DeAngelo Hall: Robert Griffin III ahead of Vick as rookie - NFL.com
DeAngelo Hall played alongside a young Michael Vick, but he believes his new quarterback Robert Griffin III is ahead of Vick at the same point of their rookie careers.
Washington Redskins: Graham Gano Feeling Good In A Familiar Kicking Battle " CBS DC
Washington Redskins kicker Graham Gano finds himself in familiar territory this offseason. 10 missed field goals last season have many scrutinizing him closely. And he's also in another kicking competition -- this time with veteran Neil Rackers.
Gary Clark on the NFL’s head trauma litigation - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Former Skins great tells ESPN 980 he will likely join a class-action suit, ‘just because it’s a brotherhood.’
Observations and thoughts from Thursday's Redskins practice - Washington Times
"We’re going to have the flexibility to do a lot of different things," Shanahan said. "We run the quarterback keeps, we run the rolls. We’ve got different types of option schemes that are available to us. Exactly what direction we’ll go, I can’t tell you for sure. But it does present some problems for the defense, and we’ll see some of those during the season this year."
Washington Redskins 2012 Video Schedule - Hail to the Redskins
Our 2012 season should be a good one as we embark into a new era...the RGIII era! Hail to the Redskins!
Redskins note and analysis | Washington Examiner
Among the missing at OTAs Thursday: corner Josh Wilson (thigh) and running back Tristan Davis (knee). Linebacker Perry Riley (groin), running backs Roy Helu (hamstring) and Evan Royster (groin/hamstring) and Tim Hightower (knee) did not practice. Defensive end Adam Carriker (blisters) also sat out again. And receiver Leonard Hankerson (hip) participated in individual drills only. Coach Mike Shanahan said Hankerson will not go full speed in practice until training camp opens in late July.
Paul's move to tight end a physical and mental challenge
Niles Paul got some practical advice from Shannon Sharpe as well as reality check. "Sharpe told me when I was talking to him, that I’m a smaller guy and I’m not going to win every battle and my role is to protect the running back and the QB," he said. "As long as I’m doing my job, that’s all that matters."
RG3 Report | Washington Examiner
A better day for Robert Griffin III this week than from when we saw him a week ago. But you always have to keep in mind that the coaches are working on different things each practice. So Thursday we saw more of the Griffin that we saw in college who could use his arm or his legs to beat you. He could be as much an athlete at times Thursday as anything. But the result is that he looked more comfortable.
On what Secondary Coach Raheem Morris will bring to the secondary this year: "Well scheme wise, anytime you bring in a coach, there’s always different ideas. You know, Raheem’s been in four-man fronts for about most of his career, some of the best. You take a look at Tampa Bay and you take a look at the coaching staff that they had from Monte Kiffin, to obviously Raheem, to Mike Tomlin. Their four-man front was probably as good as there has been for a lot of years, the last 10-15 years. He brings a lot of ideas from what he’s done in the past to what we’re doing now. There’s always different ideas that you toss around. But basically we have our same scheme, and he does a heck of a job coaching and getting the best out of players."
"It’s going to feel a lot more like work," said cornerback DeAngelo Hall. "I think a lot of the guys, during some of the breaks, they’d go home, go see their families, go do this, go do that, go pick up their dry cleaning, go to their favorite restaurant. . . . I’ve been a part of going away to training camp a couple times, and it’s a lot different. It’s a lot different than getting out of your own bed."
The Washington Redskins on Thursday participated in their tenth and final round of organized team activities for the 2012 season at Redskins Park. The obvious difference between Thursday’s OTAs and previous ones attended by the media was the insertion of several game-specific scenarios in all facets of the workouts.
Brandon Banks is one of the biggest lightening rod discussions among Redskins fans. As his supporters say that he’s a threat to take it to the house at any time. While his detractors point to his poor yards per return, fumbling issues, and lack of utility.
Renovating run-down Redskins park - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"You want players to come in here and enjoy coming to work," coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday. "That’s one of the reasons I think the bubble helps so much. We’ve been in there eight days already, so if the field is flooded or if there are conditions where you can’t practice, we can go in there and have a great practice.