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Daily Slop: Orakpo Ready To Play 'Possessed' In 2013; Are the Redskins Super Bowl Contenders?

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Are the Redskins Super Bowl contenders? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
They have almost all of their starters back and it looks like Robert Griffin III will be behind center when the season starts on Sept. 9. With a year together under their belts there is every reason to believe that they will be better this year.

Portis said he had ‘more than 10′ concussions
"The truth is I had a lot of concussions," he told Freeman, estimating that it was more than 10. "It was just the way things were at the time. I’d get hit hard and be woozy. I’d be dizzy. I’d take a play off and then go back in. Sometimes when I went back into the game, I still couldn’t see straight. This happened all the time. Sometimes once or twice a game."

The Difference Between The Wildcat and the Read-Option (Or, Why Perry Fewell Is Wrong)
Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell says that defending the read option is like defend the Wildcat. He's wrong.

History shows Morris could improve in year 2 | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Bubble Screens Essential To Redskins Running Game | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Breaking down how the Redskins use their screen passes to help manipulate a defense and create more running room for Alfred Morris.

Static analysis of RG3 - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
According to the NFL Top 100 vote by the players, Robert Griffin III is the fifth-best quarterback in the NFL. He was No. 15 on the overall list and Drew Brees came in 11th. That leaves Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning somewhere in the top 10. Manning, Brady, and Brees are all on the closer to the age of 40 than 30 and the inevitable decline faces them at some point in the next few years. That should...

Need to Know: How much pressure for the Redskins? - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
My friend Joe Fortenbaugh had a piece in the National Football Post called "The pressure index". It’s fairly straightforward, a look at the 12 teams that are under the most pressure to succeed in 2013. The Redskins were not on his list. That was mildly surprising. I think that the division title last year has raised expectations...

Need to Know: Stopping tight ends key to improving pass defense - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 29, 26 days before the Redskins start training camp. Tight ends killed the Redskins in ‘12 If the Redskins are going to improve their pass defense they will need to do a better job against opposing tight ends. According to Football Outsiders, the Redskins were pretty much in the middle of the pack when it came to defending wide receivers. Their DVOA metric had them ranked 16th against number...

Orakpo Ready To Play 'Possessed' In 2013
Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo said he has plans to return with a vengeance this season, winning Comeback Player, Defensive Player and maybe Deacon Jones sack leader of the year.

Eight in the Box: Can’t-lose players - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Washington Redskins: NT Barry Cofield The popular Redskins answer when I put this question on Twitter on Thursday was left tackle Trent Williams. And while I agree that Williams is an outstanding player whose absence would hurt the offense and Robert Griffin III, I also think Griffin's running ability at quarterback helps the Redskins combat whatever issues the offensive line may have.

Random notes around the NFC East: Dez’s "maturity," Donovan’s Twitter account, Redskins TE woes, and the Giants’ interest in Vonta Leach – Blogging the bEast

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