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Young sure Washington will see 'light at the end of the tunnel'

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Chase Young and the Washington Football Team have lost five games so far in the 2020 season.

In three years at Ohio State, Young and the Buckeyes faltered just four times. 

So, Young's already experienced more losing in his first month and a half as a pro than he did in his entire college career. He doesn't seem too, too worried about it, however — at least not yet.

"It's part of the process," Young said on a Zoom call on Thursday. "With our team, right now, we're just going through the process."

Young is just the newest member of the organization to transition from Saturdays to Sundays and immediately run into far more adversity in the NFL.

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Other young players such as Terry McLaurin, Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Ryan Anderson and Saahdiq Charles — guys who rarely found themselves heading back to the locker room unhappy at their respective colleges — have been doing plenty of that now that they're with the Burgundy and Gold. 

That certainly doesn't sit well with any of them, either. How could it? Yet Young is confident that Washington will see better days in the future.

"I believe," he said. "I trust coach Rivera and I know that he's doing everything he can and I know the guys on this team, we're doing everything we can to make a big change.

"We're going through a process right now, but we're definitely going to see the light at the end of the tunnel."

 

That tunnel may be longer, darker and more difficult to navigate than Young expected, and while the No. 2 overall draft pick denied that he's had his Welcome to the NFL, kid moment yet — "I ain't going like that," he said Thursday — starting off 1-5 qualifies as his Welcome to Washington moment. 

Will he be able to rise above it, though? He's got the right attitude, which isn't surprising, and all the necessary talent as well. If there really is a light, he'll find it. Hopefully.