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Daily Slop: Redskins Offensive Line is Young, and Plays With Power, Hall Embraces Safety Role

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For Redskins' young linemen, ‘it's all about the tool box' | Washington Post

The Redskins' offensive line has played with consistency despite inexperience and injury. The young linemen say position coach Bill Callahan prepared them for every scenario.

The Redskins shouldn't just sign Kirk Cousins to contract extension, but do so right away - Washington - Scout
According to a source, McCloughan promised McCartney at the Scouting Combine last February that despite the public announcement of Robert Griffin III as the starter, Cousins was very much alive to win the starting quarterback spot.

Redskins readying for important late-season stretch - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins XTRA
ASHBURN - A week after feisty, physical practices led to a blowout victory, the Washington Redskins were at it again on Wednesday, running an uptempo practice broken up by "a couple little skirmishes," in the words of coach Jay Gruden.

NFL Draft: The Redskins top needs heading into 2016 - Washington - Scout
What are the top roster building priorities for next season? Ben Standig examines.

Film review: Why the Redskins should keep the door open with their screen game - Washington - Scout
Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner takes a look at the Redskins screen game and how it should be used going forward.

DeAngelo Hall Embarking On Possible Safety Role
Last Sunday may have been the start of a new chapter in DeAngelo Hall's NFL book, as the three-time Pro Bowler played at safety, where he could see more action at as the year moves on.

NFL set to defend $1 billion concussion settlement amid appeals - Washington Times
The NFL will ask a U.S. appeals court to uphold a potential $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players.

Kirk Cousins finding consistency to be the greatest asset in his recent success - Washington Times
Cousins' role seemed uncertain before the season, when he was penciled in as the backup to Robert Griffin III, but after nine starts and a pair of conference honors, his future increasingly seems to be with the Redskins.

Tough anniversary: Joe Theismann's career-ending injury, 30 years ago - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann suffered his career-ending injury on a sack by the Giants' Lawrence Taylor 30 years ago.

Redskins' intensity rises in practice as confidence continues to build - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
With the race for the playoffs beginning, the Redskins are seeing the intensity pick up, and pay off.

Panthers' D formidable, but Redskins TE Jordan Reed could have big day - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
As if the record didn't suggest it already, the statistics back it up: Carolina is pretty good. There's a reason the Panthers are 9-0 and it can be found in the numbers. They're not infallible; they are very good, especially on defense.

Redskins not bothered by Cam Newton's dancing, don't want to see it
"Cam's right, if you don't want him to dance, don't let him score," Redskins nose tackle Terrance Knighton said. "Everyone dances. The guy from Tennessee was dancing after he made a play. That's what everyone does now. We probably have the most dancing-est guy in the NFL on the team in Chris Baker. If I scored a touchdown I'd celebrate, too."

State of the Redskins, Week 11: Can revamped secondary contain Cam? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Another tough test—Two weeks after playing the undefeated Patriots, the undefeated Panthers await. I don’t have the means to look it up without spending hours doing so but I would think that a team playing two undefeated teams on the road in a three-game stretch at this point in the season is very, very rare. But it is the schedule the Redskins were given and they will deal with it as best they can.

Need to Know: Surprise contributors helping the Redskins | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
There is no reason to get all nervous about Matt Jones fumbling. Alfred Morris had four in his rookie year, three of them recovered by the other team, and nine in his first two seasons combined and nobody was screaming for him to get glued to the bench.

Only one Redskin misses practice on Wednesday | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Jason Hatcher was the only Redskins player to miss practice on Wednesday, extending the team’s recent run of good news on the injury front.

Mike Shanahan is not the only one who thinks Cousins is a top-10 QB | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Kirk Cousins might not have impressive passing stats at this point but one respected football analytics outfit agrees with Mike Shanahan that Cousins is a top-10 QB.

How Cam Newton and Greg Olsen make the Carolina Panthers' offense so potent | Washington Post

With a massive 6-foot-5, 245-pound frame, Newton has the ideal build for a modern quarterback. He's incredibly athletic, which brings the possibility of the quarterback running with the ball into play. But with his size, he can withstand hits that smaller or more fragile quarterbacks might not be able to. The threat of him running adds another dimension to the Panthers' offense.

The Cooley Film Breakdown: Offense vs New Orleans | ESPN 980
The Redskins offense started off pinned inside its own ten yard line, then inside its own five yard thanks to a penalty on Morgan Moses. The drive looked dead until DeSean Jackson proved that he’s getting healthier by the day and was ready to make an impact.

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