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Orakpo speaks mind after Redskins drop fifth consecutive game

The Redskins lost their fifth straight game on Sunday, dropping a 20-9 decision to a Miami Dolphins team that entered action at 1-7. Washington is now 3-6 and appears heading toward a .500 or worse finish for the fifth time in six years.

Losing has become a familiar script in D.C., which explains Sunday's outburst by RedskinsPro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo.

"I'm just frustrated, man. Pissed off. Tired of losing," said Orakpo, according to The Washington Post. "I don't know, man. It's just frustrating. You're trying to hold your head up, but it's just frustrating and we just can't get it together. It's like every team we're going to play, they already know they're going to win because of the way we're playing. It's just ridiculous, man. We've got to figure out a way to turn this (expletive) around."

Orakpo wasn't done.

"I wish I had an answer for you, man. It's frustrating. We just have to dig deep," he continued. "It's cliche, but I'm running out of material. I've never been through something like this before. We just have to keep fighting, man. I know we've got a great team. I know we've got great character. (But) forget the character, we've got great players on this team. Great playmakers. We just have to put it all together."

You have to feel for a guy like Orakpo, a talented player trapped on teams that are a combined 13-26 since the Redskins took him with their first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

"Last year and my rookie season we just had a bunch of nonsense off the field, so I'm not even going to compare," said Orakpo, who is having another strong season with 5.5 sacks. "The mind-set was totally different. The coaches, the players, everybody was all on board and we didn't have any drama. (This year), we started off fast and for some reason, man, we've just teetered off completely. That's the frustrating part. How can we fall off like that? We just have to keep fighting."

Injuries combined with the not-so dynamic duo of John Beck and Rex Grossman probably explains the teetering off, but we're not about to interject now. A giant NFL linebacker is angry. We have a general rule that involves laying low in such instances.

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