Saturday Slop: Redskins Media Links Roundup
Redskins injury report: RG3 questionable for Sunday | WashingtonExaminer.com
After being limited for a third straight day in practice, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is questionable for Sunday’s game at Cleveland. And he remains a game-time decision.
Redskins Final Thoughts: Week 15 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Can they win with Kirk Cousins? Of course. If they can force Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden to turn the ball over – he has 15 picks – it would help. Also, Browns running back Trent Richardson is not 100 percent and maybe not close to that.
London Fletcher ‘can’t get caught up’ in Cleveland homecoming
“To be going home, it’s always special,” Fletcher said. “Grew up a Browns fans so still like the Browns. But it’s still just another game that we need to win. So I can’t get caught up in any of that.”
ESPN suspends Rob Parker “until further notice” | ProFootballTalk
ESPN has suspended columnist and commentator Rob Parker indefinitely after he said on the air Thursday Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is “black, but he’s not really,” because Griffin is engaged to a white woman. “Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice.
Shanahan: Griffin still a game-time decision vs. Browns (updated)
“He continues to get better,” Shanahan said. The coach said there still is no decision on Griffin’s status for Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Griffin is officially listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision, Shanahan said.
Alfred Morris’ production – A big day from Alfred Morris will likely be key to Washington’s success regardless of which quarterback plays. The Redskins are 6-1 in games that Morris receives 20 carries or more. Getting him going against Cleveland will take a good deal of playmaking pressure off of the quarterback, and it will set up the play-action attack.
All the info needed for this week’s matchup including TV and radio info, betting trends, and stats.
How different is the Cleveland Browns team the Redskins will run into from that of four years ago?
Robert Griffin III practiced for a third consecutive day, a positive sign for his availability Sunday. See which other players are on the mend in Gregg Rosenthal’s Friday injury roundup.
Redskins players tell me RG3 has only done individual drills this week, no first team reps at all. He’s thrown to receivers but Cousins taken all 1st team reps. However he is truly a game-time decision.
The Redskins Blog | Help Kai Forbath, Win His Kicking Cleat
Forbath said he will sign and send the first cleat he ever used with the Redskins this season (see photo above) to the first person to correctly answer a trivia question once he reaches the 15,000-follower plateau.
The Redskins Blog | VIDEO: Paulsen’s Google+ Hangout
Logan Paulsen conducted the team’s seventh Google+ Hangout of the season, as he “hung out” with six fans who had lots of great questions for Paulsen about his life on and off the football field.
Redskins’ Kirk Cousins ready to roll if RG3 can’t give it a go – Washington Times
“My dad said to me for a long time when I was struggling to see if I was going to play at Michigan State, he said, ‘Kirk, the cream always rises to the top. If you’re good enough, in time, you’ll get your shot. And if you’re not, you won’t,”’ Cousins recalled. “I’m not worried about it in the sense that if I’m good enough, I’ll be able to show people over time what I can do, and if I’m not, I won’t.”
Robert Griffin III: A breathtaking artist who makes fans hold their breath – The Washington Post
COLUMN | Rookie is latest top D.C. athlete to play with an abandon that keeps fans on edges of their seats.
Morning Pixels: RGIII’s dad responds to Rob Parker
“He needs to define what ‘one of us’ is. That guy needs to define that,” he said. “I wouldn’t say it’s racism. I would just say some people put things out there about people so they can stir things up. “Robert is in really good shape on who he is, where he needs to get to in order to seek the goals he has in life … so I don’t take offense.”
Morris probable despite illness | CSN Washington
Running back Alfred Morris had “some illness, was a little sick” but will be listed as probable, Shanahan said.
Redskins vs. Browns Preview / Phillip Daniels Rains on Adam Carriker’s Bowl Parade | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
Previewing the Washington Redskins vs. Cleveland Browns with the best beat reporter in the business, Grant Paulsen. Plus, former Redskins defensive lineman and current Director of Player Development Phillip Danielsjoins the show to do a little jawing with Carriker.
Gibbs ‘Couldn’t Be Prouder’ Of 2012 Redskins
“One thing about pro sports is you don’t luck into it—you have to be really good,” Gibbs said. “I think we’re building something good here right now with [head coach] Mike [Shanahan], [general manager] Bruce [Allen] and [Redskins owner] Dan [Snyder].”
Kyle Shanahan on RG3: Must show he can protect himself | WashingtonExaminer.com
“That’s a decision the powers that be will make,” Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. “But if he can’t protect himself then there’s no chance of him going out there.”
Browns defensive player to watch: CB Joe Haden
Haden, a third-year pro (Friendly), had six interceptions as a rookie in 2010 and has three more this season despite playing in only eight of the Browns’ 13 games.
Need to Know: Kyle also making two game plans – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
“It’s a little bit of a challenge because I can’t lock in as much as I usually do to exactly how to order and what I’m trying to attack. I’ve got to be a little bit more open-minded because there’s a few different directions you could go,” said Shanahan. If Cousins does start the game, the Redskins will be operating out of the same playbook but emphasizing very different plays. Shanahan said that they only average about nine read option plays per game, plays that RG3 excels in running and that Cousins can’t. Those plays will need to be replaced with something else. But taking away the option has ripple effects. “Just the threat of it does help” in setting up other plays, said Shanahan.