The Insider: Redskins vs. Packers


Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Element of surprise gone for NFL's option-play offenses

Redskins offensive coordinator says college-style plays are "not shocking people" like they did last season, when it was "easy at times" for offenses.

By Mark Maske  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Fred Davis aims to keep working despite reduced playing time

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis said he will not let an apparent second-half benching against the Green Bay Packers discourage him

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, tight ends

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Meriweather to be fined, not suspended, for helmet-to-helmet hit on Lacy [updated]

Safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined by the NFL but not suspended for his hit Sunday that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries, injury updates, Kai Forbath, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Packers

The Washington Redskins have now dropped to 0-2 after another baffling performance that saw them struggle to do anything right in the first half and then have to claw their way back to respectability in the second half.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, observations, read option, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Robert Griffin III willing to change leadership approach, to a degree

Late in the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers, a veteran teammate suggested to Griffin that he may need to become more vocal and more demonstrative as a leader.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Redskins at 0-2: Why and where to go from here

One of the Insider’s frequent commenters takes a crack at what the issues with the Redskins have been so far.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Collection of personal bests not enough to earn victory

A number of players achieve career milestones, but the bitter taste a loss prevents them from enjoying it.

By Mike Jones  |  06:52 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Redskins players miffed over reasons for struggles

Players’ frustration is evident in the locker room after another disastrous performance on both sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Packers, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/14/2013

Aaron Rodgers impressed with Robert Griffin III’s feel for the game

Not every mobile quarterback has that feel required to be an effective pass-first threat, but Aaron Rodgers believes Griffin already does.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Redskins vs. Packers conversation: Starting 0-2 a near death sentence

Bill Huber of PackersReport and FoxSportsWisconsin stops by to shoot the breeze about how the Redskins and Packers match up.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Haslett bristles at questions about Monday’s defensive performance

The defensive coordinator didn’t want to talk about the failures in the Eagles game, and praised the play of E.J. Biggers, a cornerback who started at safety.

By Mark Maske  |  04:32 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Jim Haslett, news conferences, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Packers’ McCarthy, Redskins’ Haslett meet again

When Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett coaches his unit against the offense of the Packers offense, he will match wits with Green Bay head coach and play caller Mike McCarthy.

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Kai Forbath encouraged by kickoffs, puts missed field goal behind him

Kai Forbath said he knows exactly what happened on his missed field goal attempt Monday night, and is eager to prove that he can bounce back from it and make his next attempt.

By Mike Jones  |  02:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Packers, special teams

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Meriweather says his string of injuries has been ‘very frustrating’

Safety could make his season debut Sunday in Green Bay.

By Mark Maske  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Redskins hope familiarity with 3-4 defense helps against Packers

As they aim to bounce back from Monday night’s disappointing showing against the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins offensive players believe that familiarity could help them as prepare to attack the Green Bay Packers defense.

By Mike Jones  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-4 defense, Defense, Green Bay Packers, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Esiason: Redskins’ Griffin, Morris could learn from struggles

The tumultuous start to the season for Robert Griffin III and sidekick Alfred Morris proved alarming on Monday night, but could pay off in the long run, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason believes.

By Mike Jones  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Redskins welcome opportunity to visit Lambeau Field

The Redskins make a road trip to one of the NFL’s oldest and most iconic stadiums in Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

By Mark Maske  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Players say their confidence isn’t shaken by opening defeat

Redskins remember that they put their 2012 season back together even after a 3-6 start.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Packers defense sees a different Robert Griffin III

Several Packers say they see a different quarterback from last season’s rookie of the year.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, Week 2

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Santana Moss advises teammates to erase loss from memory

After the Redskins third consecutive offensive possession of the season ended in disaster, veteran wide receiver Santana Moss huddled his teammates and told them to settle them down.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Santana Moss, Week 2

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Redskins injury report: David Amerson, Chris Baker limited

Redskins cornerback David Amerson and defensive end Chris Baker both were limited in Wednesday’s practice according to the team’s first injury report of Week 2.

By Mike Jones  |  06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Chris Baker, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013

With ‘hit test’ now out of the way, Robert Griffin III focused on Week 2

Two days removed from his first action in eight months, Robert Griffin III said that his surgically repaired right knee feels fine.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, Week 2

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Redskins’ Brandon Meriweather practices fully

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says he expects the safety to play against the Packers, barring a setback this week.

By Mark Maske  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Nick Barnett to return to Lambeau Field as a visitor

The linebacker, now a Redskins backup, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Packers.

By Mark Maske  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Brandon Meriweather aims to play Sunday at Green Bay

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather said that he hopes to make his season debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after he missed Monday’s season opener with a lingering groin injury that limited him all of last week in practice.

By Mike Jones  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Safeties, Week 2

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Trip to Green Bay means Redskins could be looking at 0-2 start

Ryan Kerrigan says, ‘You definitely don’t want to start 0-2.’

By Mark Maske  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Cowboys in the NFL’s top 10, and a Redskins-Packers preview

Do the Cowboys belong in Mark Maske’s top 10? Plus a Redskins-Packers video preview, go-to links and what’s ahead today.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:03 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers, top 10, Week 2