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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Josh Doctson of TCU  holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #22 overall by the Washington Redskins during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

What’s up, Doc(tson)? The real reason the Redskins are hiding Josh Doctson.

How much longer do Redskins fans have to wait to see our shiny new first-round toy, WR Josh Doctson? Some say it’s day to day. Others say he’s a bust pick, put him on PUP for the first 6 games and we’ll be lucky to get him even then. According to all, the coaches are […]

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Your reaction to the Redskins 2016 schedule should be phfft!

USA Today published its 2016 preseason NFL power ranking. Let’s indulge our curiosity about the Redskins 2016 schedule and rank opponents by the USA Today power ranking. USA Today RANK TEAM GAME DAY COMMENTS 1 Arizona CARDINALS December 4 Tough out. The Cardinals won 34 games over the last three season and scored 101 more […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Running back Matt Jones #31 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown during a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

For Redskins’ Matt Jones, it takes a team to struggle at rushing

Matt Jones’ struggle to run against the Falcons was the biggest disappointment of the Redskins’ night. Football is the most team oriented of all sports. Failed plays cannot be laid solely at the feet of the player with the ball. It really does take 10 other guys to make a play work. Rich Tandler reminds […]

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 11:  Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons returns an interception for a touchdown in their 25-19 overtime win against the Washington Redskins at Georgia Dome on October 11, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

What did we see in Redskins at Falcons last night? Less than we wished.

Redskins at Falcons is in the books. Hog Heaven contributor Scott was left distraught by the effort. Hog Heaven himself takes a look in light of the five things we hoped to see. Kirk Cousins improvement and offensive ball movement. From espn.com’s John Keim: Kirk Cousins makes sharp decisions, effective throws in Redskins opener. “But […]

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Redskins fans are in for a big disappointment this year

The defense will outshine the offense and the pathetic run game and blocking.  Hogs 2.0?  More like Piglets 2.0! Not optimistic about what I saw. Davis’s drop wasn’t just a drop for an easy catch for a TD, it was a series of endless drops he’s had from last year too with the Broncos. A […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Running back Matt Jones #31 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball in the third quarter during a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Redskins league leaders, what are the odds?

Here’s a fun way to spend a few moments before the Redskins at Falcons game tonight: What are the odds for Redskins league leaders? My friends at Bovada.lv are here to help with their betting odds of NFL Stat Leaders for 2016. Here is what they say. Odds for who will be the NFL Passing […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  A general view of the Washington Redskins cheer squad as the fly flags during the game of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5 things we want to see in the Redskins vs. Falcons game

Show me this in Redskins vs. Falcons. No. 5: Kirk Cousins’ improvement. Hog Heaven takes it for granted that QB Kirk Cousins continues his steady improvement from 2015. Blah blah blah full offseason blah blah blah contract year blah blah blah motivated blah blah blah. Full disclosure: Hog Heaven is a Spartans grad and fan […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 12:  Linebacker Trent Murphy #93 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)

Why did the Redskins move Trent Murphy back to linebacker?

With a dramatic weight change faster than you can say “Josh LeRibeus,” Trent Murphy will go back to Outside Linebacker. The official reason is for depth since the Galette injury. The problem with that explanation is that the Galette injury happened a couple weeks ago. The real reason is either 1) The backup outside linebacker […]

CORVALLIS, OR - OCTOBER 16: Quarterback Kendal Thompson #1 of the Utah Utes passes the ball during the first half of the game Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Redskins sign Native American WR Kendal Thompson to the roster

The Washington Redskins yesterday signed former Utah Utes QB Kendal Thompson to the roster to compete for a wide receiver spot. The Redskins did not make a big deal of Thompson’s heritage. He is Kiowa from Oklahoma. Hog Heaven is making a big deal that no one is making a big deal, because that’s the […]

Tim Kaine said Senate should stay out of the Redskins name controversy

Democratic U.S. Senators whipped themselves in a PC frenzy two years ago when they publicly condemned the Washington Redskins team name in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, instead of to Daniel Snyder who owns the team and the brand.

Tim Kaine and his Virginia colleague Mark Warner were the only Democratic Senators not to play along.

Asked to explain, Kaine said he did not care for the name but that the Senate should stay out of it.

Hog Heaven leans Democratic, but we look askance at Dems who invent offense where none exists. (Excessive political correctness gave rise to Donald Trump who makes a fetish of incorrectness.)

Whatever you think of Kaine, his stance is the correct one for government. This is a free country. Outside of safety, equality and criminal activity, private decisions by people and business is not their concern.

HTTR!

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 05:  Junior Galette #93 of the New Orleans Saints participates in warmups  prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Redskins’ Junior Galette OUT for 2016 season

ESPN.com’s John Keim broke the news that Redskins pass rusher Junior Galette tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the 2016 season. noooooooooo! Is all I’ve got to say. nooooooooooo. Hog Heaven’s personal projection for the 2016 season drops by one game from 8-9 wins to 7-8 wins.

Redskins: Rare Trent Williams Hype Video

Rare that someone makes a hype video of an offensive lineman. Somebody did that for Trent Williams. Thanks to his play, no one in Washington says, “Gee, this team really misses Chris Samuels.”

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Chief Zee and the era when Redskins fans owned the game day experience

The passing of Zema “Chief Zee” Williams is a big deal, but not just for the loss of arguably the Redskins’ staunchest fan. The Chief is from an age when fans were more expressive. You know, before the NFL corporationists wrested control of the game experience from fans. They snuffed out all the originality that […]

The Redskins’ sad history with the franchise tag

“The Redskins have never signed a tagged player to a long-term contract. Their first franchised player was LB Wilber Marshall, who ended up with the Oilers after a contentious debate over compensation. A few years later transition-tagged CB Tom Carter signed an offer sheet with the Bears and the Redskins chose not to match. DT Sean Gilbert sat out a year rather than play on the franchise tag in 1997. He was tagged again in 1998 and eventually signed with the Panthers, giving the Redskins two first-round picks. CB Champ Bailey was on the tag for a few weeks before being traded to the Broncos in 2004. They didn’t use the tag again until 2012, when TE Fred Davis was franchised. He suffered a torn Achilles in Week 7, signed a one-year deal to return the next year, and hasn’t played since. Then came Orakpo.”

~ Rich Tandler, Real Redskins, The Redskins have never signed a tagged player long term

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Everybody wins if there is no deal between Kirk Cousins and the Redskins

Hog Heaven foresaw this contract scenario play out for Kirk Cousins, but we saw it happening with another team. In 2012, we all saw Robert Griffin III as the savior of Redskins football who today would be playing on a one-year, bargain-priced $16 million contract extension. As we wait to see which side blinks first, […]

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Kirk Cousins and Josh Norman, who’s worth the money to the Redskins?

QB Kirk Cousins is the highest paid player on the Redskins for 2016. Josh Norman has the richest cornerback contract in the league. While there are still whispers that Cousins is not worth his $19.9 million franchise value — whispered perhaps from the very top of the team — there is no such talk with […]

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Redskins’ Josh Norman is now a lockout cornerback, too.

Well, it worked before. In the 2010 contract negotiation, the players campaigned to re-open training camp with a silly “Let them play” theme. And they “won.” The owners campaigned for a rookie pay scale, limits to contract guarantees, absolute authority over player conduct, a greater share of TV revenue and a long-term deal. Capitalist thinking […]

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