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Daily Slop: RGIII Wants to Think Less, Use Instincts; Ryan Kerrigan Putting The NFL On Notice

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Need to Know: Redskins special teams still adjusting | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 17, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park As one might expect, special teams were a big topic of discussion on Wednesday at Redskins Park.

Redskins Special Teams are Anything but "Special" |

A look at just how bad the Redskins special teams units have been this year, and how it is costing them.

Amerson takes limited practice after Sunday concussion | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"He had no side effects so hopefully he'll be OK tomorrow," said Mike Shanahan after practice.

Redskins' Nelson 'thankful' for opportunity | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"First of all, I felt bad for Nick because of what happened. He’s going to come out of that surgery fine," Nelson said Sundberg, who was scheduled to have knee surgery Wednesday. "He kind of put my name out there and I’m thankful for that."

NFC East: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly |

In recent years the NFC East has been nicknamed "The NFC beast" and "The SEC of the NFL" and coming into the 2013 season expectations were high for this explosive division loaded with talent. Through six weeks of football the division is a combined 7- 16, with the Eagles (3-3) and Cowboys (3-3) looking like the only formidable teams. The NFC East has seen its fair share of ugly, and certainly lots of bad, but it has also seen a little bit of the good that made this division a dominant force.

RGIII Wants to Think Less, Use Instincts " CBS DC
Robert Griffin III has his legs back. Now it's a matter of wondering what's happening with his arm.

Bryan Kehl: Redskins Lack ‘Want to’ on Special Teams " CBS DC
"I’m not going to throw anybody under the bus, but I mean the results speak for themselves," Kehl said. "If you had eleven guys with their hair on fire, I’ll tell you right now, that returner, you know what I’m saying, eleven guys covering a kick with their hair on fire, you know – ‘I’ve got to get to the ball, I’m gonna make this tackle, I’m gonna get there before the next guy gets there’ – if you have eleven guys like that, I’ll tell you right now, you’re not gonna have a kick return for a touchdown. You’re not gonna have a kick returned inside the ten."

Barry Cofield: Why Redskins Defense Played Better Recently | 4th & Pain
Washington Redskins Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll are joined by Barry Cofield on 4th & Pain. The group talks about the defensive improvements, the Chicago Bears, Carriker's absence and of course, pro wrestling.

ALL-22: Breaking Down Alfred Morris VS The Dallas Cowboys
Twitter and the message boards have been buzzing about: Whats wrong with Alfred Morris? Well we have plenty of time to talk about it but let’s take an All-22 look at Alfred Morris in the run game vs the Dallas Cowboys.

Shanahan: 'You can't look down the road' | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Darrel Young is embarrassed
"That’s embarrassing as a player to have Coach Shanahan say that," Darrel Young told Scott Jackson later that day. "One guy basically making up a special-teams unit, that’s embarrassing to the guys that go out there and play."

What’s the value of winning the NFC East in 2013?

Barry Cofield: These Redskins are better than previous years’ teams
Cofield said that this team, despite its poor record, still is better than that 2010 team. "I just think this team is a world away from when I first got here," Cofield said. "Even though the record may not show, or we might’ve started off better when I first got here. It’s just a way more talented team. A better focused team and a team that’s way more equipped to win, so I can’t make that comparison at all."

Niles Paul says coaching change a factor in Redskins’ special teams issues [UPDATED]

The Outsider: How DeAngelo Hall shut down Dez Bryant, what he faces against the Bears

RG3 ready to keep running against Bears after breakout rushing effort - Washington Times
"He’s got to be himself. Robert is Robert," Washington coach Mike Shanahan said. "We don’t ask quarterbacks to do anything in particular. We have a game plan going in. Whatever that game plan may be, we are hoping they execute it."

HARRIS: By raising Redskins' standards, Mike Shanahan has earned a measure of patience - Washington Times
Oddly, the angst over the Redskins' current situation provides one small supporting argument for why the team should stick with Shanahan. For most of the seasons between the end of the first Joe Gibbs regime and Shanahan's arrival, something like 1-4 would be the norm.

Washington Redskins confident in roster, turnaround - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- They still believe in what they have, even as their record suggests they might be wrong. At 1-4, the Washington Redskins refuse to bel

Let's Start Discussing Shanahan's Future |

NFL Nation Buzz: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN team reporter John Keim on the Washington Redskins’ hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 7.

Official Review: Blocked into the ball? - NFL Videos
Dean Blandino, the NFL's VP of officiating, explains why NFL referees made the calls they did in a pair of controversial rulings from Week 6.

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher breaks down team's season - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher describes the team's slow start to the season, and even chimes in on Peyton Manning's visit to his former team, the Indianapolis Colts.

Robert Griffin III still can reignite Washington Redskins' offense -
Think Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins are done for? Think again. Bucky Brooks checked the tape and found three reasons to expect improvement from the QB and his offense.

Ryan Kerrigan Putting The NFL On Notice
Since coming to Washington, D.C. out of Purdue in 2011, Ryan Kerrigan leads all Redskins with 21 sacks and eight forced fumbles, wreaking havoc in opposing backfields by any means necessary.

NFL Games Could Be Moving to the Internet -
Could you one day be streaming Thursday night NFL games?

NFL Report Card After 6 Weeks |