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Robert Griffin III
One year ago, the first NFL playoff game with rookie quarterbacks starting for both teams was staged.
The second such matchup figures to be much more highly anticipated.
Led by Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins will host a postseason contest for the first time in 13 years when they take on Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
When Cincinnati's Andy Dalton and Houston's T.J. Yates met last season, it was the first time two rookie starting quarterbacks faced off.
Sunday's matchup features record-setting rookies who have electrified their respective cities. The Redskins (10-6) have won seven straight since Griffin was named a team captain to capture the NFC East title, while the Seahawks (11-5) have won five in a row to earn a wild-card spot.
Griffin's 102.4 passer rating is the highest ever by a rookie and the third-best in the NFL this year. He threw 20 touchdowns to five interceptions and set a rookie record for rushing yards by a quarter...
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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...
According to Brian Tinsman of Redskins.com, cornerback Josh Wilson is ready to ‘ball’ this weekend, against the team that drafted him in 2007.“We just went out there and balled,” he said in the locker room after Sunday’s game. “We’ve been playing like this for the last seven weeks. We knew we had to win eleven in a row to be able to accomplish our goal and we’re doing...
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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...
The NFL playoffs have finally arrived and only a few short weeks remain until we can crown a world champion. For now we have wild card weekend to look forward to, and the most enticing game for fans whose team didn’t make the big dance, is Sundays matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. Both teams sport shining rookie quarterbacks, top of the league running...
Happy New Year 12′s!
So, you woke up yesterday morning a little worse for the wear after overindulging in the New Year’s celebrations with too much Red Hook ESB drained from your giant novelty Seahawks tumbler glass, while drunkenly bragging of once seeing Russell Wilson hanging out at Red Mill burger on North 67th.
It’s the holidays and everyone’s in the mood...
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...
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...
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.