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Injury Contingencies In Place For Monday

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 25, 2011 – 12:11 pm

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On the most recent injury report, the Redskins have some question marks at tight end and fullback, which could lead to gametime decisions on activations and deactivations.

No panic for head coach Mike Shanahan, however, who explained that injuries are all just part of the process.

“We try to play the best 46 players we can,” he said.  “We’ve got a game plan going in, and hopefully people will be as healthy as they can be. But that’s part of the process to evaluate on game day who can be up, who’s not, and be able to run all the type of substitution groups you’re hoping that you can run. But you work on it during the week. We usually use a little bit of everything – two backs, one back, some four-wides, some tight end and three-wides. We’ve been doing that for a long time, so hopefully we’ll have that flexibility.”

When multiple players are injured at the same position, the game-planning begins earlier in the week so that both players are ready, if possible, at game time.

“You can see it during the week,” Shanahan explained.  “If you’ve got somebody limited in practice, you’re playing two guys – one guy that knows he’s going to play and a guy behind him that you’re not really sure is going to play. So you’ve got to work on that early in the week and you’ve got to have a plan for it.”

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8 Responses to “Injury Contingencies In Place For Monday”

  1. By RussianBreadMaker on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I just know that if the Skins beat the cowboys, all the pro analysts will say that they won because of all the injuries.

  2. By julianfromsanantonio on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    well dont you think it will b true to some degree. i love the skins but injuries were the major advantage we had on the giants and miles austin alone is a top ten wr

  3. By RussianBreadMaker on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Not at all, this is the NFL. If you’re a backup, you better be pretty damn good. After watching Justin Tuck today, I wish had had played against us, he’s looks like crap. That backup that played in place of him (#71) was a beast.

  4. By theDCfan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Injuries are part of the game, that’s the reason you have backups, it’s a shame these NFL “experts” don’t realize that. As far as Miles Austin being a top 10 WR, that’s a joke right? He’s good, but not that good.

  5. By marvin holloman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    the fans who start complaining before the game is even played yet are part time fans. only want to claim a team after a victory and are always preparing themselves for a loss. no one can win them all but i always think the skins will win no matter what the situation. GO REDSKINS

  6. By roymtillman@yahoo.com on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Injuries are a part of the game,the skins will be ready,DALLAS,are you?

  7. By julianfromsanantonio on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @DCfan i didnt say top five but he’s in greg jennings and vincent jacksons league. and im not saying that we won off injuries, im just saying dallas being banged up definitely make me feel comfortable tomorrow. all in all our 2nd cb and safety will be injured too

  8. By mel andrews on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Injuries are part of the game, I hope ROMO goes out early, he needs the rest.

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