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Daily Slop: Orakpo Nursing Sprained Ankle; Skins to Honor Cooley vs Cards


Shanahan hoping to have Landry, Orakpo this week - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I hope he’s ready to go," Shanahan said of Landry. "I think Rak sprained his ankle and we’ll see how he’s doing. Obviously, we’re not going to get into all the injuries, but we’ll see what they can do. Hopefully they are ready."

Expect a Lot of 2 TE sets from here on out | NBC Washington
"Fred stretches the field vertically as well as any tight end in the league," Grossman said. "To have, in my opinion, two of the best route-running, pass-catching, all-around good tight ends with Cooley and Fred -- you’ll see us in a lot of two-tight end situations for the rest of the year."

'Skins to Make Sunday Special for Cooley | NBC Washington
"There is no doubt that this organization respects and admires Chris and his accomplishments. We're going to make Sunday really special for him."

Grant Paulsen: "Kyle Shanahan’s Offense Works" " CBS Washington
"The other story here should be guys, that Kyle Shanahan’s offense works.  There were receivers open all day.  It’s not a coincidence that  this is the same offense, with better personnel, that was number one in the National Football League in passing yards in Houston, and last year with a quarterback he benched twice and really one wide receiver with any NFL credentials, the Redskins set records in their franchise for completions and attempts.   Kyle Shanahan’s passing scheme is legit."

Redskins notes: Different aura; Hightower's guarantee | John Keim
"I want to win this game," Hightower said. "We’re going to win this game. This one means a lot to me."

Tim Hightower really wants to beat the Cardinals - The Insider
"You’ll see me getting my teammates a little extra motivated this week, make sure the coaches on defense have some tricks up their sleeves, and that they’re scheming right."

Lorenzo Alexander: ‘We would’ve lost that game last year’ - Insider
"I think last year had we given up that turnover toward the end of the game, that would’ve easily turned into a touchdown instead of blocking the field goal and reversing the momentum on them."

Chris Neild has memorable debut, big beard - DC Sports Bog
Redskins rookie nose tackle is destined for the Hall of Fame and looks like a white Rick Ross, according to teammates.

Colin Powell gave the Redskins a locker room speech - Bog
"I mean, it was almost overwhelming at times. He got us pumped up, talking about his life history, his battles that he had to face to get where he was. It was a really moving pre-game speech and got everybody fired up." Blogs " Blog Archive Data Points: Shanahan’s Week 1 success "
His 14th opening win moved him past one Hall of Famer (George Halas) and tied him with another (Chuck Noll).

HomerMcFanboy " darrel young’s dreams come true vs giants
Darrel wanted a shot at Devin Thomas badly as well.

Thom Loverro: Redskins' Neild lives up to nickname | Thom Loverro | NFL | Washington Examiner
When Chris Neild was a ninth grader in Stroudsburg, Pa., he had a dream. It wasn't to play nose tackle for the Washington Redskins.

Reed Doughty tries to recover from a rough outing - The Insider
"I made eight starts last year. I’ve had double moves before and they haven’t gotten me on it. So it’s just a matter of focus, matter of paying attention to detail the whole play."

Mike Shanahan pleased with Rex Grossman’s performance - The Insider
Shanahan said he didn’t talk to Graham Gano about his missed field goal. "The wind was blowing pretty good, it was a hair wide and I think he knows," the coach said.

Giants' Tuck says neck's not any better -
The Giants and Justin Tuck have acknowledged that status quo is not good enough, that the stiffness in his neck must improve before he can be cleared to play.