Wrapping up Rams-Redskins

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We’re back here at Redskin Park, where there’s player interviews at 11 a.m. and Jim Zorn at 12:25 p.m.

Here are some loose items that didn’t make the paper this morning:

* Rock Cartwright’s phasing out continues. On one kickoff return, the deep men were Devin Thomas and Ladell Betts.

Cartwright took the high road afterward.

“I don’t make the calls. I just work here,” he said. “I kind of knew it was coming.”

* Defensive end Phillip Daniels pointed to improved assignments and tackling as the reason the Redskins didn’t allow as many big runs as they did against the Giants.

“Guys stayed where they were supposed to be,” he said. “We have to continue to do the little things and trust the man next to you.”

* The roughing the passer penalty in the first quarter was on DT Kedric Golston for making contact with Marc Bulger’s helmet.

I’m pretty sure the official got two things wrong when announcing the penalty — he said No. 90 (Jeremy Jarmon wasn’t on the field) and when replays showed No. 98 (Brian Orakpo involved in the hit), we assumed it was Orakpo getting called. After further review, it was Golston.

* London Fletcher led the Redskins with nine tackles, down from 18 he made against the Giants.

“[Monday] should be a lot better for me getting out bed,” he said. “It’ll be a lot better getting around. The defensive line did a great job making plays in the run game and [Chris] Horton made plays and Rocky McIntosh was all over the field.”

* NFL rankings: Offense is 18th in yards, (17th in rushing, 18th in passing) and tied for 29th in points. Only Cleveland and St. Louis have scored fewer points. The defense is 12th in yards (18th in rushing, tied for 10th in passing) and eighth in points allowed. The Redskins’ defense is 28th in third down efficiency. Special teams — The coverage teams are seventh (punts) and second (kickoffs). The return teams are tied for 14th (punts) and 18th (kickoffs).

- Ryan O’Halloran

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