“There’s no tender spots anymore. Every day we’re making progress. I’m very hopeful for this week. (But) it’s hard to tell unless you kick ball. The swing is fine, (but) when you make contact with it, it hurts.” BY THE NUMBERS: 4 — Career-high sacks by Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo as a rookie in a game at Oakland in 2009. QUOTE TO NOTE: “0-3 is not where I wanted us to be. The good thing about it with our division is that we’re (only) two games out (with five NFC East games remaining). In most situations, you’d probably have somebody 3-0 in your division and another team 2-1.” — ILB London Fletcher, one of Washington’s co-captains.
Redskins defenders see Raiders as a challenge for run defense
If he doesnt play anything on defense, he better play well on special teams and if you dont play well on special teams and youre not a starter on defense, then you wont be dressing. That doesnt sound like a player whose coach thought he handled the reduced playing time well. But Rambo said all the right things when he spoke with reporters on Wednesday. I feel caught up. Its just still growing on me still, Rambo said of adjusting to life in the NFL. Im just trying to improve every game. The speed of the game like everybody said, the SEC is the most NFL-like conference.
Redskins rookie Bacarri Rambo on reduced playing time
The Raiders will get to host the winless Redskins for their 12th match since 1970. Oakland leads the all-time record against the Redskins at 7-4. At home, the Raiders lead as well with a 3-2 record. The biggest game for these two was in the 1984 Super Bowl XVIII, when the Raiders, playing in Los Angeles, took a third title by defeating Washington 38-9. The 12th edition of the Redskins and the Raiders will be exciting on Sundaythe Redskins are looking to win their first game this season while the Raiders are looking to stay with a 500 record by defeating Washington. The Redskins Record Washington is on a sinking ship as the team has not won a game so for this season. The Redskins have lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers (away game), and the Detroit Lions. In all three games, the Redskins put up a fight, but it was not enough to get a victory. Robert Griffin III has been criticized for his inability to lead the Redskins, but he is still putting up numbers.
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Redskins injury report: Jordan Reed sits
— Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed did not practice Wednesday because of his thigh contusion, but coach Mike Shanahan said Reed has improved a lot in the last day and remains hopeful about his availability for Sundays game at the Oakland Raiders . Reed The problem at tight end is that veteran Fred Davis was limited in practice because of a sprained right ankle. He did not play against Detroit after hurting the ankle Friday. Reed replaced Davis with the starters in the second half of the Week 2 loss at Green Bay. He provides them with a young, athletic target who continues to improve. The Redskins want Davis, in the final year of his contract, to be more detail-oriented. If neither one can play against Oakland, then Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul would take their places. Paulsen is the Redskins’ top blocking tight end; Paul is No.
Fixing Washington Redskins’ Defensive Woes Starts on Offense
Meanwhile, running back Darren McFadden has rushed for 186 yards (16th) and two touchdowns on 48 carries. Although uncertainty remains over Pryors availability for Sunday , the Redskins are preparing as if the concussed quarterback will play. Their plan for stopping the two-headed rushing attack will likely call for the Redskins to feature more of their base defensive front, as was the case against Detroit. The Redskins last Sunday used that package, which featured three defensive linemen and four linebackers throughout the game versus run or pass plays. This marked a change from the first two weeks of the season, which saw Washington play in its nickel package (two linemen and four linebackers) for much of those games. Playing in the base package gives the Redskins their best chance to stop the run and force opponents to become one-dimensional, Cofield says. That will force Oakland, which ranks 28thin the league when it comes to passing offense , into its greatest weakness, and that gives the Redskins optimism. There hasnt been many instances since Ive been here where teams have run the ball down our throats when were in our base defense, Cofield says. We have a lot of confidence in that.
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Reece would leave the slot and swing past the blocking to the end zone. McFadden took the toss and the Broncos swept that way, playing the run. With his blockers in front of him, McFadden had the time and space to stop and set himself for a surprise throw. With blockers in front giving him time, McFadden surprised the Broncos with a pass. He was able to loft a nice pass to Reece who had escaped through the crowd. The play resulted in a 17-yard touchdown. McFadden fooled the Denver defense and fired an accurate pass into the end zone. McFadden threw successfully in college and in their eagerness to improve against the run, the Redskins cannot ignore his threat as a passer.
Oakland Raiders To Host The Winless Washington Redskins
TE Fred Davis is listed with a ankle injury and was limited in practice today. Still, Davis said today he looks to play. More problematic coils be rookie Jordan Reed. Reed did not practice today and left the game against Detroit when he sustained a bruised though in the third quarter. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said today that Reed has shown substantial improvement. Kicker Kai Forbath is listed as well. Forbath has missed the last two games, with John Potter handling kicking duties during that time. Forbath did not practice today, but hopes to kick later this week. Something tells me to not count on Forbath this week. Potter missed a field goal in his first game against Green Bay, but connect in both attempt this past week WR Leonard Hankerson is listed with an injured hamstring.
Redskins Injury Report (Week 4)
The secondary has been picked apart in all three games and the tackling across the board has been very poor. It’s the fundamental’s that they need to get back to if they want to get better. It’s a two way street, a help-me-help-you situation, in Washington. If the offense can begin to put together longer drives, it will (well, should) help the defense improve. They’ll have the opportunity to make adjustments, catch their breath and come out better prepared for the next drive.