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Dan Snyder On Washington D.C.’s Olympic Bid

Posted by Redskins.com on August 27, 2013 – 5:00 pm

With this morning’s announcement that Washington, D.C. is putting in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder made this statement of support: Read more »


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Candidates Galore For Punt Return Duties

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 27, 2013 – 4:06 pm

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With news that incumbent punt return Richard Crawford was lost for the season after sustaining a knee injury against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, the Washington Redskins punt return battle is as open as the holes the offensive line created for Alfred Morris last season.

In a move that sounds more like head coach Mike Shanahan trying his hand at filling out a recreation basketball squad than an open competition for the right to field punts, the two-time Super Bowl champion head coach said in his post-practice press conference on Monday afternoon that there are “a few candidates” for the job.

“We actually had 14 guys returning punts today, so everybody wants a shot to be our returner [joking]. I’d say our experienced guys are guys that you all know about. [Wide receiver] Santana [Moss] has done it in the past; D-Hall [cornerback DeAngelo Hall] has done it; I think everybody saw what [running back] Chris Thompson has done. So we’ve got a few of guys back there – along with [wide receiver] Skye [Dawson], we saw him, what he’s done in a couple of preseason games – so we’ve got a few candidates back there.”

You’re probably thinking right about now ‘Shanahan joked? Yeah right.’ But the man who goes into every situation with a fiery intensity that would shake even Chuck Norris to his core joked about how many players are in the competition—sort of.

So who has the best shot at lining up to return Donnie Jones punts on September 9th?

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Coach’s Turn: Shanahans At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 27, 2013 – 3:17 pm

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We’ve got a little treat to cure that two o’clock feeling that now is seeping into the three o’clock hour–not one but both Shanahans afternoon press conference.

The Shanahans knows a thing or two about innovation—they are after all the igniters of the read-option craze that has engulfed the league. Even teams like the Denver Broncos who have an established pocket passer in Peyton Manning have taken a stab at the read-option during the offseason.

So when the Redskins had the opportunity to sign Pat White, a former Wildcat gadget player, and his 4.55 speed what do you think the answer was?

Two rushing touchdowns and a growing legion of supporters later, he’s getting as much attention in press conferences as Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Who’d have thunk it?

Now he’s starting the final preseason game on top of it.

Oh–they also answered with  thoughts on how Griffin III looks. I guess that’s kind of important too.

Head coach Mike Shanahan also touched on who’s currently part of the 75-man roster, Brandon Meriweather and who would step in at quarterback if neither White or Rex Grossman could finish the game.

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Storylines The Buccaneers Are Following

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 27, 2013 – 1:45 pm

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On Thursday, the Washington Redskins will tangle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the last 2013 preseason game. So far, the Redskins have looked every bit the part of a contender as they have won their first three games by a combined score of 76-41.

Offensively, the team’s been driven by four touchdown passes and four rushing touchdowns, the most notable of which have come off of the colossal  hands of third year wideout Leonard Hankerson. Defensively, the Redskins have been extremely indomitable since Chris Johnson’s 58-yard touchdown, giving up a mere 255 rushing yards on 76 carries. 3.35 yards per carry? Yeah the defense has been that good so far and that was without Barry Cofield last week and Brian Orakpo the week before.

Since the Houston Texans’ inception in 2002 generated the new preseason format where 30 of the 32 teams play four games (the Hall of Fame Game participants have the honor of playing a fifth preseason game. All 30 other franchises are jealous) the Redskins and Buccaneers have played each other three times with the Redskins walking away victorious each time. Will they make it a perfect 4-0 on Thursday?

With 12 hours until the preseason finale, here’s what local Tampa Bay and national media are keeping an eye on:

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Coach’s Turn: Jim Haslett At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 27, 2013 – 12:17 pm

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Talk about a menacing game face.

On Tuesday, Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett chatted with the media about not only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers whom they play in 55 hours, but about how his unit is progressing with the regular season opener just 13 days away.

Haslett embarked on a journey recently in what he hopes will help him call the right plays to put his team in position to force turnovers and three and outs. No, it wasn’t a new blitz package but rather a move from a full sideline to the press box. With 90 fully grown football players, an NFL-sized coaching staff and countless others on the sideline Haslett said something “Haz” to give.

So far his move has done nothing but generate great performances as the defense has given up only 20 points in the last eight quarters of play.

Check out his answers to how David Amerson has looked recently in his eyes after a six-tackle performance, Brandon Meriweather’s return and how the most important hand on the D-line (Barry Cofield’s right)  after the jump courtesy of @Redskins.

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“RGIII: Will To Win” Airs Tonight On ESPN

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 27, 2013 – 10:37 am

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It’s a no-brainer these days that Robert Griffin III will be the most talked about figure in sports when you wake up in the morning. Hearing an update on No. 10 has become as much of your daily preparations as brushing your teeth. Everyone is talking about him.

Actually make that every moment of every day. If Griffin III buys blueberries from the grocery store, expect a spike in sales of all blue fruits in the coming days. Seriously, he has that type of effect on produce. Or just his loyal fans.

If you’re one of the millions who tunes into SportsCenter after a hard day’s work at 6pm daily, this serves as a reminder that “RGIII: The Will to Win” by NFL Films and Gatorade Productions is set to air on tonight at 7 p.m. EST so don’t turn your fancy high definition TV’s off after top plays. Otherwise you’ll miss a fantastic feature on the life of not only the franchise quarterback, but of a young man who’s adjusting to married life away from his native Texas.

For you West Coast fans out there—enjoy having the reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year being your get my out of work early card.

Before you hit record on your DVR tonight, here are a few snippets/promos from the documentary:

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Trent Williams Blocks Out Top 20 Spot

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 27, 2013 – 9:41 am

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When the Washington Redskins selected Trent Williams with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, they locked up more than the man coined ‘Silverback’—they got their quarterback protector for hopefully the next decade and beyond.

Nothing depicts the value of the left tackled position more than the opening montage in The Blind Side. As Sandra Bullock said best, the objective for the position is simple—protect the quarterback from what he can’t see coming his way.

It doesn’t take any fancy scientific formulas to know Williams’ value extends beyond just blocking for a man that’s been labeled as a franchise “savior” and a running back that loves to smash a few invisible dingers. Although if most were told they’d have that heavy of a burden on their shoulder they might ask for some pillow topper-like cushions. Most aren’t Williams.

While Griffin III’s mobility often shone through against hapless defenders who couldn’t keep up with him in a footrace, he never had to worry about defensive ends clobbering him from behind while in the pocket.

With a Pro Bowl appearance under his belt, Williams checks in at No. 13 on Dan Graziano’s top 20 NFC East players countdown.

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