Daily Slop: Ryan Kerrigan Assumes Leadership On Defense; Redskins Much Improved in the Red Zone

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HomerMcFanboy " just how bad are the special teams?
Last season, the Redskins had a league-high five field goal attempts blocked and finished 29th in the league in field goal accuracy (converting 75.9 percent). The team’s average punt in ’11 was 43.1 yards (26th-best in the NFL), average kickoff return in ’11 was 22.1 yards (27th-best in the NFL) and average punt return was 8.9 yards (21st overall).

Alfred Morris Running With Starting Job " CBS DC
"We saw it pretty early in training camp," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "You could see his natural running skills at practice and we just wanted to see if it carried over to the games, and from the first preseason game on it has."

Redskins email report: Impact of Carriker, Orakpo loss | WashingtonExaminer.com
When you lose one of your best players overall and another player who understood his role well, and was one of your most consistent, there’s an impact. So losing Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker, naturally, will make life difficult for the Redskins.

Ryan Kerrigan picks up an additional sack

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was credited with a sack after a review of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. Kerrigan now has two sacks on the season.

Redskins and Bengals Injury Reports Could Have a Big Impact On Sunday's Game | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The injury reports from Thursday's practice came out and there are a number of interesting names for both the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals who either didn't participate or were limited in their ability to practice.

Elfin: A Home Field Disadvantage … It’s Not Exactly RFK " CBS DC
Winning at home this Sunday will be more difficult with the season-long loss of Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo, but then again, losing at home is something the Redskins have been used to since moving over from RFK.

Redskins Music: "16 Games" (by Black Boo of Mambo Sauce) Week 3
Each week this season we will display a Redskins hype song/video by Black Boo ( @blackofmambo) of Mambo Sauce. Here is another classic "16 Games"

LaVar & Dukes: Adam Carriker’s Surgery Goes Well, Plans to Help Jenkins " CBS DC
"For a guy who had to have surgery and his season is over, it was tough, but I’m feeling OK," he told LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan. "Mostly because my other two surgeries on my shoulders were horrible nightmares."

The Redskins Blog | Series History: Redskins-Bengals
The Redskins and the Bengals have four wins apiece in their series history. The two teams have never met in the playoffs.

Redskins have no predetermined ‘right’ number of carries for Griffin this season
Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday he’s not necessarily keeping track of the total number of hits taken by Griffin this season as the team weighs the risk against the rewards of having the prized rookie run with the ball on a regular basis.

Cooley says he thinks it would take a significant injury for the Redskins to re-sign him
"I’ve had offers," he said. "I said to my agent, ‘You know what I want. And you don’t need to call me if it’s not something I want.’ I don’t have that much interest in the interest there is in me so far. If I could go somewhere and start, I’d probably do that. That’d be fun." The New England Patriots expressed interest, Cooley said, before signing Kellen Winslow this week.

Bengals offensive player to watch: WR A.J. Green
As a rookie out of Georgia last season, A.J. Green recorded 65 catches for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 16.3 yards per catch. Green also became the first rookie receiver since Anquan Boldin in 2003 to make the Pro Bowl.

Kerrigan Assumes Leadership On Defense

"I’ve got to definitely raise my game," Kerrigan said. "I haven’t played up to my standards the first couple weeks, especially with [Orakpo] down now I have to make even more plays and really play well."

Redskins Legacy: Remembering Steve Sabol

In addition to his talent for capturing the personality of the game, I’ll always admire Sabol for his graciousness in sharing Redskins-related quotes and anecdotes with me that I used in my two books, The Redskins Encyclopedia and the Washington Redskins Football Vault. I’m sure he also had a hand in my contributions to an NFL Films documentary titled, "History of the Washington Redskins."

Redskins much improved in the red zone - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

The Redskins are leading the NFL in scoring with 68 points and one of the reasons for that is that they are doing very well when they get into prime scoring territory.

Despite penalties, Shanahan says Redskins are disciplined

Although the field has been littered with flags against the Redskins, Mike Shanahan is not concerned about discipline problems.

Former Redskin Stephen Davis arrested

Former Redskins running back Stephen Davis was arrested on Wednesday in Columbia, South Carolina for failing to pay taxes on a nightclub he owns in the area.

Redskins vs. Bengals: 5 Questions - Washington Times

How will ROLB Brian Orakpo’s absence affect the defense?

Four Redskins who could make a difference this season - Hard Hits - The Washington Post

In the wake of two major losses on defense — the season-ending injuries to linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker — three guys on defense and one on offense have a chance to make a difference this season: lineman Kedric Golston, linebacker Rob Jackson, linebacker Chris Wilson and wide receiver Josh Morgan.

NFL Warns Teams About Confronting Officials - NYTimes.com

NFL.com said on Thursday night that senior league officials called owners, general managers and coaches from all 32 teams to tell them that respect for the game demands better on-field behavior.

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