A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, November 18, 2013.
--One writer explains how quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan will have their relationship tested in the second half of the season. The Redskins have a tough home schedule playing San Francisco, Kansas City and division leader Dallas in the last home game of the season.
--Defensive lineman Adam Carriker has reportedly been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list which gives the Redskins 21-days to evaluate his rehab process. Carriker is still suffering from a torn quadriceps tendon he suffered in Week 2 last year.
--With injuries to tight end Jordan Reed and receiver Leonard Hankerson, the Redskins may need to rely on tight end Fred Davis and receiver Josh Morgan. Both Davis and Morgan were on the inactive list for last week’s game vs. the Eagles and did not dress for the game.
--Head coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the media about quarterback Robert Griffin III’s comments on the Philadelphia Eagles and their ability to predict what the Redskins offense was going to do. Shanahan said, “They really don’t know if a play is coming or not.”
--One reporter answers questions submitted by Redskins fans including the development of quarterback Robert Griffin III and where his ability to read defenses is at this point in the season.
--The Redskins have a new military themed style hat and when purchased the Redskins will send a member of the military an identical hat.
--Voice of the Redskins, Larry Michael, has experienced a “mind-boggling” Redskins season this year. Michael was interviewed on the Redskins flagship station, ESPN 980, and questioned if the Redskins can put together a solid performance for an entire game.
--A writer explains the frustrations in the Redskins locker room and how Redskins receiver Santana Moss expressed his opinions on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s post game comments to the media.
--Five important quotes from Mike Shanahan’s news conference. Shanahan said, “There is going to be some growing pains. It’s not going to be automatic.” The growing pains Shanahan spoke on were about Robert Griffin III and his lack of an offseason.
--Newly promoted receiver Nick Williams commented on his performance vs. the Eagles. Williams struggled returning kicks as he muffed a punt, allowed a punt to roll to the Redskins four yard line and chose not to field another punt that was recovered at Washington’s two yard line.
--The Redskins come in at No. 27 on ESPN’s power rankings. The Redskins are 1-6 vs. top 15 teams ranked in ESPN’s power rankings and have No. 3 Kansas City, No.9 San Francisco and No. 14 Dallas coming up on their schedule.
--With four yards passing in the first half vs. the Eagles, some members of the media and former Redskins legends wonder if backup quarterback Kirk Cousins should see some playing time.
--An in depth breakdown of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s performance vs. the Eagles on Sunday including how Griffin is improving despite not always having a clean pocket to pass from or the right amount of time for routs to develop.
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