“From the standpoint of looking at how exciting it is for a city or a community to be involved in the playoffs and the fact that you can have a team that might have literally operated at .500 or in that area . . . you can have that team win the Super Bowl,” ~ […]
Every NFL team has a put-down name. For the Cleveland franchise it is the Clowns. Hog Heaven is not laughing now that Cleveland stole the Redskins’ former director of pro player personnel Morocco Brown to the No. 2 spot in their front office. How could Morocco refuse an offer from a team named for him? […]
This story contributed by Scott Hirsch. We are in the NFL “American Idol” stage of the season. We are all hoping for a steal in the draft to emerge to somehow give the Redskins some extra advantage. It’s not just the fans; it’s the players too. That’s why some players are calling DeSean Jackson the […]
Jim Gruden, Sr., father of Redskins head coach Jay Gruden and Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden, says Jay is more of a gut-check guy than Jon. This comes courtesy of DC Sports Bog in today’s POST. “Jon is the more emotional guy. Jay is more laid back. I’ve seen him lose his cool, of […]
Media sources report that the Redskins signed the following undrafted rookies: Tulane nose tackle Chris Davenport, Southern wide receiver Lee Doss, BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman, Indiana wide receiver Kofi Hughes, Northwestern wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, Texas-El Paso tight end Kevin Perry, Southern Cal running back Silas Redd, Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, North Dakota State defensive back Bryan Shepherd and Arkansas nose tackle Robert Thomas.
The NFL conducted 17-round Drafts in the past. Most of these prospects would have been drafted then. The seven-round draft we see today is by agreement with the players’ union. Teams need many players to fill out a full practice roster for training camp. Undrafted Free agents, sometimes called camp bodies, face long odds to make the team, but this is their shot at their NFL dream.
Good luck, fellas.
The Redskins’ three-day rookie camp starts today. The team’s first Organized Team Activity (OTA) begins May 27.
Story contributed by Scott Hirsch. Two guys are in the woods camping. They hear a roaring bear come towards them. One of the guys quickly puts on his track shoes. His friend says ‘what are you doing, you can’t outrun a bear!’ The runner says ‘I don’t need to outrun the bear. I just need […]
Story contributed by Scott Hirsch. In what has become an annual ritual, a lot of Redskins fans are freaking out about the draft. Several picks were indeed head scratchers at first. Will they be guaranteed successes or failures? We don’t know yet. But this type of thinking misses a main point of this draft. A […]
DeAngelo Hall says the Redskins “hit the lottery” with [DeSean] Jackson, while new coach Jay Gruden is changing the team philosophy.
“Mike kinda ruled more with an iron fist,” Hall said of the team’s former coach, “Jay kinda lets you go in there and be you.”
From csnwashington.com, Hall says “no iron fist” from Gruden.
Hog Heaven says: Its early; Gruden is a rookie head coach; the chips aren’t down yet. Hall hasn’t seen Gruden’s coaching style when the pressure is on. This can’t end well if Hall’s first impression of Gruden proves true.
Nov. 28, 2013, NFL.com, DeAngelo Hall backs Mike Shanahan, Redskins coaches.
Here’s what the Washington Redskins are telling us with their Draft picks. The team is going to win with players already on the roster. (Looking at you, Robert Griffin III.) The Redskins said they were selecting players with an eye towards the 2015 and 2016 roster. Their first three picks were trench warriors for 2014 […]
Dallas Cowboys: OL Zach Martin (Notre Dame) Jerry Jones couldn’t sell that snow job of picking Johnny Manziel. Here’s why. Nobody believed him, either because nobody believed he would draft a sure fire QB controversy in Manziel while locked into a long-term deal with Tony Romo, or nobody believed Manziel was worth the 16th pick. […]
Redskins fans don’t have a lot to do this evening. Why not fan every rumor involving our favorite trade bait, Kirk Cousins. The back-up quarterback is the most popular player on the team. In Cousins’ case, it’s because so many fans are anxious to dump him. Redskins fans are not used to other teams’ interest […]
Hog Heaven reminds fans everywhere that it is NFL Lying Season. But if Redskins GM Bruce Allen is misinforming rivals through the media, he is doing so by clever use of an NFL truism. In the debate of drafting for need or drafting for best player available, football executives argue for best talent every time. […]
This story contributed by Scott Hirsch. I’ll bet the Redskins select a Right Tackle, Tight End, Cornerback, Defensive Lineman, Outside Linebacker, Guard. Real close to taking a pass catching running back and big WR – so say those if best available at the right round. I’ll be shocked if we draft a Safety like everyone […]
“The Redskins aren’t expecting much from Jackson. That’s the best approach to take. Anything they get would then be a bonus.”
~ John Keim, ESPN.com, after media reports that the NFL will reinstate safety Tanard Jackson from suspension.
Everyone is pumping Johnny Manziel. Ian Rappaport’s story on NFL AM today has unnamed insiders projecting that Johnny Football as a top 10 pick next week’s Draft with the Texans, Jaguars, Browns, Vikings or Buccaneers the likely takers. Whoa! Four of those teams are on the Redskins’ schedule. How likely are the Redskins to face […]