Redskins’ Pierre Garcon is RGIII’s Difference-Maker " CBS DC
While RGIII was able to change the fate of the Redskins last season, for the quarterback himself, the real difference-maker was wide receiver Pierre Garcon. The team was a stunning 9-2 with Garcon on the field, and they look to be heading back in that direction.
Need to Know: Big Year 3 for Hankerson, Robinson - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins drafted three wide receivers in 2011. One of them, fifth-round pick Niles Paul, has been converted to tight end. This could be the year we find out what the Redskins get out of the other two. Mike Shanahan didn’t come out and say that this is a make or...
Taking an early look at who is lining up among the returners in camp and how that battle should breakout.
Don't look for the Redskins to get outside help in front seven - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
REDSKINS--With the Redskins having suffered a few blows to their defensive front seven via injuries and suspension, some are wondering if they will look for help via a trade or on the free agent market. That seems to be unlikely. The left defensive end spot has received a double dose of bad news. Adam Carriker, who started there all of 2011, had a third surgery on his injured quad on Thursday and his availability this season is very much in...
Redskins seek consistency from Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson
"Everybody knows what type of speed Aldrick has. Can he make the big play?" Shanahan said. "I think everybody has seen that, but for him to really step up his game he’s got to be consistent with the underneath routes as much as the deep routes. Hankerson, the same thing. He’s got to be more consistent not only blocking but catching the short route, the deep route.
Cornerback Josh Wilson nearing 100 percent, expanding duties
"I’m able to do a little bit more every day, and I feel like I’m right on track to come out here and do what I need to do," said Wilson, who wore pads on Saturday, but was held out of seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 action.
Redskins training camp observations - Sat., July 27 - Washington Times
It’s clear second-round rookie cornerback David Amerson has the physical tools to be a good cornerback. He’s long, tall and he can turn and run. Mistakes like he made against receiver Aldrick Robinson should only help his learning process this summer.
Redskins could start a rookie at safety - NFC East Blog - ESPN
RICHMOND, Va. -- When sixth-round draft pick Bacarri Rambo first looked at the Washington Redskins' defensive playbook this spring, he was surprised h
Brian Orakpo, back from injury, hopes to restore Redskins’ pass rush - The Washington Post
Linebacker Brian Orakpo’s return should pay immediate dividends in getting to the opposing quarterback.
Redskins have realistic Super Bowl expectations after playoff run - Washington Times
The start of training camp is a time to consider the big picture, to set goals and map the path to them. Every team talks about the Super Bowl this time of year, but for the Redskins, it finally is not an abstract concept.
Concussion Study Makes Case for Reducing Contact Drills for Youth Players - NYTimes.com
Youth players who took part in a limited number of contact drills in practice were no more likely to absorb head hits during games, a study showed.
After an offseason of searching, NFL coaches may finally know how to defend the read-option - Grantland
Pro coaches can spend as much time as they'd like searching for a magic read-option cure-all on college campuses. They aren't going to find one. College defensive coordinators are as likely to complain about the difficulty of defending the multifaceted offenses so prevalent in college football as they are to claim they have all the answers. And a quick perusal of any Saturday afternoon games — or a statistics page — shows that the read-option is hardly being stamped out in the college ranks. The read-option poses real problems, problems that demand more than one solution.