Crowder didn’t duck from what happened after the game; he answered every question. That’s being a professional, and Crowder answered them the same way he does when he gets asked easy questions. He sounded the same whether he was answering a question about his 33-yard gain or his fumble. That's how he's always been, even-keeled. It's why he can endure stretches in which he's not targeted as much, nor as productive. He knows it will turn.
Tackle Morgan Moses: He underwent an MRI Friday and Gruden said he has a sprained right ankle and is day-to-day. But the Redskins appear to be waiting for more information on Moses’ ankle. He called it more painful than anything else he’s dealt with this season. He’s played eight weeks with sprained ankles.
The Redskins have 19 players in the final year of their contract; eight of them were full-time starters entering the season. And nine of those 19 now are on injured reserve. So that leaves 10 players trying to get a new contract, whether here or elsewhere. Yes, that includes quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The last six minutes in New Orleans—The Redskins were on the verge of moving to 5-5 and jumping right into the middle of the playoff picture. But they couldn’t get a stop. Or a yard on third and one. Or a stop the second time Drew Brees got the ball back. Or prevent a two-point conversion. Or stay in field goal range at the end of regulation. Or a drive in overtime. Or a stop in overtime. If any one of those things happens the Redskins likely win. But they didn’t. And after four losses in five games, playoff hopes were dim.