By Mark Mix
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Jason Babin didn't wind up with the Washington Redskins, awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, but coach Mike Shanahan liked him enough to try to nab him.
Coach Mike Shanahan likes to preach to his players that injuries shouldn't carry with them any drop-off to the next guy in line. As Chris Wilson and Rob Jackson battled this week for Brian Orakpo's starting spot, both assured there would be no noticeable decline.
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington hosts Cincinnati in the home opener.
It wasn't bad enough that the Washington Redskins gave up 810 yards over their first two games. It wasn't bad enough that they surrendered more than 30 points for the sixth time in their past seven games dating to last season.
Chris Baker had plenty of incentive.
After being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, Jarvis Jenkins had everything laid out in front of him. The former Clemson Tiger was set to have a big impact on the Washington Redskins' defensive line.
The Washington Redskins didn't have a second-round selection in this year's draft, having packaged it in the bounty for the No. 2 overall pick. But you could argue that Washington had a second-round draft pick in the bag - defensive end Jarvis Jenkins.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan acknowledged Friday he began watching game film of college quarterbacks at midseason.
The pop still echoes through Jarvis Jenkins' mind. Three months couldn't quiet the sound that seems as fresh as the bright scar that works its way up his right knee. Oh, Jenkins tries to forget the noise that exploded from his knee that August night in Baltimore.
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' defense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 33-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Mike Shanahan took the Washington Redskins' coaching job in January 2010 expecting to make the greatest improvement in his second season.
Washington Redskins coaches spent the summer touting their newly-established depth at the receiver position. Last year's group wasn't good enough to scare opposing defenses, so they added five new receivers via the draft, free agency and trades. The new corps, they said, was replete with players whose unique talents would challenge defensive backs and bring out the best in each other.
When Brandyn Thompson takes inventory of everything he has done for the Washington Redskins over the past five weeks, his tumbling interception in the second preseason game doesn't come to mind first. That is the type of play he expects to make, so there's no reason for it to stand out.
Jarvis Jenkins smiled as he chatted with teammates outside the Washington Redskins' locker room Monday. The wrap on his injured right knee is something he has accepted.
While Jarvis Jenkins lay on the M&T Bank Stadium turf clutching his right knee Thursday night, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's heart sank when he watched the replay on the videoboard. He saw how Jenkins' knee buckled and knew it was serious.
"A real big opportunity, you know, man. Coming off a knee injury, I get a chance to prove all my hard work I did in the offseason, and just make plays, be the guy that everybody [expects]," he said. "I've just got to go out there and just hold my point of attack, get rush on the quarterback and just do my job."
"When somebody gets injured, we shouldn't have a drop-off," Jenkins said. "That's what everybody gets coached for, that's why everybody goes to training camp, that's why our defensive-line coach coaches everybody the same because once one guy goes down, somebody has to step up."