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Saturday Slop: First Down Issues Lead to Third-Down Problems; Redskins Searching for Safety Valve
- Updated: October 13, 2012
Saturday Slop: First Down Issues Lead to Third-Down Problems
Redskins QB Griffin takes more reps; Garcon aching | WashingtonExaminer.com
Coach Mike Shanahan said of Garcon, “It’s lingering for sure. It was enough to where he didn’t take a lot of reps today… It’s painful, that’s why we sat him out. It’s tender and still sore. It’s a pain issue but it’s sore enough to where he can’t push off all the time.”
John Riggins on Alfred Morris: “Never Heard of Him…I Don’t Watch Football.” – Hogs Haven
Hall of Fame running back John Riggins is settling into his life after football rather nicely. Leaving behind his days as both a player as well as a broadcaster, he is preparing for his new hunting show on The Sportsman Channel.
in search of kickers and quarterbacks | Damn it feels good to be a homer.
*In 2000 alone, the Redskins used a total of five different kickers — Bentley, Conway, Heppner, Husted and Murray. That’s got to be a modern-day record. Which brings us to the newly-signed Kai Forbath, who will be the 19th kicker Washington has turned to since ’94. It’s worth nothing that no other NFL team has used more than 13 kickers during that time frame.
‘Skins Have To Improve On 3rd Downs | NBC4 Washington
“Obviously, it’s an area that we have to get better at,” Shanahan told the Washington Post. “You take a combination of killing those drives, being 1-for-9 on third-down and 0-for-2 in the red zone, it’s truly hard to win a football game. “Saying that, there were a number of positives with the way we ran the football. We make a couple of those third downs, just three or four, and keep drives going, you have a chance to have a dominating day. Still had an opportunity to win, even with those crazy stats as they were. But to beat a good football team, we have to play better than that as a whole.”
Redskins Music: “Believe That” (by Black Boo of Mambo Sauce) Week 6
This week Black Boo brings us another Redskins music classic “Believe That”, the video was produced and edited by us here at HTTR4LIFE.COM.
All-22 Film Breakdown: The Threat of Percy Harvin – Hogs Haven
The Minnesota Vikings have surprised the NFL with their 4-1 start to the regular season. Much of their success on offense revolves around Percy Harvin. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the plays that Minnesota use to get Harvin the ball in space.
‘Playbook’: Vikings vs. Redskins – NFL Videos
Brian Baldinger, Shannon Sharpe and Donovan McNabb explain how the Minnesota Vikings have gotten off to a hot start and why they can continue it against the Washington Redskins in Week 6.
Need to Know: If RG3 is good to go, he’ll go – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
“That’s what we have doctors for. Doctors make those decisions, we don’t. If Robert feels like he’s fine, he’s had no side-effects, he wants to play, he feels good to play…If Robert were to say, “Hey, you know what? I have a headache,” of course we would do that. That’s why we run all these tests. But why would you not let somebody play if he’s felt good right at the end of the game [and] every day until now? But if he has these tests after practice today and all of sudden he’s not feeling good or something’s wrong, obviously we’re not going to take the chance.”
First down issues lead to third-down problems – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
But, regardless of the play call, their third down problems start on first down. They are gaining .55 yards on each first-down passing play in a series that ends up in a third-down situation and .61 yards on each running play. In other words, they are facing second and nine-plus and ending up with third down and, on average, 8.6 yards to go.
Redskins searching for safety valve – Washington Times
Getting Brandon Meriweather and Tanard Jackson in the offseason figured to shore up the Washington Redskins’ safety position. On Sunday they’ll play their sixth game of the year without either, Jackson suspended indefinitely and Meriweather dealing with a left knee injury.
HTTR24-7-Skins Podcasts & Blog – Redskins-Vikings Preview
The good news is the NFC East is wide open & no team looks clearly better than any other team in the division. After the loss to the Falcons last week, the Redskins are in a must win situation at home this week with the meat of the schedule coming up & 2 straight road games against the Giants & Steelers. It won’t be easy as the Minnesota Vikings look tough this year & are playing some good football.
Washington Redskins Keys to the Game: Week 6 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
This is an important key every week, but is absolutely critical with the Washington Redskins star rookie returning from a concussion. The Redskins need to do whatever it takes to ensure that Robert Griffin III doesn’t take any unnecessary hits. This can be done in multiple ways. First they need to keep the running back in to block on all plays, as the Minnesota Vikings are a team that loves to blitz.
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