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Daily Slop: Meriweather's Injury Leaves Redskins in Bind; RG3 not Bothered by low Expectations


Washington Redskins Key's to the Game | Fanspeak
It's Robert Griffin's first regular season start, and it occurs on the road in a very tough stadium to play in. The Washington Redskins would be wise to keep their offense simple to help Griffin transition to the NFL game. They should utilize a lot of quick screens and slants when he's asked to stand in the pocket.

Redskins email report: Ways to slow the Saints’ O |
"Whichever linebacker drops, either on Darren Sproles or Jimmy Graham, that’s where they’ll go. He won’t give the blitzes a chance to get there because the ball is coming out quick."

Drew Brees: Only a matter of time before Robert Griffin III takes NFL by storm
"It was exciting to watch last year, his Heisman run, and what he was able to do at Baylor. I would kind of compare it to a little bit of his situation maybe of when I was coming out of high school, going to college at Purdue. Baylor wasn’t a place that was the strongest in the Big 12 when he got there, just like Purdue wasn’t one of the strongest places in the Big 10 at the time." Both quarterbacks turned their programs around. "You root for those guys," Brees continued. "It’s been exciting to watch him from afar and what he’s been able to accomplish."

The Redskins Blog | Thursday’s Redskins Practice Video
Only three days remain before the Washington Redskins open up their 2012 campaign on the road against the New Orleans Saints and their high-octane offense. The Redskins practiced outdoors for a second consecutive day Thursday at Redskins Park. And, for a second straight day, things were muggy in Ashburn, Va.

Redskins: Shanahan Talks Injuries, RGIII Talks Saints " CBS DC
The Redskins continue to prepare for opening day Sunday, but will be without Brandon Meriweather who is sidelined two-to-four weeks with a sprained MCL/PCL.

Washington Redskins Super Fan Profile | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Introducing Washington Redskins Super Fan "Uncle Skins"! The Redskins have had a lot of great "Super Fans" over the years….The Chief, The Hogs, and now Uncle Skins! So meet him here…

HomerMcFanboy " darrel young sings ‘call me maybe’

HomerMcFanboy " SMU is washington’s newest pipeline
Southern Methodist University is not considered a football powerhouse. In fact, when most sports fans think of SMU, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the "death penalty" sentence the NCAA handed down that resulted in the canceling of the 1987 season. Well, clearly the Washington Redskins have a different opinion of the Mustangs these days — as evident by the three SMu players currently on the 53-man roster.

Elfin: Redskins Rolling The Dice With Running Back Corps " CBS DC
It's not uncommon for Mike Shanahan to carry a collection of young ball-carriers on a team and go with the hot hand, but if the Redskins find out they don't have a number one running back on this offense after cutting Tim Hightower, it could be catastrophic to RGIII's passing game.

Josh LeRibeus is cleaning up his vocabulary - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
After the Redskins drafted Josh LeRibeus, it became clear rather quickly that he wasn’t used to doing live interviews. The rookie offensive lineman’s propensity for cursing caused a few slip-ups and led to what is one of the funniest radio interviews I’ve heard.

The Redskins Blog | Cundiff Ready For Superdome Challenge
"I was down there in 2006 and can remember playing there," Cundiff said today before practice. "It’s a very loud place, especially since they’ve got a good team."

The Redskins Blog | Redskins Pump Up Volume For Saints
In order to prepare for the noise, the Redskins coaching staff has had the team practice in the team’s indoor training facility this week and has been pumping crowd noise and music described at a "deafeningly-loud" level by at least one team member. "It’s loud," rookie guard Josh LeRibeus summarized Wednesday before practice. "It’s something else."

Redskins notes: RG3 not bothered by low expectations |
"It doesn’t bother me at all really," Griffin said. "If anything, it can continue to try to knock you down and it’s just about you not listening to that. I always think you never want what bad things people say about you to motivate you, but it can give you a little extra juice in your tank.

Kory Lichtensteiger is healthy enough to play Sunday, Shanahan says
Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger made it through a full practice Thursday and, barring a setback, appears capable of playing in the Washington Redskins’ season opener Sunday

Saints defensive player to watch: DT Sedrick Ellis
How he beats you: Without middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma, suspended for his role in Bountygate, more pressure falls on the defensive line to stop the run and pressure the quarterback.

DeJon Gomes gets first-team work as Redskins scramble for backup plan at strong safety
"You’re obviously disappointed when you lose two safeties or two guys you thought could start," Shanahan said. "Of course, you are obviously disappointed with Tanard Jackson and Brandon, but that’s why we have depth. We feel like we had six safeties that could play. We felt like we had some depth there, and we went out and got an extra corner because we needed some depth at the corner position. You never know when those things happen, but when they do, obviously you adjust."

Griffin III: I Find Confidence In Our Preparation
"I can’t go in there and stumble on my words or be too excited in the huddle with those guys. I try to make sure I keep an even keel. I do get excited when we do good things because that’s what the guys need to see."

Redskins Legacy: Kilmer Was Once A Saint
He threw for nearly 7,500 yards wearing the black and gold, once tossing six touchdown passes – one short of the NFL record – in a 51-42 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969. Ironically, Cardinals quarterback Charley Johnson also threw six scoring passes in that game.

Brandon Meriweather's injury leaves Redskins in bind -
The Washington Redskins' plan at safety didn't look good even before starter Brandon Meriweather went down with an injury. Now the team could be in big trouble.

Orakpo, Lichtensteiger look good to go for Saints - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins’ coaching staff said it expects linebacker Brian Orakpo and left guard Kory Lichtensteiger to suit up for Sunday’s regular season opener in New Orleans. Orakpo has not played since August 8, when aggravated the surgically repaired pectoral muscle near his left shoulder while making a tackle against the Bears. "He’s been practicing well," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said on Thursday afternoon. "He had that one scare in the Chicago game, but I expect him to be ready to...

20 questions in 20 days: #3 How many wins is enough? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
By Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir 20 questions in 20 days As we count down to the first game of the Redskins’ season, Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler are going to be looking at some of the big questions facing the team and attempting to look into their crystal balls and answer them. Question #3: How many wins is enough? The background: It is well known that Mike Shanahan has a worse record after two seasons than Jim Zorn...

HTTR24-7-Skins Podcasts & Blog " Podcast 17: W/Special Guest Renaldo Wynn and Christie Lopez

DALY: Finally, we can focus on the field - Washington Times
If we’re lucky, this will be the last of it — for a while, anyway. A year ago, the NFL was fighting with the players over money. This year it’s fighting with game officials over money. All this off-field contentiousness is getting a little tiresome, if you ask me. How about channeling some of that aggression into football, where it belongs? Or does the NFL Network count on it for programming?

Ryan Kerrigan gauging clash with Jimmy Graham - Washington Times
Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan can look back and learn from his long afternoon last December against massive New England tight end Rob Gronkowski as he prepares to play another giant, New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham, on Sunday.

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