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Saturday Slop: D.Hall Looking For A Team-Win In Chicago; Will Kirk Cousins win the Backup QB Role?

Saturday Slop: RG3, 'Skins Receivers Hold Passing Camp in Waco, Texas; Hankerson Will Excel With RG3 and Redskins

So as we head into preseason week 2 for the Redskins tonight, here is the weekend version of the ‘Daily Slop’, a collection of Redskins news from around the web…as seen daily over on Hogs Haven.

Saturday Slop

Redskins thoughts: Three things I learned |
Aldrick Robinson is anxious for another chance to return punts. He attempted to return two last summer, but he had never done it in college and fumbled both his opportunities vs. Pittsburgh in the preseason. But Robinson worked a lot on catching punts while on the practice squad last season. He said he catches 10 punts a day now in practice (they rotate the returners). “Last preseason was kind of tough,” he said. “But I’ve learned how to catch the ball. I’m better at catching it and feel more comfortable. I’m way better than I was.”

Elfin: Redskins Tradition Began Thirty Years Ago, And No One Expected Them To Win Either ” CBS DC
Thirty years ago this month, the Washington Redskins had a very young team that surprised the world and went on an unsuspected Super Bowl run while enduring the player strike.

RG3 Report: Aug. 17 |
They liked what they saw. They know they need to see more. Not that Robert Griffin III’s teammates doubt what he can ultimately do, but they also know there’s a long ways to go. Griffin was poised and relaxed in the pocket in his preseason opener vs. Buffalo. However, quarterbacks succeed in the NFL based on their ability to handle duress as much as anything. “It’s hard to stay poised as a rookie when things aren’t going well,” backup QB Rex Grossman said. “He had a couple open guys, made the right throws on time [vs. Buffalo]. Looked good. I thought he looked great. I thought he handled every situation given to him.”

Redskins selling RGIII-Andrew Luck rivalry T-shirt – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
A Redskins T-shirt trumpeting a preseason matchup is not at all over the top.

The Redskins Blog | ‘Hey Hey Hey!…’ That’s Chris Baker!
Though it’s always great to see childhood photos of the Washington Redskins players, I’d say there’s very few guys on the team who have a picture of them posing in “Fat Albert” pajamas. But that’s exactly what Baker, the Redskins defensive lineman, posted last night.

Fred Davis is biding his time and waiting for the ball to come his way – The Insider – The Washington Post
Last year’s best offensive playmaker isn’t worried about opportunities during preseason

Redskins RB Alfred Morris eager for heavy workload vs. Bears – The Insider – The Washington Post
Redskins rookie RB Alfred Morris figures to see significant action Saturday against the Bears, and possibly could start.

Anthony Armstrong wants to make it difficult for Redskins to cut him – The Insider – The Washington Post
With a few slots up for grabs, he hopes to bounce back from injury and a poor 2011 against the Bears Saturday

Redskins kickers Graham Gano, Neil Rackers hoping for their shot vs. Chicago Bears – The Insider – The Washington Post
The Redskins’ place kickers hope Saturday’s preseason game in Chicago gives them their first in-game opportunity to compete for the starting job.

Hall Looking For A Team-Win In Chicago
“We have a lot of things we need to work on individually, collectively as a group, and were going to try and work on those things,” Hall said this week. “We started out good in Buffalo, so we’re going to try to, at the end of the day, leave it up to our young guys to try to get a win out in Chicago.”

How Reliable is Fred Davis as a Run Blocker? – Hogs Haven
Fred Davis looks set to be the top tight end on the Redskins depth chart, but can his run blocking ability stand up to the task of a number one tight end?

Darrell Green’s Son, WR Jared Green, Impressing at Panthers’ Camp – Hogs Haven
Updates on Redskins’ great Darrell Green’s son, WR Jared Green, who is wowing Panthers brass in camp.

RG3’s locker shrine stars Spidey, Hulk, Baylor Bear –
Washington Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III allowed the media to peek inside his locker for the first time ever this week. Knowing what we know, we shouldn’t be surprised by what they found.

