Why Turnover Margin Will Define the 2013 Washington Redskins Season

Eni Faleomavaega: Washington Redskins name a ‘moral issue’

During that seven-game winning streak, the Redskins turned the ball over only five times. Surviving on an unsustainable rate of success is asking for trouble, and the Redskins have to realize that they can’t depend on keeping the ball on their side of the field. Fumbles bounce the wrong way and bounce off players’ hands; the art of preventing the turnover is as unpredictable as anything in sports. A good example: In 2008, the Redskins stormed out of the gate with a 6-2 record, during which they turned the ball over just five timesincluding zero in the first five games. They proceeded to turn the ball over 12 times in the final eight games and finished 8-8.

Washington Redskins players don’t recognize Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals All-Star outfielder

‘Is that Tom Brady?’ asks Redskins RB Alfred Morris, here losing his helmet, when shown a picture of Harper.

He didn’t miss a game in 2011 or 2012, but the Bills cut him in February after he failed a physical. He then had surgery on his right knee, and the subsequent rehab essentially kept him from signing with a new team until now. “I’m going to ride it until the wheels fall off,” Barnett said, “until they tell me I can’t play no more. I enjoy the game, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop enjoying the game. As long as someone has a home for me, I’m going to bring my pillow and my sleeping bag.” His pillow on Wednesday was in a Richmond hotel, where he waited all day to hear if the Redskins were impressed enough with his workouts to sign him.

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The Redskins complained at times last season about some of the hits absorbed by Griffin on option plays. Griffin took to sometimes raising his hands after getting rid of the ball on option plays, signaling to defenders and the officials that he no longer had the ball and couldnt be hit legally. Steratore said the officials are attempting to make clear to teams and quarterbacks what is expected on such plays. As this is evolving right now were using this as a point of emphasis and trying to get that point relayed to them, Steratore said. The officiating presentation includes explanations of this seasons major rule changes, including the elimination of the tuck rule and the new prohibition on a ball carrier lowering his head and using the crown of his helmet to deliver a forcible blow to a defender. The video also emphasizes the NFLs new requirement that players wear knee and thigh pads during games. According to the video, the leagues points of emphasis for officials this season include penalizing players for late hits on opponents who are on the ground, standing around a pile of players or being held up by other players; penalizing ball carriers for illegally grabbing a defenders face mask and not immediately releasing it; and penalizing players for taunting for spiking or spinning the ball at an opponent. Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is shown on the video spinning the ball on the ground after a catch.

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With answers ranging from “Matt Harper” to no idea to hes that… Washington hitter, its clear that they havent spent much time at Nationals Park. None of the responses were as shockingly inexplicable as the one from second-year running back Alfred Morris. Charles Krupa/AP This is Tom Brady, in case Alfred Morris is wondering. Is that Tom Brady? he asked after being shown a picture of Harper. Morris, who was drafted in the 6th round out of Florida Atlantic, had a fantastic rookie year rushing for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns. His effort in guessing who Harper was, however, less than stellar. Another head-scratching answer came from Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford when he mistook Harper for a teammate. Nick Wass/AP Is that Tom Brady? asks Redskins RB Alfred Morris, here losing his helmet, when shown a picture of Harper. “Oh, dude, that looks like Ricky Elmore, number 51 our linebacker he said.

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Injury is always a concern for kickers when the ball is in play. If Forbath is on the sidelines for kickoffs, he is less likely to be injured. From the scattered reports I have heard out of camp, Forbath looks just as good as he did last year. He may not be an established NFL kicker yet and a sophomore slump is always possible, but I think Forbath is a safe fantasy pick. Defense Are you kidding? According to NFL.com, the Redskins were ranked 28th in total defense last season, 30th in pass defense, and 22nd in points allowed. The return of Brian Orakpo and Brandon Meriweather is a boost, as well as drafting David Amerson, Phillip Thomas, and Bacarri Rambo. To think, however, that Orakpo, Meriweather, and a handful of late-round draft picks will vault this defense into one of the better units in the league is laughable. Find a different defense. JJ Regan lives in the DC area and is a current freelancer for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

Washington Redskins Training Camp

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) laughs as he walks to the field during the second day of the NFL football teams training camp in Richmond, Va., Friday, July 26, 2013. (AP PhotoSteve Helber)

1, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Washington Redskins linebacker Nick Barnett walks off the field with fans after the afternoon practice at the NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) races a fan after the afternoon practice at the NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.,(AP Photo/Steve Helber) Redskins fans relax inside of Gus’ Bar in Grill, just a few blocks from the team’s new training camp facilities in Richmond, Va. The restaurant is featuring a sub sandwich named after quarterback Robert Griffin III. (WTOP/George Wallace) Redskins fans relax inside of Gus’ Bar in Grill, just a few blocks from the team’s new training camp facilities in Richmond, Va. The restaurant is featuring a sub sandwich named after quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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“He got hit so many times – just get out.” Griffin has vowed to be more judicious this year about when to go for the extra yard and when to slide. The tricky thing for the officials is to judge whether, for example, he starts his slide too late to keep himself safe. “We have clarifications with quarterback keeps off our bootleg or the option play, what’s allowed by defensive players, what’s allowed by offensive players,” Shanahan said, “so we clarified it on both sides of the ball.” Note: Highlight of the day was Griffin’s long TD pass to Aldrick Robinson during the 7-on-7 drills. The ball traveled some 50 yards in the air, and Griffin celebrated by pumping his arms. The QB went 13 for 17 during the drill, including two drops. … WR Josh Morgan and CB Richard Crawford were back at practice, a day after both left early with leg pain.

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Eni Faleomavaega pleaded on the House floor Tuesday. This is a moral issue that reaches far back to the time when Native Americans are not only considered outcasts but deemed enemies by the colonial government, the American Samoa Democrat said, according to a transcript of his remarks. The only game of sporting was hunting and killing Indians like animals for money. + reset Ten members of Congress urged a name-change in a May letter to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins sponsor FedEx, among others, describing the name as a slur among the ethnic group, akin to the N-word among African Americans or the W-word among Latinos. In his remarks, Faleomavaega responded to Rush Limbaugh , who said earlier this month that the teams name isnt a government issue. The conservative radio host said if fans were offended by the name, they wouldnt go to FedEx Field, but because they do, it obviously isnt upsetting too many people. Mr. Limbaugh also states, so the Redskins may not be a popular name with some people. Mr. Speaker, I submit this is not a popularity contesthavent American Indians suffered enough? Faleomavaega said. The controversy over the team name and mascot is part of a lengthy legal battle to strip its trademark protections. Snyder has vowed he will never change the name, and Goodell has also defended the Redskins name.

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