Thoughtful Analysis About the Washington Redskins
@Dub24 Who knows what State finances will be like for Maryland, Virginia, or DC in the next 20 years. Serious discussions won't start until 2017, about 10 years before the Redskins current agreement to remain in Landover, Maryland, expires. Maryland won't roll over and let other jurisdictions walk away with its stadium.
1 day, 5 hours ago on DC has uphill climb for return of Redskins stadium
More proof to be careful what you wish for.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Just how terrible has Geno Smith been?
@dreadpirateroberts For this segment, Cooley is studying game tape and grading on that. If LeRibeus makes the field, Cooley will grade his play.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Chris Cooley looks at Giants-Redskins, then kicks butts & names names
1 week, 2 days ago on NBC and the NFL might be second guessing Week 13 flex game
@PPW The thought is gaining currency, but it is not likely.
1 week, 4 days ago on Kyle Shanahan moonlights as an Obamacare website programmer
Nobody in DC likes this story. I continue to be optimistic, but cannot say until the end of the 2014 season. That's when the Redskins pay the last installment of the deal that landed RGIII.
Griffin is starting football games when I would be just off crutches after a devastating knee injury. Whether he's a bust depends on three things.
1. Does he recover to 98% of his skill level by the 2014 season so that the team can still build around him?
2. Does he evolve as an NFL quarterback?
3. Do the Redskins make a playoff RUN after the 2014 season? An appearance is not enough for the picks given away for him.
1 week, 5 days ago on Will Robert Griffin III go down as a draft bust?
@HarryHasswhol Thanks for commenting.
Lou Holtz wrote an "out claus"e in his contract with the Univ of Minnesota that said he could terminate the deal if he got an offer from Notre Dame. Have to go by the details, not the headline.
That's not a prediction that Briles is coming to the Redskins. If he wants to come and Snyder wants him, his contract will not be an obstacle. Just sayin'.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Smoke and fire ‒ Volume of noise rises about Robert Griffin III
@aprilwalker14 Thanks for commenting, April.
Just to be clear, I am commenting on fans, not RG, who want Shanahan replaced by a coach acceptable to the player. That is a factor. It is not the deciding factor, nor even a main one. It's fan privilege to think superficially about sports teams. Owners and executives must not fall in this trap.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Smoke and fire ‒ Volume of noise rises about Robert Griffin III
@dreadpirateroberts Go take a look. We'll be here when you get back.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on This is the blog post you write when you aren't sure about your Redskins vs. Eagles
@dreadpirateroberts You still read Mike Wise?
WaPost's Mike Jones and Mike Maese still provide excellent coverage of our Redskins. However, I completely understand your frustration. The other Washington newspaper is The Washington Times. Their football link is http://www.washingtontimes.com/sports/football/
Check the Comcast SportsNet Redskins page at http://www.csnwashington.com/redskins
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@dreadpirateroberts I'm only describing the situation. Kirk was a spectacular winner from a good program. I can't imagine that he aspires to be a back-up while watching equal or lesser talents play.
It will be tough to work a deal in 2014. After 2015, I **believe** Kirk will be an unrestricted free agent in this new CBA. He's sure to test the market..
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Kirk Cousins stuck in neutral. Why that's bad for the Redskins.
Tell the man what's behind Door No. 4, Johnny.
Well, Bert, the Scandinavian Butchers win Brett Hundley, the redshirt sophomore quarterback from UCLA with the fourth pick of the NFL Draft. Guaranteed to be better than Oregon's redshirt sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota because Hundley will declare for the Draft while team would have to wait a year for Mariota. We know Hundley will declare because his family denies rumors that he's talking to agents. We call that proof positive.
Congratulations Vikings. You are our instant gratification winners today.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on PJD's Game 9 Recap: Winning is the New Losing
@SharonSusieRoss Beats teaching your kids to be average successful every time.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Native American fan tells why he is Blackfeet Strong, Redskins Proud
@Octotron Agree, on this topic in particular
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Native American fan tells why he is Blackfeet Strong, Redskins Proud
@Real Native You always name call people who disagree with you?
@ibdieseldawg You have to ask them, but I suspect most are doing it to avoid controversy.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Native Americans speak up for the Redskins name
@HarryHasswhol What makes you think it's just one guy?
As for changing soon, here's a link to a story that give 5 reasons why the name will NOT change anytime soon.
@CollegeWolf Pisses me off, too.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on PJD's Game 9 Recap: Winning is the New Losing
@dreadpirateroberts Well, if that were true, I will never get a job as a sports writer. Oh wait, I'm NOT a sports writer. '-)
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Native Americans speak up for the Redskins name
@Mphillips There are so many new and different facets to this story that we don't have to repeat. But, we won't stop defending the use and history of the Redskins team name.