The Insider: Week 13


Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How the Giants limited Alfred Morris and the Redskins’ running game

New York used a variety of defensive fronts to unleash a defense dedicated to stopping the Redskins running back, which worked but left other runs open.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, Kory Lichtensteiger, Kyle Shanahan, Logan Paulsen, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, video, Week 13, Week 14, Will Montgomery

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Shanahan defends Garcon, Moss, Hall for Sunday’s penalties

Redskins coach praises all three players’ competitiveness.

By Mark Maske  |  04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Mike Shanahan, penalties, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Santana Moss, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013

NFL says officials should have stopped Redskins vs. Giants game to clear up confusion over downs

The NFL VP of officiating said play in Sunday night’s game “should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs.”

By Mark Maske  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: Ups and downs against Giants

There were a few standouts against the Giants, some for good reasons and some for not-so-good ones.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Chris Baker, Chris Chester, cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Giants, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 13, Wide Receivers

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

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Giants

The Washington Redskins’ second-half slide continued in their third consecutive loss.

By Mike Jones  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 02:15 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Doughty suffers concussion, Hall and Fletcher injured as well

Safety Reed Doughty left Sunday night’s game after suffering a concussion, and his status for the immediate future remains uncertain.

By Mike Jones  |  02:15 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Giants, Reed Doughty, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins’ loss to Giants ends with controversy over what down it was

Mike Shanahan says he was told by an official the Redskins had gotten a first down.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins officially eliminated from playoff contention

They have faced extremely long odds for a number of weeks now, but with their 24-17 loss to the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins officially saw their playoff aspirations come to an end.

By Mike Jones  |  01:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Playoffs, Redskins vs. Giants, video, Week 13

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Jordan Reed to miss second straight game after setback

Rookie tight end Jordan Reed will miss a second consecutive game after he suffered a head ache following a pregame workout.

By Mike Jones  |  07:20 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Evan Royster, inactives, Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Giants, Running backs, special teams, tight ends, Week 13

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Live

Join the discussion for tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants from FedEx Field.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren, Keith McMillan and Chelsea Janes  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live coverage, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 13

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Game day notes and fast facts

Milestones to watch for as the Redskins look to snap their three-game skid.

By Mike Jones  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 13

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Game Day Q&A: Trenton Robinson on a fresh start and life as a special teams player

A second-year pro with two previously unsuccessful, brief stints with San Francisco and Philadelphia, Trenton Robinson embraced the opportunity to prove himself to a new team.

By Mike Jones  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, Safeties, special teams, Trenton Robinson, Week 13

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Brian Orakpo is diversifying and improving his game

It might be a lost season, but Brian Orakpo is improving, using his smarts and not just athletic ability to derail plays against the 49ers. Mark Bullock takes a look at a few, and then asks via poll if Orakpo should be re-signed.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, The Outsider, Week 13

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/28/2013

Thanksgiving Day games open thread

There are three NFL games today, and here’s where you can shoot the breeze while you watch.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 13

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Orakpo: Redskins must remain unified, block out distractions

As his team comes off of a week of off-field controversies, Orakpo said the team must block out distractions that could prove divisive.

By Mike Jones  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, locker room, Week 13

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Robert Griffin III declines to respond to Ahmad Brooks

San Francisco linebacker had said after Monday’s game that the Redskins quarterback shouldn’t be playing.

By Mark Maske  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, San Francisco 49ers, video, Week 13

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Fantasy watch: Thankful for Jamaal Charles

Fantasy owners who drafted Jamaal Charles have plenty to be thankful for this season.

By Gene Wang  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fantasy football, Kansas City Chiefs, Running backs, Week 13

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2013

DeAngelo Hall says Mike Shanahan, rest of coaching staff should be retained for next season

‘I think a big part of success is to have some stability,’ cornerback says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Redskins injury report: Reed returns to practice, Paul sidelined

The Redskins got one tight end back in practice on Wednesday, but were without the services of another.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Injury report, Jordan Reed, jose gumbs, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Giants, tight ends, Week 13

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Robert Griffin III strongly defends father for Monday’s locker room visit

Quarterback says that ‘anybody out there that’s going after my dad needs to back up.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  locker room, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Fred Davis denies missing meetings last week

Redskins tight end Fred Davis said that he didn’t miss any meetings last week, and said that he didn’t view his limited activity in Monday night’s game as a disciplinary move.

By Mike Jones  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, tight ends, Week 13

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Redskins could be officially eliminated from playoff contention this weekend

They’d be out of the wild-card chase with a loss to the Giants. They’d be officially eliminated in the NFC East with a loss to the Giants and a win by either the Cowboys or Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Playoffs, Week 13

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Report: Baylor coaches showed all of Griffin’s plays during film review

Robert Griffin III’s college coach and a teammate joined the Redskins coach and quarterback in shooting down a report that said Griffin does want to watch negative plays in video review.

By Mike Jones  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

‘If you don’t win, everybody is accountable,’ Mike Shanahan says

Redskins coach acknowledges, as Pierre Garcon did Monday night, that jobs are at stake now.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

‘You just have to be patient’ with development of Robert Griffin III as pocket passer, Mike Shanahan says

Late-season switch to Kirk Cousins won’t be considered, Shanahan says, adding that Griffin needs all the game experience he can get.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Shanahan declines to discuss Fred Davis discipline in detail

Fred Davis might or might not have missed meetings leading up to him being used for only 10 plays against the 49ers.

By Mike Jones  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Robert Griffin Jr. visited son in locker room, fearing he was injured

Robert Griffin Jr. came into the Redskins locker room following the team’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers because he was concerned that his son had been injured.

By Mike Jones  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Stephen Bowen done for season, facing microfracture surgery

Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen will miss the remainder of the season with what is believed to be cartilage damage that will require microfracture surgery to repair, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, cornerbacks, defensive line, Injuries, Roster, Roster moves, Stephen Bowen, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Inconsistent play the only consistent element this season for Redskins

As the Washington Redskins stumbled through another demoralizing defeat, the exhibited one of the few constants that has manifested itself this season, and that was an inability to play with any sense of consistency.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, news conferences, Reed Doughty, Week 13

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013

London Fletcher: ‘Nobody is happy with the way things have turned out’

Linebacker expresses disappointment but remains supportive of Coach Mike Shanahan and says players haven’t given up and are continuing to put forth effort.

By Mark Maske  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins mailbag: Is it time for Kirk Cousins?

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about Kirk Cousins, Keenan Robinson, clock management and, you guessed it, Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Alfred Morris: Redskins didn’t have ‘the greatest of weeks’ in practice

‘We just didn’t show up,’ running back says of Monday night’s performance.

By Mark Maske  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Practice reports, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12, Week 13

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin, like Shanahan, calls latest allegations ‘false’

An NFL Network report claimed he had requested that his negative plays not be shown during film review sessions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins vs. Giants stays in Sunday night slot [updated]

Decision, due by Tuesday, now expected later Monday. Cardinals-Eagles game could be given the Sunday night time slot Dec. 1 if Redskins-Giants is flexed to the afternoon.

By Mark Maske  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Schedule, NFL flexible scheduling, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 13