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Ricky Jean Francois says Redskins can ‘win it all’

The Redskins took over first place in the NFC East with Sunday’s 20-14 home win over the Giants. Ricky Jean Francois has his sights set a lot higher than the division title, however. The defensive tackle said Monday on ESPN 980, via the Washington Post, that the Redskins are capable of winning the Super Bowl. Ricky Jean Francois: "We have the team to win it all." I hear Santa...
Via The Sports Daily
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jean Francois thinks his Redskins could be Super Bowl bound

The Washington Redskins have seized first place in the NFC East, but veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois is confident that the team should be setting their eyes on something greater than winning the division.In a players-only meeting before their Week 12 win, Jean Francois talked to his teammates about his lofty expectations for how the rest of the season will play out...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins' players-only meeting provides a spark in Week 12

The Washington Redskins headed into a Week 12 divisional matchup against the New York Giants with the division lead at stake, but veteran safety Dashon Goldson wanted to take the intensity up another notch. After a team meeting prior the game, he ordered the coaches to leave while the players convened for a players-only meeting.Several players spoke and the topics ranged from holding...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Jones on hair tackle: It didn’t hurt or nothing

Like many football players whose hair extends outside the helmet, Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones experienced what it’s like to get tackled by one’s hair at the NFL level. And he insists it really doesn’t bother him and it hasn’t really given him any desire to cut off his long locks. Jones was brought down by the dreadlocks during last Sunday’s 23-20 win...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Punishing motto for Redskins: 'Break the man in front of you'

The Washington Redskins are channeling their inner Ivan Drago in an attempt to bounce back from back-to-back dismal seasons. Much like the Russian boxer menacingly warned Sylvester Stallone that "I must break you" in the movie "Rocky IV," the Redskins are adopting a similar mano-a-mano approach on both sides of the ball. "The only thing that matters is to break the man in front of...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins at New York Giants: 2015 Week 3 NFL Pick

Washington Redskins (1-1) at New York Giants (0-2) The Redskins entered the season as a laughing stock. Now some are predicting they’ll win the NFC East. How did that happen? Well, the Redskins have played better than people have expected through two games, beating the Rams week 2 and almost beating the Dolphins week 1. Both of those games were at home, but the Redskins were home...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC, SEC Alums Shine In Thursday’s NFL Preseason Games

Week two of the 2015 NFL preseason is underway, and players from both the ACC and SEC are making instant impacts on their respective teams. Starting in the nation’s capital, where Washington hosted the Detroit Lions, defensive lineman and former LSU Tiger star Ricky Jean Francois got a sack and gave the world a little “Peanut Butter Jelly Time: .@Redskins DE @Freakyjean99...
Via Gamedayr
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Redskins DL Ricky Jean-Francois Breaks Out The Peanut Butter Jelly Dance After Sack

As much trouble as the Washington Redskins offensive line had Thursday night, their defensive line had a pretty decent night with four sacks on the Lions quarterbacks. Ricky Jean-Francois had one of them on Dan Orlovsky which he celebrated afterwards in a way that is near and dear to his heart......with the Peanut Butter Jelly Dance!Read more »
Via FatManWriting
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Defensive Tackle Ricky Jean Francois Appreciates Good Food

When you make it to the NFL you can afford to do things that you may not have been able to do before--like eat whatever the heck you want. The average person may not be able to afford to eat steak or seafood as often as they would like, but when you are making $2 million like Washington Redskins defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is you can.That doesn't mean you have to though...
Via FatManWriting
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins DE Ricky Jean-Francois brings back the 'Peanut Butter Jelly Time' dance

Remember the 'Peanut Butter Jelly Time' dance that was made famous back in 2006? If not, you can jog your memory here with the original video. Washington Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois wishes that it never went away, and he brought it back with his own version of the dance at Redskins' training camp.Jean-Francois showed off his trademark move for the first time to his...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Redskins Have the League’s Worst Defense?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Redskins Power Ranking: 31 Click here to see full rankings View image | gettyimages.com It’s hard to know where to begin with the Redskins.  They did well against the run last year, but the secondary was honestly porous.  They did address their line well, adding Stephen Paea, Ricky...
Via TopSportsReport
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Position Preview: Defensive End

Today we continue our annual preview of every position on the Washington Redskins prior to the start of training camp on July 31. Today, we cover the defensive end. Previous in this series: Quarterback // Running Back // Wide Receiver // Tight End // Center // Guard // Offensive Tackle // Nose Tackle // ON THE ROSTER NOW: Chris Baker, Corey Crawford, Kedric Golston, Jason Hatcher...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Capsule

