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Saturday Slop: Brandon Banks Says he’s Faster Than RGIII; Redskins’ Secondary of ‘Misfits’ Putting the Pieces Together
- Updated: August 4, 2012
Saturday Slop: Brandon Banks Says he’s Faster Than RGIII
With camp in full swing, and the first preseason game being next Thursday, Redskins news is at a premium right now. Here is the weekend edition of the ‘Daily Slop’ as seen daily over on Hogs Haven.
Redskins Practice Report: Aug. 3 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Tight end Chris Cooley worked at fullback with Young sidelined, as he did early last season. If something happened to a fullback during the season, Cooley would need to be the guy who took over. Don’t think you want Fred Davis in that role and Niles Paul said he’s not comfortable at fullback (yet). Logan Paulsen? Who would you rather have there – Paulsen or Cooley? Paulsen is better on the line. Cooley did run the ball once from fullback and also caught a pass
Redskins training camp observations: Aug. 3 practice – The Insider – The Washington Post
Today marked another shaking outing for the Redskins’ offense. At one point, the mistakes persisted so much that Coach Mike Shanahan stopped practice, huddled all the offensive players and told them to shape up, in so many words.
CAMPBELL: Redskins practice report 8/3 – Washington Times
Early in team drills, Griffin threw behind WR Aldrick Robinson over the middle after he faked a draw to the running back. Again, the mechanics of faking and then resetting to throw are a work in progress for him. There are several elements involved, including footwork, timing and throwing mechanics.
Practice report: Good start, shaky finish for RG3 – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
Shanahan huddles them up Things started off sharp but they went downhill after that. They started off their 11 on 11 drills as usual but then shifted to different situations—red zone, goal line, starting from you own one-yard line, and two minute. There was some poor offense and some pretty well-played defense and a lot of sloppiness. The offense was a comedy of errors featuring interceptions, two safeties and a few false starts. After Fred Davis committed a false start,…
Redskins practice report (8/3) – Washington Times
Griffin later overthrew TE Logan Paulsen in the end zone during goal-line work. He had time to throw and had drifted to the left from the pocket. Paulsen was fairly well covered. Griffin tried to lead him but threw it too far. Griffin’s arm strength is fine, but the sharpness isn’t always there – even in QB-WR drills without a defense. Some passes are behind receivers; others are a bit high; others are on target. I’m eager to hear his take on his progress when we finally get to meet with him on Monday.
Friday Training Camp Practice Notes
One of the standout performers today was rookie defensive back Richard Crawford, who has quietly inserted himself into the competition in the Redskins’ secondary. Crawford flashes impressive speed–which could make him an asset in the return game–and is unafraid to cover receivers or tight ends. Crawford made an uncontested interception during one-on-one drills, staying with a play even after receiver Samuel Kirkland fell down on his route.
The Redskins Blog | Training Camp Video: Quarterbacks
We continue our look at the offense today with some video of the Redskins’ four quarterbacks working with the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.
The Redskins Blog | Training Camp Video: Tight Ends
The Redskins’ tight ends are one of the more interesting storylines this season. You’ve got a Pro Bowl veteran in Chris Cooley, a up-and-coming star in Fred Davis, an all-around, solid football player in Logan Paulsen, converted wide receiver Niles Paul and draft picks Richard Quinn and Beau Reliford.
RGIII Report: Aug. 3 | WashingtonExaminer.com
You can sometimes see the finished product when watching Robert Griffin III. There are times in practice, and we saw it Friday, when he throws in rhythm and it’s a pretty completion. Griffin drops back, quickly reads the defense, throws the ball before the receiver breaks. Life, for the Redskins, at that moment is good. Griffin, who has held the ball too long at times, made a quick decision on an out route to Pierre Garcon. It’s exactly what I wrote above: the ball arrived as Garcon turned around. Pretty.
HomerMcFanboy ” royster on hello kitty, penn state and more
Since training camp begin a little more than a week ago, Washington Redskins second-year running back Evan Roysterhas done his best to make those in attendance take notice. Even though the 24-year-old is in a crowded backfield with no clear-cut leader, he’s done a respectable job of forcing his way into the discussion as the Week 1 starter.
Anthony Armstrong says shoulder injury not serious but timetable for return unclear – The Insider – The Washington Post
Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong said Friday his shoulder injury is not serious but he wasn’t certain when he’ll be able to resume practicing.
Josh Morgan unsure when he’ll return from hamstring injury – The Insider – The Washington Post
Injured Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan expressed encouragement over how his strained left hamstring has progressed, but said that he doesn’t want to return to the field prematurely. Morgan, signed as a free agent from San Francisco in the spring, suffered the injury during Monday’s practice, and hasn’t practiced since. He is competing for the starting receiver position opposite Pierre Garçon, but this week can only watch while Leonard Hankerson gets the bulk of the reps at that position.
Heath Shuler on Redskins drafting RGIII: ‘I was so excited’ – The Insider – The Washington Post
Making his first visit to Redskins Park since 1996, for Redskins QB Heath Shuler praises the team’s first-round pick.
