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Josh Wilson Remembers Sean Taylor, Begins Preparation For NY Giants " CBS DC
"He was all over the field he can do a lot of things, Wilson said. "He was a special player, he knew how to make plays. Whenever he was on the field you had to account for him. You had to find out where he was and understand that he was going to be looking to make a play. If it was going to be dislodging a receiver from a ball, making a play interception on the ball, picking up a fumble recovery… you knew that he was always there."
Should the Redskins Limit Alfred Morris's Carries Down the Stretch? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris has been a steal for the team, with 982 yards on 208 carries, for an impressive 4.7 ypc. That is good for 7th in the league among backs with 100 or more carries, not too shabby for a rookie running back. Unfortunately that 208 carry number breaks down to 19 carries a game, which would mean he's looking at another 95 carries in the final 5 games, which puts him just over the 300 carry mark.
This week, both quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris are nominees for the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week award. Both Griffin III and Morris have already won the award at least once this season. Griffin III — the reigning NFL Rookie of the Week — has won it an astounding four times so far this season, while Morris won the award after his top-notch performance Week 7 against the New York Giants.
"I think everybody’s extremely confident," Griffin said on NFL AM. "Not just by the way we played them last time, but the way we’ve played the last two games. We have that momentum coming with us, and I think everybody’s ready to go. Once again, it’s a one-game season for us. This is the only game we have and the only game that matters."
For one, he’s a 4-3 pass-rush specialist and the Redskins run a 3-4. Babin was drafted by the Texans and converted to an outside linebacker, but he flopped. It took him several years, but he eventually had his best season — 18 sacks for the Eagles last year — as a defensive end.
The Washington Redskins officially ended the season of offensive tackle Jammal Brown by placing him on the equivalent of the injured reserve list, a person familiar with the move said late Tuesday.
But the demolition team that demolished Aaron Rodgers and the Packers better keep its hard hats on. Because here comes Robert Griffin III again. Intent on blowing up the bridge. Each and every time the Giants try to build one. For the next decade. "I don’t plan on being here that long," Justin Tuck said, "but until I exit stage right, it seems like he’s going to be a fixture in my dreams and nightmares."
"He needs to step up and play at a high level the rest of the time," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. "This is a second opportunity for him to go out there and show what he can do, and he needs to take advantage of it."
"I think we’ve gone out and we’ve done everything we can to fill the shoes of a great player," Paulsen said Monday, after the team returned to practice. "It’s unfortunate Fred is not here. . . But definitely we’re trying our hardest, and I think we’re putting a good effort out there."
``Andre played a big role in our offense, so with his absence somebody's going to have to definitely step up on the offensive side of the ball,'' Wilson said. ``And, you know, the coaches told me that I'm the next guy, so I've been preparing and hopefully I'll be ready when they call my number.''
"As O-linemen, the only stat we want to know about is how many yards rushing we had," Montgomery said. "No. 46 helps with that. No. 10 helps with that. When we run the ball well, it sets up everything else we want to do during the game."
Touchdown eases Garçon's pain | CSN Washington
"I wasn’t sure if he was going to play," Shanahan said Monday. "You were always hoping there was no setback once he gets on the turf. But I’m not surprised by how well he played because at full speed – you can see on that one catch – people just don’t make that very often. And for him to keep his feet and outrun some fast guys was quite impressive."
The Redskins are scoring points, fun to watch
The Skins are currently on pace for 429 points. They’ve only topped 400 regular-season points four times in franchise history: in 1999 (443), 1991 (485), 1984 (426) and 1983 (541). All three four seasons ended with playoff berths.
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