A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
--Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson received praise from his head coach Mike Shanahan on his performance vs. the Chargers. Hankerson finished the day with five receptions for 55 yards receiving.
--Safety Brandon Meriweather spoke about his performance vs. San Diego and how he felt his game has adjusted after his suspension. Sunday was Meriweather's first game back from a one-game suspension for illegal hits.
--Minnesota Vikings head coach Lselie Frazier spoke about the similarities to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Both had similar knee injuries and Frazier spoke on Griffin's recovery saying, "he's really looking more and more like the Robert from a season ago."
--Redskins players comment on the news that broke about Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. The situation had Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan taken back Shanahan said, "That's quite unusual. I've never heard of anything like that before."
--The Redskins look to get their second win in a row vs. the Vikings on Thursday night. Quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to improve on his best outing of the season where he posted a 71 percent completion rate on third downs.
--Redskins fullback Darrel Young explains his touchdown celebrations with quarterback Robert Griffin III. Young celebrated three times on Sunday as he scored three touchdowns to help the Redskins beat the Chargers in overtime.
--An one-on-one interview with offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus and how he likes to have fun with his teammates on the offensive line.
--One reporter describes the outcome of the Sean Taylor trial and how the murder conviction will help give closure to those close to Taylor.
--A balanced offense helped the Redskins keep the Chargers off balance on Sunday. The Redskins rushed for 209 yards and passed for 291 yards which allowed the team to set up play action passes for big gains.
--What you need to know as the Redskins prepare to take on the Vikings on Thursday night. The Redskins need to take advantage of a lackluster Vikings defense, the Vikings have allowed over 23 points in every game this season.
--Converting third downs was a big part of the Redskins offensive success vs. the Chargers. The Redskins converted 12 of 17 first downs and quarterback Robert Griffin III threw 6 of 9 passes for first downs.
--The way the Redskins beat the Chargers hasn't done in over 13 years. According to Pro Football Reference there has only been one other team that has won a game up three and the opposing team is on the first and goal at the one yard line.
--What the status of the Redskins is after eight games including how running the football may prove difficult vs. the Vikings. The Vikings rank 11th in overall rushing defense and eighth in yards per carry.
--One writer describes how Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall is focused on winning and that money is secondary. Hall was originally supposed to make $7 million this year but reportedly restructured his contract for $1.25 million.
--The Redskins have moved up two spots to No. 22 on ESPN's power rankings. The Redskins opened the season at No.10 and look to continue the upward trend vs. No. 30th ranked Minnesota Vikings.
--With the distractions of his contract and number of sacks, Brian Orakpo places his emphasis on winning games and getting better each week. Orakpo has three sacks through eight games and is in the final year of his contract.
--One reporter describes the physical trials for players as they prepare for a Thursday night game. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said, "They didn't call me up when they scheduled these games."
--Washington D.C. council member Marion Barry had some harsh words on the Redskins current name controversy. Barry said, "Snyder ought to be ashamed of himself."
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