Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen on lessons learned from NFL owners - Peter King - SI.com
Peter King is on vacation, so he's recruited some help filling in on Monday Morning Quarterback. This week, Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen takes the reins.
Projecting Ahead: How do the Redskins stand after the cap penalty? | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
The thought has come up recently that given the cap penalty of $18 million in 2012 and 2013, the Redskins will be in a prime salary cap position come 2014 offseason, allowing them to be aggressive on the open market. Now there is obviously a lot that can happen between now and 2014, but these are the kinds of long term projections that teams will do.
Bullet points: Armstrong's 2011 disappearing act
Anthony Armstrong had a good 2010 season and got off to a nice start in 2011. But after that he disappeared from the offense. Plus Haslett on Balmer and why you might want to wait a couple of days to go see training camp.
The thought has come up recently that given the cap penalty of $18 million in 2012 and 2013, the Redskins will be in a prime salary cap position come 2014 offseason, allowing them to be aggressive on the open market. Now there is obviously a lot that can happen between now and 2014, but these are the kinds of long term projections that teams will do
Rick Snider: Ready to Huff and puff | WashingtonExaminer.com
Sam Huff is the toughest man you'll ever meet. CBS once did a 30-minute documentary on him called The Violent World of Sam Huff. The Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker once nearly tackled John Riggins in the Redskins Park parking lot after the two exchanged words following a practice. Huff was almost 50 years old at the time.
NFL Network studio host Rich Eisen joined Bill Rohland and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan Friday afternoon to discuss the potential of the Redskins in the NFC East this season and to promote his new show, "The Great Escape."
Lsst season, Brandon Banks either muffed or fumbled 7 times on kick and punt returns. I’ll give the little guy credit – At least he’s scrappy enough to recover his fumbles, and he was able to fall on 5 of them. But obviously, this is totally unacceptable football. Frankly, it’s mind-boggling that the Redskins never replaced him last season.
"Orakpo won’t turn 26 until the end of July and has already accomplished quite a bit in the NFL. He might be just a step behind the truly elite athletes on this list, but Orakpo is no slouch. He is also durable, consistent and tough — attributes that can’t be overlooked and rub off on his teammates. Led by Orakpo, the Redskins have a good defensive front that is quite young. Last year’s first-round pick Ryan Kerrigan should be an excellent pass-rushing edge complement to Orakpo for years to come."
With the Redskins' 80th Anniversary campaign entering the final stretch, it's an opportunity to reflect on the team throughout history. Today, a look at the team's 30th Anniversary season. The year was 1962, and Redskins head coach Bill McPeak were in search of an offensive playmaker for quarterback Norm Snead. His desires were answered in the form of Bobby Mitchell, a hard-nosed running back from the Cleveland Browns.
Rich Tandler's roster projection moves over to the defensive side of the ball with a look at the line.
Three notes, quotes, and observations on the Redskins new QB: I. RG3 on what he’s doing until training camp starts: "Just got to continue to focus on football. That’s what it’s all about. This is the longest year of your life supposedly for rookies coming straight out of college, going right into combine training, pro days, mini-camps, OTA’s, it just keeps going. I’m not going to be sad about it or be mad about it. I live a blessed life...
This will be the start of a new column I am going to be doing that will feature a video made by a fellow Redskins fan.
Three Years of Tackling Efficiency: Edge Rushers | ProFootballFocus.com
Tamba Hali, Clay Matthews and Brian Orakpo prove that missing tackles won’t hold you back from becoming an elite playmaker if you can do everything else pretty well.
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Scouting the Rams
What shocked me though was the Rams’ lack of a game plan to help Saffold. Early in the game, the idea seemed to be "let Saffold handle Orakpo one on one." This would allow them to send help (tight ends, running backs, and half slides) to help Jason Smith. Once Orakpo made a couple plays in the first half, the Rams came out in the second half and changed nothing. Actually, they went to a lot of five-man protections in the second half and removed Smith’s help as well.
End of players' careers results in major life changes It's not just the money of an NFL player. It's the life. And that includes hanging out in the locker room with dozens of other like-minded guys, being seen immediately at doctor's offices and having every errand run by someone else.
After peaking in 2007, NFL attendance steadily has declined | ProFootballTalk
The recent focus on reducing blackouts has obscured a more important stat when it comes to keep NFL balance sheets deep in the black. Despite unprecedented growth of TV audiences, attendance at NFL games reached an all-time high in 2007. It has consistently dropped ever since.