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Saturday Slop: RGIII Not Afraid to Tell Trent Williams to Shut it; Could Niles Paul At Tight End Work?

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

Saturday Slop: RGIII Not Afraid to Tell Trent Williams to Shut it; Could Niles Paul At Tight End Work?

Redskins email report: Bowen says Cooley still valuable — if healthy | Washington Examiner
Always enjoy talking football with the ex-Redskins safety (and current columnist for the National Football Post).He touched on a few subjects this time: No. 1 receivers; Chris Cooley and, of course, safety and how it’s changed in recent years.


Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan smitten with each other –
It would be nigh on impossible not to believe in Griffin. The Heisman Trophy winner is at Redskins Park early every day. He’s a committed student, drawing praise from Shanahan for picking up the playbook faster than anyone he’s coached. Griffin also understands humility, professing Thursday he still only has “60 to 70 percent” of the playbook down.


Washington Redskins: Terrence Austin Would Love Opportunity To Return Kicks ” CBS DC
Although Brandon Banks is the Washington Redskins return specialist, Terrence Austin is longing for an opportunity to handle a few punts, which is how he made a name for himself at UCLA.


Predicting the Redskins 53-man roster in May
Predicting the Washington Redskins 53-man roster before June 1st hits, can be a dangerous game of media Russian roulette.


HomerMcFanboy ” getting to know kirk cousins
At 6-foot-3 and 214 lbs., Cousins looks like a prototypical quarterback. Of course, that didn’t stop many of the so-called experts from openly questioning Washington’s decision to select the Michigan State standout because the team had already landed Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III.


RGIII not afraid to tell Trent Williams to shut it – DC Sports Bog – The Washington Post
“I don’t want to brag on him too much, but from what I’ve seen these last few weeks, it’s kind of hard not to. I mean, he commands the huddle. I’ll be in the huddle and joking around. When he walks in, he’ll tap me and tell me to be quiet while he calls the play. That’s impressive for a rookie to have that kind of command over a huddle.”


Redskins marvel at Griffin’s arm strength in offseason practices | ProFootballTalk
The Washington Redskins have held nine days of offseason practice so far — a three-day rookie camp and six OTAs — so they’ve gotten a chance to formulate early impressions of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.


The Redskins Blog | Hurt Liking Chemistry Along O-Line
“As far as the O-line, we’re a tight-knit group,” Hurt said after Thursday’s round of OTAs at Redskins Park. “You can ask anybody for help. The older guys – Trent (Williams), J.B. (Jammal Brown) – the same guys that helped me last year whenever I needed something. Same with Kory (Lichtensteiger). Everybody’s always helping each other, so it’s a real good group.”


Raheem Morris implementing changes in Redskins secondary – The Insider – The Washington Post
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall remarked, “I ain’t the loudest one on the defense no more. Raheem probably is. I just love his energy, his coaching style.”


The Redskins Blog | Video: QBs, Running Backs Work Together
With the expected three-headed monster of Tim HightowerRoy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster in the Redskins’ backfield in 2012, the team can boast three backs — each with their own standout attributes — that can challenge the defense.


Rex Grossman takes quarterback situation in stride – The Insider – The Washington Post
When the Washington Redskins used a fourth-round pick in the NFL draft in April on Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins, it gave them an unusual mix at the sport’s centerpiece position.


The Redskins Blog | QBs Embracing Healthy Competition
“I feel it’s huge where we can go out there and support each other, but at the same time compete,” Crompton said after Thursday’s round of organized team activities at Redskins Park. “That’s what it’s all about. Competition makes everybody better. So that’s what I think we’re doing.”


Cedric Griffin Relishes Competition In Secondary
“I was kind of familiar with the coaching staff here, and I kind of fell in love with the scheme,” he said.  “It was something I ran in school, so I’m used to the fire zones, the man blitzes, and stuff like that. It fits my style of play a little bit.”


Flashback Friday : Ken Houston | Hail to the Redskins
This week we flash back to a time when the Washington Redskins traded five veteran players to the Houston Oilers for safety, Kenneth Ray Houston. A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Houston is widely consider the best safety to ever play for the Burgundy and Gold!


Position series: Redskins linebackers – NFC East Blog – ESPN
The Redskins’ hope is that Orakpo and Kerrigan are in the process of developing into one of the more formidable pass-rushing duos in the league.

