In the age of social media, it's become a rite of passage: Team A's season concludes, players on Team A send out some sort of happy or sad or melancholy or hopeful message on Twitter about how they feel in regards to the season's conclusion, and then the offseason begins.
After losing to the Packers on Sunday 35-18, members of the Redskins were next to go through the ritual. However, a bit of an unusual theme emerged: Everyone was really positive about the whole thing, despite the fact that a magical year had ended just a few hours earlier. Take, for example, Chris Baker's tweet:
One hell of a season THANK YOU fans for the support we will learn from this and win another Super Bowl here The Future Is Bright #HTTR
— Chris Baker (@cbaker92redskin) January 11, 2016
Terrance Knighton had a similar take:
Tough loss. Thank you to all the fans that supported us this year. Sorry how it ended. Hope to be back! #HTTR
— Terrance Knighton (@MisterRoast98) January 11, 2016
Will Compton, meanwhile, vowed a quick return to the postseason:
We will be back. #HTTR
— Will Compton (@_willcompton) January 11, 2016
So did Compton's buddy and fellow linebacker Mason Foster:
Take it on the chin........and return a MONSTER
— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) January 11, 2016
Here's Duke Ihenacho looking at the glass half full:
Proud of the way we fought and overcame all season. Gotta get back next year.
— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) January 11, 2016
And finally, here's Keenan Robinson showing some appreciation for Washington's supporters:
Thank you Redskin Fans for a great season. We had our ups and downs but you guys stuck with us through it all and helped us win the NFC East
— Keenan Robinson (@KeenanRobinson1) January 11, 2016
These tweets won't do anything to reduce the pain of falling to Green Bay, but they do show that the feeling around the organization is that more good things are on their way. And that is definitely a welcome change of pace from past seasons, where optimism was as rare as a Jordan Reed drop. Things are finally looking up, it seems.