Daily Slop: Moss Adjusting To New Role For Griffin III; Third Down Woes not Hindering Redskins Offense

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Redskins LT Williams making up for suspension | WashingtonExaminer.com
Left tackle Trent Williams noticed the difference in his play every once in a while. A block not finished here. Another one not executed there. But Williams also knows something else. "A couple years ago I may have wanted to shut it down," he said, "and not play through that type of pain. It was a lot of discomfort."

Holden & Danny: Woodson Says Redskins Will Struggle To Contain Falcons Playmakers " CBS DC
He mentioned how the biggest struggle for the Redskins will be their secondary against the taller receivers of the Falcons in Jones and White. However, the Redskins can’t just focus on stopping the Falcons receivers. Woodson added that he doesn’t envy the task ahead of Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. "Pick your poison, do I want to stop the pass and go to a 2-shell look or stop the run and put 8 men in the box," said Woodson.

HomerMcFanboy " robert griffin III has officially arrived
It happened right around the time Tampa Bay safety Mark Barron tried to go all WWE on quarterback Robert Griffin III during Washington’s first offensive play of the second quarter and then again one quarter later when the Buccaneers defense was whistled for roughing the passer after Griffin threw an incomplete pass on 3rd-and-19 from his own 1-yard line. That’s when I realized that RGIII has officially arrived — as in, the officials have taken notice.

Redskins notes: Oct. 3 | WashingtonExaminer.com
Corner Cedric Griffin (hamstring) and safety Brandon Meriweather (knee), who already has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. Atlanta, did not practice. Receiver Aldrick Robinson, who suffered a concussion in last week’s pre-game collision with Meriweather, still must pass some tests Thursday before he can return.

The Redskins Blog | Darrel Young A Fan Of Catching Passes
"I haven’t caught a pass until the Tampa Bay game, but that’s what’s fun, man," Young said. ‘That’s what I like to do — catch the ball in the flats and try to make a play." Young said his longest reception Sunday was the result of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III tricking a Buccaneers linebacker into thinking he was going to throw to another receiver.

Cooley Focused On Present, Future
On Tuesday afternoon, he returned to Redskins Park to host the fifth-annual breast cancer All-Star Survivor event, and said the time away from football has been a welcome change of pace. "It's been fun," he said. "I feel like I wake up and I'm busy until 8 p.m., but it's great because it's my schedule, and I'm focused on things that I really like to do."

Moss Adjusting To New Role For Griffin III
When it comes down to Robert, he’s born with whatever he has," Moss said. "You can ensure that when something breaks down he’s going to make a play, some kind of way. I haven’t played with a lot of those guys. At the end of the day we’re fortunate to have that."

Need to Know: Are we seeing 'RG3 rules'? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
When Robert Griffin III was asked about how he thought the referees did in calling personal fouls and protecting him from illegal hits, he revealed that he got a little advice from referee Alberto Riveron. I thought they were on point, especially the head ref. Actually, one time I carried out my fake and didn’t put my hands up and he came and found me and said, ‘Make sure you put your hands up.’ I said, ‘All right, you got it. I got you. You’re watching. That’s good.’ I thought it was great. They protected me a lot more as the quarterback out there, which is how it’s supposed to be.

Cundiff was confident kicking game winner
Billy Cundiff missed three field goals against the Bucs prior to trying the game winner but he was confident he would make that last kick.

Grant expects bigger role this week
Ryan Grant was inactive for his first game with the Redskins but he expects to have a role against the Falcons.

Third down woes not hindering Redskins' offense
The Redskins are 13 for 51 on third downs, 25.5 percent. They are two for two on fourth down. Doing the math, they have 83 first downs on first or second down, or just about 21 per game.

Redskins' wide receivers come in handy with blocks - Washington Times

It wouldn’t have been showtime for Morris, though, without two critical blocks from wide receivers. And when coaches on Wednesday played video of that 39-yard touchdown run for the team, they highlighted the quality of those blocks by receivers Joshua Morgan and Leonard Hankerson.

Mike Shanahan shares Billy Cundiff’s confidence in field goals - Washington Times

"I’ve been getting a lot of really positive [reinforcement], even though they don’t know me, for kind of what I’ve done in practice and what I’ve done in the games leading up to this last game," he said. "If anything, I’ve got to prove to them, though I may not be as consistent as I wanted on Sunday, at least I’m mentally tough enough to deal with whatever may happen."

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