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Daily Slop: Shanahan and Robert Griffin III Critical of Replacement Refs; Redskins WR Morgan Says he Received Death Threats


RGIII on Pace to Rush More Than Vick, Tebow and Newton " CBS DC
"We’re going to do what we think we need to do to win," Shanahan said. "Obviously we want to protect Robert as well. [How often he runs] depends on the games. It all depends on what defenses are doing."

HomerMcFanboy " redskins offense continues to shine
*Fun fact: If Griffin can connect on a touchdown of 50 yards or more against Cincinnati this weekend, he will join Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers as the only quarterbacks to do so in three consecutive games since ’94.

Redskins give contract extensions to coaches Jim Haslett, Danny Smith
"If I didn’t feel very good about Jim and I didn’t feel very good about Danny, I wouldn’t have extended them," Shanahan said after practice at Redskins Park. "I feel very good about those coaches. They’re excellent football coaches."

The Redskins Blog | Behind Enemy Lines: Bengals Edition
I think the offense has been slightly better than what we hoped, but the defense right now has been extremely disappointing. They’ve given up more passing yards through two games than they have at any other point in the 45-year history of the franchise; they’ve given up 71 points, which is the most they’ve given up since 2007; and the run defense, which struggled through last year, is once again a problem, which under a Mike Zimmer defense, we rarely see this."

Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III Critical of Replacement Refs " CBS DC
"We’re a very disciplined football team," Shanahan said. "There’s a number of those calls that shouldn’t have been called and there’s a number of those calls that should have been called. We’ll work on those things, but I guarantee at the end of the day we won’t have those penalties."

DeAngelo Hall says Redskins were going through the motions last week - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
"We had a pretty sluggish practice on Thursday," he said. "And that’s not the reason we lost, but that’s a component of why we lost. And so this week, we’ve got to go at it. We keep our pads on for probably one or two periods. Mike [Shanahan] does that to try to keep us fresh. But we’re supposed to bang.

The Redskins Blog | Alfred Morris Won’t Give Up His ‘Bentley’
Morris said he didn’t have a vehicle at all until his junior year at FAU, so he certainly didn’t turn his nose up at "Bentley" when he had the chance to get it. "I could’ve been like, ‘Ah, I don’t want this piece of crap,’" Morris said. "But I always wanted a car, and it was what I got."

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: How to Deal With Orakpo/Carriker Injuries | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Last Sunday the Redskins suffered a tough loss to the St. Louis Rams. The loss got worse on Monday when both Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker were determined to need surgeries that would end their 2012 season. The losses was tough but were the injuries tougher? If you had to have two positions lose players, would defensive line and linebacker be the most favorable so early in the season for a team lacking depth? Was the loss worse or the loss of the Carriker and Orakpo?

Redskins notes |
Corner Josh Wilson (concussion), receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) and safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) all were limited in practice. Wilson has been cleared to play after sitting out the final quarter in Sunday’s loss to St. Louis. Wilson said, "I’ll do what I can" when asked about playing Sunday.

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Add One To All-NFC East Team
One week after placing seven players (at eight positions) on NFC East Blogger Dan Graziano’s weekly All-NFC East Team, the Redskins have a new representative on the list. Center Will Montgomery is the newcomer on this week’s All-NFC East Team, which is not a week-by-week evaluation, but a reflection of an entire season’s body of work.

Redskins WR Morgan says he received death threats via Twitter |
Redskins receiver Joshua Morgan said he received death threats on Twitter after his costly 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in a 31-28 loss to St. Louis.

Lorenzo Alexander says blocked punts are ‘not a coaching issue’

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, the Washington Redskins’ special teams captain, said he spoke to other players on the club’s special teams units Monday about the two blocked punts that the Redskins have allowed in two games this season.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis agrees with Redskins’ handling of Robert Griffin III

"I felt like the rest of the football team realized where we were and that we really had to do a fine, fine job on defense: limit plays, limit explosive plays, limit the score and get the ball back as often as possible for the offense, and secondly, be able to run the football effectively to keep the pressure off of him," said Lewis, whose Bengals take on the Redskins at FedEx Field Sunday.

Robert Griffin III says Rams took some cheap shots at him Sunday

"They were definitely going after me," Griffin said. Griffin acknowledged that he has a small frame of reference, given that he has played only two NFL games. But he also said of the Rams, "They were doing a lot of dirty things…. The game was unprofessional."

Jenkins, Jackson Ready For Regular Action

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and veteran linebackers Rob Jackson or Chris Wilson will likely be thrust into starting roles the rest of the season as Carriker (quad-tendon tear) and Orakpo (torn pectoral muscle) recover from their injuries suffered in Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

Kerrigan: 'I definitely have got to raise my game'

With Brian Orakpo out for the season, Ryan Kerrigan now becomes the team's premiere pass rushing threat.

DALY: Injuries have Brian Orakpo on track for a short career - Washington Times

"Every single snap you’re punching, using your arm, using your biceps, your triceps, your shoulders, your chest. So once you get an injury like that, it’s kinda hard to get rid of. You just need a lot of time off to make sure it’s healed 100 percent."