DeAngelo Hall Looking To Play More Like Charles Woodson – Hogs Haven

DeAngelo Hall Looking To Play More Like Charles Woodson. Hall claims he’s going to be playing more of a Charles Woodson role for the Redskins this year. We take a look at exactly what that might contain.

Hog Wire: Redskins OTA Round-Up | Hog Blogs

Thursday’s Redskins’ OTA’s were open to the media, so here are a collection of articles to help you sort through all of the ‘exciting’ action: Mike Shanahan

Digging Deeper: Mike Shanahan’s One-Cut-and-Go Running Backs – Hogs Haven

By now, we all know Mike Shanahan’s running philosophy – one cut, and get upfield. No dancing, no Marcus Allen runs, of 10 yards in one direction, stop on a dime, then reverse field, and take it to…

Trent Williams: “Bruce reassured me if he had the 4th pick again, he’d take me again” – Hogs Haven

The Redskins stud Left Tackle talks about the Redskins are behind Trent 100%, a funny story of how RG3 has already commanded the huddle, and how Jammal Brown is 100%.

Hogs Haven Podcast: Scrapple is for Champions – Hogs Haven

Hogs Haven Podcast: Scrapple is for Champions. The latest podcast from the Hogs Haven staff, discussing all things Redskins and more.

RG3’s arm is a hammer – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins

By Ray Frager It’s arm-ageddon at Redskins Park. You’d better stay out of arm’s way. The Redskins have an armed force. As this report by Les Carpenter at Yahoo! Sports describes, the Redskins frequently refer to Robert Griffin III by talking about “The Arm.” “It’s more of running to your left and flicking your wrist and throwing the ball 70 yards,” saidRex Grossman, who will back up the Roman-numeraled quarterback. “His arm almost comes off like a whip.” Having…

June 2, 1971: State of the Art Training Complex | Redskin Historian

George Allen was a visionary.  After becoming Redskins coach in 1971, he called for a state-of-the-art training complex, something bold and futuristic in nature.  Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on June 2, 1971, and the complex – known as Redskin Park – stood as the most advanced practice facility in the NFL, by the time it opened in Chantilly, VA, before the `71 season.   It featured grass and artificial turf practice fields, and a building with every amenity a football team would want.  Allen thought the innovation would vastly improve the Redskins’ chances of winning.  Sure enough, they reached the post-season for the first time in a quarter-century in 1971 and appeared in their first Super Bowl the next year.

RB Report: We’re talking practice – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins

Observations or thoughts from team drills during spring practices are often couched with a reference to no pads being worn, no tackles being made. Rightfully so, especially when it comes to the running game, so says the man in charge.

Redskins expect big plays from Garçon – Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins

The Redskins had two No. 1 picks this spring. One, of course, is quarterback Robert Griffin III, who they took with their top pick in the draft, the second overall. Their other first choice, judging by how quickly they contacted and signed him, was free agent wide receiver Pierre Garçon.

Are OTAs really important? – Hard Hits – The Washington Post

An inside look at what really goes on.

Observations and thoughts from Thursday’s Redskins practice – Washington Times

Observations from Thursday’s Redskins practice

Meet Mr. Morris – Burgundy Blog [On the Washington Redskins]

Meet Mr. Morris Shanny’s sneaky selection of unheralded running back Alfred Morris kind of flew under the radar on Draft Day 3, what with everyone freaking out about Kirk Cousins and all.

Washington Redskins Defensive Stars | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

A couple weeks ago, I looked at who might be the Redskins offensive X-factor, so I figured I should go back and look at who the defensive X-factor might be. While including London Fletcher could make for some interesting debate, I figured looking beyond the heart and soul of the team.

Could Niles Paul At Tight End Work? | The Burgundy Warpath

Niles Paul stood out in today’s practice, catching two deep balls while being matched up against  a safety and a linebacker. His transition to tight end will hinge more on his development as a blocker than as a pass-catcher, but there’s no question that a tight end with his 4.5 speed will present problems for defenses.

Ignoring the “Big Blue”-print? – Hogs Haven

Hogs Haven looks at the strength of the NFC East and what the Redskins are doing to combat it.

Report: NFL has Saints bounty ledger – Washington Times

Documents gathered in the NFL’s bounty investigation of the Saints include a ledger detailing payments for plays such as “cart-offs” and “whacks,” a person familiar with the probe said.

Random notes from around the NFC East: On “unexpected Pro Bowlers,” and Niles Paul beating linebackers at Skins OTAs – Blogging the bEast 

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