Redskins-Giants Winners & Losers

Handing out labels after Skins games. This one a 20-6 miseryfest against the Giants. Winners Sav Rocca – Recovered from a terrible first punt to hit a couple of good ones, then recovered from certain disaster on a mishandled snap in his own endzone to get the ball away. Keith Burns – Made it through the entire season, which seemed unlikely at times. (Look, this was the end...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Peace at the end of the 5 stages of Redskins grief.

In the end, we become numb to it all. The Cowboys are the Grinch who stole Christmas. They just sucked Hog Heaven's will to write anything about the game. I've heard from enough friends and readers to know they didn't want to read much about it either.  I hate losing more than I hate the Cowboys. #Redskins — Anthony Brown (@SkinsHogHeaven) December 22, 2013...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins-Vikings Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Tonight, a 34-27 loss at Minnesota. Winners Robert Griffin III — Played like a champ: 7.6 yards/attempt on 37 attempts, three TDs, 44 rushing yards, no turnovers. Took a lot of hits, though. Alfred Morris — Another game with over five yards/carry. Hit the 100-yard mark in the first minute of the second half. Was then largely ignored...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins Thumbs Up Thumbs Down, Beat the Chargers Edition

DISCUSS IT ON OUR DC PRO SPORTS REDDIT The Washington Redskins looked like a take of two teams in today’s thrilling 30-24 win over San Diego.  Late in the game, they looked like the Redskins of 2013, collapsing late int he game, and allowing a ten point lead to dissipate within minutes.   In overtime, they looked much like the Redskins of 2012, orchestrating a game winning drive...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach: Redskins special teams 'drastically' better

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday his special teams ''improved drastically'' in a game in which they allowed a special teams touchdown for the third consecutive week. The Redskins gave up an 81-yard punt return score by Devin Hester in Sunday's 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears. In addition, Joshua Morgan fumbled a kickoff, only to be bailed...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Selling special teams a challenge for Redskins

Given the tone in the locker room this week, the Washington Redskins perhaps ought to tap owner Dan Snyder's marketing expertise to come up with a slogan to sell their younger players on the value of special teams. Something like: ''Punt coverage - it's super cool!'' Niles Paul would have been in the target audience for such a campaign after the Redskins...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins' Shanahan stands by special teams coach

They gave up a punt return for a touchdown. They gave up a 90-yard kickoff return, setting up another touchdown. The coach trying to run special teams for first time in his career got in the way of an official and drew a 15-yard penalty. The coverage and return units are ranked at or near the bottom in every major category. The Washington Redskins have arguably the worst special...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

During the bye week, the Redskins did not fix their special teams problems

The show on offense was so impressive here last season you sensed something big was beginning for the Washington Redskins. They still had lots of heavy lifting ahead of them but in 2012 the Redskins got rolling during a road victory over the Dallas Cowboys. On Sunday night in the Cowboys’ house the Redskins may have become totally unglued. They’re in a bad spot after a 31-16...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

With Crawford out, Redskins need a punt returner

Chris Thompson hasn't returned punts regularly since he was in high school. Nevertheless, when Richard Crawford went down in Saturday's preseason game, Washington Redskins special teams coach Keith Burns opted to give the rookie a try. ''I really was surprised,'' Thompson said Monday. ''Coach Burns just came over to me and he was like, `Do you want...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins’ Special Teams Ready To Roll Under Keith Burns in 2013

The Washington Redskins hired former NFL linebacker/special teams’ player Keith Burns as Special Teams Coordinator, the team announced Tuesday. Burns, 40, has spent majority of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos -– the last six seasons as assistant special teams coach and 11 out of 13 years of playing. Burns spent time with the Chicago Bears (1999) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Via Gridiron Grit
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Links: Swinton Replaces Burns in Denver

(Photo courtesy of J.B. Forbes) On Tuesday, Denver Broncos special teams assistant Keith Burns left for Washington.  On Wednesday, the team replaced Burns with former Kansas City Chiefs quality control coach Derius Swinton. Former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has been helping quarterback prospect Collin Klein prepare for the upcoming NFL Combine. Here is a review of who...
Via BroncoTalk
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Links: Keith Burns lands in Washington

(Getty Images) Former Denver Broncos linebacker Keith Burns has been a special teams assistant in Denver since 2007.  On Tuesday, he signed with the Washington Redskinsas their new special teams coordinator.‘s Andy Benoit suggests Randy Starks, Terrance Knighton, and Alan Branch as a few potential free agent defensive tackles that Denver could...
Via BroncoTalk
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Happy Birthday, RGIII

RGIII turns 23 today. Celebrate with his lighthearted media moments. [Bog] Replacing Danny Smith is Keith Burns, Denver’s asst. ST coach. [The Insider] Looking at the market value for Fred Davis this offseason. [The Insider] Add DCist to the growing list of publications not using “Redskins.” [DCist] WaPo’s ombudsman comes out against the name “Redskins” too. [WaPo] And...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 8/25/12

Denver Broncos News Sorry for going AWOL yesterday, but I’ve got a limited amount of time each morning to bust these links out and I had to take a very important phone call that ate up all of that limited time and then some.  We’ll start today’s links with a piece from a few days ago that would have gone into yesterdays post.  Peyton Manning will transform the Denver Broncos...
Via BroncoTalk
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The New Oakland Raiders, Part 6

Hello again RaiderNation, it is time for part six of my article on the new Oakland Raiders. In this article, we are going to talk about the Oakland Raiders new Special Teams Coordinator Steve Hoffman, Assistant Special Teams Coach Keith Burns, Strength and Conditioning Coach Al Miller, and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach John Grieco. [...]
Via Silver and Black Daily
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders add a couple of coaches

The Raiders continue to fill up Dennis Allen’s first coaching staff, with the addition of two new assistant coaches. The team announced today that Johnny Holland (pictured) has been hired to serve as linebackers coach, and Keith Burns will hold the title of assistant special teams coach. Burns has coached for 28 years at the…
Via Pro Football Talk
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders add LB coach and asst ST coach to staff

The Oakland Raiders have added two more assistants to the 2012 coaching staff, assistant special teams coach Keith Burns and linebackers coach Johnny Holland. There were rumors last week that Holland had joined the Raiders coaching staff as the new linebackers coach and those rumors turned out to be true. The hire makes considerable sense knowing the history between Holland and...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Malzahn hire Keith Burns as DC?

Who will be the next defensive coordinator at Arkansas State University? This is one of Gus Malzahn's biggest hires as the new head football coach at ASU. Go "Inside" to get a better look at some of the candidates that has come up with. The first profile for the position is that of Coach Keith Burns.
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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