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Daily Slop: Redskins Aren't Resting on Laurels After Reaching .500; Alfred Morris Runs the Ball, not his Mouth

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Observations on Victory Tuesday from Redskins Huge MNF Win | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
RG3 – you heard the chants. Sorry but he has to be number one again. Actually not sorry, and maybe this is going to sound as a homer, but he is just that special. Robert Griffin III once again showed he is a superstar in the making, if not already one. The kid is never frazzled and even though the numbers were not spectacular, he always looked in control and gives everyone full confidence when he is under center.

Josh Wilson: Redskins Confused Eli Manning In The Second Half " CBS DC
"Eli couldn’t figure out what we were doing," said Wilson. "We changed some things up and we were giving him easier looks in the first half. In the second half we made a big adjustment and he couldn’t adjust to what we were doing."

Redskins Changing Fortunes as Ultimate Goals Still Unreached " CBS DC
"This is huge," Golston said early this morning after the Redskins went ahead for good in the fourth quarter and held on to edge the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants 17-16 at a raucous FedEx Field. "My goal at the beginning of the season was to still be relevant in December."

NFC East remaining strength of schedules – Blogging the bEast

The Redskins Blog | Griffin III Wants To Convert LeBron James
"He is a big Cowboys fan," Griffin III said of King James. "But hopefully we can convert him." James, by the way, embraced both Griffin III and Orakpo after the game before walking into the locker room.

DeAngelo Hall on crutches but expects to play Sunday
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall showed up to his weekly radio appearance on 106.7 The Fan on crutches and nursing an his ankle injury

Shanahan: Boost in confidence evident in Redskins’ play
Shanahan said he didn’t use Giants’ CEO John Mara’s rumored push to get draft picks taken away from the Redskins as part of their salary cap penalty, but he said he himself wanted to beat New York because of it. "I didn’t discuss it with any players. But it fires me up. Sure it does," he said.

Redskins-Giants: Five observations from Washington’s 17-16 victory
Did anyone believe the Redskins when minutes after falling to 3-6 they said "We’re not out of this. We can still do something special," before they departed for the bye? Very few – if anyone – out side of the locker room believed that. But, here the Redskins are – 6-6 with four games remaining and only a game back of the Giants for the NFC East lead

Washington Redskins-Baltimore Ravens Rivalry for Fans, Not Players " CBS DC
After playing three straight games against their longtime NFC East rivals Philadelphia, Dallas and the New York Giants, the Redskins will actually take the pedal a little off the emotional metal this week.

Need to Know: Who plays nickel for the Redskins? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
We don’t immediately know who would take Griffin’s place on defense. They will sign someone to take his roster spot but that player may or may not take Griffin’s place in the lineup. The other cornerbacks on the roster are rookie Richard Crawford, who has been inactive for most of the last couple of months, and Jerome Murphy, D. J. Johnson, both of whom were recently signed and have played sparingly.

Redskins aren't resting on laurels after reaching .500 - Washington Times
Josh Wilson didn’t even want to entertain the question, posed in the minutes after the Washington Redskins' 17-16 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night, about being 3-6 not long ago. "I’m talking about winning. That’s it. We’re talking about winning," the cornerback said. "So if you want to talk about 3-6, you can go back to three weeks ago. But right now we’re winning, so let’s talk about how we’re winning right now."

What happened in Redskins-Giants scrum? - Washington Times
"He had my leg and was yanking me out of the pile," Montgomery said. "I was just trying to get my leg loose and then he ended up kicking or stomping me or whatever he did. I wasn't quite sure what happened there." Joseph told New York media that Montgomery kicked at him. "It took me everything not to hit him back, because I didn’t want to hurt the team, I didn’t want to get fined," he said, as quoted by the New York Daily News.

Redskins running attack, pistol formation paved way for success against Giants - The Washington Post
Said New York Coach Tom Coughlin: "There is no doubt that because of the different nature of the scheme and their concept, you don’t see it every week, so it does cause you a lot of time and energy and effort in trying to figure out what the formations tell you and what you can expect from those formations. . . . You saw how quickly [Griffin] gets to the outside when he throws the ball. That kind of speed is going to be devastating any time."

Alfred Morris runs the ball, not his mouth, for the Washington Redskins - The Washington Post
"I’m just blessed," he said genuinely Monday night, another game in which Morris flew under the radar that tracks Robert Griffin III’s water breaks and beyond. Blessed? Really, you can’t just puzzle and pummel the defending Super Bowl champions for 244 yards in two games, rush for more yards than any rookie in team history, put your head and shoulders down as you run the clock out on Monday night against the New York Giants and then shrug your shoulders to say, "I’m so grateful, so thankful. It’s such a blessing to be here. I’ll never take this for granted. It just solidified even more that I’ll never take this for granted."

Coughlin Fumes About What Giants Did, and Didn’t Do, in Washington -
Giants Coach Tom Coughlin did little to hide his displeasure Tuesday after sloppy play and mental mistakes resulted in a tough loss for the Giants against the Redskins.

Josh Wilson on Giants: ‘They had a Albert Haynesworth head stomper out there’

Shanahan: Can't get complacent | CSN Washington
"Every game, to us, is like a playoff game," Shanahan said. "We understand that, and our players understand that. You’re hoping that mindset is there because if not, you’re out of it very quickly. So hopefully that’s not the case and you’ve got the character to persevere.

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4th and Pain Interview With Alfred Morris