Some Redskins fans will always have a beef with Jay Gruden

“It’s funny, because some Redskins fans have roasted both Cousins and Gruden this season. Neither will ever be good enough, because one made the decision to bench Robert Griffin III and the other replaced him.

“But one of them has to be doing something right, because no one expected this type of season given the preseason expectations (low) and the injuries (high). So any coach should deserve credit for what they’ve done this season.”

~’s John Keim from …Title on the line in Redskins vs. Eagles.

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RGIII and the Redskins: If he can’t make it here, he can’t make it anywhere.

The Redskins are coming to closure on RGIII, although not what we expected in preseason. The Redskins now show definite interest in keeping Kirk Cousins, and we read open speculation about Robert Griffin III’s next team. A month ago, we guessed at Cousins’ next team. Griffin’s departure is the more likely scenario, in which case […]

CHICAGO, IL- DECEMBER 13: Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins catches a pass near the goal line as he's defended by Jonathan Anderson #58 of the Chicago Bears during the first quarter on December 13, 2015 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

5 things that thrill Redskins fans after win over Bears

The talk around your office water cooler this morning…. No. 1: Heads held high Yes, The Bears entered the game as another 5-win team with a bad defense. But the Redskins needed the win to keep pace with the reviving Eagles and perhaps the Giants. The three teams may remain tied at 6-7 if New […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a teammates touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

NFC playoff scenario taking shape

Three games remain in the 2015 NFL season, but it appears the only drama in the NFC postseason picture will revolve around which team earns an automatic bid as the winner of the NFC East. The Carolina Panthers (13-0) and Arizona Cardinals (11-2) have already clinched playoff berths. Carolina is locked into a first-round bye and […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs off the field after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 35-6 at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Best and worst from Week 14 in the NFL

Week 14 of the 2015 NFL season saw a pair of MVP candidates stay red hot, an emerging defensive terror put on a sack showcase and a handful of sophomore quarterbacks lead their teams to wins. Sunday also gave us ugly blowouts in Jacksonville and Cleveland, another difficult day for Dez in Green Bay and more missed […]

Secondary Market Washington Tickets Less Than $90 For MNF Against Dallas

The Washington Redskins have a chance to build upon their first place spot in the NFC East standings against a Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys were dominated by the undefeated Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving Day, losing 33-14 but more importantly losing their starting quarterback and ruining any outside shot of joining the NFC playoff […]

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“If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.” ~ Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving is for sharing what you have in gratitude for what you have. ~ Hog Heaven

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers runs with the ball in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

3 reasons Redskins beat the Panthers; 3 reasons they lose

3 reasons the Redskins win 1.  Maturation of the Offensive Rookies – Jamison Crowder, Matt Jones. and even Scherff.   All of these guys are headaches for defenses now.  Now everything isn’t on Jordan Reed’s fragile shoulders. 2. Return of the injured – D Hall, D Jackson in particular will make an impact. 3.  Cousins […]

Kirk Cousins next NFL deal with the Redskins … or somebody

“Some of you who are not sold on Cousins as the answer for the future might think that $40 million is an outrageous amount of money to pay him. But quarterbacks are expensive and they are expensive because of simple economics—the demand exceeds the supply. If you don’t pay Cousins, the question becomes who do you pay? There is not a tree somewhere that a team can go to and grab at quarterback who can post a perfect passer rating in a game or lead three fourth-quarter comebacks in a four-game span including one from 24 points down.”

~ Rich Tandler, from What would a Kirk Cousins contract extension look like?

The Redskins are in no hurry to sign Brian Orakpo to a new deal.

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Is it your dream to be able to join and play in the prestigious National Football League? And one day become one of the greatest and most popular football players? There is nothing wrong about dreaming big! In fact, this dream is not impossible most especially if you will start training and practicing at an […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins talks with head coach Jay Gruden after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField on September 14, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Hog Heaven: In spite of everything, still mellow about the Redskins

The 3-5 Redskins are sitting right where we expected them to be at the mid-point of the season. We are mellow about the Redskins. They are trending six or seven wins as was widely expected of them. Hog Heaven ignores the Chicken Littles that projected a two-win season. We also ignored optimistic Facebook fans online […]

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The Redskins have the most wanted quarterbacks in the NFL

At 4:00 PM ET today, we can end the inane sports media-on-a-deadline silliness that the Redskins have the most wanted quarterbacks in the league. There is local civil unrest about Robert Griffin III. Local and national fans lobbed dismissive barbs at Kirk Cousins after losses to the Jets and the Falcons. Then, on the eve […]

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Runningback Silas Redd #24 of the Washington Redskins looks for a hole during a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Best Practice for betting on the NFL Playoffs

