Daily Slop: Orakpo and Meriweather Injuries not Serious; Why Isn't RG3 Passing More?

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Redskins vs. Bears game review (offense) | WashingtonExaminer.com
It’s probably just easier to say that quarterback Kirk Cousins gets the ball off a little faster than Robert Griffin III right now and let it go at that. But I’ve got a stopwatch and I’m going to use it, so…. Of the 13 times Griffin dropped back, he held the ball for at least 3.2 seconds seven times. Two of those were boots and another time came on the third and five run in which he picked up the first down. But, of Cousins’ 23 drop backs he held the ball for 3.2 seconds or longer only three times – and one came on the bootleg pass to Niles Paul for a touchdown.

Redskins Game 2: Ten observations | WashingtonExaminer.com
The receiver battle is officially interesting. As had been pointed out in several places, Dezmon Briscoe started to show up more during practice over the past week or so. Against the Bears he used his size well, getting inside position. There was one time in which he didn’t compete as hard for the ball as you’d like, but there was a (questionable) pass interference penalty called that negated the incompletion. So it didn’t matter. And that size was a big factor on other routes. Ironically on the touchdown it wasn’t about his size, it was his hands. Made a nice grab of a lower throw.

Redskins vs Bears Analysis Part 1 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
After taking a second look I wanted to share my detailed analysis of the Redskins vs Bears preseason game. I focused primarily on the offense in both halves, and while I have some comments on the defense and special teams it won't be as in depth.

Washington Redskins: Brian Orakpo’s injury not serious - The Insider - The Washington Post
An MRI exam taken Sunday of linebacker Brian Orakpo’s injury to the area around his left shoulder showed no serious damage.

Washington Redskins: No sigificant damage to Brandon Meriweather’s knee - The Insider - The Washington Post
Safety Brandon Meriweather’s MRI exam of his injured left knee revealed nothing serious.

After a year of inactivity, Aldrick Robinson showing marked improvement - The Insider - The Washington Post
Given the opportunity to show what he can do as a featured member of the offense, wide receiver Aldrick Robinson had an electrifying performance Saturday night against the Chicago Bears. The Redskins’ 2011 sixth-round pick out of Southern Methodist University, Robinson led all receivers with six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the second half of Washington’s second preseason game.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Players Move On From Loss
Though a 57-yard field goal off the foot of Chicago kicker Robbie Gould ruined the comeback party for the Redskins, who lost 33-31 at Solider Field, most of the Washington players were upbeat about their effort after the game. Here’s some postgame tweets:

Observation deck: Redskins-Bears - NFC East Blog - ESPN
As much as everybody tries to read meaning into the on-field results of preseason games, the only thing that truly matters to the teams is getting thr

Need to Know: Why isn't RG3 passing more? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
I had a marathon chat on Twitter yesterday and one question that came up a few times was about the number of passes that Robert Griffin III has thrown. Specifically, fans want to know why he hasn’t thrown more. In two games, Griffin is a combined 10 for 14 passing. Last night alone, Andrew Luck attempted 25 passes last night against the Steelers and has 41 attempts in two games. Kirk Cousins has thrown 45 passes in two games, more than triple the starter’s pass attempts.

Mixed reviews for Morris' start
Rookie running back Alfred Morris lined up with the first team on Chicago and there was some good, some bad.

Stock up/down vs. the Bears

Here's a look at who helped themselves in Chicago and who didn't.

Redskins' starters outplayed in preseason loss to Chicago - Washington Times

"It is preseason, but it does leave a sour taste in your mouth," defensive end Adam Carriker said. "I don’t know whether it’s worrisome. We just need to get back to work."

FedEx Field: Bad Luck Or Cursed? | Fatpickled

Robert Griffin III is set to make his FedEx Field debut this Saturday against the Colts and some guy that goes by the name Luck. And while RGIII and Andrew

Redskins-Bears Winners & Losers | Mr. Irrelevant, a D.C. Sports Blog by the Brothers Mottram

Kirk Cousins– Put some numbers on the board in the second half. Bears broadcaster Jim Miller even mentioned something about a QB controversy, but I assume he was drunk. Whatever, trade value! Aldrick Robinson — Nice showing for the second-year receiver. Dezmon Briscoe – Hey, he caught six TD for Tampa Bay last year. Brandon Banks — Took a 91-yard punt return to the house, making this the third straight preseason he’s done that, I think. Also, didn’t see any time at WR, I don’t think. Terrence Austin — Made a key block on Banks’ TD return and then saved a TD on the ensuing kickoff.

Niles Paul makes in-game adjustments for the Redskins - The Insider - The Washington Post

After dropping two passes in the first half Saturday night, Niles Paul rebounds with four catches and a touchdown in the second half.

Brandon Banks has another return for a preseason touchdown - The Insider - The Washington Post
Diminutive returner takes a punt 91 yards for a touchdown against the Bears

Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III (2012-2013 Video Promo)
This weeks Washington Redskins video feature is by YouTube user SaadJ15. If this video doesn't get you hyped up as a Skins fan, I'm not sure anything will.

" Roster Battles: KC’s Midway Point 53-Man Roster Prediction
QB: Robert Griffin III, Rex Grossman, Kirk CousinsOL: Trent William, Jordan Black, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Adam Gettis, Tyler Polumbus, Josh LeRibeus, Maurice HurtTE: Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen, Niles PaulWR: Pierre Garçon, Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan, Sa

3 Sacks Give Redskins' RGIII a Taste of Pressure - NYTimes.com
Robert Griffin III: three sacks, no touchdowns.

Redskins Locker Room Reaction Following Loss To Bears " CBS DC
Comments from the locker room following the Redskins 33-31 loss to the Bears.

Andrew Luck delivering on the hype so far, while Kevin Kolb's struggles continue - Peter King - SI.com - Monday Morning QB - GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- The highlight of the week that was, looking at my 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd NFL teams prepping for the season? Easy. It was the 27-year-old coaching apprentice, talking into a walkie-talkie, communicating with his captain on the field, looking completely in charge.

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