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David Amerson apologetic about absence | CSN Washington

"As unfortunate as the situation was, at the end of the day, I am responsible for being here on time, no matter what the circumstance is," Amerson said. "I definitely learned my lesson. Like I said, I have to take it upon myself to make sure that I'm at work."

Gruden: QB decision based on who is best right now | CSN Washington

"You have to think about all that but, you know, the fact of the matter is you have to look at what's more beneficial to you right now and who's the better player at this time and that's why we made the change," said Gruden. "Long term is the long term but there's also guys in this building we need to make decision on long term at the same position, Colt and Kirk also. All three of those guys, you know, we'd like to think we have to make decisions on as far as a long-term project is concerned."

Need to know: Can DeSean Jackson get back on a roll vs the Colts?

There is a person in the building at Redskins Park who is supposed to be concerned about the long term and that is team president/general manager Bruce Allen. It would have been very useful to have heard from him this week with all of the short- and long-term implications swirling about in the wake of the benching of Robert Griffin III, the face of the franchise and a player the team gave up four premium draft picks to obtain. But requests for him to meet with the press have fallen on deaf ears. I guess you can say he's been consistent; rarely has he met with the media during the season since he got the job in 2009.

Mailbag Part 1 | ESPN Redskins blog

John Keim: Good question because Alfred Morris' numbers have been much better with Robert Griffin III at quarterback than without him. But it's been hard to say that Griffin's presence had a strong impact these past three games -- against Minnesota, there were a couple runs where it did. But, other than that, the Redskins have used more three-receiver sets to run Morris. And he has done a better job breaking tackles and making defenders miss near the line, something that was not happening as frequently earlier this season. It's not as if defenses were concerned with Griffin's threat to run or even pass. But they are worried about DeSean Jackson beating them, which is why it's dangerous to always use eight in the box. I'm curious to see how this unfolds.

Jason Hatcher Optimistic about playing Sunday | ESPN Redskins Blog

Three Things I Learned: Indianapolis Colts | ESPN Redskins Blog

Teams that could be interested in RGIII | ESPN NFL Blog