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M. Shanahan Discuss QBs, Relationships

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2013 – 3:29 pm

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The frustration from season-long inefficacy is no more apparent then the venomous headlines of various local publications’ websites and the tweets from reporters who spend their days living for Redskins news—both good and bad.

Of course the bad has outweighed the good in the media world recently, leading to what was a jam-packed Redskins Park this afternoon in anticipation of Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan’s press conference and a peek into his future.

After a near 24 hour wait that encapsulated the DMV’s thoughts, Shanahan took the podium at the three o’clock hour.

Here’s video of his press conference along with a live tweet summary courtesy the Redskins Official Twitter (@Redskins):

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What Went Wrong / Right Vs. The Chiefs

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on December 9, 2013 – 12:36 pm

The Chiefs played a complete game in Washington Sunday, downing the Redskins, 45-10. Kansas City was effective at the goal line, smothering on defense and, most of all, punishing on special teams.

Let’s take a deeper look at what went wrong for the Redskins in three phases and what went right on the team’s lone touchdown.

Highlight: Logan Paulsen uses one hand to complete a 7-yard touchdown catch to put the Redskins on the board in the second quarter.

What went right: A shimmy. The Redskins line up in a shotgun set and sent a trips formation, three receivers bunched together, to the right side. On the left side, Paulsen lines up as tight end , and Roy Helu Jr. motions from the backfield to a receiver position, sending the Chiefs scrambling to adjust. Kansas City sends four pass rushers, and the rest of the defenders occupy zones. Paulsen runs a seam route straight up the field. Safety Quintin Demps locks in on the tight end, and Paulsen takes a quick step outside to fake a corner route before turning back inside. The subtle move holds the safety and creates space for Paulsen. Robert Griffin III throws the ball where only Paulsen can reach it, and the tight end finishes the play by batting the ball back to himself with his left hand, then gathering it with both hands and stopping his momentum in time to get both feet securely in bounds. Read more »

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Robert Griffin III: ‘I Have To Play Better’

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2013 – 11:36 am

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All that popped in my head last night as I was driving home from FedExField was Sublime’s “I’ve seen better days”—well because I have. Most of Redskins Nation can agree with me on this.

This weather is best kept to Canadia and polar bears. The production from the hometown football team has left much to be desired, too.

Whether it’s the drama of speculated off the field relations, the constant special teams woes, the broken tackles a usually stout defensive unit has accrued or the offense failing to live up to its big play, quick strike moniker, the 2013 season hasn’t come even remotely close to the excitement 2012 gave us.

“Griffining” Week 1, the Tampa Bay comeback, the electrifying 76-yard run, Thanksgiving Day triumphs, sad Cowboys fans, consoling a downtrodden Tony Romo, beating the Eagles twice, the pitch/fumble to Joshua Morgan, the come-from-behind victory vs. Baltimore, Kirk Cousins ballin’ out in the factory of sadness and Alfred Morris waltzing his way into the record books are all—sadly—a thing for Redskins Historian Mike Richman to savor today.

Anyway, that loquacious introduction leads to quarterback Robert Griffin III’s postgame press conference—one you don’t want to miss after ending the game on the sidelines to not risk him in a game the Chiefs had a firm grip hold on.

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Recapping Snowy Redskins Defeat

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2013 – 10:40 am

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On Sunday, the Washington Redskins hosted the Kansas City Chiefs under wintery conditions, as snow and sleet fell from the sky all afternoon. The elements along with a concoction of self-inflicted mishaps on offense, defense and special teams cost the Redskins, as the Chiefs walked to a 45-10 victory.

Washington is now 3-10 on the season.  Read more »

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Pierre Garçon On Failure And Winning

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on December 9, 2013 – 10:10 am



Everyone is hurting right now. Yesterday was ugly. After the game, Pierre Garçon stood by his locker and gave short, blunt answers.

On Monday morning, he tweeted a message that displays his commitment to work through the tough times. Read more »

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Son Of Washington Gallery: KC-WAS

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2013 – 9:33 am

Lines converge

On Sunday, the Washington Redskins hosted the Kansas City Chiefs for a little matinee action between the NFC East and AFC West. Seeing as he hadn’t bugged us yet this year, Old Man Winter decided to rear his ugly head into the equation, as snow, sleet and rain fell all afternoon.

Some in the press box were discussing previous Redskins home games that had snow falling–and sticking–at kickoff and most of the battle-scared veteran reporters agreed that it was in 1982.

Anyway, Son of Washington’s Evan Redmon braved the elements to get some pretty awesome pictures of game action, cheerleader synchronization and white fluffy/icy mush precipitation.

Here’s a couple gallery of what he saw through his lenses:

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