Hog Heaven believes Haynesworth. Why is Albert Haynesworth better than Mike Shanahan? Because unlike Shanahan, he has drawn our attention away from amped up coverage of RGIII without using the words “Robert Griffin the Third.” He brought up the other hot-button name, Ndamukong Suh. Follow the link at the end of this post if you want […]
Say this for Ndamukong Suh. He has driven fixation with Robert Griffin III off the radar screen of Redskins fans. That’s a blessing for RGIII. But fans are aghast at the news that the team is interested in Kong Suh. They invariably compare Suh to Albert Haynesworth. That Fat Albert adventure still packs a traumatic […]
Even if you are not a football fan or even care about Native American issues, you have likely heard about the Washington Redskins name “issue.” On one side we have a group that believes the name of a football team is the reason racism exists in this country and that it causes internalized oppression. They […]
Need a look back at the trade that brought us Robert Griffin III? Paul Kuharksy, who covers the Titans for ESPN.com, did the hard work for us with his recap of trades out of the top five Draft picks over the last 10 years. Here is what he said about the 2012 swap the Redskins […]
The first year for the Washington Redskins under Jay Gruden was tumultuous. Their 4-12 record was a one game improvement from 2013, but not many answers appeared for the same questions that have been around the team for multiple seasons. The Redskins saw Robert Griffin III get injured again in 2014 in week two, only […]
Mark Tyler is wrong. He writes The Time to Trade Kirk Cousins is Now in his post on Hog Haven. Tyler writes like a Cousins fan miffed at the news that Robert Griffin Iii enters 2015 season at the top of the Redskins QB depth chart. “…and all Cousins really needs is the backing of […]
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden spoke at a press conference in Indianapolis this afternoon. Here’s the nine-minute video clip courtesy of Redskins.com or YouTube. Here are the big points. Robert Griffin III may not be the face of the franchise, but he enters the season as the starting quarterback. “It’s up to Robert to continue to grow […]
What happens when you combine the words “Cousins,” “Gruden” and “offseason drills?” You get crappy DC Sports Bog stories like “Kirk Cousins is doing offseason drills with Jon Gruden.” Hey, drawing highly speculative conclusions from football factoids in the desert between the Super Bowl and the NFL Combine is my job. Draw no speculative conclusions […]
“As for ‘mature’ organizations, ‘They know who they are,’ Sundquist said. ‘They know what message they want to send. They’re willing to make decisions, good and bad, and stand up for those decisions. They’re not knee-jerk when the first criticism comes through. They’re strong enough to deal with pushback.’”
~ Former Broncos executive Ted Sundquist as quoted by Bleacher Report.
Someday, a statement like this may describe the Redskins.
~ Longtime Redskins fan Hog Heaven.
What is the best way to announce Robert Griffin III’s baby to the thousands of fans that bought him wedding gifts? Why, you tweet the news, of course. RG IV should arrive about mid season (we are guessing), in time to provide incentive for daddy to excel on the field. That would be good news […]
So, it turns out that the Oneidas are as racist as the Redskins whose name they denounce as a slur. The Washington Paper exposed that shocking revelation in its story, Tribe fighting Redskins name plans ‘Oz’ casino despite author’s racist past (Feb. 6, 2015). Who else is surprised that the paper formerly known here as […]
“The off-season drug testing protocol continues to amaze me! Got invited to the tester’s home this time: Knocked on the door, introduced myself, peed in his bathroom while he watched, talked corvettes, then left. Totally weird, but great hospitality & I love a drug free sport!”
~ Kirk Cousins on his SQOR account
“A lot has been made about contract pressure for the Redskins. Griffin will make $3.26 million in 2015, and if Washington picks up his option for 2016, it’ll have to make the decision this offseason and will be on the hook for a final year between $16 million to $19 million. But that’s a lot of consternation for nothing.
“If Griffin has a big 2015, the Redskins will move to extend him anyway. So either choice can work – decline the option and pay Griffin if he puts it back together in 2015 or pick up the option and dedicate what will amount to around $20 million for the next two seasons to making sure a long-term deal is the right call. With the salary cap expected to jump at least $15 million next season, there is flexibility to go either way.”
~ Charles Robinson, Five Reasons why Robert Griffin III will be Redskins starting QB in 2015, Yahoo Sports.
~ Hog Heaven: There is some comfort knowing that new GM Scot McCloughan has the say in this.
Yesterday we gave faint praise to Robert Griffin III for dialing back his time on social media. The Redskins took a different approach today. DC Sports Bog wrote that the Redskins mailed a letter to Premium Club members saying that, “Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will […]
Here we go. It’s the NFL offseason, so expect a spate of stories about Robert Griffin III and his “issues.” We will see it less often in 2015 offseason because Griffin himself is providing less ammunition for his critics. Wise move, but the few quotes he now gives still raise eyebrows. Tim Brown kicked off […]