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#TBT: Darryl Tapp Had Sweet Rec Specs

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 14, 2013 – 6:00 pm

Darryl Tapp

At Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Va., linebacker Darryl Tapp racked up 22 career sacks, earned first-team all-Group AAA honors as a senior and was rated the No. 2 defensive lineman in the Atlantic Region by PrepStar.

As my colleague Stephen Czarda noted, he also had fine taste in eye-wear.

Check out the retro high school photo put out by the Virginia Pilot on Thursday.

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Darrel Young Plays Santa’s Elf

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 14, 2013 – 4:42 pm

Darrel Young is never too busy to make a difference.

The fullback is a mainstay at community events. On Tuesday he pulled double duty, starting the day off playing quarterback at a Play60 mini-combine before donning a green elf’s hat to deliver letters written to Santa Claus at Macy’s. As part of the 2013 Believe Campaign, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter written and delivered to a local Macy’s store. Macy’s will donate up to $1 million.

When Young arrived at Macy’s, he enjoyed time with children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation who either had a wish granted or are still waiting for a wish to be granted.

For Young, it was just another chance to make a kid smile.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 14, 2013 – 3:43 pm

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The confidence is there. The Redskins just need to capitalize on the opportunity once again.

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan never wants to be reminded of it, but the Redskins started 3-6 for the third consecutive season.

In 2011 it resulted in a 5-11 record.  In 2012, the L column stayed in place.

The difference was the core of players Redskins general manager Bruce Allen constructed, a core that is still here at Redskins Park today.

With a win over a division rival who sits just 1.5 games ahead in the standings, the Redskins can play their way back into playoff contention.

Shanahan elaborated on several keys to making Sunday a success and gave an injury report that includes practice participation for DeAngelo Hall and Stephen Bowen.

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Coach’s Turn: Kyle Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 14, 2013 – 3:28 pm

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Kyle Shanahan’s unit had the best outing of the season from a statistical standpoint last Thursday.

With Robert Griffin III tossing three early touchdown passes, Alfred Morris eclipsing the 100-yard mark and Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed shredding one-on-one coverage, the offense was operating at near-full production.

However, in a somewhat similar situation to the Broncos game just 11 days prior, the offense’s brakes halted abruptly.

The turbo offense was effective on the last drive of the game, but on 2nd-and-goal, Jordan Reed couldn’t secure a ball in traffic.On 3rd-and-goal, the pass to Pierre Garcon was just inches out of reach. With the game on the line, Griffin III hit Santana Moss in the corner of the end zone. But with only one foot inbounds, the Redskins comeback attempt fell short.

After the first and last drive of the game stalled inside the five-yard line, a myriad of questions began to pop up.

Playing whack-a-mole, Shanahan hit each question of his afternoon press conference right on the head starting with scoring against a vastly improved Philly defense.

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Thursday Practice Snapshots

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 14, 2013 – 1:47 pm

Reed Doughty tries to make a one-handed catch.

Reed Doughty tries to make a one-handed catch.

In his weekly press conference, Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett said the Redskins practice habits convinced him the team has better football ahead of it.

Later that afternoon, the team was back at it, heading to the indoor practice facility for the second day in a row. Here are your Wednesday Practice Snapshots.

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Trade Between Rivals Favored Redskins

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 14, 2013 – 12:57 pm

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Why would you ever trade a 24-year old quarterback who’s best years were ahead of him and was the No. 2 overall pick just three years earlier for a quarterback who was turning 30 years old before the upcoming season and wasn’t getting any younger?

Because that 30-year old would produce magical season after magical season en route to enshrinement in Canton.

This swap of course is the one involving Norm Snead and Sonny Jurgensen. In the pantheon of most lopsided trades in sports history along with the Babe going to New York from Boston and the Warriors sending Wilt the Stilt out the door, the Redskins picked the Eagles’ pocket clean.

Determined to show them an “old man” can still man a team even after joining the 3o Club, Jurgensen had one of the greatest individual performances in NFL history in his first game against the team that drafted him.

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Coach’s Turn: Jim Haslett At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 14, 2013 – 12:11 pm

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In the press conference following the Redskins’ season opening loss to an Eagles team they were unanimously selected to defeat, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett showed a fiery passion, putting the blame of a frustrating start on himself first.

The defense let Michael Vick look like a caricature of his Madden 2004 self and LeSean McCoy dictated the pace of the game in the opening quarter with a whopping 61 rushing yards.

“Obviously we didn’t play very well in the first half, for a number of different reasons,” Haslett said. “And we played much better in the second half, so that’s probably how I judge it. It doesn’t make a difference whether you were Okie, nickel or whatever, it’s just bottom line we didn’t play very well in the first half.”

Shifting ahead to Sunday’s square off, the Redskins need a repeat performance of Week 11’s dandy day last season when they shut out Nick Foles and Co., allowing a season-low six points.

Haslett said in order to do that though, they’ll need to deal with the pace regardless of how quickly the Eagles try to get to the line of scrimmage.

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Ryan Kerrigan’s Movember Progress Report

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 14, 2013 – 11:55 am

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Be patient, Ryan.

These things (manly growths) take time. Two weeks into Movember, Ryan Kerrigan‘s mustache is where he thought it would be.

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Lenovo Presents Alfred Morris In Tough Season

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 14, 2013 – 11:06 am

Alfred

Alfred Morris won over Mike Shanahan. The running back has started all 25 of his career games with the Redskins.

Earning a spot on Brad’s Handsome Hunkmasters is not quite as easy.

In the fifth episode of Tough Season, an original video series from Lenovo and The Onion, Morris tries to convince Coach Brad Blevins to put him in Brad’s starting fantasy lineup over Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Will he crack the gameday roster? Tune in to find out.

If Morris sits on the bench at any point in the season, Brad is truly a “dufus-man.”

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Week 11 Redskins Fantasy Roundup

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 14, 2013 – 9:56 am

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The Washington Redskins need a victory on Sunday to keep them in the thick of a crowded NFC East and more than likely you do too in your fantasy league with your boys.

Whether you snoozed through your draft and had some specialized robot tucked away deep in a tech warehouse doing your drafting for you or you realized that your career track of being the next Bruce Allen went awry, getting a little extra help is okay.

With the Eagles defense giving up the third most fantasy points this season, the Redskins are in prime position to make some noteworthy contributions this weekend.

With that said, here’s your Redskins fantasy cheat sheet before tonight’s Colts-Titans all-white vs. 17 shades of blue matchup takes place:

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