To take this loss seriously is absurd The coaches will use this tape to grade everyone and tweak their technique . All the veterans only had a week or so of camp and remember they(the Redskins) kept their veteran's in on and off for the whole game (Stallworth) . Another thing to consider is when the 2nd team was in the backs missed many blitz pick -ups cause Baron Batch took the majority or the snaps so it would make sense that the other rookies had trouble. However the biggest reason people are reacting to the loss in such an emotional way is what i call Lockout syndrome . It's what happens when rabid fans are deprived from football they somehow think it should be playoff caliber in the pre-season .