A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
--After suffering a blocked punt as well as a fake punt that was converted for a first down vs. the Raiders, one reporter writes the special teams unit needs to improve.
--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan commented on tight end Logan Paulsen’s knee injury he suffered on Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders.
--Five observations from the Redskins 24-14 victory, that highlight a defensive performance that only allowed one offensive touchdown and scored a touchdown of their own against the Oakland Raiders.
--An offensive and defensive positional break down of the Redskins-Raiders game. Positives like the linebacking corps having a great day with four sacks and a forced fumble and negatives like the offensive line finding themselves out of sync against stunt moves made by the Raiders defensive line.
--The Redskins victory vs. the Raiders puts them in a tie for second place in the NFC East and immediately back in the divisional race, only one win behind first place Dallas.
--Running back Alfred Morris dismisses his injury (ribs) he suffered on Sunday, saying “nothing serious I’m all good.”
--Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo “hates” early bye weeks and for good reason—the team will have to play 12 consecutive weeks for the remainder of the season.
--The Redskins get back defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Rob Jackson from four-game suspensions and will be able to practice today.
--The Redskins found success with use of no-huddle offense facing a 14 point deficit late in the first quarter vs. the Raiders.
--Six noteworthy players/plays from Sunday’s victory vs. the Raiders such as Roy Helu Jr.’s impressive 28-yard reception that set up his 14 yard touchdown run that sealed the game.
--Head coach Mike Shanahan acknowledges win but knows that the team did not play its best game due to lack of consistent offense and special teams missed assignments.
--A review of how the Redskins responded to issues facing the team after the 24-14 win vs. Oakland.
--The Redskins need to take advantage of a weak NFC East division where the best record is 2-2 held by Dallas who blew a 21-10 lead in San Diego on Sunday.
--How social media may play a part in changing the Redskins name by using hashtags.
What's Trending In @Redskins Nation? 1) Sure makes Mondays a lot better! "@Wale
. We got one tho. Ill take it! Well done @Redskins
2) #Redskins are wheels down and back home. It's good to be back!#HTTR http://t.co/84s7kWRXCZ
3) Shanahan on struggles in NFC East: "This is a long season. Don't get carried away with things that happen very early or very late."#HTTR
4) Instagram Photo of the Game: brianorakpo takes Matt Flynn down.#Sack #HTTR http://t.co/xyLL6EApNB 5)
Shanahan's message to #Redskins
before bye week: "We're trying to get better, each day, each week." #HTTR