Daily Slop: Redskins Can Survive Without Garcon; President Obama Calls RGIII 'Remarkable'

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Redskins quick hitters: Garcon still ailing | WashingtonExaminer.com
Safety Jordan Pugh did suffer a concussion after he returned to the game in the fourth quarter. Pugh had to leave the game earlier with a head injury, but doctors cleared his return. After his second hit, a pass breakup in the red zone, he was dizzy and nauseous.

president obama calls RGIII 'remarkable' | Damn it feels good to be a homer.
Obama’s spokesman said that the president thought Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s performance in Sunday’s game against the Vikings was "remarkable" and helped boost the city’s spirits after a dispiriting Nationals playoff loss last week. Obama "did comment on the restoration of faith in Washington sports teams created by RGIII’s remarkable performance in the Redskins game," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday.

Cam Newton Metric Week 6 – Comparing Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III - NFL.com
Each week, we’ll take a look at how Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III stack up against the 2011 breakout performance of Cam Newton.*

Mike Shanahan's Press Conference Notes | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
"I’ve always been the other way. I’ve always taken the ball in the past. This year, I’ve done it because I saw a percentage I hadn’t seen before – that people that defer win well over 60 percent. I said, "Hey, that’s an interesting stat. Why not go with the percentages?’ I kind of like it, too. Coming out at halftime and having a chance to get the ball first kind of fires up the team at halftime. I know when we get the ball, we have a chance to go the distance."

Redskins Can Survive Without Garcon | NBC4 Washington
"That toe is just quite sore, and you can see when he’s pushing off, when he goes downfield, he’s just not anywhere close to full speed," Shanahan said, according to the Washington Post. "I saw it in Wednesday’s practice and saw it in Thursday’s practice, and I talked to him and he’s trying to work through it. But it’s just a little painful. So hopefully with rest, and maybe a little bit of time off, he’ll be ready to go and it’ll heal well."

NFL.com - Vote for RG3 for Pepsi Rookie of the Week 2012 (Week 6)
Griffin completed 17 of 22 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown along with rushing for 138 yards and two scores on the ground to help push the Redskins past the Minnesota Vikings 38-26.

The Redskins Blog | Monday’s Redskins Park Update
Today’s update: the strategy behind winning the opening coin toss and deferring to the second half.

Redskins defense’s goal line stands were the difference in Sunday’s game, Shanahan says
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said -he red zone play of the Redskins defense, which denied the Vikings touchdowns on five of seven trips inside the 20, was the difference in Sunday’s game.

DeAngelo Hall denies slapping Adrian Peterson
"I have no idea what he’s talking about," Hall said in a conference call with reporters. "You guys can watch the film. You’ve watched the film. Once you heard it, you were probably like, ‘Huh? What’s he talking about?’ I think you all know me. So if anything would happen involving me, I think all you guys would have been jumping on that story right after the game. So for it to be brought up a day later and talking about I slapped him in the face, that’s just asinine."

Robert Griffin III says roughing-the-passer penalty ‘wasn’t like a basketball flop’
"I mean, he hit me good," Griffin said, eliciting laughs from reporters at his postgame news conference. "It wasn’t like a basketball flop. But I sold it pretty well. I mean, the ball was clearly gone, guys. It was a great job of me and the ref being on the same page."

Robert Griffin III hits more milestones in Redskins’ win Sunday
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Griffin became the first player in NFL to throw for a touchdown and rush for a touchdown of 75 yards or longer in the same season. Griffin also joined Michael Vick as the only NFL quarterbacks since the 1970 league merger to rush for at least 130 yards and two touchdowns in a single game. And he set a franchise record for single-game rushing yardage by a quarterback, surpassing his own record of 84 yards, set in Week 2 at St. Louis.

Williams Scores Big On Former Team
"I just saw the ball. I was keying the quarterback, he threw the ball and I was able to dive, get on my knees, and grab the ball," Williams explained. "When I looked to the right I saw Josh Wilsonblocking two people, so I figured I’d take my chances going over to that side."

Washington Redskins' stars make them legit - ESPN
Next year's Redskins draft and free agency should prioritize the defensive secondary, and probably some offensive line help around Williams. But you don't need every key part of your team to be a first-round pick. Alfred Morris, for example, who's starring for them at running back, came out of the sixth. Washington's in good shape in the long term if Griffin, Williams and Kerrigan can keep performing the way they've performed so far this year and they can keep putting pieces around them.

Need to Know: Late start to division play a good thing? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Mike Shanahan was asked if odd schedule setup mattered, the said that ht kid of liked it. "The one thing I always say is I don’t even worry about when you play different teams, but I’d say it’s always an advantage if you’re going to play within your division if it’s little bit later than earlier, especially with rookie players," Shanahan said. "I think it is a big benefit for us with Robert and a kid like [running back] Alfred [Morris]. He’d rather play a little bit later than earlier."

DALY: Plan B worked for Redskins after Vikings targeted Alfred Morris - Washington Times

The threat of Morris keeps some of the rush off Griffin and makes his play-action passes more problematical, and the threat of Griffin as a passer and runner gives Alfred room to roam. But the Vikings weren’t just going to sit back and let it be business and usual for the Redskins, particularly with RG3 coming off a concussion.

The fans whose lap RGIII jumped in

As the Redskins prepared to run out of the tunnel and onto the field Sunday afternoon, Tyler Jones — sitting in the front row, Seat Number 1, directly next to the tunnel — shouted out a request to Robert Griffin III. "Robert, I want one right here!" the 22-year old lifelong Skins fan shouted, requesting a touchdown in her little corner of the end zone. "He just kind of smiled," the Southern Maryland native recalled on Monday.

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