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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 10/15

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.


--Redskins fans react to Bob Costas' remarks on the Redskins name. During an interview with Dan Patrick, Bob Costas explains the remarks he made about the Redskins name on Sunday night.

--Head coach Mike Shanahan defends special teams coach Keith Burns by saying he is "very confident" in the coach.

--What went wrong for the Washington Redskins, including a series of broken plays that led to two turnovers by quarterback Robert Griffin III in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach.

--A detailed overview of the Redskins-Cowboys game that breaks down how each position preformed including the defensive secondary's best performance all year not allowing a single receiver on Dallas to get more than 45 yards.

--How red zone struggles cost the Redskins momentum and the game by going into Dallas' 20-yard line three times and coming away with three field goals. 

--Unfortunate injuries to linebacker Bryan Kehl (knee) and long snapper Nick Sundberg (knee) will sideline both players for the remainder of the season.

--Head coach Mike Shanahan explained what happened on the 86-yard touchdown by Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris.

--With 11 games left quarterback Robert Griffin III assures fans that there is "no quit" in the team. A comeback is not out of the question as last years team took a 3-6 record and came up with seven straight victories.

--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan comments on his clock management strategy, the Redskins had two time outs after a 29-yard pass to Jordan Reed which put the team in the red zone.

--What the commentators on Comcast SportsNet's postgame show thought of the special teams play and how the Redskins coaching staff should have made more adjustments to counter the Cowboys defense.

--How a lack of special teams execution which included five penalties on the group, led to the Cowboys kickoff and punt returner Dwayne Harris accumulating 222 yards on Sunday night.

--A complete injury update from the Redskins-Cowboys game on Sunday night.

--Five interesting facts from the Redskins-Cowboys game including Alfred Morris' 45-yard touchdown run was the longest in his career. Only three other players have more career rushing TD's for the Redskins against the Cowboys.

--Observations and stats from the 31-16 loss which include an alarming statistic that quarterback Robert Griffin III has 2.9 percent of his passes intercepted. While this stat is concerning, it makes sense due to his constant need to throw the ball, Griffin has had the lead in 19 out of 341 snaps this season.

--After taking snaps off, London Fletcher played every defensive snap Sunday night.

--A look at the upcoming games for the Washington Redskins and what they will have to do to make a playoff push.

--Former Redskins return specialist Brian Michell says the special teams "took about 25 steps back."

--A 2012 sixth round draft choice, safety Trenton Robinson is expected to sign with the Washington Redskins after his release from the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.

--Letter grades for the Washington Redskins and a reporter that thinks quarterback Robert Griffin III has returned to his 2012 form.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) .@RGIII "There is no quit in this team. You will not see us quit out there."

2) QB @RGIII asked if there were some moral victories to take from this. "There are no moral victories. Period. Especially on this team."

3) QB @RGIII on key takeaways, "We're close on offense, but close isn't enough in this league. We moved the ball but we need to do more."

4) Shanahan on @RGIII mobility: "I think everybody saw that Robert did look more comfortable making plays by running the ball." #HTTR

5) #Redskins HC Mike Shanahan reports LB Bryan Kehl has a torn ACL and is done for the season.




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