Daily Slop: Ryan Kerrigan Could Save Redskins Defense; Morris Rejects Individual Accolades In Loss

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Redskins notes: Meriweather out 4 weeks; Cundiff on way out? | WashingtonExaminer.com
Safety Brandon Meriweather suffered second- and third-degree sprains of his MCL and PCL in his left knee, the same one that kept him out of the first three games, and will miss at least another four weeks.

Redskins Quick-Hitters: Three Thoughts on Loss to Falcons " CBS DC
"It’s a physical game," backup quarterback Rex Grossman said. "I think he might learn from that one."

Washington Redskins Kicking Battle | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The Washington Redskins announced that they will be holding workouts for kickers this week, and the Washington Post confirmed the names. The 3 kickers who will be in for tryouts tomorrow will be, veteran Olindo Mare, veteran Josh Brown, and youngster Kai Fobath. Interestingly the Redskins kicker the past couple of years, and the guy who "won" the preseason competition, Graham Gano is not on this list.

Should the Redskins sit Robert Griffin III This Weekend or Play Him?
Both points are solid so I want to ask you the readers out there just what your opinion is, sound off in this poll and/or comment to give your opinion on this one.

Redskins notes: RG3 update | WashingtonExaminer.com
Quarterback Robert Griffin III will see an independent neurologist Monday and then Tuesday he’ll do cardio work on the treadmill. If he has no symptoms of a concussion – headaches, dizziness, nausea – then he’ll be cleared to practice Wednesday. But Griffin will be monitored throughout the week to make sure the symptoms don’t return. Coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin showed no symptoms of a concussion Monday.

The Redskins Blog | Cofield’s ‘Taser’ Dance Over And Over
Absolutely, [the taser dance is] gonna come with me," Cofield told the Washington Examiner’s John Keim after joining the Redskins. "There’s been a great demand for it. People love it. It’s got its own persona almost, like its own entity. It’s very special and I can’t wait to share it with the fans of the Redskins."

Morris Rejects Individual Accolades In Loss
"Things happen in this league, you always have to be careful," Morris said. "I’ve got confidence in Cousins as well, despite what happened in this game. "I applaud him for coming in toward the end of the game and doing what he did. That’s kind of tough for some guys, but I applaud him for it."

Ryan Kerrigan could save Redskins' defense - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Injuries to Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker and Brandon Meriweather, as well as the struggles of an undermanned secondary, have dominated the discussion about the Redskins' defense in 2012. But through it all, Kerrigan has been a consistent, relentless force from his outside linebacker spot.

Need to Know: Redskins pass defense historically bad - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

If you are thinking that you haven’t seen a Redskins pass defense this bad in your lifetime, you are probably right. The Redskins have given up 1643 yards through the air. Through five games that is the most in team history and the third-worst performance in NFL history.

Third down issues affecting Redskins offense and defense - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

They converted only one of nine third downs in Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the undefeated Falcons, dropping the team’s success rate to 23.3 percent (14 for 60) as Redskins’ record slipped to 2-3. Over the past two weeks, in fact, Washington is just 3 for 20 on third downs.

Replacing RG3 with a rookie - NFL Videos

Is it a mistake having Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins as a backup for RG3? Michael Lombardi explains why the Redskins might need to have Rex Grossman ready to go.

Reed Doughty accepts blame for Julio Jones' TD catch, addresses Josh Wilson's public frustration - Washington Times

Asked specifically about Wilson's comments, Doughty accepted blame but said he wished his teammates would have handled the situation privately. "They know it’s my thing," Doughty said. "If anybody asked me about that after the game, I would have told them. I sat in the locker room and was open to questions, and I left. I’d like to take care of that within our room. We know whose fault it is, and I’ll take the blame for that, and we’ll go out there and try to be better.

Chris Cooley on Adam Carriker: ‘I thought he was going to pile-drive me’

During Carriker’s first season as a Redskin, he was watching wrestling on the plane to a preseason game in Arizona. At some point Cooley started making fun of him for it, and Carriker confronted him on the sideline the next day. "And I thought he was going to beat me to death right there on the sideline," Cooley said, describing the confrontation. "I thought he was going to pile-drive me right there."

Five observations from Redskins-Falcons game

Defense still searching – The Redskins held the Falcons to their season low in points scored (Atlanta previously hadn’t scored fewer than 27 points), but Washington had no answer for future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez.

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