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# Redskins Josh Morgan says his mom works in the Navy Yard building where the shooting took place, he has made 30 calls, hasnt talked to her, Mr. Kerstein said. At about 12:25 p.m., the reporter tweeted that the wide receivers cousin had updated fans with good news. Josh Morgan s cousin tweeted that Morgan s mom is ok and Josh confirms that is indeed his cousin who tweeted that, Mr. Kerstein said. Current reports say that one shooter was confirmed killed at the scene of the Navy Yard rampage, and authorities are looking for two other men who may also have been involved in the attack. Mr. Morgan tweeted earlier this morning his condolences for those affected by the attack. May God Bless the Workers & Families of Victims affected by the Navy Yard Active Shooter this Morning; Our thoughts & Prayers are with You, he said to his 605 followers.
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16 in Washington, D.C. Multiple people were reported killed and injured. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Emergency vehicles leave the Washington Navy Yard. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Police block M Street in Washington. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Armed federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives take up positions on the 11th Street Bridge. Win McNamee, Getty Images Armed emergency law enforcement personnel enter the main gate at the Washington Navy Yard. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Law enforcement officials work at the scene of the shooting. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY A person is evacuated by helicopter. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY A U.S. Park Service helicopter patrols the Washington Navy Yard. Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Law enforcement and rescue personnel respond to the shooting. Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images A U.S. Park Police helicopter removes a man from the Washington Navy Yard. Jacquelyn Martin, AP A U.S. Park Police helicopter patrols over the Washington Navy Yard. Paul J.
Washington Redskins’ defense is regressing, following attempts to fix what failed last year
Elsewhere, reckless safety Brandon Meriweather has somehow escaped suspension for his hit on Green Bay’s rookie runner Eddie Lacy . According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post , Meriweather will instead receive a fine for the helmet-to-helmet collision. Jones also reports that Meriweather’s status, following the concussion he suffered in the same game, won’t be known until Wednesday. Given the current state of their patchwork secondary, the Redskins can ill afford to lose any defensive backs. What might offer a reprieve for the defense is the recent injury sustained by Detroit running back Reggie Bush. He sustained a knee injury in Arizona. Head coach Jim Schwartz labelled tests on the knee as “encouraging,” according to Carlos Monarrez ofThe Detroit Free Press , but he would not confirm if Bush would be healthy enough for Week 3 action.
Heat rising in opposition to Redskins nickname
That is unheard of. That is a college number, the kind a strong FBS team puts up against a weak FCS team. The Redskins are playing two rookies in the secondary, cornerback David Amerson and free safety Bacarri Rambo, and they arent ready for the NFL. The Redskins run a 3-4 defense three down linemen and four linebackers and its not a good fit, even though the Redskins are in their fourth season of trying to find the right fit. The Redskins have given up 1,023 yards in their first two games. No one wins in the NFL with defense that porous. The solution is … well, thats a tough one. Against Philadelphia, the answer was to have cornerback DeAngelo Hall pick up a fumble the Eagles thought was an incomplete pass and jog 75 yards for a touchdown.
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Video The Post Sports Live crew offers bold predictions for Sunday’s game versus the Detroit Lions. The 1,023 yards surrendered by Washington has the team on pace to shatter single-season record of 7,042 yards (440.1 per game), set last season by the New Orleans Saints , by more than 1,000 yards. Thats far from the picture Redskins officials and players envisioned as they brought back 10 of the 11 starters from last year and also banked on the healthy returns of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and strong safety Brandon Meriweather to help build on last seasons second-half success. The expected big plays and strong stands out of the unit? Nonexistent. Instead, gaping holes up front, missed tackles and blown pass coverages are common. Meanwhile, the Redskins find themselves grasping for answers.
Relatives of Redskins WR Josh Morgan avoid Navy Yard shooting
That is something that is important to the Redskins fans,” Goodell told a radio sports talk show in Washington last week. “I think what we have to do is listen. “If one person is offended, then we have to listen. Ultimately it is Dan’s decision but it is something I want all of us to go out and make sure we are listening to our fans, listening to people that have a different view,” added Goodell, who earlier this year voiced support for the Redskins name. ‘NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES’ Many U.S. professional sports teams still carry Indian names, logos or mascots including the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves, the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors and the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks. Brandon Stevens, an Oneida Nation official, said Native Americans find the association offensive.
Redskins get a painful dose of regular season reality
— The problem isnt that the Washington Redskins have been issued 17 penalties. Its that when theyre not doing anything else right, those penalties become magnified. Washington committed seven penalties for 78 yards in Sundays 38-20 loss to the Packers. The Redskins do not lead the NFL in penalties, though only four teams have been issued more. And its not as if penalties equal bad teams, especially when you consider those ahead of Washington are Detroit (19), Denver (21), Seattle (19) and San Francisco (23). The last three teams are considered Super Bowl contenders. You always want to be disciplined, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. A lot of times a team plays extremely hard and you have unnecessary penalties because of aggression. You want to keep your poise.
Euan McLean: Threat hanging over Washington Redskins’ name shows political correctness has gone too far
Drexel Perry recently moved back to the Washington D.C. area. He’s been a Redskins fan for over 30 years. Follow him on Twitter @Drexel Perry . The forward scored twice against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League, but his boss is unsure of the player’s state of mind. Goal.com PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Juan Pierre went by the Yankee Clipper. The Associated Press Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos dismantled the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the season opener.
Penalties hurting Washington
Much of it is welcome and long overdue as clubs and the decent majority of supporters unite to claim back their stadiums from the bigots and racists who shame their colours. Other positive examples of PC-driven progress can be seen in the raised profile of womens sport. But one story from America that caught my eye this week raises the question of where the line is to be drawn? At what point does the PC bandwagon veer off its righteous path and rumble off like a runaway train, destroying the traditions sports fans hold so dear? The Washington Redskins are a famous sporting institution not just in the USA but across the world. Yet this global giant is under serious pressure to change its name because the term Redskin is offensive to the Native American community. It wasnt always so. The term was first used by Native Americans to distinguish themselves from the European settlers who stole their lands.
Let him play through his struggles in an effort to lead his team. Benching him could shatter his confidence and stunt his progress as an NFL quarterback. Washington is trying to capitalize on RG3s abilities as a pocket passer, considering that he has a strong arm and the awareness to thrive in the pocket. This is a sharp contrast from the zone read offense that focused on the dual threat of RG3s running and passing, aswell asrunning back Alfred Morris.Switching to a more traditional offense has turned RG3and the Redskins offense into shells of the prolific unit from last season. Its possible that this transformationindicates that the quarterback isnt fullyhealed, physically or mentally, from his torn right ACL injury.