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Coach Zorn Discusses Antwaan Randle El Some More

Posted by Matt Terl on December 16, 2009 – 3:43 pm

Antwaan Randle El‘s punt returns this year have been disappointing, to say this least. Heading into the Oakland game, he had thirteen returns for 58 yards — a 4.5 average — with two fumbles and seventeen fair catches, numbers that left people fairly disappointed.

In Sunday’s game, things got even worse. The Raiders punted the ball six times. Two of those were for touchbacks. One more was downed after Randle El misjudged its landing spot and let it roll eighteen yards into Redskins territory. Randle El fair-caught another one. Of the remaining two punts, Randle El received both of them, for 0 yards and one fumble. This left people even more disappointed, and left Randle El’s statistics even more ravaged.

On his radio show this week, head coach Jim Zorn promised “some adjustments,” and during his chat with the media today he went into that issue in a little more depth.
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Marko Mitchell's Holiday Ride

Posted by Matt Terl on December 16, 2009 – 11:26 am

Marko Mitchell is a guy who really seems to enjoy participating in the charitable events, something he explains away by saying that he regrets never having had an opportunity to do any of these things as a kid. Yesterday at the Skins Santa Shoppe, he spent much of the morning getting autographs; every time a kid asked Mitchell to sign something, Mitchell got their signature in return.

Between student groups, though, Mitchell needed to relax, and he elected to do it in the large decorative sleigh in the front of the room. “Had to make my first big purchase,” he joked of his Christmas-sy whip.

And, yet again, he expressed his enthusiasm for being able to give back to the community. “I like doing this a lot. Givin’ stuff to the kids is really nice,” Mitchell said. He was equally enthusiastic about Christmas as a whole. “All Christmas memories are my favorites, ’cause I always loved Christmas. Even got what I wanted sometimes.” Read more »

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Brian Orakpo: NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Posted by Matt Terl on December 16, 2009 – 10:55 am

Headline says it all. Redskins LB Brian Orakpo was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Oakland: four sacks, six tackles, three tackles for loss, and a forced fumble. It’s a stat line that’s up there with the best in history, tying the Redskins record for sacks in a game, and Orakpo’s only third rookie to accomplish that feat in more than twenty years.

One new stat from the press release is that the 44 yards Orakpo cost Oakland with his four sacks are the most sack yards accrued by one player in a single game since the statistic started being tracked back in 1994. Which is pretty cool. Read more »

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Wednesday, December 16: Have I Mentioned The Pro Bowl Lately?

Posted by Matt Terl on December 16, 2009 – 9:22 am

Well, it’s been more than twelve hours since I last exhorted you to vote London Fletcher (and Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo) to the Pro Bowl, and I think we can all agree that that’s far too large of a gap.

Fortunately, Rick Maese at the Washington Post has picked up the slack, and he’s enlisted defensive coordinator Greg Blache in the cause. Here’s Blache, via the Post article:

“The thing that hurts London is that he doesn’t act like an idiot every time he makes a tackle,” Blache said. “He doesn’t bring that attention to himself. He’s a football player, not a showman. He takes great pride in his football, and he has great respect for the game. He acts the way a professional is supposed to act, and consequently, it’s cost him.”

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