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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Sustainability, Josh Doctson, a tough test

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Sustainability, Josh Doctson, a tough test

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 30, two days before the Washington Redskins play Chiefs in Kansas City.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: Practice 12:05 p.m.; Jay Gruden press conference and open locker room after practice, approx. 1:30  

Days until:

—49ers @ Redskins (10/15) 15
—Monday night Redskins @ Eagles (10/23) 23
—Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 29

The Redskins week that was

First look at Redskins vs. a very hot Chiefs team—The Chiefs are on a roll and it’s going to be up to the Redskins to stop them on Monday night. QB Alex Smith and RB Kareem Hunt are putting up some numbers that they are unlikely to be able to sustain for 16 games. But all the Redskins need to worry about is if they can sustain it for one more game.

Some amazing Redskins numbers vs. the Raiders—The 128 yards they gave up was an astounding number as was Kirk Cousins’ stunning stat line of over 350 yards, 3 or more TD’s, no interceptions, and over 80 percent pass completions. That combination has been accomplished 30 times since the merger but never before by a Redskin.

Doctson's catch quiets doubters, proves potential—I’m not so sure that I would have gone with this headline. Certainly, his touchdown grab did quiet his doubters. But in a way, Doctson’s play was like the entire game for the Redskins. Sure, Doctson’s catch and the Redskins’ performance as a whole both were spectacular. But it will be a while before Doctson and the Redskins as a whole can prove that they can maintain the potential on display Sunday night.

State of the Redskins, Week 4—I cranked up my weekly look at the stats, trends, and storylines for the year. I’m always happy to take your suggestions on stats to track and what the big storylines are.

Can the Redskins sustain the success they had vs. the Raiders? This is the big question that everyone is asking and that nobody knows the answer to. Although there are some sustainable elements that I outline in the article, only time will tell if the Raiders game was just a blip on the radar or the start of something special.

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

Redskins fans desperately want Zach Brown back on the roster for the 2018 season, and a Wednesday morning tweet made many Washington fans freak out when the linebacker posted, "I guess the respect level is still low..."

Don't freak out Redskin fans.

The tweet has nothing to do with contract negotiations between Brown and the Redskins, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Instead, this is about a recent addition to the Pro Bowl. 

Tuesday night, the NFL announced Falcons linebacker Deion Jones would replace injured Panthers LB Luke Kuechly in the Pro Bowl. 

Brown made the Pro Bowl in 2016 playing with the Bills, and during Pro Bowl voting earlier this season his Twitter feed had many messages supporting a second straight trip. 

Jones had a strong season for a good Falcons defense, but he finished with just 11 more tackles than Brown despite playing in three more games.

In fact, Brown was the leading tackler in the NFL before missing the final three games of the season with a litany of injuries. Remarkably, Brown kept the NFL tackle lead after he missed Week 15, though the rest of the leauge caught up to him by Week 16. Playing in only 13 games, Brown still finished ninth in the NFL in tackles, and also added 2.5 sacks. 

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

Josh Norman traveled to Scotland as part of an NFL promotional trip, and in turn, Josh Norman wore a kilt. 

It's awesome. 

Norman, along with Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders, decided to give the traditional Scottish formal attire a try, and the results were spectacular.

Norman even broke out in a tradional Scottish jig, sending the folks in the Glasgow audience into a frenzy.

Norman likes to have fun, and though the 2017 season didn't provide him many opportunities to do so, he's taking advantage while overseas. After Glasgow, Norman and the NFL crew went to Manchester, England, where he caught up with old friend and Manchester United star Paul Pogba for a jersey exchange.

Remember, Pogba hung out with the Redskins when the team played in London in 2016, and joined the Redskins Extra crew after the game. 

Plenty more cool pictures and videos from Norman's trip available via @NFLUK.

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