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Daily Slop : Redskins buy Insurance Picking Kirk Cousins to Back up Robert Griffin III; LeRibeus At Home In Zone-Blocking Scheme


The Redskins Blog | Darrell Green To D.C. Sports Hall Of Fame
The D.C. Sports Hall Of Fame recently announced that Green was one of the six recipients to be inducted into the hall. The ceremoney will be held at Nationals Park, before the Sunday, May 6th game between the Nationals and Phillies.

Redskins QB coach Matt LaFleur on Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman - The Insider - The Washington Post
You can never have enough breakdowns of Robert Griffin III, and so here’s one from Redskins quarterback coah Matt LaFleur who, along with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, will educate the team’s franchise quarterback on the NFL and Washington’s offense.

Redskins release Jabar Gaffney - The Insider - The Washington Post
Signings of Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon, and the hoped-for emergence of Leonard Hankerson, made him expendable

LeRibeus At Home In Zone-Blocking Scheme
LeRibeus played almost exclusively in a man-blocking system at Southern Methodist University, but feels ready to make the transition to zone. "I love it," LeRibeus told the media in his draft day conference call. "We did a lot of it at the [East-West] Shrine game. Definitely feelts more at home." Blogs " What drafting Cousins means for Redskins and Shanahan "
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan thinks he’s going to be coaching the Redskins for a while. A long while. In the third year of a five-year deal, Shanahan’s move to select Cousins as a third-string quarterback makes me think that he thinks he’s not going anywhere.

The Redskins Blog | A Look At Robert Griffin III’s Rookie Card
"As a kid, you go to the stores and you buy the trading cards and to know that I’ll finally be on those cards legitimately is very cool," Griffin said. "Not everybody gets that chance and I’m thankful that Panini America is making it possible for me.

Robert Griffin III will have greater rookie-year impact than Andrew Luck - Peter King -
He goes to a more NFL-ready team than Andrew Luck, with a better line and backfield than the Colts, and a better defense to keep him in more games.

Redskins continue offensive overhaul - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Jabar Gaffney led the Washington Redskins in catches and receiving yards last year. On Tuesday, the Redskins released him. This might seem incongruous

Redskins buy insurance picking Kirk Cousins to back up Robert Griffin III - The Washington Post
Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan was pummeled for picking quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round, but the choice makes sense.

Capital Punishment with Washington Redskins Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston:
Guest are Washington Redskins Chris Wilson and Leigh Torrence. The guys talk about the NFL Draft, NHL, and NASCAR. You can post this

Redskins Draft Recap: RG3, Cousins & the Other Guys - FanSpeak
The Redskins 2012 Draft was expected to be all about the trade and pick of Robert Griffin III. One of the biggest draft trades and the choosing of a dynamic Heisman trophy winning quarterback quickly got overshadowed by a selection of another prominent quarterback by Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen in the 4th round.

WR picture still muddled after Gaffney release
After the release of Jabar Gaffney, the Redskins still will have some fierce competition for jobs at wide receiver.

SNYDER: Another QB after RG3: Why is this a good idea? - Washington Times
Apparently, the Washington Redskins' brain trust still is suffering side effects from last year's painful experiment, when it tried to swallow a dose of Rex Grossman and John Beck at quarterback for a full season.

Washington Redskins Defense Feeling No Extra Pressure With RGIII On Board " CBS DC
Washington Redskins DE Adam Carriker doesn't think the defense will feel increased pressure to "pitch a shutout" for Robert Griffin III.

NFC East draft grades: Washington Redskins
In our first installment grading the drafts of the Eagles' division rivals, we examine the Washington Redskins.

Kirk Cousins on WJR 760 AM: Ex-Spartan has faith things will work out with Washington Redskins |
Cousins believes he will get an opportunity in Washington and adds, "I know God led me there for a reason. Time will tell what that reason is."

NFC East draft recaps: Is Dallas a better team with Morris Claiborne, or (Player X at 14) and (Player Y at 45)? – Blogging the bEast

Eric Mangini now regrets blowing the ‘Spygate’ scandal open | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
"If there is a decision I could take back it's easily that decision. Never in a million years would I have wanted it to go this way. It's disappointing whenever it comes up ... It's regret, it's disappointment, it's all of those things. Because I know what it took to win those Super Bowls and I have so much respect for the people that were involved there. I'm disappointed that this is what it's translated into."

NFL risks credibility in "rule" enforcement - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
It appears that the NFL is not enforcing its rule that prohibits contact with undrafted players until the draft ends in not being enforced. Our friends at Pro Football Talk discuss the topic and points to a YouTube video and an online article that provide smoking-gun evidence that the Chargers and Vikings both violated the no-contact rule.

Minn. Vikings Stadium Stalls Amid Capitol Politics -
The big push at Minnesota's Capitol to pass a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium stalled Tuesday, as the proposal got snared in the partisan politics that have defined state government under a Democratic governor and Republican legislative majorities.

Best 2013 NFL Draft prospects include USC's Matt Barkley, Robert Woods, T.J. McDonald - Tony Pauline -
The book is barely closed on the 2012 NFL Draft, but it's never too early to start thinking ahead. Information is already being processed for next April's event, and it looks as though the early portion of the draft will be well represented by the senior class, with a number of versatile, complete linebackers available in the first round. So as we begin preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft, here's a list of 32 prospects expected to impact the early selections.