Redskins Roundup: Game Day

Updated: September 9, 2013
Redskins v. Eagles

Here are your Washington Redskins stories for September 9, 2013.

Check out the DC Pro Sports Report predictions for the Washington Redskins in 2013. Read them and prepare to disagree!

I go over the four most important things to look for in the Redskins-Eagles game in the regular season debut of 4 Downs.

Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis thinks he knows how to stop the Redskins read option offense. Read what he says and draw your own conclusions.

Eagles QB Michael Vick says the Philly offense is “something like you’ve never seen before.”

Read the latest Redskins injury report. SS Brandon Meriweather will be questionable for tonight’s game and if he cannot go it will negatively affect the Redskins blitz packages.

A by-the-numbers preview of the Redskins-Eagles game.

The Redskins have not repeated as NFC East champions since 1982-1984 and promising seasons in 1999 and 2005 were followed by bitter disappointment. So why is FB Darrel  Young so confident the 2013 Redskins will be a very good team? READ THIS and find out.

In one of his last pieces for the Washington Times, Rich Campbell, now in Chicago covering the Bears, wrote about how the Skins are trying to stay in the NFL elite, where they’ve only just very recently arrived.

In the fourth season of coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen’s partnership, the Redskins are as close to achieving true staying power as they have been since the franchise’s glory years of the 1980s and early 1990s. Whether they seize it will define their 2013 season.

“There’s no question that making the playoffs and winning seven in a row is an excellent season,” said Bill Polian, who oversaw the Indianapolis Colts‘ sustained prominence as vice chairman from 1998 to 2011. “So how do you build on that? How do you replicate it? Your goal is always to get in the playoffs, however you get there. I think the Skins have a team that’s capable of doing that right now.”

Jason Reid writes about Mike Shanahan the personnel man and the moves he has made to turn around the once-woeful Washington Redskins.

As usual, Rich Tandler makes a very good point:

Explain to me why at 6-feet-2, 223 Robert Griffin III is somehow too fragile to get hit too often but Adrian Peterson, who is listed at 6-2, 217, can carry the ball 348 times and it’s not an issue. I know that generally speaking a quarterback will take more direct shots than a running back. Still, the level of worry over Griffin getting hit 100 or so times at his size is way over the top compared to the concern over Peterson.

OLB Brian Orakpo is back and his impact will be noticeable. Even when Orakpo doesn’t get to the QB himself, he helps his teammates get there.

John Keim looks at how the Redskins secondary will handle the Eagles passing attack. Mark Maske does the same thing.

Zac Boyer has five storylines to follow in tonight’s game.

Tarik El-Bashir of Comcast gives his keys to beating Philly.

Dan Steinberg lists his best and worst of the Redskins offseason.

One of the newer Redskins, ILB Nick Barnett, talks to the Post about adjusting to his new team and other things.

RG3 is hoping for an injury-free season. Aren’t we all?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hates the Redskins.