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1- London Fletcher
The General of the team and heart of the defense is easy to pick out. London Fletcher is having better seasons in his late thirties than most guys have in their twenties or ever, for that matter.
Fletcher had 139 total combined tackles in 2012 (61 assisted and 78 unassisted), one forced fumble and five interceptions (career high). The untold story is that London played almost the entire year with injuries that kept him from fully practicing.
Fletcher has now played in 240 straight regular season games, a stat that dates all the way back to 1998. He was selected to the Pro Bowl as an alternate but was added to the team last weekend. London was also named 2nd team All-Pro this year and is still deciding whether or not he will play in the 2013 season.
2- Ryan Kerrigan
When Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo went down early in the season with a shoulder injury many thought the Redskins were doomed. Ryan Kerrigan did all he could this season to try and show everyone he can be a premiere pass rusher.
Kerrigan had 54 total combined tackles (12 assisted and 42 unassisted), two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble and one interception which he returned for a touchdown. Ryan also recorded 8.5 sacks this season, which lead the team.
Going forward into next season Kerrigan looks to be breaking out in Jim Haslett’s defense and should only get better when Orakpo returns. Ryan was also added to the Pro Bowl roster this past weekend.
3- Rob Jackson
Brian Orakpo’s injury this year had many thinking Washington was in trouble; luckily the Redskins had a backup that could step in. Rob Jackson is not the same style of player that Orakpo is but he offers a better coverage player to the mix.
Jackson ended the season with 37 total combined tackles (11 assisted and 26 unassisted), 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery to go along with four interceptions.
The future is cloudy for Jackson as he is a restricted free agent this year and would like to have a chance at being a starter somewhere.
4- Perry Riley
Perry Riley continues to grow as an inside linebacker and appears to be the heir apparent to London Fletcher once he does retire. Riley started every game in 2012 and recorded 129 total combined tackles (56 assisted and 73 unassisted tackles), 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one recovered fumble.
The growth in Riley’s game the last two years is obvious and Perry could look toward 2013 as a real breakout season.
DeAngelo Hall is the most polarizing player on the Washington Redskins roster by far. Many fans can’t stand him while others love the way he plays. One thing is for sure, Hall gets inside of opposing receivers heads for 4 hours on Sunday afternoons.
Hall recorded 90 tackles and at least three interceptions for the third straight year as he had 95 total combined tackles, four interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery. While he may not be considered an ‘elite’ cornerback in the league any longer, he is still the best coverage man the Redskins have heading into 2013.
The future is unknown for Hall at this point as he is set to have a cap hit somewhere near the 7.5 million dollar area. The Redskins are harnessed with the 18 million dollar salary cap penalty again this season so Hall may have to take less pay to continue to play for Washington.
Washington Redskins linebackers London Fletcher and Ryan Kerrigan have been added to the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl roster following the 49ers and Falcons game Sunday.
Why you may ask? The answer is that Niners linebackers Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis will both be heading to the Superbowl and will not be able to attend.
For Fletcher this is his fourth straight appearance in the NFL’s version of the All-Star game. For Ryan Kerrigan this is the his first trip to Hawaii as a professional. The Redskins will be sending three linebackers in all to Hawaii this year as special teams demon Lorenzo Alexander was already selected to the team.
The Redskins will send five players (the most since 1996) to the Pro Bowl this year total (Trent Williams will be there as well), although Robert Griffin III will obviously not play while he is recovering from surgery.
Niners running-back Frank Gore will also be scratched from the lineup, many Redskins fans may have thought that Alfred Morris would then get the honor, not so. Alfred Morris was named the second alternate after voting and Tampa Bay Bucs running back Doug Martin was the first alternate, Martin was added to the roster Sunday night as well.
The Redskins, lead by Ryan Kerrigan’s two sacks and fumble recovery, are the hottest team in the NFC right now. Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III looked good in his first outing since injuring his right knee against Baltimore two weeks ago. Griffin was 16-24 for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Griffin threw his 5th interception on the year on a tip pass late in the game.
Alfred Morris rushed twenty-one times for 91 yards and also scored his 10th touchdown of the year, which tied him for the Redskins rookie record with Charlie Taylor. Pierre Garcon had 7 catches for 89 yards and Josh Morgan and Santana Moss both scored touchdowns for the Redskins.
With the win, the Redskins have won 6 games in a row and now will face the Dallas Cowboys next week at home, a game with extreme playoff implications. The game will be played on Sunday Night Football (NBC) with the kickoff time being 8:20.
The Redskins will be playing for their first NFC East title since 1999.
WE WANT DALLAS!!!!
