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 […]