Here one fact about each team the Redskins will face in 2012. Here are the teams scheduled in Weeks 1-8.@ SaintsIts a good thing for the Saints that Drew Brees leads a potent offense. New Orleans was 24thin the league in yards allowed and got just 16 takeaways, 31stin the NFL. When they won the Super Bowl in 2009 they had 39 takeaways during the regular season.@ RamsRunning back Stephen Jackson is working on a streak of seven straight seasons with over 1000 yards rushing. He has played pretty well against in six games against the Redskins, gaining an even 500 yards on 110 carries.BengalsEveryone points to Andy Dalton as the reason the Bengals went from 4-12 in 2010 to 9-7 and a playoff berth last year. But they got pretty good QB play from Carson Palmer in 10. The big difference was the defense. They improved from 24thin points allowed to ninth and went from 15thin yards allowed to seventh.@ BucsPerhaps it was unfair that they fired Raheem Morris as their head coach last year after going 10-6 and just missing the playoffs in 2010 but it was truly ugly at the end in Tampa Bay. After a 3-1 start the Bucs went 1-11. In those final 11 games they gave up more than 30 points eight times. Opponents hung up over 40 on them four times in that stretch, including three of the last four.FalconsQuarterback Matt Ryan has started at least nine game won by the Falcons in each of his four seasons in the NFL. They won 11 in his rookie 2008 season, turning things around from a miserable 4-12 performance the previous season.VikingsWhen the Redskins and Vikings met in Week 16 at FedEx Field, Minnesota put up 33 points despite losing both starting quarterback Christian Ponder and All-World running back Adrian Peterson to injuries during the game. That was their second-highest point total of the season. The Vikings gave up more than the 26 points the Redskins scored nine times last year.@ GiantsNone of the 45 previous Super Bowl champs had been outscored during the regular season but the 2011 Giants gave up 400 points and scored 394 last year. They turned it around in style, outscoring its for playoff opponents 102-56@ SteelersIt looked like the Steelers were teetering on the brink after Week 9 when they lost to the Ravens for the second time to fall to 6-3. But they turned it on after that, winning six of their last seven. They didnt allow the opposition to get to double-digit points in five of their six games after the bye.
No practices. No games. No voluntary workouts. No mandatory workouts. No training camp. Trent Williams hasn't attended a single Redskins team event in 2019. Not one. And still he remains on the team.
NFL Network reported on Saturday morning that while the Redskins have gotten plenty of calls about the seven-time Pro Bowler Williams, Washington team president Bruce Allen has no intention to trade the left tackle.
From @gmfb: The #Redskins aren‘t trading Trent Williams this year, despite #Browns GM John Dorsey’s repeated attempts, but there are indications it could happen after the season. pic.twitter.com/yVCFdlQoCH— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 19, 2019
Browns GM John Dorsey publicly admitted this week that he's been calling the Redskins about possibly trading for Williams but that it "takes two to tango." The implication being Allen isn't taking serious part in trade talks, and that coincides with the NFL Network report.
If Allen is intent on waiting until January to trade Williams, the Redskins boss retains that power. Allen makes trades, unilaterally, and whether or not it should be the case, it remains that case. DeAngelo Hall explained on his podcast last month that he didn't expect Williams to be traded until the offseason either. Hall explained that Allen wanted to trade Williams on his own terms, and that won't happen in season.
There could be strategic advantages to holding on to Williams this year too. If Williams doesn't play, and the Redskins trade him in January, that will leave two years on his contract. If Washington traded him now, he would have only the remainder of this season plus the 2020 season to entice bidders. There also are salary cap rollovers available if Williams doesn't play this year and the team moves on in the offseason.
It also seems kind of crazy not to trade Williams now.
If a team needs a tackle, Williams' value won't be as high in January as it is right now. Period. The trade deadline comes on October 29th, and Williams could likely command a large asking price. Dorsey is openly talking about wanting Williams. He wouldn't do that if he didn't mean that.
