On Now
Coming Up
  • There are no Events to display in this category.

Griffin III Dedicates Season To Young Fan

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 14, 2013 – 6:51 pm

IMG_5509

For a moment, all that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III could do was look down at the prosthetic leg belonging to 13-year-old Redskins fan Rico Felix.

When pressed to say what he thought of the very special tribute, all Robert could do was look at Rico and state the obvious.

“I’m speechless…I don’t know what I can say about that, except that it’s an honor.”

Rico is a native of Washington, D.C. and came down with his mother, Michelle, on Wednesday to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center to get a look at his favorite football team in action. As always, his tribute to Robert Griffin III traveled with him.

When Rico was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his right foot, rendering it useless. Rico has had a prosthesis for most of his life, which needs to be switched out for longer models as he grows.

This past offseason, as Robert Griffin III recovered from his own life-altering leg surgery, Rico made the decision to plaster the face of his favorite quarterback and the emblem of the Redskins on his prosthesis.

“He…he’s inspiring,” Felix said before meeting Robert. “When he got his leg surgery, it reminded me of me. See, as I grow, my bone grows, so I have to have a surgery. But he inspired me to get back up on my feet after I had surgery.”

A reminder of RGIII’s inspiration is there for Rico every time he looks down, but after today it will have Robert Griffin III’s autograph next to it, as the franchise quarterback told Rico “it would be an honor” to sign his leg: Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

VIDEO: Ken Harvey Sized Redskins Rally

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 4:44 pm

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Three weeks in and the city of Richmond still can’t get enough of the Redskins. The players have admitted that their passion has really motivated them through the dog cooler days of summer.

Not only have they packed the Bon Secours Training Center time and time again, but their loyalty has taken West Broad Street and beyond by storm as local businesses and restaurants have welcomed the team through tasty sandwiches named after them and signs telling them to enjoy the stay.

Just a short drive down West Broad at The Westin, the Redskins held their third and final Redskins Rally of training camp 2013 last night.

While Larry Michael, Voice of the Washington Redskins, and Redskins cheerleaders were there to give away tickets and signed merchandise as always, 80 Greatest Redskin Ken Harvey was also on hand and gave an awesome speech that will surely get your burgundy and gold blood pumping.

You might want to buckle up that office chair seatbelt—you’ll thank me for the PSA after.

Read more »


Tags: ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Larry Michael: NASCAR Grand Marshal

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 4:25 pm

(Photo Courtesy RIR)

(Photo Courtesy RIR)

For fans of both the Washington Redskins and NASCAR, the best of both worlds will be colliding on Friday, September 6th at Richmond International Raceway.

Larry Michael, Voice of the Washington Redskins, will be the Grand Marshal of the Virginia529 Nationwide Series race. Michael, who hosts a variety of television shows from Redskins Nation to Mike Shanahan Coach’s Show along with radio play-by-play duties for all Redskins games, is one of the best in the industry.

From calling countless Redskins moments that will stand the test of time to his now famous response to Robert Griffin III’s 76-yard touchdown scamper against the Vikings (Electrifying!), Michael will be calling the four most famed words in motorsports: “Gentleman, start your engines”.

Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 4:10 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

Despite no longer having two-a-days for the rest of training camp, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan wanted his team to keep the intensity at a high level.

He got it–and then some.

Despite frigid August conditions, nothing could cool the fact that reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III was making his debut in 11-on-11 drills. With No. 10 taking his next step towards a return to the field, here are the two-time Super Bowl winning  coach’s thoughts from another jam-packed day:
Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Practice Happenings From Day 15

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 3:08 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

I remember the last time 11-on-11 drills had this much hype. Actually, I don’t. There’s been this much attention on action involving guys in gym shorts.

After months of rehabilitation from his knee injury, Griffin III set his return date for Week 1 of the regular season. While it’s still unknown exactly when he’ll take his first regular season snaps, he has to clear several stages of recovery to get there.

The biggest one to date—11-on-11 drills with his teammates.

Already showing similar domination last year during 7-on-7 drills today marked the first time he’s seen 11 defenders flying around since the Seahawks game.

The Redskins’ Twitter (@Redskins) bought itself some winter gloves compatible with smartphones, braving the chilly conditions in the process, and was there to see Griffin III and the rest of the Redskins in practice.

Here’s how it went:

Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

VIDEO: Roy Helu Jr.’s Return To Form

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 3:08 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

Today’s video series ends with a look at the running backs. With Alfred Morris not playing any of the first preseason game, Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster took a bulk of the carries. While it was great to see both backs looking true to form, it was especially pleasing to see Helu Jr. cutting with precision again after having his 2012 campaign cut short due to lower body injuries.

Against the Titans, Helu Jr. recorded 13 carries for 57 yards. A handful of those carries came on toss plays and as you’ll see at the 2:15 mark of this video, he’s been practicing his steps:

Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

VIDEO: Offensive Line “Strikes” With Force

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 2:42 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

What’s better to watch on a beautiful day like this than the hogs, in the trenches, working on basic fundamentals?

Exactly, nothing.

On the far end of the practice fields, per usual, the offensive line goes practically unnoticed by the masses. Being the size that they are I can see why it happens.

With offensive line coach Chris Foerster barking instructions, here’s a nearly three-minute long video of the unit at practice.

Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

VIDEO: Santana Moss’ Nimble Footwork

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 2:29 pm

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Santana Moss has been, perhaps, the most spotlighted player during training camp videos. His fluidness, whether it been during individual drills or 11-on-11 battles, is what has made him one of Redskins Nation’s favorites year after year.

While most his age have already left the game they dominated (and not always due to on the field activities), the eight to the nine is still deep in his prime.

He started out route drills showing off his nimble feet.

Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

VIDEO: Leonard Hankerson Slant Route

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 2:26 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

Who doesn’t enjoy whipping out their best August jacket for Redskins training camp?

While feeling more like Alaska than Virginia, today’s training camp video series kicks off with the wide receivers running slant routes.

Today’s receiver of focus is none other than Leonard Hankerson.  Starting at the :27 mark, you’ll see how the third year pro looked.

Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Power Rankings Favor Redskins In NFCE

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 14, 2013 – 11:31 am

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

Not much of a shocker there, right? The winners win and the losers—well they follow in our footsteps.

In a stark difference from preseason power rankings and season previews 365 days ago where experts basically had the Redskins in the “Can the University of Alabama beat this team” discussion, the team is once again in the top 10 of an NFL.com power ranking.

This is the third time that NFL.com has released a power ranking since Super Bowl XLVII ended (power outage and all) and as was the case during their first two rankings and at the end of the regular season last year, the burgundy and gold are the highest ranked NFC East team.

The division is always considered a tossup but right now, it’s as confusing as ever.

The Giants seem to have one good season followed by a bad one on a consistent basis (missed the playoffs after winning the Super Bowl two years ago), the Cowboys  being who knows what on any given day and the Eagles offering some intrigue through mystery, the Redskins have some stiff competition.

If NFL.com’s power ranking is any sort of season predictor this year though, Washington will be a shoo-in for back-to-back NFC East titles for the first time since 1983-84.

Here’s where the Redskins, and foes, stand:

Read more »


Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »
%d bloggers like this: