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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 12/30

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, December 30, 2013.


--When asked about quarterback Robert Griffin III, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan shares his confidence of Griffin’s ability to learn new offensive schemes. Shanahan said, "Robert works at it, he'll give it his full effort and if you do that you're going to pick stuff up."

--A list of inactives from the Redskins-Giants game including Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo. Orakpo was held out of the game to make sure no further injury comes to his groin muscle he hurt vs. Dallas last week.

--A report on head coach Mike Shanahan and what is expected to happen Monday after a meeting between owner Dan Snyder and coach Shanahan.

--What the future of head coach Mike Shanahan will be and if Redskins fans should expect Shanahan to be the head coach going into next season. This is Shanahan's fourth year as head coach and the third time the Redskins finished last in the NFC East in his tenure.

--A look at potential head coaches if the Redskins decide to fire current head coach Mike Shanahan. One leading candidate is Baylor's head coach Art Briles due to his relationship as the head coach of quarterback Robert Griffin III in his college years. 

--The best and worst plays from the Redskins-Giants game including how the Redskins were unable to get their offense rolling vs. the Giants and had only 66 yards of total offense in the first half.

--One reporter feels that the 20-6 loss to the Giants along with a 3-13 season is too much to bring back head coach Mike Shanahan next season. Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo said, "I don’t ever want to remember a three-win season."

--Redskins players support head coach Mike Shanahan despite a tough 3-13 season. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon said, "Yes, 100 percent. I want Coach back."

--Linebacker London Fletcher gives Redskins fans a warm farewell in his post-game press conference and describes his 16 years in the NFL. Fletcher said, "I've enjoyed my time here in Washington, playing for the Redskins and representing this organization."

--A look at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins performance vs. the Giants and how his trade value has declined after going 0-3 in his first three starts this season. Cousins had a passer rating of 31.8 vs. the Giants and had two interceptions.

--After the Redskins finished 3-13 this season, the St. Louis Rams will receive the second overall pick in the 2014 draft. The Redskins traded their 2014 first round pick so they could move up and draft quarterback Robert Griffin III.

--Why the Redskins finished the season 3-13 and what potential problems still remain with the team even if a new coach is brought in. The Redskins fished the season on an eight game losing streak.

How Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be the key for the Redskins moving --forward and how a potential new coach should handle the young quarterback.

--A look at some negatives and positives a new head coach may face if Mike Shanahan is released after this season. The Redskins will have more money this offseason to sign players after a salary cap penalty is lifted at the end of the year.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) Fans message to @LFletcher59 - "Thank you London"#HTTR

2) #Redskins @LFletcher59 takes the podium to discuss his last game. "16 year... time really did fly by." #HTTR

3) Put another entry in the record books: WR @PierreGarconbecomes only 3rd player in @NFL history to catch 5 passes in all 16 games. #HTTR

4) Countdown to GAMEDAY starts now. Let's finish the season strong. #HTTR

5) Follow the #Redskins blog to see how LB @LFletcher59 performs after lacing up the cleats for the last time.




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