Found November 30, 2011 on Redskins Insider:
Running back Evan Royster can’t escape shop talk when he goes home each day. He lives with a couple of high school buddies, who happen to be huge Redskins fans. They all attended Westfield High in Chantilly together. “One of them is a big John Beck fan. He’s like, ‘When’s John Beck going to play? When’s he going to get a shot?’” Royster said with a laugh. “I just shake my head and turn around. I try not to answer many questions.” Read full article >>

Santana Moss working his way back into form

It didn’t take tight end Fred Davis long to notice the Santana Moss affect at all. While running routes on the first series of the game against Seattle last Sunday, Davis – the Redskins’ leading pass-catcher this season – noticed that he had more room to work with. Davis had three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown on that opening series. He believes a lot of it has to...

Fred Davis pleased with his improved blocking prowess

Fred Davis appeared on his way to having a monster game on Sunday, recording three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown on the Washington Redskins’ game-opening scoring drive against the Seattle Seahawks. But from that point on, the tight end had only one more catch for five yards. Statistically, it may have appeared like a drop-off in production, but Davis will tell you he remained...

Helu A Nominee For NFL Rookie Of Week

The Redskins freshman class continues to draw national media attention, as running back Roy Helu has been nominated as a Week 12 NFL Rookie of the Week. After a 23-carry, 108 yard performance, with an additional seven catches for 54 yards through the air, Helu was a logical candidate for this award.  This is his second nomination on the season, following his 24-touch, 146 yard...

Perry Riley, Barry Cofield continue to improve

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said safety LaRon Landry (groin), linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), fullback Darrel Young (concussion), and defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) did not practice because of injuries Wednesday. Linebacker Brian Orakpo (shoulder), offensive tackle Jammal Brown (hip) and receover Niles Paul (toe) were limited in practice. Read full article >>

Numbers Swelling On All-Division Team

Click to view slideshow. As the Redskins start to find their mid-season stride, they’re also starting to gain national attention, both individually and as a team. In this week’s edition of the Dan Graziano ESPN NFC East Blog All-Division Team, the Redskins secured each of last week’s selections and added and extra spot.  On this week’s list, there are nine Cowboys, seven...

Santana Moss on Rex Grossman

After Rex Grossman got benched against the Eagles, he strongly advocated Grossman keep his starting job, saying “that’s not even something that should be asked,” and that Grossman “deserves to start.” Some fans thought that was just what any teammate would say about his starting QB, but it felt considerably stronger than that to me. Read full article >>

Sean's Gone

There was no good way to say it when it happened.There is no good way to say it now.But this is how Sean Taylor's death struck me then,  so I will continue to make this silent tributefor as long as the feelings remain unchanged.  (Reprinted from November 28, 2007)It’s not a long drive to my son’s high school, maybe 15 minutes.Most mornings, we share sleepy wise cracks—which...

Guest Post: The BCS Is Yet Another DMV Sports Killer

Here to collect his winnings from one of our Redskins Predictions contests in the form of a guest post is Mr. Irrelevant reader illformula. A recurring theme we often see this time of year is that the BCS is a flawed system. The most common argument being that it’s a foggy formula with arbitrary results. It doesn’t provide an equal opportunity for some of the best college football...

Outsider’s View: Washington Redskins Week 13

I know some of you are fond of Football Outsiders, (as am I) so once the season gets underway and trends start developing, looking at an opponent’s rankings on Football Outsiders helps to give fans some perspective. (As a heads up, negative percentages are good on defense, bad on offense & specials) Pass Offense: -13.2% (27th) Rush Offense: -9.2% (30th) O-Line Ranking...

When DeAngelo Hall sat down against the Seahawks

Late in the first half Sunday, the Seahawks were scurrying right along on offense, and the teams were bickering after every whistle, and then, apparently, DeAngelo Hall sat down on the field. Now, I never saw this on the broadcast, and I forgot to DVR the game, but there were Twitter mentions to keep me informed. Read full article >>

By The Numbers: Seahawks

The most important number for the Redskins in their 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, was the number they didn't reach - 7 - as in 7 straight losses. Washington ended their 6-game slide with the win, and moved to 4-7 on the season. Here are the other relative statistics and numbers from Sunday's game: 416 - Total net yards for Washington. It isn't the Redskins...

Shanahan Has an Eye on Big Picture

In the NFL, every team is constantly searching for that golden formula to guarantee success. The concept of how to go about it is always evolving, but ultimately if a healthy balance isn’t achieved at every level of the organization, then it’s very difficult to accomplish much anything. From what I gather, that balance hasn’t been instilled in the Washington Redskins organization...

Are the Redskins in the playoff race?

Note: What follows is the stupidest thing I’ve ever written. And I’ve written a lot of stupid things. Apologies. Just couldn’t help myself. My good friends at Mister Irrelevant just posted an NFL Network screengrab, via @fatpickled, that shows the Redskins still in the NFC Playoff Picture. Ridiculous, right? Outrageous. Preposterous. More laughable than a John Beck scoring...
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