Need to Know: RG3 vs. the Bears zone pressure – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday as the Redskins take on the Bears and one week away from the Redskins vs. Andrew Luck and the Colts at FedEx Field. Game day need to know Here is your need to know about the game itself: —Chat right here starts at 7:00. Kickoff is at 8:00 —The game will be telecast exclusively in HD on Comcast SportsNet. The live telecast in available only in the Redskins market. Check…

Will Cousins win the backup QB role?
Will Cousins win the backup QB role?

Offseason has Wilson comfortable with defense
A year ago, Josh Wilson had to learn the defense on the fly after arriving as a free agent during training camp. After OTA’s and minicamp, he fills much more prepared this season.

Transcript: Mike Shanahan 08.17.12 – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
Mike Shanahan addressed the media on Thursday, here is a transcript of that session from Redskins PR: On the plan for how much starters will play against Chicago: “Pretty much what we talked about last week. We’ll let them go about anywhere from 30-35 plays, usually it’s about a half.” On who will start at running back: “I’m not going to go through all the substitutions, but the guys that are getting most of the carries will be…Alfred [Morris] will…

NFL Videos: Cooley: ‘I have so much to prove’
Washington Redskins tightend Chris Cooley joins the “NFL AM” crew to discuss his recovery from injury and the upcoming season.

Redskins-Bears: Washington faces a tougher defense this week – Hard Hits – The Washington Post
Washington faces a team with established veteran talent Saturday

Robert Griffin III has a go-to guy in Pierre Garcon, hopes to get other Redskins receivers involved – The Washington Post
Robert Griffin III established instant chemistry with Pierre Garcon last week against the Bills. Now he must turn to his other wideouts against the Bears.

” Episode 16: Feat John Keim and Chase Minnifield
The Normal Crew is back with John Keim and Chase Minnifield.. We talk a little Bears game , RG3 and check in with Chase to see how he is feeling

” Redskins/Bears Preview

2nd pre-season game means more than a sample size of snaps you’ll see the starters take. The starters will go about a half this game, so for all you fans crying about RG3 only playing 14 snaps last week…you’ll see more!8 Things I’m looking For: 1.

Closing thought: Alfred Morris’ big chance and some roster math – Washington Times

The Redskins’ sixth-round rookie running back faces an enormous opportunity Saturday night.

Redskins injury updates (8/16) – Washington Times

The Redskins held their final full practice before Saturday’s preseason game against Chicago.

Redskins vs. Bears, by The Numbers

Redskins take on the Bears and here are the numbers to watch for.

Need to Know: RG3 will go 30-35 plays – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, two weeks before the final cut to 53. Game chat starts tomorrow at 7 I will not be in Chicago on Saturday night but I just got a new 55-inch LED TV so I’ll have a good view of Comcast SportsNet’s exclusive HD telecast of the game. The chat will get going at about 7 p.m. Kickoff is at 8:00 and we’ll roll until the game is over. RG3 and…

HomerMcFanboy ” lorenzo alexander isn’t very good at math
How much of an adjustment was it to fill in for London Fletcher as the quarterback of the defense? “Obviously it’s a huge adjustment because I’ve got to know all of the plays and know how to call it depending on how the offense comes out,” he said. “But it’s good. I just wanted to make sure I could hear everything they were saying to me and get used to hearing that. Especially with the crowd noise and everything, it’s a little bit harder because I’m not used to it. So I just wanted to make sure I got the call clearly so I could relay it to everyone so no one is panicking.”

Redskins 2nd Preseason Game: What I’ll Be Watching | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Again it’s not surprising that the most important part of the game I will be looking at is the play of Robert Griffin.  I was impressed with his first career action versus Buffalo last week and look for him to continue against a solid Bears starting defense even without Brian Urlacher.

Revisiting the Receiver Position Battle: | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
As we head towards the 2nd preseason game I thought it would be a good time to take a deeper look at where the wide receiver position battle stand. Though there will obviously be an order for this group, the focus is on who is making the roster. That means I won’t be focusing on Pierre Garcon, Santana MossLeonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan, since they have their roster spots locked up. Also, I’m not going to really address any of the “camp bodies” at the position. Instead I’m focused on the guys who I think have a real chance to make it, and first up is the wide receiver battle.

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