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Wake Up Washington 1/9: Why Not Us?


A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Football Team on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Football Team.

-- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala writes about the friendship Alex Smith and a soldier formed during a shared journey.

-- The Washington Post's Sam Fortier and Nicki Jhabvala teamed up to preview the Washington-Tampa playoff game.

-- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala reports that guard Brandon Scherff is a first team all-pro.

-- The Washington Post's Sam Fortier writes about Washington's pass rush taking on Tom Brady.

-- The Washington Post's Les Carpenter provides the latest on Alex Smith, Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson.

-- ESPN's John Keim writes about Chase Young's comments on playing Tom Brady.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Kevin Brown writes on Ryan Kerrigan's words, 'Why not make something happen while we're here?'.

-- NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay gives stats that might make you less scared of Tom Brady.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey lists 10 things on his mind ahead of Washington's game against Tampa Bay.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey also gives one thing to know heading into Washington's playoff game.

-- The Athletic's Rhiannon Walker takes a look inside Washington's matchup with Tampa Bay. (Subscription)

-- The Athletic's Ben Standig looks at how Washington's offense and Scott Turner have grown this season. (Subscription)

-- The Richmond Times Dispatch's Michael Phillips reports that Brandon Scherff is an all-pro for Washington.

-- The Richmond TimesDispatch's Michael Phillips also writes about Bruce Arians and Ron Rivera leading the charge to create a more inclusive NFL.

-- The Washington Times' Matt Paras writes about the key to stopping Tom Brady.

-- The Washington Times' Andy Kostka writes about quarterbacks Alex Smith and Tom Brady.

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