Redskins Are No Better With Brandon Meriweather

Are the Redskins better off with Brandon Meriweather than Bacarri Rambo at safety? If Sunday’s game was any indication, the answer may be no. Meriweather was the culprit on all four of the Philadelphia Eagles touchdowns in the Redskins 37-34 loss. From Chris Polk’s 102-yard kickoff return for touchdown to Jeremy Maclin’s go-ahead touchdown, Meriweather has been a liability...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Haslett on Bacarri Rambo: ‘We gave him every opportunity’

The Washington Redskins enter Week 3 with the No. 1 defense in the NFL. The Redskins have allowed 234.5 yards per game, including just 164.5 yards against the pass. That’s a number that could be lower if not for a 76-yard touchdown pass from Houston’s Ryan Fitzpatrick to DeAndre Hopkins or 63-yard touchdown from Jacksonville’s Chad Henne to Marcedes Lewis — both of which...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Meriweather Returns From Suspension, Vows To Clean Up Tackling

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has made a name for himself over the past seven seasons by making big hits and playing aggressively. Meriweather’s physical style of play cost him in the preseason this year after an illegal hit to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith warranted a two game suspension. The hit was Meriweather’s sixth dangerous hit of his career...
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bacarri Rambo’s days may be numbered

For the second straight week the Redskins gave up a huge pass for a touchdown. And for the second straight week the blunt of the blame is on safety Bacarri Rambo. DeAngelo Hall slipped on the play, but Rambo was late to pick up Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis. Rambo was caught looking at quarterback Chad Henne’s eyes. When he picked up the fact that Lewis had broken free from...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive players asking defensive players to aim high?

Jim Racalto Since the NFL started cracking down on defenses in an attempt to eradicate the concussion problems that have plagued the NFL, tackling has turned into nuclear physics for defenders. The rules say you can’t hit high, which has forced tacklers to go low more and more. Offensive players worry about career ending knee-injuries every time […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL upholds Brandon Meriweather’s two-game suspension

The NFL has upheld Brandon Meriweather’s two-game suspension, as expected. Brandon Meriweather’s 2-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Ted Cottrell. Cottrell is jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA — Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) August 30, 2014 As a result, Meriweather will unavailable in Week 1 at Houston and Week 2 vs. Jacksonville. The Redskins will hope to gain a roster...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL’s Troy Vincent explains Meriweather’s suspension

Appearing on the NFL Network, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent explained the reasoning behind the two-game suspension that was handed down to Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. “Brandon has been someone that has been in this particular case, situation multiple times,” Vincent said. “We’ve just cited the four or five most recent...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Why was Redskins Meriweather suspended for 2 games when Suh has more penalties?

I am lost at words today, because Brandon Meriweather has been suspended for two games.  I understand that this is his 6th time being fined for unnecessary roughness, but how can we suspend him for 2 games when Ndamukong Suh has been penalized 7 times?  ProFootballTalk    @ProFootballTalk  Sixth violation of unnecessary roughness rules triggers two-game suspension […] The...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Meriweather Will Appeal Two-Game Suspension

Brandon Meriweather Will Appeal Two-Game Suspension Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal his two game suspension for a hit on Torrie Smith in last Saturday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens according to coach Jay Gruden. The Redskins safety is hoping to have his suspension reduced. Gruden said Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension [...]
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith doesn’t think Brandon Meriweather should have been suspended

Since Monday’s announcement of Brandon Meriweather’s suspension, there has been a growing debate on if the punishment was just. For one day the Redskins quarterback controversy took a backseat. Teammates have adamantly come out to show their support, believing the hit was legal. Meanwhile, others disagree, including one angry sportswriter. But how about the guy who was on the...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins long-snapper references Ray Rice in his defense of Brandon Meriweather

Brandon Meriweather will miss the first two games of this season after delivering a hit that was very Brandon Meriweather, this time with Torrey Smith the target. The NFL has made life pretty difficult for the Meriweathers of the league who have only one setting, and it’s “KILL KILL KILL”. I suppose that’s the goal, but changing how you play — and have always played, and...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Reaction to Brandon Meriweather’s suspension

Everybody knows that Brandon Meriweather has a knack for illegal hits, but this is getting pretty ridiculous now. Meriweather was suspended yesterday for an “illegal hit” on Torrey Smith, which could have only been avoided if Meriweather simply didn’t tackle the receiver, but, unfortunately, that’s his job. While some of his past hits may have been uncalled for, this wasn’t...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Brandon Meriweather a victim of his past or bad technique?

