Daily Slop: Redskins Receivers Force Tough Decisions; Cundiff Scores A Dozen In Debut

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Initial Thoughts: Redskins 30, Buccaneers 3 - Washington Times
Brandon Banks has elite speed but lacks size and is not a polished receiver. Dezmon Briscoe has good size and is more of a refined receiver, but he doesn’t play special teams. Anthony Armstrong is the best special teams cover guy in the bunch, and he has deep speed. Aldrick Robinson is fast and improving the quality of his routes, but he’s an inexperienced special teams player. Terrence Austin is the Redskins’ second-best receiver with experience in the slot, behind Santana Moss.

Some Quick Thoughts and Game Notes From the Preseason Finale | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Kirk Cousins will be a pretty good starter some day:

Redskins-Buccaneers: Receivers battle it out in Redskins' 30-3 preseason win - Washington Times
Just a few feet to Banks’ right, Dezmon Briscoe might as well have been on another planet. He sat by himself and quietly pulled on his socks. Around him lingered an aura of disappointment. Nearby, the lights lit up Banks in his black t-shirt that read: "NO PHOTOS PLEASE." "I got an opportunity and made the best of it," Banks said through a half-smile. Briscoe shared the notion but with a different tone. "It’s a game of opportunities," his said. "I got targeted once, caught one pass."

Redskins Postgame Audio: Mike Shanahan, Roy Helu And Bubble Players " CBS DC
The Redskins finished off the preseason 3-1 as Kirk Cousins passed for 222 yards to lead the Washington to a 30-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

DALY: Redskins check off preseason objectives in finale - Washington Times
All you can ask of any NFL preseason game is that (a.) players who need the work get the work; and (b.) everybody emerges with with their limbs and faculties intact. Well, everybody important, at least.

Air show should be fun to see for Redskins - Washington Times
RG3 and Garcon haven’t had much time together in live action, but they’re bonding nonetheless. Of Griffin’s 31 attempts and 20 completions in the preseason, Garcon was targeted 15 times and made eight receptions. They just missed hooking up on a couple of long throws Saturday, but their budding relationship looks promising.

Elfin: Garcon Has Risen From Obscurity To The Top Of The League " CBS DC
"We looked at every play that (Pierre) made probably over a three-year time frame," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. "He has a big body, runs exceptionally fast. He can make breaks … at full speed. He’ll block. He’s competitive. He has great hands. That’s why you go out and invest the type of money we invested, but I’m very impressed with the way he’s practiced, the way he’s handled himself since he’s been here. He’s everything we were hoping for."

Dan Snyder with Dale Earnhardt Jr. - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
"They’re the best team in the NFL, as far as I’m concerned," Earnhardt told Theismann. "At Talladega when it slows down a little bit under caution, I’m curious about how the Redskins are doing. I can’t think about anything else until I know."

Redskins receivers force tough decisions | WashingtonExaminer.com
There’s Brandon Banks, hauling in a 47-yard pass and running 43 yards on a reverse in the 30-3 win over Tampa Bay Wednesday night. There was Anthony Armstrong catching a 46-yard pass and another for 15 yards. Dezmon Briscoe didn’t have a huge night, but he did catch a 17-yarder and showed once more that his size could have value. And Aldrick Robinson had his big night in the second preseason game vs. Chicago. He was quiet as a receiver against Tampa Bay, but he averaged 33 yards on two kickoff returns.

Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Ten observations | WashingtonExaminer.com
Here’s the thought process on Brandon Banks: 47-yard catch? Keep him. How can you cut speed?! 43-yard run? Keep him! Muffed punt? Corner breaks up a pass because of his size? Cut him! This is the debate and it’s a big one.

Bryan Kehl hopes interception cements his spot on the Redskins’ roster - The Insider - The Washington Post

Inside linebacker hopes pick and six tackles against Tampa Bay earned him a spot on the Redskins’ roster

Redskins-Bucs: Robert Griffin III nails field goal in warmups - The Insider - The Washington Post

Versatile QB reveals yet another skill

And now we wait 10 days for the next Redskins game - The Insider - The Washington Post

There are 10 days until we wake up the morning of the Saints game. If you hop back to Saturday for Robert Griffin III and the 26 other Redskins who sat out on Wednesday, it’ll be more than two weeks between their final preseason game and the season opener.

Redskins give RG3 the night off vs. Bucs, but does this make sense? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has given 27 players the night off for Wednesday's preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. Other big names that will not play include tight end Fred Davis....

Cundiff Scores A Dozen In Redskins Debut

Three made field goals, three extra points, five forced touchbacks and a 30-3 win later, and Cundiff’s first game can be chalked up as a success.

Observation deck: Bucs-Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN

Just when I thought I was out, Roy Helu pulls me back in.

Need to Know: No injury news is good news, OL gets it done - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, the day before the Redskins cut to the team down to 53 players. Redskins emerge from Bucs game unscathed The headlines last night were about Brandon Banks and Billy Cudiff but the real news was no news. The Redskins suffered no major injuries against the Bucs and they will go into the regular season with as much of their preseason depth chart intact as just about any other NFL team....

Instant analysis: Banks helps and hurts his cause

Brandon Banks had some ups and downs in his battle for a roster spot in the final preseason game while others shined.

The Basics: Redskins 30, Bucs 3 - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

While a number of Redskins might jump each time their phone rings over the next 48 hours, Billy Cundiff won’t be sweating Friday’s final cuts. The only kicker on the roster after he was signed Tuesday and Graham Gano was released, Cundiff said his focus is on developing chemistry with long snapper Nick Sundberg and Sav Rocca before the regular season opener in New Orleans on Sept. 9.

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