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Redskins: Adam Schefter’s unbelievable thought about Robert Griffin III

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 […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants catches a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter over Ellis Hobbs #27 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Remembering the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history

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 […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots signals in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Remembering the most prolific QB performances in Super Bowl history

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 […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is seen during pregame against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Redskins taking their time on Robert Griffin III decision

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 […]

28 Jan 2001: Trent Dilfer # 8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks for an open man down field in the third quarter during Super Bowl XXXV between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT

Worst quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl

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 […]

during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Best, worst from NFL’s Conference Championship Games

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 […]

This nails it about the Redskins and Robert Griffin III

“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.

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18:  Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a 35 yard game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10 greatest Conference Championship games in NFL history

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 […]

during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Eight X-factors for NFL’s conference championship games

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 […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on in the second half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

5 biggest coaching mistakes from NFL’s Divisional Round

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 […]

during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Which NFL team has the best chance of pulling a divisional round upset?

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 […]

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 22:  Quarterback Kirk Cousins #12 of the Washington Redskins talks with head coach Mike Shanahan during warmups prior to playing an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Redskins: Mike Shanahan and Kirk Cousins, together again?

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 […]

<> of the New England Patriots of the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

X-factor to watch for each team in NFL’s Divisional Round

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 […]

The Redskins and the Scot McCloughan effect

“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.

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Redskins: AccuScore nailed Rodgers’ and Cousins’ performance

AccuScore got it wrong projecting a Redskins win over the Packers in the Wild Card Round last Sunday. But they were close to nailing the predicted passing performance of the two Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins. Check it out. AccuScore: “Rodgers is projected to pass for 267 yards and at least one touchdown.” Rodger’s game […]

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a first down against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Best, worst from NFL’s Wild Card round

The NFL’s 12-team playoff field in 2015 is now down to just eight. The weekend’s Wild Card Round eliminated four teams (Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins) and advanced four others (Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers) to the Divisional Round. Here’s a look at the best […]

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06:  General view of fireworks are displayed as Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is introduced prior to their NFC Wild Card Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

AccuScore simulations point to Redskins win over Packers

My friends at AccuScore sent their game projections to me for this weekend’s NFL Wildcard round. They no doubt hope Hog Heaven will provide links to their tout sheet for you sporting types. I will do it gladly since they project a Redskins win over Packers. Check for the link at the end of this […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 3: Quarterback AJ McCarron #5 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles out of the pocket during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Which NFL wild-card team has the best chance of pulling off an upset?

Based on the predictions, the 2015 NFL playoffs could begin with a Wild-Card Road Show this weekend. Three of the four road teams are favorites. According to Five Thirty Eight Sports, this is the first time since 1990 that three home teams have been underdogs on wild-card weekend. Which underdog has the best chance of […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 13: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans rushes Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter in a NFL game on September 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

What each wild-card team must do to advance in 2015 NFL playoffs

Eight teams will participate in the Wild Card Round of the 2015 NFL playoffs. Only four will advance. Here is how each of the eight teams can score a first-round win and advance to the Divisional Round: Kansas City Chiefs: Win turnover margin The Chiefs won 10 straight games to finish the 2015 season, largely […]

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders is sacked by line backer Mike Neal #96 and line backer Julius Peppers #56 of the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 20, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Packers must pressure Kirk Cousins to win in Washington

Without the comfort of leaning on Aaron Rodgers and the offense, the Green Bay Packers must look to their defense—and its ability to pressure the quarterback—to lead the team to a win over Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins in the NFC Wild Card Round. It seems ever more unlikely, given the sheer volume of evidence […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter after recovering a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

10 greatest wild-card games in NFL history

It’s wild-card weekend. Perhaps the 2015 playoffs will provide games that can be added to lists of the greatest ever. Before the ball is kicked off at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in Houston, let’s take a look at the greatest wild-card games in NFL history up to this point. Comebacks, lead changes and plays so memorable […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Eight rookie stars who will emerge during 2015 NFL playoffs

There’s no greater stage in the NFL than the postseason, where the lights shine bright and every play can be the difference between advancing and going home. Here are eight rookies with an opportunity to solidify themselves as emerging stars in the playoffs: WR Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks Lockett finished third in the NFL in […]

The Redskins are operating with real football intelligence.

“Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen rescued the salary cap from disorder. McCloughan seeded the team with a nucleus of developing talent already contributing to the team.

“Doggonit if the Redskins aren’t operating like a real NFL club with genuine football intelligence.”

~ Hog Heaven, from here.

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