The Redskins have one loss left. Maybe two. Okay, the NFC East is really bad. Maybe three.
In any case, nothing mathematically final will happen today, but the outcome of an away tilt in Philadelphia will be the strongest indicator of Washington’s postseason potential. By now you know the legend of 3-6. The Redskins have played poorly enough to put their backs against the wall. Sunday could be a last shot at redemption, or it could be one more case of what could have been.
Philadelphia has a different quarterback, but its most important cog remains the same. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb saying LeSean McCoy is the most elusive runner in the NFL. DeSean can Jackson can take the top off a defense.
Alfred Morris has been running better every week. If the Eagles are to stop him, sideline-to-sideline linebacker DeMeco Ryans will be key.
Is today the start of another miraculous streak, or is it one more nail in the coffin? Follow the first quarter in the live blog below. Read more »
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In all likelihood, we’re looking at a track meet. The Redskins pit the NFL’s No. 4 offense against Denver’s No. 1 unit. The Broncos are ranked 30th in defense, and Washington is 24th.
Last week, Roy Helu Jr. was the hero, coming through in the red zone to punch in three touchdowns. Will an unexpected contributor be the key to the game this week? Or will the Redskins need an all-time performance from Robert Griffin III to win? Will Jordan Reed build upon a record-breaking performance against the Bears?
On defense, E.J. Biggers could come up big at corner or safety, where the Redskins are missing both starters. Who do you think will break out at Denver? Vote below.
Tags: Denver, denver broncos, E.J. Biggers, Jordan Reed, NFL, redskins, Robert Griffin III, roy helu, Roy Helu Jr., washington redskins
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Maybe you like the History Channel.
Maybe you like to whittle the hours away with first-hand accounts of brave Americans storming the beaches of Normandy. Maybe you get a kick out of bearded duck-call moguls.
That’s all solid programming, but I don’t watch. When I need my nostalgia fix, I turn to the NFL archives, preferably video filled with spots and cracks indicative of 16 mm film, preferably produced by the Redskins.
The latest installment of Redskins Chronicles covering the Redskins Cowboys Rivalry is a treasure trove of historical video. Watch the clip. Not only will you learn the story behind one of the NFL’s most impassioned rivalries, you’ll pick up priceless details of past periods.
This is my second day on the job at Redskins.com, and I couldn’t think of a better way to settle in.
Here are my five favorite things about the Redskins Chronicles episode covering the Redskins Cowboys Rivalry:
1. NFL marching bands: Our first sign of a bygone era also spotlights talented musicians who played “Hail to the Redskins.” We learn in Redskins Chronicles that the rights to that song were essential to the birth of the Cowboys. Old-timey trades were the best.
2. Clint Murchison, Jr., has a 300-pound, cast-iron double phone. What is this device? It just looks like a phone receiver glued to another one. I can’t imagine it helping in any way, but I want one shipped to my desk at Redskins Park immediately.
Tags: Clint Murchison, dallas cowboys, dexter manley, gabe hiatt, John Facenda, National Football League, NFL, Redskins Chronicles, Seinfeld, Tom Landry, washington redskins
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In continuing our trend of checking in to see how Redskins players, past and present, are spending their offseason, we’re going to take a look at free agent tight end Chris Cooley.
Cooley has been a staple of the Redskins organization for just over nine years. He is the Redskins’ all-time leader for receptions by a tight end (428), a fan-favorite among many crowds, a leader in the locker room, a spokesperson in the fight against breast cancer, and an experienced potter. He’s an all-around good football player and good leader; the kind of guy you would want your daughter to date.
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In case you have yet to hear, Northern Iowa wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield is the talk of the town. The small-school receiver from Northern Iowa reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.19 seconds at a pro day held Monday at the University of Minnesota. Read the full story here.
According to the article, Sinkfield, a 6-1 192 pound wideout, was clocked at a blazing 4.27 seconds on his first attempt. His second attempt was faster at 4.19 and, in an attempt to try and prove doubters wrong, ran again but “reportedly stumbled on the third attempt” running a 4.44.
Long story short, the man can run, averaging a 4.3 second 40-yard dash in three attempts. Here’s the video of the reported 4.19 40-yard dash attempt.
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After a seven game win streak propelled the team to a division title and a home playoff game, Redskins fans jumped on board for the ride realizing that this year’s team was clicking on all cylinders and prepared for greatness.
However, following the team’s playoff loss against Seattle, and then after hearing the news of Robert Griffin III’s injury, there were many broken hearts throughout the DMV. It’s safe to say that despite a phenomenal season which witnessed a worst to first turnaround and number four playoff seed, Redskins fans alike were inconsolable after the aforementioned series of events.
