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Griffin III Is An Honorary D.C. Fútbol Player

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 6, 2012 – 10:48 pm

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If you think Redskins fans are the only Washingtonians excited about the arrival of Robert Griffin III, you may want to check with the new inhabitants of RFK Stadium.

The fine folks at Major League Soccer’s D.C. United put together a welcome video for Griffin III, featuring the 2011 Golden Boot scoring champion, Dwayne De Rosario.  In the video, De Rosario holds up an authentic D.C. United game jersey with “Griffin III” printed on the back.

On Sunday after rookie mini-camp practice, Griffin III was given that jersey as a housewarming gift, and was thrilled to see his preferred name and draft number.  Is it any coincidence that in soccer, the No. 10 is always the most important player on the pitch?

I think not.

Thanks to D.C. United for the kind gesture, and enjoy the welcome video from De Rosario, below: Read more »

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Final Video Report From Rookie Mini-Camp

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 6, 2012 – 9:56 pm

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Throughout the weekend, Redskins.comTV has been your one-stop destination for the latest info on the 2012 rookie mini-camp, taking place at Redskins Park.  Whether it’s exclusive coverage of Robert Griffin III for the first two days, or head coach Mike Shanahan’s big news this afternoon, it’s been a wild weekend in Redskins Nation.

But think of how it’s been for Griffin III.

It’s been 10 days since the Redskins drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick, but it was a foregone conclusion long before that.  In the mere 240 hours since Griffin III crossed the stage at Radio City Music Hall, he has thrilled the fans at FedExField, wowed the media across the country, and been handed the keys to the starting job.

Now we just need to see how he interacts with his Redskins teammates, many of whom he has yet to meet.

Besides the warm glow of No. 10 at Redskins Park, this weekend was also for the Redskins, as they have a lot to show for the collegiate film study conducted by scouts and coaches.  No man is an island, and every receiver, cornerback and nose tackle will be needed to make this team into a winner.

This weekend was but the first step on a journey into 2012 and beyond.  Resist the urge to put the cart before the horse, but make no bones about it–this was one small step for Robert Griffin III, and one giant leap for Redskins Nation.

Enjoy the final round of workout footage from this morning at Redskins Park: Read more »

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Preview: Redskins 80th Anniversary Bus

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 6, 2012 – 10:00 am


In anticipation of the team’s 80th anniversary season and celebration, the Redskins have rolled out the 80th anniversary bus, which currently resides at Redskins Park.

Much more exciting news to come on the anniversary celebration in the coming week, but Redskins Facebook got the exclusive first video of the bus, and we’re sharing it with you here on the blog.

Just as a note, the Redskins domain Redskins80th.com will go live in a couple days, so don’t distress if it comes up blank right now.  All of that will be unveiled later this week.  Stay tuned to Redskins.comTV for full details!

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Day 2 Mini-Camp Leftovers: ‘We Like Ike’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 6, 2012 – 9:40 am

Even with the big acquisitions of Pierre Garçon and Joshua Morgan in free agency, one of the biggest additions to the receiver corps in 2012 is expected to be position coach Ike Hilliard.

Redskins fans will remember Hilliard as a member of the New York Giants from 1997-2004, during which he caught 690 yards and seven touchdowns against the Redskins.  Hilliard will be the first to tell you that his 12-year career was founded on sound fundamentals, something that he was brought here to impress on the Redskins wideouts.

You don’t see it in the videos, but Hilliard likes using tennis balls and small cones in his drills.  More on that later.

Time will tell how he adjusts to the job, but he’s a fast-riser in the coaching ranks.  After retiring as a member of Bruce Allen’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hilliard got right back on the sidelines, volunteering with Jim Haslett’s UFL Florida Tuskers in 2009.  He was promoted to wide receivers coach in 2010, and made it back to the NFL as an assistant receivers coach with the Dolphins last year.

Only four years removed from his playing days, he’s now in Washington to prepare the next generation.  Here’s footage of him working with the rookies and first year players at this weekend’s rookie mini-camp, courtesy of Redskins.comTV’s Larry Michael: Read more »

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