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The Finish Line In Sight for Mike Shanahan’s Redskins " CBS DC
If Robert can do more of the same against New York, the FedEx faithful should be able to will this team to victory, in what has been deemed as the biggest game in the last 5-10 years for Redskins Nation. A win this week might catapult this team to post season play, but it might also signify that the finish line is in sight
Redskins Keys to the Game on MNF Against the Giants | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
As always with a weak secondary the Redskins will need to get to Eli Manning all night. This is the team’s most certain area of concern and it was shown by putting a claim in on Jason Babin who is a 4-3 defensive end. What worries me is that the Redskins the past couple seasons have been fortunate in facing the Giants without or with a banged up Hakeem Nicks. This game he seems to be back and mostly healthy. We all know the issues keeping with Victor Cruz so a healthy Nicks will not help. It is time for Kerrigan to do what we see each week from guys like Aldon Smith and Von Miller for their teams. Not asking for a 4 sack effort but just to make Eli feel the heat all night and force the Giants into a few holding calls.
Trent Williams Makes Another Appearance On The Injury Report " CBS DC
Williams has experienced problems with his knee and thigh, and has consistently appeared on the injury report since September. When Mike Shanahan was asked earlier this week to elaborate about the injuries to Trent Williams, the ball coach didn’t have many words to say, "He did not practice. He’s getting a lot of treatment. We’ll check him out tomorrow." That seemed to be an appropriate response given that there is very little chance that Williams will not play on Monday night.
Alfred Morris is Closing in on Redskins Rookie Rushing Record
Morris has 982 rushing yards on the season, just 82 yards short of the Redskins rookie record held by Reggie Brooks. Morris will also become the first Redskins running back to gain 1000 yards since 2008 with just 18 more yards on the ground. With twenty-eight more carries Morris will break the Redskins team record for carries in a season by a rookie, currently Mike Thomas owns that record after carrying the ball 235 times in 1975.
Redskins vs. Giants on Monday night: What are you looking forward to most?
Personally, I’m interested in seeing how Jim Haslett’s defense attacks Eli Manning and the Giants. Do you go after Eli and risk getting burned? Do you back off in coverage and try not to get picked apart? Ideally, you mix in some perfectly timed blitzes with a day of great coverage. The Giants had been struggling to run the ball, but are coming off a 147-yard game against the Packers in which RB Andre Brown went out for the season. I wonder if the Redskins can make the Giants one-dimensional — although forcing Eli to beat you sometimes gets you beat.
Aerial Success Makes Game-Planning Fun
In the Redskins’ last two games – victories over the Philadelphia Eagles (31-6) and the Dallas Cowboys (38-31) – Washington pass catchers have hauled in a combined 33 passes for 504 yards and eight touchdowns. Included in those touchdowns are plays of 49, 61, 68, 59 and 29 yards. Shanahan attributes the recent surge in wide receiver production to a group of teammates who are "just working." "[It’s] guys really not just going through the motions," Shanahan told the media after practice on Thursday. "Guys still wanting to be coached on stuff and expecting us to demand the most out of them and [who] enjoy being coached."
RG3 makes Redskins' hopes very real - NFC East Blog - ESPN
At the end of this interview with Robert Griffin III, he is asked to answer this question: The Washington Redskins are going to the Super Bowl in how many years? Griffin, nonplussed, offers this answer: "This year. I mean, it doesn't matter. Our season's not over. We're not out of the playoff hunt. If we win this game Monday, we control our own destiny. So it's every year, until we don't win it."
The Redskins got some help in their quest for a wild card playoff spot on Sunday but one key result didn’t go their way. The Vikings lost to the Packers and the Bucs fell to the Broncos. Those results dropped Minnesota and Tampa Bay to 6-6 on the season, which is what the Redskins’ record will be if they beat the Giants tonight. And since Washington beat both of those teams head to head they would hold the tiebreaker advantage.
Safety Kenny Phillips has been listed doubtful for the game and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable. Phillips has been hampered by a knee injury for much of the year while Pierre-Paul has a back problem that has forced him to miss practice the last two days. Many Giants beat writers expect Phillips to miss the game and are not quite sure what to make of the Pierre-Paul situation.
"It’s always different the second time," Griffin said this week. "They kind of got a feel for the way we play. We got a feel for the way they play. It’s just a matter of who’s going to show up on Monday night." Griffin terrorized the entire NFC East in his debuts against Washington’s three rivals. In the loss to New York and in wins over Philadelphia and Dallas, he was 54 of 71 passing (76.1 percent) for 256.3 yards per game, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also averaged 7.5 yards on 27 rushes. His passer rating was 138.4.
Can the Redskins protect the ball? Washington gained a season-high 480 yards of offense in the first meeting, but four turnovers undermined that success in a 27-23 loss. As the Redskins proved in the past two games, they’ll win if they don’t turn it over.
The rookie quarterback is scintillating, but fans should wait a little while before crowning him the best ever.
The last time the New York Giants visited the Washington Redskins on a Monday night, the national television audience got to see coach Jim Zorn and the home team embarrass themselves with one of the silliest fake field goal attempts ever seen in the NFL, the everybody-run-to-one-side play that belongs in high school. Zorn was fired a few weeks later.
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Shanahan: Williams Best O-Line Athlete Ever
"He’s the best athlete, offensive lineman I’ve ever been around," Shanahan said. "He’s got tremendous quickness, pass protection, running game – everything you look for in a lineman. The sky is the limit for him."