The Redskins Won’t Make You Happy

Here with a guest post for making the closest Week 1 prediction is Mr. Irrelevant reader/commenter Sam Potasznik. Last night, some friends and I got off the Metro, and I was shocked to find myself right outside FedEx Field. The streets were empty, and we tossed a football back and forth to each other in peace. No obnoxious drunks? No mile walk in the freezing rain that soaks through...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III cleared to play, but does it really matter?

Washington Redskins backup quarterback Robert Griffin III has finally been cleared of concussions symptoms by an independent neurologist according to the team’s president Bruce Allen. So, RG3 can now play. But does it really matter? He lost the starting job to former backup Kirk Cousins after a tumultuous preseason campaign. And, interestingly enough, head coach Jay Gruden said...
Via Sportsnaut
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Decision to bench RG3 came down to two key points

Washington’s decision to bench Robert Griffin III came down to a couple of key points, according to a report, neither of which was concussion-related. This report comes by way of Liz Clarke of the Washington Post. In it, she details how general manager Scot McCloughan, owner Daniel Snyder, President Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden came to an accord regarding the decision...
Via Sportsnaut
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins prez: Team won't consider name change for new stadium

RICHMOND, Va. --€” Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen made clear Monday the team would not reconsider whether to change the team's nickname if it became a political barrier to building a new stadium in the nation's capital or elsewhere. The club currently plays at FedEx Field — which opened in Landover, Maryland, in 1997 --€” and has started exploring sites for a...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington won't change name in exchange for new stadium

It’s been something that has cause controversy in the nation’s capital for years. No matter what side you are on, the debate has continued to rage on … Why did Washington’s NFL team leave RFK Stadium? The old facility in the eastern part of the city was home for many of the team’s glory years, including three Super Bowl titles in a ten season period from 1982 to 1991....
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Patriots vs. the NFL over Deflategate leaks to ESPN is fascinating

As the Deflategate story reaches a crescendo, the release of e-mails by the New England Patriots to the National Football League regarding leaks to ESPN shows some interesting behind-the-scenes machinations. At the “Wells Report in Context” site which was created by the Patriots to show their side of the controversial thesis, there’s a section that shows the correspondence...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Jay Gruden may lose job if he can’t fix Robert Griffin III

For a guy who has only been at the helm for one season, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is under a whole lot of pressure. That’s partly just the nature of the beast when you’re in a leadership position for one of the wealthiest and most visible sports franchises in the world. It’s that much worse for Gruden because the Redskins may also be the most dysfunctional...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins ticket holders will be first to know any breaking news

The Washington Redskins hope delivering breaking news will keep season-ticket holders happy until the organization can start winning. The Redskins announced in a letter from team president Bruce Allen to season-ticket holders that they “will be the first to receive in-game player status updates, as well as news of team signings during free agency, trades, draft picks, and other...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Team President Bruce Allen Promises Season Ticket Holders In-Game Injury Updates

The Washington Redskins should be better than they have been the last couple of seasons. They have the pieces they need to be successful, but for one reason or another they have not been able to put it together. Fans are likely hoping that with a healthy roster this season their team can finally return to glory.According to team president Bruce Allen, if the team is not healthy season...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Federal judge orders cancellation of Washington Redskins trademark

  According to a report by ESPN, a federal judge called for the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademark claiming that the name could be offensive to Native Americans.The decision by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee to have the Federal Patent and Trademark Office cancel the trademark confirms a previous finding by the administrative appeal board.   Washington Redskins officials...
Via Sportsnaut
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins officials still eyeing impact players in the market

Al Bello/Getty Images There is something about the off-season in the D.C. area that has a tendency to fuel hope for the Washington Redskins’ football operations. Which is about all that the Redskins have right about now. Word on Capitol Hill has it that there has been a shift – of sorts – in the perspective of the presiding expert panel concerning the immediate fate of Washington’s...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins president firmly in RG3's corner

It's quite simple. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's fifth-year option was picked up because the team brass believes in him. Redskins president Bruce Allen said as much at the team’s inaugural charity golf classic on Monday. “We think Robert is a starting quarterback,” Allen said before the team’s inaugural charity golf classic, per Michael Phillips...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Call Robert Griffin III’s Fifth-Year Option a “No-Brainer”

The Washington Redskins recently picked up quarterback Robert Griffin III’s fifth-year option which will pay him $16.15 million for the 2016 season. If there was any controversy over the decision earlier in this spring, team president Bruce Allen dismissed that notion on Monday. “We think Robert is a starting quarterback: We’ve seen him win; we’ve seen him win big games,”...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Redskins want to sign Hog Heaven to a contract

“Your wait is nearly over,” says the Washington Redskins in an email inviting me to take a survey to find the perfect seats for me. Hog Heaven dropped the family season tickets after 48 years when we got the feeling we were funding management incompetence that made the team impervious to improvement at the top. Five years later, it’s as if the team is saying all is forgiven...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen get D.C radio show canceled?

