SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is seen during pregame against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Former teammate says ‘it’s gonna be hard’ for RG3 to revive career

Citing a number of on-field issues, one former veteran teammate believes it’s going to be difficult for quarterback Robert Griffin III to revive his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns. “He’s just not very good in the pocket,” the former teammate told ESPN’s The Undefeated. “When you asked him to sit back there and read defenses and […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 2:  Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks to pass against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome on October 2, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Mike Shanahan wasn’t thrilled with the Redskins trading up for RG3

Former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan let owner Dan Synder know he wasn’t exactly thrilled with the team trading significant draft capital to select quarterback Robert Griffin III back in the 2012 NFL draft. “Dan knew I wasn’t very happy about what we did, but he wanted everybody to celebrate how smart we were, […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a second 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)

The Redskins’ Unstoppable Four-Receiver Combination

You would be hard-pressed to find better NFL betting picks than the Redskins’ Platoon of Pass catchers. Names like Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder are all but guaranteed to play crucial roles in the team’s offense. This is such a powerful group that it is difficult to believe they only constitute a portion of Washington’s […]

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What’s the Redskins’ hurry to sign Kirk Cousins? None at all.

“If the Redskins are going sign Kirk Cousins for $20 million per year (i.e., Super Bowl winning QB money), why don’t they wait and see what he does consistently and see if he earns Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady $$$$ to make sure they don’t get stuck with a Brock Osweiler contract?” […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02:   Josh Norman #24 of the Carolina Panthers runs off the field after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 29-26 in overtime at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Josh Norman: ‘Redskins just got to me first’

The Washington Redskins didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to sign cornerback Josh Norman once the All-Pro defender suddenly became an unrestricted free agent last month. Sometimes, being first is all it takes. Norman helped explain how he picked the Redskins—who gave him $75 million over five years—to Emily Kaplan of MMQB. “In D.C. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Shaq Lawson #90 of the Clemson Tigers sacks Jake Coker #14 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second quarter during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

5 NFL draft classes that will save their coaching staffs’ jobs

Hot seats don’t cool down in the offseason for NFL coaches. Making those seats more comfortable is a year-round process. The NFL draft is the biggest offseason opportunity for coaches, with the help of scouts and the front office, to increase their job security. The following five teams drafted players this year who will instantly help […]

TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 12:  Cornerback Lloyd Carrington #8 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during the college football game against the Cal Poly Mustangs at Sun Devil Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Reading the Redskins UDFA tea leaves for how these players fit the roster

Something is brewing at Redskins camp with the relatively limited positions represented by the new UDFAs.  What is it? First off, the key positions targeted are: Corner/Free Safety hybrid players Swing Tackle/Guard hybrid players Edge Rushers Tall Wide Receivers Possession Running Back At this crazy early time to predict, the new potential Quinton Dunbar of […]

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The fight to save the Conrad Redskins

The Conrad Consolidated Schools of Science in Wilmington, Delaware, is the latest target in the organized campaign to expunge Native American references from popular culture. The high school’s sports team has played as the Conrad Redskins for 80 years. The school board pushed off a keep-or-change decision until Summer 2016 as they weigh the ramifications. […]

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 22:   Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates after the Bruins stopped the USC Trojans on fourth down on the five yard line to take over on downs on the final play of the first quarter at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Six NFL teams that improved their roster most during the draft

Every team theoretically improves during the NFL draft. The league’s present and future is built on all 32 teams using the draft to build up rosters and find the next generation of stars. But not all improvement is made equal. Here are six teams that improved the most during the 2016 NFL draft: Jacksonville Jaguars […]

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Something feels “off” with the Redskins’ 2016 Draft

No doubt Scot our trusted GM can spot talent infinitely better than 99.999999% of the rest us can. That said, something feels off with the 2016 draft.  In a word, it’s ‘light.’ We were spoiled by Scot’s incredible first Redskins’ draft.  Of the first 3 stellar 2015 picks, the lightest was RB Matt Jones at […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #29 overall by the Arizona Cardinalsduring 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)

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert […]

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 10:  C.J. Prosise #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a first down past Micah Thomas #44 of the Navy Midshipmen
 at Notre Dame Stadium on October 10, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Navy 41-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

