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Daily Slop: RGIII Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week; No Slump In Sight For Kerrigan


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Amazingly, RGIII was completely unfazed by anything thrown at him in his debut. Whether it was the pregame festivities or the Saints defensive scheme, Griffin looked like a battle-tested veteran as he methodically marched his team up and down the field. When it was all said and done, RGIII completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

RGIII Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week " CBS DC
Robert Griffin III is the first rookie quarterback to win an offensive player of the week award after his debut game.

‘Griffining’ goes national on ESPN - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
The meme is dangerously close to being a problem.

Rams’ offensive player to watch: RB Steven Jackson
How he beats you: The nine-year veteran runs with power and speed. The workhorse of the Rams’ offense, Jackson has produced seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. The Rams also use him in the passing game, where he is both a solid receiver and pass protector.

How Mike Shanahan has developed his offense around Robert Griffin III | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is known as somewhat as an authoritarian and is not one who has shown himself to be that adaptable before. When he came to the Redskins in 2010, his signature move was to acquire 6-time Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb. McNabb though struggled to learn the system, but the team did little to build itself around McNabb's strengths. Given that Robert Griffin III came from a spread attack in college with some run/option elements, there were some concerns as to how he'd fit the Mike Shanahan system, which is based around a lot of timing patterns. It's not an easy system for any quarterback to learn, much less a rookie with zero background, making those concerns even more valid.

Shanahan: Let’s Not Get Carried Away With RGIII Hype " CBS DC
"Let’s not get carried away with all this," said Shanahan. "This is the first game and it’s a growing experience and each game you are going to experience different things. It’s part of the maturation process that he is going to have some high and some lows. It’s just the nature of the game."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on RGIII’s debut - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
NASCAR driver and Redskins fanatic says the team can go 10-6, and that ‘I think it’s for real this year.’

The Redskins Blog | Video: ‘Griffining’ No Big Deal To Griffin III
"Who would have thought getting knocked on your butt and throwing a touchdown would start a phenomenon like that?" Griffin III asked a sea of reporters Wednesday at Redskins Park. ""Griffining and RGIII and whatever they want to call it, I’m not opposed to it. It’s pretty funny to me."

Redskins vs. Saints: Studs and Duds (defense) |
LB Ryan Kerrigan: He was disruptive in the second half in particular so that’s where I’ll focus. In the third quarter Kerrigan drew a holding penalty on one rush (he drew two holds in the game). Next play: he got inside left tackle Jermon Bushrod for another pressure.

Redskins Notes: Garcon doesn’t practice |
Receiver Pierre Garcon did not practice because of the bruised right foot suffered in Sunday’s win over New Orleans. Garcon said he felt fine and when asked if he was optimistic about playing at St. Louis, he said, "Always." Garcon only played eight snaps vs. the Saints, but caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Coach Mike Shanahan said he wasn’t sure yet what Garcon would be able to do Sunday.

DeJon Gomes savors first career interception, gets grief for not scoring TD
With less than four minutes to play in the fourth quarter Sunday at New Orleans, Saints all-pro quarterback Drew Brees dropped back to pass and did something he’d been doing far more than usual that day, something that took Redskins strong safety DeJon Gomes by surprise.

Kory Lichtensteiger’s return to the field is ‘very rewarding’
Other than being a little sore, Kory Lichtensteiger’s surgically-repaired right knee responded well Monday, the day after the Redskins guard’s first game in more than 10 months.

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Rams

The Redskins did a good job of keeping Griffin clean on Sunday in what marked the first outing that featured all five starters that opened training camp together. But the running lanes didn’t come easily for rookie Alfred Morris, who had to fight hard for his 96 yards against the Saints. Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger played his first game since October of last season. We’ll see how his surgically-repaired right knee responded, and how continuity up front will benefit the offense.

No Slump In Sight For Kerrigan

Kerrigan thinks the "sophomore slump" term is "almost like a myth" because, he says, it’s all about a second-year player’s daily approach. "I think the big thing for me to avoid it is just to come out with the same mindset in practice every day and working hard," Kerrigan said. "I honestly haven’t thought about the ‘sophomore slump’ at all.

NFL not thrilled with RG3's 'Heart' shirt - NFC East Blog - ESPN

If you tuned into the a pregame show before the Washington Redskins's season opener Sunday, you may have seen footage of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.....

Sundberg says injury 'is a wait and see kind of thing'

Long snapper Nick Sundberg thinks that his broken arm will heal in time for him to play in eight weeks but time will tell.

Morris sees room for improvement

Alfred Morris had a solid NFL debut but he thinks there is plenty he can do better.

Need to Know: Rams fans covet the QB they could have had - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 13, three days before the second game of the RG3 era. (Excessively?) high praise for RG3 If Robert Griffin III goes into the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday and puts on a performance similar to the one he had in the Superdome last Sunday, the home fans will be particularly disgruntled. Many of them wish that the Rams would have kept the second overall pick in last April’s draft...

AUDIO: RG3 discusses his historic NFL debut and what's next entering Week 2 - Washington Times

Of his debut, Griffin said: "It just solidifies what I've always thought: that I can play in the NFL at a high level."

Redskins - Saints Film Review: DEFENSE - Washington Times

OLB RYAN KERRIGAN: Kerrigan was outstanding rushing the quarterback. For all the offseason talk about OLB Brian Orakpo getting to double-digit sacks and establishing himself as an elite pass rusher, Sunday’s game indicates that attention might be targeted at the wrong outside linebacker.