Found June 25, 2012 on Football Nation:
For the past decade, a theme for the Washington Redskins heading into training camp has been, well, questions. Usually, it's been who's coaching the team this year, which under-talented QB is leading the team, or who can actually make a big play when the chips are down? This year, however, there is stability at the coaching positions. HC Mike Shanahan returns for his third year in Washington, along with coordinators Kyle Shanahan and Jim Haslett. The defense made improvements last season along the front-7, and leadership concerns on the offensive side vanished when the 'Skins drafted wunderkind, Robert Griffin III.  The Redskins still have a long way to go to build a competitive team in an unforgiving NFC East, but the foundation is there. Here are some storylines to track as training camp kicks off in Ashburn, VA. 1. Who will be the starting running back? And will it even matter? Coach Shanahan's history tells us that it's only a matter of time before the ol...

Robert Griffin III calls busted blackmailer a “vulture.”

Yesterday in our NFL Daily Digest, we discussed the unfortunate situation that landed at the doorstep of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. To read this feature please click the link below.

Redskins may opt to start Tim Hightower at running back

Getty Images According to, the Washington Redskins might be in favor of going with Tim Hightower as their starting running back going into the season. The Redskins may be concerned about Roy Helu’s durability, even though Hightower himself couldn’t stay healthy in 2011 after suffering a torn ACL in the middle of the season. It also doesn’t look like the...

Exclusive details about the extortion plot against Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

Pro Football Talk has the general outline of what happened when Richard Hurd was arrested for an extortion plot against Redskins Robert Griffin III. Here are those details and then I will flesh out there story a bit for you. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it was ultimately nothing illegal or scandalous or problematic in any way for Griffin, if the supposedly derogatory...

Former Baylor basketball player arrested for attempting to extort Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III has yet to take a snap in the NFL, but he’s already dealing with NFL problems. According to KWTX, former Baylor basketball player Richard Khamir Hurd was arrested in Waco on Friday for attempting to extort former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Khamir is currently being held in the McLennan County Jail awaiting his initial appearance in federal magistrate’s...

Feds: Redskins QB Griffin target of extortion

A former Baylor basketball player is facing federal extortion charges for allegedly threatening to release ''derogatory information'' about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Richard Khamir Hurd's bond was set at $25,000 after his first appearance Monday in federal court in Waco, Texas. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that...

The Redskins and the 53 man roster

This offseason, I've reviewed a number of the Redskins transactions and have offered my opinion on them, concluding that I didn't really understand where the Redskins chose to invest the majority of their resources.  It's clear that the Royals put the vast majority of their resources into their passing game.  They identified their three biggest passing weaknesses as...

RG3: 'There's vultures out there'

Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III said the arrest of a former Baylor basketball player for allegedly trying to extort money from the Heisman Trophy winner is a good lesson for NFL rookies. ''There's vultures out there, people looking to climb on top of all your money,'' Griffin said Tuesday, taking a break from teaching football skills to kids during...

Does Kim Khardashian have the hots for Robert Griffin III?

Well here's a minor tempest worthy of a slow Sunday afternoon. Kim Khardashian asked a lot of predatory questions about Washington Redskins quarterback draftee Robert Griffin III.TV  producer Jack Burditt told the story on the Rich Eisen Podcast on the NFL Network.Khardashian's celebrity radar spied Griffin III on Draft Day at an airing of 30 Rock and picked up that he...

Fantasy Football Preview 2012: RG III

Welcome to Fantasy Football Preview 2012.  Each week I will evaluate individual players, strategies, and philosophy leading up to your 2012 Fantasy Football League Draft.  And no, it is never too soon to talk Fantasy Football - mainly because it is summer time in Phoenix and I would melt if I stepped outside.  Standard scoring league formats only.  Subscribe via email ...

Bruce Allen Does Monday Morning Quarterback

Bruce Allen will be guest-writing Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback one week while King is on vacation. No, not me, the “other” Bruce Allen, who happens to be the GM of the Washington Redskins*. But if I did a MMQB column, part of it would probably look like this: 10 Things I Think I Think. 1) I think the Bill Belichick factor is overlooked in the coverage comparison...
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