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Daily Slop: Jay Gruden Prefers to Delegate to Assistant Coaches; A number of Redskins veterans Could Have to Fend off Rookies

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Jay Gruden prefers to delegate to assistant coaches
"I’ve always tried to delegate," Gruden said. "Even when I was a coordinator, I tried to let the line coach the line and the running backs coach and the receivers coach, and I try to delegate responsibilities of certain areas of the game and that’s no different here. "Coach Haslett’s going to have a major responsibility on defense, obviously," Gruden continued and then added with a laugh. "Coach Kotwica, I’m never going to overstep my boundaries with Coach Kotwica. Hell, he intimates me, I’m going to leave him alone. And of course our line coach [Chris Foerster] does a great job; Sean does a great job. That’s the whole thing: You’ve got to have faith in the people around you, and I do. I feel like I’ve hired a great staff. Scouting staff, everybody up here, we have a good foundation right here and moving forward I feel confident about everybody’s ability to coach and to play."

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Griffin, Redskins need to improve red zone performance | Comcast SportsNet Washington
In 2012, Griffin was one of the best quarterbacks in the league on plays inside the opponent’s 20 yard line. He completed 24 of 39 passes with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. His red zone passer rating of 105.4 was fifth best among NFL quarterbacks. Last year it was a different story. He was 29 of 58 with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. Griffin’s red zone passer rating plummeted to 83.7, 21st among qualifying quarterbacks. And while how much Griffin should run is very much up for debate, he was very effective running in the red zone as a rookie. He rushed 23 times for 82 yards and seven touchdowns. Last year he gained 31 yards on 11 red zone attempts and didn’t score a rushing touchdown.

Need to Know: Redskins’ 5 biggest one-year improvements | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 23, four days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Some are saying that the Redskins have a shot at winning the NFC East title in 2014. If they are going to do that, they likely will have to win nine or more games.

Lache Seastrunk talks about RG3 and competing at running back | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Redskins get top pick under contract, one left | ProFootballTalk
The Redskins had to wait longer than most teams to actually draft someone this year, but they're wasting no time signing them. The team announced they had signed their top pick, outside linebacker Trent Murphy, to his four-year rookie contract.

Washington Redskins offseason wrap-up - ESPN
With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror and training camp just a couple months away, we assess the Washington Redskins’ offseason

LOVERRO: Fight against NFL's pill-pushing culture has been waged before - Washington Times
A group of NFL players field a lawsuit Tuesday charging that NFL team doctors and trainers gave out narcotics and painkillers like "candy at Halloween" during their playing careers, leading to addiction and serious long-term health problems. This is the path that Walt Sweeney walked down nearly 20 years ago. It didn't end well for him.

Former NFL players allege league illegally provided drugs to mask major injuries | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
"The NFL knew of the debilitating effects of these drugs on all of its players and callously ignored the players' long-term health in its obsession to return them to play," Steven Silverman, attorney for the players, told The Associated Press. His Baltimore firm, Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White, also represents former National Hockey League players in a concussion-related lawsuit.

Jerry Jones keeps hoping for playoff expansion to help his mediocre Cowboys | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Jerry Jones joked on Monday about voting for playoff expansion because it might help his Dallas Cowboys get in the playoffs. Har har. A bit awkward, but whatever. Then he repeated the same thing on Tuesday and it's harder to … Continue reading →

Report: Arrest warrant issued for Broncos safety T.J. Ward | ProFootballTalk
Just two months after he signed with the Broncos, safety T.J. Ward has been involved in an incident that has him wanted by Denver police. CBS 4 in Denver reports that an arrest warrant was issued for Ward on Thursday in connection with an incident that took place on May 9.

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