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Daily Slop: Pierre Garcon Impresses in Redskins Preseason Debut; Trent Williams Injures Foot on TD


Redskins preseason opener: Ten Observations |
Ryan Kerrigan’s first sack was a total team effort. Brian Orakpo (coming from a four-point stance) pressured Ryan Fitzpatrick and forced him to step up. However, the interior had collapsed the pocket enough so that there was nowhere to go and the relentless Kerrigan pounced on him.

Redskins vs. Bills Post-Game Audio: Shanahan, RG3, T. Williams, Garçon, Morgan & More " CBS DC
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III and others had to say following the Redskins 7-6 win in their first preseason game of the season.

RG3 Report: Game 1 |
1. Robert Griffin III (four for six, 70 yards, one touchdown, 145.8 passer rating) did a good job of getting the ball out on time. It helped that the Redskins opted for more quick throws – it was evident in practice the other day that this was the plan. And that the protection was solid. The good part for Griffin is that he executed the passing game well. On the one time where there was a little pressure, he was able to show his athleticism, stopping his rollout and adjusting his arm slot to whip a pass to tight end Niles Paul (that was jarred loose for an incompletion).

Trent Williams injures foot on TD - The Insider - The Washington Post

Left tackle Trent Williams hurt his left foot while blocking on the lone touchdown play of the Redskins 7-6 triumph over the Buffalo Bills Thursday night. X-rays were negative, said Williams, who was one of only two first-string offensive linemen healthy for the game. "I’m fine… It’s really nothing," he said.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Pumped After Win No. 1
The players were understandably jacked up after the game, as evidenced by their tweets immediately after getting on the team bus and heading home:

Trent Williams breaks down o-line and Adam Gettis

Rex Grossman struggles in Redskins’ preseason opener vs. Bills - The Insider - The Washington Post
The veteran quarterback completes only 2 of 10 passes playing in relief of Robert Griffin III.

Quick Thoughts From The Skins 1st Preseason Game | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
While the first two drives weren't promising, Robert Griffin redeemed himself with an impressive TD drive. He showed good decision making and a quick release. Griffin also showed good poise when under pressure. On the downside his touch was a little off, and he may have been partly to blame on the fumbled handoff. Also, while the numbers were good, it was very much a simplistic offense the Redskins were using with their rookie QB.

Joe Theismann gushes over RGIII - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Want to stay medium about the Redskins rookie QB? Better put on some ear muffs.

Redskins-Bills: Work of replacement officials draws scrutiny - The Insider - The Washington Post
Across the NFL, fill-ins are drawing criticism

Crawford Shines On Defense, Special Teams
Richard Crawford admitted he was nervous when he first took the field Thursday night in the Redskins' 2012 preseason opener against the host Buffalo Bills. But the rookie defensive back -- the Redskins' seventh-round selection in April's NFL Draft -- quickly ridded himself of any jitters in his first play from scrimmage, a cornerback blitz that sent Crawford hurdling toward the Buffalo quarterback.

Robert Griffin III Looked Impressive in Short Preseason Debut
In what turned out to be a 14 snap outing, Robert Griffin III looked impressive as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins.

RG3 and Decoding Shanahan -
Ahead of the Curve - RG3 and Decoding Shanahan

Redskins 7, Bills 6--The essentials
Here is what you need to know about the Redskins win over the Bills in their preseason opener.

RG3 Talks to the Media After Redskins vs Bills Preseason Game (8-9-2012) - YouTube

DE Jarvis Jenkins' return to form is taking time - Washington Times
DE Jarvis Jenkins has not been as effective during this training camp as he was last year before his knee injury.

Redskins-Bills instant analysis
Here's what we saw during the Redskins' preseason opener.

RG3's sneak preview hints at blockbuster potential - Washington Times
Say this for Robert Griffin III: The kid knows how to make an entrance. Even behind a offensive line missing three starters Thursday night, he ran the Washington Redskins offense with confidence and polish. As crazy as RG3 Mania has been up to now, you get the feeling we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. If he keeps playing the way he did against the Buffalo Bills in the preseason opener, it won’t be long before fascination gives way to obsession.'

Redskins vs. Bills: A lot to like about RGIII, other problems still need to be addressed - The Washington Post
OPINION | RGIII enjoys a modestly successful evening, but question marks linger on offense.

Pierre Garcon impresses in Redskins’ preseason debut - The Washington Post
Receiver shows chemistry with Robert Griffin, has three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown in Washington’s 7-6 win over Buffalo.

NFL overdue for discussion of concussions - Washington Times
They dragged coolers and lawn chairs across parched grass, wielded Sharpies, wore burgundy and gold beads and anything else that carried the colors: jerseys, high-tops, towels, baseball caps, fedoras, socks and one pair of gold skinny jeans.