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Redskins seek to keep focus after long break

By Jason Reid

After a long break, the Redskins resume their game schedule Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field.

The team last played Oct. 31, losing to the Detroit Lions, 37-25, at Ford Field. Because of their bye week an extra day for a Monday night game, the Redskins have had a lot of time between games.

In order to help players maintain their focus, Coach Mike Shanahan will do the "same thing you do for [a] Sunday night [game]," he said. "The only thing different is that you're not watching games during the day. You've got to concentrate on football.

"When you're playing on a Sunday night game, you're kind of entertained throughout the day. Well, Monday night's a little bit different. So, we'll deal with that the same as Philly deals with it."

Washington lost after its bye weeks during the past two seasons. Obviously, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan hopes the Redskins fare better after this season's long break.

"We will see," Kyle said. "This is my seventh year, so I have had a few bye weeks and each one seems different. Sometimes the week away is great.

"Everyone rests physically, they rest mentally and come back sharper. I have also been on teams where you have been away for so long you come back sloppy. We have had a good week of practice, so I expect it to be good. We will have to see."

By Jason Reid  | November 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
 
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Washington lost after its bye weeks during the past two seasons. Obviously, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan hopes the Redskins fare better after this season's long break.

By Jason Reid | November 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET

Thanks for sharing this, Jason, but could you at least tell us who your source is for this controversial statement? Is it "a league source," a "person close to the team," "an unnamed player," or are you just making this up out of the blue?

Posted by: beep-beep | November 14, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse


since the 2000 season, the redskins are 6-4 coming off their bye week, one of the positives for this franchise during snyder's ownership

here's to 7-4, HTTR!

Posted by: hessone | November 14, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

First. Hopefully they will activate James Davis or is it too late for that?

Posted by: davidpr16 | November 14, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Good Sunday folks.

Stating the obvious here.

Ideal results for this weekend:
(1) Skins win over the Eagles
(2) Cowgirl upset over the Giants

That leaves the Skins in second place via division record and one game behind the Giants.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 14, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully they will activate James Davis or is it too late for that?

Posted by: davidpr16 | November 14, 2010 11:01 AM

You know, it's possible that they've already activated him and that Jason Reid will report it next Thursday.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 14, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Ideal results for this weekend:
(1) Skins win over the Eagles
(2) Cowgirl upset over the Giants

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 14, 2010 12:12 PM

Well, ideal results, Plan B, would be another Cobwoy loss and continuation of their massive suckage, this time 52-3.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 14, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

OK, so what has Kyle the Plumber done to fix the O-Line this past coupla weeks?? Has Dockery or Montgomery been seen practicing with the first unit?? Or is it the same old duct tape of Lichtensteiger and Rabach?? This would determine whether we win or lose , so it might be important..If they were injured and time heals all wounds, fine , let's see what they got..But the !st Half status quo was UNACCEPTABLE... McNabb will miss more and more time in the 2nd Half due to injuries and the Skins season will spin wildly out of control...Insuring a high draft position, which once again, may be the hidden goal...

Posted by: frak | November 14, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

frak...

Dockery was also on this O-line when we were 4-12. Let's not make him into Russ Grimm.

Posted by: rickyroge | November 14, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas inactive, again. After 6 weeks he's been inactive for 4 and he's their 6th string WR.

He's behind guys like S. Smith, D. Gettis, D. Clowney, B. Lafell, and A. Edwards at WR and behind J. Pugh as the KR.

People like DT, Marko, Mason, & Dockery need run for office in the DMV area when their football careers are over.

Marko who was cut by the Edmonton Eskimos and Mason who was cut by the Chargers are available to run now.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 14, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

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