Need to Know: Kyle says he had ‘zero involvement’ in Redskins QB decision | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 13, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from yesterday at Redskins Park: 1. Jordan Reed missed practice again with a concussion. He has already missed three games.
Redskins' Jordan Reed doesn't practice again | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Rookie tight end Jordan Reed missed his second straight practice because of the concussion he’s been battling for three weeks, Coach Mike Shanahan said on Thursday.
Falcons ready to face Kirk Cousins | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"He’s got a little different skill set," Smith said of Cousins. "I think that we’ll see that the running game will be very similar. Coach Mike Shanahan and his staff’s running game has been very similar for many years and hasn’t changed a whole lot."
Kyle Shanahan hopes his body of work speaks louder than last name
"Everybody would like to get compliments and see what you’ve done. It’s not like I can just sit up here and pump myself up and tell you what my stats are," Shanahan said. "You guys can do that for yourselves if you want. But yeah, it would make it easier if everybody loved me. But that’s not the real world, and I get that, especially working for my dad. I understand what’s going to happen.
Reed Doughty: ‘Nobody respects us on special teams’
"I can’t tell what other people’s feelings are," said Doughty, the Redskins’ special teams captain. "So I can’t tell if they feel like they don’t want to be on special teams. What I do know is that watching the film last week, I didn’t think it was an effort thing. I didn’t see people not caring. So it’s a matter of getting the job done. We’ve got three weeks to go and we’re not gonna make the playoffs. Nobody respects us on special teams. The only way to fix that is to go make some plays this week and take people holding their breath when we kick off and make plays and try to change that attitude toward that."
Santana Moss says playing Kirk Cousins now is ‘almost like setting a guy up for failure’
"It’s kind of tough to put him into this situation right now and hope for him to be excellent," Moss said at Redskins Park. "It’s almost like setting a guy up for failure. But you just want him to go out there and be at ease and just take his time, be as efficient as he can because it’s one of those situations that’s like, you know, Catch[-22]. He don’t play as well, then you’re gonna say, ‘Well, should he have been in there?’ But you can’t do that to him because he hasn’t had all this season to go out there and jell with us. But he has been ready enough to go out there and be able to run this offense. So we’re just hoping for the best."
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Another team is 3-10 with three games to play, yet 600 miles southeast of Northern Virginia, the Falcons don't seem to be experiencing as much chaos as the Redskins.
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Redskins eager to turn focus back to field after week of controversy - Washington Times
Occasionally, Perry Riley will head home after a day at Redskins Park and turn on his television, looking to have something sports-related on in the background. Not Wednesday. "History Channel, Discovery Channel," Riley said. "I tried to stay away from SportsCenter or NFL Network. It's not looking too good for us on those channels."