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Daily Slop: Redskins Defense Wants to win one for Morris; Mike Shanahan Must be Carefully Creative

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Redskins injury report: Williams remains sidelined |
Redskins left tackle Trent Williams did not practice for a second straight day and was still walking with a slight limp. He’ll likely need to show major improvement over the next few days to play at Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Redskins Notes: Jim Haslett Talks Secondary, Team Welcomes Back Refs " CBS DC
"We knew the receiver could throw," Haslett said. "We just didn’t know he could throw 50 yards on a rope." Haslett also added that they didn’t practice preparing for the Wildcat during the week.

HomerMcFanboy " just how bad is the redskins defense?
That works out to 977 passing yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions or to put it another way, here’s what an average day against the Redskins defense works out to:

The Redskins Blog | Redskins’ Offense ‘Quietly Dangerous’
Through the first three games of the 2012 NFL season, your Washington Redskins have the No. 1-scoring offense in the entire league. Credit certainly goes to the coaching staff for finding ways to utilize the offensive players’ talents — starting with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III — and for putting points on the scoreboard.

Bowen: We Need To Force Bucs To Throw
"You always want to make a team one dimensional and try to force them into third and long situations and make them make some mistakes, Bowen said. "I think if we don’t do that, it’s going to be a long game."

Redskins Legacy: Remembering Sean Taylor
"You look at Ronnie Lott and his vicious hitting ability, I don’t think he had the ball skills Sean had," Smoot said. "You look at Rod Woodson, who was a cornerback first and went to safety, he had the ball skills, but I don’t think he hit like Sean. It’s the fact of people seeing the transformation happening. He was going to be the best that ever played the game."

Redskins Music: "I Do" (by Black Boo of Mambo Sauce) Week 4
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 "I Do"

Mike Shanahan must be carefully creative - NFC East Blog - ESPN
points (99) through three weeks than any team in the league, and all of that is, yes, very exciting. But it's important for Shanahan not to get carried away with the excitement and expose Griffin to too much unnecessary risk.

Need to Know: Kerrigan has stepped up - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

With Brian Orakpo out for the season, Ryan Kerrigan has had the burden of being the Redskins’ top pass rusher. Since Orakpo got hurt early in the second game, Kerrigan has now played more snaps without Orakpo on the other side than with him and Kerrigan is doing just fine, thank you.

Skins defense wants to win one for Morris

Last season the Bucs fired Raheem Morris, who now serves as the Redskins defensive backs coach. Players would like to help him get back at his old team.

Redskins happy to have the 'real refs' back

Most of the Redskins are excited that the referee's union lockout is over but they aren't going to cut the regulars any slack.

Injury outlook: Don't count on Trent

Rich Tandler gives his early best guess on which injured players might play this weekend and which ones might sit.

Same old story with big plays - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

The Redskins’ biggest problem against the Bengals, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Thursday, was the same one that cost them a week earlier against the Bengals: Big plays. The one difference last Sunday, though, was that all of the big plays were the result of poor execution by the secondary. Haslett also mentioned injuries – safety Brandon Meriweather has yet to suit up because of a knee injury and cornerback

Woes of Redskins’ secondary are glaring in first three weeks - Washington Times

Mike Shanahan drafted Robert Griffin III in April with the intention of plugging him into a proven formula for success with a rookie quarterback. Through three weeks, a strong defense, specifically the secondary, has not matched Griffin's contribution to the formula.

Redskins relieved real NFL officials are back - Washington Times

No matter what your record is, one subject Wednesday around the NFL caused plenty of smiles: the return of the regular officials after three regular-season weeks using replacements.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Spotlight: Gerald McCoy - Sporting Paragon

One guy that the Washington Redskins must keep an eye on this Sunday against the Buccaneers is Gerald McCoy. McCoy was selected #3 overall by the Bucs in the 2010 NFL Draft (one spot ahead of Trent Williams) and has had a relatively quiet start to his career. He suffered from nagging injuries in his first two years which took a toll on his production over that span. As a result, he has started to develop the label of being a "bust."

HTTR24-7- " Film Sessions: Cover 0 Breakdowns VS The Bengals

Today I came across these quotes via dcsportsbog from Jay Gruden "We had a pretty good indication that they were gonna be in Cover-0 when we went wildcat with whoever we had back there other than a quarterback, whether it’s a running back or wide receiver". Gruden also said he put the play in solely for this game "Because Coach Haslett, I was just watching their wildcat reel. And every wildcat snap they had, they played Cover-0. And I’ve been waiting for it."

Washington Redskins Keys to the Game | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

As the Washington Redskins found out last week, their star quarterback can't make plays if he's on the ground or forced to throw before he wants too. The Redskins have to do a better job of keeping Griffin protected this week and can accomplish it in three ways. One, they need to establish the run early, using some designed runs (particularly draw plays) that will hopefully help keep the defense honest.

Real refs enjoy extended honeymoon phase in Browns-Ravens game | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

You knew that NFL fans would be happy to see the real NFL officials back on the field after three weeks of replacement ref-induced silliness, but the response given to referee Gene Steratore and his seven-man crew as they entered Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium for Thursday night's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns was exceptional, to say the least.