Yesterday, Hog Heaven wrote about predictionmachine.com’s outlook on the Redskins 2016 season and the NFC East. (See the link at the end of this story.) We were perplexed by Prediction Machine’s love for the Giants. So we demanded asked for politely emailed them for an explanation. Prediction Machine’s GM Rob Pizzola responded. “We already really […]
Those nice people at the sports books insist that you commit to a number over or under the betting line. The projection of the Redskins to win 7.6 games is a betting line. You must pick seven or fewer wins (unlikely), or eight or more wins to place a bet. Hog Heaven dropped our own […]
Last season, the Washington Redskins were imperious as they won the NFC East title – albeit in a very poor division. The Dallas Cowboys struggled to cope after Tony Romo’s injury while the New York Giants’ inconsistent clock management cost them dearly during the regular season. And as for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Chip Kelly […]
The team published an image of three Redskins quarterbacks on its Facebook page today. Pictured are Kirk Cousins, Sonny Jurgensen and Doug Williams. Doug Williams was two years old when Sonny Jurgensen entered the NFL. Jurgensen retired from football four years before Williams entered the league, and 14 years before Kirk Cousins was born. All […]
Don’t do deals with Bill Belichick. He is smarter than you. He just is.
Yes, it includes clips of him as an Eagles player, but HTTR!
Ole No. 9 might refer to Bourbon or to Redskins Hall of Fame quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, who preferred Scotch as I hear it. For ‘Skins fans who watched him play, it will always be Sonny. HE is the reason most Redskins fans are Redskins fans – because old farts like Hog Heaven came of age […]
Want proof that it’s a small world and a round one? In a moment of disenchantment with Geno Smith last year, the Jets inquired about trading for Redskins back-up QB Kirk Cousins. The Redskins would have none of it. Nothing came of the Jets feeler. Here’s what Ian Rapoport said at the time. “But make […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Redskins’ first round Draft pick Josh Doctson will open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. We used this news as an excuse to post
Yesterday, Hog Heaven had this great idea for a blog post about the Redskins and why Greg Hardy had no place on the team. Then Mike Jones blew that idea out of the water. Poof! Story idea gone. We were going to say something about Hardy’s character. He’s a bad actor. If the Cowboys can’t […]
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.
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.
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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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, by way of NFL.com, put the perfect spin on the non-deal with Kirk Cousins. “It’s the market. The NFL’s a phenomenal, phenomenal entity, and the money’s incredible. But the way I look at it is I want Kirk in a long-term deal, no doubt about it, but also I’m not gonna put our […]
When it comes to Kirk Cousins, no one ever brings up that Robert Griffin III was never able to repeat his rookie performance. Everyone in Redskinsland wanted to extend RGIII’s contract on the spot in December 2012. Is it any different for Kirk Cousins? It is a caution for team owner Daniel Snyder who loved […]