Category : redskins

redskins release ‘cobra’ kai forbath

(photo by Brian Murphy) Less than 24 hours after dropping their season opener to the Miami Dolphins, 17-10, the Washington Redskins made a surprising move — releasing veteran kicker Kai Forth and signing someone allegedly named Dustin Hopkins. As shown in the image above, Forbath made a 45-yard field goal attempt during the first quarter to give Washington an early 3-0 lead. Unfortunately for the 28-year-old, he missed on a 46-yard attempt later in the game and two of his three […]

photos from the sidelines: week 1

(photo by Brian Murphy) Anyone who has been a fan of the Washington Redskins for more than, say, a day or two shouldn’t be surprised by the outcome of the 2015 season opener. Not only did the Redskins lose — which is something this franchise has cornered the market on during the Daniel Snyder administration — to the Miami Dolphins, 17-10, but they managed to do it while checking nearly every box possible in the process. Newly-anointed starting quarterback Kirk Cousins turns the […]

photos from the sidelines: week 9

(photo by Brian Murphy) I have no idea whether or not the Washington Redskins are the only professional football franchise who celebrates a homecoming game each year. But I can tell you this — I fully understand why being named Washington’s homecoming opponent could be perceived as a slight by the team on the other side of the field. “I look on there and it says ‘homecoming.’ And I’m thinking to myself: This is the National Football League. Are you […]

redskins-chargers playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Hail to the King” by Avenged Sevenfold It wouldn’t have surprised me if fans of the Washington Redskins were less than enthusiastic about the team’s decision to hold their annual alumni homecoming game Week 9. After all, the Redskins came into the game against the San Diego Chargers winless in these nostalgic affairs — having lost 21-13 to Carolina last season and 19-11 to San Francisco back in ’11. And yet, I can’t help but […]

mike shanahan opens up, destroys albert haynesworth

(courtesy photo) Without a doubt, the darkest period during my eight seasons covering the Washington Redskins was the Albert Haynesworth era. Whether he was face down on the field after giving up on a play or failing a routine conditioning test, Haynesworth was undoubtedly the biggest embarrassment this franchise has had to deal with during my time on the sidelines. The Redskins gave the defensive lineman a $100-million contract, and in return, they got a surly malcontent who made little […]

redskins made a mistake by not trading away kirk cousins

(photo by Brian Murphy) I can’t help but think that the Washington Redskins missed a chance to improve their football team this week, when they failed to pull the trigger on a trade before the deadline. No, I’m not talking about tight end Fred Davis, who – for reasons that remain unclear – has become a complete afterthought this season. I’m talking about backup quarterback Kirk Cousins. Sure, he’s a stand-up guy and a football franchise can never have enough […]

redskins-bears playlist

(ExtremeSkins photo) 1. “Battle Born” by Five Finger Death Punch The list of areas the Washington Redskins need to improve upon is still lengthier than the list of what’s going right for the franchise, but that’s beside the point for the moment. That’s because the Redskins earned their second win of the season — in comeback fashion, no less — scoring a touchdown in the final minute of play to complete a thrilling 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears Sunday. […]