For die-hards only, the 6-9 New York Giants will play host to the 3-12 Washington Redskins in a 1 p.m. ET game Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The game will do each team the favor of completing its season. ESPN.com reporters Dan Graziano (Giants) and John Keim (Redskins) break down the matchup.
What's the 1 percent scenario it would take to get you to come back?
Fletcher: It would have to be maybe a team that has six games left, a playoff contender. ... It won't be for a 16-game season.
Forbath came on last season and had a great run for the Redskins making his first 17 field goals of the season. His clutch kicking helped them win their first division title since 1999, as they went on a 7 game run to close out the season. While it was exciting to have a quality kicker, one question remained: could the Redskins live with his weak kick-offs.
What you can count on with Williams, however, is that he'll play and he takes his role as a team captain seriously. It's why he played last season despite being 70 percent healthy down the stretch. And it's why it would take a lot to get him out of any game.
He knew, though, that there would be moments like Thursday, when he coolly answered questions about his job and his future in what may have been his last organized press conference with the Washington Redskins.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday he has not scheduled a meeting with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to determine his future with the organization.
"No, not yet.... We don't have anything scheduled now," Shanahan said following Friday's practice at Redskins Park.
Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett doesn't like to use numbers too often, especially when it comes to total yards. But in defending the Redskins' defense, he did bring up what they've done since the first three games.
One is what they call the net line of scrimmage per drive. That is the difference between where your offense started its drives on average and where your defense took the field. This measures who is winning the battle for field position and takes into account the performance of offense (if they don't score, do they at least improve field position?), defense (can they get three and outs consistently?), and special teams (can the punt and kickoff teams pin them deep?).