Found August 23, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
It must be really, really tough to be a retired athlete. I mean, one day you’re on top of the world, making millions of dollars, with tens of thousands of fans cheering for you. Your off days are spent watching tape of sports; your nights are spent partying around town and living the life.  And on weekends, or in the offseason? Party boat time.  But once those days are over, it’s gotta be tough to fill your time. That’s why Fred Smoot has apparently decided to take up professional tailgating with Redskins fans.  Smoot, who recently held an “ask me anything” Q&A session on Reddit that included plenty of Love Boat references, is now openly asking for invitations to fan tailgates around Redskins games this season. This can only end poorly. Let’s be honest – if not for the Love Boat scandal, Smoot’s career would’ve been pretty nondescript. Nine seasons, 385 tackles, 21 INTs. Not terrible, but certainly not headed for Canton anytime soon either.  Unless there’s a damned big lake out there somewhere.  So maybe professional tailgater Fred Smoot can extend his 15 minutes for a few more seasons.  Maybe he’ll play some parking lot pickup football, drink some beers, [...]

John Madden: read option will be attacked in 2013

Former broadcaster and Hall of Fame coach John Madden agrees with the many NFL coaches licking their chops at going after last years' flavor of the season, the 'read option' that took the league by storm.

Redskins lose Richard Crawford for the season

The Washington Redskins lost cornerback Richard Crawford for the season after he suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s preseason game against the Bills. Crawford tore his LCL and possibly his ACL. Mike Shanahan made the announcement that team trainers determined that Crawford had torn his LCL and a possible his ACL while returning a punt late in the first quarter. Crawford...

RG3 practiced at full speed against the Redskins starting defense

  According to The Washington Times,  Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practice at full speed against the first-team defense for the first time since tearing up his knee last season. “I’m getting the team reps, and that’s what I wanted,” Griffin said. “That’s what the team needs me to be out there doing, and we feel good.” RG3 says Dr. James Andrews likes the...

5 Good Reasons The Washington Redskins Will Miss The Playoffs

First, a couple of disclaimers.I am not a fan of the Washington Redskins.  My good friend, Drew, is a diehard.  He has season tickets, despite living in southeast Tennessee, and everything about him is Redskins colors, including his car and desk at work.  So, I have a decent working knowledge of what’s going on in the Redskins’ camp, even if I don’t read the reports daily...

The Redskins defense looks pretty scary on paper, could be a huge fantasy steal

Every year there is a defense that shines in Fantasy football and helps lift a fantasy squad get into the playoffs.  This year, the Washington Redskins look pretty amazing on paper, I think it could be a top 10 defense on paper, regardless of playing in the NFC East. When you look at the defensive […]

Washington Redskins: Projected 53 man roster Part III

photo credit: Game 3 has come and gone. There were some players who gained ground and those that lost it due to performance and/or injuries. With some key starters not playing due to minor injuries, the back ups got their best chances to shine in the so called dress rehearsal for the regular season. Here is my updated 53 man roster. OFFENSE: QB: Robert Griffin...

Redskins' Fletcher: hits cause him to 'see stars'

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he gets a ''bell-ringing'' about a couple of times a game. Fletcher said Thursday he doesn't classify the hits as concussions. He says: ''You'll see stars for a second, and then you're back to normal in two, three seconds, whatever the case may be. That's just the way the game is.''...

RGIII fined $10,000 for T-shirt

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing unauthorized apparel, a T-shirt with ''Operation Patience'' on it. Griffin, recovering from a knee injury and yet to play in the preseason, wore the shirt on the field before Washington's exhibition game Monday night against Pittsburgh. NFL spokesman Randall Liu confirmed the...

Redskins’ RG3 fined $10,000 for apparel violation

Robert Griffin III was fined $10,000 by the NFL for an apparent “apparel violation” earlier today. Griffin received the fine after wearing a t-shirt that said “Operation Patience” on it during warm ups before the Redskins’ game against the Steelers at FedEx Field. RG3 created “Operation Patience” to voice his feelings regarding his time away from playing during his...

Five things to know from Bills-Redskins

All the Washington Redskins' angst over Robert Griffin III's knee suddenly seems like a mere trifle, at least when compared the quarterback problems faced by rookie head coach Doug Marrone and his Buffalo Bills. Griffin again moved well on his surgically repaired right knee in the warmups before Saturday's 30-7 win over the Buffalo Bills. And in case Griffin doesn'...

Kyle Shanahan says RG3′s mechanics are fine

ESPN’s Ron Jaworski expressed some concerned over Robert Griffin III’s throwing mechanics. Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan doesn’t see what Jaws saw. “I’m pretty impressed with how Robert throws the ball,” Shanahan said Thursday, via the Washington Post. “I think he’s pretty good at it. I think he has pretty good technique, too. It’s all about keeping...

Mike Shanahan: ‘Anything short of a Super Bowl is failure’

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has set the bar on the upcoming season; Super Bowl or bust. During a recent press conference, Shanahan told reporters that Redskins’ players have “set the expectations: anything short of a Super Bowl is failure.” Shanahan on #Redskins players: "They have set the expectations: anything short of a Super Bowl is a failure."...
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