Eagles Notes: Reid says starters will play vs. Redskins | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/27/2011
"Listen, this is what we do as coaches, this is what the players do as players, this is their profession," Reid said Monday. "So to say something's 'meaningless,' I don't think that's right. I think it's an opportunity to play another game against a good football team and make yourself better as a team and as an individual and that's what you do."
Despite Record, Shanahan Sees Progress
"I feel good with the type of players that we do have," he said. "We still need a good draft [and] a good free agency. We still need to improve from where we’re at right now. Our record obviously dictates that, but I feel good about the football team and the direction we’re headed...We had less depth than I thought. We were a little bit older at a few different positions and I thought we might keep those players a little bit longer than we did. But that’s not a negative."
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: An Early Look at 2011 CB Charting
Josh Wilson top 10. DHall bottom 3.
A D.C. sports Christmas - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Happy holidays from random D.C. athletes, complete with silly hats.
DALY: For a team going nowhere, the Redskins sure can run - Washington Times
Skins wrapped up last place in the NFC East for the fifth time in six years.
Book of Mississippi greats gets it mostly right (Stephenson) | gulflive.com
Jerry Rice #1, Portis #20.
The Redskins Blog | Family Prepares Royster For Lead Role
His training in physicality has been a long time coming, as the youngest of four brothers. Some of his best holiday memories were of getting presents, and then trying to keep them away from his brothers.
The Redskins Blog | Redskins Players Christmas Day Recap
Ryan Kerrigan finds perfectly fitting jeans.
Consistency Still Eludes Redskins' Defense
Kerrigan: "If our offense can score more than 20 points, we need to take the responsibility as a defense to secure the win."
Lorenzo Alexander: ‘Same old story’ for Redskins - The Insider - The Washington Post
"Playing up and down depending on who you’re playing, and the good teams don’t do that. They dominate whoever’s in front of them. For us to turn that corner, we’ve got to do that. For us to do that, we’ve got to put three, four, five wins together over a period of 16 games, and we just for whatever reason, we’re not doing that right now."
Stallworth has stepped in, stepped up - The Insider - The Washington Post
He has a total of 190 yards in the past three games — which includes a 96-yard performance against the Patriots — marking his best three-game stretch since 2007.
Dallas Cowboys put Montrae Holland on IR with biceps injury - ESPN Dallas
Dallas Cowboys placed guard Montrae Holland on injured reserve with a biceps injury Monday and brought Daniel Loper back to the 53-man roster.
Redskins: What we learned in Week 16 | Washington Examiner
The Redskins have a good pass rush, but they don't have a great pass rusher. Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan have combined for 14.5 sacks but only three in the past five games. Graham Gano likely will keep job for 2012.
Mike Shanahan Monday Press Conference " CBS Washington
Audio of Shanahan's press conference yesterday.
Elfin: Redskins, Playoffs, Winning In December " CBS Washington
"That was a special circumstance where we rallied around (the loss) of one of our teammates," special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander said of the galvanizing jolt the 2007 Redskins received after attending Taylor’s funeral in Miami en masse. "We shouldn’t need something like that to help us get to the playoffs.
Skins-Vikings Winners & Losers | Mr. Irrelevant, a D.C. Sports Blog by the Brothers Mottram
Jim Haslett – Had no answer for Joe Webb and Toby Gerhart. Richie Petitbon did not look happy about it.
Report: Gruden preparing to return to coaching in 2012 | ProFootballTalk
The rumor has Chucky going to the Rams.
Is Rams Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo The Eagles' Next Defensive Coordinator? - Turf Show Times
Acee says that "it is all but certain" that Spags will replace Juan Castillo as the Eagles' defensive coordinator.