Daily Slop: Lorenzo Alexander, Ryan Kerrigan Reflect on First Pro Bowl Appearance; Redskins Were Super 25 Years ago Today

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Redskins position review: Tight ends | WashingtonExaminer.com
Davis wasn’t as big a factor in the passing game even before his injury. Though he was on pace for 55 catches, his big gains were slightly down. He managed four gains of 20 or more yards – one for every six receptions. Last season he averaged one such play every 4.2 catches. But he averaged 13.5 yards per catch in each of the past two seasons.

Offseason team needs: Redskins – Blogging the bEast

Lorenzo Alexander, Ryan Kerrigan reflect on first Pro Bowl appearance
"It was great, a lot of fun, and I got to play with a lot of guys from around the league," said Alexander, who made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player. "But the coolest part was getting to know guys on a personal level. Everybody out there was real cool. "Had a good time with [Minnesota’s] Jared Allen, seeing how silly he really is," Alexander added. "Chad Greenway from Green Bay was cool. Getting to know Earl Thomas from Seattle was good. That secondary in Seattle gets a bad rap, but he was actually a real cool guy."

Breakout potential: WR Aldrick Robinson | CSN Washington
Robinson, 24, reemerged after the bye and promptly showed off his game-breaking speed by hauling in touchdown passes of 49 and 68 yards in back-to-back wins over the Eagles and Cowboys. Then, just as quickly, he disappeared again. In fact, Robinson was not targeted once in the five regular season games or the playoff game while lining up for only 30 snaps on offense during that span.

HTTR 24-7 - Redskins Review: Safeties
The backups struggled early but put together some good performances during a 7-0 run leading into the postseason. My standout performance of the group is Reed Doughty, he does not blow you away with physical ability but he ‘s disciplined and accountable to his assignments, something I can’t say for the rest of the group. Who expected Reed to play like an animal vs Seattle? not me but he showed up in a big way.

Lorenzo Alexander: Special teams assistant Richard Hightower 'a great fit' to replace departing special teams coordinator Danny Smith - Washington Times
Lorenzo Alexander on Wednesday endorsed Redskins assistant coach Richard Hightower to replace special teams coordinator Danny Smith, who is leaving the team to join the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching staff. Alexander, the NFC's special teams representative in the Pro Bowl this season, believes Hightower has grown in three seasons as the Redskins' assistant special teams coach. "To be able to communicate to guys what he wants and what is expected of him is definitely one of the biggest things I've seen improvement since he's come on board," Alexander said. "I've got full confidence in what he's able to do as a special teams coach, just seeing him work with the guys.

Need to Know: Redskins were Super 25 years ago today - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 31, three days before Super Bowl XLVII. Zorn looking for work north of the border Jim Zorn, who popped into the news lately when it was revealed that Dan Snyder fired Vinny Cerrato because Cerrato let him hire Zorn to be the Redskins’ head coach, is looking for work. He had been the quarterbacks coach of the Chiefs for the last two seasons but when Andy Reid was hired,...

Redskins History: John Riggins Was Joe Gibbs’ ‘Egomaniac’ Turned Unlikely Hero " CBS DC
Who was going to finally fulfill the Redskins' title dreams that had gripped the faithful in D.C. for so long? Surely not the wacky 33-year-old running back who had walked away from football three years earlier.

Special teams coach Danny Smith leaving for Pittsburgh Steelers

Priorities - Burgundy Blog [Pursuer of Redskins Truth | Est. 2010]
The Redskins’ current safety corps is terrible. Meriweather is an injury concern and has been inconsistent his entire career; Williams is atrocious; Doughty and Pugh are low-ceiling backups; Gomes can’t be healthy and good for consecutive games; Bernstine is basically a late-round rookie coming off reconstruction; and Jackson can’t even set foot inside the Park until September. This unit is a tire fire.

18-game season is "still on the table" | ProFootballTalk
With the Commissioner's annual pre-Super Bowl press conference a day away, a topic that many presume has disappeared has now been resurrected. The 18-game regular season. On the next edition of Costas Tonight, which debuts Thursday night at 9:00 p.m.

Pollard off base in predicting doom for football - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The NFL might not remain on top of the heap in the sports world forever. But there is still plenty of reason to believe that Pollard’s should stick to football and stay out of the predictions business.

WR Josh Morgan named Redskins’ man of the year

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