The Insider: Week 16


Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Boswell on Cousins: ‘I don’t see anything terribly special there yet’

Columnist Thomas Boswell takes a look at Kirk Cousins’s numbers over the small sample we’ve seen him, and they aren’t good.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys

The slide continues. The Redskins again proved incapable of protecting a second-half lead, and fell 24-23 to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, observations, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Pierre Garcon breaks Art Monk’s Redskins record for catches in a season

Garcon has 11 catches Sunday to bring his season total to 107, one more than Monk had in 1984.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art Monk, history, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 12/22/2013

In London Fletcher’s FedEx Field farewell, Redskins fall short

The Washington Redskins talked about sending London Fletcher out on a victorious note as he played in final home game as a member of the team. But they fell short in their quest, losing 24-23 to Dallas on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: FB Darrel Young to play after week of limited practices

Fullback Darrel Young will play for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys after being listed as questionable all week.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chase Minnifield, Dallas Cowboys, Darrel Young, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: Live

Join the discussion as we break down this afternoon’s game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Game day Q&A: Aldrick Robinson on his late-season surge and development

Used sporadically for much of the season, Aldrick Robinson appears to have turned a corner in the final month of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Game Day Q&A, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/22/2013

DeAngelo Hall expects high effort from teammates despite poor record, uncertain futures

The Washington Redskins enter today’s game against the Dallas Cowboys with nothing at stake, but one of the team’s leaders insist that despite their terrible record, he and his teammates remain highly motivated for a number of reasons.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins claimed center J.D. Walton off waivers ‘for the future,’ Mike Shanahan says

Former Broncos starter won’t play in either of the Redskins’ final two games, according to Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  J.D. Walton, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Kyle Shanahan defends assistants, says he isn’t trying to part ways with his father

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he isn’t looking to part ways with his father and coach elsewhere. He also defended his assistant coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Jordan Reed won’t play again this season, Redskins announce

Rookie tight end will end up missing final six games of the season after suffering a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, tight ends, Week 16

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2013

London Fletcher is ‘definitely a Hall of Fame-caliber player,’ Mike Shanahan says

Is the linebacker, who says he expects to retire after this season, Canton-bound?

By Mark Maske  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, leadership, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins, Cowboys sing London Fletcher’s praises

When London Fletcher announced Wednesday that he expects to retire following this season, teammates and opponents had reactions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, leadership, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Santana Moss, Week 16

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The Redskins have clinched last place in NFC East

Even if the Redskins win the final two and finish 5-11, they’d lose to the Giants on tiebreakers.

By Mark Maske  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFC East, standings, Week 16

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Griffin trying to heed Fletcher’s advice ‘just to exhale’

Robert Griffin III in recent weeks turned to those closest to him for guidance.

By Mike Jones  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Kirk Cousins tries to build off successes from first start, reduce mistakes

Making his second start this season, the Washington quarterback says he’s got improvements to make and can’t worry about the future yet.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Redskins claim former Broncos center J.D. Walton off waivers

The Redskins on Wednesday claimed former Denver Broncos center J.D. Walton off of waivers and released wide receiver Lance Lewis, according to the NFL’s daily transaction report.

By Mike Jones  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive live, practice squad, Roster, Roster moves, Week 16, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher advocates for Mike Shanahan’s return

As odd as it sounds, London Fletcher says, the Redskins should extend Mike Shanahan because they need stability at head coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher says he’s ’99 percent certain’ he’ll retire [updated]

The Redskins’ linebacker, notable for his streak of 254 consecutive games played since 1998, says he is likely going to call it a career.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III run the same plays

It’s been intimated that Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins run different offenses, but Mark Bullock shows how, absent the read option, the two QBs run plays using the same concepts.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Fred Davis makes a contribution with Jordan Reed sidelined

Tight end’s touchdown catch Sunday in Atlanta was his first since late in the 2011 season.

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Kirk Cousins, tight ends, video, Week 16

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Turnover woes have plagued Redskins

Team has committed 29 turnovers this season with two games left, already 15 more than all of last season.

By Mark Maske  |  01:54 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Offense, turnovers, Week 16

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Redskins mailbag: Cousins’s value, Shanahan’s to blame and future coach candidates

Who’s to blame for the mess, who should replace Mike Shanahan as coach and how much could Washington get in a trade for Kirk Cousins? Mike Jones answers all of these in this week’s Mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Mike Shanahan reiterates he won’t resign, will meet with Daniel Snyder after season to determine future with team

Redskins coach addresses his job status, media leaks a day after declining to do so and cutting short his postgame news conference in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Gary Kubiak, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Robert Griffin III ‘clearly’ remains Redskins’ starter but ‘legitimate competition’ needed, Mike Shanahan says

A day after Kirk Cousins throws for 381 yards, coach says, “It’s one game. That’s all it is.”

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 16

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Jordan Reed still suffering from headaches, according to Mike Shanahan

Tight end has missed four games since suffering a concussion nearly a month ago.

By Mark Maske  |  04:29 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, Jordan Reed, tight ends, video, Week 16