Redskins return to work | WashingtonExaminer.com
"He didn’t want to give us one of those talks where, ‘Hey, you’re really good,’ and have us get full of ourselves," Redskins guard Kory Lichtensteiger said. "His big word was complacency. He didn’t want to tell us we were so good and have us think we didn’t have to work as hard to get back to that spot."
Will the Redskins’ cap penalty benefit them in the long run?
Washington has a shade over $80 million committed to the 2014 cap. That leaves, if the cap remains near this season’s $123 million, as much as $43 million to spend next offseason. So on one hand it means they can go back to their undisiciplined ways. Or they can continue to spend wisely, yet make a few big splashes in free agency, while giving contract extensions to ascending players, if they don’t do it before then. (Brian Orakpo, Perry Riley and possibly Fred Davis come to mind).
Next-level draft needs: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Stats & Info points out that the Redskins have allowed the most touchdown passes in the league (29) over the past two seasons on throws of 15 or more yards downfield. They also rank 23rd in the league in completion percentage allowed on such throws (46.6 percent) and 30th in yards per attempt on such throws (13.8).
Taking a look at how many players at each position the Redskins should target to keep for next season.
Need to Know: Workouts pay off for some - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Certainly we should expect Rak to be fired up to get back with his teammates after he missed almost all of their 2012 NFC East championship season with a torn pectoral muscle. But Orakpo has some additional reasons to be happy about the start of iron pumping and wind sprint season. He has 884,000 of them, in fact. According to sources, Orkapo’s contract calls for him to earn an $884,000 workout bonus this year. Usually such clauses call for the player to participate in a certain percentage of scheduled workouts. The number varies but it is usually about 75 to 80 percent.
Need to Know: Safety could be a tough need to fill - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Safeties are in short supply in part because a lot of them who used to be effective in the box stuffing the run are no longer wanted by most teams. It’s a passing league and they are looking for versatility, a player who can cover a 6-4 tight end on one play and a slot receiver the next.
The Redskins Blog | Chester’s Inspirational Coach, Mentor
Redskins guard Chris Chester says he’s extremely grateful for the men in his life that played an important role in helping him become the person and player he is today. One man he credits a lot of his success to and has a huge amount of respect for, is his former Tustin High School football coach Myron Miller.
CAMPBELL: Familiarity is Redskins' best bet in face of salary cap limitations - Washington Times
Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL. Not the integrity of a quarterback’s knee ligaments, nor a team’s salary cap space, nor the fate of a team with a 3-6 record. Nothing. It’s what makes the league so compelling for us observers. It’s also what turns coaches’ hair gray and keeps them up at night.
Pat Summerall: A Life Remembered - YouTube
Spanning an NFL career that lasted 50 years both on the playing field and broadcast booth, Pat Summerall dies at the age of 82. Legendary television announce...