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@SkinsHogHeaven@dreadpiraterobertsFair enough, but the Skins offense wasn't really a scoring juggernaut, or a picture of offensive efficiency. IMO an offense that scores more should brighten Skins fan spirits enough to get us through a few more tough years. With a few more years of bad records and great draft picks, we can get the players we need. Slow-but-steady improvement is fine with me.
2 months, 1 week ago on Peace at the end of the 5 stages of Redskins grief.
dreadpirateroberts' prescription for this offseason: First, do whatever it takes to field an effective offense. Teach RG3 what he needs to know to be effective as a pocket passer. Use our salary cap room and draft picks to fix the O Line and maybe get a wide receiver. The defense will have to wait for future years, as our top draft picks come back to us in future drafts. But, an exciting offense that can score will keep fans happy and keep us respectable, while RG3 develops and the defense improves. An effective, exciting offense will give Skins fans hope; with hope will come patience. With patience (and sound management and player picking) should come respectability and playoff contention. One step at a time, Skins...
OK, now I'm confused. In Hog Heaven's opinion, do the Skins need to remake their O line? Or, is improved QB play enough? If the O line needs upgrading, again in Hog Heaven's opinion, who should go? Inquiring---and perplexed---minds want to know! :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Pro Football Focus: The Redskins have the best tackles in the NFL
@SkinsHogHeaven@dreadpiraterobertsWhich Skins O-linemen really need to be replaced? (I'm hoping that some of the younger ones,like Compton and LeRibus, will improve enough with experience to be effective. Wishful thinking?)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Today, the Redskins are all about Kirk Cousins and his future ‒ where ever it is
Can the Skins fix their O' line with a good draft in 2014 plus free agency? Or, will it take longer than that?
I'd love to hear Cooley's thoughts on Josh LeRibus. How does a rookie 3rd round pick show up to his new NFL team SIXTY pounds overweight and basically unable to play? Do we need to send Redskins employees to draft pick's houses to weigh them? OK---rant over. Now, a real question: do we have the people in-house to build an effective O-line? Or, do we need to go to the draft or free agency?
3 months ago on Chris Cooley looks at Giants-Redskins, then kicks butts & names names
Wow---thanks for the comprehensive list of links. You went above and beyond the call of blogmeister duty!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on This is the blog post you write when you aren't sure about your Redskins vs. Eagles
@SkinsHogHeaven @dreadpirateroberts No, I don't read Mike Wise anymore, nor Sally Jenkins. I don't read sports writers who act as if they live on a higher, more righteous and moral plane than the athletes and team they cover. IMO Jenkins' and Wise's target audience is the elite opinion crowd, not your average Redskins fan.
I am sick of the Washington Post's Redskin coverage. The sanctimony and self-righteousness of Sally Jenkins and Mike WIse nauseates me. Is there another local paper or magazine that has good daily Redskins coverage? (I'd rely on RedskinsHogHeaven, but you don't post every day. In football season, I need daily Redskins fixes).
MIght Cousins be willing to stay a Redskin, as a career backup? Or, are we destined to lose him when his contract comes up for renewal, and he chooses to go somewhere that will let him start?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Kirk Cousins stuck in neutral. Why that's bad for the Redskins.
The Redskins seem to be a developing, growing team to me. They've got a franchise quarterback, are collecting good young players and will come out of salary cap hell next year. I certainly didn't expect to go deep in the playoffs this year---did anyone else? If we don't make the playoffs, oh well. The years ahead look much brighter. IMO, if Shanallen have gotten us this far, let's stick with them.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Mike Shanahan, yes or no?
Robert, I am sorry for you. Rest easy, though. None of America's elites will judge you harshly for this misguided article of yours. Those elites know that, because you lack the sensitivity and cultural conditioning that most ESPN writers have, you can't see the injustice and insult inherent in the trademarked term "Redskins." Fortunately for you, many of America's elites are willing to be offended on your behalf. </snark>
Seriously, great article
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Native American fan tells why he is Blackfeet Strong, Redskins Proud
Bashing on the name "Redskins" is the newest way to prove that you're part of the "in" crowd. I wonder if you can get a job as a sports journalist nowadays if you refuse to publicly assert that "Redskins" is offensive?
4 months ago on Native Americans speak up for the Redskins name
@SkinsHogHeaven @dreadpirateroberts Do you think Kyle Shanahan is willing to risk a poor won-loss record this year, in order to give Griffin time to mature as a pro passer? Might he be calling lots of pass plays, because he wants Griffin and the Redskins to grow into a good passing team? Even if that risks a less-than-successful 2013 season?
4 months, 1 week ago on For Redskins fans, 2012 are the good old days. Griffin III and Cousins on a different path to future
Is Kyle Shanahan making a mistake by having Griffin passing too much? Or, does RGIII need experience passing in game situations, in order to grow into the elite quarterback that we all hope he'll become?
Kyle's getting lots of criticism for passing too much. But, if the Skins need a few more years to grow into Super Bowl contenders, isn't it a good idea to put in our time growing now?
Now is a great time to be an Oneida Nation member. Hire an agent and a PR specialist, then offer to go on every talk show and talk to every newspaper about how the name "Redskins" has damaged your psyche. Just insist that you do the interview in person, in their offices. Of course, they'll have to fly you there. (First class preferred, but business class is acceptable). And, you'll need a rental car (mid-size or better) and hotel room. Plus a few show tickets. To soothe your pain, of course.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Hog Heaven responds to Bob Costas, The NY Times and everyone else who malign the Redskins name
Agreed that both sides are now talking past each other. But, that happens in all disputes. You listen, and weigh both sides of an argument...and then you pick a side. IMO the MSM, scolding class and chattering class picked their side long ago. They're no longer listening. Their minds are made up.
So, it seems there are two things that Redskins fans should now do.
(1) Stick to our guns. Don't give in to the scolding. Snyder has the money to fight this battle, if he so chooses. It wouldn't surprise me if someone in the scolding class says something stupid, in public, that makes them legally vulnerable. Discovery is a painful thing...
(2) Follow your earlier suggestion, and make the case to those people who ARE undecided, in support of the Redskins keeping their name.
I think the media has a plan. They are going to talk about the Redskins name, over and over again, day in and day out. They plan to wear Redskins fan down, until we relent and agree to drop the name "Redskins" out of frustration.
Most reporters live in a groupthink bubble. That groupthink feeds off itself. Right now, that groupthink has decided that the name "Redskins" has to go. THEY don't like it, so it has to go.
What makes matters worse---the sports media elite have chosen this as a quest. A power trip. Imagine how powerful they'll feel if THEY force the Redskins to change their name! They see a glorious future of Pulitzers, ESPYs, a lifetime of speaking invitations and people buying the books they write about THEIR heroic struggle to quash "racism." The sports media and chattering class see "Redskins" the same way Captain Ahab saw Moby Dick.
Here's hoping that the sports MSM's reputation suffers that same fate that Ahab did.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Hog Heaven responds to Bob Costas, The NY Times and everyone else who malign the Redskins name
Done! I commented on the AP story that Yahoo was running, saying that pressure is "building" on the Redskins to change their name. Virtually all the commenters over there supported keeping the name "Redskins." So, be heartened!
5 months ago on More fans need to stand up for the Redskins team name
Where should we speak up? Are there places we should call, or blogs/websites where we should comment?