The NFL is a quarterback league and for the last 20 years or so the Redskins have been bringing a knife to a gunfight. They haven’t even enjoyed an extended period of competence at the most important position in sports. They have settled for a good season here, a nice stretch of games there. They gave up a record haul of high draft picks to try to solve that problem and they drafted Robert Griffin III. Can he be The Guy?
HomerMcFanboy ” 10 (semi-) bold predictions for 2012
Robert Griffin III will not make the Pro Bowl. This year.
Holden & Danny: Boomer Esiason Predicts 8-8 Season For The Redskins ” CBS DC
Boomer Esiason’s affinity for Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan have him convinced the Washington Redskins defense will be good enough to carry a significant load for Robert Griffin III’s inaugural season.
Redskins Notes and Quotes: Shanahan on Cooley; Hall High on Sproles ” CBS DC
Notes and quotes from the Washington Redskins’ final practice before their season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
Goldberg Predicts ‘Pain’ For Redskins Opponents, Recalls Playing For Jim Haslett ” CBS DC
One of the biggest names in pro wrestling history is predicting pain for the Washington Redskins opponents this season. And Bill Goldberg would know.
Joe Theismann says it’s ‘very conceivable’ the Redskins win 10 games – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
“The Redskins, to me, are the most underrated football team in the National Football League,” he said then. “People don’t know how good the Redskins are gonna be, and they’re gonna find out on Sunday afternoon.”
Bruce Allen on RGIII’s expectations – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
Redskins GM tells WTOP that the franchise has ‘an uncompromising commitment to be successful.’
The Redskins Blog | Redskins Players Recall First NFL Games
Eight rookies are on the Washington Redskins’ 53-man roster heading into Sunday’s 2012 season opener against the New Orleans Saints. And although all eight of those rookies — Jordan Bernstine, Kirk Cousins, Richard Crawford, Adam Gettis, Robert Griffin III, Josh LeRibeus, Alfred Morris and Keenan Robinson — received significant playing time in the Redskins’ four preseason games this year, each one of them is yet to taste the thrill of a regular-season football game.
Shanahan, Allen: Door is open for Cooley | WashingtonExaminer.com
When the Redskins cut Chris Cooley nearly two weeks ago, they left open the possibility for his return. Then, Friday, they increased that chance even more.
DeAngelo Hall ‘extremely confident’ in Redskins’ secondary
It doesn’t exactly appear to be a favorable season-opening matchup for the Redskins. Brees set a NFL season record for passing yards a year ago. But cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Friday he’s confident the Redskins can succeed.
Shanahan still refusing to name RB starter, but signs point to Alfred Morris
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan declined to say Friday which of his tailbacks will start Sunday’s season opener at New Orleans. “Not yet,” Shanahan said. “Keep them guessing.” There are signs that rookie Alfred Morris is likely to get the starting nod over second-year pros Evan Royster and Roy Helu.
Redskins-Saints: Five story lines to follow as Week 1 kicks off
“You’ve got to communicate, and it’s not easy,” says Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, who coached the Saints from 2000 to 2005. “It’s loud. Even when you’re on defense, it’s loud.
Each week this season we will display a Redskins hype song/video by Black Boo ( @blackofmambo) of Mambo Sauce. “We Dem Redskins”
When Chris Cooley was cut by the Washington Redskins a few weeks back, we came up with six potential teams he could wind up on. The Redskins were on the list, although we thought Cooley could do better by finding a starting job elsewhere.
Mike Shanahan said that both Brian Orakpo and Kory Lichtensteiger will be listed as probable for Sunday’s game in New Orleans.
This week, the Washington Redskins have been preparing for an extra-motivated New Orleans Saints team, given this tumultuous offseason created by the bounty scandal and subsequent suspensions.
In the past 24 hours I’ve been reading tweets, statuses and messages from Redskins fans about the Cowboys stating, “It’s only one game,” “We beat the Giants twice last year,” “It’s not a big deal,” etc. However if the ‘Skins can win in New Orleans, the HTTR Family will celebrate just as much, if not more.
Prior to the week 1 Redskins vs Saint match up of the 2012 NFL Season, the NFL lifted suspensions placed on current and former Saints defensive players.
The suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and three other players in the NFL’s bounty investigation were lifted Friday by a three-member appeals panel and the league reinstated those players a few minutes later.
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