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Another frustrating defeat left the Washington Redskins with a feeling of disgust after a 38-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers this Sunday afternoon. The Packers moved the ball at will from start to finish, a sight all to familiar to the Redskins faithful. The secondary got picked apart and the defensive line and linebackers were pushed around. Leaving Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett and his counterparts wondering where to begin with this year’s defense.
One of the concerning aspects regarding the Redskins poor performances on defense is that the players are largely the same group from last year. In fact, Washington added a major talent in Brian Orakpo who missed last year due to injury. In 2012 the Redskins defense ranked fifth in the league in total defense. Suddenly, they look like one of the poorest units in football.
First we will start with the secondary, which gave up 480 passing yards to Aaron Rodgers and company today. So far, the loss of Brandon Meriweather at Strong Safety has been crucial as well as the struggles of rookie Bacarri Rambo at Free Safety. With the injuries of Meriweather and the poor play from Rambo, a great deal of pressure has been placed on Cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson. Not having faith in the guys behind you can cause multiple issues for aggressive corners, especially a big play hunter like Hall.
It is much easier to have a since of positivity regarding the front seven. The talent is clearly there, and once these seven develop chemistry, it is likely that they will return to old form. However, if they struggle to rush the passer, the secondary may get picked apart. In a league that is beginning to rely more and more on the pass, a strong secondary is critical and the only way to hide the secondary is to put intense pressure on the Quarterback.
Where the Washington defense goes from here is unknown. But on the bright side, the frustrating 0-2 start still only puts them one game out of the division lead as know NFC East team is better than 1-1. The division figures to be up for grabs for multiple of these teams as the season progresses and a few weeks can go a long way. Hopefully, the Redskins improve steadily and put themselves in playoff contention at the end of the year.
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The Washington Redskins have officially announced the release of quarterback Pat White, to make room on the roster for kicker John Potter, signed to fill-in for injured Kai Forbath against the Packers on Sunday. Potter, 23, was brought in on Friday after Forbath experienced soreness from a strained groin muscles, which surfaced in practice on [...]
Robert Griffin the third, quarterback for the Washington Quarterback, made an inspiring comeback from a devastating ACL tear in his right leg last year. Maybe it’s his exciting style of play, or his tenacious refusal to quit that makes me want to root for him. While watching him play last week though, I couldn’t help but wonder if he will be more of a detriment to his team...
The Redskins lost to the Packers on Sunday, and looked pretty bad doing it. Led by quarterback Robert Griffin III, Washington failed to get on the scoreboard until almost eight minutes into the third quarter, were out-possessed by almost five full minutes and converted only three of 11 attempts on third down.
Don’t saddle Griffin with all the blame for the loss, though. Hall of...
The 27-year old Pat White earned a roster spot with Washington this summer after being unemployed for two seasons. White was listed as the Redskins fourth string Quarterback.
According to ESPN 980 in D.C., White is looking at unemployment once again.
Pat White will be released by #Redskins two sources say. Has to clear waivers.
— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) September 14, 2013
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, Kevin Durant is a huge Washington Redskins fan and earlier today, he decided to make the trip to Lambeau Field to watch the Redskins play the Green Bay Packers.
Check out some of the images of Durant at the game and an interview done by CSN Washington:
Lifelong #Redskins fan, NBA star @KDTrey5 at Lambeau to rep the burgundy and gold!...
During today’s press conference Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters that they’re not ready to go with Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback.
Shanahan gets testy with reporter, says Cousins isn't an option: "We have a lot of confidence in Robert."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 16, 2013
Starting Coussins instead of Griffin would...
Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon saw 13 targets and finished with 143 yards and a touchdown on eight catches Sunday at Green Bay.Fantasy Spin:Leonard Hankerson caught two second-half touchdowns in Week 1 but Garcon is the undisputed No. 1 receiver on this team.
Someone actually asked Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan whether or not the team was considering the idea of benching quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Griffin has struggled to start the season and the Redskins have fallen to 0-2. Additionally a lot of the Redskins struggles can be traced back to a defense which has been torched in the first half for two consecutive...
When Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III stepped on the field for the first time since blowing out his knee in January he looked like a guy whose recovery is still a work in progress rather than a player who is all the way back.
That’s the word from former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski who said on ESPN’s NFL Matchup that Griffin isn’t throwing the ball well because he’s...
Lambeau Field was the setting today to host the (0-1) Green Bay Packers and the visiting (0-1) Washington Redskins. Which team would walk away with a disappointing 0-2 start? The answer simply put, the Washington Redskins.Kevin Durant of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder was on hand in Green Bay Wisconsin in support of his favorite NFL team Washington Redskins, but not...
Whew, that was ugly...If you're a Redskins' fan like myself, that was one of the most putrid and embarrassing performances I've seen in a long time. There is a myriad of issues at hand (we'll get to that). If you're a Packers fan, well you have a lot to be excited about on this Monday. My prediction article before the weekend, well....that didn't go so well...
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be at Lambeau Field on Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Green Bay Packers. Both teams took tough losses and week 1 and it will be a dog fight to avoid the dreaded 0-2 start. Since 1990, only 12 percent of team that started 0-2 have gone on to make the playoffs. Here are my 3 keys to the game: RG3's confidence – We all saw Robert...
Washington Redskins (0-1) at Green Bay Packers (0-1)
I’ve flip-flopped on this one so many times because it’s tough to know what to expect from Robert Griffin. Robert Griffin threw 4 interceptions all last regular season. Now he has 4 interceptions in his last 2 games combined, including the playoff loss to Seattle. It’s worth noting that Tom Brady had one of the worst seasons...
Kevin Durant would like to thank Aaron Rodgers for his enjoyable day of Washington Redskins' football.
Handing out labels following Skins games. This time a 38-20 loss at Green Bay, and it wasn’t even that close. Hey, at least Dallas and Philly lost.
Ryan Kerrigan — More QB pressure, as evidenced by two early sacks. Seems to be the only defender that’s worth a ****
Alfred Morris — Didn’t fumble and ran for 107 on 13 carries.
Pierre Garcon — Eight catches for 143...