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Saturday Slop: Getting Ready For the Titans

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web as they get prepared to face the Titans.

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Analyzing the Redskins Running game woes | ESPN Redskins Blog

In his first two seasons, Morris averaged 1.95 yards after contact, ranking sixth in the NFL during his first 32 games. Only one back, Adrian Peterson, gained more total yards after contact than Morris in 2012 and 2013 combined. This season, Morris is averaging 1.71 yards after contact, 21st in the NFL.

Redskins Mailbag Part 1 | ESPN Redskins Blog

Keim: No player currently on the street can help them now. Unsigned players are unsigned for a reason this late in the season. Yes, I know Champ Bailey is out there, and so do they. He was a great player and a favorite of mine to cover back in the day. But he was far from effective last season. But if Tracy Porter can't stay healthy, then sure, it's useless having him on the roster and maybe you find another player at another position who could perhaps help on special teams. If Porter ever gets healthy and plays, he'd be more help than a guy on the street. Problem is, he hasn't been healthy and is probably quite rusty.

Washington Redskins Mailbag Part 2 | ESPN Redskins Blog

John Keim: Against the Giants, they did not play soft. They played up much of the game, they just did not jam the receivers. Against Arizona, they played off for much of the game -- they're not going to win press coverage vs. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, who could burn them immediately. In other games it's been a definite mix. The real problem is that there hasn't been a particular coverage that has worked enough. But I agree that sometimes the cushion is definitely too much. Sometimes it's what they're asked and other times it's what they're comfortable doing. It depends on the receivers or the situation and what they're trying to do. Some corners are more comfortable playing off-man. If DeAngelo Hall were still available, my guess is they would have the cornerbacks up more. If it's third-and-13, you certainly don't want to be 10 yards off as Bashaud Breeland was, but it didn't help that he guessed wrong on the route. The issue is that overall the coverage must improve -- whether up or not. But you are not wrong at all in wondering why they sometimes give too much cushion.

Pros, Cons and X-Factors: Redskins vs Titans | CSN Washington

If I had to bet I'd say that Titans quarterback Jake Locker will sit out tomorrow's game with a thumb injury and Charlie Whitehurst will be under center. It shouldn't matter either way. Neither quarterback completes 60 percent of his passes, both have troubles with ball protection (combined five picks and four fumbles), and take too many sacks. It's not like Washington will automatically take advantage but no matter who plays for Tennessee, the Redskins will be facing the worst QB they have played against all season.

Need to Know: Bowen could return from injury | CSN Washington

DE Stephen Bowen talked like a player who could well be activated to play on Sunday. He said he did scout team reps on Wednesday and looked good there so they pulled him in to do regular defensive reps on Thursday. He has not played in 11 months after getting microfracture surgery on his right knee. The Redskins could activate him for the Titans game if they make the move to activate him from the PUP list by 4 p.m. today. When asked if he thought he was able to go Sunday he said he "absolutely" was and that he felt like he was 100 percent.

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