Found January 01, 2012 on Redskins Blog:
AP Image Redskins fullback Darrel Young spent four years of college only 17 miles from Lincoln Financial Field at Villanova University.  Villanova Stadium holds only 12,500 people, each of whom cheered on his defensive prowess Today, in front of five time as many people, he’s silencing the Philadelphia crowd with his offensive ability, piling up 32 yards from a non-traditional playmaker position.  On top of that, he’s cleared the way for Evan Royster who continues his run of dominance as the Redskins tailback. Averaging only 1.8 yards per carry in the first quarter, Royster has found his stride with 41 yards in the second quarter, including a 28-yard churn and burn scamper.  On that 28-yard run, he broke four tackles, something that Redskins running backs have struggled to do this season.  Forget the strategy of “one cut and go”– Royster cut four defenders nearly out of their shoes on one play. At the half, Royster leads the team in both rushing and receiving yards.  Young is second...

Grossman, Moss Provide ‘Little Smiles’

Yesterday, as the team buses arrived at the hotel, one of the biggest and bravest Redskins fans was there to meet them. Tyler Litts is a 7-year-old from Strousburg, Pa., and loves to watch the Burgundy and Gold every weekend with his dad.  His favorite Redskins are Santana Moss and Rex Grossman, because those are his dynamic duo on Nintendo DS.  He’s also a big Chris Neild fan...

Fred Davis, Trent Williams attend team meeting, decline to answer questions

Suspended Redskins players Trent Williams and Fred Davis declined to speak with reporters as they left Redskins Park for the final time this season. Players reported to Redskins Park for a 10 a.m. team meeting and cleaned out their lockers. Davis, the first-string tight end, and Williams, the starting left tackle, were suspended for the final four games of the season for failing...

Overcoming double-teams tops Brian Orakpo’s offseason to-do list

As Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo heads toward his third NFL offseason, he already has a clear idea of what he wants to work on so he can become more dominant. Orakpo, the 13th overall pick of the 2009 draft, knows that he needs to get better at beating double-teams. Read full article >>

Shanahan says Redskins improved, had worse record

Mike Shanahan says he thinks the Washington Redskins are ''a much better football team'' than a year ago - even though the record isn't as good. Shanahan gave his final thoughts Monday after his worst full season as an NFL head coach. The Redskins went 5-11, finishing last in the NFC East for the fourth straight year. It was a step back, at least record-wise...

Skins-Eagles Winners & Losers

Well, at least that’s over. Here are labels for the 34-10 beating at Philly. Winners Brian Orakpo — Picked up two sacks and a forced fumble, which is pretty much his greatest game ever vs. an NFC East foe. Evan Royster — Picked up over five yards/carry and recorded 167 total yards (giving him 314 in two starts). The highlight was a 28-yard run in which he evaded four or five...

Redskins Stumble to Season-Ending Loss

The Redskins wrapped up a disappointing 2011 season with a disappointing loss, as they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-10 Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Redskins finished the season 5-11, one game worse than 2010's 6-10 mark. That record is the worst of Mike Shanahan's NFL head coaching tenure. The loss was Washington's biggest of...

Akh’s Thoughts Post Mortem 2011

It was another dark and stormy season….. The Post mortem: Autopsy: Primary cause of death: This one is pretty obvious: this season was over when a Shanahan decided that Rex Grossman and John Beck, in some sort of combination, would have at least a decent chance to provide some decent QB play. While the passing yards was decent, the 30 turnovers, 42 sacks and 108 QB hits between...

Michael Vick’s Numbers Were Better Than His Game vs. Redskins

Michael Vick ended the season with a whimper today against the Washington Redskins. With LeSean McCoy out unable to compete for the NFL rushing title, the eyes were on Michael Vick and his playmaking ability against this good Redskins defense. What did that leave us? 335 passing yards, an impressive number. He was 24/39 with three [...]

DALY: As Redskins keep losing, Shanahan's credibility can be questioned

ANALYSIS/OPINION: If you're a Washington Redskins fan, a couple of questions are probably bouncing around in your head this week. The first one is: Shouldn't the team, after two seasons under Mike Shanahan, be further — maybe even a lot further — along the rebuilding path? And the second one ...
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