I sat down with former Redskins TE Chris Cooley Thursday and interviewed him about RG3 and the Redskins QB situation. He said RG3 still needs a lot of work and Kirk Cousins should probably start the season: http://www.examiner.com/article/chris-cooley-cousins-mccoy-may-give-redskins-better-chance-to-win-than-rg3.
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Will Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and his son Kyle, the Redskins offensive coordinator, be fired after this year? Most likely the Redskins (3-6) will finish with only one winning season in the four years the Shanahan’s have been in Washington.
See my article on Bleacher Report at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1842691-will-mike-shanahans-job-be-safe-if-washington-redskins-continue-to-lose.
RGIII and Washington Redskins host Michael Vick and Philadelphia Eagles in Monday Night Football openerSeptember 9, 2013
The game marks the return of Robert Griffin III to the field after last January’s ACL tear in a playoff loss to Seattle. For Philadelphia, Chip Kelly is coaching in his first NFL game and Michael Vick is hoping for a comeback season in Kelly’s uptempo offense.
The Eagles marched down the field but, deep in Redskins territory, Vick threw a sideways pass that the referees called a lateral, and DeAngelo Hall returned the fumble (actually broken up in the air by Ryan Kerrigan) for a touchdown.
Vick later threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson
RGIII just threw an interception. He looked tentative and threw it into double coverage.
Alfred Morris has fumbled twice, and the second one led to a safety. It’s Philly 12, Washington 7.
In my most recent article on Bleacher Report, I predicted that the Redskins will finish 11-5 despite the following startling statistic:
Of the last 10 NFL teams to finish 10-6 after a losing season, only one of them (the 2006 Kansas City Chiefs) followed up their 10-6 year with a winning season.
Click here to read my most recent article about RGIII and the Redskins (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1767742-robert-griffin-iii-washington-redskins-must-buck-history-to-make-playoffs-again).
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will try to lead Washington to its first playoff win in seven seasons when the Redskins (10-6) host the Seattle Seahawks (11-5) Sunday at FedEx Field.
The game features Rookie of the Year candidates Griffin and Russell Wilson. Both quarterbacks are excellent passers and can run the ball exceptionally well.
More importantly, Griffin led the Redskins from a 3-6 start to a 10-6 finish, while Wilson led Seattle to a four-game improvement from 2011.
Griffin is getting a lot of publicity from the media and love from fans, and rightfully so. Griffin has led the Redskins to five more wins than they had last year, with help from rookie running back Alfred Morris, receiver Pierre Garçon and a host of veterans. Morris rushed for a Redskins record 1,613 yards in his rookie campaign. Morris also ran for 13 touchdowns, a Redskins rookie record.
But lost in the excitement of the Redskins making the playoffs for just the fourth time in the last two decades is the fact that Griffin didn’t have a great game in the Redskins’ 28-18 win against Dallas last week. Griffin was less accurate than usual, finishing just 9 of 18 for 100 yards and no touchdown passes, though he did run one in for a score in the huge win that got the Redskins into the playoffs.
Sunday night’s game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys is the biggest game in years in the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry. The winner takes the NFC East. Dallas will go home with a loss, while the Skins can still make the playoffs if the Bears and Vikings both lose.
The once great rivalry has become stale in recent years, but players like Diron Talbert, Dexter Manley, Roger Staubach and Harvey Martin stoked the flames in the ’70s and ’80s. Redskins coach George Allen started it all by making the Cowboys a bitter rival.
To read my article on the best 20 games of the rivalry, click below.
To see previous articles about the Redskins, go to www.myredskinsblog.com.