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  • Raheem Morris was 32 when he was named Tampa Bay's head coach in 2009. He compiled a 17-31 record in three seasons with the Buccaneers. (Associated Press)

    Morris brings football passion to Washington

    Raheem Morris' voice boomed across the defensive backfield during a 6-on-7 passing drill at Senior Bowl practice. The charisma and energy that helped propel him to an NFL head coaching position at age 32 has been on display since Monday's start of his tenure as the Redskins' defensive backs coach.

  • Mike Shanahan keeping Redskins' backfield in motion

    There were times this season — many times, in fact — when Evan Royster would enter the locker room at Redskins Park without anyone caring to notice. Such is life for an NFL practice squad player. Anonymity is the norm.

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) in the second quarter as the Washington Redskins take on the Minnesota Vikings at Fedex Field, Landover, Md., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

    Rex Grossman's gaffes symbolic of season

    Rex Grossman met the question head on. When a reporter late Saturday afternoon asked him to explain his latest interception, the one that extended the Washington Redskins' deficit beyond their reach in a 33-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, there was no need to hesitate.

  • Despite the loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, the Washington Redskins managed to score 24 points after scoring 20 the three weeks prior. Grossman had two touchdown passes and also ran for a score in the game. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    Redskins' offense starting to come together

    The Washington Redskins' offense was sputtering as usual last Sunday when an unlikely source finally provided a spark.

  • Coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be faced with the tough task of jump starting a sputtering offense against a San Francisco 49ers defense that has given up the fewest points in the NFL. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Redskins' Kyle Shanahan presses forward amid criticism, struggles

    As if the zero next to the Washington Redskins' name on the scoreboard last week wasn't enough of a punch in Kyle Shanahan's gut, his wife was ready with some advice when he got home from Toronto.

  • Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan looks on during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. The Bills won 23-0. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

    SNYDER: On the hot seat after 23 games

    Once again, it's time to check off some items on my "TIDU List" - Things I Don't Understand:

  • Week 1 looked good to Redskins' Trent Williams

    Left tackle Trent Williams felt good about his Week 1 performance against New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul despite the fact Pierre-Paul had two sacks and forced a fumble on one of them.

  • Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan took a chance by hiring his son, Kyle, as offensive coordinator last year. The veteran coach admitted he had never seen his new assistant run a meeting with the entire offense present. "I was shocked to see how relaxed he was at his age," the elder Shanahan said.

    Two Shanahans make it work as Redskins rebuild

    Peggy Shanahan feared the worst because she knows her husband and son as well as anybody. A pair of intense, detail-obsessed competitors working closely for 16 hours a day or more? Oh yeah, that would end well. She could see the outcome clearly — the awkward silence at family dinners, the tumultuous discussions on vacation. What a joy it would be for Mike to captain the Washington Redskins' building project with Kyle as one of his top lieutenants.

  • On Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck will be the franchise's 21st starting quarterback since they won the Super Bowl in 1991. (Associated Press Photographs)

    Redskins quarterbacks quiet on who's No. 1

    Anytime John Beck or Rex Grossman talks at Redskins Park, the questions come in rapid-fire form. Everyone got a chance to see both quarterbacks in the same game last week against the Indianapolis Colts, so their competition is a front-burner subject.

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