A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
--One reporter feels that the Redskins have struggled due to the lack of emphasis on team and more focus on "star power." Head coach Mike Shanahan said, "There's always a lot of noise when you're 3-10."
--Tuesday's practice did not offer any indication as to who would start on Sunday vs. the Falcons. Shanahan has been contemplating a change at quarterback due Griffin taking 24 sacks in the past five games and wants to see Griffin finish the season healthy.
--A look at the Redskins roster and where the team needs to improve position by position. One writer feels that the wide receiving corps needs upgrading including wide receiver Aldrick Robinson and his route running.
--Redskins head coach doesn't approve of Redskins tight end Niles Paul's comments after the Chiefs game on the Redskins special teams. Shanahan said, "Once you start playing a perfect game, you can start critiquing other players."
--One reporter looks ahead to what may happen with Mike Shanahan's expiring contract and the current quarterback controversy heading into Sunday's game vs. Atlanta.
--Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will not interfere with head coach Mike Shanahan's decision as to who will be the starting quarterback vs. Atlanta according to sources. Shanahan said on Monday that he would decide on Wednesday who the starter would be.
--Pardon the Interruption analyst Michal Wilbon weighed in on the state of the Redskins franchise and said, "That franchise right now is the laughingstock of the NFL."
--NFL analysts Peter King and Adam Schefter discuss how desirable the Washington Redskins coaching position is by those in the NFL.
--Why this year's Redskins team has had so much non football related issues throughout the season. Head coach Mike Shanahan said, "There's always a lot of noise when you're 3-10."
--A detailed look at Mike Shanahan’s press conference on Monday and why he is contemplating benching a “100 percent” healthy Robert Griffin III. Shanahan said, "If he did play and something happened to him, I think it would set our franchise back."
--A breakdown of the Redskins 2012 draft class including how Guard Josh LeRibeus selected in the third round needs to make a change in his offseason approach according to sources.
--Why one writer feels that this weeks recent issues that deal with head coach Mike Shanahan and the quarterback situation is the biggest distraction the Redskins have faced all season. Receiver Santana Moss spoke on the distractions and said, "We're all apart of it and you hate to walk around with that on you."
--Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins feels he is ready to play if he is named the starter vs. Atlanta. Cousins said, "I just prepare every game like I’m the starter."
--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan acknowledges the controversy that comes with being 3-10 after winning the NFC East division the year prior. Shanahan said, "The best thing for us to do is win versus Atlanta."
--Despite an ESPN report, Redskins defensive lineman Barry Cofield said he had not noticed quarterback Robert Griffin III receiving special treatment from owner Dan Snyder.
--Where the Redskins need to improve according to CSN Washington including needs on the offensive line due to the fact they have allowed 24 sacks in the past five games.
--The Redskins special teams were a topic of discussion by head coach Mike Shanahan. The special teams unit allowed a punt and kick return for a touchdown vs. the Chiefs.
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