Redskins report

September 26, 1996|By Bill Free

What's new: At least one Washington player, NFC rushing leader Terry Allen, wasn't happy yesterday with one question being tossed around this week at Redskin Park. When Allen was asked if playing the 0-4 New York Jets on Sunday night was like waiting for an ambush to happen, he simply whirled around and walked off from a group of reporters, saying with a trace of anger in his voice, "I knew someone was going to ask me that question. I just knew they would." When Allen got back to his locker, he then suggested to members of the Redskins public relations staff that "this room ought to be closed."

Next game: How good can life be for the Redskins? They now get to take on the loser (winless Jets) of the game some billed as the Peyton Manning Bowl on Sunday at the Meadowlands after beating up on the winner (New York Giants) two weeks ago in East Rutherford, N.J. And they get to do it on national television (TNT).

Quotable: "I have no idea what's going on [with the Jets]. It doesn't help for me to catch one pass for 14 yards [in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Giants]. It doesn't help when Jeff Graham doesn't get the ball. I've never seen anything like it, never witnessed anything like it. I never really imagined in my worst dreams it would ever be like this. I'm not happy with my stats. I'm not happy without having a 'W,' " said Jets rookie wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, who has caught just 13 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns in four games.

Pub Date: 9/26/96

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