London Fletcher: Snubbed by the Pro Bowl? - The Insider
Twitter reacts to news that the NFL’s leading tackler didn’t make the Pro Bowl. (Great collection of tweets here from Schefter, Skins players, beat writers, and former players).
Jarvis Jenkins expected to take part in spring workouts - The Insider
Jenkins’ recovery has gone well. In late October, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett estimated that if Jenkins had not been placed on injured reserve, he probably could have returned to action by December.
Re-Focused: Vikings @ Redskins, Week 16 | ProFootballFocus.com
Willie Smith (-3.1) struggled, especially with Jared Allen (a sack, a hit and two pressures conceded to him alone), while right guard Chris Chester (+0.8) gave up his first sack of the year to Kevin Williams. Otherwise though the line was able to handle the Vikings’ pass-rushers, with backup left guard Maurice Hurt (+3.8) having by far his best day with no pressures given up and some solid run blocking, and much-maligned right tackle Jamaal Brown (+3.4) putting in the best performance we’ve ever seen from him (and the first time all year he’s only allowed one pressure). Center Will Montgomery (-0.3) was also perfect in pass protection, but struggled in run blocking.
Studs and Duds (offense): Redskins-Vikings | John Keim
Torain was slow to the hole. And those tenths of a second mean the difference between an attempted arm tackle by a defender or a player who can now wrap up – with help. Evan Royster was typically a couple tenths of a second faster to the hole and he was in position to break tackles. Torain almost needed to run over guys because the extra time enabled them to fill a gap.
Shanahan: Defensive front had its ‘poorest game’ against Vikings - Insider
"It’s depressing," nose tackle Barry Cofield said after the loss. "The way we got trampled, it’s the worst defense we played all year. When teams run the ball like that, it hurts me personally. It’s very disappointing, especially coming off of last week where we played well [against the Giants]."
No Redskins picked for Pro Bowl - The Insider - The Washington Post
Carlos Rogers and Andre Carter are starters though.
Patchwork offensive line comes through - The Insider - The Washington Post
In the last five games, the Redskins have averaged 128.8 rushing yards, tied for 10th-best in the league.
The Redskins Blog | Darrell Green Made Tough, Wise Choices
DG talks about avoiding the early temptations of weed and cheating.
The Shutdown Corner Hidden Pro Bowlers — The Defense - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Jarvis Jenkins: "OK, tell me whos pro bowl material based on stats. FLETCHER 163 tackles, 3FF, 2 Sacks, 2 INT; URLACHER 92 Tackles, 0 FF, 0 Sacks, 3 INT." Yeah, that's tough to argue
Report -- Miami Dolphins' Jason Taylor set to end legendary NFL career - ESPN
Jason Taylor, one of the NFL's top sack specialists of all time, is expected to call an end to his legendary career Sunday, according to a Miami Herald report Tuesday.
Report: Tim Tebow an AFC Pro Bowl alternate
This is a kick in the nuts.