Found January 03, 2013 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
QB: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins: If RGIII ran for mayor of DC tomorrow he would win, in a landslide. The Heisman trophy winner lived up to the hype, playing like a seasoned veteran throughout the season and leading the Redskins to an NFC East championship. Griffin will be competing with fellow quarterback Andrew Luck for rookie of the year honors. If RGIII can stay healthy, Washington will be a Super Bowl threat for years to come.
RB: Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins: When Washington traded Donovan McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round pick, they probably did not expect to get a franchise running back. But that is exactly what they got, with Morris breaking the Redskins single season rushing record in his rookie season. Although not highly wanted out of Florida Atlantic, Morris is making NFL GMs kick themselves for passing up on him… 5 times.
WR: TY Hilton, Indianapolis Colts: Hilton’s development throughout the season is one of the main reasons Andrew Luck set the rookie record for most passing yards. Hilton finished third on the team in receptions, second in reception yards, first in yards per catch, and firstin touchdowns. The speedy 5’9 receiver out of Florida International had trouble catching the ball at the beginning of the year, and many analysts wrote him off for his size and bad hands. Now, the third-rounder is looking like he should have been taken a little bit earlier.
TE: Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts: Allen was the best rookie tight end all year, and he is one of the numerous young players that helped the Colts make the playoffs this season. Allen saw his targets continue to raise throughout the season, and don’t be surprised if he and Andrew Luck develop a Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski type relationship.
Def: Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers: Kuechly had one of the best rookie seasons for a defender in recent memory. He led the entire NFL in total tackles with 164, which is 15 more tackles than the next closest man on the list. Although the Panthers had a down year, they have young studs on both sides of the ball, and should be able to add another key piece in this year’s draft. Look for Kuechly to only get better as he gains more experience.
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Robert Griffin III is trying to loosen up his head coach Mike Shanahan as the two prepare for Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. During Shanahan’s press conference Wednesday, RG3 posed as a reporter in the crowd and asked Shanny a question. Shanahan started to answer before realizing it was Griffin. ”You got me by surprise there,” Shanahan...
The Washington Redskins are feeling good after making it into the playoffs last week, and on Wednesday Robert Griffin III decided to give his coach the business. During a Mike Shanahan press conference on Wednesday, RG3 slipped into the crowd of reporters and was able to pepper his unsuspecting coach with a quick question.
“Coach, we just wanted to know, what did...
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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan began what he thought was a normal press conference on Wednesday when he was caught off guard by a familiar, yet unfamiliar, voice. The voice was familiar in that it is one the coach hears every day. It was unfamiliar in that it was the first time Shanahan had fielded a question from that voice while...
Robert Griffin III helped the Washington Redskins win the NFC East for the first time since 1999 this year with his dynamic play at the quarterback position. Griffin led the league as a rookie in both pass yards per attempt (8.14, only player over 8) and rush yards per attempt (6.8, Adrian Peterson & C.J. Spiller were the only other players with at least 6 yards per attempt at...
While Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III
expects to continue wearing his protective knee brace into the playoffs, he
said his sprained lateral collateral ligament feels “better every day, every
week,” according to Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post.
“It’s getting pretty close to just being mostly the brace,”
Griffin said. “But the doctors aren’t...
If allowed to perform in a spread offense, legendary college coach Urban Meyer expressed confidence that useless New York Jets employee Tim Tebow could thrive under center in the NFL like Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Cam … Continue reading →
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hung around after his press conference Wednesday to prank head coach Mike Shanahan as he posed as a member of the media.
Griffin asked Shanahan, "What did you do for New Year’s?”.
Shanahan began to answer before quickly realizing it was Griffin.
"You got me by surprise there,'' Shanahan said, laughing...
It won’t be an easy offseason for Tony Romo after losing the sixth elimination game of his career. But Robert Griffin III tried to ease the pain for the Cowboys’ quarterback after the Redskins knocked Romo out of playoff contention.
Griffin headed straight for Romo after Sunday night’s game, and told him to ignore his detractors.
“Hey Tony. I just wanted to say to you, don’t...
In the NFC Division Wildcard, you must account for the Seattle Seahawks’ MEAT.
I know it’s not the flashiest thing to talk about. I will concede that it’s easier to talk about Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson (because we all know flashy quarterbacks win playoff games1). Hell, ESPN has virtually made it a quarterback combine competition. At this point I’m surprised that...
As every NFL fan knows, the 2012-13 regular season is over. For fans of the 20 teams who missed the playoffs, they are in mourning I am sure. Of course, being a fan of the game, I miss it also.
After Sunday night’s Redskins – Cowboys NFC East title game, Robert Griffin III told Tony Romo not to listen to all the negative comments and that he’s not a good quarterback.Showtime’s Inside the NFL will air audio live on their show tonight.. @rgiii wired for sound to Romo – “Don’t listen to what anybody else is saying about you. You’re a great quarterback, man...
IRVING, Texas — An elusive player like Robert Griffin III or Vince Young or the like usually leads to really good conversion rates on third down, and for the Texas A&M Aggies, that’s just what they’ve got in signal caller Johnny Manziel.