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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 10/1

Posted Oct 1, 2013

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

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 Orakpohates” 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#HTTR . 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