A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, November 17, 2013.
--Redskins players try to explain what happened vs. Philadelphia as the Redskins fall to 3-7. The Redskins are in last place in the NFC East after losing to the Eagles and the Giants defeating the Packers.
--Head coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the media on Monday and explains how the salary cap penalty has hurt the team over the past two years.
--Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather spoke about the Eagles offensive execution and said, “They came in and did exactly what they wanted to.”
--Five observations from the Redskins-Eagles game including the Redskins redzone execution. The Redskins had two turnovers in the redzone, a fumble and interception which resulted in a 24-16 loss.
--One reporter explains the issues that seem to reoccur during Redskins games than contribute to their 3-7 record. The Redskins offense was shut out in the first half vs. the Eagles on Sunday, the offense was held scoreless vs. the Eagles in the first half week one on Monday night.
--The Redskins loss to the Eagles makes their record 3-7, the Redskins have started the season 3-7 five times over the last 10 seasons.
--Wide receiver Pierre Garcon expressed some frustrations after the 24-16 loss to the Eagles.
--With four yards passing in the first half vs. the Eagles, some members of the media and Redskins legends wonder if backup quarterback Kirk Cousins should see some playing time.
--Redskins players and head coach Mike Shanahan remain confident that the team is still united. When receiver Pierre Garcon was asked if the team would be divided he said, “That’s not us.”
--Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson hurt his left knee vs. Philadelphia and head coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t know if the injury will require surgery.
--Redskins receiver Josh Morgan was on the inactive list vs. the Eagles and some reporters wondered if his comments made about his playing time led to his benching. Morgan said, “I know I didn’t do anything to lose my job.”
--The Redskins-Giants game at FedEx Field is still slotted for 8:30 p.m. on NBC, the game could have been moved to an afternoon time under the flexible scheduling plan.
--A positional brake down of Redskins players including quarterback Robert Griffin III’s up and down game. Griffin finished the game with 264 yards passing but only had four yards passing in the first half.
--An interview with the Redskins fan whose banner was taken by Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.
--Michael Wilbon commented on the Redskins loss, head coach Mike Shanahan and the future of the team on ESPN 980.
--One reporter believes that the Redskins should make wholesale changes to their roster if they want to win more games and become a playoff contender.
--After one of Robert Griffin III’s worse performances this season, one reporter writes how Grifffin will have a lot to learn from Sunday’s game, humility being the most important.
--Sights and sounds from the Redskins locker room after the 24-16 loss to the Eagles including quotes from players. Redskins fullback Darrel Young said, “No one gave up in this locker room.”
--LeSean McCoy’s impact on the Redskins helped Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. Foles was efficient with the football, rushed for a touchdown and did not turn the ball over.
--How the Redskins defense was exposed by a tight end screen and one reporter thinks that play is an example of the defense’s lack of athletic ability.
--Redskins running back Alfred Morris remains consistent this season and is in serious contention for the NFL’s rushing title. Morris is currently in third with 918 yards rushing, Morris is 101 yards away from matching the No.1 rusher in the NFL, LeSean McCoy.
--Head coach Mike Shanahan commented on the confrontation between left tackle Trent Williams and an NFL official on Sunday. Shanahan said, “We had a few players involved with this one, so it’s a little bit unprecedented.”
--Four issues that surround the Redskins as they prepare for the 49ers on Monday night including Nick Williams NFL debut. Williams did not help struggling return game with a muffed punt and failing to field another that led to the Redskins starting at their own 4-yard line.
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