CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 13:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers listens to the fans cheer during the final seconds of a win against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 38-0.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Panthers: 5 Greatest Cam Newton Commercials

Cam Newton is taking a lot of superficial heat over trivial matters of decorum. Hog Heaven is a Redskins fan. Based solely on the shallow nothingness of the outrage directed at him, I’m all in for Newton and the Panthers’ “in your face” Super Bowl win today. To gear up, here are my 5 greatest […]

Scot McCloughan’s magic touch with the Redskins

“McCloughan’s biggest accomplishment over the past year was transforming the Redskins into a structurally sound organization by establishing a clear hierarchy, which allowed everything else to fall into place, something not seen in Washington at any previous point since Snyder purchased the team.

”’I think now for the first time I can say that, after we got rid of a head coach who I thought a lot of who could help us win games, with Jay being there, we’re starting to get the players that we needed,’ [Santana] Moss said. ‘You know, I was there for a while and we didn’t have a lot of good players.’”

From, Santana Moss on Snyder expressing doubt about RGIII.

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Redskins: Adam Schefter’s unbelievable thought about Robert Griffin III

So much controversy surrounds Robert Griffin III that it’s sure to be a subject of a 14-part FX series someday. Writers at the WaPOST surveyed NFL talent evaluators about Griffin’s prospects for the future and DC Sports Bog put it in the form of a virtual round table discussion. This Adam Schefter quote stopped me […]

This nails it about the Redskins and Robert Griffin III

“The Redskins’ handling of Robert Griffin III almost from start to what seems to be the inevitable finish in a few weeks has been rife with mistakes. Among them was the decision to pick up his $16 million option for 2016. Not only did the option, which is guaranteed for injury, keep the Redskins from being able to either play or trade Griffin, it sets up a scenario where they won’t get even a late-round pick as compensation when he leaves. Click on the article for details but since the Redskins will be releasing him they won’t be eligible for a compensatory draft pick when he moves on.”

~ Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins from here.

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 22:  Quarterback Kirk Cousins #12 of the Washington Redskins talks with head coach Mike Shanahan during warmups prior to playing an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Redskins: Mike Shanahan and Kirk Cousins, together again?

Don’t connect any dots yet, but a sports writer-capologist thinks Mike Shanahan could make a play for Kirk Cousins, if Mike lands with a new NFL team. Like fans everywhere, Redskins fans think all the leverage is with the team in these free agent contract matters. Contracts are set by market forces and not by […]

The Redskins and the Scot McCloughan effect

“Long derailed by a lack of mental toughness, rampant drama and a losing mentality, the [Redskins] this season developed a reputation as a physical unit, remained unified despite potentially locker-room-fracturing incidents and made an improbable run to the postseason.”

~ Mike Jones,, from here.


Redskins: AccuScore nailed Rodgers’ and Cousins’ performance

AccuScore got it wrong projecting a Redskins win over the Packers in the Wild Card Round last Sunday. But they were close to nailing the predicted passing performance of the two Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins. Check it out. AccuScore: “Rodgers is projected to pass for 267 yards and at least one touchdown.” Rodger’s game […]

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06:  General view of fireworks are displayed as Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is introduced prior to their NFC Wild Card Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

AccuScore simulations point to Redskins win over Packers

My friends at AccuScore sent their game projections to me for this weekend’s NFL Wildcard round. They no doubt hope Hog Heaven will provide links to their tout sheet for you sporting types. I will do it gladly since they project a Redskins win over Packers. Check for the link at the end of this […]

The Redskins are operating with real football intelligence.

“Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen rescued the salary cap from disorder. McCloughan seeded the team with a nucleus of developing talent already contributing to the team.

“Doggonit if the Redskins aren’t operating like a real NFL club with genuine football intelligence.”

~ Hog Heaven, from here.

Washington Redskins tackle Morgan Moses (76) warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Washington won 20-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Redskins linemen knocking people on their butts

Click the links to see Redskins linemen Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe and Brandon Scherff in action. h/t to Emmanual Benton for the cut-ups. Image credit:

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The Top 5 Hog Heaven stories of 2015

Two of the Top 5 (most read) stories on Redskins Hog Heaven were written by Native American fans in defense of the team name. No. 1 – The Letter from a Navajo Redskins fan The Washington Post does not want you to read. Redskins Hog Heaven published a letter by Mark Yellowhorse Beaseley that The […]


Will Johnny Manziel squeeze Robert Griffin III off the Cowboys’ roster?

My pappy said, “Never miss an opportunity to troll ‘Johnny Manziel’ and ‘Robert Griffin III’ in the same headline.” Potboiler Mike Florio is boiling the pot that Johnny Football is conniving to be bounced from Cleveland to land in Dallas. Dallas is where a lot of Redskins fans hope RGIII lands if the Redskins release […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterbacks Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins shake hands after a football game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 38-24. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Redskins over Eagles: A win of historic proportion

Washington’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles, was not simply a win that clinched a playoff berth. It had notable milestones: The victory was the Redskins’ 600th in team history, including postseason play. Washington is the fifth NFL franchise to reach the 600-win mark (Bears, Packers, Giants and Steelers). The Redskins clinched their 15th division title […]

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The letter from a Navajo Redskins fan The Washington Post does not want you to see

A Letter Sent to the Washington Post’s Editorial Board December 24, 2015 As the NFL’s Redskins and your editorial board close out 2015, a comparative analysis between the two organizations seemed overdue. While your board “scored points” in articulating the Supreme Court’s due process and equal protection logic in forcing states accept a wider definition […]

Some Redskins fans will always have a beef with Jay Gruden

“It’s funny, because some Redskins fans have roasted both Cousins and Gruden this season. Neither will ever be good enough, because one made the decision to bench Robert Griffin III and the other replaced him.

“But one of them has to be doing something right, because no one expected this type of season given the preseason expectations (low) and the injuries (high). So any coach should deserve credit for what they’ve done this season.”

~’s John Keim from …Title on the line in Redskins vs. Eagles.

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RGIII and the Redskins: If he can’t make it here, he can’t make it anywhere.

The Redskins are coming to closure on RGIII, although not what we expected in preseason. The Redskins now show definite interest in keeping Kirk Cousins, and we read open speculation about Robert Griffin III’s next team. A month ago, we guessed at Cousins’ next team. Griffin’s departure is the more likely scenario, in which case […]

CHICAGO, IL- DECEMBER 13: Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins catches a pass near the goal line as he's defended by Jonathan Anderson #58 of the Chicago Bears during the first quarter on December 13, 2015 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

5 things that thrill Redskins fans after win over Bears

The talk around your office water cooler this morning…. No. 1: Heads held high Yes, The Bears entered the game as another 5-win team with a bad defense. But the Redskins needed the win to keep pace with the reviving Eagles and perhaps the Giants. The three teams may remain tied at 6-7 if New […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

“If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.” ~ Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving is for sharing what you have in gratitude for what you have. ~ Hog Heaven

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers runs with the ball in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

3 reasons Redskins beat the Panthers; 3 reasons they lose

3 reasons the Redskins win 1.  Maturation of the Offensive Rookies – Jamison Crowder, Matt Jones. and even Scherff.   All of these guys are headaches for defenses now.  Now everything isn’t on Jordan Reed’s fragile shoulders. 2. Return of the injured – D Hall, D Jackson in particular will make an impact. 3.  Cousins […]

Kirk Cousins next NFL deal with the Redskins … or somebody

“Some of you who are not sold on Cousins as the answer for the future might think that $40 million is an outrageous amount of money to pay him. But quarterbacks are expensive and they are expensive because of simple economics—the demand exceeds the supply. If you don’t pay Cousins, the question becomes who do you pay? There is not a tree somewhere that a team can go to and grab at quarterback who can post a perfect passer rating in a game or lead three fourth-quarter comebacks in a four-game span including one from 24 points down.”

~ Rich Tandler, from What would a Kirk Cousins contract extension look like?