All around Redskins Park players are talking about a new atmosphere with coach Jay Gruden taking over for the departed Mike Shanahan.
Santana Moss is not among them. The senior member of the team both in terms of age and years with the Redskins is adapting a wait and see attitude about the new coaching staff.
“You can’t put it on a scale right now,” he said when asked to compare this year to 2013. “Last year things just didn’t go as well as we had planned and they should have. The coaching staff did a tremendous job of getting us ready every week. At the end of the day we went out there and laid the eggs.”
“Right now we’re trying to build so we won’t have that same lapse. So right now you can’t put it on a scale, how different it is but, you know, so far, so good.”
Moss compared it to a situation that many of us find ourselves in at some point in our lives.
“It’s just like getting a new girlfriend, you know,” he said with a laugh. “The old one, she got on your nerves. The new one isn’t going to get on your nerves until down the road.
“When it’s new, everything is all good.”
While Moss hopes that everything stays all good, this will be the third coaching change that he has been through since he joined the Redskins in 2005 and he has seen early optimism fade, often quickly.