Redskins’ president and GM Bruce Allen was in a tough spot today. DC sportswriters gave a convincing performance of the mob storming Frankenstein’s castle. They demanded blood. They demanded answers Allen could not give. Allen said he was evaluating everything the team does as part of the turn-around. It is bad business to preannounce personnel […]
“You know how this works. You ask the questions and I don’t answer them.” ~ Mike Shanahan at his first press conference as Redskins head coach. Bruce Allen’s press conference Wednesday morning is news in itself. Expect the DC sportswriter crowd to ask the usual, superficial football related questions – prominent names, job security questions, Robert […]
Sean Taylor is a martyr to Redskins fans. Any criticism about St. Sean is fighting words in these parts. It wasn’t a criticism, but former and still despised Redskins GM Vinny Cerrato says he took heat from team “ownership” over Taylor’s early career work habits. Vinny made his comments on his syndicated talk show aired […]
Whatever comes tomorrow for the Redskins, Hog Heaven is certain of one thing. It will be another short cut to placate the mob (us fans) with a famous name. Perhaps will be Wade Phillips to replace Jim Haslett as the defensive coordinator because the touts are adamant that Rex Ryan would rather be on TV […]
“The fact that a team with a losing record can make the playoffs, let alone host a playoff game, while the Philadelphia Eagles who could finish with 11-wins and not even make the postseason, doesn’t look good.
“The playoffs are supposed to reward the best teams and be the part of the NFL season when the elite teams go head to head, and at this point no one would put Atlanta (5-9), New Orleans (6-8), or Carolina (5-8-1) in this category.”
~ Blaine Grisak, via The Football Educator, Making a Strong Case for NFL Realignment.
Robert Griffin III gave his most effective performance of the year against the Eagles last Saturday. The stats show it. The stats show something else, too. RG has yet to out-perform opposing quarterbacks in any game he has played this year. The papers are crushing Mark Sanchez today, but he played well enough to win. […]
‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the town Not a creature was stirring, all wore a frown; The tickets were sold by brokers with care, To fans of the Eagles who hoped to be there; The Redskins were nestled all snug before lockers, While visions of winning faded to darker; And fans in […]
Hello Tom Jackson, Best wishes for a joyous Holiday Season. I apologize for not tapping you for an Eagles-Redskins Q&A before today’s game. I did not forget. I just was not up to it. How many times can Hog Heaven continue to write what every fan already knows? My team sucks. Blog readers want to […]
Michael Vick spoke his wistful thought that a place on the Redskins roster would be the ideal end to his career. It could work. The social media reaction was a unanimous “oh HECK no.” Somebody out there (you know who you are) thinks this would be a great idea, but the notion is a non-starter […]
Hog Heaven is a long-time Daniel Snyder critic. You know this if you are a regular reader. (Thank you for that.) Our comments are not Snyder hate. We like that he grew up a Redskins fan. We do not have an out of town owner who is a threat to move the team, or who […]
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Firing Gruden after one season with Washington would be the least productive, most destructive action the Redskins could make at this moment. It protects us from Daniel Snyder making a football decision. Snyder spent this season paying two head coaches, Gruden and the final year of Mike Shanahan’s contract. It would be destructive to pay […]
“It sucks, man. I’ll do better next time in that situation, but I hope this team can learn something from that.
“I was excited, man, and when I saw the call overturned — it only happens to us. It feels like every time we do something good, something bad comes out of it, and it’s only been happening to us.
“It’s been 10 years of this, so I just got carried away, and I let that get the best of me, and I know better.”
~ Redskins receiver Santana Moss explaining his outburst when replay officials in Giants game reversed Robert Griffin III’s touchdown, from here.
Redskins’ followers are having heartburn over Robert Griffin’s touchdown score that was reversed. Like Santana Moss, they are losing their heads when they should be keeping it. Here are four points to remember. No. 1 — It did not affect the outcome of the game The reversal came at the end of the half, not […]
Hog Heaven wonders how the odds change for Washington in the Redskins at Giants game based on who starts at quarterback. Paul Bessire of PredictionMaching.com answers. The Breakdown: Colt McCoy starts for Washington in our projected box score. In this matchup, Robert Griffin III would actually be a slight upgrade given his running prowess and […]
For all the hype the Redskins (and the rest of us) put on quarterbacks* and skill players, Washington’s Golden Age teams featured muscle men. One of them, Big Dave Butz (Purdue), has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. “Big Dave,” we heard that spoken so often by TV announcers that I sometimes […]
The Philadelphia Eagles (9-4) tied for the division lead in NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys as they look to get back to their winning ways after a tough loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Eagles fourth-ranked offense travels to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland to take on the Washington Redskins (3-9) on Sunday, December 20th. […]
“And former Redskin London Fletcher attacking defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was pure nonsense. Haslett kept Fletcher in 2013 when the rest of the staff wanted the linebacker gone. Haslett even kept Fletcher’s starting streak going despite poor play. Yet, Fletcher backstabbed Haslett. Says a lot about the person with the knife.”
~Rick Snider, Washington.cbslocal.com from here.
To most people, history began the day they were born. There are always threads from the past to today. The Rams bombed the Redskins 24-0. It’s worth remembering that 73 years ago today, the Empire of Japan did the same to the United States of America. President Roosevelt did not attend the Eagles-Redskins game that […]
Wait. Daniel Snyder has all that money to pay fired coaches, but not enough to hire a frickin’ quarterback coach? Jason Reid from the Washington Paper speculates (repeat: speculates) that Redskins head coach Jay Gruden could be fired if team president Bruce Allen and owner Daniel Snyder force his hand on Robert Griffin III. SI.com […]
WAIT! Time out. This Gruden vs. Griffin conflict has the feel Shanahan vs. Griffin v2014. Who are you going to back this time, Daniel Snyder? The coach or the savior of Redskins football? Jason Reid’s column in today’s Washington Paper makes clear that Jay Gruden reached the same boiling point with RG that Mike Shanahan […]
Don’t even think about calling this post a criticism of Alfred Morris. It is about the Redskins brain trust. Tonight’s Cowboys at Bears game brings the remarkable Matt Forte to mind. Mid-Atlantic football fans tend to focus on LeSean McCoy who has similar talent, but Forte is a stud that has been more consistently versatile. […]
The Washington Redskins threaten to repeat its 2013 three-win season. Thus, they are targets of cheat shot opportunity. The Redskins may have revealed something about 2015. Everybody missed it. Black Sports Online pounds them for using email and call-in numbers in its Cyber Monday sales campaign. To read between the lines, BSO questions why the […]
The Redskins lost to the Colts 49-27. There are two consolations. The Offense put up 27 points in a losing effort. We were spared Andrew Luck – Robert Griffin III comparisons. No one happier about that than RGIII himself. Three questions the Redskins community will take all week to answer: #1. Is it the Quarterback? […]
“Griffin’s absence from the starting lineup could be as short as one week, and it could last until the start of next season. Either way, the plan is to try to get Griffin back to being the player he was in 2012, when he took the league by storm (and kept defenses off balance) with a perfect mixture of accurate passing and explosive running ability.”
~Oddly, by Redskins-basher Mike Florio from here.