The two-week period when NFL teams can use the franchise tag starts today and runs through Tuesday, March 1. A season ago, five players—Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul and Stephen Gostkowski—received the franchise tag, while one—Charles Clay—got the transition tag. Thomas, Bryant, Houston and Gostkowski later signed multi-year deals before the July […]
Those expecting a new long-term deal between the Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins might have to delay the celebration. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the two sides were “nowhere close to a new deal” following the Super Bowl, and it’s becoming a growing possibility that the Redskins will need to use the […]
They must have. Everybody writes about them. All of them. Hog Heaven keeps telling you that anything can happen when it comes to free agency and the Redskins’ quarterbacks. This statement caught my eye today. “Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy could be an ‘interesting option’ for the Dallas Cowboys in free agency this offseason.” ~ […]
The Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 capped off a postseason that included some unbelievable finishes, the ascendancy of the NFL’s new MVP, a dominant run of defense and potentially the final game of one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Here are the top five takeaways from the NFL’s 2015 postseason: […]
There is a reason why certain people have a tendency to succeed at odds gambling more often than others to an extent that good luck alone cannot explain. In many cases, these people simply understand the math behind betting odds gambling. It is true that math alone is not going to allow people to perfectly […]
Super Bowl 50 won’t go down as one of the best ever. At times, it was harder to watch than Puppymonkeybaby. Some of the best all-time Super Bowls have come in the last decade or so. There also have been some snoozers, however, and some Super Bowls that just weren’t great aesthetically. If you’re going […]
The Denver Broncos used a dominant defensive performance to upset the Carolina Panthers and win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Here is the best and worst from Super Bowl 50: Best Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips Phillips’ Broncos defense capped off a historic season with one of the most […]
Cam Newton is taking a lot of superficial heat over trivial matters of decorum. Hog Heaven is a Redskins fan. Based solely on the shallow nothingness of the outrage directed at him, I’m all in for Newton and the Panthers’ “in your face” Super Bowl win today. To gear up, here are my 5 greatest […]
The 2015 NFL season will come to a spectacular end on Sunday night, when the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos square off in Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Here are five factors that will help determine the winner between the NFC and AFC champions: 1. Can the Broncos contain Cam Newton’s […]
Believe it or not, there will be players suiting up for Super Bowl 50 not named Cam Newton or Peyton Manning. The history of the Super Bowl is dotted with players like Jack Squirek, Larry Brown and Malcolm Butler, relative unknowns who became household names in the Super Bowl. The Panthers and Broncos reached the […]
“McCloughan’s biggest accomplishment over the past year was transforming the Redskins into a structurally sound organization by establishing a clear hierarchy, which allowed everything else to fall into place, something not seen in Washington at any previous point since Snyder purchased the team.
”’I think now for the first time I can say that, after we got rid of a head coach who I thought a lot of who could help us win games, with Jay being there, we’re starting to get the players that we needed,’ [Santana] Moss said. ‘You know, I was there for a while and we didn’t have a lot of good players.’”
From Washington.cbslocal.com, Santana Moss on Snyder expressing doubt about RGIII.
So much controversy surrounds Robert Griffin III that it’s sure to be a subject of a 14-part FX series someday. Writers at the WaPOST surveyed NFL talent evaluators about Griffin’s prospects for the future and DC Sports Bog put it in the form of a virtual round table discussion. This Adam Schefter quote stopped me […]
In the lead up to Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, The Sports Daily will be remembering some of the most iconic moments and players from Super Bowl history. Our series continues with the greatest finishes in the game’s history: Super Bowl XLII The New York Giants ended the New England Patriots’ bid […]
In the lead up to Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, The Sports Daily will be remembering some of the most iconic moments and players from Super Bowl history. Our series continues with the best quarterback performances in the NFL’s biggest game: Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl XXIX) Young […]
The Washington Redskins are widely expected to release quarterback Robert Griffin III at some point this offseason, but general manager Scot McCloughan isn’t rushing into any decision on the future of his polarizing quarterback. “The thing that’s good about where we are right now is, we have until March 9,” McCloughan said, via the Washington […]
Most quarterbacks probably wouldn’t mind being on a list of the worst Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks because it would mean they own a Super Bowl ring. It’s kind of like being the ugliest Miss America or the flabbiest Mr. Universe. Only 31 quarterbacks have won Super Bowls. Ten of them are in the Hall of Fame and […]
The NFL’s Conference Championship weekend saw the Denver Broncos survive a late rally from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to win the AFC and Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers blowout the Arizona Cardinals to capture the NFC crown. The Broncos and Panthers will now meet in Santa Clara for Super Bowl 50 in […]
“The Redskins’ handling of Robert Griffin III almost from start to what seems to be the inevitable finish in a few weeks has been rife with mistakes. Among them was the decision to pick up his $16 million option for 2016. Not only did the option, which is guaranteed for injury, keep the Redskins from being able to either play or trade Griffin, it sets up a scenario where they won’t get even a late-round pick as compensation when he leaves. Click on the article for details but since the Redskins will be releasing him they won’t be eligible for a compensatory draft pick when he moves on.”
~ Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins from here.
More than any other round of the NFL playoffs, the conference championship has contributed the most named games to the league’s history. Several of these “The (insert noun here)” games make the list of the greatest conference championship games in NFL history. So here’s “The List.” No. 10: Patriots 23, Ravens 20 (2011) This game gets […]
The next two games of the 2015 NFL season will determine who plays for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. The Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Saturday, while the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Here is a look […]
Armchair coaches were busy during the 2015 NFL divisional playoffs. Some of the coaching decisions made this weekend will provide fodder for conversation well into the spring. The most boneheaded play call of the weekend was made by a winning team, so that coach got away with it. There were several debatable decisions, however, that […]
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs presents an interesting dynamic. The four teams that won on wild-card weekend all come in with momentum and people jump on their bandwagon. All four of those teams are on the road against either a No. 1 or No. 2 seed, but their chances of pulling an upset […]
Don’t connect any dots yet, but a sports writer-capologist thinks Mike Shanahan could make a play for Kirk Cousins, if Mike lands with a new NFL team. Like fans everywhere, Redskins fans think all the leverage is with the team in these free agent contract matters. Contracts are set by market forces and not by […]
In the NFL’s postseason, just one player can be the difference between advancing to the next round and going home early. Here is one x-factor for all eight teams participating in this weekend’s Divisional Round: Kansas City Chiefs: TE Travis Kelce It’s no secret that the Chiefs will have to run the football and pressure […]
“Long derailed by a lack of mental toughness, rampant drama and a losing mentality, the [Redskins] this season developed a reputation as a physical unit, remained unified despite potentially locker-room-fracturing incidents and made an improbable run to the postseason.”
~ Mike Jones, washingtonpost.com, from here.