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Daily Slop: Shanahan says Blocked Punts are a Matter of Focus; Can Redskins Defense Survive the Injuries?


HomerMcFanboy " can redskins defense survive the injuries?
"It’s an opportunity for somebody else now," said middle linebacker London Fletcher. "We’re a no-excuse football team."

Need to Know: RG3 under the radar? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
He became the first Redskins player since at least 1960 to pass for at least 200 yards in a game and rush for at least 80 yards. And, Griffin is completing 70.9 percent of his passes. If he keeps that up—and there is a very long way to go—he will be the first Redskins quarterback with 100 pass attempts in a season to complete over 65 percent of his passes since Sammy Baugh in 1945.

Holden & Danny: Josh Wilson Hopes To Play Against Cincinnati " CBS DC
"It’s definitely not a great situation, just in a daze a little bit," Wilson said. "You’re just trying to get everything back in place. You get back up, you stumble – it’s embarrassing, but it’s not fake."

Redskins vs Bengals: Where Washington Can Find Success | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
1. Running the football: -The Bengals have given up over 120 yards rushing in each of their first two games, and their assignment won't get any easier having to face Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris. The Bengals do have strong defensive tackles so its best to attack them on the edges. The Redskins should be able to pick-up big chunks of yards running off tackle. Given that it may be a good game to get Roy Helu involved more to utilize his speed on the outside. This is definitely the type of game the Redskins should have 35+ carries.

Fantasy Nomad Show 09/18 by otoinfoXcomX | Blog Talk Radio
Special Guest: Kevin Ewoldt, Managing Editor for, SB Nation's Redskins' website jons the Nomad to breakdown RG3's early success, health of Garcon, are Hankerson &/or A. Robinson primed to take a step forward, what's going on with the defense, and of course wouldn't be Redskins talk without bringing up the running back situation in Washington

Redskins vs. Rams: Studs and Duds (offense) |
Studs QB Robert Griffin III. So much of what the Redskins do already revolves around the rookie. After two games it’s clear he’ll be carrying a heavier burden than anticipated, thanks to a defense that does not yet appear to be headed for top-10 status. Griffin made a few mistakes (here’s a full report on him) and his passer rating was a modest 86.3.

RG3 Report: Rams review |
The Rams did a good job of forcing Robert Griffin III to stay in the pocket, where the Redskins’ passing game is still a work in progress. When he didn’t run play fakes, Griffin had less success. It wasn’t just his fault, though some passes were off. At times he couldn’t follow through because of pressure from the interior. For the most part he stayed calm in the pocket, though not every time.

Mike Shanahan says blocked punts are a matter of focus
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said that the team’s second blocked punt in as many weeks was the byproduct of a lack of focus, and not a strategic problem, and should be easily correctable.

Grading the offense: Looking up, thanks to RG3
As we grade the Redskins vs. the Rams, for the first time in a long time the Redskins' offense is the dependable unit.

Grading the defense: Issues everywhere vs. Rams
Our Tarik El-Bashir is tough in grading the Redskins defense, which couldn't cover the Rams' Danny Amendola on Sunday.

Grading the special teams: Blocked punts big issue
As we grade the special teams, we just can't get past the blocked punts.

Snap counts: Hankerson's workload way up
Our weekly look at the snap counts reveals that Leonard Hankerson's workload tripled from Week 1.

Redskins - Rams Film Review: DEFENSE - Washington Times
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins’ defense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams.