Coming into the 2015 season, many fans and analysts alike predicted the Washington Redskins would finish in last-place of the NFC East division. By that token, the Redskins are exceeding their preseason expectations, at least based on how the first three weeks have looked, as despite being 1-2, Washington has looked relatively decent, and can […]
The spirit of Joe Gibbs is back with the Redskins. I noticed a vague sense of the familiar while watching the Rams at Redskins game. It was hard to pinpoint at first. Then it gradually dawned on me that I haven’t seen such slobber knocking Redskins football since Joe Gibbs’ heyday. I don’t mean the […]
Some Hog Heaven readers know that I am a Michigan State grad, and proudly so. Thus, I have admired Kirk Cousins’ play as quarterback for the MSU Spartans since 2009. I’m waiting for the Spartans Cousins to emerge for the Redskins. We’ve seen glimpses, in Baltimore and Cleveland in 2012; He appeared briefly against Philadelphia […]
The Washington Redskins were a field goal away from finishing the preseason with an undefeated record, and maybe it’s a good thing that they didn’t accomplish the feat. Remember, the 2008 Detroit Lions, with Matt Millen (until he was fired) and Rod Marinelli calling the shots, went undefeated in the preseason as well—yet they finished […]
The Robert Griffin III era officially comes to a close in Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season, when Kirk Cousins leads the Washington Redskins into battle against the Miami Dolphins. The Redskins open up the new campaign at FedExField with the torch being passed to Cousins, who was once a throw-in draft pick the […]
The bottom line: Both Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins are average performers in Jay Gruden’s offense. It makes little difference to the outcome of the Redskins’ 2015 season whichever player starts at quarterback. Robert Griffin III fans are utterly convinced of Kirk Cousins’ pending failure and in the doom of the Redskins. Clinton Portis […]
Nissan, or somebody, is featuring a series of funny Heisman House videos on the ‘Net. Redskins icons (yeah, I went there) Robert Griffin III and Joe Theismann are featured in two of them.
h/t The Sports Daily for pointing me there.
After the highway robbery of Tevin Mitchel by the Indianapolis Colts, it is clear the Redskins will not be able to “hide” anyone substantial on the Practice Squad. It’s obvious that someone like Kyshoen Jarrett is going to make the team and would never last on the Practice Squad, so we’ll focus on UDFA’s and […]
The Washington Redskins may have had some issues off the field—mainly surrounding who will start under center in Week 1—but they’re undefeated during preseason play so far and look to take their momentum into Thursday night’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedEx Field. The Redskins’ recent success has stemmed from their ability to stop […]
The Redskins and the media are blowing smoke where the sun don’t shine when it comes to embattled quarterback Robert Griffin III. A case in point is Pro Football Talk, no friend of the Redskins. Here are two stories published on the same day, Sunday, August 30, 2015, on PFT. Aug. 30, 2015, 5:02 PM […]
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is building a team that can win in the future without Robert Griffin III. Whether RGIII stays with or leaves the team next season, the RGIII era is already over. The signs are everywhere. McCloughan hopes to build a team — bigger, stronger, tougher, run-first — less reliant on quarterback heroics for […]
“Why not a QB competition? Those aren’t always the best thing for the team. For one, a competition can create divisions in the locker room. But perhaps the worst aspect of a competition is that the two or three players split the first-team reps through OTAs, minicamp, and training camp. That means that the winner of the competition will have had only a third to a half of the first-team reps. That has your starter starting off the season behind the eight-ball.
“While the decision-making process that ended with Griffin being named the starter is interesting, it’s academic. It’s done, history. What matters now is who will be involved in the decision to pull the plug, should that call need to be made. If a decision to keep a struggling Griffin on the field is made by Allen and Snyder over the objections of the football people, McCloughan and Gruden, things could get ugly.”
~ Rich Tandler, realredskins.com, Who makes the call on RG3?
The Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens are set to battle it out in the Battle of the Beltway at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday night. It may be an exhibition matchup, but don’t tell that to these two teams. There’s always plenty of trash talking between fans and players alike, as M&T Bank Stadium and […]
The triple trap door to Redskins hell once again opened up wide this last preseason game against the Lions. The triple door of horrific offensive line play RG3 pretending he is something he isn’t and bad head coaching decisions. This time it was Gruden instead of Shanahan. We know by now that Jay Gruden as […]
It must be hell to be Robert Griffin III this evening. Hard as he tried, he could not make his case to be the starting quarterback in Jay Gruden’s offense. Nothing he nor his team tried to do against the Lions worked to wipe away the stink of controversy. His detractors say he proved their […]
Hog Heaven had the pleasure of Robert and Angelique Doore’s company at the Redskins-Lions preseason game last night. It was a privilege. Robert wrote the two most read stories posted to Redskins Hog Heaven … and he thinks I did HIM a favor by publishing them. The first and still my favorite is Robert’s story […]
Most of the talk surrounding the Washington Redskins recently has been about quarterback Robert Griffin III and his recent comments. RG3 claimed he’s the “best quarterback in the league,” which caused quite a stir among fans and analysts alike. But there’s so much more going on in Washington, as the team is looking to put […]
…but Ty Nsekhe, who has much more upside as a Tackle and is probably better** already as a Tackle than Tom Compton, has experience as a receiver post college. Go figure. From the Redskins website: “As for Nsekhe, the 6-foot, 6-inch, 330 pounder was at one time doubling up as a receiver in the Arena […]
Just a few years ago, it appeared that the Washington Redskins were going to be a staple on prime time television. With RGIII taking the league by storm his rookie season, it appeared Washington would be on Sunday or Monday Night Football three or four times per season. That expectation was short-lived as Griffin’s star […]
Scot has made it clear he doesn’t expect the Redskins to win too many games this year, and neither should the fans. He just expects them to be competitive, at best, and if not, he said he would make even more changes. Nothing in the Redskins first preseason game changed that assessment. Red Zone play […]
“Fans are in need of hope, any little sign that our team can exceed the low expectation we have of them. We are looking for Gruden to leave his comfort zone to embrace more of the read-option, play-action that Griffin runs so brilliantly. We hope for signs that Griffin “gets it” by stepping into the pocket instead of dropping back from it, sensing when his receiver is about to break open to release the ball in 2.7 seconds. Will RG avoid sacks by throwing the ball away?
“Fix this, Washington. Hope is a terrible thing to waste.”
~ Redskins Hog Heaven from here.
The cordiality we’ve seen thus far between Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden will not cut it if the Redskins are to improve upon last year’s misery. To contend for a title, the quarterback and the head coach must forge a legendary partnership to become GG1, Griffin & Gruden as one. The pair must mind-meld like […]
Year one of Jay Gruden’s tenure as head coach of the Washington Redskins did not show much improvement from the 3-13 record Washington put up in 2013. Another year of injuries to Robert Griffin III and inconsistency from backup Kirk Cousins led to a 4-12 season that didn’t show promise in many areas for the […]
The new preliminary, don’t take it too seriously, Redskins depth chart came out and the first name I rushed to see was Ty Nsekhe. It’s early, but I wanted to know if the same old cronyism is going on now that has happened with the roster for some time. Do new, unheard of guys really […]
Man, I love Akeem Davis. But what choice do I have? When one reviews the changes that Gruden made this season, it’s as if he is reading articles like these and fan comments about the offensive line, the secondary, the lame pass rush, the inability to draft and groom talent, the lame coaches. (Sorry John […]