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July 26, 2012
Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III generated excitement among the veterans at the opening of Redskins camp on Thursday.  Only six current players made the playoffs with Washington and only two have won a postseason game for the franchise. The team was just 11-21 during coach Mike Shanahan's first two seasons. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner landed in Washington in a trade that sent three first-round picks and a second-round selection to St. Louis. Shanahan named him the starter before the veterans reported in May, and the old-timers seem pleased to have the 22-year-old Griffin at the helm.
SPORTS
August 5, 2011
Washington's two new defensive lineman know what's it's like to beat up on the Redskins. Barry Cofield and Stepen Bowen were a combined 15-5 against the Redskins during their previous five seasons in the NFC East. Now Washington hopes the two have that same type of success for it. But after signing lucrative contracts last week that included guarantees of $25 million, nose tackle Cofield and right end Bowen now comprise two-thirds of the front of Washington's 3-4 defense - which allowed an NFC-high 389.3 yards per game last season.
SPORTS
April 27, 2012
The Washington Redskins have selected guard Josh LeRibeus of SMU in the third round of the NFL draft. LeRibeus was chosen with the No. 71 overall pick Friday. The Redskins originally held the 69th selection, but they moved down two spots and picked up a seventh-round choice in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. LeRibeus is the second player taken by the Redskins in the draft. They chose quarterback Robert Griffin III in the first round on Thursday. Washington didn't have a selection in the second round, having traded that pick to the St. Louis Rams in the deal that allowed them to move into position to take Griffin.
SPORTS
September 23, 2012
On the first play of the game, quarterback Andy Dalton lined up wide right, rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu took the shotgun snap, and A.J. Green darted downfield to haul in a 73-yard touchdown pass. "It's tough overthrowing that man," Sanu said. "I just put it where he could go get it. " The Washington Redskins fans came to see some razzle-dazzle in Robert Griffin III's home debut. They saw Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals do it better. Sanu-to-Green was just the opening statement in a game full of innovative plays, fancy moves and mood swings.
SPORTS
April 28, 2012
The Washington Redskins were serenading the arrival of Robert Griffin III at a draft-day party at FedEx Field when they surprised the football world by drafting another quarterback. However, coach Mike Shanahan quickly deflected talk of a possible quarterback controversy, saying Michigan State's Kirk Cousins was taken in the fourth round on Saturday as a long-term insurance policy. “Any time you get a quarterback like Robert in the second pick of a draft . he's your franchise quarterback,” Shanahan said.
SPORTS
November 22, 2012
Robert Griffin III raised his fists, took a knee for a quick prayer, jumped up and pointed to the sky. That's the routine on touchdown passes for the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor, and he got to do it four times in his impressive return to Texas. Griffin threw for 311 yards and Washington built a huge halftime lead against Dallas before holding on for a 38-31 victory that conjured memories for some of a rally that helped make Cowboys vs. Redskins on Thanksgiving famous. “He's kind of like 'Cool Hand Luke,”' Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.
NEWS
November 24, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Washington-Baltimore game on Dec. 7 in Baltimore has been moved from 1 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and will be televised by NBC as part of the NFL's flexible scheduling. It will replace New England at Seattle, which now will be played at 4:05 p.m. It's the first switch of a game from afternoon to prime time this season. The Redskins-Ravens game is between two teams in the playoff race with 7-4 records. While the Patriots, also 7-4, remain in contention, Seattle (2-9)
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by MARK KELLER | December 28, 2003
Is the Fun 'n' Gun done in Washington? It's not looking good for Steve Spurrier right now as the Redskins sputter to the finish line in yet another losing season. I knew the Redskins had been bad for a while, but I didn't realize how bad. This season marks the 10th year in the last 11 that the Deadskins have missed the postseason. It's probably no coincidence that when coach Joe Gibbs left town in 1992, the team's consistency went with him. There's plenty of blame to go around for the Redskins' problems.
NEWS
September 13, 2010
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Put Donovan McNabb in a different uniform, and he finally finds a way to beat the Dallas Cowboys. OK, it helps when his defense scores a huge momentum touchdown at the end of the first half -- and then hangs on to withstand a final, furious threat at the end of the second half, surviving only when Dallas' 12th penalty of the game negates what appeared to be the winning score. DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 32 yards for Washington's only touchdown, and McNabb completed 15 of 32 passes for 171 yards in his Redskins debut Sunday night in a season-opening, when-do-we-exhale 13-7 win over the Cowboys.
NEWS
By Mel Reisner | December 11, 2005
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Washington Redskins need to win out to have a realistic shot at the playoffs. The Arizona Cardinals need to win out to avoid a losing season. A month ago, the Redskins (6-6) appeared headed for the postseason. The Cardinals (4-8) went to training camp as a favorite of many to win the NFC West, something that seems ludicrous in retrospect. Both teams have strong defenses and offenses led by seasoned quarterbacks. But that's where the similarities end in this reunion of former NFC East rivals - the Redskins can control the pace of a game by running the ball, and the Cardinals can't.
