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Daily Slop: Haslett Takes The Heat; Fletcher Addressed Teammates this Week

A look at the top stories around the league about the Washington Redskins

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Need to Know: Haslett Takes the Heat | Real Redskins

Jim Haslett apparently wants to take the pressure off of his players. His responses to five of the questions asked him at his Thursday press conference somehow involved him saying that he's responsible for the problems the defense has been having or that he need to be the one to work harder to fix them.

Tackling issues catch Haslett by surprise | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Brandon Meriweather and Kedric Golston Limited in Practice | WP The Insider

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather again handled a limited workload in practice on Thursday while remaining under observation following the concussion that knocked him out of last Sunday's game.

Redskins Show Poor Cap Management This Offseason |

A look at how the Redskins overpaid their players and didn't properly assess market values, and the money they wasted this offseason.

Redskins 2014 Salary Cap Situation |

A breakdown of what each player is set to cost for 2014 to see how much the Redskins will have to spend in the offseason.

Game Preview:  Lions at Redskins | CSN Washington

Since the NFL expanded to 12 playoff teams in 1990, 115 teams have opened the season 0-3. Only three teams - a scant 2.6-percent - rallied to make the playoffs, and none have accomplished the feat since the Bills did it in 1998.

Of All the Redskins Defensive woes Failure Against Run Most Troubling | Washington Times

"The number one thing that bothers me is we haven't done a very good job in the run game," Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said during a press conference on Thursday.

Redskins Defense Needs to Make More Adjustments |

A look at the key difference between last year and this year for the Redskins defense and what small adjustments they can make to right the ship.

October Trial Date Set for Sean Taylor's Murderers | HTTR4Life

Fletcher Addressed Teammates this Week | WP The Insider

Linebacker London Fletcher addressed his Washington Redskins teammates this week in an early-season bid to keep the team's downward spiral from continuing.

Lessons Learned: David Amerson | ESPN NFC East Blog

The lessons Josh Wilson learned throughout his career let you know one thing: It takes time to learn how to play corner in the NFL. And it's often because of the so-called little things.

Inside the Game: Redskins third-down Woes | ESPN NFC East Blog

The Redskins have many issues, but third downs tops the list for the offense. They've converted just 23.8 percent of third downs, stalling drives and forcing a beleaguered defense back onto the field.

Top 10 Post Season Match-ups We'd Love to See |

See what dream Redskins Match-up made the list (even though it currently looks like a long-shot).

Davis Surprised by Lack of Playing Time | CSN Washington

Ryan Kerrigan’s Modell’s commercial is hilarious

NFC East’s woes give Redskins hope
"We want to win," Orakpo said. "I wouldn’t say must-win because the division, everybody lost last week. It was kind of a wash. That was the only gratifying thing to find out. Even though we [stunk] last Sunday, that everybody else lost — it kind of made us feel a little better."

Fletcher addressed teammates this week
Linebacker London Fletcher addressed his Washington Redskins teammates this week in an early-season bid to keep the team’s downward spiral from continuing.

Keenan Robinson expected to have fully recovered by mid-December

Redskins two yards shy of record for yards allowed in two weeks of the season
The 1,023 yards that the Washington Redskins‘ defense has allowed through two weeks stand just two yards shy of the NFL record for yards given up through two games. The Atlanta Falcons in 1967 surrendered 1,025 yards in their first two games of the season, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Fletcher: ‘It’s as close to being a must-win as you can get’
"It’s an important game," Fletcher said Wednesday. "It’s a game where it’s as close to being a must-win as you can get, just because of the situation we’re in. We’re 0-2. The sense of urgency has to be there just because of what our situation is. That’s the reality."

Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins - NFL Videos
NFL Films previews the Week 3 matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins.

Art Briles: Took RGIII 4 to 5 games to be back to normal -
Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins have struggled so far this season, but RGIII's college coach sees similarities between how the Redskins and Baylor handled a rehabbing RGIII.

Inside the game: Washington Redskins' third-down woes - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- They’ll take the finish and try to build momentum. As the Washington Redskins move forward, that’s about the only route th

Extra Practice Paying Off For Jordan Reed | Redskins Journal

Run Defense Could Face Simpler Test | Redskins Journal

Preseason for RGIII a Moot Point | Real Redskins

Joe Gibbs has Confidence in Mike Shanahan and RG3 | WP The Insider

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs predicts that Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III will get the team turned around and that with a couple wins, Washington will be right back in the thick of things and could have another strong season.

Joe Gibbs: More NFL Teams Will Adopt ‘Read-Option’ Offense " CBS DC
Living legend Joe Gibbs, the subject of Thursday's annual James Brown and Mike Wilbon celebrity roast, thinks NFL defenses will continue to improve against the read-option, but ultimately, more teams will adopt the offensive scheme themselves.

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