The Redskins want to sign Hog Heaven to a contract

“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 […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 20: at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 27-24. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Robert Griffin III just can’t win

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 […]

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Redskins put the band back together. Re-sign Colt McCoy.

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 […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 14:  Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is carted off the field after being injured during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField on September 14, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Redskins are winning in the offseason, but are we maturing?

“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 […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 2:  Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks to pass against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome on October 2, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The silly Sam Bradford to the Redskins conspiracy is just silly

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 […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Marcus Mariota to the Redskins almost makes sense, except for Gruden.

Nature hates a vacuum and Redskins fans hate an offseason that does not involve a big name. Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota is the newest addition to the mix that includes Ndomhkong Suh and Vic Fangio. ESPN’s John Clayton bluntly says that The Redskins will not pass on Mariota if he falls to them in […]

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Who ya gonna believe, Worthless or the Redskins?

Hog Heaven believes Haynesworth. Why is Albert Haynesworth better than Mike Shanahan? Because unlike Shanahan, he has drawn our attention away from amped up coverage of RGIII without using the words “Robert Griffin the Third.” He brought up the other hot-button name, Ndamukong Suh. Follow the link at the end of this post if you want […]


The Redskins: Ndamukong Suh and lessons from Albert Haynesworth

Say this for Ndamukong Suh. He has driven fixation with Robert Griffin III off the radar screen of Redskins fans. That’s a blessing for RGIII. But fans are aghast at the news that the team is interested in Kong Suh. They invariably compare Suh to Albert Haynesworth. That Fat Albert adventure still packs a traumatic […]

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The Washington Redskins: Team, Term and Truth

Even if you are not a football fan or even care about Native American issues, you have likely heard about the Washington Redskins name “issue.”  On one side we have a group that believes the name of a football team is the reason racism exists in this country and that it causes internalized oppression.  They […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins reacts after throwing a fourth quarter interception against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 28, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The Dallas Cowboys won, 44-17. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Second thoughts on the trade that brought us Robert Griffin III

Need a look back at the trade that brought us Robert Griffin III? Paul Kuharksy, who covers the Titans for ESPN.com, did the hard work for us with his recap of trades out of the top five Draft picks over the last 10 years. Here is what he said about the 2012 swap the Redskins […]

Washington Redskins schedule preview

The first year for the Washington Redskins under Jay Gruden was tumultuous. Their 4-12 record was a one game improvement from 2013, but not many answers appeared for the same questions that have been around the team for multiple seasons. The Redskins saw Robert Griffin III get injured again in 2014 in week two, only […]


5 reasons why the Redskins will not trade Kirk Cousins

Mark Tyler is wrong. He writes The Time to Trade Kirk Cousins is Now in his post on Hog Haven. Tyler writes like a Cousins fan miffed at the news that Robert Griffin Iii enters 2015 season at the top of the Redskins QB depth chart. “…and all Cousins really needs is the backing of […]


Jay Gruden at today’s press conference: Robert is the No. 1 guy.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden spoke at a press conference in Indianapolis this afternoon. Here’s the nine-minute video clip courtesy of Redskins.com or YouTube. Here are the big points. Robert Griffin III may not be the face of the franchise, but he enters the season as the starting quarterback. “It’s up to Robert to continue to grow […]

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Kirk Cousins worked with Jon Gruden. Cue the over-reaction.

What happens when you combine the words “Cousins,” “Gruden” and “offseason drills?” You get crappy DC Sports Bog stories like “Kirk Cousins is doing offseason drills with Jon Gruden.” Hey, drawing highly speculative conclusions from football factoids in the desert between the Super Bowl and the NFL Combine is my job. Draw no speculative conclusions […]

What good NFL front offices look like. Someday, maybe the Redskins too.

“As for ‘mature’ organizations, ‘They know who they are,’ Sundquist said. ‘They know what message they want to send. They’re willing to make decisions, good and bad, and stand up for those decisions. They’re not knee-jerk when the first criticism comes through. They’re strong enough to deal with pushback.’”

~ Former Broncos executive Ted Sundquist as quoted by Bleacher Report.


Someday, a statement like this may describe the Redskins.

~ Longtime Redskins fan Hog Heaven.

Robert Griffin III’s baby to make late playoff run

What is the best way to announce Robert Griffin III’s baby to the thousands of fans that bought him wedding gifts? Why, you tweet the news, of course. RG IV should arrive about mid season (we are guessing), in time to provide incentive for daddy to excel on the field. That would be good news […]


Oneidas are as racist as the Redskins for the same flimsy reasons

So, it turns out that the Oneidas are as racist as the Redskins whose name they denounce as a slur. The Washington Paper exposed that shocking revelation in its story, Tribe fighting Redskins name plans ‘Oz’ casino despite author’s racist past (Feb. 6, 2015). Who else is surprised that the paper formerly known here as […]

Kirk Cousins’ amazingly cool drug test in his own words

“The off-season drug testing protocol continues to amaze me! Got invited to the tester’s home this time: Knocked on the door, introduced myself, peed in his bathroom while he watched, talked corvettes, then left. Totally weird, but great hospitality & I love a drug free sport!”

~ Kirk Cousins on his SQOR account

Redskins hold the high cards on Griffin’s contract extension and that’s good

“A lot has been made about contract pressure for the Redskins. Griffin will make $3.26 million in 2015, and if Washington picks up his option for 2016, it’ll have to make the decision this offseason and will be on the hook for a final year between $16 million to $19 million. But that’s a lot of consternation for nothing.

“If Griffin has a big 2015, the Redskins will move to extend him anyway. So either choice can work – decline the option and pay Griffin if he puts it back together in 2015 or pick up the option and dedicate what will amount to around $20 million for the next two seasons to making sure a long-term deal is the right call. With the salary cap expected to jump at least $15 million next season, there is flexibility to go either way.”

~ Charles Robinson, Five Reasons why Robert Griffin III will be Redskins starting QB in 2015, Yahoo Sports.

~ Hog Heaven: There is some comfort knowing that new GM Scot McCloughan has the say in this.

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 27-24. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Redskins hint Robert Griffin III is no bargain for Premium fans

Yesterday we gave faint praise to Robert Griffin III for dialing back his time on social media. The Redskins took a different approach today. DC Sports Bog wrote that the Redskins mailed a letter to Premium Club members saying that, “Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will […]


Robert Griffin III, the man, the myth, the misinformation

Here we go. It’s the NFL offseason, so expect a spate of stories about Robert Griffin III and his “issues.” We will see it less often in 2015 offseason because Griffin himself is providing less ammunition for his critics. Wise move, but the few quotes he now gives still raise eyebrows. Tim Brown kicked off […]