Category : redskins

photos from 2013 redskins rookie camp

(photo by Brian Murphy) One year ago, the Washington Redskins held a rookie camp that represented the debut of Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III. Considering how many decades it had been since the Redskins had anything that remotely resembled a franchise quarterback on the roster, the entire D.C. metro area was eager to see RGIII don the burgundy and gold for the first time. Needless to say, things are much more subdued in 2013. With no first-round pick […]

kirk cousins is the true super bowl XLVII MVP

(photo by Brian Murphy) With all due respect to the Baltimore Ravens, there is only one possible candidate for the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLVII and it ain’t Joe Flacco.* *And before you attempt to place a vote for yourself, Ray Lewis, no, it’s not you either. Nope, the only logical candidate for Super Bowl XLVII MVP is Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins. That might sound absurd, considering Cousins wasn’t technically a member of either of the […]

robert griffin III officially named NFL’s top rookie

(photo by Brian Murphy) As if there was ever any doubt. The NFL’s worst-kept secret is officially out of the bag and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is officially the 2012 AP offensive rookie of the year. Considering the last time RGIII’s name was in the headlines it was to announce he had successfully undergone surgery on his right knee after damaging it in Washington’s home playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, it was a welcome feel-good story for […]

kirk cousins still has something to prove

(photo by Brian Murphy) For my money, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has one of the toughest gigs imaginable. For starters, his lifelong dream of playing professional football doesn’t exactly go according to plan when he get drafted by a quarterback-starved franchise that was still celebrating landing Robert Griffin III. So while so many of his peers in this talented rookie class are setting records, he spent much of his inaugural campaign sitting next to Rex Grossman on the sidelines […]

on robert griffin III’s knee and the grass at fedex field

(photo by Brian Murphy) Well, it’s official — multiple sources are reporting that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is set to undergo total reconstructive surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee this morning. It’s too soon to know exactly how long this surgery will sideline Griffin for, but the popular opinion seems to be that it’ll take between six to eight months for the Heisman Trophy winner to return to action. The […]

redskins-seahawks playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Come Alive” by Prospect Hill Coming into their wild card match-up against the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins had a pretty clear and straight forward game plan. On defense, they wanted to do their best to neutralize running back Marshawn Lynch — making Seattle one-dimensional and putting added pressure on a rookie quarterback playing on the road in his first-ever postseason game. On offense, the Redskins wanted to keep the opposition guessing by getting running […]

photos from the sidelines: wild card weekend

(photo by Brian Murphy) The Washington Redskins have qualified for the postseason three times since I began covering the team and while each of those three seasons was different, they all unfortunately ended the same — with a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 2005 Redskins were just happy to be there, after barely squeaking by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the opening round and the ’07 Redskins were emotionally spent after needing to play perfect football the final month […]