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Daily Slop: Redskins are Never out of it With RG3 at the Helm; Trent Williams to Undergo MRI Exam on Injured Knee


RG3 Report: Bengals 38, Redskins 31 | WaExaminer
It’s fun to watch this offense with Robert Griffin III (221 yards passing, 85 rushing) in control. It really is. But the thing that concerns me is that they have trouble when trying to simply drop back and throw.

Rick Snider: Redskins can't defend this kind of play | WaExaminer
"I thought the defense would be the strength of our team," coach Mike Shanahan said. "In order to win, especially with a young quarterback, you have to have a great defense and a great running game."

Bengals 38, Redskins 31: Ten Observations |
I did like how Kyle Shanahan and the offense adjusted in the second half. The Bengals wisely had their ends attack Robert Griffin III. After the first game my belief was to have an end or whoever’s rushing go right at Griffin and let the other 10 defenders worry about Alfred Morris. But take out the playmaker, the guy who can hurt you a lot quicker. It’s not like they completely slowed him – Griffin had 221 yards passing and 85 more rushing.

Redskins Postgame Locker Room: Shanahan Talks Giving Up Big Plays " CBS DC
"Even if they have to cart me off the field, I’m going to get off that cart and walk away," Griffin said.

Were there any good things to come out of Redskins’ loss to Bengals?
Overreaction: RGIII is getting hit too often Nobody wants their quarterback getting pummeled, but RGIII bounces right back up, and offers some postgame bluster, warning future defenders that hits are never going to bother him. As long as the offense has to carry the defense and special teams, the Redskins are willing to risk it to pull out all the stops.

Trent Williams to undergo MRI exam on injured right knee
"No one plays this game injury-free," Williams said. "It’s part of the game. You take the good with the bad." Asked whether he’s fearful the injury is serious, Williams replied simply: "No."

Quick Thoughts on the Washington Redskins Game: | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Was this the best officiated game of all time? No of course not, but it wasn't close to the worst either. Their were blown calls from either side, which pretty much evened things out.

Kyle Shanahan running down the tunnel after the officials - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins offensive coordinator had something he wanted to say to the officials after Sunday’s game. So he ran after them.

Several fans at Bengals-Redskins game injured when escalator malfunctions
A number of fans at Sunday’s home opener for the Washington Redskins were injured when an escalator at FedEx Field malfunctioned shortly before the end of the game, the Prince George’s Country Fire Department confirmed in a statement.

Redskins get production out of Rob Jackson, Chris Wilson
"It was great," Jackson said. "My first touchdown, it felt good. I’ll keep the ball. I’ll put it up somewhere. …It happened pretty quick. I just reacted."

Need to Know: Defenseless - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
But the issues go further back than that. Going back to 2010 when Mike Shanahan and Jim Haslett came in as head coach and defensive coordinator, respectively, the Redskins have had 30 or more scored on them 14 times.

Is RG3 taking to many hits?

Redskins watch Bengals run away with a win
The Bengals scored on touchdown passes of 73, 59, and 48 as the Redskins secondary was exploited for the third straight week.

DALY: Redskins are never out of it with RG3 at the helm - Washington Times

"They weren’t even playing the running back," Alfred Morris said of the visitors’ tactics. "They were just attacking him deliberately. I didn’t like that too much."

RG3 can't do it alone, but may have to - NFC East Blog - ESPN

The question, though, that I asked Shanahan as he walked back to his office was whether he fears he might be asking too much of the young man. The size to which his eyes grew provided the answer. "There's only five guys," Shanahan said, talking about quarterbacks in the past decade who've posted winning records in their first NFL seasons. "And four of them, their teams finished in the top 10 in defense and three of them finished in the top five in rushing."

Was Josh Wilson down on his fumble recovery? - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post

The play was little mentioned during the CBS broadcast, but it sure looked like Josh Wilson deserved a touchdown for his fumble recovery.

Bill Belichick's contact with ref caps another weekend of replacement controversies - Peter King -

On a day to pay tribute to the late Steve Sabol, which I'll do for a good chunk of this column, it's maddening and saddening to have to discuss the officiating disaster so prominently. Again.