If you’re Dan Snyder, it’s good to be the boss. If you’re Jason Reid or Chuck Sapienza, maybe not so much. And if you’re Bruce Allen, it’s nice to have the boss on your side. Reid, a former Washington Post sports columnist, was set to debut his new radio show on D.C.’s ESPN 980 Monday morning (March 16). Called “The Man Cave,” Reid and co-host Chris Paul were gearing...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins Hire Bill Callahan as Offensive Line Coach

    View image |     While the Redskins continue to contemplate on who will be their defensive coordinator, the team is reportedly moving quickly to land former Dallas Cowboys offensive line coach Bill Callahan for the same role, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. Skins will be making a play for Bill Callahan. Their OL coach, Chris Foerster...
Via KCM Sports
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins complete the hire of new GM Scot McCloughan

The Washington Redskins have completed the hiring of new General Manager Scot McCloughan.  The front office shakeup may indicate an epic change in the way the Washington Redskins franchise operates, something Redskins Nation has been clamoring and hoping for more than a decade. According to multiple sources, as part of the front office shake up, McCloughan will be given full control...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Washington Redskins hit a home run with Scot McCloughan

Earlier this week, I wrote that Bruce Allen needed to get his priorities straight and hand over his general manager position to someone more capable. Today, Redskins Nation should be more than happy with Allen’s decision. Yesterday, the Redskins hired Scot McCloughan as the team’s new general manager, while Allen will maintain his position as team president. Here’s what you...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins to hire Scot McCloughan to be new General Manager

The Washington Redskins are expected to hire former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers front office executive Scot McCloughan to be their new general manager, replacing Bruce Allen as the top team official in charge of personnel matters. Kevin Sheehan reported McCloughan met with Redskins owner Dan Snyder for six hours today to discuss the front office job in Ashburn. I just...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins big shake up; Bruce Allen promoted, Scott McCloughan in

A week after a disastrous press conference from then Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen, the team is making a change. It will be a 4-year deal for Scot McCloughan and the #Redskins, I’m told. Goes without saying, it’s a huge hire from a personnel standpoint. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2015 So Allen’s out then, right? Not so fast. Scot McCloughan & the...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins reach out to Scot McCloughan for front office position

Washington Redskins’ President and GM Bruce Allen had a pretty poor performance in his season ending press conference.  Although he made no indication of what , if any, changes would be made to his role within the franchise front office structure, he did indicate that both the coaching staff and front office would undergo changes.  Once such change has been reports that the Redskins...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins to Offer A.J. Smith Larger Front Office Role

    View image |     Phase two of the Washington Redskins rebuild is reportedly set to take place. According to an ESPN report, the Redskins are looking to boost A.J. Smith’s role within the organization. Smith had spent the past two seasons as a senior executive for the Redskins.   While Bruce Allen is expected to remain the president...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Which NFL referees are working wild card weekend?

In case you were wondering, here are the NFL referees that will be working this weekend’s games. Ed Hochuli: Arizona at Carolina Hochuli is Saturday’s early game referee , and he led the NFL with a home team winning percentage of .800 in the regular season. Tucson’s practicing lawyer has refereed six contests with the home state team, and they have a 4-2 record. The Cardinals...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen needs to get his priorities straight

Wins have been hard to come by in Washington and so have answers. Bruce Allen, the man behind the Redskins’ nightmarish mask, has remained in the dark all season. He’s barely said two words, making an explanation for his less-than-desirable results hard to come by. This week, after avoiding the hard questions for months, Allen finally gave the media their chance, and they came...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins GM Allen promises 'full evaluation' of franchise

ASHBURN, Va. -- Full of promises and platitudes but short on specifics, Washington Redskins president and general manager Bruce Allen said Wednesday he would oversee a ''full evaluation'' of how the team operates after its sixth last-place finish in seven seasons. ''There are going to be changes in the way we do business,'' Allen said at his first news conference since August. '...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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