We talked a bit about Ted Leonsis' interview on WTOP, but Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post also transcribed some segments where Leonsis talked about the team as a whole. The first thing Leonsis did was to apologize to fans for the teams' difficult start:

"You can communicate to the fans and say nobody can plan for the loss of five of eight players, especially when you're in the midst of a rebuild," the owner said. "We weren't a veteran team to begin with, that had a strong foundation. But no one wants to hear that. And so, as you communicate that, really it sounds like spin and hype and justification for starting 0-12. We didn't win a game in our first dozen games. And the fans, they're bottom-line oriented. They want you to win. And again, I apologize. There's nothing we can do about that one."