Redskins Practice Report: Aug 1 | WashingtonExaminer.com
OK, the Kirk Cousins report today. Not quite ready for a separate report, but a good day nonetheless for Cousins. Of course, he was a story anyway because of his impersonation of coach Mike Shanahan in a team meeting the previous night. Fellow rookies Nick Martinez and Tom Compton helped him out. Martinez apparently did a dead-on of Paul Kelly, director of football administration, and Compton was Shannon Sharpe (who spoke to the team earlier this year).
The Redskins Blog | Inside The Park: Athletic Background
I played basketball for two seasons in high school, my freshman and junior years (I gave up basketball my sophomore year, then grew 3-4 inches and played again my junior year). While I wasn’t the most skilled player, I loved basketball, especially at my school, Muncie Central High School, where we have had one of the best basketball programs in Indiana high school history. I liken my game to that of a less productive Ben Wallace; I could dunk, block shots and rebound, but other than that I was a bit of a liability on the court. My junior season, we made it to the state finals but lost to a STACKED Lawrence North team. This team included Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr., the No. 1 and 4 overall picks in the 2007 NBA Draft, respectively.
Quick hits: Redskins coach Mike Shanahan gives Bowen, Kerrigan Fletcher a day off; Balmer is missing - The Insider - The Washington Post
Tackle Kentwan Balmer is absent from practice and coach Mike Shanahan says he doesn’t know why.
DeAngelo Hall: 'I'm probably not a great corner' - NFL.com
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall had quite a season in 2010, but even he admitted that his play slipped in 2011.
RG3 Report: Aug 1 | WashingtonExaminer.com
First the backdrop. After the morning walk-through I was talking to corner Josh Wilson about Robert Griffin III. We talked about how Griffin hadn’t thrown an interception in camp yet.
Despite injuries to staring offensive linemen Jammal Brown, and Kory Lichtensteiger , the toughest injury for the team to endure may be the hamstring injury to FB Darrel Young. Young may not be out for as long as some other players, but he figures to play a pretty big role in the Redskins offense (and special teams).
Right tackle Jammal Brown escaped surgery, but there’s still uncertainty regarding his future. Brown underwent MRIs on his left and right hip, both of which have bothered him this summer.
Redskins rookie ranks second to Peyton Manning in NFLShop.com sales since April 1.
As an Alexandria native and graduate of Episcopal High School, Tim Hightower's childhood dream came true last season when he donned a jersey for the Washington Redskins. But with his year cut short in last season and plenty of competition in the backfield, he'll really have to show something in Training Camp if he wants to keep that dream alive in '12.
One must wonder whether a rookie of the stature of Robert Griffin III may get a pass on embarrassing himself at the rookie show this year given he's the face of the franchise.
"You don’t think it’s going to happen," Gettis said Monday after the Redskins’ morning walk-through practice. "Being a two-star guy, you don’t think those guys are going to make it, but it’s all about work and opportunity and you have to take advantage of those types of things." ‘Everybody’s pumped’ On Monday, the team participated in its second practice with shoulder pads, giving a much more physical feel to things.
Follow up revealed no independent corroboration of allegations made in media reports, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation
Season-ending injury to reserve LB Jonathan Goff could mean more playing time for rookie.
"You hear about his speed, but until you go against it, you don’t actually know what you’re facing," said defensive captain London Fletcher. "He has the talent to be able to throw the football. The speed is what will definitely shock you, and then his talent will as well."
Eager to compete for a safety spot, he will take the field Thursday.
"This year, I’m going for quickness and explosiveness, and just try to get that 2010 Anthony Armstrong," he said. "These days I’m weighing the same as I did last year, but I feel lighter, much more explosive." Another area that Armstrong addressed this offseason was his eyesight, which he adjusted with corrective photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). "My vision ends up being a more crisp," he said. "I see things better, see the ball better and it eliminates having to worry about taking contacts to the game."
There's been a lot of talk surrounding RG3 and how patient the fan base will be with his development. Sports Illustrated talked about this very i...
Fred Davis is serving as his own attorney in an ongoing court case. Which would be fine if the Washington Redskins tight end actually knew, well, anything about legal proceedings.
Niles Paul is learning how to use his speed as an asset in blocking the big boys.
Redskins' rookie guard Josh LeRibeus had his "a-ha" moment on Monday when he realized that he could block those guys across from him.
How is Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan making adjustments to fit the style of rookie QB Robert Griffin III? Daniel Jeremiah discusses the new schemes in D.C.
After his playmaking skills got him to the Pro Bowl in 2010, DeAngelo Hall's production fell off last year. He hopes a move to slot corner will help him bring more big plays to the Redskins.
Mike Shanahan doesn't remember who came up with the idea, but he thought it was a darn good one, so it became reality this spring.
Three players battling for starting spots are trying to re-start their careers.
On Aug. 2, 2008, two legends from the Redskins’ glory period of the 1980s and early-90s, Darrell Green and Art Monk, were inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Green was a first-ballot inductee. He played a Redskins-record 20 seasons, and intercepted a franchise all-time high 54 passes. Monk was a seven-time Hall of Fame finalist, before finally receiving his due in 2008. He played 14 seasons in Washington and retired as the second-leading receiver in NFL history with 940 catches. Both men, overwhelming fan favorites during their playing days in D.C., were enshrined before thousands of burgundy and gold-clad supporters at the Hall of Fame’s Fawcett Stadium. Redskins Nation witnessed a spectacular day!