KSK 2013 NFL Prekkake: Washington Redskins
Guard Josh LeRibeus (third round): Whatever I can say is not as strong as what line coach Chris Foerster said about him Thursday. Foerster said LeRibeus not being in great shape is very disappointing. Foerster called LeRibeus a work in progress and said hes still catching up to the others when it comes to getting in shape. The tough part is that LeRibeus, who missed much of the spring workouts because of a hamstring injury, had a lot of ground to make up. It will happen at some point, but at this point he has a lot of work to do. Obviously the offseason program, a lot of it is voluntary and if youre not here and working hard But maybe if youre not working as hard as you should and you come back overweight, it just puts you behind. Then he had the injury to add on to that. He still has a big hill to climb to be in a position to be where he was. Foerster liked how LeRibeus played in relief during the Seattle game. He worked some at center last year, but in camp was only at left guard. Quarterback Kirk Cousins (fourth round): Keeps improving. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden said hed trade a first-round pick for him — not sure how many teams would agree with him right now given the small sample size.
Redskins vs. Steelers: Washington opens home preseason schedule Monday
Like Us on Facebook Time:8 p.m. ET TV-Channel:ESPN The Redskins are coming off a tight win against the Tennessee Titans. It might only be the preseason, but there was already some drama in this close game that wrapped up 22-21 in favor of Washington. Pat White, a second year quarterback out of West Virginia, took it to the house with five minutes remaining. He finished the evening with only 31 yards passing, but had five carries for 33 yards and the game-winning nine-yard touchdown. Rex Grossman and Kirk Cousins provided a 1-2 punch at the quarterback position. In case RG3 goes down again, the Redskins should continue their season confidently. Grossman went a decent 10/21 with 119 yards and a touchdown, while Cousins was very efficient, going 6/7 for 52 yards and a touchdown. News in Washington is that RG3 participated in 11 on 11 drills, signaling a return is imminent. Though this may seem like great news, some around the NFL feel the Washington should change their gameplan if they truly intend on keeping RG3 on the field for years to come.
Redskins vs. Steelers Preseason TV Schedule for Monday Night Football with Time and Channel Info
Heres what to watch when the Steelers have the ball: David Amerson looks to build on a strong first outing. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) 1. DB building blocks: David Amerson got off to a strong start in his first NFL action, breaking up a pass and chipping in with some strong run defense. Bacarri Rambo had some positives in coverage and in run support, but his whiff on Chris Johnson (which coaches declare wasnt entirely his fault) stood out the most. Amerson said his goal in this second game is to show that he can be consistent and remain disciplined. Rambo, meantime, aims to show that he can learn from his mistakes. He said the biggest thing he has learned so far is that mental fortitude is a huge key to success in the NFL. Rather than dwell on shortcomings, he must develop a short memory, maintain his focus and rebound with impact performances. Rambo likely will log significant snaps once again, and his goal is to carry over the strong practice performances into tonights game. Can he do it?
Mike Shanahan’s Washington Redskins revival bigger than RGIII
Defensively, we got better the last seven games. “First nine games, we had some chances to win a few more games, and we didn’t take advantage of those opportunities. But I was impressed with our football team, the way we finished, the way we played, and hopefully, we can build on that.” Griffin unquestionably has brought hope back to this once-proud franchise. But amid the hysteria surrounding his rehab, the events of the past three weeks have proven he’s not the only reason for those in the nation’s capital to start trusting in the Redskins again after nearly a decade of losing faith. Just consider the Redskins ‘ other recent headline-generating stories. There’s Kirk Cousins ‘ emergence as a potential starter — for someone, at least — after shining in the preseason. There’s the idea of getting Brian Orakpo locked up long-term. There’s the development of two risk/reward defensive backs drafted in April. There’s the return to health of receiver Pierre Garcon and tight end Fred Davis . Compared to what used to go on around Washington, it all qualifies as a bushel of lollipops and rainbows.
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Virginia Governor expresses interest in building new Redskins stadium Travel Deals Brandon Worley, SBNation Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013, 10:24 AM The Washington Redskins won’t be changing home stadiums any time in the near future, but that hasn’t stopped the team from exploring options for the inevitable move. According to the Times Dispatch , Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia is hoping his state can become the new home of the NFL franchise. Redskins 2013 Season Game-by-Game Predictions SB Nation’s Hogs Haven predicts the season ahead for the Washington Redskins. McDonnell visited Redskins training camp on Friday and stated his interest in possibly building a new stadium for the Redskins in Virginia. “We’d love that opportunity,” McDonnell said. “If the right group of business and government folks came together to make an offer, it could happen.” Virginia nearly had a deal in place to build a new stadium in Northern Virginia, but taxpayers and other officials balked and the plan fell through. The Redskins ended up at FedExField in Maryland starting in 1997, with the lease not set to expire until 2027. The Redskins were previously at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., with D.C.
Redskins-Steelers: Offensive storylines to follow
Rookie running backs: Chris Thompson was held out of last weeks game to let a sore knee heal, and Jawan Jamison dressed, but didnt play as Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster and Keiland Williams got the carries. This week should be different, however. Thompson said he is playing, and he expects to return kicks as well. It may be hard for him to overtake Helu, who seems to lead the competition for the No. 2 back duties. But Thompson has next-level speed that could serve the Redskins well in the return game and in option packages.
Redskins-Steelers: Defensive storylines to follow
And then theres the name. I am a die-hard Redskins fan and I acknowledge that the name is unquestionably a racial slur but at the same time I, personally, dont want the name to change because (I swear to God this is my rationale) it would be inconvenient for me. Ive grown up rooting for the Redskins, its what I know. I own jerseys and have been to countless training camps with my dad, and cheered, cried, and attended Redskins games the day after my wedding for Gods sake. I dont understand why most Redskins fans who dont want the name changed have to become University of Phoenix-level history professors to convince themselves that the name was actually given to honor a certain group of Native Americans who wore red face paint on leap years.
StubHub Announces Extended Partnership with FedExField, Home of the Washington Redskins
About StubHub StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company’s unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the companys FanProtect Guarantee. Company partners include the San Francisco Giants and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, complemented by companies such as ESPN, AEG, Tickets.com, and Paciolan. StubHub is also the official naming rights partner of StubHub Center, a 125-acre major league sports venue in Southern California, home to MLS LA Galaxy and Chivas USA. About FedExField Located in Landover, Md., FedExField first opened its gates for the Washington Redskins home opener on Sept. 14, 1997. The stadium has one of the largest seating capacities in the NFL with 85,000 seats and is one of just two stadiums with three tiers of luxury suites.
Virginia Governor expresses interest in building new Redskins stadium
Steelers: Washington opens home preseason schedule Monday August 19, 2013 – 08:04 am Updated: August 19, 2013 – 08:24 am Kirk Cousins helped lead the Redskins to a preseason win on Aug. 8. Photo: Associated Press More on this story Still no preseason game action for RG3 The Washington Redskins will play their second preseason game on Monday night, hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m. For the second straight game, though, fans will get to see Robert Griffin III on the sideline. Head coach Mike Shanahan says quarterback Kirk Cousins will play the first half, and the flow of the game will dictate how much backup quarterbacks Rex Grossman and Pat White play. Earlier in the week, Griffin expressed interest in playing in at least one game before the regular season began , but Shanahan quickly ended any speculation that RG3 might see preseason action. Fans can also expect to see Fred Davis start as tight end, who’s had a strong camp so far, and continues to improve. Davis only played in seven games last season before tearing his Achilles tendon against the New York Giants.