The Insider: Week 9


Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather: ‘I aimed a little lower’ against Chargers

Coming off a suspension for illegal hits, Brandon Meriweather says he he “aimed a little lower” in his tackling.

By Mark Maske  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Chargers, san diego chargers, Week 9

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Leonard Hankerson draws praise for Sunday’s improved effort

Wide receiver turned in one of the better performances of his career in the Redskins’ win over the Chargers.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leonard Hankerson, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Darrell Green: Redskins need to re-sign DeAngelo Hall

Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green sang Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s praises and believes that Hall is just now tapping into his full potential.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Darrell Green, DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Pierre Garcon records career day in win over Chargers

Pierre Garcon, one week after he voiced his frustrations with the offense, had a big day and drew praise for it.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Redskins’ position-by-position review: How the option opens up other plays

A look at how the option opened up big plays for the Redskins, and how each position group performed against the Chargers.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Redskins vs. Chargers: Five observations from the 30-24 overtime victory

The Redskins get a much-needed win in a game that basically, Washington could not afford to lose.

By Mike Jones  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, observations, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Robert Griffin III rebounds from trying performance and week

A week after enduring one of the worst performances of his career, Robert Griffin III rebounded with a solid showing in his team’s 30-24 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers.

By Mike Jones  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chargers, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Kai Forbath miffed over blocked field goals

A pair of blocked field goals proved perplexing to placekicker Kai Forbath. The second-year kicker and coach Mike Shanahan both said they needed to go back and look at film to get an idea of what went wrong.

By Mike Jones  |  08:15 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chargers, special teams, Week 9

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Playing surface at FedEx Field being re-sodded

Playing surface re-sodded at FedEx Field

By Mark Maske  |  07:17 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Some former Redskins greats steer clear of team-name controversy

Doug Williams, Joe Jacoby decline to weigh in.

By Mark Maske  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, Redskins name, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Redskins wear throwback uniforms for ‘Homecoming’ game

The Washington Redskins wore their 1937-inspired throwback uniforms to celebrate their annual Homecoming game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. The players did not wear the faux-leather helmets as they did last season, however.

By Mike Jones  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Chargers, uniforms, Week 9

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Fred Davis on Redskins’ inactive list again

Tight end is de-activated for a third straight game.

By Mark Maske  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Darryl Tapp, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Redskins vs. Chargers: Live

Join the discussion during today’s game between the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers.

By Cindy Boren, Mark Giannotto, Chelsea Janes and Keith McMillan  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Game Day Q&A: Roy Helu Jr. on his return to action, rugby and dancing

After spending nearly a full season on the injured list, running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to action this season and has carved out a role for himself as the Washington Redskins’ change-of-pace back.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Redskins vs. Chargers, Roy Helu Jr., Week 9

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Redskins vs. Chargers: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers today at 1 p.m. on CBS.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Pierre Garcon practices at full speed

Coach MIke Shanahan said after Friday’s practice that wide receiver will be listed as probable for Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Redskins vs. Chargers: Five story lines to follow Sunday

RGIII and Washington look to bounce back when they welcome the San Diego Chargers to kick off a crucial three-game stretch.

By Mike Jones  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Chargers, story lines, Week 9

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Kyle Shanahan says he ‘didn’t do a good enough job’ on fourth-quarter play-calling in Denver

Redskins offensive coordinator doesn’t dispute the notion that he abandoned the running game too quickly.

By Mark Maske  |  05:08 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Broncos, Week 9

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Griffin, Fletcher understand Meriweather’s frustrations

The Washington Redskins’ two most prominent leaders expressed support for safety Brandon Meriweather after he raised eyebrows once again this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, London Fletcher, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Morgan trying to stay ready despite drastically reduced role

A year after serving as the Redskins’ No. 2 wide receiver, Josh Morgan has seen his role change drastically.

By Mike Jones  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9, wide recievers

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Video: Does Brian Orakpo deserve a big contract?

Mark Maske discusses in this week’s one-on-one portion of Post Sports Live.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, Post Sports Live, video, Week 9

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Redskins mailbag: Trade deadline, passing game woes and more

Mike Jones tackles readers’ questions on what Washington might do at the trade deadline, why the Redskins abandoned the run and why Aldrick Robinson doesn’t return kicks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Fred Davis, Jim Haslett, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Tanard Jackson, tight ends, trades, Week 9, Wide Receivers