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Redskins’ Carriker, Orakpo lost for the season |
The Redskins’ defense needed good news. It got the worst instead: two-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo and starting left defensive end Adam Carriker are done for the season

Redskins not impressed with replacement refs |
Lorenzo Alexander already saw evidence of players testing the refs Sunday, trying to get away with things they couldn’t do otherwise. Now it could get worse. Alexander said he’s worried that players will try to test how far they can go, possibly leading to more cheap shots and injuries. He said teams already are adjusting to the officials and what isn’t being called.

Redskins Notes: Shanahan Won’t Discipline Morgan for Costly Penalty " CBS DC
"What you’re trying to do is make sure that it doesn’t reoccur again," said Shanahan. "That’s the difference in winning and losing… guys keeping their composure."

DeAngelo Hall Goes Off on Replacement Refs as Redskins Lose Key Piece " CBS DC
"In my nine years of playing in this league, even in college and all that, I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life," said Hall.

Elfin: Josh Morgan Wasn’t The Only Thing Wrong With The Redskins " CBS DC
Mike Shanahan said his team lost its poise in the final minutes of their 31-28 loss to the Rams. When Josh Morgan demonstrated a lack of self-control by throwing the ball back in the face of chirping defender Cortland Finnegan, it was reminiscent of another hot head Redskins receiver not too long ago.

Nick Sundberg celebrating his toughness with tee shirts - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins fans can now wear their pride over their long snapper’s awesomeness.

Josh Morgan Talked About Not Being Provoked By Cortland Finnegan Before He Let Cortland Finnegan Provoke Him
The Redskins might have had a chance to tie or even beat the Rams had receiver Josh Morgan not drawn a penalty by throwing a football at Cortland Finnegan toward the end of the game. Morgan should have known better, of course. But he also should have taken his own advice.

Redskins talking points |
Corner Josh Wilson (concussion) will have to undergo a series of tests this week to determine if he’s ready to return. Richard Crawford can help, but the last thing Washington’s defense needs is to lose another starter.

Shanahan: Hit on Fred Davis should have drawn penalty
"Well, obviously, the flag [needed to be thrown], there’s no question about the flag," Shanahan said. "It’s helmet to helmet. So there’s no question about the flag, but there wasn’t" a penalty called.

Meriweather says knee is improving, but return still unclear
Safety Brandon Meriweather said his injured left knee is improving but he remains uncertain when he will be able to practice at full speed or return to the Washington Redskins’ lineup. "I’m better than I was last week," Meriweather said Monday.

Mike Shanahan implores Redskins to learn from costly penalty - Washington Times
"You take a look at the film and see a guy pushing you in the face and all of a sudden a guy loses his composure and the other guy is walking away," Shanahan said. "When you throw the football at him, he’s laughing. You understand what he’s doing. That’s part of a young guy growing up."

Redskins can't afford mistakes - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The biggest mistake the Washington Redskins made Sunday, and the one that will get the most attention going forward, was Josh Morgan's late-game loss

Redskins have tough lessons to learn


Shanahan: Refs "close to losing control" of game

"I’ve never been in a situation where you felt that there was going to be an explosion on the field," Shanahan said. "You’re hoping it doesn’t happen. It didn’t happen but I thought it was very close to losing control."

"We Win As a Team, We Lose As a Team" | -The D.C. Sports Chat-

How the loss of Brian Orakpo will affect the Washington Redskins | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The biggest loss on Sunday for the Washington Redskins wasn't the game against the St. Louis Rams, but rather the loss of two defensive starters (Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker) for the season due to injury. With a defense that has already given up quite a few yards and points this season the loss of two starters could have serious ramifications throughout the rest of the season.