DeAngelo Hall Fined $35,750 For Pair Of Infractions Against Cowboys On Thanksgiving | NBC4 Washington
Hall has been fined by the NFL — again — for a pair of undisclosed infractions against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanskgiving. Hall lost $35,750, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.
20 Questions With Robert Griffin III | NBC4 Washington
When Dan Hellie sat down with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III Tuesday, he offered up some quick-hitters to let us get to know a little more about the rookie phenom’s personality. He shares his guilty pleasure, his celebrity connections and some thoughts about his teammates. And he also made one spot-on Washington sports prediction.
The Redskins Blog | Mrs. Shanahan On Redskins’ Return Game
“He obviously made a bad decision,” Shanahan said of Banks. ”My wife told me that wasn’t a good decision.” Shanahan got a good chuckle out of the media, something he enjoys doing with his patented deadpan delivery. All joking aside, Shanahan made clear that Banks needs to make better decisions, or his job as returner is in jeopardy. “Brandon by all means knows that was a poor decision so you just can’t make those mistakes,” Shanahan said. ”You have to eliminate those mistakes and if you make too many of them then you are not returning punts or kicks anymore.”
The Redskins Blog | Griffin III’s Awards Help Community, Too
Griffin III was named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week, an award that comes with a $2,000 donation in each of the winning players’ names to their local offices of Junior Achievement. It’s the second time Griffin III has won FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award, so that means he’s sent $4,000 to the Washington, D.C., Junior Achievement office just based on his top-notch performances. The FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week distinction was the third award Griffin III has won this week alone. Griffin III today was also voted as the NFL Rookie of the Week — already for the fifth time this season. Then, on Wednesday, he was given his second NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month award.
Tuck says Redskins O won’t go anywhere without RG3 | ProFootballTalk
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said as impressive as RG3 has been, the Redskins aren’t going any place he doesn’t take them. “I think in this offense, it is all predicated on the quarterback,” Tuck said, via Newsday’s Tom Rock. “If RG3 stays healthy, I think this offense is going to continue to roll. “But the thing about it is, who wants their franchise quarterback getting hit every play? Every game like that? I think that is what it is going to come down to.”
Redskins injury report: Fletcher, Williams limited | WashingtonExaminer.com
“You keep your fingers crossed,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “Both have significant injuries and you’re hoping over the next few days that they’ll be able to go.” Williams has said a couple times this week that he expects to play Monday. Fletcher said Friday that he’ll play if he feels he can help. Fletcher spent last week in a walking boot, but started vs. Dallas. Fletcher said he was concerned he’d be able to play in that game, but said the ankle doesn’t necessarily feel any different than a week ago.
Redskins Final Thoughts: Week 13 | WashingtonExaminer.com
I talked to one person this week who is very familiar with both the Giants and the Redskins and someone I greatly respect. His take? If the Redskins don’t turn the ball over, they will blow the Giants out. Why? Because of how well the Redskins handle Giants QB Eli Manning (and because of QB Robert Griffin III). We’ll see what happens, but thought you might like to know.
Fletcher plays on and on and on…
“It will apply every time he’s hurt because you know what type of mindset that he has, his recovery time,” Shanahan said. “Over 200-plus consecutive games gives you an idea. The chances are, he will be ready. But he is quite sore.”
DeAngelo Hall agrees with Victor Cruz: Redskins still have work to do
“In this league, you’ve got to prove it. We haven’t proved it,” Hall said. “Even though We’ve beaten them two out of the last three times, you still got to prove it. You’ve got to prove it. Even though we’ve matched up well against them, we haven’t matched up against other teams in this league. I can’t argue with him right now. They won the last one, and they’ve got two Super Bowl rings over the last [five] years. So, we’ve got to keep working. We’ve got to keep working, keep grinding. We’ll see what he says after the game.”
Player Q&A: Redskins Fullback Darrel Young
After another strong performance against the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins’ offense boasts the NFL’s top rushing attack. Third-year fullback Darrel Young may not get much attention, but he has been the lead blocker for a pair of 600-plus-yard rushing performers in Alfred Morris and Robert Griffin III. Redskins.com caught up with him earlier this week:
Joe Jacoby Among Semifinalist’s for Hall of Fame Class of 2013
The NFL announced the list of semifinalist’s for Hall of Fame enshrinement this week & a member of “The Hogs” was on it as Joe Jacoby has made the cut to 27
Redskins Music: Winning Pool by Black Boo Week 13- Hail to the Redskins
Redskins song for week 13 by Black Boo of Mambo Sauce. The Redskins look to stay alive in the NFC East and the playoffs on Monday as they take on the GIants
Week 12 Game Preview: New York Giants (7-4) at Washington Redskins (5-6) – Hogs Haven
The turnover ratio. The Redskins are +12 and Giants +13. In the week 7 loss to the Giants (near win), the Redskins had FOUR turnovers. If the Redskins protect the ball, they should be in a good spot to win.
