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The RGIII era is over for the Redskins

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is building a team that can win in the future without Robert Griffin III. Whether RGIII stays with of 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 — that relies less on quarterback […]

Redskins and the fallacy of QB competition

“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?

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Runningback Silas Redd #24 of the Washington Redskins looks for a hole during a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Redskins square off against Ravens in Battle of the Beltway

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 […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins reacts after throwing a fourth quarter interception against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 28, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The Dallas Cowboys won, 44-17. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Triple Trap Door to Redskins Hell

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 […]

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Redskins – Lions: The violent world of Robert Griffin III

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 […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 22:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass in the third quarter during a game against the Detroit Lions at FedExField on September 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Redskins-Lions Preseason Matchup Will Feature Plenty of Action

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 […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 12:  Tackle Tom Compton #68 of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 30-20.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

So Tom Compton who could never catch is going to be a Redskins Tight End of sorts

…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 […]

Redskins Face Cowboys In Lone Monday Night Football Matchup Of 2015

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 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Outside linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat #53 of the Washington Redskins sacks quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jackson Jeffcoat; Johnny Manziel

Redskins are looking at generously a 6-10 season, but there are positives

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 […]

Is it too much to hope for Redskins improvement?

“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.

HOUSTON, TX- SEPTEMBER 07: Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden gives Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 the play in the third quarter against the Houston Texans on September 7, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

For Redskins 2015 success, Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden must be as one

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 […]

Three Out Of Four Washington Redskins Preseason Get-in Prices Are Less Than $10

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 […]

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The Ty Nsekhe test and the ‘new’ Redskins

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 […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 14: Free safety Akeem Davis #47 of the Washington Redskins reacts after a second quarter tackle during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField on September 14, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Is Akeem Davis the Aldrick Robinson of the Redskins secondary?

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 […]

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Tips for Safely Buying Redskins Tickets Online

Redskins tickets are in demand, as they should be with the improvement and success of the team. More people are turning to online sources to buy their tickets in order to avoid waiting in line other places or trying to make other arrangements. For the most part, this is an excellent thing, allowing tickets to […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 27-24. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Will Robert Griffin III bounce back as a fantasy football king?

Last season was certainly one to forget for the Washington Redskins. After coming up well short of the playoffs, there are a lot of questions surrounding the franchise. The one most people can’t stop asking involves Robert Griffin III. He is no longer considered a young player, but he is regressing at quarterback. As we […]

The most depressing words you will read today about the Redskins

“You can’t rule out the possibility that this dysfunctional franchise would fire Gruden and hire another coach to save Griffin, but the damage otherwise seems complete. Griffin would surprise the football world if he remains the Redskins’ starter into 2016, at least based on merit. Consider this season an epilogue to a dysfunctional period, one that leads to a sequel that carries at least a bit more promise.”

~ Kevin Siefert, RGIII deserves a shot outside of D.C.

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Washington Redskins Most And Least Expensive Games Against Miami and Atlanta

Any success the Washington Redskins find during the 2015 NFL season will once again start and end with would-be franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. That could be having fans optimistic or downtrodden, depending on their perspective. Thinking back to last season, when RG3 was generally either hurt or playing poorly, Redskins fan surely wouldn’t be […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 01:  Alfred Morris #46 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after scoring a one yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Giants during their game at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Two things I know about Alfred Morris

Those sharp-eyed bloggers at fatmanwriting.com caught a story that our boy Alfred Morris agrees with ESPN that he is not elite. That comes as a shock to most Redskins fans who, like all fans, see their team as the greatest because their players are the best. Here are two things Hog Heaven observed about Alfred. […]

The name game is the one thing Redskins’ fan base likes about Daniel Snyder

“The Redskins have the NFL’s backing, they have previous rulings and this is the one subject that their fan base almost completely supports.

“A fan base that is sick and tired of the constant losing and dysfunction. A fan base that has no faith in the top officials (outside of Scot McCloughan) within the organization to turn it around on a consistent basis. A fan base that somehow supports the product year-in and year-out in astonishing numbers and passion levels.

“This is the one true connection the Redskins have with their customers and supporters.”

~ Chris Russell’s Blog, “The Redskins will be just fine,” from here.

Washington Redskins Second-Least Traveled Team During 2015 NFL Season

The Washington Redskins are on a quest to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012, when quarterback Robert Griffin III was a rookie. Not a lot has gone right since then, as injuries have derailed their plans of being a contender year-in and year-out. Before training camp begins and roster positions are fought […]

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Enough of Keith Olbermann, the Confederate flag and the Redskins

It’s cheap shot season when lazy thinkers like Keith Olbermann (sadly) contrive links of the Washington Redskins team name to the Confederate flag – a symbol to many (me) of the defense of slavery, race supremacy and murder. Well… I have never seen a Redskins flag at a KKK rally. Nor have the Redskins ever […]

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