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Behind Enemy Lines: What the Redskins are saying

The Cardinals are heading to the nation’s capital to take on the Redskins in a game featuring a pair of undefeated teams.

Sure, they’re both just 1-0, but undefeated is undefeated.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Redskins’ defensive line showing growth in many ways

The Washington Redskins defense won’t put up the same numbers they had last week because of a new defensive system that puts emphasis on collapsing the linebackers on the quarterback and new players working out of that system. Larry Fitzgerald and Todd Heap are expected to cause problems for the Redskins defense.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Redskins-Cardinals: Key matchups for week 2

The last time they faced each other, Washington topped Arizona, 24-17, at FedEx Field. But some of they key figures involved have changed. Jim Zorn was the Redskins’ coach back then, and Jason Campbell and Kurt Warner were the quarterbacks.

Darnell Dockett is Cardinals defensive player to watch

Strong and physical, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Dockett is tough to stop against both the run and the pass. He gets good leverage and uses his hands well. He has good recognition and adjusts quickly. Dockett usually plays defensive end in the Cardinals’ 3-4 scheme, then lines up as a tackle in passing situations.

Redskins plan for steady diet of run plays

Echoing the sentiments of coach Mike Shanahan and running back Tim Hightower, Washington Redskins coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday he believes his unit narrowly missed breaking off some big runs against the New York Giants and plans to call a steady flow of run plays again this week against the Arizona Cardinals.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Redskins’ DBs prepare for Arizona passing attack

The Washington Redskins faced a run-first, pass-second offensive attack from the New York Giants last week, but now they are bracing for the Arizona Cardinals’ pass-heavy scheme.

Washington Redskins Defensive Success Stars Up Front

On Sunday the Washington Redskins will face one of the NFL’s more potent pass offenses in the Arizona Cardinals.

Washington Redskins, Rex Grossman see plenty of options with their receivers

When the Washington Redskins initially whittled their roster to 53 players, coaches chose to keep eight wide receivers — more than any team in the league — prompting speculation that some might be excluded from the offense and others wouldn’t be long for Washington.

TEs Fred Davis, Chris Cooley a dangerous pair for Redskins

Seeing Fred Davis contort his body in midair to catch the football and dart past defenders Sunday was nothing new for those who have watched the Washington Redskins the past two seasons.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Redskins’ LaRon Landry staying mum on injury

Landry is saying as little as possible about the hamstring injury that held him out of the season opener against the New York Giants.

Redskins’ DBs prepare for Arizona passing attack

The Washington Redskins faced a run-first, pass-second offensive attack from the New York Giants last week, but now they are bracing for the Arizona Cardinals’ pass-heavy scheme.

Shanahan, Hightower expect improvement in run game

The Washington Redskins’ rushing attack wasn’t as potent Sunday as it had been during the preseason, but Coach Mike Shanahan and starter Tim Hightower are confident that with a few minor adjustments, production will increase.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Redskins nix call for ‘Victory Monday,’ players decide they don’t want the extra day off

The Redskins didn’t have the day off frequently given to NFL players after a win. They reported to the team facility Monday to review film, get some time in the weight room and then head to the field to review “corrections” from Sunday’s 28-14 season opener.

Multiple tight end sets will be a staple for Redskins

With two major weapons in Chris Cooley and Fred Davis, the Washington Redskins on Sunday utilized multiple tight end sets for nearly 80 percent of their offensive plays, and Coach Mike Shanahan said you can expect to see plenty more of that this season.

Cardinals Vs. Redskins: Previewing Washington’s Week Two Opponent

For the Redskins, this game will be all about building on the positive signs they showed against the Giants. The offense did a good job moving the ball and was very successful in the red zone.

Redskins defensive linemen expect more sacks in 2011

The Washington Redskins got only nine sacks out of their defensive lineman all of last season, but after only one game, they are already well on their way to topping that mark.