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Daily Slop: Shanahan Blames Supporting Cast Not QBs; Injury Updates


Redskins' Beck is looking for a victory -- any victory | John Keim
"I believe in both quarterbacks, and I have to give them the right supporting cast," Shanahan said. "I understand there will be growing pains. But I have to give them the right supporting cast. When we do that I feel very good about our guys."

Quick hits: Brown, Atogwe, Landry miss practice with injuries - The Insider
Jammal Brown (groin), Oshiomogho Atogwe (toe, knee), LaRon Landry (Achilles), Markus White (illness), Niles Paul (toe), Keyaron Fox (knee, skin infection) and Santana Moss (hand) all did not practice Wednesday.

Keenan McCardell has faith in Anthony Armstrong - The Insider
"He’s come out to work on it, and he’s a great kid. He loves to work, and if you don’t work, you won’t get better," said McCardell, who played 17 seasons in the NFL – the first and last with Washington, but most of them with Jacksonville. "That’s the first thing, and he has the work ethic to get better and I know he’ll get better."

The Redskins Blog | Gibbs Returns To The Gridiron, For Family
The team of fifth- and sixth-graders the Gibbses coached this year finished undefeated, but the three teams they coached in previous years combined for six losses. In one of those games the defense, coached by NFL hall of famer Joe, gave up 34 points.

Kentwan Balmer aims to change his ways with Redskins - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I had quite a few [workouts], but I guess with my name comes a lot of baggage. A lot of it I brought on myself. But with the time off, it was real humbling, made me realize my priorities and I’m just here to work."

The Redskins’s guide to football for women - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Do you have roughly as much football knowledge as an empty salt shaker? Well, this handy guide should help!

John Beck and being winless - DC Sports Bog
If Beck loses this week, he’ll reach 0-8 as a starter, passing Clausen and Orlovsky on the list. He’ll also have more starts without a win in a Redskins uniform that anyone but George Izo, who was a lifetime 0-10 as a starter for Washington

Charlie Casserly calls Bruce Allen executive of the year - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
"Bruce Allen just got my vote for executive of the year," Charley Casserly said on CSN Washington. "He got a draft choice for trading this guy. That’s FANTASTIC, ok? Congratulations, Bruce Allen, GM of the Redskins, executive of the year for that move."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell 'disappointed' HGH testing hasn't begun - ESPN
Goodell said he doesn't think the NFL will need Congress to intervene. "Again, we agreed to it, so I'm hopeful we can all live up to our agreements and get it done," he said.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers claim Albert Haynesworth on waivers from New England Patriots - ESPN
"I would say candidly that if Gerald [McCoy] wasn't hurt right now, I probably wouldn't do this move. But because of the situation we're in, I felt Albert Haynesworth has the best ability of any defensive tackle out there. For us and for me, it made sense as an organization to bring him on board," [Bucs GM] Dominik said.

New England Patriots Bill Belichick on Albert Haynesworth -- We tried to make it work - ESPN Boston
"I'll just say this on the Albert situation. I thought that both he and myself -- speaking for the (coaching) staff -- we really tried to make it work," said Belichick. "He had a few limitations to overcome when he got here, but I thought he really tried to do what we asked him to do. We tried to work with him. In the end, it just didn't work out. I think the best thing we could do was move on."

Snap count notes from Week 9: Cowboys and Redskins edition – Blogging the bEast
Leonard Hankerson got 68 snaps. Roy Helu got 65 snaps. Ryan Torain only got 4.

Orakpo's Third Geico Commercial | NBC Washington
These commercials are the f'n worst. I'd rather watch Mazda Zoom Zoom ones.