The Eagles handed the Redskins their third-straight loss, a 28-13 nationally televised defeat on Monday Night Football. Washington drops to 6-6 on the season. The only question is, how far can they sink?
Eric Bickel of The Sports Junkies argued for change – even if just for the sake of it – Tuesday morning on 106.7 The Fan, in a last-ditch effort to save the season.
"They're gonna have to do something to have a reason to believe," Bickel said. "And I think they're gonna have to sacrifice somebody, and maybe it's Manusky. Because it's been a catastrophic fall, from the Alabama Wall to JP showing the stats in the last five games or so where they're ranked 31st in the NFL. I mean, what the hell happened? It's not like they're riddled with injuries."
"Or maybe they're just resigned to the fact that, look, this is a lost season and we're gonna ride it out for the next four," said John Auville.
"No, I think you have to make a move," Bickel insisted. "You gotta make a move. Somebody's head has to roll."
"What's the end goal of that move," Auville asked.
"They probably lost that already," Jason Bishop said. "They probably lost that when Alex (Smith) went down."
"I would fire Greg Manusky," Bickel went on to say. "That's what I would do today. And I'm sorry. I don't like to fire people. But I would fire Greg Manusky – try to change something. Try to get a different look."
"You could do that just for the sake of change," Bishop said. "But it's not gonna matter."
"For the sake of change," Bickel said. "And maybe a more aggressive guy. Something."
"I just think someone has to be a fall guy," Bickel later added. "You have to give the public a reason to have some hope that things might change."