2014 opponents

The Redskins 2014 season in a nutshell

Nine months out from the 2014 NFL season we can peek at the schedule and figure out which games are winnable and losable. OPPONENT COMMENT 49ers (Away) Losable, are you kidding? Seahawks (Home) Losable. Don't think there are that many Seattle fans in this Washington. FedEx Field should be mostly B&G Cardinals (Away) Winnable, but these […]

Statement by Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen on Mike Shanahan. Next steps

Daniel Snyder, Washington Redskins Owner: “Redskins fans deserve a better result. We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to […]

Excitement for the Redskins comes Monday, not Sunday

After a bad seven weeks, no one but the players expect the Redskins to win in New York against the Giants. Seven straight losses defines a trend. We want to know what happens after the game, or rather what happens after what happens after the game. Shanahan expects quick resolution of his status | National […]

Peace at the end of the 5 stages of Redskins grief.

In the end, we become numb to it all. The Cowboys are the Grinch who stole Christmas. They just sucked Hog Heaven's will to write anything about the game. I've heard from enough friends and readers to know they didn't want to read much about it either.  I hate losing more than I hate the […]

Farewell, London Fletcher, and thank you and good bye

It is time to go anyway. I don't know what the one percent chance might be that would persuade London Fletcher to remain an active player. I don't see any team signing the 38-year-old to a new deal. Most of us are too polite to say it, but the decline of the Redskins defense paces […]

Did Daniel Snyder bust a roster move on Mike Shanahan?

Hog Heaven is perplexed by what caused Mike Shanahan to scorch the earth the way he's done. It's apparent that something‒ more than RG's health ‒  is still unseen by us outsiders has been an underlying factor on the Redskins performance this year. Whatever caused the rift between coach and owner Daniel Snyder, it was […]

Pro Football Focus: The Redskins have the best tackles in the NFL

Tyler Polumbus, Trent Williams and Alfred Morris So says the stat masters at Pro Football Focus (PFF) who chart and grade play-by-play performance of every NFL player. PFF says that tackles Trent Williams and Tyler Polumbus are among the best at their positions. Williams we knew about, but Polumbus? PFF grades performance as above or […]

Daniel Snyder’s next best chess move is….

There's no question that Shanahan and Snyder are in a chess match. Shanahan's leverage going into the original deal was his two Super Bowl rings and Snyder's PR disaster for being a meddling owner.  Shanahan walked away with a ridiculous deal in his favor for tons of guaranteed money irregardless of his performance and total […]

The Redskins and the Texans, brothers in failure. Lets blame the Shanahans

There is a weird connection between the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans. Both teams are suffering epic failures, falling from first to division worst in one breath-taking season. The Texans are stumbling their way through a coaching search. The Redskins are sure to follow. Both teams have Mike Shanahan's thumbprint. Ex-Texans head coach Gary […]

Mad Men, Redskins Edition ‒ Where the Truth Lies

Train Wreck: The morning after RG3Gate…. Is Mike Shanahan a lying liar who lies? Not so fast, cowboy. Hog Heaven's meek, mild-mannered alter ego found career success selling capital equipment for the world's largest computer technology company. One lesson learned that he wants you to know is that customers lie. They don't share the truth […]

Griffin and Cousins and Shanny and Danny, Oh My! RGIII benched.

Picture Donovan McNabb thinking, "Oh NOW the kid wants to talk." Robert Griffin III  is benched. Kirk Cousins will start for the Redskins for the rest of the season. It was at this point in the 2010 season, with three games to go, that Mike Shanahan benched McNabb for Rex Grossman. It gives us a […]

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Name haters get a “two-fer” with Chiefs at Redskins

Because when you don't want to think about the Redskins game prospects, you can always talk about the name controversy. When the Chiefs visit the Redskins at FedEx Field today, the name protesters will have a two-for-one opportunity to malign two team names. I wonder if they have the nerve to show up on a […]

Chris Cooley looks at Giants-Redskins, then kicks butts & names names

Former Redskins star tight end Chris Cooley joined ESPN 980 "Redskins Radio" this fall during the afternoon drive time. Capt. Chaos translates well as a radio personality. Redskins fans hold him in high regard, so when he speaks, people listen. Cooley introduced a new segment today where he grades Washington's performance in recent games after […]

Griffin Struggles In His Second Year as Redskins’ playoff hope officially ends

After an extraordinary first year with quarterback Robert Griffin in front of the offense, the Redskins had very high expectations for this season, but after 12 games, they have to start thinking about 2014. At the beginning of the season, the odds for repeating the title were pretty good and in they were favorites, […]

Boycott the NFL and play blues guitar this winter We all know we should have boycotted the NFL with the travesty of unfairness known as the salary cap penalty.  With the excitement of RG3 coming to the Redskins, we just couldn't control ourselves.   Now that the Redskins are one of the worst teams if not the worst team in the NFL, we […]

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Why the Redskins will beat the Giants

I could be trolling for hits with that headline. Actually, I'm psyching myself and Hog Heaven readers that the Redskins have a shot tonight. And they do, for three reasons. 1.       The Redskins are playing at home 2.       Robert Griffin III is having a better year than Eli Manning 3.       The Redskins defense is stingy […]

Mobile Report Wednesday: C’mon, Redskins. Try something. Do anything.

Fan wants Redskins to try something new. We haven't had a message from those hand-held thingies for awhile, but one came in this evening. We are putting this up before shutting down for the holiday. MESSAGE HOG HEAVEN RESPONSE Hey guys practice every day have trick plays we have to win rest of the  games. […]