Daily Slop: Kirk Cousins Still has Something to Prove; Are Changes Coming to the Offensive Line?

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kirk cousins still has something to prove | Damn it feels good to be a homer.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned from head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during your first season in Washington? "Well, when I first got out here, I read Mike’s book that he had written back in the late 90′s called "Think Like A Champion" and really got a feel for who he is as a person, the way he operates while running his teams," Cousins said. "I think the first thing I picked up was just preparation and just, the way he’s won and the way he’s risen to where he is from where he was back when he was my age was because of his preparation. He out-prepares you, he out-works you and I feel like for me to rise to that level of success as a player, I’m going to need to do the same thing.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Historian: Super Bowl VII Redux
"The Dolphins had a perfect defense and we didn’t adjust to it quickly enough offensively," Kilmer recalled. "They stopped our running game cold. We came out in the second half and went up and down the field, but our offense couldn’t get into the end zone."

Robert Griffin, Alfred Morris, London Fletcher honored
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was named Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year and NFL offensive rookie of the year, the team announced Monday.

Running Backs Christine Michael and Zach Line Shine at West Practice | FanSpeak's NFL Draft Blog
Running backs is typically one of the toughest positions to judge in practice, particularly when they are just wearing helmets and shells, but Michael the Texas A&M product looked solid. He ran tough and showed good change of direction ability and long speed. His work ethic throughout practice will surely catch the eye of NFL scouts as, will his continuously wanting to get better with each opportunity.

Redskins season review: The defense
Before the bye, the Redskins ranked 30th in the league, giving up 397.9 yards per game. The pass defense yielded 301.7 yards per outing. The unit gave up 27.6 points per game (fifth-most in the league) prior to the bye week. In the seven games that followed the bye, Washington gave up 351 yards a game (270 passing) and limited opponents to 20.1 points per game. For the season, Washington finished with the 28th-ranked defense, up an average of 377.7 yards a game (281.9 passing) and 24.3 points a game (22nd).

Garçon: 2012 A Stepping Stone To Improve
For Garçon, 2012 was the first time he had ever experienced a debilitating injury. It was a disappointing, albeit enlightening experience for the fiery receiver. "You live and learn. You have to take everything this season as a learning experience," he said. "We have to continue to grow. Look back at it, we did a lot of great things, we did a lot of bad things. That’s how you get better every year.

DeMaurice Smith: FedEx Field raises safety issue - NFL.com
"We look at it as a workplace safety issue," Smith said earlier this week on WTEM-AM, via SportsInterviews.com. "In the same way that somebody who works at a department store or somebody who works at a coal mine considers that mine or that floor or that factory their workplace, the field on game day is the workplace where our players work. If they are in a scenario where that workplace is not as safe as it could be, I can promise you that this union and this leader of players is gonna weigh in and we will take whatever steps we think are appropriate in order to ensure that the National Football League is expending the resources to keep the workplace as safe as possible."

Need to Know: Changes coming on O-line? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Looking at the line Tarik and I are looking at the Redskins unit by unit, grading the players’ 2012 performances and looking forward to possible changes going forward in 2013. We started it off yesterday with the offensive tackle position: Jammal Brown's clouded future leaves Shanahan facing the following quandaries: Is there a reasonable expectation that Brown will...

Will RG3's injury affect the Redskins' 2013 schedule? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
But all of those matchups would lack sizzle if Griffin is still sidelined rehabbing that knee. Estimates of his possible recovery time range from six to 12 months. The more optimistic time frame would have him back before training camp starts; the longer one would have him missing the entire season. A reasonable estimate would have him returning sometime between the beginning of the season, which would be eight months after his surgery, and sometime during October. But we won’t be much closer to knowing when Griffin will be back when it’s time to finalize the schedule in mid-April. So what is a schedule maker to do? A Shanahan return to the Mil

FENNO: Playing through pain a time-honored NFL habit - Washington Times
"All I thought about was playing as long as I could for as much as I could," Kilmer said a few days ago from his Florida home. "I wasn’t going to give up the job unless they had to carry me off."

Inside Washington on RGIII and Mike Shanahan

Random thoughts from around the NFC East: DeMarcus Ware in the 4-3, some Shrine Game notes, and Peter King starring as Captain Obvious – Blogging the bEast

Teams Potentially Interested in Tim Tebow / Adam Gettis Talks Redskins and WWE | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
As the offseason progresses, one divine questions till looms in the realm of football; what's going on with Tim Tebow? Then, Adam Gettis calls into the studio and go over his rookie season as a Washington Redskin, talk about what it's like to face Adam Carriker and of course discuss WWE, of which he's a huge fan.

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