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-12) OPEN CAMP: July 29, Richmond, Virginia. LAST YEAR: In Jay Gruden's first season as NFL head coach, Redskins stayed right where they were: last in NFC East, spot they've resided in for six of past seven years. Quarterback Robert Griffin III got benched by Gruden, and publicly criticized, too, for what coach said were fundamental problems. With revolving...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mail-it-in Friday: Pitch a movie title centered around an NFL player

It's a sad time in the NFL. Not because of the suspensions that came down last week or because of Jason Pierre-Paul's unfortunate fireworks calamity. No, the world is pouring one out today for Marshawn Lynch's movie. Apparently, the biopic titled "Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story," was so bad that the Seahawks running back doesn't want it released. You can find the trailer...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Washington Redskins Positional Preview: Defensive Line

The Washington Redskins defensive line has been average at best over the past few seasons and they were in dire need of playmakers. That all changed this offseason with new general manager Scot McCloughan whose first goal was to get bigger on both sides of the line. McCloughan started off free agency with two solid signings in Ricky Jean Francois and Stephen Paea. Francois will be...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Redskins Continue Focus On Defense?

The Redskins focus during free agency was nearly entirely on the defensive side of the ball. Even before free agency began, Washington added defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois. Once bidding officially began, defensive lineman Stephen Paea and Terrance Knighton signed with the Burgundy and Gold. The Redskins then moved to the secondary, signing Chris Culliver and Jeron Johnson...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Colts' Defensive Line is Not Ready for 2015

While a solid secondary led an above average Indianapolis Colts defense in 2014, the unit struggled against the run, and that started with the defensive line.Indianapolis ranked 22nd in yards allowed per carry, 19th in rush defense DVOA, and 25th in success rate against the run, according to Advanced Football Analytics (DVOA is Football Outsiders’ proprietary efficiency metric...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Washington Redskins end the week. WASHINGTON...
Via DraftSeason
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Fill Needs, but Still Have Holes

Redskins Fill Needs, but Still Have Holes The Redskins have filled some major needs in free agency so far, reaching deals with defensive tackles Terrance ‘Pot-Roast’ Knighton and Stephen Paea as well as cornerback Chris Culliver. The team also signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois off waivers, he could be a nice bonus come fall. Just like […]
Via HTTR4LIFE.COM
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins sign CB Chris Culliver to four-year deal

The Washington Redskins continue to emphasize the defensive side of the football, this time bolstering their secondary by signing coveted free agent CB Chris Culliver to a four-year deal.   Culliver becomes the Redskins fourth free agent signee, all on defensive, joining DL Ricky Jean Francois, DT Stephen Paea, and NT Terrance Knighton. Culliver’s deal is reportedly a four-year...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason Champs No More?

I hesitate to say the Redskins have reverse-engineered their approach to team building, learning from nightmares past, but that does seem to the case under new GM Scot McCloughlan. A recap of their moves through the opening days of free agency: *Depth D-lineman Ricky Jean-Francois for three years, $9 million ($4M guaranteed) *Pass-rushing D-lineman Stephen Paea for four years, $21...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins sign NT Terrance Knighton

The Washington Redskins have put the emphasis thus far on improving the defensive line.  And they have really done that.  Today, the Redskins signed huge NT Terrance Knighton to a one-year deal worth $4 million.  That’s another significant glimpse at the new direction of the Washington front office, led by new GM Scot McCloughan.  Rather than overpaying and getting into long...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What will the Redskins do about their defensive line?

In 2014, the Washington Redskins had an aging and unproductive defensive line. While the ineptness of the secondary got the most attention, it was the defensive line, producing almost no sacks or forced fumbles, that may have been the biggest cause of Washington’s disastrous defense last season. New GM Scot McCloughan seems to understand this and has begun to tear the line down...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Free Agents — Defense: Hold or Fold

The start of NFL free agency is March 10 — a mere five days away — so let’s have a final look at the players on the 2014 roster of the Washington Redskins who will soon be on the market and whether or not it makes sense for the team to bring them back. For each player I will recommend a move, either HOLD [keep him] or FOLD [let him go]. Earlier, I covered the free agents on...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins sign DE Ricky Jean-Francois

In Ricky Jean-Francois’ first trip to the open market in two off-seasons ago, he was given a 4-year, 22 million dollar deal by the Colts, a very weird move considering RJF had played just 715 snaps in 4 season with the 49ers from 2009-2012, after they drafted him in the 7th round. He did flash, grading out above average in both 2010 and 2011, but he didn’t deserve that kind of...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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