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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 10/18

Posted Oct 18, 2013

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, October 18, 2013.

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, October 18, 2013.

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--An update on Redskins cornerback David Amerson including comments from his neuropsychologist father Efland Amerson.

--Redskins left tackle Trent Williams speaks about preparing to stop defensive end Julius Peppers. Peppers has five tackles and one sack so far this season.

--According to sources, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Cameron Lawrence was fined $21,000 for his hit that gave cornerback David Amerson a concussion.

--Despite concussion, cornerback David Amerson expects to practice more and is not suffering any lingering concussion symptoms.

--Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett speaks on the tough task of game planning for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler has found more success this year in part to improved offensive line play.

--Redskins defensive players are encouraged with there performance against Dallas. Players and coaches gave credit to the secondary which held the Cowboys passing attack to 165 yards and no Cowboys receiver gained more than 44 yards.

--Head coach Mike Shanahan answers questions about special teams and questions on special teams coach Keith Burns.

--Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan sheds light on the use of quarterback draws and how defenses play the Redskins, affects running plays that involve quarterback Robert Griffin III.

--After intercepting Bears quarterback Jay Cutler four times, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall is “another player” according to Cutler. 

--After seven weeks, the NFC East has been a weak conference as there isn’t one team that has a winning record. One reporter wonders what the value is in winning the division.

--Sources close to former Redskins player Chris Cooley believe that Mike Shanahan is coming back next year. His contract is guaranteed through the 2014 season and will be paid $7 million.

--An interview with defensive lineman Barry Cofield and how he enjoys playing for defensive line coach Jacob Burney.

--After last season’s playoff birth and division title, head coach Mike Shanahan has earned respect and patience from those who think a change is needed.

--Rookie tight end Jordan Reed is becoming a consistent option for the Redskins and is proving his ability in the NFL. This season Reed has had at least one catch for 11 yards in each game.  

--Five questions that face the Washington Redskins as they prepare for the Chicago Bears.  Will the Redskins solve their red zone scoring issues against a Bears defense that allowed three touchdowns the three times the Giants were in the red zone.

--How the Redskins defense plans to stop Bears running back Matt Forte who is seventh in the NFL in total rushing yards (442) and averages 73.7 yards per game.

--Three storylines to follow in week seven including quarterback Robert Griffin III’s ability to showcase both his running ability and his arm. Verses Dallas, Griffin had a great game running (77 yards) but finished with a 49 percent completion rate and zero touchdowns.

--A look at the status of the Washington Redskins, Offensive and Defensive MVPs and a preview of the next three games on the schedule.

--After drawing two 15-yard penalties vs. Dallas, quarterback Robert Griffin III comments on his strategy on running the ball down the sideline.

--One reporter’s take on the Redskins team name and if it should be changed.

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) Kyle not concerned with QB spies: "If a guy does get out there free after @RGIII, he's going to have to be pretty fast to catch him."#HTTR

2) #TBT 25 years ago in playoffs vs Bears #Redskins legend@darrellgreen28 scored 52-yard PR TD while holding sidehttp://t.co/BVuz7N2Emk #HTTR

3) Kyle tells QB @RGIII to follow instincts before every game: "Make sure you be you and go out there and have fun." #HTTR

4) Haslett on @TheRealDHall23: "This is another opportunity for him to shine. He showed that he can do it...I want to see it every week."

5) Want to meet your favorite #Redskins? Come to @ruthschrissteakin Bethesda on Mon. Oct. 21. More information herehttp://t.co/7XWGHDnEEv

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