Allen has made it clear that moving on from Williams now isn't in the cards, but one source inside the Redskins Park headquarters still said he wouldn't be surprised if something happens before the deadline. But what makes that happen?
The offers might need to change.
Think about things in the context of Allen's approach: If the Redskins are close, then players help more than draft picks. If Washington is going to give up one of their best players, or arguably their best player, then Allen might want a star player back in a trade.
Does that offer exist? Is Allen even interested? Those answers aren't clear.
What is clear, however, is that the Redskins made a shift towards accountability. At least that's what's been said.
The team fired Jay Gruden two weeks and moved to interim head coach Bill Callahan. Much of Callahan's message has been about increasing physicality on the field and responsibility off it. For that message to work, how can the team continue to let the Williams situation linger?
Throughout Williams' holdout, Redskins leadership has dismissed the idea of trading Williams. During training camp the word was Williams would not be traded, at all. In fact, Allen said he expected Williams to rejoin the team before the regular season started. Seven games later, no sign of Williams.
After firing Jay Gruden two weeks ago, Allen held a press conference. Asked about trading Williams, Allen replied, "No, not at this time."
Well, last week for the first time Callahan got asked about trading Williams. It's not Callahan's call to make the trade, but the answer sounded different.
"I think you’re always looking to improve your roster by any means," the interim coach said. "Whether you’re acquiring by trade or acquiring it through free agency or obviously guys off the waiver wire, we’re always looking."
Callahan says the Redskins are always looking to improve. That means the question is what justifies improvement to Allen.
Maybe it's not picks. Maybe it's players. The deadline comes in about nine days. Questions will be answered.
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The Redskins finally got into the win column for the first time this season when they stopped a late two-point conversion attempt to hold on for a 17-16 win over the Dolphins in Week 6.
They now turn their sights to the undefeated 49ers, who boast the NFL’s third-best scoring offense (29.4 PPG) and second-best scoring defense (12.8 PPG). San Francisco dismantled the Rams 20-7 last week to give the team its first 5-0 start since 1990.
Bill Callahan will make his FedEx Field debut as the Redskins’ interim head coach, hoping to carry over the success his offense had on the ground (145 rushing yards) in Miami.
Washington is 11-20-1 against the 49ers all time, last meeting on Oct. 15, 2017, when the Redskins won 26-24 behind Kirk Cousins’ 330 yards and three total touchdowns.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Redskins’ Week 6 matchup in Landover:
REDSKINS vs. 49ERS WEEK 7
Who: Washington Redskins (1-5) vs. San Francisco 49ers (5-0)
What: Game 7 of the 2019 NFL regular season
When: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: Pregame and postgame coverage streaming on NBCSportsWashington.com
Radio: Redskins Radio Network
Spread: 49ers, -10
Weather: 57 degrees, rain expected
REDSKINS vs. 49ERS TV SCHEDULE:
8:30 a.m.: Pro Football Weekly
9:00 a.m.: Inside the Redskins
9:30 a.m.: Redskins Kickoff Preview
10:00 a.m.: Redskins Coach's Show
10:30 a.m.: Redskins Talk: Week 7
11:30 a.m.: Redskins Preview: D.C. Sports Live
12:00 p.m.: Redskins Kickoff Live
4:00 p.m.: Redskins Postgame Live
5:00 p.m.: Redskins Overtime Live
REDSKINS 2019 SEASON SCHEDULE:
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Redskins at Eagles (L, 32-27)
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, Cowboys at Redskins, (L, 31-21)
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 23, Bears at Redskins, (L, 32-27)
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, Redskins at Giants, (L, 24-3)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, Patriots at Redskins, (L, 33-7)
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, Redskins at Dolphins, (W, 17-16)
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 24, Redskins at Vikings, 8:20 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, Redskins at Bills, 1 p.m.
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Jets at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, Redskins at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Redskins at Packers, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Redskins at Cowboys, 1 p.m.
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