Griffin III Aware Of Expectations, Embraces Role
"It’s not just about me being here that has fans excited. It’s about the team that’s already here, with the addition of myself," he explained. "Fans are excited because of the pieces that are already in place. They brought me in to be the quarterback."
2012 NFL Draft Grades: Washington Redskins | NFL DRAFT - Fanspeak
Washington Redskins draft evaluations and grades on each pick.
Like Frerotte, Cousins is bust insurance
While nobody wants to think that RG3 won't cut it in the NFL, it's not a bad idea to have a solid backup plan in case he doesn't. A good Plan B in 1994 saved the Redskins from disaster.
NFL.com news: Criticism of Redskins' Kirk Cousins pick misplaced
Are we really that upset about a fourth-round draft pick? Around the League's Gregg Rosenthal wonders why there is so much sound and fury about the Redskins taking QB Kirk Cousins.
Elfin: Bringing Cousins Into The Family Was A Colossal Mistake " CBS DC
Redskins fans and national pundits were surprised alike when Mike Shanahan selected Josh LeRibeus over many higher-graded tackles in the 3rd round of the draft, but selecting Kirk Cousins in the 4th round had everyone stunned. EVERYONE.
Skip Bayless, ‘First Take’ have dumb RGIII Cousins debate - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
If you don’t have enough time to slam your head into a cement wall 700 or so times this week, you could read this.
Washington Redskins sign Jonathan Goff, formerly of New York Giants - ESPN
The Washington Redskins have signed free agent linebacker Jonathan Goff, who played three seasons with the New York Giants before missing last year with a knee injury.
The Redskins Blog | The Shanahan-June Jones Connection
Over the last two NFL drafts, Mike Shanahan’s Redskins have selected three players out of the Southern Methodist program coached by Run-n-Shoot savant June Jones. The Run-n-Shoot is far from a traditional pro-style offense, and players are thought to have trouble adjusting to the NFL game. So what inspires the attraction to former Mustangs?
Gus Frerotte has advice for new Redskins QB Kirk Cousins | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
"Heath was Norv's pick; the guy who chose me was [then-Redskins general manager] Charley Casserly," Frerotte said. "So I don't think Norv was thrilled with the idea of playing me. But as soon as we got there and I saw Heath in action, I knew that I was better. Then he held out, and I kept getting all the reps, and I got more and more ahead. I felt like eventually, they were going to play the guy who gave us the best chance to win."
Transcript: Kirk Cousins conference call - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins talked with the Washington press soon after the Redskins drafted him in the fourth round on Saturday:
Chase Minnifield could be an undrafted steal
The Redskins might have a gem in undrafted cornerback Chase Minnifiield.
NFL Videos: Pressure on Robert Griffin III
Will the pressure to succeed immediately be too much for Redskins first-round draft pick Robert Griffin III? Our analysts share their thoughts on "NFL Total Access."
NFL Draft 2012: With Pre-Draft Buzz Behind Him, Robert Griffin III's Development Starts Now - SB Nation DC
Now that the unprecedented pre-draft excitement around Robert Griffin III has come and gone, it's time for him to do the hard part: End the Redskins' twenty year quarterback carousel.
Skins 4th round pick Kirk Cousins
NFL Videos: NFC East draft evaluation
The New York Giants won the NFC East last year and won the Super Bowl. Did the rest of the division do enough in the draft to unseat the Giants? "Path to the Draft" evaluates the NFC East's draft.
2012 NFL Draft again the source of many interesting storylines - Peter King - SI.com
So what were 39.6 million people doing over the weekend? Watching the draft. At least one minute of it, according to NFL numbers released Sunday. I won't cover all three days of it here. Instead, I'll pick and choose the things that most interested me, and then ... well, let's just get it going. There's so much to say.
From the blog Shutdown Corner: You may remember that Doug Baldwin and Victor Cruz had pretty good seasons in 2011. And that Wes Welker guy? He's pretty good, too. Arian Foster is nobody to sneeze at, and London Fletcher is one of the most durable …