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Daily Slop: Orakpo Had Best Game Rushing on Left Side; Redskins Have 15 Players under 6' Tall

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Re-Focused: Redskins @ Eagles: Week 17 |
In what may be a preview of things to come in 2011, Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett put OLB (and sometime DE, with his hand in the dirt) Brian Orakpo (+2.8) on the left side for the majority of his snaps, even though Orakpo usually always plays on the right side. In this game, he only ended up rushing from the right end twice, and once was after he began the play walking around over the middle. Before he got hurt on a strip sack near the end of the first half, this move led to what could have been one of Orakpo’s best days of the year.

Sally Jenkins: To win big, the Redskins need to get big - WaPost
In analyzing the Redskins’ 5-11 record, what’s striking is their inability to assert any physical dominance over opponents, to push anybody around, or to survive key injuries. If the Redskins do one thing this offseason it should be this: get bigger. (QB, WR, OL, everywhere).
Fact: 15 players on the Redskins’ active roster are less than 6 feet tall.
Fact: None of the NFL’s division winners carries as many diminutive bodies.

Key Offseason Ahead For Brown - Who Will Stay in D.C.
Shanahan: "So he’s going to be here throughout the offseason getting in the best shape that he can possibly get in to give himself the best opportunity to start next year. If not, he understands that it’s a short career if you can’t stay healthy."

Williams, Davis Return From Suspensions - Back on Active Roster
"He has to be smart enough to understand that if you disappoint your football team like he did, you better come back with a passion and show people you’ve got the work ethic and the drive to do what we need him to do," Shanahan said.

Redskins-Eagles film review: Offense - Washington Times
RG CHRIS CHESTER: Each lineman contributed to the Redskins‘ 5.2-yard average on 25 rushes, but Chester was the most consistent, seeing as how both tackles had loads of trouble in pass protection against the Eagles‘ fast ends.

Robert Griffin III on the Redskins - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Heisman trophy winner says he’s ‘been to D.C., and I like the Redskins." (Order your Griffin jerseys now!)

Brian Mitchell vs. Kyle Shanahan - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins analyst airs out his feud with the Redskins offensive coordinator.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Players Back To The Real World
A list of Redskins tweets in what they are up to right now.

Redskins’ John Beck still not counting himself out - The Insider - The Washington Post
"This didn’t shake down the way I wanted it to, but it doesn’t change my mind-set one bit," Beck said this week. "It doesn’t change the way I believe, and I still think there’s a lot of good things for this team and for myself."

The Redskins Blog | Logan Paulsen Ready For Wedding Bells

Redskins sign four players to futures contracts - The Insider - The Washington Post
The team inked quarterback Jonathan Crompton, running back Tristan Davis and safety Travon Bellamy — all of whom had been on the team’s practice squad — as well as guard Nevin McCaskill.

Chris Cooley certain he’ll be back with Redskins - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I have no doubt that I’ll be here," he said. "I’m excited to continue to be a part of this team and to continue playing the game that I love."

Tim Hightower: ‘I know what I bring to a football team’ - The Insider - The Washington Post
"They’ve done great with what they’ve been given, and with the talents that they have," Hightower said of Helu and Royster. "But in the same sentence, I know who I am. And I know my capabilities and what I can do, and I know what I bring to a football team."

Twitter / @Russellmania980: Heard Matt Flynn's great p ...
Heard Matt Flynn's great performance Sunday generated a lot of buzz & positive chatter amongst the big names of the #Redskins organization.

2012 NFL playoffs -- Mark Ingram of New Orleans Saints put on IR - ESPN
The Saints have placed rookie running back Mark Ingram (sprained toe) and linebacker Will Herring on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Jerry Jones insists he’s the right G.M. for the Cowboys | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he will remain Cowboys General Manager Jerry Jones, and no one is going to talk him out of that. According to Jones, he has done a good job at the main roles of a G.M.

Jerry Jones expects Rob Ryan back next season | ProFootballTalk
Jerry Jones said several times as the end of the season approached that Jason Garrett wouldn't be fired as head coach, but he never addressed Rob Ryan's status as defensive coordinator. Ryan's first season in Dallas wasn't a great success.

Jerry Gray to meet with Bucs Wednesday - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Jerry Gray ended his playing career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There’s a chance he could start his time as a head coach in the same place. (I feel sorry for Gray. To me, he seems like a guy teams use solely to meet the Rooney rule. He's a DB coach.)

Lurie won't make Reid the fall guy | Courier-Post |
The words used by Jeffrey Lurie to describe the Eagles' past season were careful, deliberate and chilling at the same time: 'unacceptable,' 'ludicrous,' 'dismal' and 'unfathomable.' But the Eagles' chairman made it clear Tuesday that head coach Andy Reid

Terrell Suggs goes out of his way to bash Tim Tebow - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
"With all due respect we don't need God on our sidelines," Suggs said. "Once again God had to save Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. He couldn't even give them two drives? Seven to three? [Referring to the score Denver lost by on Sunday.]"

Starting a fight with a Dad who's just trying to get a view for his kid. Stay class Philly.