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Jay Gruden Thanks His Family, The Bengals And The Redskins

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 10, 2014 – 9:00 am


As new Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden and Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen demonstrated Thursday night, it’s never a bad move to begin with a thank you.

Some of the classiest moves in a classy day for Gruden were the thank yous he delivered to his blood relations,  football family and the center circle of that venn diagram.

Gruden began his statement with a shout out to wife Sherry, sons Joey, Jack and J.J. and mom Kathy, “the toughest Gruden of them all.” He thanked his dad Jim, whom he called a “football coach, a football man, a football person,” and, his brother Jim, who “taught me there’s things other than football that are important.”

The new coach thanked his older brother Jon, who gave him his first NFL job with the 2002 Super Bowl champion Buccaneers. Read more »

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How You Voted: Redskins-Bengals

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 25, 2012 – 2:41 pm

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It’s that time of the week again to see how you Redskins Blog readers are doing with your psychic skills.

We asked you to vote which Redskins player you thought would shine last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals in Washington’s 2012 home opener at FedExField.

The Redskins lost 38-31, but it turned out all candidates in the pre-game poll ended up being solid candidates. Here’s the poll results followed by their performances in the game:

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Rob Jackson’s Touchdown Over And Over

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 24, 2012 – 9:37 am

(Animated .GIF courtesy of @bubbaprog on Twitter)

It’s certainly one of the best all-around defensive plays by the Washington Redskins in this young 2012 season, so why not watch it on repeat?

Four minutes into yesterday’s game against Cincinnati, the Bengals had the ball in the shadow of their own goal post when their quarterback, Andy Dalton, dropped back to pass.

That was when Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan pushed past his defender and crushed Dalton from behind as he threw to his left, causing a wounded-duck pass intended for his running back, BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Kerrigan’s fellow outside linebacker, Rob Jackson – who was starting in the place of Brian Orakpo, who suffered a season-ending injury last Sunday against the St. Louis Rams – scooped up that errant Dalton pass in the end zone before it fell to the ground for the easy touchdown.

The play put some life back into the FedExField crowd that had been quieted to that point by a Bengals touchdown on their very first play of the game. It was also Jackson’s first-career interception and touchdown.

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WAS-CIN: Fourth Quarter Conclusions

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 23, 2012 – 4:23 pm

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The magic that the Washington Redskins’ offense captured in the third quarter of today’s 2012 home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t carry over into the fourth quarter.

The Bengals, meanwhile, were able to take advantage, scoring two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter and holding on for a 38-31 victory in front of 80,060 fans at FedExField.

The loss moves the Redskins to 1-2 on the young season, while the Bengals are 2-1.
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WAS-CIN: Third Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 23, 2012 – 3:26 pm

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After getting six — yes six — passing yards in the first half, quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins offense took the field for their first drive of the second half of today’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a chip on their shoulder.

Two runs by Alfred Morris later, and the Redskins faced a 3rd and 5 when Griffin III found tight end Fred Davis for a 14-yard catch and a first down. He found Davis again on the next play for 12 yards to midfield, and Washington finally had a solid drive going.

A horse-collar tackle call on Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones put the ball at the Cincinnati 20-yard line, and Griffin III got the ball inside the 10 with a run of his own.

On the next play, Morris, a rookie, spun his way from seven yards out for the touchdown — his third rushing touchdown of the season — as the Redskins got within seven points at 24-17.

It was the first sign of life in this game by the Redskins’ offense, which went 80 yards in nine plays.

It was also not the only terrific drive by the Redskins’ offense, which scored two unanswered touchdowns to tie the game at 24 heading into the fourth quarter.

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WAS-CIN: Halftime Reccollections

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 23, 2012 – 2:33 pm

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The Cincinnati Bengals began things in a hurry on offense in the second quarter of today’s game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField.

Quarterback Andy Dalton led the no-huddle offense on a drive inside the Redskins’ 10-yard line. But on 2nd and goal, middle linebacker Perry Riley sacked Dalton, and after Cincinnati was unable to score on third down, it lined up for a short field goal.

But the Bengals tried to get cute and fake the kick. It didn’t work. Redskins safety Madieu Williams sniffed out ball carrier Kevin Huber — the Bengals punter — to force the turnover on downs at the Washington 6-yard line.

It was certainly an interesting beginning to the second quarter of action. At halftime, the Bengals lead, 24-10.

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WAS-CIN: First Quarter Summations

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 23, 2012 – 1:46 pm


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A Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver opened the 2012 FedExField opener with a 73-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage.

I certainly didn’t think I’d be typing that when I came to the field early this morning.

But that’s exactly what happened, as Bengals’ receiver Mohamed Sanu — lined up in the wildcat with quarterback Andy Dalton lined up as a wide receiver — found fellow receiver A.J. Green wide open over the top for the long score.

The Redskins’ offense, meanwhile, responded on their first offensive drive with a heavy dose of rookie running back Alfred Morris, who ran for 10 and 12 yards on his first two carries.

But the Washington offense stalled from that point and was forced to punt three plays later, signifying a less-than-ideal start for the home team.

It was the first of what turned out to be a wild first half of action here in Landover, Md. After the first quarter, the Bengals lead 14-7.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Skins Take The Field

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 23, 2012 – 12:42 pm

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The Washington Redskins have taken the field for their 2012 home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Redskins Blog was right there to catch the team heading out of the locker room.

Do you want to see rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III for the first time in uniform at FedExField for a regular-season game? You’ve got it.

Want to see London Fletcher’s passionate pre-game speech? You’ve got it.

Check it out:

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Exclusive Video: RG3, Cousins Warm Up

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 23, 2012 – 11:48 am

In case you didn’t know, the Washington Redskins have had two rookie quarterbacks No. 1 and 2 on their depth chart for the entire 2012 regular season.

That’s still the case today for the team’s home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Rookies Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins were out early today getting in some warm-up tosses and routes with their wide receivers at FedExField prior to the game, and we’ve got the exclusive video:

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Instagram Gallery: ‘Skins Stretch It Up

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 23, 2012 – 11:43 am

The Washington Redskins players are beginning to pour out onto the FedExField grass.

Are you finally ready for a Redskins home game? I know I am.

Here’s a gallery from our Instagram (follow us @Redskins) of the players getting in a stretch and greeting fans prior to today’s 2012 home opener vs. the Cincinnati Bengals:

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