But then, a miracle in the making happened last week. The statement heard around the world from Dr. James Andrews saying that Griffin III’s recovery is ‘way ahead of schedule’. Just hearing that statement from Dr. Andrews last week seemed to calm a few of those nerves. Yet, even with that statement, the full recovery of number ten looms in the distance and with that comes an aspect of uncertainty that makes every Redskins fan a little bit anxious.
That, however, did not stop one of the more optimistic young Redskins fans from sending the quarterback her well-wishes last month.
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Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell is entering his 27th NFL season and his 13th with the Washington Redskins. Campbell originally joined the Redskins staff in 2001 as Director of College Scouting and in 2008 he was promoted to his current role as Director of Player Personnel.
As son of Marion Campbell, former head coach for the Atlanta Falcons and the defensive coordinator for the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles (1980), Scott’s NFL background is an extensive one to say the least, serving in numerous roles throughout his tenure in the league.
Fans sometimes look at the NFL season within the microscope of a five month season and yearly April draft. However, for Scott Campbell and the other team scouts, championships are won and/or lost in the time spent off of the gridiron. Read more »
Tags: Alfred Morris, combine, Draft, Jordan Bernstine, jordan crawford, Josh LeRibeus, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, NFL, Robert Griffin III, scott campbell, scouting, Tom Compton
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What do Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III have in common?
Since the Associated Press began awarding NFL Rookie of the Year following the 1967 season, they are the only two quarterbacks to have won the Heisman one year and NFL Rookie of the Year the next.
Both quarterbacks experienced success right out of the gate, defying many critics who questioned whether their duel-threat skillsets would translate to the faster NFL game.
However, in the team’s Week 13 Monday Night Football Matchup vs. the Giants, Griffin III broke Cam Newton’s NFL record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback (706 in 2011). He finished the season with 815 yards rushing.
The rookie was voted NFL Rookie of the Week seven times, compared to Cam Newton’s three. In fact, the only quarterback to claim more rookie of the year awards since its’ inception (2002) was Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who won nine (2004).
Overall, Newton threw for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns, and an 84.5 quarterback rating through the air, along with 706 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground in his rookie season; pretty impressive to say the least.
Griffin amassed 20 touchdowns, 3,200 yards, and a 102.4 quarterback rating to accompany 815 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He joined QB Randall Cunningham (1990) as the only players in NFL history to surpass the 3,000-yard mark passing and rush for 800-plus yards.
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Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 last night in Super Bowl XLVII. If you predicted that a Harbaugh would win the Super Bowl, well then you would be correct. This time around it was John Harbaugh riding off into the proverbial sunset with LB Ray Lewis guiding the chariot.
There is a lot to talk about and a lot to take away from yesterday’s game, including 65 combined points, a power outage and a fourth quarter goal line stand preventing yet another fourth quarter comeback in a Super Bowl. In fact, the 31 points scored by the 49ers were the most-ever by a team in a losing effort.
However, that’s not our job to breakdown and analyze how or why the Ravens were victorious.
Unlike the lights in the Superdome, this week’s Social Media Spotlight shines on Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, and LB London Fletcher all whom took to Twitter from the Big Easy.
In case you’ve been living under a rock over the past few days, Robert Griffin III was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The well-deserving quarterback undeniably had an incredible rookie campaign and received an outpouring of support from fans, teammates, and colleagues around the league following the announcement.
Here’s the quarterback’s response after receiving the award. Read more »
Tags: Alfred Morris, london fletcher, NFL, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, social media, washington redskins
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Year after year Redskins fans show up in droves and provide one of the best tailgating atmospheres known to man. This season was no different.
Each week fans gathered their friends, fired up their grills and enjoyed the pregame festivities, turning the FedExField parking lots into a sea of burgundy and gold.
The scene was no different for Mike and John Stroll, two out-of-towners who partook in a marathon journey all season long to experience the ultimate tailgate.
Prior to the Redskins-Giants Monday Night game (a Redskins 17-16 victory), the brothers hit the FedExField lots looking for the perfect tailgate. And well, you all succeeded in showing them what Redskins Nation is all about: good friends, good food and good times!
Of course we already know that Redskins fans never disappoint when it comes to a good tailgate.
Anyway, be sure to check out the video which chronicles their visit in Washington beginning with a grueling workout from Pro Bowl LB Lorenzo Alexander and ending with a surprise visit from GM Bruce Allen along with some quality time with the Hogettes! Read more »
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