Here are the five biggest takeaways from the Washington Redskins’ 37-34 division opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles: [Read more...]
All this week leading up to the Washington Redskins 2014 season opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 7, District Sports Page is taking an in-depth look at the players that will make up the 53-man roster to start the season in a position-by-position breakdown.
Here now is Part IV, a look at the men responsible for protecting Robert Griffin III, the offensive line. [Read more...]
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl, his second in a row, the league announced Friday.
Williams, 25, is in his third season as an offensive captain for the Redskins. He has remained among the league’s top offensive tackles in his first four full season since being selected No. 4 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.
WR Pierre Garcon, CB DeAngelo Hall, RB Alfred Morris and LB Brian Orakpo were named as alternatives.
This season, the actual rosters for the Pro Bowl will be selected “draft style” by winners of a fantasy football contest instead of the traditional AFC-NFC matchup.
LANDOVER, MD–The Washington Redskins give up 24 unanswered points and fell to the Seattle Seahawks 24-14 as their season officially comes to an end.
The big story was Robert Griffin III. Griffin III (10-of-19, 84 yards, two touchdowns, one interception) re-aggravated his right knee in the first quarter and looked gimpy the rest of the game. He could barely run and an ugly play off a bad snap late in the fourth quarter left him in even more pain, allowing the Seahawks to recover a fumble at the Redskins five yard line which set up a chip shot field goal that put the game out of reach.
“I’m the quarterback of this team,” Griffin III said. “My job is to be out there if I can play. The only time I couldn’t play was when I went down. I took myself out of the game. That’s just the way you have to play. Just to tackle the next question, I don’t feel like me being out there hurt the team in any way. I’m the best option for this team, and that’s why I’m the starter.”
Kirk Cousins came in, but didn’t have much time to work any magic. Following the loss, Griffin III went straight to the hospital to have an MRI and will know the results sometime later tonight.
“I think I did put myself at more risk by being out there,” Griffin III said. “But every time you step on the football field in between those lines you’re putting your life, your career [and] every single ligament in your body in jeopardy. That’s just the approach I had to take toward it. My teammates needed me out there, so I was out there for them. When it comes to the impact of the injury, I’m not sure what it is. We’ll figure that out here in the next few days. Whatever it is, I’ll make sure I come back healthy from it.”
Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan had no problem with him being out there.
“Robert will have the MRI,” Shanahan said. “We always check that out to see how serious it is… I did and I talked to Robert and he said to me, ‘Coach, there’s a difference between being injured and being hurt.’ He said, ‘I can guarantee I’m hurt right now but give me a chance to win this football game because I guarantee I’m not injured.’ That was enough for me. I thought he did enough this year to have that opportunity to stay in the football game. It’s always a tough decision when to pull a guy and when not to. I talked to him at halftime and had to feel good about him to go back in. I told him we’re going to run the football and he’s going to have to prove to me and like I said before, he said, ‘Trust me. I want to be in there and I deserve to be in there,’ and I couldn’t disagree with him.”
Even though they lost, Shanahan was happy with how the team responded from a 3-6 record at the bye to finishing the season as NFC East Champions.
“I told the players after the game that not too many football teams can be 3-6 and have the type of character to play how they did in the last half of the season. It’s really a compliment to the guys in that locker room, really a compliment to the fans out there to support us the way they did – really got our team energized throughout the second half of the season. It was a fun run. I’m very disappointed today. You always want to play your best football during the playoffs. We probably had our best first quarter. After that first quarter, we just didn’t seem to get things done. It was very tough, but I’m excited about this football team – the direction we’re headed. We’re not very happy. There’s only one team that’s happy at the end of the year, and unfortunately, we’re going home a little bit earlier than expected.”
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garçon, Kirk Cousins, Darrel Young, Trent Williams, Ryan Kerrigan, Lorenzo Alexander, Logan Paulsen, London Fletcher, Josh Wilson & Stephen Bowen had to say as their season comes to an end.
Mike Shanahan Postgame Audio
Robert Griffin III Postgame Audio
Pierre Garçon Postgame Audio
Kirk Cousins Postgame Audio
Darrel Young Postgame Audio
Trent Williams Postgame Audio
Ryan Kerrigan Postgame Audio
Lorenzo Alexander Postgame Audio
Logan Paulsen Postgame Audio
London Fletcher Postgame Audio
Josh Wilson Postgame Audio
Stephen Bowen Postgame Audio
It comes as little surprise that rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was named Wednesday to the NFL Pro Bowl taking place Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Griffin has completed 249-of-375 passes this season (66.4 percent) for 3,100 yards with 20 touchdowns, only five interceptions and a passer rating of 104.1 He holds at least a share of team rookie records for passing attempts, pass completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns and is on target to set team rookie records for completion percentage and passer ratings. Additionally, he has rushed 114 times for 752 yards with six rushing touchdowns. His 6.6 yards per carry average leads the NFL among players with at least 100 rushing attempts.
Griffin is the first rookie quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl in Redskins history. Prior to 2012, only six rookie quarterbacks in NFL history had been named to the contest.
Linebacker/special teamer Lorenzo Alexander and tackle Trent Williams will also join Griffin in Hawaii. Additionally, London Fletcher and Alfred Morris were selected as alternates for the annual contest of the AFC and NFC’s best.
Alexander is in his third season as the Redskins special teams captain. A two-time recipient for Walter Payton Man of the Year, he has played eight different positions in six NFL seasons. He is the first Redskin since long snapper Ethan Albright (2007) selected to the Pro Bowl on the basis of special teams play.
In his second season as an offensive captain for the Redskins, Williams anchors an offensive line that has helped the Redskins average a league-high 162.3 rushing yards per game this season. He has helped rookie running back Alfred Morris shatter team rookie rushing records, as well as bring Morris to within 104 yards of breaking the Redskins’ single-season rushing record. Despite suffering several injuries this season, Williams is one start away – Sunday against the Cowboys – from having started all 16 games in a season for the first time in his career.
The Redskins have had at least one Pro Bowl player for 19 straight seasons.
Washington Redskins Game 3 Review: Despite Signs of Resilience, Redskins Suffer Heartbreaker Loss to the Bengals in Home Opener
Despite an unbelievable comeback fueled by the Washington Redskins’ (1-2) running game in the second half, the Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) tore through a debilitated Skins defense from start to finish as the Burgundy and Gold fell 38-31 at FedEx Field Sunday afternoon.
From the very first play, it was clear Sunday’s matchup was going to be a wild one. After the Bengals’ Brandon Tate returned the kickoff for 31 yards to the Cincinnati 27-yard line, the Bengals ran the wildcat on the first play of the game with a direct snap to rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who launched a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green, giving the Bengals a 7-0 lead in less than 20 seconds. [Read more...]
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now that Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis and tackle Trent Williams were suspended for four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. According to an NFL spokeperson, their suspensions begin immediately. They will be eligible to return to the Redskins’ active roster on Monday, January 2 following the team’s January 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. [Read more...]
The Washington Redskins flagship radio station — owned by Dan Snyder — ran a promo for this week’s game with the Philadelphia Eagles during morning and afternoon drive-times all week, mentioning the “first place” Redskins. Though true at the time, any fan of this team would have told you about the prematurity of the language of those ads.
Sunday, all the warts of this team were exposed, as Michael Vick carved this team up once again during the competitive portion of the game, and quarterback Rex Grossman threw four interceptions, resulting in a 20-13 victory for the visiting Eagles, salvaging Philly’s season for at least the next week. [Read more...]