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Redskins’ OC Kyle Shanahan: This will never happen again | WashingtonExaminer.com
"When I overheard the official tell the head coach that the game was over after the false start penalty, I tried to explain that the game was not over. That is what resulted in the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. I tried to get an explanation of how I could get that penalty when half of the other team was on the field as well.
RG3 Report: Teammates concerned about hits | WashingtonExaminer.com
"You don’t want him taking the hits he’s exposed to," Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said. "He’s a tough guy, he’s young, but in the same sense you don’t want to expose him to as many hits, especially unnecessary hits if he’s in the pocket.
Redskins injury report: Williams day to day | WashingtonExaminer.com
Redskins left tackle Trent Williams couldn’t finish Sunday’s game vs. Cincinnati, but he at least received good news later in the day. An MRI on his right knee was negative, showing only a bruise, and coach Mike Shanahan said he’s day to day. If Williams can’t play, then Jordan Black would again replace him as he did vs. the Bengals.
Holden & Danny: Dungy Says Redskins Will Exploit Teams Targeting RGIII " CBS DC
"That’s where Mike Shanahan is so smart, he’s going to look at this tape and say ‘you want to come after our quarterback in this way, we’ll have some thing to take advantage of you’re aggressiveness,’" Dungy said.
Some Thoughts and Observations on Mike Shanahan's Press Conference: | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
"I told you the quarterbacks that have eight wins or more, I went into detail explaining how hard it is for a young quarterback to have success in the National Football League. That’s what I was talking about that the teams – that the five quarterbacks – that have had eight wins or more over the last 45 years, all five of those teams are in the top five in rushing offense, which we are. I said three out of the five were in the top two in total defense.
Kyle Shanahan Releases Statement On Unsportsmanlike Penalty " CBS DC
I was frustrated, and in the process of trying to get some answers from officials, I conducted myself in the wrong way. I ask our players to hold themselves to a high standard and be accountable and I know that I’m accountable for my actions as well.
Did this Redskins punt touch the goal line? - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Plenty of people ripped Mike Shanahan for challenging the touchback call on a Sav Rocca punt during the fourth quarter on Sunday. Tony Kornheiser and Mark Maske had a long discussion about Shanahan’s folly Monday morning.
Penalties are killing the NFC East (Not you, Giants) – Blogging the bEast
The Redskins lead the league in penalty yards.
Morris Brings Stability To Running Game
"The days go by, each game week rolls by and I’m just getting more and more comfortable. Just getting used to the scheme," Morris said postgame. "We are a work in progress just taking it one step at a time, trying to get better each and every day."
Need to Know: The last straw? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
But you can’t say the same about the botched call at the end of the Monday night game. By now I’m sure you’re seen the interception that was called a touchdown and you’ve heard the nuances on the rules of simultaneous possession so I’m not going to rehash all of that here. This was not just a bad call, the optics were horrible. You have two striped shirts in the end zone near the pile. Without conferring, as competent officials in any sport should, one calls a touchdown, the other signals timeout, meaning that there was a turnover and touchback.
Who was up and who was down after the Redskins' 38-31 loss to the Bengals?
Defensive end, Carlos Dunlap, said when they saw an opportunity to do so the Bengals seized it, "When he's outside the pocket, it's our chance, you gotta be careful because he [Griffin] can dodge some hits too. So when you get him, you want to get him good."
Coach Mike Shanahan wound up changing his mind, a decision that ultimately cost his team dearly. "I was going to go for it," he said. "I thought they were really tired, and when they did call the timeout, I just said, ‘Hey, our defense is playing good, I thought we had the fans behind us, the crowd noise,’ and I said, ‘Hey let’s put ‘em back.’ "
Every September, after the Turk has made his final rounds, Mike Shanahan stands before the media jackals and insists his latest Washington Redskins team is the deepest he’s ever had here. Being a diplomatic sort, though, he always leaves out the "except" part. And on every club, even the Super Bowl champions, there’s an "except" part.
"There’s more than enough examples out there to show that we need the real refs back," Washington Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. The Players Association already sent a strongly worded letter to teams last week about the replacements being a safety issue. That might be the extent of the NFLPA’s power, as all three Redskins representatives said nothing had been discussed as far as a potential boycott to protest the replacement officials.
Mike Shanahan during his Monday news conference differentiated between wide receiver Joshua Morgan's outburst at the end of the Rams loss last week and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's obscene verbal assault of an official near the end of and after Sunday's loss to Cincinnati.
Hall on Monday restated his view on the Cover-0 blitz, which we heard last season from him after the Dallas games. "It has its pros, it has its cons," Hall said. "Obviously its has its pros to you ain’t got to sit back there and cover all day. You know that ball is getting out of his hand. The con is you got one chance to play it perfect or try to play it as close to perfect as possible. If you’re not perfect, big plays will happen, touchdowns will happen.
The Washington Redskins offense continued to operate at a high level for the third week in a row. The offense produced another 24-point performance (31 points with the defensive touchdown) against the Cincinnati Bengals and came back from a 24-7 deficit, something that this offense has not done in years.
The officials, apparently the same crew that worked Redskins-Rams last weekend, gave conflicting indications as to whether it was a touchdown or interception. In the moment, it was a thrill, no matter which way it went. The officials came over, took their time to look at it — and made opposite rulings. The one that favored Seattle eventually stood.