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Saturday Slop: RG3’s Rocket arm Leaves Hankerson’s Gloves in Tatters; Evan Royster Hopes to Pick up Where Last Season Ended

Saturday Slop: RG3, 'Skins Receivers Hold Passing Camp in Waco, Texas; Hankerson Will Excel With RG3 and Redskins

Saturday Slop : RG3’s Rocket arm Leaves Hankerson’s Gloves in Tatters

Redskins email report: Is Talib really available? | Washington Examiner
Went with some random topics for this week’s email report and started by taking a look at Tampa Bay corner Aqib Talib, a troubled but talented player. There have been reports that the Redskins would be interested in trading for Talib. But he has a court date at the end of the month that will dictate his future.


Secret Superstar: Perry Riley, LB, Washington Redskins |
Trey Cunningham of PFF discusses the Redskins’ Secret SUperstar, linebacker Perry RIley.


Evan Royster hopes to pick up where last season ended – The Insider – The Washington Post
If last season’s strong finish provided running back Evan Royster with anything, it was a sense of purpose. After his rookie season was derailed in September by a demotion to the practice squad, Royster said he felt some uncertainty about the future of his career.


Holden & Danny: Updates From Redskins OTA’s ” CBS DC
“I think one thing that can help RGIII is the ability to make plays with his legs,” Keim said. “It’s a nice skill to have. Some guys have to rely on their arms totally, but he can find other ways to hurt teams, and that’s what we saw yesterday was that progression.”


Richmond mayor says Redskins want to be a Virginia team – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
Democratic city leader says Mike Shanahan ‘really wanted to expand the footprint of the team.’


Trent Williams Owns A Painting Of Himself As A Gorilla, Because Of Course He Does
Redskins tackle Trent Williams has a nickname: Silverback. It’s a self-bestowed nickname, but he’s really committed to the idea. He dropped six figures on a massive diamond gorilla head chain, had Roger Goodell introduce him as Silverback when he was drafted, and apparently has remodeled his basement in a Midcentury American Primate style.


The Redskins Blog | Redskins 80th Bus Visits Sailors In Norfolk
The Redskins 80th Anniversary bus tour visited loaded up and visited Norfolk Naval Base during the first leg of today’s Thank You Tour.  Norfolk is the biggest naval station in the world, and the reception at the C-9 theater was a great experience for the military personnel and Redskins alike.


The Redskins Blog | Google+ Hangout With Jarvis Jenkins
Five lucky Redskins fans on Thursday evening were able to hang out with Redskins’ defensive end Jarvis Jenkins – via the internet. Thursday’s Google+ Hangout With Jarvis Jenkins gave those fans an opportunity to talk with Jenkins via Skype, asking the second-year defensive end a variety of questions about his life in the NFL.


Niles Paul aims to have a job at tight end when training camp ends – The Insider – The Washington Post
“I feel it’s going as smoothly as it can,” Paul said after Thursday’s organized team activities session at Redskins Park. “The passing game stuff is easy for me to pick up on because it’s the same stuff I did as a wide receiver. It’s just I’m getting more comfortable with coming out of a three-point stance and blocking.”


Chris Cooley says a potent offense will have to be a team effort – The Insider – The Washington Post
Veterans must be in the right places at the right times for the rookie QB to succeed, according to tight end Chris Cooley.


Mike Shanahan is happy with new offseason schedule – The Insider – The Washington Post
Redskins coach says team has been productive during shortened offseason practices.

Skins DB DeAngelo Hall joins the Fix to talk about OTA’s, RG3 and more!


Paul Has A Team Of Tight End Mentors
“We made the move over the offseason, because he was such a physical player.  I think the way a lot of our staff looks at him is as the next Shannon Sharpe.”


Flashback Friday : George Preston Marshall and Bobby Mitchell – Hail to the Redskins
Today we travel all the way back to the very beginning of the Washington Redskins and profile two men who will be forever linked in burgundy and gold folklore.


