Daily Slop: Another ROY Award for RG3; Doughty Brought Consistency To 2012 Redskins Defense

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Insight Into RGIII Recovery: Dr. James Andrews ‘Extremely Agressive’ with Rehab " CBS DC
Robert Griffin III's rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery likely began minutes after waking up from anesthesia in his recovery room in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Redskins position review: running backs | WashingtonExaminer.com
While Morris’ total yards increased during the seven-game win streak – as would be expected considering he averaged 6.2 more carries per game – he wasn’t more efficient. Actually, it shows how consistent he was all season. In the first nine games Morris gained 793 yards on 164 carries for 4.8 yards per carry. In the final seven games he gained 820 yards on 171 carries – also 4.8 yards per run. However, in December he averaged 5.0 yards per carry and scored seven touchdowns. So much for a rookie wall.

Rookie review: QB Kirk Cousins | CSN Washington
As the backup to Robert Griffin III, Cousins wasn’t supposed to play much this season. As it turned out, though, the Michigan State product was pressed into duty in four games, including the playoffs, after RG3 got injured. Not only did Cousins appear prepared and capable, he helped orchestrate critical victories against Baltimore and Cleveland. In his first career start against the Browns, Cousins displayed mental toughness by overcoming a first quarter interception and finishing with 329 yards passing and a pair of touchdown in a 38-21 road victory.

Robert Griffin III’s knee injury clouds productive season for Redskins’ offense - The Washington Post
Will Robert Griffin III be ready for next season or will Washington have to make offense work without him?

Need to Know: Another ROY for RG3 - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Earlier, he won recognition as the rookie of the year from the Pro Football Writers of American and Pro Football Weekly magazine. That award was voted on by members of the PFWA, composed primarily of the beat writers who bring fans coverage of their teams on a daily basis. Now Griffin has been named the Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News. That award is made based on the votes of some 800 NFL players, coaches, and executives. Griffin got 363 votes, easily beating out quarterbacks Andrew Luck of the Colts (213) and Russell Wilson of the Seahawks (124).

Doughty Brings Consistency To 2012 Defense
Reed Doughty has averaged 10 starts a season since 2010, and had a career game vs. Seattle in the playoffs. Here's a look back at his 2012 season.

Terrell Davis backs Mike Shanahan
Then Broncos coach Shanahan told Terrell Davis he should keep playing through migraine headaches in Super Bowl XXXII even though the running back couldn’t see. "Just do this, you don’t worry about seeing on this play because we’re going to fake it to you," Shanahan said. "But if you’re not in there they’re not going to believe that we’re going to run." Strategy trumps safety. And when the team wins, everybody’s happy. On the NFL website, the send-the-blind-player-on-the-field maneuver is celebrated as an "MVP moment."

Chris Ault: Slow quarterbacks can find success in Pistol - NFL.com
"They could run the pistol formation," Ault said Tuesday on 'NFL AM.' "They don't need to run the read part of it. When we first put the pistol in, in 2005 and 2006 (at Nevada), that's all we ran. We ran the power, the gaps, the counters, the zones, the outside stuff. We did not run the read at that time. So, the pistol offense, the most important thing there, is you can run any offense you've been running. And this is how we created it, and then we advanced the pistol run game -- the read part of it -- two years later."

NFL hopes to decide Pro Bowl future by April - Washington Times
The NFL is hoping to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game will largely depend on how much effort this year's participants put into the game.

CAMPBELL: Zone-read option gets Super Bowl stage - Washington Times
Don't let the Harbaugh brothers divert your attention from a coaching matchup that will have a greater effect on the final outcome of Super Bowl XLVII -- or, as we might eventually remember it, the first Super Bowl of the Quarterback Zone Read Era.

First-down line could be coming to NFL stadiums - Washington Times
Fans watching NFL games on television have grown accustomed to the imaginary yellow line that runs across the field in accord with the first-down marker.

Jay Ratliff of Dallas Cowboys arrested, charged with DWI - ESPN Dallas
Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with DWI in the early morning hours Tuesday after he crashed his 2011 Ford pickup truck into a 18-wheeler, according to Grapevine, Texas police senior officer Sam Shemwell.

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