Redskins report excerpt: Russ Lande analyzes draft picks | WashingtonExaminer.com
The draft happened two weeks ago, but there will be questions about each player until we see them on the field – in pads – and in games. Lande, as usual, helped out with his insight. He’s a former NFL scout turned draft expert who now runs the Montreal Alouettes college scouting department. I did a Q&A with him for the email report that will be sent out Friday morning.
A look at some of the key defensive position battles to watch this offseason.
Ex-Redskins safety Ryan Clark divulged what really shouldn’t be a surprising game plan: The Steelers wanted to hit quarterback Robert Griffin III. "Our goal was to be physical with him at any opportunity we had, and I think it affected his play," Clark told ESPN on Thursday. Based on Griffin’s stats it appears Pittsburgh’s plan worked. Griffin threw for 177 yards and carried the ball six times for eight yards. They also drilled Griffin downfield when he attempted to catch a pass from receiver Joshua Morgan (that shouldn’t have been thrown). "We were focused on being physical with him," Clark said. "When they ran the read-option, he was the guy we were focused on. [We] had James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley on him at every chance and every opportunity that we got, just so he knew every play, he was gonna be hit."
"We'll never change the name. It's simple. NEVER." That's what Redskins owner Daniel Snyder told USA Today Sports Thursday about the ongoing debate over the offensive nature of his team's name, only with the added caveat, "you can use caps."
Ranking the top 10 number 10's in NFL history. Where does RGIII rank after one year?
Need to know: Point spreads out for first 15 games - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 10, 91 days before the Redskins preseason opener against the Titans. Point spreads already? You bet! If you should find yourself in Las Vegas you might want to know that you can now bet in any of the Redskins’ games in Weeks 1-16 of the season. The bookies at Cantor Gaming have released point spreads for all of the NFL games in the first 16 weeks of the 2013...
Tackle Xavier Nixon believes he fits perfectly into Redskins’ system
Following his senior season at Florida, offensive tackle Xavier Nixon believed that he had compiled a body of work solid enough to get him drafted into the NFL. But all seven rounds of the draft came and went without Nixon hearing his name. Shortly after the draft, however, the Washington Redskins called the 6-foot-6, 321-pound Nixon – originally projected as a third-to-sixth-round pick – and signed him as an undrafted free agent.
Early Offseason Roster Prediction: Defense | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Taking an early look at how the defensive roster may shape up.
A statistical look at Mike Shanahan's history and success with running the football, and why Redskins fans should hope the Redskins remain a run first team.
Do no harm: Who should bear the costs of retired NFL players’ medical bills? - The Washington Post
The NFL’s health insurance ends years before many physical consequences of a player’s career appear. So who should pay?