RGIII has a new look and it makes me smile

“Robert Griffin III looked drastically different than he did at this point last year – as he was just getting used to moving around again – and noticeably different even than he did at many points last season.

“Griffin on Thursday just looked more fluid, more comfortable and confident. Critics last year said that Griffin didn’t step into his throws as much, although he always refuted such claims. But today, he definitely planted on his back leg, stepped into throws and drove the ball downfield.”

~ Mike Jones, Observations from Thursday’s practice, The Washington Post.

That is news we expected to hear and it is news we needed to hear. Griffin is the straw that stirs the drink for the Redskins. They will go as far as he carries them. Hog Heaven believes the ‘Skins will challenge for the division. We make no projection beyond that, now.

 

“He’s matured.” ~ Pierre Garcon speaking about RGIII on sports talk radio yesterday.

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DeSean Jackson injures hamstring and other breathless Redskins news

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson tweaked his hamstring while running a deep pattern during practice this afternoon. Afterward, he received attention by trainers. Sports talk radio treated it like a semi-major injury. In May, stuff like this does not register as a “concern.” T Morgan Moses signed his rookie contract yesterday. All eight drafted rookies […]

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Here is what comes next for the Redskins

Here is the offseason schedule for the Washington Redskins, courtesy of John Keim, ESPN.com. May 27-29: Organized team activities. The media will be allowed to watch Thursday’s workout. June 2-4: Organized team activities. The media can watch on June 4. June 9-12: The Redskins will conduct four OTA workouts this week (every team can have up to 10 […]

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

7 reasons why the Redskins defense will be better this year

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch The Redskins need to dramatically improve their defense this year (and not just of the defense of their name against those that in their naiveté would end up ethnically cleansing Native Americans from American consciousness.  BTW, has anyone quoted statistics of attacks against Native Americans in the DMV area […]

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The Redskins strike back against Senate name changers. 4 Great things about Bruce Allen’s response.

Hog Heaven is pleasantly surprised by the Washington Redskins’ response to the Senate Democratic moralists’ attempt to guilt the team into changing its name. (I lean Democratic. I get to call my children ugly.) Here are four signs the Redskins are getting better defending themselves: 1) Swift response. The Senate Democrats addressed their letter to […]

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Morocco Browns to Cleveland front office is loss for Washington

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? […]

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The Redskins steal of the Draft

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 […]

10 undrafted rookies pursue their dreams with the Redskins

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.

Antwaan Randle El, one of the fastest players in the NFL, claims he return a kickoff against a bear. a bear expert said that bears can run 35 mph, while the fastest human can run 27 mph. However, Randle El claims that he could out-juke the bear.  dailyyeah.com 2008

Humor: Redskins Ryan Grant just has to outrun the bear

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 […]

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The key to unlock the Redskins Draft Strategy found here. Read now

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 on Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan

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.

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Why the Redskins’ boring Draft picks should excite you, kinda sorta

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 […]

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