What’s required from a great NFL quarterback is triumphalism. Anything else is insupportable, especially if you’re Tony Romo and you have a $100 million contract, a beauty pageant wife, and you show your critics too much dimple, cleft chin and fashionable stubble, and not enough substance. But say what you like about Romo, he always picks up the tab for that. Whatever goes wrong with the Dallas Cowboys, he’s willing to be the guy at fault, you can always assign it to him and he will take it.Read full article >>
A third-round pick out of Baylor in 2010, Walton started every game of his first two seasons, and the first four of his third season. But he broke an ankle and missed the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Walton, who played at Baylor with quarterback Robert Griffin III, hadn’t played a game this season and was released by Denver on Tuesday.Read full article >>
The Washington Redskins got a brief reprieve from the cloud of controversy that has loomed during the past month. The focus shifted to team captain London Fletcher, who revealed that he expects to retire following the completion of this season.Read full article >>
Fletcher said he feels that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder not only should retain Shanahan but also should extend Shanahan’s contract.Read full article >>
Take that, Seattle Seahawks fans with your 12th man and your chartered plane flying over Candlestick Park during the game against the San Francisco 49ers last week.
49ers fans want to strike back with a big, bold gesture, raising $8,000 for a billboard featuring “The Catch”by Dwight Clark and the team’s, ahem, 5-0 lead in Vince Lombardi trophies. They hope to have it in place within a mile of CenturyLink Field soon.Read full article >>
Linebacker London Fletcher announced on Wednesday that he will likely retire from the NFL after 16 seasons.
Fletcher said at Redskins Park he is ”99 percent certain” he will retire after the season’s remaining two games. He said he must have one more conversation with his wife to make the decision final.Read full article >>
Even before the latest anonymous sources said anonymous things about the Redskins’ next coach, many fans have been talking about Baylor Coach Art Briles as a possible Shanahan replacement. Reporters too -- Peter King and Jason LaCanfora have both suggested the Redskins could look at Briles.Read full article >>
The first of Kirk Cousins‘s expected three games as starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins is in the books. He gave an encouraging performance despite the team eventually falling to the Falcons, 27-26. The sudden success and efficiency on offense led many to believe that Mike and Kyle Shanahan ran a completely different offense to the one they’ve been running with Robert Griffin III. There has been a widespread belief for a while now that Washington has one offense for Griffin and a separate one for Cousins. While it’s true that Griffin adds the element of the read-option, something we’re unlikely to see from Cousins; that is the only real difference between the two. I saw concepts run by Cousins on Sunday that Griffin has been running since last season.Read full article >>
I don’t usually have a lot of opinions on sportsy things, but I think I have an opinion developing. Here it is: if you’d like to criticize, at great length, a 23-year old athlete for, among other things, being dismissive of criticism and having an overbearing parent, maybe it’d be courteous to attach your name to such criticism.
The hit that left Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber with a broken jaw and cracked vertebra has been ruled illegal by the NFL, although it was not flagged during the game.
Huber, who will have surgery Friday on his jaw and is out for the season, was hurt in the Bengals’ 30-20 loss Sunday night when Terence Garvin blocked him, helping spring Antonio Brown for a 67-yard touchdown return. Huber is not expected to need surgery on his vertebra.Read full article >>
People within the Washington Redskins organization flatly denied a Bleacher Report story that indicated that quarterback Robert Griffin III has been unreceptive to coaching. The same people refuted the notion that his father, Robert Griffin Jr., has tried to offer input on what direction the team should go in regarding their next head coach.Read full article >>
LaVar Arrington, Mike Wise and Dan Steinberg joined Jonathan Forsythe on Post Sports Live to discuss the Redskins’ dramatic week and quarterback Kirk Cousins performance in the team’s loss to the Falcons, debate the merits of the Capitals’ heart-pounding endings, and look at Bradley Beal and Nene as keys to the Wizards’ success.Read full article >>
One of quarterback Kirk Cousins’s three touchdown passes for the Washington Redskins in last Sunday’s loss at Atlanta went to an unlikely source. Tight end Fred Davis caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Cousins for only his sixth catch of the season and his first touchdown.Read full article >>
While Redskins fans are no doubt tired, frustrated, agitated, disturbed, and fed up with The Washington Post so much as mentioning the name Vinny Cerrato, the fact remains that Cerrato has spent more time with Dan Snyder than you or I, and thus his opinion is at least moderately interesting.Read full article >>
Andrew Luck was the one who headlined the NFL Draft. Robert Griffin III was the one who appeared in all those commericals. Colin Kaepernick was the one who reached the Super Bowl. And Russell Wilson? He’s only the one who quietly surpassed them all.Read full article >>
There’s been a lot of guff thrown around lately about a kid getting a job because of his old man, and it’s about time someone was called out properly.
Bruce Allen, come out, come out, wherever you are.
Week 3 of Franchise Held Hostage has come and gone, and the principal negotiator between the helpless owner and the off-the-rails coach has not been seen or heard from.Read full article >>
The surging gusher of leaks coming out of Redskins Park has been on my mind in recent days.
For one thing, there was Mike Shanahan’s decision to walk out of his press conference when asked whether he could do anything to stop the leaks.Read full article >>
Turnovers have been a key component in the Washington Redskins’ on-field woes this season.
The Redskins have committed 29 turnovers this season, including seven in last Sunday’s loss at Atlanta. That includes 16 interceptions thrown by their quarterbacks and 13 lost fumbles. Last season, when they won the NFC East title, the Redskins committed only 14 turnovers, including eight interceptions and six lost fumbles.Read full article >>
The quarterback change gave a bit of a change in story lines, but the results were the same this past Sunday as the Redskins suffered their sixth straight loss.
Mike Shanahan’s future remains uncertain, and possibly rather bleak. But the drama has died down a little bit.Read full article >>
Yes, there is much to bemoan about the state of the Redskins. Yes, the rival Cowboys -- while also resembling a smoking pile of burning diapers at times -- could still win a division title.
Still, I just listened to 20 minutes of Jerry Jones talking about his team on Dallas’s 105.3 The Fan, and that made Washington’s situation feel a tiny bit better.Read full article >>