Cam Newton and Panthers Defense Dominate Redskins for 33-20 Win

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton entered the Redskins-Panthers game with 13 total touchdowns and 10 turnovers over six games. The Washington Redskins entered the game with nine total touchdowns and 11 turnovers over five games. Cam Newton ended the day with 15 total touchdowns and 10 turnovers. The Redskins ended the day with 11 total touchdowns […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the Carolina Panthers

The Panthers? Who are these guys? Offensively, I am confident that this is a team that has a poor offensive line, particularly on the right side.  Left tackle Jordan Gross and Center Ryan Kalil are stalwarts, but the other three players are poor pass protectors and don’t get much push in the running game.  The […]

Redskins Face Uphill Struggle Against Panthers

Sigh! AccuScore simulations predicted a Philadelphia Eagles win last weekend and I begged to differ with them The Eagles looked ripe for the plucking and the Washington Redskins looked primed to do it. Alas, The Redskins embarrassed themselves and the bloggers who backed them. People get so over the top on these things. Fans and […]

John Beck Era Begins for Redskins, but Offensive Line Injuries Are Bigger Concern

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan promoted John Beck as starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers game and thereafter. Not that Shanahan put his hook away. That decision pleases Redskins fans who have seen enough of Grossman. The news hit today. Shanahan made up his mind by Monday evening. Grossman and Beck were informed Tuesday, […]

John Beck Adds Spark, But Cannot Save Redskins Against Eagles

The most popular man in town got on the field as Washington Redskins quarterback when head coach Mike Shanahan benched Rex Grossman after four drive-killing interceptions and replace him with back-up quarterback John Beck. If Shanahan keeps Beck in the starter role, Grossman technically becomes the most popular man in town as back-up quarterback. I […]

AccuScore Calls For Eagles Over Redskins. We Beg To Differ.

They say that behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law. Well, behind every successful division-leading pro football team in Washington is a surprised group of bloggers and the fans to whom we cater. Washington Redskins fans expected six or seven wins and hoped for better. What a difference four games make…when the team is […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the Philadelphia Eagles

The struggles of the Philadelphia Eagles can be summed up in a couple of sentences.  The Eagles do not tackle well.  The Eagles do not break very many tackles (non-LeSean McCoy division). Turnovers killed this team against Buffalo, but the Eagles have run into all sorts of problems in their disappointing start from blowing their […]

The Day I Met Al Davis

Al Davis has been much on my mind since news of his death over the weekend. The heart and soul of the Oakland/LA Raiders had the soul of a pirate that personified the team logo that I hear he designed. Al Davis was an odd duck, but he did not seem that way when I […]

Gen. Sun Tzu’s Advice to Andy Reid and to Mike Shanahan

Sun Tzu’s game plan for Andy Reid – Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory. Sun Tzu’s game plan for Mike Shanahan – If you know the enemy and […]

Dangerous, Desperate Eagles Open Tough Four-Game Stretch for Redskins

What a great weekend for pro football with showcase games with the Patriots, Jets, Packers, Falcons and wins by the amazing Bills and 49ers. The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys improved their division standing just by sitting home for the Bye. The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants blew […]

Hue Jackson and George Edwards–Steve Spurrier’s Invisible Hand In The NFL

Down in Columbia, South Carolina, Steve Spurrier must have smiled Sunday. His tenure in the NFL (2002-03, 12-20) is considered another Dan Snyder blunder, but Spurrier’s two coordinators of the 2003 season are making big noise in the NFL today. Former Spurrier Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is head coach of the 3-2 Oakland […]

ESPN’s John Clayton Picks Redskins To Win The Beast. WE’RE DOOMED!

ESPN football analyst John Clayton never met an offseason blockbuster trade he didn’t like. Whenever a team signed an Albert Haynesworth or Nnamdi Asomugha, you could count on Clayton to write up that team as a Super Bowl contender. Clayton did exactly that when the Redskins traded two useful Draft picks to Philadelphia for Donovan […]

Is It Time for Redskins To Bench Rex Grossman for John Beck?

The bloom is off the Rex Grossman rose after Washington Redskins games against the Cowboys and Rams. In truth, the bloom was only on the rose for the two opening games of the season when Sexy Rexy played above everyone’s low expectation. But sniping at Grossman when the Redskins are 3-1 and atop the NFC […]

The Road to NFL Success Goes Through…Georgetown

Former Redskins defensive backs run the two best teams in the NFC, Martin Mayhew (1989-1992) is Detroit’s GM and Mark Murphy (1977-1984) is Green Bay’s president. Murphy is not to be confused with the Packers DB of the same name who played from 1980 to 1991. The Packers are the defending Super Bowl Champions. Mayhew […]

Redskins 17, Rams 10: How Mike Shanahan Kills your Fantasy Team

Your Redskins Hog Heaven writers pegged the Washington Redskins for seven wins this season. RHH projected Rex Grossman to finish the season ranked between 15th and 20th in quarterback performance. So nothing about Washington’s 17-10 escape from the St. Louis Rams’ fourth-quarter rally disappoints us. There is no such thing as an ugly win for […]

Hog Heaven Opponent Scouting: the St. Louis Rams

In their week three game against Baltimore, the defense of the St. Louis Rams played right into the hands of Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, practically doing his job for him en route to a blowout loss at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The Rams have all sorts of problems with their roster that […]

Dallas Game Notes: The Redskins run defense isn’t improved from 2010

The nicest thing about NFL Game Rewind is that on certain plays during the game, we’re getting a look at the coaches tape from the NFL games, something that the NFL doesn’t give away without a fight.  And so after watching numerous defensive plays from the second half of the Cowboys-Redskins game, I’ve come to […]

Redskins Ryan Kerrigan Named NFL Rookie of the Month

“09.29.2011– ASHBURN, VA – The National Football League announced today that Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has been named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. He is the first Redskins player to win the award since Chris Horton in September 2008 and the fourth overall to receive the honor (Horton, Fred Smoot […]

Snap To Judgement: Cowboys Center Costa Hears Voices Says Redskins Defense

If the Washington Redskins’ defense truly mimicked the Dallas Cowboys’ snap count as ‘Boys center Phil Costa accused them of, then it was Bill Belichick-clever of the ‘Skins. Costa snapped the ball early four times in Monday night’s Cowboys-Redskins game, won by Dallas 18-16. Costa did not name names. Redskins and former-Cowboys defensive end Stephen […]