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Daily Slop: London Fletcher’s Streak Will be his Legacy; What Really Went Wrong With RGIII?

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web

Kevin C. Cox


What Really Went Wrong With Robert Griffin III? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Last week, the Washington Redskins benched quarterback Robert Griffin III. We've heard all sorts of explanations: that Griffin had taken too many hits

Need to Know: Fletcher’s streak will be his legacy | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 19, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys.Nickel CoverageThree news conferences and two conference calls at Redskins Park on Wednesday makes for a perfect Nickel Coverage package.

5 Redskins that need to impress these final two weeks |

A look at 5 Redskins not named Kirk Cousins who need to finish strong to help lock down roles on the team for next year.

Who will take London Fletcher's place on the Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Kornheiser and Wilbon on Art Briles
"No, Briles can’t take this job," Wilbon said. "You can’t even offer it to him. This is a non-starter." "Every day, stories are leaked, some that favor the Griffins and some that favor the Shanahans," Kornheiser said. "It’s like if you stand outside, you’re gonna get wet if you’re a reporter. [But] this would be the worst possible hire." "Of course it would," Wilbon agreed.

INFOGRAPHIC: NFL's Next Stars in BCS Bowl Games |

A look at some of the top college prospects in the BCS Bowl Games this year.

Kirk Cousins tries to build off successes from first start, reduce mistakes
"They had plenty of film on me from last year and really from this year, too," Cousins said Wednesday at Redskins Park. "They know what we would want to do in this system with a guy like me. I don’t feel like we caught Atlanta off guard. I don’t feel like we’re gonna catch Dallas off guard. I think that it’s about executing. It’s about not beating yourself and controlling what we can control and doing it at a high level. And that’s what we’re working to do on Sunday."

London Fletcher advocates for Mike Shanahan’s return
"As I look at the current situation, I think Coach Shanahan is definitely the right guy," Fletcher said. "I think Mr. Snyder would be wise to let him see this thing through. Obviously there’s gonna have to be some changes made. … But I don’t think it needs to be with the head coach."

London Fletcher: "I Want to Thank the Fans and Beat the Cowboys. What Better way to end it?"
I just thought with this being the final home game, this being Dallas Cowboy week, an opportunity to go out with a bang, get the fans riled up, say thank you to them and beat the Cowboys. What better way to end it? What we put on display against Kansas City, that hurt me to my core. So with this, I want our fans to be riled up, I want it to be a special occasion, I want us to get that win. I want to leave with great memories.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed to see another concussion specialist Thursday - Washington Times
Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will see another independent neurologist on Thursday to assess his lingering concussion symptoms.

Washington Redskins UFAs face possible Fed Ex finale - ESPN
We know Sunday will be London Fletcher’s last home game. The Washington Redskins have 15 other players who could be appearing in their last home

The Redskins Blog | Comparison Of London Fletcher, Ray Lewis

The Redskins Blog | What was London Fletcher’s Best Game At FedExField?

Kirk Cousins playing for more than just Redskins down the stretch - Washington Times
While he insists the Redskins remain Robert Griffin III's team, now and in the future, Cousins has two more opportunities this season to prove to teams around the NFL that he isn't far away from a starting job. Even Mike Shanahan, his own coach, openly acknowledges that a strong finish from Cousins could net the organization a first-round pick in a trade.

HARRIS: As another coaching search looms, wondering why anyone would want the job - Washington Times
Whichever direction the Redskins eventually go, a couple of questions linger: How long will this regime last and why, besides the money, would anyone want to be a professional head coach these days? The constant pressure, headaches and growing scrutiny can't make for much fun even with a paycheck that looks like a lottery winner.

Mark Brunell Remembers Miracle Vs. Dallas
On Sept. 19, 2005, the Washington Redskins defied the odds in the waning minutes of Monday Night Football, pulling off a miracle comeback vs. Dallas Cowboys, led by QB Mark Brunell.

On the Clock: Mock Draft Simulator |

You be the GM for the Redskins, as you try out's new draft tool, where you can make the picks for the Redskins in the draft.