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Daily Slop: Cooley Optimism All Around; Loads of Bills Game Previews


Week 8: Buffalo, Washington Face Off in Toronto " Bills Gab
Since agreeing to play one game a year in Toronto back in 2008, Buffalo is 0-3 in the regular season at the Rogers Centre.

Mike Sellers hospitalized after injuring back - ESPN
Mike Sellers is hospitalized after hurting his back on a rowing machine in the team's weight room.

Bills-Redskins Preview
Jackson had 82 yards on the ground and 69 receiving the last time these teams met, a 17-16 Bills road win Dec. 2, 2007.

Cooley: Not finished in D.C. | John Keim | NFL | Washington Examiner
"I'm not at the point where I wonder if I'm going to be back," said Cooley, who has two years left on his contract. "Every part of me absolutely believes not only will I continue to play for the Washington Redskins, but I'll continue to be an outstanding player at the position. ... [General manager Bruce Allen] and [coach Mike Shanahan] believe in me, and I have no doubt I'll play well for us in the future and not next year but for a continued number of years."

Shanahan: Redskins should’ve placed Cooley on PUP list - The Insider
"Now if he was on the PUP list, could he go full-speed right now? I can’t answer that question. But I’m not sure that wouldn’t have been in his best interest and our best interest if we had to do it over again and we knew for sure that he was as bad as he was."

Redskins looking for defensive turnaround after struggling in back-to-back games - The Washington Post
"Obviously, [Shanahan]'s a great offensive mind," Haslett said, "and he knows how to defend all of these types of things. It’s good to have a guy that you can go in and talk to and say, ‘How do you think this should be played?’ That’s what I do with him a lot."

The Redskins Blog | Byrd & Davis, Five years/3,000 Miles Later
Fred Davis worked closely with teammates Dominique Byrd to refine his game at USC, making a seamless transition to the position that got him to the NFL.

The Redskins Blog | Fred Davis: I’d Trade Pro Bowl For Playoffs

Who’s "Pro Bowl worthy" in the NFC East? – Blogging the bEast
Freddy Davis, Carriker, Rak, Fletcher.

Joe Gibbs 1991 Slim Fast Commercial | Fatpickled

Shanny Feels 'Pretty Good' Despite Injuries | NBC Washington
Video: Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is concerned about the number of injuries on his squad, but has high hopes for Ryan Torain.

Redskins notes: Injury update, Orakpo's sacks | John Keim
"He’s very good, he’s a shifty guy," Orakpo said of Jackson. "He’s like an every-down McCoy. He has the same quickness and speed. On film he broke away from a lot of guys. He’s a lot bigger and shifty just like him, so it’ll be a tough challenge."

Bills’ offensive player to watch: Fred Jackson - The Insider
Jackson’s 5.7 yards per carry rank third in the NFL, so clearly not many teams have succeeded in stopping him

Bills vs. Redskins: 5 story lines for Week 8 matchup - Insider
The Redskins have gotten steamrolled in losses, allowing their foes to top 170 yards in each defeat. For the season, Washington has allowed 153 yards per game.

The Redskins Blog | Moss’s Influence Continues In His Absence
"I’m not a guy that goes out of my way and talk to them about something," he said.  "If I see something, I’ll give them advice. If they come to me, I’ll give them advice. You know, I’m one of those guys that I try to let everybody have their space because different players like to handle it different ways."

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Timeout For Military Veterans
offers free health screenings to veterans and military members on Saturday, Oct. 29 at FedExField.

Cooley, on IR, says he's casualty of NFL lockout - ESPN
"I feel 100 percent that I'm a casualty for the season of the lockout. I think it was a shame that they didn't let players who had surgery spend time with the doctors and trainers they trust on daily basis, I wish I could've."

The Caps and the bandwagon Redskins - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Twenty years to the day after the Redskins went 8-0 for the last time, the Caps have a chance to do the same.

Time To Believe In the Rookies | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Here is my break down on the three players, and what type of role I’d like to see from them this week:

NFL Videos: FedEx - Webisode 6
Dan Snyder gives a sincere interview about taking risks to get to the top.

Dez Bryant plays Michael Vick in Dallas Cowboys practice - ESPN Dallas

Introducing Tebowing. It’s like planking, but dumber. - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports