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Daily Slop: Sam Bradford is Wary of Redskins Defense; RG3's Baylor Teammate to Imitate him in Practice


Redskins Update: Garçon’s Status for Rams Remains Uncertain " CBS DC
"It’s not the toe," Mike Shanahan said. "It’s the one right next to it and not on the ball of the foot, just inside of it. It’s just sore. He’s getting treatment on it and he got some work in today, some drill work, which is encouraging."

HomerMcFanboy " redskins defense getting more creative
"Going into the game, obviously the number-one goal was to stop the run and I thought we did a nice job at that," said defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. "Then, we wanted somehow to disrupt the timing of the passing game whether it be to the rush, being aggressive with the coverage, putting pressure on the quarterback, hitting him, knocking balls down, and I thought [defensive end] Stephen [Bowen] batted a couple and [linebacker Brian] Orakpo batted a couple and [nose tackle] Barry [Cofield] was outstanding inside. I thought those guys did exactly what we needed to do to win the game."

Redskins email report: Hall’s blitzes, WR attitude | WaExaminer
When it came to blitzing vs. New Orleans, DeAngelo Hall had mixed success. He did record his first sack, but he was also picked up on most occasions and admitted he has plenty to learn.

The Redskins Blog | Series History: Redskins-Rams
The 2012 game between the Redskins and the Rams – the fifth consecutive season in which the two teams have played – marks only the second time since divisional realignment in 2002 that the Redskins have faced a non-divisional opponent in five consecutive seasons, having faced Tampa Bay each year from 2003-07. The Redskins lead the all-time regular season series 22-9-1, including a 13-4-1 record against the Rams on the road.

Redskins Notes & Quotes: Fletcher Looking to Eliminate Big Plays " CBS DC
London Fletcher: What needs to improve this week? We’d like to eliminate the big plays. We gave up that one touchdown on the 4th and 10, they were able to get the 33-yard touchdown against us. Those are things we go into each game … making teams earn everything they get.

Redskins Keys to the Game vs. the Rams | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Easy analysis is any time you’re going against the young team in their home opener with a new coach you don't want to give them early momentum. The crowd should be into the game early so need to take them out of it. Then again, Robert Griffin III wasn't fazed one bit by the loud Superdome crowd so this actually could be a non-factor.

Redskins Music: "Amen" (by Black Boo of Mambo Sauce) Week 2
Each week this season we will display a Redskins hype song/video by Black Boo ( @blackofmambo) of Mambo Sauce. This week he brings us another classic "Amen"

RGIII explains his arm sleeve - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
"It’s kinda just something I’m comfortable with," he continued. "I think it was Deion [Sanders] who said, ‘If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good. you play good.’ That’s kinda what that is for me. But other than that, no really good particular reason. I’m not trying to keep this arm warm just in case I need to throw with it. I can throw with it, just in case you’re wondering."

The Redskins Blog | Socks, Ties And Nick Sundberg’s Arm
"Putting socks on is the most difficult thing ever," Sundberg said. "Usually you use two hands, but trying to put socks on now, they get all crooked, and that’s one of my biggest pet peeves is having socks crooked. It takes me 10 minutes just to get my darn socks on."

Redskins quick hitters |
Linebacker London Fletcher on Rams running back Steven Jackson (stopping him is a major key for the defense): "He does have speed and power and some shiftiness to them so he presents a different challenge. You have to get as many guys around him as much as possible to try and coral him."

Redskins vs. Rams: Friday reader picks and wishes
Defense: I’d like to see Brian Orakpo play out of a three-point stance more often. Haslett should devise a couple of schemes that allow Orakpo to attack the QB from the down stance. I’ll bet that his sack total would go up quickly and give opposing offenses a new wrinkle to figure out." — Dave Selzer

Rams defensive player to watch: CB Cortland Finnegan
"He’s the ultimate competitor, a great competitor," Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan said. "He’s one of those guys that plays—you know how they say play to the whistle? He’s one of those guys that plays until you walk back to the huddle…He’s just got a little extracurricular with him, you know."