5 Questions with Big Blue View About the Redskins vs Giants MNF Matchup – Hogs Haven
Big Blue View editor, Ed Valentine, answers my questions regarding the Giants weak links and injuries.
Justin Tuck: I’d like RG3, young Michael Vick to race – NFL.com
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck crowned Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick as the fastest player he’s ever faced. But is Robert Griffin III poised to take over that title?
Robert Griffin III has ‘an upper hand’ on New York Giants defense – NFL.com
The New York Giants beat Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins the first time around. But, as Kimberly Jones reports, the defending champs are still wide-eyed about the rookie QB.
Pierre Garcon: I’ll play through Redskins’ season – NFL.com
A toe ligament injury seemed destined to cut short Pierre Garcon’s first season as a member of the Washington Redskins. But Garcon said that won’t happen.
Need to Know: Shanahan impressed with Williams’ maturity – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
He had the reputation coming up but he’s very talented. In fact, Coach [Bob] Stoops says he’s probably the best athlete he’s ever had at Oklahoma as an offensive or defensive lineman. He could play either one. The question was work ethic. When’s he going to get to the next level?
Redskins’ Alfred Morris: ‘I was built for this’ – Washington Times
“I was built for this,” he said. “I was made for this. It’s just the truth. I can take a lot of beating. I don’t think I’ll ever meet the rookie wall.”
Kyle Shanahan’s take on which pass is Robert Griffin III’s best this season – Washington Times
“The one to Aldrick vs. Dallas, I thought, was his best throw of the year just because he threw it with so much anticipation,” Shanahan said of the 68-yard second-quarter touchdown. “He took one hitch and let it go 60 yards down the field.
After taking a chance on Kai Forbath, Redskins being rewarded with perfection – The Washington Post
“I didn’t know the whole history about how many they’ve had over the last 20 years or whatever,” Forbath said this week at Redskins Park. “But people have told me since I’ve been here.”
Robert Griffin III demonstrates leadership qualities rare for a rookie of any sport – The Washington Post
“I’ve never been part of anything like this,” said tight end Chris Cooley, a nine-year veteran. “You just don’t see rookies come in and do what he’s doing, and I’m not even talking about the stuff on the field, which is incredible.
RGIII has Tom Cruise’s number in his phone
The dog tags around Griffin’s neck that were briefly visible during the Eagles game, as seen above? No, they’re not his father’s. “It has my fiancée’s ring on it,” he told Hellie. “It has a Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11, just to remind me, and it’s something I’ve always worn. When it breaks, I get a new one. My dad will not let me wear his dog tags. He’s always been that way, so just have to wear something, and that’s what I decided to wear.”
Pierre Garcon and RGIII want to be like Manning and Harrison
“Playing with Peyton was a great experience,” Garcon said. “[I] was learning a lot, seeing what those guys did to win, the attitude, the work ethic on and off the field. And right now we’re trying to get that same thing going that Peyton and Marvin had with me and RG. We’re trying to do a lot of communication, a lot of talking on and off the field, watching film together, talking about defenses and plays. And we’re trying to instill that work ethic that we had in Indianapolis down here in D.C.
Each week this season we will display a Redskins hype song/video by Black Boo ( @blackofmambo) of Mambo Sauce. This week he brings us another Redskins mix “No Worries”, the video was produced and edited by us here at HTTR4LIFE.COM.
Make sure to check back each week to catch each new song.
To download this song CLICK HERE
So it’s that time of the year again Redskins fans, that’s right, time to cast your votes for the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl. While the NFL has been talking recently about doing away with the NFL’s version of the All-Star Game, one thing is for sure, there will be a Pro Bowl this season and then who knows what will happen.
In years past some of the Redskins players have came up short in their quest to be involved in this game. Lets not make this one of those years as there are several players this year who are deserving of such an honor.
Fans of the Burgundy and Gold can vote for their favorite Redskins or non-Redskins if they choose. And the good thing about it is you can vote is much as you want to.
To vote CLICK HERE.
Remember you can vote as many times as you want to!
The following Redskins players are on the ballot!
Once again, to vote CLICK HERE
Each week this season we will display a Redskins hype song/video by Black Boo ( @blackofmambo) of Mambo Sauce. This week he brings us another classic “Believe That”, the video was produced and edited by us here at HTTR4LIFE.COM.
Make sure to check back each week to catch each new song.
To download this song CLICK HERE
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.