Elfin: Redskins, RGIII Can Have ‘Home Run’ Season Without Playoff Run " CBS DC
Each of their four games could have gone either way as all were decided by no more than one score and all came down to the final two possessions. So RGIII and Co. could be 4-0 as easily as they could be 0-4.
Redskins quick takes: Shanahan says no new kicker | WashingtonExaminer.com
One reason Shanahan wasn’t disappointed in the eight penalties? He didn’t think some were correct. Also, he’s pleased with how his receivers are blocking and said they’re taught to block to the whistle. Shanahan said the whistle had not yet blown when Pierre Garcon, about 10 yards from the ball, de-cleated a Tampa defensive back and drew a 15-yard penalty. The play was just about over, however, and the block wasn’t necessary. But the point is valid: there’s a mindset the receivers have and the coaches like it. By the way, Shanahan said Garcon’s foot was fine.
Kerrigan Remains Dominant Vs. Bucs
The sack for Kerrigan was the fourth-consecutive game in which he has earned at least a half-sack, a feat not accomplished until Weeks 9-12 of the 2011 season. He finished Sunday’s game with three total tackles, two for a loss, and a key pass deflection with the Buccaneers backed up to their end zone.
Alfred Morris, the 'other' Redskins rookie - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"I never would have expected for all of this to happen so soon," Morris said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. "But life's crazy. Some other guys got nicked and bruised, and I got the opportunity to show the coaches what I could do, and they liked it."
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan revealed Monday that the collision knocked out Robinson for more than a minute. As for Meriweather, he reinjured both his MCL and PCL in his left knee. His status is week by week, according to Shanahan
"He’s a guy who, when there’s nothing there, he can make it happen," Moss said of rookie Robert Griffin III. "Whether he’s going to run with it, or run around and find somebody who’s open..."
Well, RG3 is not playing with one of the better defenses around but he does have the benefit of one the better rushing games in the league. The Redskins have 702 yards rushing, an average of 175.5 yards per game, tops in the NFL through four games.
"We can’t win letting leads like that go. We’ve got to buckle down and finish games off," cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. "That has to be our identity. We have to go out there and play for 60 minutes and keep hitting, keep hitting offenses in the mouth. We kind of let up a little bit, and we’ll keep working on that trying to get better."
Better still, he’s played well enough to win every time out and, just as important, has shown the ability to take the team down the field in the closing minutes. You don’t often find that kind of consistency, that kind of poise, in a quarterback so young (22). With RG3 under center, games are no longer just games, they’re events — like in the good old days of George Allen and Joe Gibbs.
On the negative side, the secondary gave up 293 passing yards, and two Bucs receivers had 100-plus-yard days — despite the fact that quarterback Josh Freeman was pretty dreadful in the first two-plus quarters of the game.
Griffin III — who has always worn a sleeve on his left, non-throwing arm during his time with the Redskins — originally told a follower that the league would not allow him to wear a pink sleeve, but that message apparently changed pretty quickly:
The Redskins will go into the weekend tied for second in the NFC East thanks to the Cowboys’ 38-14 home loss to the Bears last night. That doesn’t mean a whole lot a quarter of the way through the season but we do have a read on the other three division teams. It doesn’t look like any of them are going to run away with the division.
"A lot of these guys on this football team, a lot of guys that work in this building, the owners, all you guys, it's like a family away from home. So I don't have any ill will towards anybody here," Morris said. "So the emotions wouldn't be anything hateful, man. The only thing I wanted to do was get in here, get a win with the Washington Redskins to get us to 2-2. we were able to do that today, and that feels great."
Mike Shanahan's Press Conference Notes | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
My thoughts on Mike Shanahan's Press Conference about the Washington Redskins performance over the Buccaneers.