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Saturday Slop: Barring a Setback, Garçon Will Play; Morris Rewriting Record Books, Expectations
- Updated: November 17, 2012
Barring a setback, Garçon will play Sunday | CSN Washington
Pierre Garçon said if he emerges from Saturday’s walkthrough unscathed, he intends to suit up 24 hours later against the Eagles. It would be the first game action for the Redskins’ top wide out since Oct. 7. “I feel all right,” he said after Friday’s practice at Redskins Park. “I should be good to go on Sunday. I’ll see how I feel [Saturday], and I should be out there giving it all I got [against the Eagles].”
Washington Redskins 5 Keys to the Game: Week 11 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
1. Run The Football: I know they will be tempted to pass the football on the Eagles and their disappointing passing defense, but it is a mistake to try to rely on the passing game. It looks tempting given that the Eagles pass rush hasn’t been potent, and their safeties have been a huge liability.
Meriweather excited about possibly playing Sunday | CSN Washington
“I would be ecstatic,” he said after practice. “I got guys that have been here working hard, trying to keep the ship to together. And it would be great to be out there with them guys.” Meriweather stopped short of guaranteeing that he’ll line up at strong safety against the Michael Vick-less Eagles. But the 28-year-old acknowledged that he feels as good as he did prior to spraining his knee for the first time in the preseason.
Morris isn’t sweating Eagles’ wide-9 | CSN Washington
“They do pose a threat with the four D linemen, a lot of penetration, a good front four…so with that mindset, I gotta go out there on the fly and adjust, adapt as I always do. You know all the defenses are pretty much different, even if it’s the same scheme, you know the players in that scheme are going to be different so it’s going to be a challenge and I look forward to it.”
Eagles-Redskins Q&A with Kevin Ewoldt from Hogs Haven – Blogging the bEast
I think that people are generally familiar with RG3’s body of work so far this season, but what about Alfred Morris? RG3 is of course the golden child and the face/future of the franchise, but has Morris actually been more important to the success of the offense, and what makes him so effective? Morris means SO much to this offense. I knew he was something special when one of his first carries of pre-season he trucked Lance Briggs. No one does that to Briggs. With the running options between Morris and Alfred…LBs have to hold. Have to. With RGIII’s accuracy, that leaves holes. Losing Fred Davis has meant so much though. He was the leading Redskins WR in targets.
Redskins Final Thoughts: Week 11 | WashingtonExaminer.com
I do like Alfred Morris to have a good game. The Eagles have not allowed a 100-yard rusher, but let’s not throw confetti and call them a great run-stopping defense. They allow 4.2 yards per carry and a number of backs have had strong games vs. them – six have gained at least 60 yards and in each case they’ve averaged at least 4.4 yards per carry. The reason no back has rushed for more than 100 yards is that only one back, Atlanta’s Michael Turner, has carried more than 19 times against them.
Eagles officially name Foles to start at QB against Redskins
The Philadelphia Eagles named rookie Nick Foles their starter at quarterback for Sunday’s game against theWashington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Eagles ruled quarterback Michael Vick out of Sunday’s game because of the concussion that he suffered during last weekend’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Jammal Brown misses another practice with hip injury
“Same thing as yesterday,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “Still sore. We’ll evaluate that next week. … The hip was sore – both the left and right side. There was a little bit of a setback. We’ve got another week to get a chance to look at him. Hopefully, he gets better.”
Despite being the 13th running back selected, Morris has started every game this season and is the No. 2 overall rookie for rushing yards, trailing only the Buccaneers’ Doug Martin (862). “We knew Alfred had a chance to be good,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan noted recently. “But if we thought he was as good as he’s been playing, then we probably would have drafted him before the sixth round.
Shanahan Gives Final Word Before Eagles
On tackle Trent Williams’ ankle injury: “I don’t know when it happened to be honest with you. He’s just sore and you could see it on Monday and Wednesday. It’s better right now, so that’s why we have him listed as probable.”
Might not see Michael Vick for a while – NFC East Blog – ESPN
Burkholder, whose work in this particular area helped form the basis for the NFL’s concussion-recovery protocol, used the terms “foggy,” “not very alert,” and “heavy-eyed” to describe Vick and said he’s “not even close” to returning. Rookie Nick Foles will start at quarterback in Vick’s place Sunday against the Washington Redskins, and it sounds as though the Eagles will need Foles to start more than just this one game.
Need to Know: ‘The right way’ needs to start Sunday – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
Mike Shanahan has repeatedly said that he is rebuilding the Redskins “the right way” as opposed to doing a quick fix. But at some point, the rebuilding need to bear some fruit in the form of wins. That point has arrived. The Redskins do not need to go on a run and make the playoffs. But they can’t lose to an Eagles team that is in disarray. They need to be competitive in Dallas on Thanksgiving. They can’t let a team like the Browns start feeling better at their expense. The Giants and Ravens at least need to be pushed to the limits by the Redskins.
Why are the Eagles struggling? – Washington Times
“Everybody has great talent. Obviously some have a little bit better than others, and you would think that team the way it’s built would be maybe first or second in the division right not, battling for a position,” Redskins special teams captainLorenzo Alexander said. “It comes down to execution and when you have a lot of turnovers like they have, that can put you on the losing end of the stick a lot of times.”
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview with Grant Paulsen | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
It’s amazing what a bye week can do for a team’s fortunes. Adam Carriker recently said of the Washington Redskins season: ‘It ain’t over, folks.’ And how right he is. The week off has done wonders for Washington as the New York Giantsare falling back to the NFC East pack.
Kai Forbath’s kicking shoe is three sizes smaller than his regular shoe
“I go through a little process with it,” he explained. “We have this shoe oven. I think it’s initially made for hockey skates. You put the shoe in the oven for about 10 minutes, take it out, put it on real quick while it’s still burning hot. And I have to jam my foot in and wear it around for about 10 minutes. I do it again the next day. And then I kick in it for about 10 minutes a day for two weeks until it’s finally somewhat comfortable. So it’s about a two week process to break in each shoe.”
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Bobby Turner is still the running back’s whisperer, a guy who can seemingly coach anybody. Ike Hilliard doesn’t have much of a track record, but considering he lost his best receiver, he’s done a solid job of developing the talent he has to work with. Chris Foerester hasn’t gotten enough credit for developing Trent Williams into an emerging elite talent, and he’s helped shaped Will Montgomery and Chris Chester (two guys who were largely liabilities in 2011) into top performing offensive lineman.