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Daily Slop: Fans Embrace the Return of Cooley; Both RG3 and the Pass Defense are Making History



Holden & Danny: Josh Wilson Says He Should Have Got His Hands on Cruz " CBS DC
"If I get more hands on him, it slows him down," Wilson said. "That would make the play a lot harder to be executed as perfectly as they did but at the end of the day we didn’t get the job done."

Alfred Morris Nominated for Rookie of the Week " CBS DC
Alfred Morris, not Robert Griffin III, is nominated for Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance in Week 7.

Replacing Fred Davis: How the Redskins Can Survive | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
There is no doubt the loss of tight end Fred Davis hurts the Washington Redskins offense, but just exactly how difficult it is replacing Fred Davis is a bit more up for discussion. On one hand Davis leads the team in targets, catches and yards. On the other hand Davis had yet to find the end zone and Davis's replacement on Sunday (Logan Paulsen) had a very strong game

fans embrace the return of chris cooley | Damn it feels good to be a homer.
"Any time you lose a guy like Fred, it’s always tough," said Shanahan. "Fred had a heck of an offseason. I was really pleased with how he handled the OTAs and summer camp. He was having a heck of a year. Fred is really disappointed. He was excited about himself, his play, and we were excited about him. Like all injuries, guys have to step up and play at a high level. I thought Logan played well and Niles played well. I’ll have Chris come in knowing the system and we expect him to play at the level he has played at in the past. Now guys have more of an opportunity to show us what they can do."

Redskins vs. Giants: Studs and Duds (defense) |
NT Barry Cofield. Thought this was his best game of the season. Cofield was active and disruptive – he hasn’t been that way consistently enough. It’s not always his job, but the Redskins billed him as the potential top nose tackle in the NFL. So games like Sunday need to be more commonplace.

Brandon Banks passed over on option plays
"We’re going to change things up so people don’t get a bead on us," Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said. "We have wide receivers that can run and wide receiver that can move. Sometimes people can get a little game plan on you if Banks is in the game, and if you have the ability to do those things, that really presents problems for the defense. So we’ll try to keep people off balance a little bit and change things up week by week."

Redskins bring back RB Keiland Williams, cut Ryan Grant
The Washington Redskins have cut seldom-used backup Ryan Grant and have brought back running back Keiland Williams, the team announced Tuesday.

Washington Redskins Vs Pittsburgh Steelers Week 8 (Promo Video)
Video promo for the Redskins vs Steelers week 8 match-up.

Need to Know: Both RG3, pass defense making history - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
If Griffin keeps completing 70.37 percent of his passes, he will have the fourth-most accurate season any quarterback has ever had, behind just Drew Brees in 2011 and 2009 and Ken Anderson in 1982. On the downside, if the Redskins keep on giving up points at the rate they’ve been giving them up they will have their worst scoring defense since 1963. And they are giving up passing yards at a pace that would make them the worst pass defense ever in terms of yards allowed.

Uncalled hold of the week - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
We used to have a regular series here on the Brian Orakpo uncalled hold of the week. It seemed like every game there was at least one screen shot of Orakpo getting wrapped up by an offensive lineman’s arms right in the vicinity of the quarterback. We might have to start a new series with a different player. The shot below is from play with just 35 seconds left in the first half. The Giants trailed 13-10 and had the...

Redskins' offense sees four-turnover outing as game to learn from - Washington Times
"It happens every week whether it be RG3, whether it be Cam Newton, whether it be Tom Brady," fullback Darrel Young said. "It [stinks] that it has to be us, we have to go through it. You live and you learn from it. Everyone makes mistakes."

Redskins' RG3 reflects on early accomplishments - Washington Times
"I didn’t come in joking," Griffin said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "I came in working hard. You don’t come in showing them all your personality all at one time, because then you can become extremely annoying. So you want to come in and show them, `Hey, I’m a hardworking guy. Coach brought me here for a reason, to help us win.’ And you build that reputation through the preseason games, through practice.

Redskins - Giants Film Review: OFFENSE - Washington Times
Griffin completed some passes with greater degrees of difficulty than we had previously seen, specifically two passes outside the numbers. On third-and-17 early in the fourth quarter, he hit TE Logan Paulsen at the left sideline for 15 yards with S Antrel Rolle only two steps behind Paulsen. Earlier in the game, he dropped a 23-yard completion over LB Michael Boley and into WR Leonard Hankerson’s hands at the left sideline. Griffin was accurate, on time and put the perfect touch on those throws. We’ve seen him do that repeatedly on throws over the middle off of play-action, but the throws to the sideline are longer and often require better accuracy because of the boundary.

How Will Chris Cooley Immediately Contribute? -
Cooley has also been known for his ability to understand everyone’s job on the offense. He’s almost a jack-of-all-trades, a Lorenzo Alexander for the Offense. During the pre-season he spent time at Fullback. I actually like the idea. He knows the system well, and can be a valuable pass-support asset. The pass protection tends to break down from a lack of protection ability in the backfield. In his defense, Morris is still a rookie and is developing VERY, very well as an all-around back.

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RGIII on D.C. as a sports town, and ‘Tom Brees’
"I don’t think there’s a player on this team that has any doubt that I’m a leader of a football team, and that every time we step on the football field we have a chance to win, not only because I’m their quarterback, but because they’re out there with me. It’s something you build over time. Kind of like if you’re dating a girl: You don’t show her everything on the first date

Goodell: NFL could drop Pro Bowl - Washington Times
Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s "Town Hall," Goodell agreed with host Michael Strahan that last January’s Pro Bowl "was embarrassing." "If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play it," Goodell said. "It is really tough to force competition, and after a long season, to ask those guys to go out and play at the same level they played is really tough."