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RG3 on pressure, teammates, and other things


RG3 on pressure, teammates, and other things

I have transcribed about half of what I recorded of what Robert Griffin III said to the media after he was drafted by the Redskins on Thursday night. Im not sure if Im going to do the other half because, as noted in my article from yesterday, a lot of the questions got repetitive after while. But in any case, I got enough to get some basic idea of how RG3 looks at life, football, leadership, and other areas. Here are a few nuggets of his perspective:--If youre a quarterback you want that pressure on you, you want the ball because you truly believe in yourself. Thats how you get to be great.--You inspire the people around you to play better and just do the right things. Dont go out to the bar on Thursday nights when you play on Sunday. Stay in, go eat some dinner, do something productive.--Ill try to get through to my teammates, to have a positive outlook on everything, dont be a fool, but try to have a positive outlook, go out there and try to be successful.--Its not like Ill walk in the locker room and say, hey guys, look at me, Im on the cover of ESPN magazine. You dont do things like that. You go in, you say, Im a rookie, Im also your quarterback.--Im not one who plans out my day, but I do have a plan, the big picture. Worry about all of the small things and the big picture will fall into place.--The most important thing is your teammates. If your teammates come to you and say, hey, were relying on you, thats the most important thing.--Im a person that tries to lead by example. I dont just talk. Sometimes, I get tired of talking about things because you want to just go do it, so Im excited to just go do it with the Redskins and just know that my dream has come true.--You don't play quarterbacks in this league. You'll always be compared head to head, but you play defenses. I'm looking forward to playing the defenses in this division.--You want pressure as a quarterback. It can keep you straight and make sure I involve my teammates. You don't want to take on that type of attention all by yourself.

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Redskins inactives vs. Lions: Despite shoulder injury, DeSean Jackson will play

Redskins inactives vs. Lions: Despite shoulder injury, DeSean Jackson will play

DETROIT—Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who was listed as questionable for today’s game with a shoulder injury, will be active against the Lions.

As expected, Jordan Reed, who is recovering from a concussion, is inactive for the second straight game. The star tight end remains in the NFL concussion protocol.

However, rookie linebacker Su’a Cravens is active after missing two straight games with a concussion. Cravens was able to practice in full on Thursday and Friday and he was not listed on the injury report for the game.


In addition to Reed, the Redskins’ inactives are:

  • QB Nate Sudfeld
  • OL Vinston Painter
  • WR Rashad Ross
  • DL Anthony Lanier
  • CB Dashaun Phillips
  • S Josh Evans


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Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates: Scores, stats, analysis, highlights

Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates: Scores, stats, analysis, highlights

The Redskins are in Detroit in hopes of extending their win streak to five games as they take on the Lions in Week 7.

The Redskins (4-2) bounced back from an 0-2 start to win four consecutive games, and face a Lions (3-3) team that has won two straight, behind strong performances from quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receivers Marvin Jones and Golden Tate.

The Week 7 game between the Lions and Redfskins kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET from Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.

Before the game begins, tune into "Redskins Kickoff" at noon, only on CSN. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates of the game, with stats, highlights and analysis.

As always, this page will serve as your gamethread. Wanna comment on the game? Mad at the game plan/ Leave a comment below and itneract.

Week 7 Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates:



12:39 p.m. — Michigan State fans apparently wanted to get a glimpse of their favorite son. The school ran a promotion for students, faculty and alumni to get discounted tickets to see Kirk Cousins's homecoming. 

12:27 p.m. - In his first NFL start in his home state of Michigan, Kirk Cousins was sure to see more than a few familiar faces. And sure enough, it seems the entire Cousins clan has come out in full force to support the Redskins' quarterback. 

12:21 p.m. - Well, well, a familiar face in the DMV is in the house at Ford Field.  Former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, now apart of the Lions coaching staff, looked on during pregame warmup before his team faced the Redskins. Edsall's official title with Detroit is "Director of Football Research-Special Projects."

12:10 p.m. - "Gotta support the team."

11:55 a.m - Do you know who is starting at RB for the Lions? I ask because even I'm not sure.

/looks on Google/

Dwayne Washington. Never heard of him. 

11:45 a.m. - What you need to know: The Lions and Redskins both love to chuck the pigskin. But the game could be decided by the run game. Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are out for the Lions. Matt Jones and Robert Kelley are healthy and need to make a difference when calle dupon for the Redskins. The two teams may not run it a lot, but when they do, the backs need to capitalize

11:35 a.m. - The Redskins inactive list is in: Jordan Reed is OUT, but DeSean Jackson and Su'a Cravens are ACTIVE. That is good news.

11: 25 a.m. - It's a homecoming of sorts for Kirk Cousins. The Michigan native is back in town, and a host of Cousins' family is at Fordf Field to watch him play.

That photo was taken by CSNMA videographer Mitch Tischler. You can follow Mitch on Twitter if you want. Entirely up to you. 

11:15 a.m. - Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live coverage of the Week 7 tilt between the Redskins and Lions. You can follow me on Twitter, @TroyMachir.  Be sure to follow Redskins Insiders JP FInlay and Rich Tandler, who are in Detroit, Mich. for the game. Be sure to follow our CSN Redskins account for vines, .GIFs and in-game analysis.