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Player’s Turn: Robert Griffin III At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 18, 2013 – 3:50 pm

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As it stands through the first two weeks of the season, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III currently ranks seventh in passing yards (649), tied for fifth in passing touchdowns (five) and has yet to throw an interception in the second half.

Having said all of this, a chunk of his fortunes has come at times where he’s had to go entirely pass heavy to chip away at large leads—eliminating his No. 1 sidekick’s best ability to churning first downs with his legs in the process.

Griffin III, whose focus and dedication is simply unmatchable, admitted after the Packers game frustration for the shortcomings, but refuses to throw in any white towels. He also knows that the team will “figure it out” and persevere.

After today’s practice, No. 10 addressed the media and gave them an update on how this week’s preparations are going:

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 18, 2013 – 3:34 pm

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Moving forward from the first two weeks of the season, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed local and national media after practice today at team headquarters in Ashburn, Va.

Shanahan admitted on Monday that part of the problem of failing to achieve that elusive first victory has been mental miscues to include penalties and feeble tackle attempts opposed to form tackling. Through 120 minutes of play, the Redskins have been flagged 17 yards for 153 yards—a few of which have come on special teams where they have given their opponents a quick field position boost before they’ve finished strapping on their helmets.

There is no instant bandage to heal the exposed wounds but a hard day of practice is a start to ease the woes.

Anyway, here’s all the Shanahan had to say this afternoon starting with video of the entire press conference:

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Week 3 Fantasy Football Ranking Roundup

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 18, 2013 – 2:29 pm

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While a lot of focus is already being applied to the matchup between the Detroit Lions playmaker packed offense versus the Washington Redskins struggling defense, mainly the backfield, the matchups on the other side of the pigskin are going to be just as important—real and fantasy.

The Lions defense is the definition of run of the mill through the first two weeks of the season. They rank 15th in rushing yards given up (96) and passing (243). While we’ll have to endure another grueling wait until Sunday to find out whether or not the offense can reignite the spark that propelled the team to an improbable NFC East title, you won’t have to sift through six pages of mess before finding this week’s fantasy football rankings for some of the Washington Redskins.

So without further ado, here is Week 3’s fantasy football rankings roundup starting with quarterback Robert Griffin III:

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Silencing Detroit’s Homerun Hitters

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 18, 2013 – 1:05 pm

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Every so often you’ll get a crossover in sports where you might see or hear something and think wait a minute that looks/sounds familiar.

Take the slam dunk for example.  While a staple in the razzle-dazzle of basketball since it’s acceptance into the fabric of the game, the slam dunk has become a player and fan favorite celebration in recent years. Jot down linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s celebratory slam over the crossbar after his interception for a touchdown in the preseason as proof. Kerrigan, who’s Purdue Boilermakers are a consistent NCAA Tournament participant, made a case for his inclusion into the slam dunk contest after February’s lackluster one.

Basketball isn’t the only sport however, to occasionally wonder into football circles. Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, whose lineup luxuries include one Calvin Johnson and dual-threat speedster Reggie Bush out of the backfield, likens his twosome to that of a baseball three and four hitter in a powerful 1927 New York Yankees-esque lineup.

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Kevin Durant Always Has Redskins’ Back

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 18, 2013 – 12:32 pm

When someone claims to be the biggest Washington Redskins fan, they’re usually speaking symbolically and emotionally.

When NBA sensation Kevin Durant says he’s the biggest fans of the Redskins, he might be speaking and be speaking literally and physically.

Listed at 6-9, Durant had a great view of pregame warmups on the Redskins sideline last weekend. People milled all around him, but he had the aerial advantage to take it all in.

As one of the most recognizable athletes in the country, the Washington, D.C./Rockville, Md. native also had the perfect spot to meet some of his favorite football players. Never mind that it was in a stadium dripping with history like Lambeau Field.

“My dad, he converted me into a Redskins fan, and to have him here with me, we couldn’t even dream about this,” Kevin said, beaming over at his dad, Wayne Pratt. “It’s your favorite team, your favorite players; I’m like a kid right now.

“Seeing RGIII, Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, London Fletcher–all those guys out there. Just being that close, it was a dream come true.”

Durant also drew a crowd of fellow Redskins fans in the stands, who recognized the NBA star in common threads. Durant Instagram’d a photo of himself with the boisterous bunch:

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Redskins Are Down, But Far From Out

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 18, 2013 – 10:32 am

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Two down, but still 14 to go. Or for you math lovers out there, 88 percent of the season has yet to be played.

The Washington Redskin have gotten off to a pretty difficult start to the season and no matter how you contort the numbers, the reality is the team is 0-for where it counts the most—the win column. And at times, mainly the first half, have significantly underperformed.

Since the National Football League extend the number of playoff participants to a 12-man, Wild Card field in 1990, only 11.6 percent of teams that have gotten off to an 0-2 start have ended up righting the ship in the direction of postseason football. And since 2009, no (zero, cero, nada—however you want to say it) 0-2 teams have found their way to January football.

What does this mean? Well for starters, it means it isn’t impossible to see the Redskins turn it around. It’s happened before and it’ll be done again.  But is also means nothing to the 2013 version of the burgundy and gold. No matter what happened in the past as the players have mentioned on numerous occasion, such as the seven-game winning streak, is history. While miraculous and still living on YouTube and the record books, it was the 2012 season. This is 2013.

Having said that, how have past 0-2 teams swung the turnaround to the playoffs?

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Series History Between Redskins-Lions

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 18, 2013 – 9:17 am

[Washington Redskins wide receiver Gary Clark (84) in a 45-yard pass from Mark Rypien and scores a touchdown against Detroit Lions cornerback Sheldon White (25) during third quarter action in NFC Championship game on Sunday's Jan.13, 1992 at RFK Stadium in Washington. AP Image]

[Washington Redskins wide receiver Gary Clark (84) in a 45-yard pass from Mark Rypien and scores a touchdown against Detroit Lions cornerback Sheldon White (25) during third quarter action in NFC Championship game on Sunday’s Jan.13, 1992 at RFK Stadium in Washington. AP Image]

The Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions have met 42 times in the regular season and postseason combined.  Sunday’s game against the Lions will be at home, where the Redskins have been dominant in the series.

Including postseason play, the Redskins have won 21 consecutive home games against the Lions dating back to November 26, 1939. The Redskins are 21-2 all-time at home against the Lions, with their last home loss coming on October 13, 1935 at Fenway Park as the Boston Redskins.

This will be the first matchup at FedExField between the two NFC foes since 2007 when the Redskins cruised to a 34-3 victory after one of quarterback Jason Campbell’s best performances as a professional—throwing for 248 yards with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a quarterback rating of 125.3.

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