Lets figure out a way to get this thing fixed. If you feel like youre doing enough, do a little more. And then Mike Shanahans team went out and didnt do enough for the third straight week , falling further into the NFL abyss puncturing not just every grand preseason expectation but also the soul of a 16-year veteran who genuinely believed he had a shot to go out on top in what most likely will be his final season. No reward for time served Mike Wise For Redskins vets such as London Fletcher and Santana Moss, this isnt the season it was supposed to be. Shanahan: INT not RGIIIs fault Mike Jones Mike Shanahan said that quarterback Robert Griffin III wasnt to blame for the interception that killed a potential scoring drive in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions. Game situations affecting balance Mike Jones Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that given the circumstances, he thought that his offense was more balanced until faced with desperate late-game situations. Players surprised at 0-3 mark Mark Maske We never thought wed be 0-3 coming off the offseason we had and the last year that we had, wide receiver Pierre Garcon says. A flicker of his former self Thomas Boswell The consequences of Jan. 6 are that Robert Griffin III is now just a fast guy in a league full of fast guys. Do you ever remember being 0-3 in your career, Fletcher was asked late Sunday afternoon as he buttoned his shirt cuffs by his cubicle in the locker room. Uh, not that I can recall, he said. Robert Griffin III and Aldrick Robinson and a defense determined to give up more land than was acquired through the Alaska Purchase didnt just let down themselves and their fan base Sunday. The Shanahans botched two-minute drill at the end of the first half didnt just let down the offense; they let down Fletcher, who suited up for the 202nd consecutive time without missing a game Sunday. In my book, thats more unacceptable and shameful than dropping a touchdown pass or fumbling away another chance to go on top in the fourth quarter. Since the NFL went to a 16-game season in 1978, just five of 161 teams that have started a season 0-3 have gone on to make the playoffs, and none has advanced past the division round. So in probably his swan song, Fletcher has historically a 3.1 percent chance of going back to the postseason.
London has more bus journeys than the rest of England combined
Local travellers shun buses While in London there are 279 local bus journeys for every resident, the rest of England has an average of just 51. So it seems bus travel is just not the ticket for residents in many local authorities. The area with the least bus journeys per head was the tiny county of Rutland, which had just 2.7 journeys for every resident (1/100th of London’s rate) although the small population may distort the figures there. The other places with lower proportions of bus travel tended to be rural areas such as Windsor and Maidenhead. Outside London, Nottingham and Brighton had the highest number of journeys per resident with both coming in around 160 – over three times the average for all authorities outside London. The low car ownership in both those places and the tendency for bus travel to be lower in rural areas adds weight to the report’s argument that there is a noticeable correlation between increased bus travel and lower car ownership. What’s stopping us using buses? As noted before the report points out that there was a rise in bus transport in 2008/9 following the introduction of free concessionary travel. Also, 2008/9 was the year when the financial crisis really began to take hold. As it stands, about a third of bus journeys in England are taken by concessionary travelers. However, those that have to pay have been continually hit by fare rises above inflation.