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Which NFC BEast team won the 2011 Draft? The Cowboys

Photo: Cowboys first round Draft pick, Tyron Smith, T And it isn’t even close. You read it all the time. One cannot evaluate an NFL Draft Class for three years after the Draft year. It’s rare that anyone does that. It’s more fun to look ahead. We get it. Pundits can look ahead without being […]

Redskins: It’s OUR word

“That’s not what this case is about. It’s what OUR word means. It’s how you use it, it’s not whether you use it. You need to put the word in context. Once you get the context, this case falls apart in two seconds for them. And that’s where we’re standing. We’re standing on that ground….It may or may not be used disparagingly, just like many other terms can. So we don’t really think there’s much to that claim…..We, the Washington Redskins, have made something honorable and successful and imbued that into this brand. There’s no way that anybody can say we use that mark disparagingly. It’s a mark. That’s what trademark law’s all about.”

~ Bob Raskopf, outside trademark attorney for the Washington Redskins, when asked if he would call a Native American a “Redskin.” Quote taken from HERE.

Hog Heaven answered the same question HERE.

With kneebrace removed, RGIII faces his next steps

“However, Griffin also is still learning to be a pocket passer. That doesn’t just mean throwing a pass from the pocket, but also knowing when to run and where and how quickly to go from your first option to your second or third. It doesn’t mean he can’t or won’t do it, but it does mean there’s an ongoing transition that will take time. Nor does it mean he won’t make plays in the process. If he’s more himself, why wouldn’t he? There are things he does well as a passer; the trick for Gruden is incorporating those while he improves in other areas. Knock the Shanahans all you want, they coaxed a terrific season from a rookie quarterback two years ago.”

~ ESPN.com’s John Keim. Read the full post HERE.

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Trademark Board throws Redskins for a loss, but the game is not over

You knew this was coming, Redskins fans. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board today cancelled the federal registration of The Redskins® trademark. The Trademark Board has telegraphed its biased animus toward the brand for over a year. It ruled against the Redskins in 1999 before the U.S. District Court slapped them down. The media screams […]

Jon Gruden: “I love the Redskins”

“I love football, and I love global franchises like the Redskins, and I love football fans. And I really love what Coach Gibbs stands for. If I can be half the man he is, I’ll be very proud.”

~ Former NFL coach and ESPN football analyst Jon Gruden at a Youth for Tomorrow banquet honoring Joe Gibbs in May 2014. Reported on DC Sports Bog

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How Sean Taylor’s gruesome death changed everything

Justice came seven years late for Sean Taylor’s family, friends and fans. A Miami-Dade County jury found Jason Mitchell guilty of murder for Tailor’s death. Mitchell is the convicted ringleader of the gang that burgled Taylor’s home and fatally shot him when he confronted them in defense of his family. News reports of this trial […]

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Redskins Surprise Cuts #2: A Rolling Stone gathers no (Santana) Moss

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch. Many people were on the fence about whether Santana Moss would be cut or not. Recent ‘rave’ comments by coach Gruden about the veteran have made many believe that Moss will make the roster. There was however one comment that slipped into that rave that is a major red […]

Everyone tries to bait DeSean Jackson into flaming the Eagles

The latest example came on the NFL Network’s Total Access last night.

The question: When you line up against the Eagles, are you ready to show them they made a mistake?

“I think about that every time I step on the field, especially with the legacy I have in Philadelphia and the things I’ve done for that organization. I left back a lot there, but I have to take it to D.C. now where we’re out here in Washington and I think there are some great players in addition to myself with Pierre, Santana, J-Reed, Alfred Morris, so the list continues.

“Here we have a group of guys that’s young, that’s energized, and that wants to win. And two years ago they won our division, so they’re familiar with that, but when that game comes, all I’m going to say is I’m going to do my thing and I’m going to put up what I need to put up. So I ain’t going to give nobody no extra things to talk about, but you know I’m going to do what I need to do.”

~ I’m ready to turn it up against the Eagles

Redskins fans hope so.

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Redskins surprise cuts #1: You say Helu, I say Goodbye

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch. Every analyst I have read about the running back position says the main decision is basically Roy Helu Jr. vs. Chris Thompson.  The thinking is that since Thompson isn’t durable, Helu wins. I believe Gruden is thinking about it in terms of Roy Helu Jr. vs. Darrell Young.  Darrell […]

RGIII has a new look and it makes me smile

“Robert Griffin III looked drastically different than he did at this point last year – as he was just getting used to moving around again – and noticeably different even than he did at many points last season.

“Griffin on Thursday just looked more fluid, more comfortable and confident. Critics last year said that Griffin didn’t step into his throws as much, although he always refuted such claims. But today, he definitely planted on his back leg, stepped into throws and drove the ball downfield.”

~ Mike Jones, Observations from Thursday’s practice, The Washington Post.

That is news we expected to hear and it is news we needed to hear. Griffin is the straw that stirs the drink for the Redskins. They will go as far as he carries them. Hog Heaven believes the ‘Skins will challenge for the division. We make no projection beyond that, now.

 

“He’s matured.” ~ Pierre Garcon speaking about RGIII on sports talk radio yesterday.

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DeSean Jackson injures hamstring and other breathless Redskins news

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson tweaked his hamstring while running a deep pattern during practice this afternoon. Afterward, he received attention by trainers. Sports talk radio treated it like a semi-major injury. In May, stuff like this does not register as a “concern.” T Morgan Moses signed his rookie contract yesterday. All eight drafted rookies […]

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Here is what comes next for the Redskins

Here is the offseason schedule for the Washington Redskins, courtesy of John Keim, ESPN.com. May 27-29: Organized team activities. The media will be allowed to watch Thursday’s workout. June 2-4: Organized team activities. The media can watch on June 4. June 9-12: The Redskins will conduct four OTA workouts this week (every team can have up to 10 […]

The Redskins are in no hurry to sign Brian Orakpo to a new deal.

7 reasons why the Redskins defense will be better this year

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch The Redskins need to dramatically improve their defense this year (and not just of the defense of their name against those that in their naiveté would end up ethnically cleansing Native Americans from American consciousness.  BTW, has anyone quoted statistics of attacks against Native Americans in the DMV area […]

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The Redskins strike back against Senate name changers. 4 Great things about Bruce Allen’s response.

Hog Heaven is pleasantly surprised by the Washington Redskins’ response to the Senate Democratic moralists’ attempt to guilt the team into changing its name. (I lean Democratic. I get to call my children ugly.) Here are four signs the Redskins are getting better defending themselves: 1) Swift response. The Senate Democrats addressed their letter to […]

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