A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, October 7, 2013.
--Why defensive coordinator Jim Haslett believes that Redskins defensive lineman Barry Cofield is the best in the NFL.
--Redskins coaches are encouraged by quarterback Robert Griffin III’s growth as a quarterback and his ability to use his legs to pass the ball.
--President Obama’s comments on the Redskins team name. Redskins’ attorney Lanny J. Davis’ spoke for the team in a statement responding to the President.
--Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris makes no excuses for his unit that ranks 25th in the NFL for passing yards allowed.
--Losing records for all four teams provides and opening for the Redskins to take part of first place in the NFC East.
--Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson’s improved play has allowed him to solidify the No. 2 receiver spot, as his chemistry with quarterback Robert Griffin III develops.
--Five storylines Redskins fans should follow such as, when the running game will improve and how the Redskins’ schedule will influence their postseason chances.
--After four games, CSN writers hand out grades for the Redskins defensive backs, running backs, special teams, receivers and tight ends.
--Five games that could determine the Redskins playoff hopes for the 2013 season.
--David Amerson’s 45-yard pick six was just one important play from the first four games of the Redskins season that helped determine their 1-3 record.
--Special teams coordinator Keith Burns knows that he must be patient with rookie Chris Thompson ,who ranks 21st in the NFL with a 5.1 yards per attempt punt return average.
--Questions surrounding the Redskins offense such as what is the status of tight end Fred Davis and has quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to his 2012 form?
--Redskins players and coaches hope to have the same success coming off their bye week as they did in 2012, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 31-6.
--President Obama says he would “think about changing” the Redskins team name.
--NBC’s Meet The Press weighs in on the Redskins team name and says changing the name would be a “teachable moment.”
--As practice resumes, the Redskins prepare for Sunday’s game vs. Dallas as first place in their division is within reach.
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