Keim: RGIII and the future of Redskins football

“Griffin, though, is the future. If you want to see him grow, you stick with him through whatever struggles there might be until you are convinced it’s more than just growing pains. But there’s no way you can be at that point yet. If you are, then the job should have been open from the get-go. Even last year’s coaching staff understood that Griffin’s ceiling is still high because of his unique abilities. But I also remember talking to one former NFL executive before training camp who did not think it was a good idea to turn Griffin into this much of a pocket passer. Not now. The Redskins keep saying he’s making progress, but it also should be more evident on the field. Griffin is rebuilding his game.”

~ John Keim, Ten Observations, Redskins-Ravens, ESPN.com

 

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Redskins at Ravens: ouch

That was painful.  Now the sky falls. Hard to see the Redskins NOT going 0-3 to start this season.  This O-line doesn’t stand a chance against Watt and Clowney.  Then they will be shocked by how good the Jaguars have become.  No chance to beat the Eagles – they are not in the same stratosphere […]

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The best new pick for the Redskins in 2014 – hands down

Through the preseason games, a pick has emerged as the best pick of the year for Redskins – Jay Gruden. From a management point of view, Gruden is a walking business school lesson. Some of his brilliant managerial moves: He has lowered expectations for RG3 for both RG3 and the fans that are sensible and […]

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Browns at Redskins: Slide, RGIII, and throw the ball away, too

By now, Jim Zorn would have bought a Slip and Slide and put Robert Griffin III through sliding drills. Zorn got the job as Redskins OC because Jim Fassel told Mr. Snyder that Zorn was innovative like that. Whatever Jay Gruden is doing to coach RG on the art of sliding doesn’t seem to be […]

What made Johnny Football so mad?

“Perhaps (Manziel) was mad at his offensive line for sending him scrambling like a chicken with his head cut off. Maybe he was mad at the playcall. Maybe a member of the Redskins was smack talking him. Maybe he’s just sick of Brian Hoyer.” 

~ Will Brinson, CBSSports.com, writing about Manziel flipping the bird to the Redskins bench in the third quarter of the Browns at Redskins preseason game last night.

 

Boys will be boys. ~ Hog Heaven

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RGIII, Johnny Football and the NFL circle of life

I swear there are only 687 people in the whole world. If you live long enough, you meet those same people all over again throughout life. In moving through your chosen career field, you move in the same professional circle. Take the Redskins and the Browns, for example. Monday’s preseason game shows just how closely entwined […]

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Redskins Special Teams: The Roster Battlefront to watch this preseason

This post contributed by Scott Hirsch. Now that the dust is settling and Gruden has been straightforward about several roster spots (i.e. Grant and Robinson are almost definitely locks at WR), what are the key battles to watch? In a nutshell, many of the remaining spots will be determined on Special Teams.  And it’s not […]

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PredictionMachine.com: Redskins good for 8 wins in 2014

Hog Heaven has not released its official projection of Redskins wins for the season, but our “feels like” guesstimate is eight, maybe nine, wins. But then, we thinks the ‘Skins should have won seven games last year even with Kirk Cousins at quarterback. With most sports books projecting an over/under of 7.5 wins, it “feels […]

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Redskins Suprise Cuts #4: The Forbath bloodbath

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch. The preseason game against the Patriots changed a lot of minds on a lot of players. In an impressive Redskins performance, only two players stood out for poor play:  Peyton Thompson and Kai Forbath. Thompson was cut immediately, and Forbath will likely hang on until the last of the […]

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The Hog Heaven Summer Reading Guide: Indians, Redskins, Statistics and Lies

Hog Heaven tries to base thoughtful analysis about the Redskins and football on facts not rants. Here is our late summer reading list in the wind down to the season. Two of these books are about the Redskins name controversy rather than actual football. We want our supporting arguments to be based on rational thought […]

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