Found June 02, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Washington QB RG3 is hard at work trying to turn the Redskins into a playoff team in 2012."][/caption] It is now year three of the Mike Shanahan experience in Washington and after posting an 11-21 record in his first two season, the former Super Bowl winning coach must be hoping his third year in the Nation's Capital will be the charm, as his time to rebuild the team into a contender is running out. The Redskins were doomed in the first two seasons with Shanny at the helm because the quarterback situation has been terrible. First the Donovan McNabb experiment was an utter failure and last year the team essentially waived the white flag before the season started when it decided to go with John Beck and Rex Grossman at quarterback. Yet, the Redskins are hoping they have finally turned the corner. The roster is solid and is finally starting to get some depth to it. More importantly though, Shanahan believes he finally has the franchise quarterback needed to seriously contend in the NFC East, as the team traded away four premium draft picks to the Rams to acquire Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor with the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. RG3, as he is affectionately known, should come in and add an explosive element to the offense right away. The Redskins have worked hard to add weapons around him and for the most part have succeeded. The team has a group of solid running backs, highlighted by second-year player Roy Helu. Washington also made waves in free agency by giving big money contracts to wide receivers Pierre Garcon of the Colts and Josh Morgan of the 49ers, in order to give RG3 some deep threats at wide receiver in order to best utilize his ability to stretch the field in the passing game. The Redskins are also building a solid core group of players on defense led by Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, two very good pass rushers. The defense also boasts Pro Bowl linebacker London Fletcher, as well as Barry Cofield inside at nose tackle and DeAngelo Hall at cornerback. Overall, the Redskins appear to be finally headed in the right direction but whether or not that manifests itself as far as an increased win total in 2012 remains to be seen. Here is a projection of what we believe the Redskins final 53-man roster will look like: QB (3): Robert Griffin III, Rex Grossman, Kirk Cousins. RB/FB (5): Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Tim Hightower, Alfred Morris, Darrel Young. WR (6): Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks. TE (3): Fred Davis, Chris Cooley, Logan Paulsen. OL (9): Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Jammal Brown, Josh LeRibeus, Erik Cook, James Lee, Adam Gettis. DL (6): Jarvis Jenkins, Barry Coefield, Stephen Bowen, Adam Carriker, Chris Neild, Kedric Golston. LB (9): Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Markus White, Lorenzo Alexander, Jonathan Goff, Rob Jackson, Keenan Robinson. DB (9): DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson, Cedric Griffin, Morgan Trent, Madieau Williams, Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes. ST (3): Sav Rocca, Graham Gano, Nick Sundberg.    

RG3 earns new nickname from teammates

Robert Griffin III is impressing his teammates in workouts and has earned a new nickname. Will he be able to live up to the billing?

Could Santana Moss start for Redskins?

When the Redskins signed Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan this offseason, it looked like it could be the end for Santana Moss in Washington. Moss, 33, had clearly seen better days and the Redskins had 2 receivers coming in as free agents, as well as a promising young receiver in Leonard Hankerson. The Redskins instead cut Jabar Gaffney, which gave Moss some more roster security. However...

Washington Redskins 53-man Roster Projection

Washington QB RG3 is hard at work trying to turn the Redskins into a playoff team in 2012. It is now year three of the Mike Shanahan experience in Washington and after posting an 11-21 record in his first two season, the former Super Bowl winning coach must be hoping his third year in the Nation’s Capital will be the charm, as his time to rebuild the team into a contender...

Suspended Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams raves about RG3

Suspended Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams raved about quarterback Robert Griffin III during an interview yesterday on the Sports Fix. The 2011 Heisman Trophy award winner, who the Skins nabbed out of Baylor University with the second choice in … Continue reading →

Redskins cut Leigh Torrence, add Morgan Trent

Hot News for CB Leigh Torrence

RG3 and Brandon Weeden impress onlookers with big arms

With OTAs, everyone can look good playing in shorts without real pressure. But coaches and journalists can now see these guys in person and on the practice field, and the early reports are enthusiastic when it comes to Robert Griffin III. The power is so great the Washington Redskins don’t describe their prodigy’s throwing as a verb but rather a noun. “The Arm,” they say...

Mom, I want a RG3 action figure doll for Christmas

Just in time for the Christmas holiday season, McFarlane Toys will introduce the Robert Griffin III action figure doll in the upcoming McFarlane NFL SportsPick debut. From McFarlane's press release: ”Baylor QB Robert Griffin III was awarded this year’s Heisman Trophy and became the first Quarterback drafted from the University since 1987 (Drafted #2 overall). His rare combination...

NFL Player Says He Can Beat Henry In Arm Wrestling

Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker was asked during his wrestling radio show 4th & Pain whether he could beat Mark Henry in an arm wrestling contest. “Me,” he says when asked who would reign supreme. “I mean, Mark Henry has claimed to be the World’s Strongest Man for like two decades now. Is he really the World’s Strongest Man still or is that just some...

Robert Griffin III being referred to as “The Arm”

Losing out on the RG3 sweepstakes was enough of a smack to the face for Browns fans.  But now he is working out with the ‘Skins and reports of his performance are pretty good, it could hit home just a little bit more. 1 If glowing reports weren’t enough, there’s this little anecdote coming out of Washington during OTAs. Per Carpenter, members of the Redskins’ organization...

Past NFL Greats: Albert ‘Turk’ Edwards

The Washington Redskins are known for their massive offensive lineman, a mystique that goes back to the days of the Hogs of the 1980′s on up to some of the ones of recent years. The first big offensive lineman to play for the Redskins went on to become a Hall Of Famer and was known

What must Robert Griffin III do to be a rookie sensation for the Redskins?

In the eyes of Washington Redskins fans, Robert Griffin III just has to be better than Rex Grossman. Player TDs   Ints   Comp%   Y/A   Record Grossman 16 20 57.9 6.9 5-8 Grossman's 2011 performance is a low threshold. Reckless Rexy's yards-per-attempt was a shade under the 7.0 YPA considered the professional standard. Grossman finished the...
NFL Forum Discussions
Can't wait SPLASH MESSAGE! 2 days!
4 replies, 1 day ago
1st win 2013!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you kinmosa and watamote!
4 replies, 1 day ago
Rodgers out 3-6 weeks?
4 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you Vikes!
4 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you 5 years!!!!!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Home Sweet Home!
2 replies, 1 day ago
NFL on NHK next week
2 replies, 1 day ago
Pro Bowl draft
2 replies, 1 day ago
We are NFC EAST Champion!!!!!!!!!!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.