Daniel Snyder: “It’s time that people focus on reality” instead of Redskins team name

“I wrote a letter to the fans and it speaks for itself,” Snyder said, referring to a letter distributed in March to announce the foundation. “It tells you we did our homework, unlike a lot of people, and we understand the issues out there. We’re not an issue. The real issues are real-life issues, real-life needs, and it’s time that people focus on reality.”

From John Keim’s story on espn.com, Dan Snyder: DeSean Jackson is “good”

Myth: Athletic scholarships cover the full cost of college tuition

“FACT: In addition to the multitude of partial college scholarships given out in sports like baseball, where full scholarships are rare, many basketball and football players on so called “full rides” often find that their scholarships fall short of covering the cost of attendance by a few thousand dollars. A 2010 study conducted jointly by the National College Players Association and Ithaca College found that Division I student-athletes on “full” scholarships were left with an average shortfall of $2,951 per year, or $14,755 over four years. That same year the average student loan debt of all college seniors who graduated was $25,250, according to the Institute of College Access and Success.”

Excerpt from Top Ten Sports Myths… found on nesn.com

Riley Smith, Back, Alabama, was the first-round selection of the Boston Redskins in the 1936 NFL Draft.

With the second pick of the first NFL Draft, the Boston Redskins select…

…Riley Smith, Back, Alabama Players selected by the Boston Redskins in the inaugural 1936 NFL Draft Round Name Position College Pro Career 1, #2 Riley Smith B Alabama 1936-1938 2, #11 Keith Topping E Stanford Did not play 3, #20 Ed Smith B NYU 1936 Redskins, 1937 Packers 4, #29 Paul Tangora G Northwestern Did […]

Brian Orakpo: “The handcuffs are off” the Redskins pass rush

“This time we’re taking the handcuffs off,” Orakpo said. “We’re going to go out there and make guys make plays. Make guys [on the Redskins' defense] play to their advantage instead of playing what’s called. I’m very excited about the new regime, very excited about the new scheme, very excited about having [linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti] back especially, and having Brian Baker to help us with our pass rushing abilities.”

~ From story by Tarik El-Bashir, csnwashington.com

The Redskins are in no hurry to sign Brian Orakpo to a new deal.

Redskins in no hurry to work a deal with Brian Orakpo. Here’s why.

Hold up on that contract for Brian Orakpo, Redskins fans. He should get it. Probably will get it. But not yet. No reason to hurry. There is one big “what if” the Redskins must decide on before dealing for Rack. Nobody is talking about the what-if. The Redskins will not discuss it with you. You are […]

Running back Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins drags Jacob Cutrera #51 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he scores during the second half at FedExField on August 29, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.
(August 28, 2012 - Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)

5 Reasons why the Redskins will improve in 2014 that don’t involve RGIII

You cannot read a story about the Redskins improving without mentioning Robert Griffin III. We get it. But here are five reasons why the Redskins will be better this season that don’t mention the boy wunderkind. Some you haven’t thought of. No.1 The Redskins play a fourth-place schedule this year. Say hello to the Tampa […]

QB Coach Terry Shea: Robert Griffin III is ready

“He looked 100 percent healthy. I  didn’t let up on him and, boy, he kept coming — and he reminded me of the old Robert Griffin that I knew coming out of Baylor for those eight-10 weeks we worked together in 2012.

“He could have very easily lost it given the year he had. I put him through a gantlet of drills. And Robert made all the throws, showing great skills. It sure appeared to me that he took that next step as a pocket passer.

“I liked everything I saw. When we finished, he was ready to play.”

Shea worked with Griffin and a group of Washington Redskins receivers during the last week of March in Arizona.

Tyler Polumbus and the Redskins offensive line, 2013

The Three Little Pigs: The Redskins 2013 Interior Line Part 1

This post written by Scott Hirsch. Before we get excited about the Redskins in 2014, it’s important to understand what went wrong in 2013. By now we are familiar with the Shannahan-agans that went on – ego that rewarded assistant coaching jobs for ‘yes men’ (actually ball boys), the most predictable offense in the league, […]

Rich Tandler on RGIII’s offseason play this year vs. last year

“A lot of people were rolling their eyes over the weekend when Robert Griffin III pumped up his new Instagram account on Saturday and used it to introduce his new logo on Sunday. Oh well. Still much better than a year ago when his tweets were veiled messages and we kept hearing that he was “ahead of schedule” on his knee rehab. I’ll take an overhyped logo unveiling any day.”

Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins, April 7, 2014

Kevin Durant helped lure DeSean Jackson to Redskins

“Another influence was my boy Durant. Kevin Durant been calling me, he been calling and saying ‘man you know how I’d go crazy for you to be in D.C.’ I mean, what better place is there for me to be? I’m happy to be here. I’m glad, man, honestly I can say that”

(h/t to fansided.com)