After Seeing Grossman and the Jets, I Profess Manlove For Tim Tebow

It looked for about 40 minutes like the Washington Redskins were going to keep their win streak alive against the New York Jets. The Green Team’s last win over the ‘Skins came way back in 1993. In this game, Washington’s defense did what it could to suppress Jets’ scoring to the level the offense could […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the New York Jets

The Redskins actually play a very important game this week.  It’s not the Giants, Eagles, or Cowboys who will line up across from them, but the New York Jets that come to town.  The Redskins have not dominated too many NFL teams of late, but the Jets (as well as the Cardinals and Bears) are […]

Donovan McNabb Faces Uncertain Future After Release By Vikings

Donovan McNabb must have shaken his head as he watched contending NFL team vie for Kyle Orton. The Chicago Bears, Houston Texans and possibly the Dallas Cowboys put in claims for Orton when the Denver Broncos waived him as a victim of Tebow-mania. Those are the very teams on McNabb’s Christmas wish list in his […]

Kyle Shanahan, the vertical offense, and Rex Grossman

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has both been a lighting rod for criticism with regards to the remarkable ineffectiveness of the Redskins offense this year and a person caught in between a role of leadership and one where he has to hold the company line on a sinking ship.  It’s not a fun position […]

Redskins Cheerleader Monique Thompkins Named Miss DC USA 2012

My seats in the lower bowl of FedEx Field were so good that I could see everything on the field without need for field glasses. I took them to games  anyway to check out the First Ladies of Football. So, I was pleased to read that Washington Redskins cheerleader Monique Thompkins was crowned Miss District of […]

D.C. Announces RFK All-Stadium Team In Honor Of 50th Anniversary

Long time Washington Redskins fans revere the memory of Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, home of the Redskins from 1961 (as D.C. Stadium) until the team moved to its present digs at FedEx Field in suburban Landover, Maryland. RFK was the site of the Redskins Second Golden Age (1981-1992) when the Redskins were perennial challengers for […]

Redskins’ Jabar Gaffney Shows Up In Close Loss To Cowboys

The premise–and promise–of Redskins Hog Heaven’s support of Rex Grossman and John Beck as Washington Redskins quarterback was that the team would be competitive with them under center. Grossman’s performance against Dallas (25/38, 290 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 95.2 rating) was the first competitive performance in five weeks from the position. If the Redskins […]

Blind, Unreasonable Faith The The Redskins Will Beat The Cowboys

DALLAS COWBOYS (5-4) at WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-6) Sunday, 1:00 P.N. ET, FOX Why Watch The Dallas Cowboys win 79 percent of AccuScore’s game simulations of this contest. So what I am saying is that there is a chance for the Redskins to win. Granted, it’s not a great one. Lets be fair. Redskins Hog Heaven […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the Dallas Cowboys, part two

Two months is an enternity in the NFL, and that means that the Dallas Cowboys team that the Redskins played back in September will look very different from the one they will see on Sunday. Lets start by looking at the personnel differences.  The Redskins may be fortunate enough to miss WR Miles Austin for […]

Redskins Parlor Game: Peyton Manning The Redskins Next Free Agent Signing

It comes as regularly as Tuesday follows Monday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter speculated that the Washington Redskins could turn to Peyton Manning to solve all their problems. Someone named Paul Jackiewicz reported it as a real possibility on I picked up the thread on my Twitter stream, but only to deride it. (By the way, […]

Abraham Lincoln on the NBA Lockout…

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. ~ Abraham Lincoln, Source: After two years of negotiations, the NBA team owners issued a take-it-or-it-gets-worse offer that the NB Players Association perceive as an […]

The Argument that Shanahan, Allen do not have Redskins on Right Track

There’s a deep issue with the 2011 Redskins that goes far beyond a five game losing streak and a 3-6 overall record.  Amidst the losing, a few common refrain are that “at least we’re on the right track,” and “the right people are in place,” and “things are different now,” and that “the team just […]

Redskins’ Leonard Hankerson OUT For The Season

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced that third-round 2011 NFL Draft pick wide receiver Leonard Hankerson suffered a torn labrum and will spend the rest of the season on Injured Reserve. See more details in Mike Jones The Insider post on  Hankerson suffered what appeared to be a dislocated hip in the fourth […]

After Loss To The The Dolphins, I Think The Redskins Have Quarterback Issues

The gambling houses set the 1-7 Miami Dolphins as 4-point favorites over the Washington Redskins. I had a gut feeling that the Redskins would lose today, but the homer in me refused to accept the thought. Denial is the cruelest deception. If Washington cannot beat the Dolphins with Matt Moore at quarterback, then there are […]

Finally, Mike Shanahan Uses The R-Word To Describe His Task With The Redskins

Mike Shanahan used the forbidden word “rebuild” to described the state of the Washington Redskins when he took the head coach job last season. Shanahan spoke of the conversation he had with son Kyle about the risks of leaving the Houston Texans’ high powered offense to take the offensive coordinator position with the ‘Skins. “I’m […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the Miami Dolphins

The Washington Redskins have not been good in the month of November.  This is pretty much a constant from year to year, dating back past the days where the Redskins needed flawless Decembers to make the playoffs.  A big reason they haven’t won much in this month is because of a typically difficult schedule.  There’s […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the San Francisco 49ers

In studying the San Francisco 49ers for this week’s game, I wanted to find out what exactly the Niners do to bad teams to make it clear that they are a dominant football team.  I wasn’t able to entirely answer this question by reviewing Browns-49ers from last week because 1) the 49ers never really put […]

Quick and Dirty Scouting Report On New Redskins RB Tashard Choice

The Washington Redskins signed ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Tashard Choice off waivers and signed him to the roster yesterday. Redskins Hog Heaven turned to Darren Shetler, our Bloguin colleague who covers the Cowboys on The Cowboys Nation blog, for a quick scouting report on Choice. Here’s what he had to say: “He [Choice] had 2 […]

The Redskins at the Midway Point: A View from Rock Bottom

First, some perspective. As tough as it may be to believe, the Redskins are 2-0 this season in games where they are favored. They are a not-so-horrible 1-4 in games where they are the underdog, and they are 1-1 in games where they are getting more than three points as an underdog.  Your Hog Heaven […]

Toronto Is A Neutral Site for Bills And Redskins Says Buffalo Wins Blog

The Washington Redskins face AFC East teams on a four-year cycle. We last saw the Buffalo Bills in a memorable 2007 game after the tragic death of Sean Taylor in a contest noted for the missing man kick-off and the NFL’s earliest look at running back Fred Jackson who has blown up under Coach Chan […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the Buffalo Bills

On the day that the NFL Lockout ended, some internet writer predicted the Buffalo Bills would start off a hot 5-2.  Not to tip any intentions to pick this game one way or the other, but the Bills are 4-2.  And wouldn’t you guess it, but the Redskins need this win a lot more than […]

Better Days Ahead For The Redskins, Maybe Not in Buffalo

Washington Redskins fans can’t seem to find middle ground on anything. Rex Grossman, who has a 23-16 record as a pro quarterback and who is playing marginally better than his career average, is the spawn of Satan to many Washington fans. Last Saturday, fans thought the Redskins finally came to their senses on John Beck, […]

Redskins Bypass Royster, Add TE Dominique Byrd and OL Jonathan Compas to Roster

The Washington Redskins reached outside the Practice Squad to fill injury-induced holes on the roster. The Redskins signed TE Dominique Byrd and center/guard Jonathan Compas to contracts with the team. Along with the earlier addition of OL Maurice Hurt to the roster, Byrd and Compas fill slots vacated when the team placed G Kory Lichtensteiger, […]