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Redskins raise ticket prices | WashingtonExaminer.com
Success comes with a price. For the first time in seven years, and coming off their first playoff appearance since 2007, the Redskins said they have increased the cost of general admission tickets for the upcoming season.They also raised the cost of parking to $40.
One is at a rehab facility in Florida; the other’s a little busy in New Orleans, prepping for the Super Bowl. But when watching San Francisco’s offense, run by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, it’s hard not to compare it to Washington’s, run by Robert Griffin III.
On this date twenty-five years ago, the Washington Redskins won their second Super Bowl when the Doug Williams-led offense trounced the Denver Broncos 42-10. He told Holden and Danny the memories are getting more difficult to recall, but that doesn't make them any less special.
A third man has been arrested in connection with a nightclub brawl that injured Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams and left him unable to play in the Pro Bowl.
"Having the opportunity to play and win the Super Bowl 25 years ago, and to have Robert Griffin lll narrating this piece on me for ESPN, wow what a blessing!!" Williams wrote to the network, when told that RGIII was participating. "Thanks, and Hail to the Redskins."
Forbath’s accuracy on field goals, though, far outweighed his short kickoffs. In fact, his 94.4-percentage not only led the NFL, Coach Mike Shanahan said it changed the way he called plays once the Redskins were inside the kicker's range.
It wasn’t all on Hall and Wilson, of course. Nickel back Cedric Griffin had not caught on to the defensive scheme in the early going and then he missed three games with a strained hamstring early in the season and then he was out the last four games of the regular season due to a PED-related suspension. When he was in there, QB’s enjoyed a passer rating of 100.0 when targeting his man.
Fans won’t have Smith to kick around any more—His departure was greeted with cheers by many—perhaps most—Redskins fans, who are dissatisfied with the performance of the special teams during Smith’s nine-year tenure. When you crunch the numbers the sentiments of the fans seem to have merit. Per the folks at Football Outsiders, the Redskins’ special teams have been below average seven out of Smith’s nine years on the job and every year since Joe Gibbs departed as head coach after the 2007 season.
Corey Lynch is a player that fits the Redskins profile and he would be an immediate upgrade to the safety position in Washington. He is a young versatile player who is looked at more as a special team player, but when given a chance played very well in the Chargers 3-4 defense. He is coming off a one year $700,000 dollar contract, so he will be cheap and affordable.
- NFL general counsel Jeff Pash says he expects independent neurological consultants to be on sidelines during games next season to help diagnose and treat concussions.
"I know the concept is good and something we need to do," said Tony Dungy, who was with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2006 season when he became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. "Obviously, it's not working the way it should."
The National Football League (NFL) players union has a number of ongoing disputes with the league but player safety is the top priority, Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said on Thursday.