Nick Sundberg says he’ll be ready to play when IR time is up
Long snapper Nick Sundberg said Thursday he is "100 percent" certain he will be ready to play again for the Washington Redskins when he’s eligible to be activated from the injured reserve list after missing eight games.

Sam Bradford wary of Redskins’ defense
"I think it’s an overall effort from their defense," Bradford said when asked what made the Redskins effective Sunday. "Their pass rush last week was really good. The guys they have up front are big, physical, athletic guys, who are good pass rushers by themselves."

’10 for 80’ Redskins Legacy: Roy Jefferson
"He was a hard-nosed receiver whose only goal was to catch the ball no matter where it was," Mike Bass, a Redskin cornerback who teamed with Jefferson for five seasons, said several years ago. "He was absolutely fantastic, and I don’t think he ever got the credit he deserved."

Rams Insider: Bradford A Familiar Opponent
"I remember [Oklahoma Head] Coach [Bob] Stoops always talking about [Griffin III] and being worried about him with his ability to make plays with both his arms and his feet," Bradford recalled. "He’s a very talented young quarterback and really does both run and throw the football.

Redskins Defense Unwilling To Play Down
"We went out there and executed our game plan, maybe about as well as we could have hoped," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said after the game. "I thought the coaches and players on this team spent a lot of time on it, and really did a nice job with it.

Redskins' chances to win NFC East - NFC East Blog - ESPN
If an NFC East team is going to run out and win 11 or 12 games, as I still believe the Giants or Eagles can and some people are convinced the Cowboys can, then I don't think this year's version of the Redskins has the potential to slug it out with those types of teams. But the NFC East was won with nine victories last year, and if that happens again -- if the teams at the top are going to hang around .500 and bunch up with each other again -- there's no reason to think the Redskins haven't improved enough to come out on top in a situation like that. I'm with KC in that I think the Redskins are a division contender if, for some reason, no NFC East team turns out to post an elite-level record.

Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins running hybrid offense -
You're familiar with the West Coast offense. You know about the spread. Bucky Brooks says the Washington Redskins have combined both in a hybrid offense that maximizes Robert Griffin III's rare skills.

Need to Know: Playing through pain - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 13, just two days before the Redskins travel to St. Louis for the second game of the RG3 era. Chat at 3:30 Our freewheeling, always-fun game chat and live blog will be get underway on Sunday at about 3:30 and will roll until the game is over. Jen X will be on assignment so it will be me in front of the 55" Vizio in Ashburn and Tarik El-Bashir...

RG3's Baylor teammate to imitate him in practice
Terrance Ganaway used to take handoffs from Robert Griffin III at Baylor. Now with the Rams, he'll try to imitate his ex-teammate in practice.

Griffin leads Redskins culture change with 'non-quarterbackish' plays
Robert Griffin III wants to change the culture of the Redskins, one block and one tackle at a time.

Redskins defense doesn’t rest - Washington Times
"We played well," defensive lineman Kedric Golston said. "Now we just need to keep the level of consistency there that I think we’ve been lacking here."

Redskins at Rams: 5 Questions - Washington Times
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington visits St. Louis in the regular season opener.

Kory Lichtensteiger felt like he 'got hit by a piano' after Saints game - Washington Times
"After the game I felt like I got hit by a piano," Lichtensteiger said. "I never at one point during the game felt like I need to come out or felt like anything was too stressing on the knee. So I was pleased with the way I came out with it."

The Redskins Had it Too Easy In the Big Easy
The Saints lackluster defense may have caused critics to raise the bar too high for RG3 and the Redskins this year.

As Offensive Player of Week, Redskins’ Griffin Provides a First -
Robert Griffin III, who passed for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns, became the first rookie quarterback to win an offensive player of the week award for his debut game.

Here's the latest RGIII song parody from our friends at the Mike Wise Show on 106.7 THE FAN. How good/bad is it on a scale of 1-10?