Redskins’ secondary of ‘misfits’ putting the pieces together – Washington Times
Continuity has been the theme for the Washington Redskins on defense. Barring injury, they should have the same defensive line and linebackers as they did at the end of last season, and coordinator Jim Haslett’s 3-4 scheme remains in tact.
Brandon Banks says he’s faster than RGIII – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
Redskins return man also says he’s giving up Twitter to help him concentrate on football.
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS | Andy Benoit Previews the Redskins
For years, the Washington Redskins have battled an addiction to signing free agents. Like most addictions, it has left a trail of destruction in its wake: no playoff wins in 11 of the last 12 seasons, wasted money, a disgruntled fan base, boxes of unsold Donovan McNabb jerseys, and so on. Dan Snyder tried to straighten things out by hiring two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Shanahan in 2010, but that’s yet to pay off; the Redskins are coming off a third consecutive season of double-digit losses.
The Redskins Blog | Rookie Spotlight: Alfred Morris
“I like taking notes,” Morris said this week after a walk-through morning practice at Redskins Park. “Like going over a play, I like writing notes on that play — if we’re talking about a certain play — I like writing notes on that play so I can come back to it, so I know where it’s at and I can flip through and find it whenever I need a refresher.” It’s that simple approach that has pushed Morris — sought more as a linebacker than a rusher out of high school — into the Redskins’ training camp rotation of running backs.
Quick hits: Shanahan says Redskins ‘can’t have lapses’ – The Insider – The Washington Post
The Redskins’ head coach stops practice briefly after a series of mistakes and sloppy play by his offense.
Either the starters will be back or the backups will have time to step up.
Jackson Ready To Battle For Safety Spot
Head coach Mike Shanahan knows the Jackson will need time to adjust to the 3-4 defense, but is pleased with Jackson’s knowledge of the playbook. “He’s been there learning the defense,” Shanahan said. “He’s got some playing experience and I think he feels very comfortable with the defense.”
Davis Seeking Redemption On One-Year Deal
While many tagged players holdout in hopes of a long-term deal, Davis isn’t concerned with anything past this upcoming season. “I’m not thinking about that,” Davis said after practice. “I’m fine with what I got. I’m just going to keep working, that’s what it’s all about. I want to win, so I’m not really worried about that.” “It’s showing them that I’m here and that I’m focused.
Santana Moss wants to be ‘dominant’ – NFC East Blog – ESPN
Santana Moss was expecting a call from the Washington Redskins coaching staff this offseason. When his agent called him and told him the team wanted him to lose weight, he chuckled. Way ahead of you guys, he thought to himself. “Honestly, before they even called me, me and our strength coach already had our plan when it came to what I wanted to do in the offseason,” Moss said after Monday’s practice. “So I was like, ‘You know what? If that’s what they want, I’m going to give it to them.’ Because I already had my mind made up on that anyway. I feel like, the last few years, I played heavy.”
With camp being open now for a week I thought it was a good time to get a grasp on what everyone was thinking about possible breakout players heading into the season.
Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall aims to improve upon his 2011 play.
Trent Williams says that he is getting down to the business of turning his massive potential into great performances on the field.
Redskins 2012 Training Camp is just one week in, but there are already some good story lines brewing. I wanted to focus on the positives(no offense to Jammal Brown’s hip), and some of the surprises thus far in camp.
The Redskins will not play their rookie quarterback any longer than they typically play any of their starters during the preseason.
Shanahan likes how QB is coming along
After being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, Jarvis Jenkins had everything laid out in front of him. The former Clemson Tiger was set to have a big impact on the Washington Redskins’ defensive line.
Linebacker has better understanding of system and schemes under tutelage of London Fletcher
Take a look at the problem with the Redskins draft history over the last decade.
Kentwan Balmer’s whereabouts are a mystery to the Redskins and everyone else | Shutdown Corner – Yahoo! Sports
Kentwan Balmer, (likely soon to be ex-) defensive end for the Washington Redskins, is missing, at least to the Redskins coaching staff. He hasn’t shown up for training camp practices two days in a row. Redskins officials found his hotel room cleared out, save for one Redskins sweatshirt. Teammate Lorenzo Alexander says that Balmer simply “decided to leave.”
The Redskins Blog | Rookie Spotlight: Adam Gettis
“You don’t think it’s going to happen,” Gettis said Monday after the Redskins’ morning walk-through practice. “Being a two-star guy, you don’t think those guys are going to make it, but it’s all about work and opportunity and you have to take advantage of those types of things.” ‘Everybody’s pumped’ On Monday, the team participated in its second practice with shoulder pads, giving a much more physical feel to things.
2012 NFC East Predictions
Predictions for the NFC East, including RG3’s impact on the Redskins and record predictions for every team in the division.
Goodell: NFL not interested in on-uniform advertising | ProFootballTalk
The NFL is not interested in following the NBA’s lead in selling advertising on uniforms. While NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said in July the league was “likely” to approve small advertising patches on uniforms by 2013, the NFL has generally considered himself above such a shameless…