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Trent Williams’s absence leads to blocked field goal and extra point - The Insider
Williams started at left tackle, but to ease pressure on his knee, special teams coach Danny Smith didn’t have him play on the field goal units.

HomerMcFanboy » redskins-seahawks playlist
Great insight to how the pre-game fight started and how terrible SEA fans and players can be.

D.C. Leaders Want Redskins’ Presence in D.C. | NBC Washington
"We hope it’s very realistic," [Mayor Vincent] Gray said. "We think it’s an opportunity to bring Washington’s football team back in to Washington." Any facilities built at the site would be built in partnership with the team, Gray said. No blank checks. Gray said he hasn't spoken to Redskins owner Dan Snyder about a move but he has talked to team officials.

Ten observations: Redskins 23, Seahawks 17 | John Keim 
When you’re trying to establish a foundation for a winning franchise, you don’t get there by going 3-13 and losing 12 straight. That’s unbelievably short-sighted thinking. You go places by creating an atmosphere of success.

Redskins-Seahawks report card | Washington Examiner
Guard Chris Chester on the game-winning touchdown? Chris Clemons looped from right end to the left side. But Chester, who blocked down, spotted him and pushed him aside. That created a huge lane for Grossman to step up and unload a 50-yard touchdown pass.


What happened with Seahawks-Redskins coin toss skirmish? | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
“Just competing. Words were said. I think it was a little bit different because another guy from Virginia and stuff like that,” said Michael Robinson, who like Hall is from Virginia. “Definitely out of character. I want to apologize to my teammates and all the Seahawks fans. That’s out of character for me. That’s it.”

David Elfin On Sports: Redskins Get Monkey Off Their Back " CBS Washington
"We got the monkey off our back," Orakpo said.

Mike Shanahan pleased with Rex Grossman despite interceptions - The Insider
"At the start of the second half, the only thing I was a little upset was Santana [Moss] was wide open on [the second interception.] On his read with the free safety, he has got to make that throw every time. You have to make that throw; it’s your read."

Remembering Sean Taylor, four years after his death - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Video: Redskins and Seahawks get chippy throughout an ugly game - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Video: Watch Jerome Simpson’s flop to end all flops - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Hawks mistakes help Redskins secure victory | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
DE Red Bryant: "I’d say we were definitely surprised by their moving the ball – they did a good job. But the plays that hurt the most, we gave to them. We made mistakes. They turned them into a win."

Carroll has to penalize offenders | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
"Sometimes you just have to put other guys in the game," Pete Carroll said. "If the same guys keep making mistakes, you have to put other guys in. We’ll have to take a look at that." The logical reference there is cornerback Brandon Browner, who has been among the most penalized players in the league.

Seahawks slip up | Philadelphia Daily News | 11/28/2011

Redskins’ rally stuns Seahawks -
"We can’t let games like this slip away," fullback Michael Robinson said. "That’s another characteristic of a young team. It’s about time we start growing up."

Redskins show up late to stun Seahawks, 23-17 -
"That was one of the most impressive runs I'd ever seen, to be able to hurdle somebody and keep moving, it was awesome," Grossman said. "That was the play that really got us going there in the fourth quarter and got us the win."

Darrel Young suffers concussion - The Insider - The Washington Post
"We’ll find out more in the next couple days," Shanahan said.

Oshiomogho Atogwe still isn’t 100 percent - The Insider - The Washington Post
Landry had his hamstring wrapped and returned to the game, but his movements were restricted too greatly, so he had to have the leg re-wrapped. That’s why he was late coming out of the locker room at the start of the third quarter.

The Redskins Blog | Behind Enemy Lines With Pete Carroll
"When we were recruiting Fred Davis, we thought he was a No. 1 draft pick," Carroll said.  "When we saw him and looked at his potential, that’s why we went after him.  Really, when we recruit guys out-of-state, in those days, that was our criteria.  Freddy was like that."

The Redskins Blog | Redskins-Seahawks Is A Family Affair
Rocky and Sidney Rice are cousins.


ANIMATED: Roy Helu Hurdles Roy Lewis - Half Smokes - SB Nation DC

A former Redskins blogger reflects on Sean Taylor’s death - The Washington Post
Matt Terl blogged for the Redskins from 2008-2011 while the team and its fans struggled to accept the death of Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor. [Yesterday], on the four-year anniversary of Taylor’s death, Terl shares his personal account of a difficult time.

The Redskins Blog | Sean Taylor On The Minds Of Players
Collection of Redskins player tweets on Sean Taylor.

Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks - Recap - November 27, 2011 - ESPN
"I knew Rex was going to put it up there. He has trust in me regardless of how things have been going," Armstrong said. "He threw a great ball and they gave me an opportunity to make a play on it."

Redskins-Seahawks best and worst - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Best Addition to the Lineup: Since becoming a starter, Perry Riley has 34 28 tackles in three games. Plus he never seems to celebrate when the other team has gained a first down

Adam Carriker Has Found a Home With Redskins | NBC Washington
Adam Carriker has established himself as one of the Redskins best pass rushers and now he's here to stay and help the team right the ship.

Armstrong, Helu Stop the Bleeding for Redskins | NBC Washington
"[He] really took advantage of an opportunity," said Mike Shanahan. "He ran extremely hard, broke some tackles, made the big play that you’re always looking for."

Rick Snider: Winning now all the rage for Redskins | Rick Snider
Sometimes rage is a good thing.

2011 NFL Penalty Statistics - The Football Database
Rex and Trent lead team in penalties.

Mark Moseley’s Straight-On Kicking DVD | Fatpickled
Another quality video find by Doug. I need one of these shirts.

Capitals Fire Bruce Boudreau - Japers' Rink
Per the team, the Washington Capitals have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Dale Hunter.

Bruce Boudreau’s departure continues coaching graveyard - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Flip Saunders is now the senior member of Washington’s pro coaching fraternity.

Photo of John Wall and Lil Wayne | Mr. Irrelevant

When It Comes To The Redskins I Have Plenty To Be Thankful For | Fatpickled
Ladies and gentlemen I give you my list of Redskins related things that I’m thankful for…in chronological order from when I was a kid until now.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Word of Muth: Questions and Answers
If you like Xs and Os...this is good stuff.