A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, November 29, 2013.
--Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III chooses not to respond to 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks comments. Brooks spoke to the media after the Monday night game and suggested that Griffin should not be playing due to his knee injury.
--Rookie tight end Jordan Reed tells reporters that he is "perfectly fine" and plans to play in Sunday night's game vs. the Giants. Reed had suffered a concussion vs. Philadelphia and did not play in Monday night's game vs. the 49ers.
--Why some Redskins players do not feel like they are playing for head coach Mike Shanahan's job as they prepare to play the Giants on Sunday night. If the Redskins lose, it would be the 3rd losing season in his four years in Washington.
--What Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo feels the team must do to block out scrutiny brought on by their losing record. Orakpo said, "We have to remain unified, be brothers and stick together."
--How the Giants recovered from their terrible start to the season and won four out of their last five games. The Giants started the season 0-6 and committed a league-leading 24 turnovers through the first six games.
--Five questions for that face the Redskins as they prepare to play the Giants on Sunday night including, will the Redskins be able to run the football. The Giants have the No. 7 run defense in the NFL, only allowing 78.8 yards per game.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III dismisses any “rift” rumors that suggest he has problems with his teammates on the offensive line. In their past three games the Redskins offensive line has given up 12 sacks.
--With rookie tight end Jordan Reed back in the lineup vs. the Giants, the Redskins offense would receive a boost. Reed has helped the team convert first downs, 30 of his 45 catches have resulted in first downs.
--How Giants quarterback Eli Manning can relate to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
--One reporter looks at the draft day trade with St. Louis where the Redskins sent three first-round picks and a second-round pick to move up four sports to get quarterback Robert Griffin III.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III expresses his belief that the Redskins are better than their 3-8 record shows. Griffin said, "we know that we’re not what our record says we are."
--Despite a disappointing season, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall shows support head coach Mike Shanahan and the rest of the Redskins coaching staff. Hall said, "I absolutely would endorse these guys."
--An in-depth look at the Redskins team including wide receiver Pierre Garcon who is having a career year. Garcon leads the NFC with a career-high 75 catches and is 28 yards shy from his career-high 947 yards receiving.
--A look at the Redskins and their options moving forward as they reportedly have 19 contracts that expire at the end of the season. Some important players include linebackers London Fletcher, Brian Orakpo and cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
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