Redskins report

September 17, 1996|By Bill Free

What Norv Turner said: "Coming back on the plane [from New York, after Sunday's 31-10 win] someone mentioned to me that this team [Washington] reminded them of the Dallas Cowboys. That is probably because we are a faster team on defense than we've been in the past. [RE Rich] Owens, [LE Dexter] Nottage, [RT Sean] Gilbert and [LB] Ken Harvey can all run, and we have two good corners [Darrell Green and Tom Carter]. Also, we had so many different people [eight] who caught passes against the Giants." Turner was the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys from 1991 to 1993.

Who's next: The Redskins (2-1) travel to St. Louis to meet the Rams (1-1) at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Rams are coming off a bye week and have been outscored, 50-26, in two games. The 49ers pounded the Rams, 34-0, two weeks ago after St. Louis had opened the season with a 26-16 win over Cincinnati. Former Redskins kicker Chip Lohmiller has hit four of five field-goal attempts this season, with his miss coming from 44 yards. Sean Landeta, former Towson State standout, does the punting for the Rams and is averaging 40.9 yards.

Injuries: WR Michael Westbrook (bruised right knee); DT Marc Boutte (mild right knee sprain); LE Sterling Palmer (bruised left knee); TE Jamie Asher (shoulder bruise). All are probable.

QB update: Gus Frerotte seems to get a little better each week, leading some impressive touchdown drives against the Giants and completing 15 of 23 for 197 yards and his first touchdown pass of the season off a fake field-goal attempt. When Turner was asked after the New York game if Frerotte's performance reinforced his preseason decision to hand Frerotte the No. 1 QB job over Heath Shuler, Turner said: "I don't need reinforcement of the Gus Frerotte decision. He's in control out there and completing a high percentage of passes [58.4 percent]."

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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