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Daily Slop: RG3 Developing Faster Than Andrew Luck; Cedric Griffin Hopeful he’ll Play Against the Giants

Patrick McDermott


Redskins WR Garcon uncertain of return |
Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon said he didn’t suffer a setback last week. It’s just that the pain never lessened. And there’s no timetable for his return from a sore right foot.

Redskins LB Orakpo: I let the guys down |
Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo finally came to a realization this week. He’s not coming back. Despite tearing his left pectoral muscle – again – and being placed on injured reserve, it took Orakpo a while to accept this fact. "I’m not a guy that misses games," he said. "It’s something I have to deal with. I dealt with it, my teammates helped me cope with it and the coaches gave me support. [Now] I’m just here trying to support my guys."

Redskins, RGIII Prepping for Long Awaited NFC East ‘Slugfest’ with Giants " CBS DC
Washington Redskins right guard Chris Chester says this week's game against the Giants, the first division game for RGIII, will be a 'slugfest.'

Mike Shanahan on Garcon’s Injury: "Very Much A Mystery" " CBS DC
"As a player you always want to go out there, even when you know you’re not a hundred percent, but you still want to help the team," he said. " You think you can fight through it, bite on your mouthpiece a little bit harder and just take the pain. But I wasn’t being very productive injured."

phillip daniels discusses his new role, hopes to coach | Damn it feels good to be a homer.
"For me, I have to realize I was a young guy at one time," he said. "I can’t tell guys not to go out to the club, but I always tell them how to go out. I mean, nothing good happens after 12 o’clock. If the club closes at two, leave at 12. If it closes at three, leave at 12."

The Redskins Blog | Why No Sack/Forced Fumble For Riley?
"The sack rule states: when the player making an apparent attempt to pass is tackled or downed at or behind the statistical line of scrimmage, credit a sack to the defensive player who tackled or downed the potential passer. EXCEPTION: If the potential passer fumbles before contact by the defense, no sack is credited to any individual defensive player. However, credit the defensive team with a sack. The number of defensive sacks should be equal to the number of offensive sacks. This play falls under the exception – we looked at the play from all different angles and could not conclude that Riley did anything to cause Ponder to fumble."

Giants defensive player to watch: DE Jason Pierre-Paul
Jason Pierre-Paul’s blend of athleticism, size and speed make him incredibly difficult to keep out of the backfield. At 6-foot-5 and 278 pounds, the third-year defensive end possesses long arms and an array of moves that make him, as Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams said, "slippery."

Cedric Griffin hopeful he’ll play against the Giants
"Basically I was just getting a workout in and seeing what the coaches wanted me to do out there," Griffin said. "I wasn’t practicing all the way through practice last week, so they wanted me to get a real good workout on Sunday and see what I could do."

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Giants
After getting Lorenzo Alexander, Keenan Robinson and Mario Addison involved this past week, it will be interesting to see what other modifications Haslett makes in an effort to further bolster his team’s pass rush. Getting to Eli Manning is no easy task. He has been sacked only five times all season. That’s the fewest in the league.

RG3 developing faster than Andrew Luck - NFC East Blog - ESPN
That Griffin is getting rid of the ball more quickly than Luck is. That Griffin bears less of the responsibility for the sacks he's taking than Luck does for his. That, while Luck throws the ball downfield more, Griffin does so more efficiently. (Fifty-seven percent completions on throws 10 or more yards downfield, compared with 49 percent for Luck.)

Need to Know: JPP warns RG3 - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

JPP had some words of advice for Robert Griffin III. "Don’t bring it to my side," Pierre-Paul said. "Go the other way." He said that there will be guys waiting for him on the other side, too. "Trust me, we chase quarterbacks all the time," Pierre-Paul said. "We turn and run to the ball, no matter what. He may get past us and zoom right past us, but trust me we’re right behind him. You’ve got to respect that, too. It’s not all about the speed. We’ve got guys, all 11 guys that can run to the ball very quick.

DALY: Time for Redskins to seize the moment - Washington Times

Only in the NFL could a team be nearly halfway through the season before it bumps into a division rival. It's like having to wait until the second year of "Breaking Bad" to see Tio ring his bell. So it goes in pro football, which likes to build its drama slowly -- and, oh yes, make it harder for clubs to mail in games in the final weeks. (There are only 16 of them, after all.)

Long snapper Nick Sundberg has cast removed from broken arm - Washington Times

Redskins long snapper jokes that Brad Pitt will play him in movie documenting snapping with injury in Week 1.

John Madden raves about RGIII’s speed

"He would scare the heck out of me," Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden said of RGIII on SiriusXM’s NFL Radio. (Audio here.) "I’ll tell you, any coach, any team, any defense, the one thing that you fear is speed – whether that guy is a running back that could break loose, whether he’s a wide receiver that could get over the top or if he’s a quarterback that can run like this guy.