Johnson: Has it really come to this?

Johnson: Has it really come to this?
December 13, 2011, 4:46 am
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With the Redskins on their way to a third straight losing season, Sunday's performance against the Patriots wasn't met with anger or frustration even though they dropped to 1-8 in their last nine games.

Instead, it seemed Redskins Nation was just happy because its team competed and the offense shockingly went toe-to-toe with Tom Brady and Co.

I'm sorry, say what?

Is that really what it has come to?

I'll admit, I didn't give the Redskins any chance to beat New England, and they showed a lot of character and fight.

But listening to Santana Moss go off on the officials after the game (and, yes, it was poorly officiated for both teams), all I could think about was how much the losing and constant drama surrounding the team has started to wear on the players ... especially a guy like Moss, who normally never makes excuses.

Moss has been in Washington for seven tough seasons and seven different starting quarterbacks! A player can only take so much! Guys like Moss and London Fletcher have given everything they have to the organization for very little reward.

But that's the Redskins.

It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same. So how does a team change a losing culture in the locker room? That's really what we're talking about. A good place to start would be with a true franchise quarterback, but forget Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins need a little divine intervention ... like Tim Tebow! OK, maybe not, but I've been on the Redskins beat for eight long seasons, and all the losing is making me loco, too!