While safety Reed Doughty is disappointed that the Redskins’ season ended with a 24-14 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, he does think that the team showed that brighter days could be ahead for the franchise.
The team showed an ability to come back and win close games that we haven’t seen much of since Doughty joined the Redskins as a sixth-round draft pick.
“People have really learned, when you’re down by seven people aren’t packing it in and getting that ‘the way things used to be’ feeling,” he said. “We know that we can make plays at any time. We learned how to win and stay in the whole game, we play a full 60 minutes no matter what.”
Doughty, who started 10 games at strong safety this year, also said that he was proud of the way the team came back to win the NFC East title after starting out the season 3-6.
“It’s hard to do that. It’s hard mentally even when you get that one win. You take it one game at a time and I think that’s a lesson to be learned when things are going well,” he said “In the NFL each week you have to be ready to go, each game you have to play a full 60 minutes and you give yourself a chance at the end of the season.”
Doughty, who turned 30 in November, will entering the final year of his contract. He is scheduled to make $1.15 million in 2013.