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Daily Slop: Redskins Have 2012 Road Game in New Orleans; Eagles Players Hold Team Meeting

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Redskins notes: Injury update; 2012 opponents | John Keim
Hightower, Cooley, Armstrong, Buchanon all limited.

Eagles players hold meeting and defend Reid | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/13/2011
"We're going to fight for him every minute," Vick said. "It's not Coach Reid's fault. Coach can't go out and hold onto the ball. Coach can't throw the ball down the field. Coach can't go out there and do it, he can only give us what we need - the recipe for victory, and that's what we're getting. "I've been around the game for a long time, and I know the intricacies and the ins and outs, and it's not Coach. Bottom line. Put the heat on the players. . . . Don't put it on him."

Romanowski Praises Shanahan For His X’s And O’s " CBS Washington
"Mike Holmgren used to tell me this about himself.  He used to say ‘I’m seven points better than any defensive coordinator in the league.’  Well guess what.  That’s what Mike Shanahan is.  He is especially early and then, you know, you can only game plan so much, you gotta have the horses to do it."

Phillip Buchanon ready whenever his number is called - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I’m still the nickel. Still the nickel," Barnes said. "You’re better off asking coach, but right now, it’s as is and I’m sure we’ll find a way to get Phil in there whenever and I’m sure he’ll produce."

What we know: Scouting the Eagles | John Keim | NFL

2012 Schedule
HOME NY Giants Dallas Philadelphia Atlanta (last visit – 2006) Carolina (last visit – 2006) Baltimore (last visit – 2004) Cincinnati (last visit – 2004) NFC North opponent (to be determined based on division standings).
AWAY NY Giants Dallas Philadelphia New Orleans (last trip – 2006). Tampa Bay (last trip – 2007). Cleveland (last trip – 2004). Pittsburgh (last trip – 2004). NFC West (to be determined based on division standings).

Top scientists endorse HGH test in letter to NFL, union - ESPN
Nearly two dozen scientists and lab directors from around the world have signed a letter sent to the NFL and the players' association stating the current test for human growth hormone is safe, scientifically reliable and appropriate for use in professional football.

Jabar Gaffney on Rex Grossman - DC Sports Bog 
Just like he did 11 years ago, the Redskins receiver has his quarterback’s back. And also wants him to throw fewer interceptions.

Eagles Web site says Eagles more talented than Redskins - DC Sports Bog
Un-bylined piece on the Philadelphia Web site suggests that talent might win out for the 1-4 visitors this weekend.

Eagles hold the dreaded "players only meeting" – Blogging the bEast
On November 28, the Miami Heat were in the midst of a 1-4 stretch, when the NBA’s "Dream Team" held their very own "player’s only meeting." The following day the Heat took care of business and beat… you guessed it… Washington! They then piled on 11 more consecutive victories.

Donovan McNabb of Vikings -- Mechanics talk 'getting out of hand' - ESPN
Donovan McNabb said Wednesday that all the talk about his passing mechanics is getting out of hand.

Redskins injury report: Chris Cooley limited by knee - The Insider
For the Eagles, defensive ends Trent Cole (calf) and Jaquan Parker (ankle), defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (tricep) and tackle Jason Peters (hamstring) all sat out Wednesday’s practice.

Andy Reid denies defensive consultant reports - The Insider
"That's not true......When it comes to turnovers, everybody’s got a little piece of the pie, from coaches to players," he said.

Asomugha downplays Eagles’ tackling struggles, significance of this week’s game - The Insider - The Washington Post
According to Philly.com’s Sheil Kapadia, the Eagles missed a total of 13 tackles in last Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Michael Vick takes issue with Peter King’s comments - Yahoo! Sports
"Dumb and sloppy? I don't even have a comment on that. Unless you played this game, I don't even think you can make comments like that."

Bill Parcells: Mark Sanchez isn’t yet ready to lead the Jets - Yahoo! Sports

The absurdly premature 2011 playoff picture: Week 6 - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Redskins!!! You're 2011 division champs wild card winners!

Eagles Could Use Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie in Man Coverage Against Redskins Says Eagles Eye Blog | October
The Philadelphia Eagles could switch to man coverage by Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to surprise division leader Washington Redskins

Eagles' Nnamdi Asomugha answers critics - Washington Times
The Philadelphia Eagles are reeling as they prepare to visit FedEx Field on Sunday, scrambling to save their season after a 1-4 start.

The Redskins Blog | Keeping Up With The Cooleys
Cooley hosts another event at Redskins Park for women currently battling cancer.