10 underrated NFL draft prospects who could be steals

By now, you probably have a pretty good idea who you want your team to take Thursday night during the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Don’t forget, though, that there are two more days and six more rounds of the draft. Chances are your team will draft someone on Friday or Saturday who you haven’t […]

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Report: Redskins have ‘very legit offer’ for Josh Norman

The Washington Redskins have reportedly put an aggressive offer on the table for free agent cornerback Josh Norman. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Redskins have provided Norman—an All-Pro defender in 2015—with what is being called a “very legit offer.” The Skins have a very legit offer on the table for free agent […]

UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: House Budget ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., speaks during the press conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the House Republican budget on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Hog Heaven endorses Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) knows the role of government in improving the real world lives of citizens. We are not sure his opponent, Rep. Donna Edwards (D. MD), does. Thus, Hog Heaven is all in for nominating Van Hollen for the U.S. Senate. Redskins Hog Heaven is a football fan site. Primary elections […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Jason Hatcher #97 of the Washington Redskins reacts after he sacked Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former Cowboys, Redskins DE Jason Hatcher retires

Another solid, dependable member of the 2006 draft class has retired after a decade-long career Former Cowboys and Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher hung it up after a career highlighted by a 2013 Pro Bowl berth. His agent, Jordan Woy, announced Hatcher’s decision on Twitter. Jason Hatcher (Cowboys/redskins) is retiring from the NFL. A great […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 07: Running back Silas Redd #32 of the Washington Redskins breaks through the tackle of cornerback E.J. Gaines #33 of the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on December 7, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

What should Redskins fans make of Silas Redd?

Was Silas Redd’s decision to jump ship on Penn State a warning about substance abuse? Stay with me on this. Hog Heaven never met Silas Redd, who is was third on the Redskins depth chart at running back. So we don’t know what to make of the news of his indefinite suspension for violating the […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Robert Nkemdiche #5 of the Mississippi Rebels in action against Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10 NFL draft prospects with the most bust potential

The names of every player who could possibly be taken in the 2016 NFL draft are on the walls at 32 team headquarters around the league. The order of those names is different depending on each team’s assessment of the player. Some of those names might even have stars next to them. The fact of […]

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05:  Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy on the field before the Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers, Giants among NFL teams against playing in China

The NFL is committed to having a regular-season game in China by 2018, but not all teams are on board for making the trip around the world to play a meaningful game. According to Ashley Fox of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are among the teams that would be unwilling to play […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NFL ‘likely’ to change something that doesn’t need changing

Would Roger Goodell just listen to himself? The NFL commissioner talked about how well the league’s current 12-team playoff format works, then said that it probably will change. “(It) likely will happen at some point,” Goodell told a group of Jaguars season ticket holders via NFL.com. “But we want to be really cautious because we […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06:  Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on against the Houston Texans at Candlestick Park on October 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Report: Vernon Davis to sign with Redskins

Vernon Davis is officially a journeyman. Davis, a two-time Pro Bowler who in 2009 was tied with the likes of Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss atop the NFL with 13 touchdown catches, will play for his third team next season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the tight end will sign a one-year contract […]

WaPOST explains why Redskins might not miss nose tackle Terrance Knighton

“Despite running a defensive front classified as a 3-4 (which utilizes two ends, a nose tackle and four linebackers), Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry and his charges often shift to their nickel package, which utilizes a four-man front (with two edge rushers and two interior linemen) and is better designed to defend the pass.

“Coach Jay Gruden estimated last week that the Redskins utilized their base package on less than a third of their defensive snaps last season, and that reduces the need for an exclusive nose tackle. Barry plans on further de-emphasizing the position this season, Gruden said. As a result, he could lean more heavily on holdovers Chris Baker and Kedric Golston to play nose tackle in those limited circumstances where the team uses a three-man front. Baker is the starting left defensive end, but saw time at nose tackle when Knighton needed a breather, or was injured. Golston, meanwhile, served as a rotational player both at end and nose tackle.”

~ Mike Jones, washingtonpost.com, Redskins lean towards further de-emphasizing the nose tackle.

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