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Daily Slop: Redskins Season is Turning Into a Surprise Party; Did RG3 Learn From Getting Injured?

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Kyle Shanahan on RG3: Must show he can protect himself |
"That’s a decision the powers that be will make," Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "But if he can’t protect himself then there’s no chance of him going out there."

Redskins film review: Defense |
This was one of his best games in a while. Kerrigan was active in both the run and pass games. Kerrigan’s best success since early in the season as a rusher has come when he’s moved around or when he simply doesn’t try to rush to the outside all the time.

Redskins Keys to the Game vs. Cleveland Browns | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

If Kirk Cousins is under center it is a big change. Who will play this Sunday in Cleveland…Griffin or Cousins? I do think the Redskins can win this game with Cousins, although we have seen very little. I think the coaching staff and Rex Grossman will have Cousins ready to play. Cousins having Pierre Garcon out there will be a huge assist as well.

ESPN plays the race card with robert griffin III | Damn it feels good to be a homer.
Damn it feels good to be a homer.

Haslett: Young Browns coming into their own on offense
"I think they’re getting better and better every day," Haslett said. "I’m talking about the receivers, the quarterback, the running back. Obviously, [Richardson] was knicked up early. They have a really good offensive line – a young offensive line. They’re a good football team. They’ve won a bunch of games lately, and they’ve been in every single game. This will be a good challenge for our football team."

Browns defensive player to watch: CB Joe Haden
Haden, a third-year pro (Friendly), had six interceptions as a rookie in 2010 and has three more this season despite playing in only eight of the Browns’ 13 games.

Robert Griffin III talks about race
"For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin," Griffin said. "You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That’s what I strive [for]. I am an African American, in America, and that will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that."

Fumble Woes Are A Correctable Problem
"I learned a lesson back in college, where my fullback coach said, 'You've got to have a short-term memory to play this game,'" Morris said. "We all make mistakes and, yeah, it’s unfortunate and they even got points off it. It’s terrible. But at the same time there’s a lot more game to be played. "That happened early on in the game and if I hung my head I wouldn’t be able to go out there and help my team out."

Robert Griffin III's dad responds to ESPN's Rob Parker -
"He needs to define what 'one of us' is. That guy needs to define that," RG2 said. "I wouldn't say it's racism. I would just say some people put things out there about people so they can stir things up. "Robert is in really good shape on who he is, where he needs to get to in order to seek the goals he has in life ... so I don't take offense."

Redskins Music: My Skins by Black Boo Week 15 - HTTR4LIFE.COM

Need to Know: Kyle also making two game plans - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
"It’s a little bit of a challenge because I can’t lock in as much as I usually do to exactly how to order and what I’m trying to attack. I’ve got to be a little bit more open-minded because there’s a few different directions you could go," said Shanahan. If Cousins does start the game, the Redskins will be operating out of the same playbook but emphasizing very different plays. Shanahan said that they only average about nine read option plays per game, plays that RG3 excels in running and that Cousins can’t. Those plays will need to be replaced with something else. But taking away the option has ripple effects. "Just the threat of it does help" in setting up other plays, said Shanahan.

Did RG3 learn from getting injured? | CSN Washington

Redskins at Browns: 5 Questions - Washington Times
Will Alfred Morris shoulder a greater load of the offense? If Kirk Cousins has to start at quarterback, or if Robert Griffin III is limited, the Redskins could feed rookie running back Alfred Morris. The Browns give up 4.33 yards per carry. Morris is effective in the outside zone scheme and doesn’t necessarily need zone-read runs.

DALY: Redskins’ season is turning into a surprise party - Washington Times
The Redskins‘ five-game streak in 2005 began against the St. Louis Rams, whose QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick, was starting his first pro game. The Redskins‘ current four-game streak began against the Philadelphia Eagles, whose quarterback, Nick Foles, was starting his first pro game. (The major distinction between the two is that Fitzpatrick went to Harvard and Foles went to Arizona, the Harvard of Tucson.)

County executive makes good on his Redskins-Ravens bet

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