Minicamp takeaways: Look out for Robinson - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Keep in mind the usual caveats here, that the workouts are held with no contact in helmets and shorts while the actual games are played in full pads with a lot of contact. And, because there are no pads and more contact you can tell a lot more about defensive backs and offensive skill positions than you can about other players, so
Redskins put standing room tickets up for sale - The Insider - The Washington Post
The Washington Redskins have completed the project that added a series of standing room only viewing areas to FedEx Field, and on Tuesday put those tickets on sale.
Using Players To Their Strengths: Offensive Edition | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
So much of today’s NFL is based on match-ups, by creating and exploiting mismatches. This is done both on an individual level and a numbers game (i.e. how many defenders in the box vs the run, or how many receivers in the route vs number of guys in coverage), but both have the same result, putting your guys in the best possible position to succeed.
Holden & Danny: Clinton Portis Considers Himself A Top 5 Running Back " CBS DC
Clinton Portis, former Redskins running back, caught up with Holden and Danny Tuesday to discuss his potential comeback to the NFL, LaDainian Tomlinson’s retirement, his thoughts on the Redskins and the NBA Finals.
The Redskins Blog | NFL.com’s Preseason Power Rankings
"Mike Shanahan has always done a fantastic job of developing quarterbacks. (Donovan McNabb should not count, as Shanahan didn’t get him in his formative stages.) Robert Griffin III is the real deal. The only question is whether he’ll be able to hold up in the long run. I don’t think he’ll have a Cam Newton-like impact in Year 1 — because who does? — but he’ll certainly be a productive player. The defense, however, is only middle of the pack."
Morris Hits Ground Running In NFL Backfield
At Florida Atlantic University, running back Alfred Morris became the school’s all-time leading rusher in a power-I scheme that emphasized upfield blocking and fullback play. With the Redskins, he will need to change his mentality and running style, to adjust to head coach Mike Shanahan’s one-cut, zone-blocking scheme.
Position series: Redskins running backs - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Our position-by-position look at the four NFC East teams makes a stop in the oddly crowded backfield of the Washington Redskins. Projected starters:
Clinton Portis defends Dan Snyder - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
The former Redskin is still willing to stand up for ‘Mr. Snyder.’
Safety DeJon Gomes played well in five starts as a rookie but not well enough for the team to stand pat at his position. He faces multiple challenges for playing time this year.
The Redskins Blog | 10 For 80: Darryl Grant
Grant came to Washington as a ninth-round selection out of Rice, where listing a position was not easy. He played tackle and center on offense for the Owls and linebacker and nose guard on defense. He was drafted by the Redskins as an offensive lineman, but moved to the defensive line, where it took a season before he was officially in the mix as a defensive tackle.
Robert Griffin III comes into play in making these decisions. Griffin could be just the kind of quarterback who is helping to make the left tackle position less important. We know about his mobility and his ability to scramble away from trouble could mean that the Redskins could be just fine with an average left tackle with a cap hit of several million dollars per year instead of the eight-figure cap hits that Williams commands.
Scott Kacsmar with part 5 of the 2009 NFL Draft review. The NFC East generates a lot of hype and it seems anyone can win the division year to year. But there's no doubt who bombed most badly and who hit the biggest home run in the 2009 draft.