The NFL's trade deadline passed Tuesday afternoon without the Washington Redskins dealing tight end Fred Davis.
A look at 5 simple things the Redskins can do to help get the offense back on track for the remaining nine games of the season.
Pugh was released today, a move that has been expected since the NFL cut Brandon Meriweather's suspension from two games down to one. The Redskins signed Pugh to take Meriweather's roster spot and when the starting free safety was reinstated there was no room for Pugh.
Pierre Garcon had some harsh words to say about the Redskins' passing game. When asked about it after the loss to the Broncos, Garcon seemed to call out those involved in the passing game.
This is not a news flash: Robert Griffin III did not have a good game. It's also true that hanging the troubles all on him would be wrong. As coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, there were a number of issues. Griffin deserves credit for being able to take a hit and get back up. But games like this show that he still has to grow as a pocket passer, in terms of reading defenses quicker and knowing when to get off the primary target.
If you look at the defensive stats from the Broncos game last Sunday you don't see much of Brian Orakpo. Yes, he did bat down a pass and recover Peyton Manning's third-quarter fumble. But he had had no tackles or assists and no sacks.
Philip Rivers is having quite the career renaissance under new head coach Mike McCoy. Rivers is leading the league with an astounding completion percentage of 73.9. That's nearly 10 points higher than his career percentage of 64.3. If that percentage holds, or even if it drops two points, Rivers would break Drew Brees single season record of 71.2 percent completions.