the Redskins inability to function like a normal team.

"There have been so many times previously where I thought this is the end of the road. You're not coming back from this. This is too embarrassing, this is too catastrophic a blow, this is too big a deal, too many people are laughing at you," Paulsen said. "You know, (Scot) McCloughan, the handling of (Kirk Cousins), you're on your third coach, multiple executives in the general manager role, you've blown out people in all of the highest positions."

"It's a mess."

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