A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, December 9, 2013.
--The Redskins players shoulder the blame for the Redskins 45-10 loss to the Chiefs. Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo said, “Coach is always going to have our backs, but at the end of the day, guys have to look at themselves and be accountable.”
--Distractions off the field have taken their toll on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Questions on his relationship with head coach Mike Shanahan have been posed to him and after Sunday’s loss Griffin said, “It’s getting old.”
--One reporter looks at the Redskins 45-10 loss to the Chiefs and head coach Mike Shanahan’s future with the team. This loss marked the seventh time this season where the Redskins allowed more than 30 points.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III answers questions on backup quarterback Kirk Cousins replacing him after the Chiefs went up 45-10. Cousins finished the day 7 of 16 for 59 yards passing.
--Why Redskins tight end Niles Paul said the Redskins were “terrible on special teams.” The Redskins allowed two touchdowns on special teams, both punt and kickoff returns for a combined 169 yards and two touchdowns.
--Why head coach Mike Shanahan and owner Daniel Snyder’s relationship became a topic of interest to reporters after the Redskins 45-10 loss to the Chiefs.
--An one-on-one interview with rookie cornerback David Amerson including how he feels he has progressed this season.
--A list of Redskins inactive players for the Redskins-Chiefs game including how rookie tight end Jordan Reed missed his third consecutive game still battling concussion issues.
--The Redskins-Chiefs game reportedly made history with the lowest announced attendance in FedExField history with 56,247.
--A list of six questions Redskins head coach chose not to answer including why he has not said the ESPN report is simply not true.
--The best and worst plays from the Redskins 45-10 loss to the Chiefs including tight end Logan Paulsen’s one handed touchdown catch near the end of the first half to make the score 31-7.
--A look at the Redskins 45-10 loss and why the Redskins have lost their last five games. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said, “Fans weren’t booing for no reason.”
--Chiefs return specialist Dexter McCluster spoke on the Redskins effort and said, “As men and as ballplayers they were definitely focused.” McCluster finished the game with 177 return yards and a touchdown.
--Ten observations from the Redskins-Chiefs game including the future of head coach Mike Shanahan and why one writer believes he should be removed sooner rather than later.
--A conflict of opinion on the starting quarterback for next weeks game vs. Atlanta. When asked, head coach Mike Shanahan said, “We’ll talk about that later.” Robert Griffin III said, “That’s not an issue.”
--Noteworthy plays from the Redskins-Chiefs game. Pierre Garcon set the franchise record for receptions through 12 games with 84 and broke 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career.
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