Position series: Redskins offensive line – NFC East Blog – ESPN
The Redskins believe the strength of their offensive line is in the scheme — specifically the zone-blocking run game. Mike Shanahan tells them stories of Terrell Davis glory days and all of the running backs who had success with him in Denver and convinces his linemen that they can make stars of their backs if they learn the scheme and stick to it. For that reason, they look for specific kinds of linemen who can do what they do in the run game.


Hogs Haven Podcast: Definitely Not Awful! – Hogs Haven
Hogs Haven Podcast: Definitely Not Awful! The latest podcast from the Hogs Haven writers.


Understanding The West Coast Offense Playbook – Hogs Haven
Mike Shanahan’s West Coast Offense terminology can be called many things, most notably… Confusing.


Understanding The West Coast Offense Part 2: The Playbook | The Burgundy Warpath
Yesterday, I introduced everyone to the terminology and theory of what exactly a ‘West Coast Offense’ (WCO) is. Today, I have a little treat.


Washington Redskins: Two Veterans’ Perspectives on Training Camp Move by Diane Chesebrough 
The Washington Redskins made the announcement this week that they would be moving training camp down to Richmond, Virginia in 2013 while some major expansion work is done on the Ashburn, VA facility. This will be the first time since 2002 that the team has spent a training camp away from Redskins Park. Before 2003, […]


Real Talk: RG3 on Fletcher, being as a running QB, his “a-ha” moment – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
“I don’t want people to think I’m just an option quarterback. That’s something that I have to look at. Last year, I threw for over 4,000 yards… The base offense is still the base offense. The offense will not change to an option offense.”


Hall will miss an old friend if he plays slot – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
“There’s a lot more room out there is the slot,” he said. “The receiver’s got two ways to go, you’ve got to cover the whole field as opposed to playing corner where you can go, that’s the sideline.” “You can see your friend over there, the sideline, you’ve got help sometimes. It’s definitely a lot easier as opposed to playing nickel but we’ve got a lot of things with the nickel where you’ve got a chance to go our and have some fun, too.”


Don’t count out any NFL team in June – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins
The Redskins, however, do not necessarily have to take the division title for the first time since 1999 to have their 2012 season be successful. Although winning the NFC East and getting a home playoff game would be great, the organization and most fans would be very happy with a wild card playoff spot this year.

Are the Browns just hatin’ on RG3?

So, the Browns didn’t want Robert Griffin III…at all?


RG3’s rocket arm leaves Hankerson’s gloves in tatters –

If there was any question about Robert Griffin III’s arm strength, Leonard Hankerson presents Exhibit A: a tattered glove, the result of a catching session with his new QB.

Robert Griffin III: I’m not just an option QB –

Just beacuse Robert Griffin III has the ability to get out of the pocket, don’t go labeling him an option quarterback. Griffin calls the option plays in the Redskins’ offense “a wrinkle.”

Robert Griffin III coming along nicely for Redskins | National Football Post

QB showing progress in offseason workouts

Redskins’ new-look secondary starts with 3 safeties – Washington Times

Reed Doughty knows a coaching moment when he sees it. It’s a bit hard to believe, but this will be the seventh NFL season for the sixth-round pick out of Northern Colorado. That makes him the third-longest-tenured member of the Washington Redskins and, by far, the dean of the Redskins‘ secondary.

Shanahan: Upgraded Redskins Park could be a recruitment tool – Washington Times

Coach Mike Shanahan believes an upgraded Redskins Park could be used to recruit free agents.

Morgan Transplant – Burgundy Blog [On the World Wide Warpath]

The newest Redskin is cornerback Morgan Trent, who was claimed last week off waivers from Jacksonville. He started 41 games at Michigan before the Bengals made him a 6th-round draft pick in 2009. Last year he saw action for both theColts and Jags.

Can the Redskins Run Defense Improve in 2012? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Last year the Redskins run defense ranked 18th in the league in attempts, yards, and yards per attempt, while ranking tied for 23rd in touchdowns allowed. If the Redskins are to get back to contention, they have to improve in this area. When giving up 100 or more yards last season the Redskins were 1-8, when giving up less than 100 yards they were 4-3, showing just how important it is to stop the run.

The positions the NFC East teams tend to draft, with a value adjusted spin – Blogging the bEast

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