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 […]
Here’s an eye-opener for you. Your Washington Redskins rank as a Top 5 QB franchise. NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison gave the team fifth place in a countdown of all 32 NFL franchises after evaluating the top three quarterbacks in the history of each team. Harrison selected icons Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen and Joe Theismann when […]
Former Redskins Matt Bowen on what to
expect hope for in Washington’s passing game.
Every part of the Redskins offense declined with Coach Jay Gruden’s arrival. Bowen says Bill Callahan and the position switch of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson improve the passing game.
h/t Bleacher Report
Today comes news that the hated Cowboys have signed RB Lache Seastrunk to the roster. That caused a minor conniption among the Redskins faithful. The narrative once was that Seastrunk would be an explosive change of pace to Alfred Morris that no defense could withstand. In a perfect Al Davis world, that might have happened. […]
Getting excited during the Redskins preseason is like a freshman boy in high school getting excited about a senior varsity cheerleader smiling at him. You can dream, but it ain’t going to happen. The Redskins are, well, still the Redskins. For all the PC nuts, the real insult is not the name, but just how […]
Fans want Ryan Kerrigan to grace the cover of their Facebook page more than any other Redskins player. The Redskins created downloadable profile covers that fans may install on their Facebook page. The covers feature six players and it is an informal measure of player popularity. Kerrigan’s was the most downloaded cover by a wide […]
for telling her defenseless kid that he will play for the Giants.
Oh, the humanity!
Trey Williams walks in Lache Seastrunk’s footsteps. Maybe. Redskins fans started drooling last year when they saw Redskins’ 6th round draft pick Lache Seastrunk’s highlights. Pound the defense with Morris; fatigue them with Seastrunk’s monster cuts and acceleration. Well that dream ended in the same manner as most Redskins fans dreams, in the dumpster. Not […]
Scot McCloughan, the Redskins’ new superstar GM, has made it clear that he is excited about the undrafted free agents (UDFAs) available this year. There are several that will show up in rookie camp this weekend. Standouts include Offensive Tackle Takoby Cofield, DE Corey Crawford, QB Conner Halliday, RB Trey Williams, TE Devin Mahina and […]
Tough, big guys that love football and have great, consistent character was the theme of this year’s draft. What it suggests is how someone as smart and yet inexperienced as Jay Gruden got duped last season. Gruden inherited an RG3 team that had one winning season and one horrific season. Which was the norm and […]
When the NFL scheduled was released last week, there are teams where you know who is lining up under center every week. But after a three-win season in 2013 and a four-win season in 2014 with a plethora of injuries at the quarterback position, the Washington Redskins do not have that luxury just yet of […]
Chase Stuart of footballperspective.com writes that Redskins GM Scot McCloughan worked a hellava NFL Draft deal in that trade with the Seahawks. Washington traded the 69th pick to Seattle for the 95th (3rd), 112th (4th), 167th (5th), and 181st (6th) picks. McCloughan achieved his goal of snagging 10 Draft picks. He did it without trading […]
To most fans, it appeared that Scot McCloughan abandoned best player available when he bypassed DL Leonard Williams to select OT Brandon Scherff. Williams ranked higher on mock drafts by the likes of Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper, Jr.; but then, not one NFL GM participates in those things. Sports talk radio 106.7 reported that […]
“At 6-5, 319 he is the perfect addition for a team that is looking to move from a zone-blocking scheme to more of a power scheme. His drive blocking is exceptional, with a hard hit on initial contact and relentless drive.”
~ Rich Tandler, CSN Washington, speaking of Redskins first-round Draft pick, Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa.
Fans and media have dwelled on the wrong question about the Redskins picking up the fifth-year option on Robert Griffin III’s rookie contract. We have been asking, “Does RGIII deserve a $16 million salary?” If you are into Griffin-bashing, your answer was clearly “no.” Even if you are still hopeful about RG like we are, […]
“You can’t be somebody else. You need to accept who you are — and understand your style of play.”
~ Robert Griffin III from RG3 says he’s ready to “welcome the competition.”
“Your wait is nearly over,” says the Washington Redskins in an email inviting me to take a survey to find the perfect seats for me. Hog Heaven dropped the family season tickets after 48 years after sensing we were funding management incompetence that made the team impervious to improvement at the top. Five years later, it’s […]
No matter what Robert Griffin III says, or not say, people react to the extreme. RGIII appeared on a segment of Redskins Nation that the team intended to hype the fans and rehabilitate RG’s image. Meaning, the team coached him to say all the right things, like: “It’s not about talking about it; it’s about […]
The Redskins cut a deal with the Buccaneers for safety Dashon Goldson. They gave up the equivalent of a ham sandwich to get him. CSN’s Rich Tandler has the details. The ‘Skins give up their 2016 sixth-round Draft pick. The Bucs give up this year’s seventh-round pick as well as Goldson. Plus, the Bucs eat […]
“Redskins owner Dan Snyder would be smart to lobby the review panel on his team’s behalf. If AP bans the use of Redskins, the term will greatly decrease to exist in the media. And, that will be the first major loss in this long-running dispute that one day leads to the team abandoning the name.”
~ Rick Snider, Redskins Name Faces Watershed Moment, Mar. 30, 2015, Washington.CBSLocal.com
Down here in DC, we are fond of saying Robert Griffin III should start because he has the “higher ceiling” than Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy. Hog Heaven is a Griffin supporter, but even we know that notion is out of date. Griffin has the higher ceiling if his coach (and he) design an offense […]
The Redskins re-signed quarterback Colt McCoy to a one-year deal says reports on ESPN and NFL.com. Yes, Hog Heaven did think this was another social media prank when we first read it. McCoy joined the Redskins in 2014 as a camp arm to round out training cap squads. The 49ers released him to keep Blaine […]
“We’re winning off the field” has finally turned into “we’re winning in the offseason.” Good things portend a few years down the road. Redskins fans haven’t seen a professionally managed offseason like this in decades. The big question for the upcoming year is the maturity of Gruden and RG3. Will both mature or neither? If […]
Some Redskins fans see stories that the Redskins might draft Marcus Mariota as “proof” of a plot to land Sam Bradford from the Eagles. [Face palm] Oh, where to begin? No legit media source carried the story. Eagles coach Chip Kelly debunked the idea at his press conference today. The thought took flight with some […]