Daily Slop: Victor Cruz Calls Redskins "Team to Beat"; Jim Haslett and Morocco Brown Drawing Interest from Other Teams

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Redskins media links roundup.

Arizona Cardinals to interview Redskins Morocco Brown for general manager position
This would be a tough loss for Skins.

Bills may have some degree of interest in Jim Haslett | ProFootballTalk
The Bills are trying to get in on the Chip Kelly derby, but they’re clearly putting together a Plan B. And one of the names on the Plan B (or maybe C) list seems to be Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

Victor Cruz calls Redskins 'team to beat' in NFC playoffs | NJ.com
"They’ve got the upper hand right now," Cruz said. "They're all on the same page, they’re all buying in, RG3 is playing great football right now. I think they’ve got the advantage right now." He added: "I think they have a tough task in front of them with Seattle, but I think they’re the team to beat for sure."

The Redskins Blog | MIC’D UP: Griffin III Vs. The Cowboys
In a pregame speech to the team, Griffin III says: "This is our house! It’s our night, and it’s our division! It’s our job to go win it! This is it — put it all on the line! We’re going to start finish and finish strong. Here we go — work on three. One, two, three, work!"

PFF: Russell Wilson Rookie of the Year
RGIII and Alfred Morris the runner ups.

John Cena quotes RGIII
"T.S. Eliot once said, ‘This is how the world ends, not with a bang but with a whimper,’ " Sandow said. "I believe it was the famous poet Robert Griffin III that once said, and I quote, ‘You guys suck,’ " Cena countered.

Morris Voted Week's Top Rookie, Ground Player
The NFL announced today that Redskins RB Alfred Morris has been named the NFL Rookie of the Week and the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 17.

Griffin III's Success A Rarity For NFL Rookies
"I was talking to Alfred [Morris] after the game and this has been the first time the Redskins have been the [NFC East] Champion since 1999, and we came in and did it one year."

The Redskins Blog | Griffin III: Newest Member Of The Media?
"Coach? We just wanted to know … " Griffin III asked. "What did you do for New Year’s?" "Tried to put a good game plan together" Shanahan told Griffin III. "I wasn’t sure how healthy you were, so it was hard without you calling me."

The Redskins Blog | Ask Josh Wilson Anything Tomorrow
this week’s reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA), which will be happening around 3:30 p.m. today.

The Redskins Blog | Some Sorry For Counting Redskins Out
The turnaround was something not many — other than those at Redskins Park — saw coming. That included Rosenthal, who apologized yesterday to Redskins fans for prematurely giving up on their team.

Redskins vs. Seahawks: Which fanbase should be more confident?

LG Kory Lichtensteiger hopes to play Sunday for Redskins vs. Seahawks
"It was encouraging for me to at least be able to go out there and do something, and not just go to the locker room and call it a day," said Lichtensteiger, who started all 16 regular season games after tearing his MCL and ACL in his right knee in the fifth game of the 2011 campaign.

Cedric Griffin ‘grateful’ Redskins are giving him a second chance
"I’m out there practicing, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be there," Griffin said. "I’m in good shape right now, coach Shanahan feels comfortable about my situation, [defensive backs coach] Raheem [Morris] feels comfortable, [defensive coordinator] Jim [Haslett] feels comfortable. As long as we continue to be in the right positions, coach will be calling the right plays, and we’ll be making plays out there.

Backup QB Kirk Cousins has the flu, misses practice

Video: New Year’s Eve Redskins proposal
This is nice work here by the dude.

Josh LeRibeus’s mom says she’ll burn her Cowboys gear
"Up until April of this year, yes, I unfortunately was a Cowboys fan," she said. "When I do go up there, eventually I’ll make my way up there for a home game, I’m going to bring all of my memorabilia and Aikman rookie card and all of this stuff that I’ve acquired and I’m gonna burn it for you guys."

Kyle Shanahan predicted an NFC East title a year ago
"Hey, about an hour ago, their D coordinator told us, told [offensive line coach Chris] Foerster, that if the Giants would have lost last week, they were in the playoffs," young Shanahan said. "He didn’t mention that they still had to beat us today. [Bleep] him, [bleep] these guys, In 2012 the Redskins are gonna be the NFC East champions, and that starts right [bleeping] today."

Redskins notes | WashingtonExaminer.com
Yes, the Redskins are a loose bunch. During the open locker room session with the media, defensive end Stephen Bowen danced – shirtless – while trying to distract Kedric Golston and Darrel Young as they spoke with reporters.

Redskins opposition film breakdown: Beware Red Bryant and the blocked kick – Blogging the bEast
Seahawks have gotten best of Redskins before.

Washington Redskins: Shanahan’s Predicament - Seattle's Secondary by Diane Chesebrough | Sports Journey Broadcast Network | Accredited Media Members | Daily Sports Talk | NFL and NBA Player Broadcast | HD Videocast

How did the Redskins get here, and can they beat the Seahawks?
JimmyK does an interview with WaPost.

Morning links: Stopping RGIII | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

DC Murder Rate Lowest Since 1961 " CBS DC
Mayor Vincent Gray and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier are holding a press conference Thursday to announce that the city had 88 homicides in 2012. That's the lowest on record since 1961.

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