A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, September 20, 2013.
--The Redskins offense may feature more option style running plays according to running back Alfred Morris.
--How the Lions plan to attack the Redskins secondary with deep threat receiver Calvin Johnson.
--Linebacker London Fletcher stresses the importance of Sunday's game vs. the Lions.
--Redskins players are encouraging safety Brandon Meriweather through his injuries.
--What quarterback Robert Griffin III must do as a leader according to linebacker London Fletcher.
--In the first two weeks of the season, the Redskins defense came up two yards short of an unwanted record.
--Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett takes responsibility for sub par performances and has confidence in his players.
--Linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan have made big plays in the first two weeks of the season.
--Redskins tight end Fred Davis plans to stay consistent and play hard despite his reduced playing time.
--Linebacker Keenan Robinson looks to return to the Redskins by mid-December.
--Practice notes on safety Brandon Meriweather and defensive end Kedric Golston.
-Former NFL coach John Madden, talking about quarterback Robert Griffin III on Sirius XM.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III addresses critics and tells what he plans to do to motivate his teammates.
--Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich talked about his experience wearing a knee brace and how he feels it affects quarterback Robert Griffin III.
--Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan gets some laughs with his new commercial.
--Tackling is a major concern for the Redskins defense as they prepare to play the Lions.
--Injury Updates for the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions.
--Practice makes perfect for rookie tight end Jordan Reed, his after practice routine may explain why he has had such early success.
--The Redskins defense may face a different challenge if Lions running back Reggie Bush does not play on Sunday.
--A report on the Redskins defense and how it looks to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
--Redskins secondary faces a huge challenge in trying to stop the Lions passing attack.
--Stopping the running game has been one of the most concerning aspects of the Redskins defense.
--Redskins tight end Fred Davis comments on his reduced snaps in week two against the Packers.
--One writer's take on quarterback Robert Griffin III performances and how less RGIII could mean a win on Sunday.
--Five questions the Washington Redskins must answer before they play the Detroit Lions at FedExField.
--Reduced snaps surprised Washington's tight end Fred Davis.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III remains patient with his running game and remains confident that he will provide a spark to the offense.
--Former Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb comments on the read-option style of offense.
--How the Redskins plan to improve their offense by converting third-downs. --Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is upfront and honestabout defensive woes and puts blame squarely on his shoulders.
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