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The Week That Was: White could return to Redskins

The Week That Was: White could return to Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 15, the day the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field.

That Was the Week That Was

—The Redskins did not have a game all of last year without someone showing up on the injury report as questionable or worse. They were a Kai Forbath groin injury away from having one this year.

—I hope the Redskins worked on not holding during their blocks or at least holding better so that they don’t flagged for it. They had three holds last week and it seemed like each of them came at exactly the wrong time. They were flagged for holding only 21 times all of last year.

—The Redskins signed John Potter and brought him to Green Bay with them. It remains to be seen if he will be active for the game or Forbath will be good to go. If Forbath has to sit then Potter will have to try a field goal in a game that counts for the first time since he was at Western Michigan in 2011. That year he hit 57 of 57 extra points and 16 of 22 field goals.

—Is this game as simple as the Redskins getting a lead? Aaron Rodgers is 1-9 at home when the Packers trail by 7+ points. That’s at any point during the game.

—I enjoyed talking to Alfred Morris about the prospect of sometimes being the last man standing between Clay Matthews and Robert Griffin III. He takes his pass blocking responsibility seriously and he doesn’t really care if it’s Matthews or anyone else coming at him. All he cares about is getting in the way.

—I suspect that Pat White will be back as long as the Redskins manage to get out of this game without any moderately serious injuries. I would be surprised if any team claimed him off of waivers (deadline Monday 4 p.m.). As long as the Redskins have no need to put anyone else into that 53rd roster spot, White could reclaim it next week.

—Last Sunday Eddie Lacy led the Packers with 41 yards rushing. That was the 44th straight game for the Packers without a 100-yard rusher, the longest active streak in the NFL. The las time Green Bay had a 100-yard rusher? The last time they played the Redskins on October 10, 2010 Brandon Jackson rushed for 115 yards.

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Josh Norman backs Kirk Cousins, points to Redskins' defense in argument with Jason Whitlock

Josh Norman backs Kirk Cousins, points to Redskins' defense in argument with Jason Whitlock

As the discussion rages around what the Redskins should do with free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, $75 million cornerback Josh Norman made clear he wants the passer back. Norman explained that the 'Skins struggles should not be pinned to Cousins, but rather, a Washington defense that finished the year near the bottom of the NFL.

"We got to help him out of defense, and stop somebody on the field," Norman said on FS1 (click here for full video). "We did not help him out at all. I'll be honest with you. We got to do our job."

Norman's comments came during a spirited argument with Colin Cowherd, Jason Whitlock and Cris Carter in what amounted to a festival of hot takery. Whitlock's argument was that Cousins is not a franchise quarterback, and shoult not be paid as such, largely for losing the final two home games of the year against Carolina and the New York Giants.

Cousins passed for nearly 5,000 yards this year, a statitstic Norman pointed to in his defense of the QB. He also explained that Cousins still has room to grow.

"He only had two seasons," Norman said. "Cam Newton had five seasons."

Drafted in 2012, Cousins was just named the 'Skins starter in 2015. He's started every game the last two seasons and gone 17-16 while passing for more than 9,000 yards. Norman played with Newton in Carolina before signing with Washington last year, and got to watch the quarterback develop into the league MVP in 2015.

Norman described Cousins as a 'great guy' and leader in the locker room, but he allowed that, "I know a great guy don’t translate into wins. I'm not saying that."

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The Final Countdown: Redskins 9th worst play of the year goes back to Week 1

The Final Countdown: Redskins 9th worst play of the year goes back to Week 1

As should be expected when a team goes 8-7-1, there were plenty of good moments and a lot of frustrating times during the Redskins’ 2016 season. Over the next couple of weeks, Redskins Insiders Rich Tandler and JP Finlay will take detailed looks at the 10 best plays of 2016 and, to present a more complete picture of the season, the 10 worst.

No. 9 worst play of 2016

Steelers at Redskins Week 1

10:18 left in Q2, Steelers ball 4th and 1 at the Redskins 29, Redskins leading 6-0

Ben Roethlisberger pass deep left to Antonio Brown for 29 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

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Tandler: Things were looking up for the Redskins prior to this, even though they were unable to punch the ball into the end zone in two forays deep into Steelers territory and had to settle for field goals (a taste of things to come all year). The Steelers drove down the field and went for it on fourth and one. Because Joe Barry opted not to have Josh Norman travel from side to side with Brown, it was Bashaud Breeland with one-on-one coverage on the right side. Brown beat Breeland and DeAngelo Hall was late giving safety help and Big Ben put the ball on the money. The score put the Steelers ahead to stay.

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Finlay: It's easy to forget now that the Redskins had an early lead in the opener against Pittsburgh. In fact, their defense started well, until this point. In something that would be repeated throughout the year, the Steelers did not hesitate to go for it on 4th down against the Washington defense. Breeland was in pretty good position on the ball, though Roethlisberger's throw was right on the money. It would be only one more week until Josh Norman would then start traveling to cover other team's best receivers. Beyond the immediate impact of this play, it also seemed to stay with Breeland as he struggled somewhat in the first half of the season.

10 best plays countdown

10 worst plays countdown

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