There has been a lot of debate on whether Brandon Meriweather’s hit on Torrey Smith was legal or not. Here is a slowed down look at the hit and you be the judge? via CJZero It appears Meriweather hits Smith on the shoulders. But, the rule of a defenseless receiver goes beyond the point of impact, as explained in the statement by the NFL: On the play in question, Meriweather delivered...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Hall, sportswriter squabble on Twitter over Meriweather’s suspension

The Washington Redskins were none too please as an organization about the two-game suspension to safety Brandon Meriweather for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. Following the NFL’s announcement of the suspension, some of the Redskins players took to Twitter to voice their frustration. Leading the way was cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who carried...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Fails to Send Message in Suspension of Brandon Meriweather

As much as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would like us to believe that his primary goal has been to protect the shield during his tenure, the executive hasn’t necessarily taken many necessary steps to protect that shield.  The latest suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for just two games following his most recent incident is a prime example of this. The...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Headhunter Brandon Meriweather at it again, Enough is Enough?

Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesRedskins Safety and former Patriots first round pick Brandon Meriweather has been suspended yet again for you got it, a helmet to helmet hit.This is the 6th time 5 seasons that Meriweather has been suspended by the league, and the third time since he landed in Washington back in 2012. He's earned a reputation around the league as being one of the dirtiest...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Meriweather suspended for two games following hit

Brandon Meriweather again earned a suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit. On Monday the NFL suspended the safety of the Washington Redskins after he delivered an illegal hit to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during Saturday’s preseason loss. Last season Meriweather was suspended for two games for illegal hits against the Chicago Bears and wide receiver Brandon Marshall...
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Meriweather Suspended two Games

Brandon Meriweather Suspended two Games Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for his sixth violation of unnecessary roughness rules relating to hits to defenseless players and impermissible use of the helmet. In the second quarter of Saturday’s game against the Ravens, Meriweather [...]
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL suspends Brandon Meriweather for helmet-to-helmet hit

The National Football League has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for two games of the regular season, stemming from helmet-to-helmet hit during Saturday’s game vs. Baltimore. Redskins S Brandon Meriweather suspended 1st 2 games of regular season for 6th violation of player safety rules — Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) August 25, 2014 The hit in question came...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Brandon Meriweather Suspended First 2-Games Of Season

Here’s hoping DeAngelo Hall has his check book available, because he’s going to need it.  The NFL has suspended Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two-games of the regular season for his sixth violation of the player safety rules. NFL announces 2-game suspension of S Brandon Meriweather. He will have appeal rights. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Meriweather suspended for illegal hit...again

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended two games for an illegal hit on Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. @RavensInsider: Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather suspended two games for illegal hit on Torrey Smith, NFL announces This is not Meriweather’s first time getting in trouble for a hit, but the NFL had the harder hit. […] The post Redskins safety...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins S Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games, 6th Career Suspension

  The NFL has suspended Redskins S Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the 2014 regular season following a hit on Ravens WR Torrey Smith, per Randall Liu. This is the sixth suspension of Meriweather’s career. Brian McIntyre notes that if Meriweather’s suspension stands, it would cost him $100,588. Meriweather will not be permitted to attend press conferences...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Brandon Meriweather be suspended for helmet-to-helmet hit?

Brandon Meriweather is no stranger to controversial hits. After sending Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce out the game for concussion tests with a solid hit, the Washington Redskins safety hit Ravens’ wide receiver Torrey Smith with a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit during Saturday’s preseason game. Meriweather was flagged 15 yards for the hit. Meriweather wasn’t pleased...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins DB Brandon Meriweather Needs to Quit Leading With His Head

Teams need to have guys with motors that never stop; guys like Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. Like all good safeties he's capable of coming up and defending against he run just as much as dropping in to coverage. Should opportunity arise for him to put a lick on someone he most definitely will.He did Saturday night, but he ended up hurting the team (and his bank...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins DBs Pay Tribute To Michael Brown (Photo)

Washington Redskins’ defensive backs paid respect to Michael Brown. The Washington Redskins paid their respects to Michael Brown before their preseason Monday Night game against the Cleveland Browns. ‘Skins safety Brandon Meriweather said that the team’s defensive backs decided as a group to to the tribute. “We just wanted everyone to know that we support Michael and acknowledge...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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