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- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
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- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Topic - Danny Smith
Add current Steelers and former Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith to the list the Redskins would like to speak to about their head coaching job.
For all the agony Smith puts his vocal chords through on the practice field, it never deserts him when he's got a whistle around his neck and a football in his hands. Then, almost magically, the rasp is replaced by a steady roar that thunders off the dormitories at Saint Vincent College.
With longtime special teams coach Danny Smith and captain Lorenzo Alexander gone, it's up to new coach Keith Burns to rearrange the remaining pieces for the Redskins.
Brandon Banks spent part of his bye week in the film room with Danny Smith because something is not right. The Washington Redskins' return specialist has not been the explosive player he showed flashes of being in the past. Banks says he's carrying a right hip injury that likely will require surgery in the offseason – but that's not the whole problem.
Lorenzo Alexander has heard fan criticism directed toward special teams coordinator Danny Smith this week after the Washington Redskins had punts blocked in each of their first two games.
There have been 23 blocked field goals and extra points in the NFL this season. The Washington Redskins account for five of those.
Sav Rocca has been one of the Washington Redskins' most effective players this season.
Brandon Banks sat at his locker and shook his head, thinking about the difference between this season and last year's breakout campaign, when he emerged as the Washington Redskins' threat-to-break-a-long-one returner.
The chaos of covering a kickoff return is a beautiful thing to Lorenzo Alexander. Maybe that's because, to him, it's not chaos at all.
Football isn't the most international of sports, not like baseball, basketball, hockey and the rest, but it seems to have developed a taste for, of all things, Australian punters. There's Mat McBriar in Dallas and Ben Graham in Arizona — not to mention Chris Bryan, who's vying for a job with the New York Jets after spending some time in Tampa last season.
This was yet another kick-off that had very little return.
The unfamiliar face at Washington Redskins training camp Sunday was James Dearth, a veteran long snapper happy to put on a uniform again after an offseason looking for work. He was signed after the young snapper already in camp started missing the target in practice.
The unfamiliar face at Washington Redskins training camp is James Dearth, a veteran long snapper happy to have a job after an offseason of looking for work.
Last August, Derrick Frost was locked in a battle to keep his job as the Washington Redskins' punter. Shaun Suisham was mere training camp fodder for newly acquired Dallas Cowboys kicker Mike Vanderjagt.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 1,000 people are expected to rally Saturday outside the offices of U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in San Antonio to demand his termination and protest his "malicious prosecution" of law-enforcement officers who sought to arrest illegal aliens.
"I wouldn't be a good quarterback coach," said Smith, who did mentor Hall of Famer Dan Marino during his high school career at Pittsburgh Central Catholic in the late-1970s. "I don't want to be in a room with three guys. That would be hard for me. I want them all. That's the only way I can do it without being the bossman."
"The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack," Smith said. "I'm going to determine the rate of this pack and on the field they're gonna take over."