For the first time in 10 or 20 years, the Redskins have a rising corps of receivers attuned to 21st Century football. Jay Gruden and Sean McVeay should be fired on the spot if they cannot invent mismatches with the Redskins’ 2014 receiving corps. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves. The Redskins were prudent […]
Nothing has so turned off Hog Heaven to the NFL 2014 Top 100 list as the fact that Alfred Morris not on it. How can that be? Morris was the fourth-leading rusher in yards, with 10 rushes over 20-yards and seven touchdowns. His yards per attempt held up, 4.6 ypc in 2013, 4.8 in 2012. […]
Fun with numbers! Football pundits expect the Redskins to return to average this season. That got Hog Heaven to wonder how well the Redskins would be if their 2014 offensive skill players performed at their career average. As always, lets start with the quarterback. QB: Robert Griffin III Career Passing COMP ATT COMP% YDS Y/A […]
Yeah, I’m trolling for hits, but that’s how this works. You blame the fired guy for all that goes wrong, even the one decision that showed loyalty and heart to a beloved player past his prime. Everybody applauded when Mike Shanahan kept London Fletcher for one last hurrah in 2013. However, it forced the 2014 […]
“The Redskins aren’t the purest of all 3-4 defenses, because although they line up in that formation for their base packages, they do indeed use more of a 4-3 look for the bulk of their pass-rushing fronts. Their nickel package generally has Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan coming off the edge more like defensive ends, with Barry Cofield and another player lined up like 4-3 interior linemen. Judging by the sampling of plays they ran during the offseason practices that were open to reporters, I think that you can expect to see Haslett still using a variety of fronts (both 3-4 and 4-3) in an attempt to keep the offenses guessing and create more mismatches.”
~ Mike Jones, Washington Post Redskins Mailbag response to question whether Redskins should return to 4-3 defensive front.
Old football adage: It’s not the Xs & Os. It’s the Jimmies and Joes, meaning that player talent trumps how they are aligned.
My sports book friends at Bovada (www.bovada.lv, Twitter: BovadaLV) released the opening odds to be named NFL MVP for 38 players. The odds ranged from 3/1 for top candidate Peyton Manning to 200/1 for 49ers RB Frank Gore. Here are the odds for players of the Beast. PLAYER ODDS Robert Griffin III 25/1 LeSean McCoy […]
This is true of every young person with high potential. What RGIII has to teach Independence Day is a good time to recall something RGIII said two years ago when he was maligned as a “cornbread brother” for not conforming to someone else’s notion of how an African-American male should act. The Redskins team name […]
Robert Pollin, son of the late Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin, penned an opinion piece seen on washingtonpost.com about changing team names. There is a lot to like about Prof. Pollin’s piece. While the word “racist” appears four times in the article, Pollin is careful not to label the Redskins owner and fans as being […]
No one, thankfully, is making a big deal about Jerry Rice, Jr. joining the Redskins. The young man needs a dose of anonymity in pursuit of his dream. In preseason, Hog Heaven is willing to give it to him… …away from, you know, the long shadow of Rice Sr. By now, even Daniel Snyder knows […]
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 […]
“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.
“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.
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 […]
This post originally appeared as a comment by Native American Redskins fan, Mark One Wolf to a blog post, Reclaim “Redskin,” An Indian expression, not a slur. Hog Heaven republishes One Wolf’s comment here with his permission. An online story popped on my desktop a few days ago. As I have many things to do, […]
“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