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SPORTS
September 8, 2013
On Monday night, Robert Griffin III will perform his usual pregame rituals. He'll listen to the Michael Jackson song “Thriller.” He'll take a stroll on the turf, from end zone to end zone. “I am not very superstitious,” Griffin said. “But I do walk around the field one time before every game to kind of mark my territory, saying, 'Within these lines, you control what happens.”' The last time he played, much of that control slipped away. He reinjured his right knee twice and became a diminished version of his record-breaking self.
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SPORTS
September 5, 2013
If the Philadelphia Eagles want to run the Washington Redskins ragged, DeAngelo Hall says it won't work. “We're in great shape,” the Redskins cornerback said, “so if they want to try to put their condition against ours, I feel like we'll win that battle every day of the week.” That's not to say Hall is expecting an easy night's work when the Redskins host the Eagles on Monday. The game marks the NFL coaching debut of Chip Kelly, who has brought to Philadelphia the same run-as-many-plays-as-possible philosophy that worked so well at the University of Oregon.
SPORTS
August 31, 2013
RG3, plus three more. The Washington Redskins are keeping four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. Pat White, who this year returned to the NFL after a detour through baseball, made the cut Saturday when the team trimmed its roster at the league's deadline. He joins Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Rex Grossman as the QBs for the reigning NFC East champions. In training camp, White looked like a rusty quarterback who hasn't played in the NFL since 2009, the year he was a second-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins.
SPORTS
August 30, 2013
So much for perfect harmony. Even on a night when the news is good, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan can't sing the same song. Minutes after the Washington Redskins quarterback tweeted to the world that he was “Cleared for Takeoff” in his return from major knee surgery, the coach kept him sitting on the runway for a least a few more days, declining to name Griffin as the Week 1 starter. There is agreement on one very important matter. On Thursday night, when the Redskins were in Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Griffin was cleared to play after being examined yet again by Dr. James Andrews, a remarkable development that comes less than eight months after he repaired Griffin's right knee in January.
SPORTS
August 30, 2013
Robert Griffin III tweeted the good news. It's simply not official yet. The Washington quarterback was cleared Thursday by his surgeon to be under center when the regular season opens for the Redskins on Sept. 9. However, coach Mike Shanahan hedged after a preseason-ending 30-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "There's a couple of concerns that he has," Shanahan said to reporters. "I'll talk to Robert over the weekend, and I'll let you guys know on Monday. " The Redskins did not make Griffin available to answers questions.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013
The Washington Redskins put together their first unbeaten preseason in 28 years without Robert Griffin III even taking a snap. Griffin then tweeted Thursday night that he will be under center when the regular season opens for Washington on Sept. 9, but coach Mike Shanahan hedged after the 30-12 victory over Tampa Bay. Fourth-stringer Pat White threw for 181 yards, set up a touchdown with a 66-yard completion to Dezmon Briscoe, and also ran for a TD to help the Redskins finish the preseason 4-0. Shanahan rested most of his starters, including Griffin, who worked out at Raymond James Stadium for about 30 minutes before walking off the field with Dr. James Andrews.
SPORTS
August 24, 2013
Kevin Kolb left the game with concussion-like symptoms, leaving the Buffalo Bills with an undrafted rookie as their only healthy quarterback. Even a rookie NFL head coach can figure out what to do next. “I think we'll be looking at bringing some quarterbacks in,” coach Doug Marrone said. That's right. There's a team more quarterback-depleted this preseason than the Washington Redskins, who are making do without Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Third-stringer Rex Grossman threw for 171 yards as the Redskins beat the Bills 30-7 on Saturday.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013
Robert Griffin III's surgeon ended up tending to Griffin's backup. Le'Veon Bell got hurt again. There were 15 penalties and seven turnovers, including a sequence of three giveaways in five plays. What a mess it was when the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-13 Monday night. Good thing the preseason doesn't count, except when it hurts. Kirk Cousins, the insurance policy in case Griffin isn't ready for the Redskins' regular-season opener, sprained his right foot early in the second quarter.
SPORTS
August 16, 2013
Bruce Allen knows well the history of Washington Redskins quarterback controversies. Sonny Jurgensen vs. Billy Kilmer in the '70s. Doug Williams vs. Jay Schroeder in the '80s. Heath Shuler vs. Gus Frerotte in '90s. In 2013, the popular take-sides issue isn't QB vs. QB. It's QB vs. coach. Robert Griffin III vs. Mike Shanahan. And Allen doesn't see this one going anywhere. “I don't see a controversy at all,” Allen said Friday. “I know somehow Billy and Sonny are laughing that we created a quarterback controversy with Robert Griffin.
SPORTS
August 15, 2013
After the last of his 21 snaps in 11-on-11 drills Thursday, Robert Griffin III grabbed a drink and stood next to Kyle Shanahan. The two chatted as practice continued, the Type-A 23-year-old quarterback and the Type-A 33-year-old offensive coordinator - who happens to be the son of Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. “My goal is to try and not to be the middle man,” Kyle Shanahan said. “Middle men mess things up. I'd rather those two communicate to each other.” Nevertheless, he's in the best position to feel the emotions on both sides of the great Redskins training camp debate: the head coach being cautious with a star player returning from major knee surgery vs. the frustrated quarterback and wants to do more.
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