Short and sweet. Is Mike Shanahan going to be able to keep the locker room on his side? No doubt it will be easy for this sentiment to spread to the other players, if it already hasn't. If he loses the locker room, what does he have?"Bein' 3-6 really [stinks] because right now we're on the outside looking in," Lorenzo Alexander told Mike Wise of the Washington Post. "I'm not thinkin' about next year. That's an offseason thing for me. But you know it's hard when you see yourself in that type of position and your head coach is saying those types of things. It's disappointing."
Two other players told Wise anonymously they were bothered by Shanahan's comments. Considering that Shanahan has a lower winning percentage during his Redskins tenure than Steve Spurrier or Jim Zorn, it's a dangerous message.