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Washington Redskins’ Chris Thompson Has Weird Starburst Superstition
August 9th, 2013 at 4:05 PM
As long as there has been professional football, there has been strange superstitions that NFL players and fans alike have performed before each game. Washington running back Chris Thompson places a yellow-and-red Starburst candy in his shoe before every game, the first-year player told Monumental Sports. “I’ve been doing this since...

Washington Redskins’ Alfred Morris: “I was Like a Lost Little Puppy Last Year”
July 6th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris turned the league upside down on his way to setting Redskins rookie and single-season records last year.  What's he going to do for an encore? "Teams this year, they know about me," Morris told the Pensacola News Journal this week. "Last year, I was, in...

What Can We Honestly Expect from the Washington Redskins This Season
April 10th, 2013 at 9:11 AM
***PHOTO1*** Talking with a variety of Redskins fans this off-season expectations from one end of the spectrum to the other.  Some have Super Bowl visions dancings in their heads (which would be fantastic given that it's being played at Met Life Stadium the home of the Giants) to a sophomore...

Alfred Morris and Kory Lichtensteiger Represent Washington Redskins on USA Today’s “All-Joe” Team
February 20th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Washington Redskins have landed two players on the USA Today's "All-Joe" team:  Running back Alfred Morris and offensive guard Kory Lichtensteiger. The All-Joe team was created in 1992 by longtime USA Today writer Larry Weisman as a tribute to 14-year veteran Joe Phillips, who was well respected around the league as a...

Redskins Win NFC East Championship and the Nation’s Capitol Celebrates New Year’s Early
December 31st, 2012 at 1:30 PM
I can't remember a time in my life where I was more nervous for a Redskins' game then I was last night.  History has told us that when the division or conference is on the line between the Redskins and Cowboys the Redskins win.  However, recent history has told us...

What are Alfred Morris’s Chances of Making the Washington Redskins 53-Man Roster?
August 4th, 2012 at 7:33 PM
There's an open competition at Redskins' Park that has everyone's attention in Washington, and that's at running back. Three backs have returned from last season and all three are expected to make the roster. So, how about Alfred Morris? ***PHOTO1*** Morris was originally practice squad destined...and for a sixth round pick, it's...

Washington Redskins’ Evan Roy-Star in the Making
August 1st, 2012 at 6:22 PM
The Washington Redskins injuries are starting to pile up...already. One key player down is Tim Hightower, who many expected to be the starting running back, week one. After the first few days of training camp, Mike Shanahan was asked who will start the season and he replied, "I don’t know who’s...

Tim Hightower is Officially a Washington Redskin Again
May 14th, 2012 at 1:12 PM
According to Adam Scheftner, the Washington Redskins have officially signed Tim Hightower to a one year deal. With Hightower back in the mix, the Redskins appear to be set at running back entering the 2012 season. Tim Hightower was a late signing last season as well and earned the starting role...

Should the Washington Redskins Draft a Running Back – If So, When?
February 1st, 2012 at 1:13 PM
The Washington Redskins ended their season with a strong rushing attack, propelled by two rookie running backs. It's assumed that they will be able to continue that production though 2012, and possibly improve further. But will the Redskins opt to draft another running back this year, for depth or even to start? ***PHOTO1*** First we need to look at their current roster and who might or might not...

If the Washingtons Redskins Don’t Draft a Quarterback First Round – Then Who?
December 22nd, 2011 at 12:15 PM
Today Matt Barkley will announce whether he enters the NFL Draft of staying at USC for another year. Hypothetically, let's say he stays at USC, then what? We know Andrew Luck will be the top pick and with another win (or two) the Redskins will surely be out of position to grab Robert Griffin III (also hasn't declared). If the Redskins don't draft...

Are the Washington Redskins on the Cusp of Being the Next Worst to First Team in the NFL?
December 19th, 2011 at 11:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** To describe my feelings on the last month of Washington Redskins football I would have to quote fictional Cleveland Indians' manager Lou Brown (brilliantly played by James Gammon in 1989's Major League) "It's all starting to come together." Since the injury bug once again reared its ugly head towards the Redskins...

The Redskins’ Win Over the Seahawks Creates a Debate Amongst the Fan Base
November 29th, 2011 at 8:17 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Redskins finally ended a six game losing streak by beating the Seattle Seahawks.  One would think that the collective fan base would rejoice and sing the praises of the team.  Not only did they break this month and a half long losing streak but they also won in...

Roy Helu and Rex Grossman Help Washington Redskins End the Losing Streak
November 28th, 2011 at 1:11 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Great game, no doubt. Not often do the Washington Redskins play just good enough on both sides of the ball to win. Sadly, many aren't enjoying the 23-17 victory, because the Seattle Seahawks passed the Redskins in the quarterback sweepstakes (Also known as the 2012 Draft). Figuring they wouldn't finish the season without winning at least one more, this one came at the right time. Roy Helu and Rex Grossman led the...

Devastating Injuries to the Redskins Offense are Exactly What This Team Needed
October 27th, 2011 at 12:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** The last two weeks the Redskins have taken a beating on the score board and in the injury department.  Most notable have been on the offensive side of the ball with running back Tim Hightower, tight end Chris Cooley, and offensive guard Kory Lichtensteiger going on injured reserved for the...

Washington Redskins Running Back Report and Thoughts
October 6th, 2011 at 12:26 PM
What's more important, fantasy numbers or victories? Like the Washington Redskins running back situation, people want to see the flashy numbers from one runner, while the most important fact is being ignored; the Redskins are best off using all three - regularly. They call this "a good problem." I don't think there is a...

Washington Redskins Players Continue to Get Unfair Media Coverage
October 5th, 2011 at 10:14 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** In the NFC East the Washington Redskins have been the whipping boy for the better part of a decade now, and for the most part it's been well deserved. However, this season the media and their constant bashing of the team as a whole as well as individual players has...

Washington Redskins Runningback Ryan Torain Runs Wild in Redskins Win Over Rams
October 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** Since the Washington Redskins traded the Arizona Cardinals for Tim Hightower‚ runningback Ryan Torain’s role as a starter appeared uncertain. For three games Tim Hightower started at runningback as Ryan Torain stood patiently on the sideline awaiting an opportunity to play. It was unclear whether Ryan Torain would see...

For the Washington Redskins to Win in St. Louis They Need to Get Back to Their Ground Game
September 30th, 2011 at 12:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Currently the St. Louis Rams are ranked 32nd (that's dead last) in run defense.  Now you can't really take that as gospel since we are only three games into this very young season. However the Redskins have shown that their pass protection still needs some work, but they've gotten a decent...

Washington Redskins Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Game-Day Predictions
September 1st, 2011 at 5:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** More Redskins predictions. Tonight they will be facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their fourth and final preseason game. Kick-off is 7:30 for those of you who are wondering. I would have to think the Washington Redskins will have a slight advantage in this game. While the Skins are still using their starters...

2011 Could Be the Year of the Running Back for the Washington Redskins
August 29th, 2011 at 12:25 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Last year the Washington Redskins showed flashes of successful running, mostly with Ryan Torain, but they still finished 30th in the league averaging only 91.3 rushing yards per game. 2011 figures to be better. Already the Redskins are leading the preseason with 152.3 yards per game. I know this is only the...