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Here come Lucy and Charlie Brown -- There Go Those Redskins Again
Here come Lucy and Charlie Brown -- There Go Those Redskins Again

Oops go the Wee-skins.

That would be Sundberg, Smith and Gano in the latest debacle, with the team down one point in the final seconds and only an extra-point attempt precluding an overtime session.

That could be a diffferent threesome channeling their version of Lucy and Charlie Brown on another Sunday.

That was the emotionally wounded Dan Turk wandering the streets of Tampa, Fla., after his botched snap sealed the playoff fate of this woebegone team in 2000.

The faces inevitability change but not the inventive element that has come to define the losing stewardship of Dan Snyder.

The Redskins do not get mad; they get creative in defeat.

And so it was on a dreary day inside the soulless bowl by the Beltway.

The Redskins squandered the most perfunctory play in football after missing two short field-goal attempts and fumbling away a kickoff.

So much for the chemistry-restoring bump following the purge of Albert Haynesworth, who either was in the prone position on the field or in the doghouse off it.

In a positive development, quarterback Donovan McNabb played well enough not to be yanked or questioned. If he is not quite the solution, he is hardly the problem.

That would be a suspect roster that needs a massive overhaul in the offseason.

Until then, the team has three more opportunities to torment its fan base in improbable fashion.