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Saturday Slop: RG3 Could Join Some Elite Company; Redskins Defense Feeling Pressure

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Redskins Final Thoughts: Week 4 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Cedric Griffin isn’t a great corner, but at 6-foot he’s another guy with size. The Redskins will be facing a Bucs team with one receiver who’s 6-foot-5 and another who’s 6-foot-2. With Griffin out because of his hamstring, they’ll counter with two of their top three corners standing around 5-foot-9. They’d best get to Josh Freeman.

 

Redskins Notes: Good News, Bad News for Secondary ” CBS DC
Safety Brandon Meriweather should see his first action of the season after having been sidelined with a knee injury. Head coach Mike Shanahan concedes he’s not fully healed, but has had a good week in practice and looks like he’ll be ready to debut.

 

The Redskins Blog | ‘Rookie Watch’ Has Redskins Flavor
Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris, who was selected in the sixth round this year out of Florida Atlantic. Morris — the league’s leading rookie rusher through three weeks of NFL action — comes in at No. 9 overall in this week’s “Rookie Watch,” while his quarterback, Robert Griffin III, is ranked second overall.

 

The Redskins Blog | Video: Touch ‘Em All, Alfred Morris!
“I was watching one of their games and they said, ‘If you score, you should do a celebration for us,’” Morris said. “I was like, ‘I’ll hit a home run — it’ll be cool!’”

 

Week Four Injury Update: Is Turf Toe Even a Thing? – Hogs Haven
Turf toe is a strained or torn ligament in the joint that connects the first toe to the rest of the foot. Seems simple enough, but the term “turf toe” is so vague that it’s often misused by folks who aren’t sure exactly what it means.

 

Week 4 Story-lines: Redskins vs. Bucs – Hogs Haven
I think the biggest worry for Skins fans coming into this week is how the defense will respond to two, maybe even three, lackluster performances in a row. The Buccaneers have more weapons than the last time we saw them with that scallywag Vincent JacksonDoug Martin, and others, so the Skins will have to bring their “A” game to succeed in the sunshine state.

 

Washington Redskins Rally at Elmer’s In Tampa Bay

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen and former player Doc Walker lead a Rally at a local bar in Tampa Bay, Florida on Saturday.

 

Robert Griffin III’s alleged extortionist pleads guilty – NFL.com
A former Baylor basketball player has pleaded guilty to threatening to release damaging information about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III unless he was paid $1 million. ‘TNF’ Xtra NFL Network isn’t the only way to watch “Thursday Night Football.” Follow the game online with this interactive companion. More … The U.S. attorney’s office says Richard Khamir Hurd, 26, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Waco.

 

Need to Know: RG3 could join some elite company – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
If Robert Griffin III passes for at least 253 yards against the Bucs tomorrow, he will become just the second rookie quarterback in NFL history to have at least 1000 yards passing in the first four games of the season. Last year, Cam Newton passed for 1,386 yards in his first four games in the league a year ago.

 

Homecoming not Raheem’s focus
Raheem Morris will be going back to Tampa Bay but he’s far more concerned with the big plays his secondary is giving up.

Game preview: Redskins Defense is M. I. A.

Redskins @ Bucs game preview: The Redskins’ defense, supposedly a strength going into the season, has been giving up big plays with regularity. They will need to change that trend against the Bucs on Sunday.

Will the Redskins be in victory formation? – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins

We have heard about the controversy surrounding Greg Schiano’s tactic of disrupting other teams kneeling to kill the clock at the end of two of their games. The question is, will the Redskins be lining up in victory formation in the final minute of their game against Schiano’s Bucs on Sunday?

Redskins’ defense feeling pressure – Washington Times

At 33 points a game, the Redskins lead the league, yet they’re 1-2 as the defense allowed an average of 429.3 yards through the first three weeks of the season. This was a defense that players talked about being worthy of top-five status in the NFL. Instead, it’s trying to catch up to the offense to give the Redskins a chance to win each time out.

4 Keys to a Redskins Win in Tampa

The Washington Redskins head to Raymond James Stadium and will attempt to avoid a dreaded third straight loss, with the good potential of a fourth loss in a row,  staring them right in the face (Atlanta) next week.

Coaches Film Breakdown: Alfred Morris affecting Jordan Black’s pass set – Washington Times

The protection breakdown wasn’t Black’s fault, though. Running back Alfred Morris took responsibility for it because he ran between Black and Johnson as he released on his pass route. Let’s examine the play:

Brandon Banks speed makes Redskins triple option go – Washington Times

“We got Banks in there and it changed up some of the defenses, gave some different looks. It caused some problems for them, which I think made them adjust a little bit. Then, it opened some other things up, so it helped change the game just from a schematic standpoint. I think it helped gather our players some momentum and get the chains moving a little bit.”

HTTR24-7-Skins Podcasts & Blog ” Film Sessions: Quick Review Of A Cover 2 Breakdown

The secondary had a rough day and along with Jim Haslett caught the brunt of the fans anger. Coverage was a issue forPerry Riley in 2011 so lets check out the below 2-4-5 cover 2 and see how Perry Riley is doing…

Los Angeles Greenlights $1.2 Billion Football Stadium – NYTimes.com

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a $1.2 billion plan to build a downtown football stadium, moving America’s second most populous city closer than it’s been in nearly two decades to having a professional football team.

Replacement ref: We were pawns in a business deal | ProFootballTalk

With the NFL’s referee lockout over, many of the replacement officials are speaking out. Some of them are incorrectly defending their bad calls, while others are referencing crucifixion. But some are making fair points about the position that they were put in.