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Daily Slop: Cousins Making Subtle Improvements, Redskins Offense Getting More Aggressive

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More improbable Redskins run to the playoffs: 2012 or 2015? | Washington Post

Now, with an NFC East title under their belt heading into Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys, it was natural to think back to the last time the team made the playoffs in 2012, with Robert Griffin III at the helm.

Will Compton and Mason Foster have been keys to a Redskins late-season surge. - Washington - Scout
Will Compton and Mason Foster have formed an unlikely duo. Teammates have nicknamed the two "Beavis and Butt-Head" but instead of going across America, their implausible trip has landed them as the starting inside linebackers of the Washington Redskins.

Need to Know: Redskins’ Williams not worried about possible rust if rested | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

"If they need me to play, I’ll be ready," said Trent Williams. "I get paid to do what [the coach] says." Williams is not worried about losing momentum if he and some other starters do sit out. "I don’t believe in that," he said. "We’re all professionals, we’re all grown men. I don’t believe in the whole getting rusty thing . . . In my opinion I don’t think you get rusty sitting out one Sunday."

Redskins already making preparations for NFL playoff matchups | Washington Post

"When we get home, yeah, I'll turn on the games as best I can and watch," quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "Like you said, we don't know until it's over so we'll see. Be ready for whatever."

Redskins' DeAngelo Hall has own theories about Chip Kelly firing | CSN Mid-Atlantic
DeAngelo Hall was as shocked at Chip Kelly's firing as everyone else. He shared his own take on what went wrong in Philadelphia.

Seeking help with injuries, Redskins players consult specialist who can strike a nerve - Washington Times
Center Kory Lichtensteiger and defensive end Jason Hatcher each battled weakness in their arms and shoulders this season, causing them to seek out a Colorado-based nerve specialist they credit with their recovery.

How Lord Of The Rings took over the Redskins locker room | Washington Post

"It's a daily conversation," Compton said. "We're always trying to get back to the Shire."

Redskins Cousins wants to start vs. Cowboys: 'I want to play' | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Kirk Cousins wants to play in Dallas but will defer to Jay Gruden's wishes, as the Redskins move forward with the playoffs in mind.

Mason Foster Repaying Team That Gave Him A Chance
From NFL free agent to starting and playing a key role for a division champion, Mason Foster plays with an intensity fueled by a desire to repay the Redskins for adding him to the roster.

Riley's return date still unclear | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The return of Perry Riley will provide a boost at inside linebacker but it remains to be seen when he will be back.

With Redskins no longer just winning off the field, does Bruce Allen deserve some credit? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Since the Redskins locked up the NFC East, much deserved credit has gone to Kirk Cousins, Jay Gruden and Scot McCloughan. But what about Bruce Allen?

Kirk Cousins's subtle improvements are making an obvious impact | Washington Post

Kirk Cousins has exceeded all expectations at this point in the season. Over the past three weeks, the Redskins have put the offense on his shoulders, and he has delivered with three wins in a row, two on the road. He's been making some impressive throws and has displayed a strong command of the offense at the line of scrimmage. But it's the subtle things that Cousins has been excelling at most. It's these small things that could easily go unnoticed that show just how much he is developing.

Washington Redskins' aggressive offensive approach gets strong results - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
In the last three games, Washington ranks second in the league in scoring at 30 points per game thanks to a more aggressive game plan.

Who on Redskins defense could rest on Sunday? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Resting starters on defense against Dallas sounds like a good idea but a close look at the depth chart shows that it's not very practical.

Darrel Young, full-time Redskins fullback. And emergency quarterback. | Washington Post

Meet the man that claims he can throw a football over 70 yards - fullback Darrel Young.

"I'm familiar with the system, and I can throw," Young said. "If stuff happens, I can go in there and manage. I ain't going to say I can go in there and throw for 300 [yards], but I can manage."

Will Compton on Kevin Durant exchange: 'going to enjoy the moment' - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Will Compton is taking advantage of Washington's recent success and says he's reveling in the moment.

Washington Redskins weigh momentum vs. health for season finale - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins know it'd be smart to rest players during Sunday's meaningless game against Dallas, but a win would be sweet too. It's a tough call.

Washington Redskins ignoring critics of record, NFC East - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Washington is just 8-7 and won a very poor division in 2015, but the players don't care -- they're in the playoffs and that's all that matters.