Monday, March 25, 2013
George Allen traveled to his father's hometown in Michigan last week for a special "Hometown Hall of Famer" ceremony.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Former Virginia governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen has largely stayed out of the spotlight since his unsuccessful bid to retake his U.S. Senate seat, but the Republican traveled to Michigan last week in a ceremony to honor his late father, who coached the Washington Redskins from 1971 to 1977. The Pro Football Hall of Fame traveled to Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Mich. last week to honor Allen's father and namesake, George Allen, a Shorian and Hall of Fame member. The ceremony was part of a national Hometown Hall of Famers program sponsored by Allstate Insurance, which honors members of the Hall of Fame in their hometowns. Former Sen. and Gov. George Allen represented the family at a ceremony in …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SPEAK OUT: Should the coach have taken Redskins' quarterback out of the game sooner?
The talk after the Washington Redskins' tough loss Sunday in its playoff game with the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field: RGIII's injured knee. Star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III played hurt and went down with an injured knee in the fourth quarter. On Twitter, the debate was fast and furious about when RGIII should have left the game. Here's a roundup of what some were saying: What do you think? Do you think the coach should have pulled RGIII out of the game sooner?
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks are in.
The Washington Redskins fell to the Seattle Seahawks 24-14 Sunday in a disappointing loss for a team on the rise. Despite the loss, the team clearly has a solid foundation for the future. After dominating the first quarter and storming to a 14-0 lead, Robert Griffin III hurt and already injured and braced knee. He continued, a move criticized by some, but did not finish the game. Seattle nearly evened the score by halftime at 14-13. Neither team could muster a score in the third quarter, but the Seahawks pushed through with another 11 points in the fourth quarter, while shutting down the Redskins for the win. Earlier in the day, the Baltimore Ravens knocked No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts out of the playoffs at …
The Washington Redskins face the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in one of four NFL wildcard games.
The Washington Redskins have spent since 2007 traveling the road back to the NFL playoffs -- but it's been a heck of a ride. Next stop: Sunday's wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks. All this hailing to the Redskins should seem familiar. In 2007, the Redskins also made the 2007 NFL playoffs as a wildcard team. And, just like this year, that 2007 playoff game was against the Seattle Seahawks. Let's hope the similarities end there, because the Seahawks won the last time around. That game, though was in Seattle. Sunday, the Redskins are at home for the first time in the NFL playoffs since they beat the Detroit Lions in 1999. Find more Redskins playoff history here. Can Robert Griffin III -- RG3 -- pull off another run against the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tell Us: Should the 'Skins draft a franchise quarterback or fill another need?
The NFL Draft has finally arrived and the Washington Redskins are sitting in the No. 2 spot in the first round. ESPN projects the 'Skins will select Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin, III. If RG3 comes to Washington, it will be the first time the Redskins have drafted a quarterback in the first round since Jason Campbell in 2005. Griffin threw for more than 4,000 yards and rushed for almost 700-yards last season while reaching the end zone 47 times. The last time the Redskins drafted a Heisman Trophy winner was 20-years ago when Desmond Howard joined the team, according to the Washington Times. But to move up in the 2012 NFL Draft, the 'Skins gave up a king’s ransom. To move into the St. Louis Rams’ spot, the Washington Times reported …