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Cheerleaders Feel Butterflies Before Game

Posted by Redskins.com on August 26, 2013 – 10:07 pm

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It seems like just yesterday, we were rhinestoning our audition outfits, rehearsing routines, and preparing for Final Auditions.  Time has flown by and before we knew it, it was time for our first home game at FedExField against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Amanda:  As a rookie, you spend countless hours in and outside of practice learning and perfecting “snippets”, sideline routines, end zone choreography, and game day etiquette!   There is so much to know, and we want to look our best.

Adriana:  As a veteran, game day preparation includes even more responsibilities.  We’re expected to lead the way and set the example for the rookies.  I have to be sure I’m on top of my game so that I can also help those around me that don’t really know what to expect.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 26, 2013 – 3:28 pm

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On Monday, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan stepped to the podium two days after a 23 point victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Shanahan, known for being a fantastic talent evaluator and even better leader of men, isn’t setting expectations at another 10-6 season after a 3-6 start. He’s setting the bar at a Super Bowl victory, just like any coach who’s tasted success would.

As he always says, only one team is happy at the end of the year and the Redskins want to be the one’s smiling as they stroll through the streets of D.C. in February after a Super Bowl victory. Before that happens though, they need to get in final preparations for the Week 1 battle against the Eagles.

The two-time Super Bowl champion head coach touched on what he told rookie running back Chris Thompson after his second fumble in as many game, a health update on quarterback Kirk Cousins, and if veterans Santana Moss and DeAngelo Hall are the best options for returning kicks.

Here’s video and a Twitterized summary of his Monday afternoon press conference:

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Son Of Washington Gallery: WAS-BUF

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 26, 2013 – 2:38 pm

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On Saturday, the Washington Redskins barreled over the Buffalo Bills en route to a 30-7 victory. While the game was never in doubt, it wasn’t just the starters who had the FedExField faithful singing “Hail to the Redskins” in unison at the top of their lungs. The backups, who rely heavily on preseason performance to nab one of the 53 spots on the final roster, thwarted any progress by the Bills offense (0-for-6 on third downs in the second half) and Pat White once again stole the show with the same legs that led him to numerous NCAA records.

Through it all, Son of Washington’s Evan Redmon was there to snap every memorable moment from an unforgettable Saturday matinee. He got some really great shots from pregame all the way to Will Compton making the last tackle of the game.

Here’s a gallery of what he saw through his camera lens:

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Jordan Reed On Other End Of Passes?

Posted by Evan Redmon on August 26, 2013 – 2:23 pm

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Like most men on an NFL roster, rookie tight end Jordan Reed was an outstanding high school football player. However, not at the position he now plays for the Washington Redskins.

A native of New London, CT, Reed led the Whalers as a quarterback to an undefeated season in his senior year. The year before that, he threw 28 touchdowns against only 2 interceptions and added another 8 TDs on the ground.

All of that success got the attention of many major college programs throughout the country. He was rated as a four-star recruit, meaning he could just about pick any school he wanted. He chose the University of Florida, which has seen its fare share of successful, big name collegiate quarterbacks.

In fact, when Reed first got to Gainesville, FL, there was a certain guy by the name of Tim Tebow on the roster. He had the QB position pretty well locked up, having just won the Heisman Trophy and all. Reed figured to maybe get his chance the following year when Tebow was set to graduate.

As the way most things go, plans didn’t exactly go according to plan.

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Adam Carriker: ‘It’s Been A Brutal Year’

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 26, 2013 – 2:15 pm

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On Thursday, the Washington Redskins will travel approximately 925 miles south to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final preseason game. Normally, the starters only play a handful of snaps at most during the last preseason game before turning over the reins to roster hopefuls eager to make one last pitch at why they are deserving of a spot on the final 53-man roster.

One position that may not get the most recognition right off the bat but should is defensive end. While its unclear if head coach Mike Shanahan will play Jarvis Jenkins, Thursday marks the last time he’ll suit up in game day attire until Week 6’s Sunday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys, as he’ll be serving a four-game suspension (this year’s  Bye Week is Week 5) over the first month of the season.

In a world with no problems, veteran Adam Carriker would be the next man up. Unfortunately, Carriker is on the preseason PUP list and his return date from a nagging knee injury is murky. On Monday, though, the six-year veteran spoke to ESPN 980 about his recovery and determination to rejoin his team’s on the quest for Lombardi’s Trophy.

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Top 20 Complete With London Fletcher

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 26, 2013 – 10:58 am

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Here’s a little Monday morning trivia to get your brain sharp for the day ahead—how many players that entered the NFL in 1998 are still on a team today?

If you guessed London Fletcher as one of the six then read on. If you didn’t—here’s his bio for starters.

It’s indeed true that Fletcher is one of only a few left who entered the league before the failed Y2K bug, but it’s not like he just coasted his way through the first 15 years. If he did then he would have never clung to a roster spot with the St. Louis Rams as a spry 23-year old.

Fletcher’s story has been well documented through the years, but just like any tale, he’s hoping to save the best for last—hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for the second time.

The Washington Redskins have the talent to do so (“Straight ‘Skins Homie”) and it starts with Dan Graziano’s No. 18 player in his NFC East Top 20.

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VIDEO: Highlights of Redskins 30-7 Victory

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 26, 2013 – 9:30 am

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In case you missed it Saturday or need a break from your 9-5 already, here are some highlights from the Washington Redskins’ 30-7 thrashing over the Buffalo Bills.

From first whistle to the final snap, the Redskins looked like they were ready to run through a wall as they forced a three and out on the Bills opening drive followed by a subsequent 86 yard drive capped off with another Pierre Garcon ball spin.

Here’s video of the happenings:

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Team’s Well Wishes To Richard Crawford

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 26, 2013 – 9:03 am

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If Saturday’s dominance of the Buffalo Bills was any inclination of what’s in store for the Washington Redskins in the coming months—well you’ll love the usually loathed Monday mornings.

Even with the third and fourth quarterbacks on the unofficial team depth chart, the Redskins offense was clicking on all cylinders and for a second-straight game the defense bottled up the opponent’s rushing attack, giving up only 92 yards on 26 carries this go-round.

One of the biggest storylines to come out of the game though, was the loss of second-year cornerback/returner Richard Crawford. On a routine punt return in the first quarter, Crawford went down with an injury that head coach Mike Shanahan later revealed as damage to at least one ligament.

Crawford isn’t the first player to sustain a knee injury and unfortunately won’t be the last. As Redskins fans know all too well now, there are multiple players on the current squad (Robert Griffin III, Chris Thompson, Chris Neild, Jarvis Jenkins, Chase Minnifield) who have all not only suffered knee injuries, but have come back as well.

One of the keys to the Redskins seven-game winning streak last season was team camaraderie. It isn’t a you do your thing and I’ll do mine sort of mindset. They know they can’t succeed without the contributions from each and every player. So when news broke that Crawford went down with an injury, the team send out well wishes to a speedy recovery.

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