Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is building a team that can win in the future without Robert Griffin III. Whether RGIII stays with or leaves the team next season, the RGIII era is already over. The signs are everywhere. McCloughan hopes to build a team — bigger, stronger, tougher, run-first — less reliant on quarterback heroics for […]
“Why not a QB competition? Those aren’t always the best thing for the team. For one, a competition can create divisions in the locker room. But perhaps the worst aspect of a competition is that the two or three players split the first-team reps through OTAs, minicamp, and training camp. That means that the winner of the competition will have had only a third to a half of the first-team reps. That has your starter starting off the season behind the eight-ball.
“While the decision-making process that ended with Griffin being named the starter is interesting, it’s academic. It’s done, history. What matters now is who will be involved in the decision to pull the plug, should that call need to be made. If a decision to keep a struggling Griffin on the field is made by Allen and Snyder over the objections of the football people, McCloughan and Gruden, things could get ugly.”
~ Rich Tandler, realredskins.com, Who makes the call on RG3?
The Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens are set to battle it out in the Battle of the Beltway at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday night. It may be an exhibition matchup, but don’t tell that to these two teams. There’s always plenty of trash talking between fans and players alike, as M&T Bank Stadium and […]
The triple trap door to Redskins hell once again opened up wide this last preseason game against the Lions. The triple door of horrific offensive line play RG3 pretending he is something he isn’t and bad head coaching decisions. This time it was Gruden instead of Shanahan. We know by now that Jay Gruden as […]
It must be hell to be Robert Griffin III this evening. Hard as he tried, he could not make his case to be the starting quarterback in Jay Gruden’s offense. Nothing he nor his team tried to do against the Lions worked to wipe away the stink of controversy. His detractors say he proved their […]
Hog Heaven had the pleasure of Robert and Angelique Doore’s company at the Redskins-Lions preseason game last night. It was a privilege. Robert wrote the two most read stories posted to Redskins Hog Heaven … and he thinks I did HIM a favor by publishing them. The first and still my favorite is Robert’s story […]
Most of the talk surrounding the Washington Redskins recently has been about quarterback Robert Griffin III and his recent comments. RG3 claimed he’s the “best quarterback in the league,” which caused quite a stir among fans and analysts alike. But there’s so much more going on in Washington, as the team is looking to put […]
…but Ty Nsekhe, who has much more upside as a Tackle and is probably better** already as a Tackle than Tom Compton, has experience as a receiver post college. Go figure. From the Redskins website: “As for Nsekhe, the 6-foot, 6-inch, 330 pounder was at one time doubling up as a receiver in the Arena […]
Just a few years ago, it appeared that the Washington Redskins were going to be a staple on prime time television. With RGIII taking the league by storm his rookie season, it appeared Washington would be on Sunday or Monday Night Football three or four times per season. That expectation was short-lived as Griffin’s star […]
Scot has made it clear he doesn’t expect the Redskins to win too many games this year, and neither should the fans. He just expects them to be competitive, at best, and if not, he said he would make even more changes. Nothing in the Redskins first preseason game changed that assessment. Red Zone play […]
“Fans are in need of hope, any little sign that our team can exceed the low expectation we have of them. We are looking for Gruden to leave his comfort zone to embrace more of the read-option, play-action that Griffin runs so brilliantly. We hope for signs that Griffin “gets it” by stepping into the pocket instead of dropping back from it, sensing when his receiver is about to break open to release the ball in 2.7 seconds. Will RG avoid sacks by throwing the ball away?
“Fix this, Washington. Hope is a terrible thing to waste.”
~ Redskins Hog Heaven from here.
The cordiality we’ve seen thus far between Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden will not cut it if the Redskins are to improve upon last year’s misery. To contend for a title, the quarterback and the head coach must forge a legendary partnership to become GG1, Griffin & Gruden as one. The pair must mind-meld like […]
Year one of Jay Gruden’s tenure as head coach of the Washington Redskins did not show much improvement from the 3-13 record Washington put up in 2013. Another year of injuries to Robert Griffin III and inconsistency from backup Kirk Cousins led to a 4-12 season that didn’t show promise in many areas for the […]
The new preliminary, don’t take it too seriously, Redskins depth chart came out and the first name I rushed to see was Ty Nsekhe. It’s early, but I wanted to know if the same old cronyism is going on now that has happened with the roster for some time. Do new, unheard of guys really […]
Man, I love Akeem Davis. But what choice do I have? When one reviews the changes that Gruden made this season, it’s as if he is reading articles like these and fan comments about the offensive line, the secondary, the lame pass rush, the inability to draft and groom talent, the lame coaches. (Sorry John […]
Redskins tickets are in demand, as they should be with the improvement and success of the team. More people are turning to online sources to buy their tickets in order to avoid waiting in line other places or trying to make other arrangements. For the most part, this is an excellent thing, allowing tickets to […]
Last season was certainly one to forget for the Washington Redskins. After coming up well short of the playoffs, there are a lot of questions surrounding the franchise. The one most people can’t stop asking involves Robert Griffin III. He is no longer considered a young player, but he is regressing at quarterback. As we […]
So, the latest story to rile Redskins fans is that Robert Griffin III is “done” because he compares himself to Peyton. According to this story on BusinessInsider.com that cited ESPN Insiders QB ranking: “To get better in this league, you have to have a degree of humility. Griffin sees himself like Peyton, in that light. […]
“You can’t rule out the possibility that this dysfunctional franchise would fire Gruden and hire another coach to save Griffin, but the damage otherwise seems complete. Griffin would surprise the football world if he remains the Redskins’ starter into 2016, at least based on merit. Consider this season an epilogue to a dysfunctional period, one that leads to a sequel that carries at least a bit more promise.”
~ Kevin Siefert, RGIII deserves a shot outside of D.C.
As a Redskins fan, I prefer to be in denial about this in hopes for a better outcome.
Any success the Washington Redskins find during the 2015 NFL season will once again start and end with would-be franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. That could be having fans optimistic or downtrodden, depending on their perspective. Thinking back to last season, when RG3 was generally either hurt or playing poorly, Redskins fan surely wouldn’t be […]
Those sharp-eyed bloggers at fatmanwriting.com caught a story that our boy Alfred Morris agrees with ESPN that he is not elite. That comes as a shock to most Redskins fans who, like all fans, see their team as the greatest because their players are the best. Here are two things Hog Heaven observed about Alfred. […]
One video snip sums up everything Hog Heaven feels about Keith Olberman:
“The Redskins have the NFL’s backing, they have previous rulings and this is the one subject that their fan base almost completely supports.
“A fan base that is sick and tired of the constant losing and dysfunction. A fan base that has no faith in the top officials (outside of Scot McCloughan) within the organization to turn it around on a consistent basis. A fan base that somehow supports the product year-in and year-out in astonishing numbers and passion levels.
“This is the one true connection the Redskins have with their customers and supporters.”
~ Chris Russell’s Blog, “The Redskins will be just fine,” from here.
The Washington Redskins are on a quest to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012, when quarterback Robert Griffin III was a rookie. Not a lot has gone right since then, as injuries have derailed their plans of being a contender year-in and year-out. Before training camp begins and roster positions are fought […]
It’s cheap shot season when lazy thinkers like Keith Olbermann (sadly) contrive links of the Washington Redskins team name to the Confederate flag – a symbol to many (me) of the defense of slavery, race supremacy and murder. Well… I have never seen a Redskins flag at a KKK rally. Nor have the Redskins ever […]