A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
--A look at the Redskins decision to go for two vs. the Falcons instead of kicking the extra point and go into overtime.
--Former NFL head coach Bill Cowher comments on the Washington Redskins and why he feels the Redskins are “dysfunctional.” When asked about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said, "He needs to be out there playing."
--Why one reporter feels that the Redskins should shut down tight end Jordan Reed for the rest of the season. Reed hasn't played in a game since Nov. 17th vs. Philadelphia due to concussion related issues.
--Why Hall of Famer Darrell Green feels that head coach Mike Shanahan shouldn’t be back next year and his opinions on owner Daniel Snyder.
--A look at Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and why he could be a fit in Washington. O'Brien interviewed with NFL teams last year and according to reports he may be ready to return to the NFL next year.
--Five observations from the Redskins 27-26 loss to the Falcons on Sunday including a look at Brian Orakpo who had 1.5 sacks in the game and 10 on the season.
--The positives and negatives from quarterback Kirk Cousins performance vs. the Falcons including Cousins ability to spread the football. Cousins completed passes to nine different players and had five players with at least three receptions.
--A report on quarterback Robert Griffin III's sideline activity during the Redskins-Falcons game. According to one reporter Griffin was shown a total of 34 times on the sideline during the TV broadcast.
--Head coach Mike Shanahan tells the media that rookie tight end Jordan Reed is still suffering from headaches and suffered one on Monday.
--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan talked about how competition at any position is good for the team but dismissed any notion that Griffin is at risk to lose his job to backup quarterback Kirk Cousins.
--Why one reporter feels that the head coach and quarterback relationship is beyond repair for the Redskins and a new coach will be better for the future of the franchise.
--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan explains what the process will be for him to return next season as the head coach. Shanahan will meet with owner Daniel Snyder and Shanahan said, "I think we have that type of relationship where we can talk and be honest to each other."
--One reporter believes that turnovers were the key in the Redskins loss vs. the Falcons. The Redskins had a league high seven in one game and the Falcons only had two.
--Backup quarterback Rex Grossman breaks down Kirk Cousins first start this year and his take on how quarterback Robert Griffin III is handling his new role on the sideline.
--Running back Alfred Morris comments on his game and the two costly fumbles that both came in Falcons territory. Morris finished the game with 98 yards rushing on 18 carries and it was the first time in his career that he fumbled twice in one game.
--The Redskins defense set an undesirable record this season as opponents have scored 434 points against this year's defense. That marks the highest amount of points scored against a Redskins defense in franchise history.
--A look at the odds of winning a game in overtime vs. going for the win with a two point conversion.
--Rookie tight end Jordan Reed has seen specialists due to his concussion related issues. Reed had a headache on Monday and Shanahan said he will be evaluated every day.
--Five important notes from head coach Mike Shanahan's press conference on Monday including the changes made to the Redskins offense with quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the team.
What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?
1) Shanahan on developing Cousins behind starter Griffin III: "True competition is the best motivator you can have." #HTTR
5) "You may have a bad day today, but there's always a bright shining star to look forward to tomorrow." - Gabriella Miller@smashingwalnuts