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Daily Slop: Allen Isn't Worried About Leadership Void Left by Fletcher’s Retirement; Has Brian Orakpo Proven Himself?

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Has Brian Orakpo proven himself? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Has Brian Orakpo proven himself? "I have to prove myself again, huh?" Orakpo said on Monday on the subject of the possibility of signing a long-term contract extension. "I don't have to prove myself to anybody. I'm already proven in this league. I don't have to prove anything to anybody.

Fletcher: To lead, RG3 needs to be 'a bad guy' sometimes | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I think the biggest concern will be him embracing that leadership role in terms of having to be the total team leader and sometimes having to be the a bad guy," Fletcher said via PFT.  "You know, it’s a different dynamic when you have to be the leader sometimes you have to say something to maybe upset or ruffle a few feathers and that’s one of the things he’s going to have to balance."

Allen isn’t worried about leadership void left by Fletcher’s retirement
"I’m not worried about that. It think London was a special case," Allen said Monday at the annual Brian Orakpo Leukemia Golf Classic. "Leaders develop as the season goes on, but it really flows from the head coach and his coaching staff that we’re looking to provide the leadership for our team."

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Redskins adding Jay Gruden associate to staff
The Redskins will make another addition to Jay Gruden’s staff, in the form of a long-time associate of the head coach’s, Bret Munsey, who will handle a number of responsibilities for Washington, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

RGIII: I was shut down, not benched, by Mike Shanahan -
Robert Griffin III was a healthy scratch in the Washington Redskins' final three games last season. But from RGIII's point of view, he wasn't benched by Mike Shanahan; the QB was sent into the offseason.

Best way to use Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III? - NFL Videos
Kurt Warner explains the challenges new Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden faces with tailoring his offense to meet the skill set of quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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Mike Shanahan is gone; time for RG3, Redskins to get busy livin' - Washington Times
We've heard subtlely and not so subtlely that Mike Shanahan held talent hostage. Now that he's gone, it seems everyone at Redskins Park is feeling like Andy Dufresne walking on a Mexican beach.

Potential 2015 top NFL pick Jameis Winston will be grilled by teams next year | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Well, just wait until next offseason, when we start to discuss Jameis Winston. Winston replaced Donald Sterling as the hot name on Twitter on Wednesday morning, after Tomahawk Nation reported he had been cited for stealing crab legs at a Publix supermarket.

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