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Coach’s Turn: Kyle Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 21, 2013 – 3:35 pm

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With two new receivers added to the active roster in as many weeks, the offense has received some new blood and fresh legs for the stretch run.

What sort of impact will they have though?

After Mike Shanahan announcing that Joshua Morgan would replace Leonard Hankerson, gone for the season with injury (made room for Lance Lewis’ promotion),  in the starting lineup yesterday, he also said Fred Davis would indeed be active for the first time in over a month if Jordan Reed can’t go.

How will the offense react to the changes? Will the new guys/Griffin III’s old security blanket make an immediate impact? How often will Alfred Morris get the ball?

Younger Shanahan’s answers to all of those questions and more below:

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Coach’s Turn: Jim Haslett At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 21, 2013 – 12:17 pm

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On Thursday, Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett addressed the media just moments before his unit stepped onto the practice field in the backyard of Redskins Park to focus on exposing weaknesses in the 49ers’ offense and attacking them.

Those deficiencies are few and far between though, so a good week of preparation is paramount heading into Monday night.

Despite a down season, Haslett praised Colin Kapernick on his playing style being similar to that of Robert Griffin III, athleticism and “big”arm.

As for Frank Gore, Haslett described him as a “violent runner” who poses a different threat than anything they have faced this season.

More from his weekly press conference courtesy of the Redskins’ Twitter account (@Redskins):

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 20, 2013 – 3:35 pm

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On Wednesday, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed the media following a game in which his team underwhelmed through the first three quarters and once again fired up the jets far too late into the contest.

Story of the year.

Whether it was the offense misfiring, the defense letting LeSean McCoy run amok or the special teams once again doing little to nothing to advance the pigskin, the Redskins struggled mightily against the Eagles.

Closing the chapter on the Week 11 disappointment, the Redskins face a formidable opponent dealing with a myriad of problems as well.

A top-three defense, Colin Kaepernick looks far from the quarterback that smashed playoff records and led the 49ers to the Super Bowl.

Shanahan addressed the plan to attack Kaepernick and more at his Wednesday press conference.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 18, 2013 – 3:17 pm

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Time and time again this season the Washington Redskins have had opportunities to lay claim to a winning record yet enter Week 12 with the same record they did in 2011–3-7.

If it isn’t the offense sputtering than the defense is getting shredded on yards after carry and catch. If it isn’t the defense getting surgically dissected than it’s the special teams either failing to nail that much-needed coffin corner punt or allowing specialists to whizz past them en route to return touchdowns.

Sunday was practically a duplicate of the season opener. Quickly in a large deficit against the Eagles, the Redskins had to discard Alfred Morris (despite another fantastic outing) in the second half as they went pass-heavy.

That pass centered attack resulted in a game-ending interception on a play Robert Griffin III admitted he shouldn’t have made.

Standing in front of the media this afternoon, head coach Mike Shanahan addressed every question from yet another disappointing loss.

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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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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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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 13, 2013 – 3:43 pm

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed the media following a wacky week of quickly turning around from an overtime victory to playing in Minnesota just four days later.

Despite being behind the eight ball once again, the Redskins are still very much alive in an NFC East that currently has no team sporting a record above .500.

In a smart decision to get his team away from Old Man Winter’s early appearance, the Redskins practiced inside this afternoon and had some interesting news tidbits to share following.

Here’s a Twitterized summary of what Shanahan had to say this afternoon courtesy @Redskins:

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 8, 2013 – 10:19 am

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The definition of tough loss received a new entry late Thursday night when the Washington Redskins let the Minnesota Vikings, a one-win team, back in the game and then some.

Matched up against a reeling Vikings defense, Robert Griffin III looked ready to grab the crown of Mr. Thursday Night through the first half, connecting on three touchdown passes. Flashbacks to last Thanksgiving started popping up.

With Griffin III dissecting the secondary with ease, Alfred Morris powering over linebackers twice his size and Pierre Garcon taking advantage of one-on-one matchups, the offense looked destined to challenge the season-high point total of 45.

…Then the second half happened.

The defense couldn’t contain Adrian Peterson, all of a sudden Christian Ponder looked like a world-beater and they couldn’t create any turnovers.

The offense didn’t do much either until the last drive.

And I’m sure you haven’t, but don’t forget the special teams miscues too.

Anyway, head coach Mike Shanahan addressed all of these questions after the game.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 5, 2013 – 1:30 pm

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It may not be the Metrodome but Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan did the best he could to replicate the elements of the Viking’s home turf for his team today at practice inside the indoor practice facility.

With a wacky schedule on the short week (the team is normally out in the community on Tuesdays giving back to those who cheer them on) the guys practiced in hats and shorts, making sure not to put too much stress on their bodies before Thursday’s game.

Here’s the elephant in the room in preparation of the Vikings—stopping Adrian Peterson.

Well in a shocking development Shanahan was asked about stopping the reigning MVP seventeen times this afternoon.

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