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Joe Gibbs: Redskins need to start with quarterback - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post

Hall of Fame coach won the Super Bowl with three different QBs, but he says the Redskins need a franchise signal-caller.

Five offensive-related questions for the Redskins this offseason - The Insider - The Washington Post
Last week we took a look back at the Washington Redskins season on offense. And over the next several weeks, Mike Shanahan and his staff will review that side of the ball, evaluating both good and bad.

What are the Redskins’ biggest needs for 2012? - The Insider - The Washington Post
Using Expected Points Added as a measure of success at each position, we can see where the Redskins had their biggest holes and where their biggest needs are.

Barry Cofield: "We’re Buying into what Coach Shanahan is Preaching." | NBC4 Washington
In an exclusive interview Barry Cofield shares his thoughts on the Redskins season and expectations for the future in Washington.

Defensive Signature Stats |
Khaled Elsayed revals the signature stats for defenders and gives a quick run down of some notable players

The Redskins Blog | Neild Relishes Mountaineers’ Bowl Victory

Three run-first division winners are bucking recent offensive trends | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Read 'Three run-first division winners are bucking recent offensive trends' from our blog Shutdown Corner on Yahoo! Sports. There's no question that the NFL's offenses are more aerial and prolific now than at any other time in league history. The 2011 regular season saw all-time highs in several offensive categories — points per game (22.2), yards per game …

Raheem Morris meets with Vikings about "high level" job | ProFootballTalk
Former Bucs head coach Raheem Morris won't be out of work for long. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Morris met with the Vikings Thursday about a "high level" defensive coaching job. Morris also met with the Redskins Wednesday about a defensive backs coach job.

Alexander Honored Again For Charity Work
Lorenzo Alexander has been selected as the Redskins' 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. It's the second consecutive year Alexander has been chosen for the award.

Cooley wants to get healthy and keep playing
From his debut in the 2004 opener as a third-round draft choice out of Utah State all the way through Week 7 of 2009, tight end Chris Cooley never missed a game, started all but seven and made two Pro Bowls while catching 343 passes for 3,789 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Redskins have to get better under center
It was predictable the quarterback choices limited to turnover machine Rex Grossman or never-was John Beck in a division whose other starters are Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Michael Vick, but poor play at the game's most critical position was a major reason why Washington finished in the NFC East basement for a record fourth straight year in 2011.

Strategy And Personnel
After trying to fix a defense that had ranked 31st last year by adding free agents Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen, Josh Wilson and Oshiomogho Atogwe and drafting Ryan Kerrigan in the first round, the Redskins are expected to overhaul the offense this offseason.

Matt Ryan has played only one cold weather game
Matt Ryan grew up just outside of Philadelphia and he went to school at Boston College, which plays its games outdoors. He’s no stranger to playing QB in cold weather. However, it has been a while since he has had to deal with the cold.

Coughlin's coaching timing is impeccable - NFC East Blog - ESPN
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' players were a little nervous when they gathered, three Tuesdays ago, for their weekly meeting with hea