The NFL playoffs create a very unique sports gaming environment, and with only a few games to bet on each week, avoiding costly mistakes are the only way an NFL handicapper can expect to turn a profit during this time of the year. So, following a few best betting practices is key to a successful NFL […]

Redskins Highest Secondary Market Tickets In November Against Two Undefeated Teams

The Washington Redskins capped off their October schedule in exciting fashion, capturing the most dramatic comeback win in Week 7 of the NFL regular season. Washington trailed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-7 at halftime (and 24-0 in the second quarter) before outscoring Tampa Bay 14-0 in the third quarter to close the gap to three […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 14: Free safety Akeem Davis #47 of the Washington Redskins reacts after a second quarter tackle during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField on September 14, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

William Hill Race & Sports Book Is A One-Stop Shop For Sports Bettors

While it may not be talked about like other hobbies, sports betting/casino gaming is one of the most popular activities for people around the world. It continues to grow in popularity each year thanks to the Internet opening up windows for online gaming. It’s now become taboo for a group of friends or colleagues to […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins talks with head coach Jay Gruden after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField on September 14, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

For Redskins: Kirk Cousins could have been great

No doubt, Gruden repeated the same mistake he made last year.  Thinking how things look in practice translate to the field.  Last time, he found out the Redskins were not a tough, physical team when game time came. This time, he sees that Kirk Cousins does not have the mental toughness and patience to play […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 12: Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines during the first half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

5 Reasons why Jay Gruden must stay as Redskins head coach

Hog Heaven has never been a Jay Gruden fan. Yet, he must have a third year as head coach of the Washington Redskins. Here are five reasons why Gruden must stay beyond this year. ONE. Continuity is superior to starting over. First year coaches lose. Let me give you a series of numbers. 8-7-6-8-6-4. These […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 14:  Head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins looks on in the first half against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Gruden finally discovers calling Arena Football Plays will not work for the Redskins

The Redskins are a better, but still heart wrenching team.  Players are becoming accountable. The coaches, well not quite all of them just yet. Gruden admitting his horrific play calling was refreshing.  His pitfall was forgetting about the extra size of the NFL field over an Arena Football field, calling the same bad plays over […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Running back Matt Jones #31 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball in the third quarter during a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

The Redskins’ top-secret replacement for Jordan Reed is…

The Redskins’ replacement for Jordan Reed is an incredible athlete. He is bigger, faster, stronger and more durable than Jordan Reed is. He has great hands like Reed and almost the same catching radius. His route running is not as good but no linebacker can keep up with him. His blocking is also a work […]

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Redskins: Gruden’s luck and the Falcons game

What Jay Gruden needs to keep his job is unclear, but he gambled big on starting Kirk Cousins and benching RG3.  Fortunately for Gruden and the Redskins, Colin Kaepernick is struggling mightily. If ever there was a potential player that projected as what a healthy RG3 could have done, it’s Kap. In addition to Kap, […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01:  Brian Rolle #59 of the Philadelphia Eagles  lines up against the Washington Redskins offense at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Redskins offensive line, we bad not in a good way, says PFF

As the sun shines on a happy DMV after a nice win over the Philadelphia Eagles, outsiders are pointing fingers at the Redskins offensive line. Pro Football Focus rates the Redskins offensive line No. 31 in the NFL. PFF ranked Washington the 12th best in 2014. Here is a snippet of their story: While the […]

Kirk Cousins vs. Robert Griffin III, a Redskins player’s revealing comment

“In the past, when stuff happened like it did in this (Eagles) game, we would’ve folded as a team, and Philadelphia would’ve been up 21. This is a big, big confidence builder for us.

“Give Coach Gruden credit for making a hard decision, but making the right decision. This was the game that showed you why he went to Kirk. We all love Robert, and we hate to see him not getting the chance he worked so hard for. But you see the production with Kirk, and now you see he can lead us to victory in the fourth quarter.”

~ Redskins DL Chris Baker, as quoted in This Game is Why Gruden Went to Kirk,

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  A general view of the Washington Redskins cheer squad as the fly flags during the game of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Redskins Can Get Back To .500 At Home, Will Host Eagles In Week 4 Divisional Clash

Coming into the 2015 season, many fans and analysts alike predicted the Washington Redskins would finish in last-place of the NFC East division. By that token, the Redskins are exceeding their preseason expectations, at least based on how the first three weeks have looked, as despite being 1-2, Washington has looked relatively decent, and can […]


Ghost of Joe Gibbs haunts the Redskins, in a good way

The spirit of Joe Gibbs is back with the Redskins. I noticed a vague sense of the familiar while watching the Rams at Redskins game. It was hard to pinpoint at first. Then it gradually dawned on me that I haven’t seen such slobber knocking Redskins football since Joe Gibbs’ heyday. I don’t mean the […]