The Washington Redskins are already planning their 2019 NFL season to be without the quarterback services of Alex Smith. You may remember Smith suffered a gruesome compound fracture to his right in a game against the Houston Texans on November 18, 2018.
Smith’s injury was so severe, it required over a month in the hospital and numerous procedures to remove infected tissue.
It should then be no surprise that he will not play football this season.
Washington Redskins defensive back Montae Nicholson was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault early Tuesday after a drunken fight at a Northern Virginia shopping complex near the team’s practice facilities, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office.
What a moron. It’s 2:00 am and he’s out drinking and getting into a fight and then getting arrested. He was supposed to be at practice later that morning. Is this how he prepares himself? Getting drunk and staying out late?
When I first heard about this story, I was thinking it could have been worse. I thought, at least he didn’t assault his girlfriend. Then I found out reading the story that he assaulted someone else’s girlfriend. Allegedly Nicholson attacked the female occupant of the car, while Sydney A. Maggiore attacked the male.
Head coach Jay Gruden has to go
If this is how head coach Jay Gruden sets the tone for the Redskins, he needs to be fired. When you have a player out drinking in the early morning when the team is preparing to face the Tennessee Titans this Saturday, there’s a problem.
The Redskins will never be a respectable team with Snyder in control. Thanks to the socialist nightmare that is NFL revenue sharing, Snyder will never go broke running the Redskins into the ground. No matter how bad the Redskins are, Snyder and his descendants will continue to make billions off the success of the rest of the league.
The whole thing would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetically sad.
The Washington Redskins addressed their running back woes by adding a big-name veteran Monday: seven-time Pro Bowl selection Adrian Peterson. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the 33-year-old’s deal was expected to be for one season.
To be fair, the Redskins haven’t pulled this trick for a while, so I guess they were overdue to sign an aged veteran well past their prime. I think owner Dan Snyder likes to sign big name players. The problem is, he doesn’t seem to have any understanding of how time works. Just because a player was good a few years ago doesn’t mean they are good now.
Dan Snyder is a terrible owner
It’s one of the main reasons the Redskins will never be good again. Their problem starts with the owner and oozes down from there.
The NFL should create a new rule. When a team is sold, the NFL should be able to buy back the team if after 10 years the owner has demonstrated incompetence. The buyback price would be what the new owner originally paid. Owners would then be motived to make the team competitive, including allowing people who know more than them to run things.
Dan Snyder has never done that.
The way it is now, a new owner can run the team into the ground and because of revenue sharing, rake in the money. It’s not fair to the fans. It’s also not fair to the other owners. Then again, teams need other teams to beat. The Redskins serve that purpose.
The Washington Redskins season officially ended Sunday with a loss to the New York Giants. They celebrated the start of the off-season by firing defensive coordinator Joe Barry. This is the third defensive coordinator to be fired by the Redskins in four years.
When I first heard this news, I was surprised that the Redskins even had a defensive coordinator. Who knew?
Not only did the Skins fire Barry, they fired defensive line coach Robb Akey, defensive backs coach Perry Fewell and strength coach Mike Clark.
Why fire Clark? Did the Skins have a bad season because their players weren’t strong? The guys who are NFL strength coaches crack me up. They never look all that strong. They tend to look like guys who have to ask for help opening a pickle jar. I’m not saying Clark can’t open a pickle jar, but a lot of his peers look like they can’t.
The Redskins defense did suck a lot this past season. One way of solving that issue would have been to try to keep the defense off the field. They should have run the ball a lot more than they did. In 2016, the Redskins threw the ball 607 times and ran the ball 379 times. That’s ridiculous. Running the ball takes time off the clock. That’s not the case with passing the ball. The clock stops with every incomplete pass or any time the receiver steps out-of-bounds.
A lot of the defensive problems the Redskins had this season were caused by poor play calling on offense. Was Joe Kelly responsible for that? Nope. Plus, he looks like the type of guy who’s always ready to open a jar of pickles.
The Washington Redskins go to New Jersey this weekend to play the New York Giants, and it’s not looking too good for the Skins. They’re starting the season at 0-2, and they could easily extend that record to 0-3.
The biggest problem the Redskins have this season is once again, the coaching. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden not only looks like a Walmart Auto Care Center assistant manager, but he also coaches like one. That’s assuming he even does any real coaching.
Sean McVay is the offensive coordinator. Joe Barry is the defense coordinator. In theory, this means Jay Gruden is free to prowl the sidelines looking dumb, thinking of new ways to publicly criticize his team’s quarterback.
From what I can see, that’s what he’s doing.
Since Jay Gruden is technically the head coach, I might as well blame him for the Redskins coaching problems. Who else could I blame, Glorious Leader owner Daniel Snyder?
This last offseason the Redskins placed the Franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. What this did was it allowed the Redskins to force Kirk Cousins to sign a one-year deal worth the average of the top five quarterbacks in the league. Because of this, Kirk Cousins is making $19.9 million this season. That’s not too shabby, especially considering that he made $660,000 last year.
One of the many advantages of signing your own player during free agency is that the player is a known quantity. For the Redskins, there are no mysteries with Kirk Cousins. The Redskins coaching staff should know Kirk Cousins historically gets off to the slow start. That’s just who he is. In the first six games of last season, Kirk Cousins had a quarterback rating of 78.03. In the remaining 12 games last season, his quarterback rating was nearly 119.
A competent coaching staff would take this aspect of Kirk Cousins’s game into consideration and try to engineer game plans to start the season that take the burden away from the passing game and place it on the running game. Have the Redskins done this?
No, they most certainly have not.
The Redskins so far this season have thrown the ball 89 times and ran the ball only 29 times. The Redskins have thrown the ball three out of every four plays. Even if the Redskins were productive throwing the ball so much, and they have most certainly not been, that’s mind-numbingly one-dimensional.
One-dimensional teams don’t win a lot in the NFL. Poorly coached teams don’t win a lot either.
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made news a few days ago when word got out that he was divorcing Rebecca Liddicoat, his wife three years. The two have one child together.
More details are now beginning to come out. Griffin began a relationship with Grete Sadeiko, an Estonian-born student attending Florida State on a track and field scholarship, seven months after the birth of his daughter. The two reportedly met on Instagram.
Instagram? I must be using the online service wrong. I thought Instagram was an app for posting dumb photos. I didn’t know it was an app for NFL players to find European whores.
Griffin and Sadeiko were keeping their relationship on the down-low until sometime in April. That is what Griffin’s wife found out about it.
Robert Griffin III is a terrible human being. How fitting that he is now plying his football skills for the Clevland Browns. The Browns are the worst team in the NFL.
I know only too well that marriages, especially first marriages, often end in divorce. There is a way to go about ending your marriage that does not make you an asshole. For example, end your current relationship before you begin a new one. Rebecca Liddicoat is not just his wife; she is the mother of his child. The level of disrespect Robert Griffin III is directing towards Rebecca Liddicoat is disgusting.
The child will grow up and find out all the facts behind her parent’s breakup. She is going to see that her father was not only a terrible quarterback, but he was also a terrible husband and father.
On a side note, I was in Marshalls the other day and noticed a huge assortment of Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III jerseys.
Finding jerseys of players who are no longer with a team at Marshalls is nothing new. What got me about this jersey was the price. I was only $7.99. I have never seen a football jersey at Marshalls for that cheap. They are the Nike Limited version, one step below the Nike Elites. They typically go for $149.99.
It is as though Marshalls took into consideration the fact that Robert Griffin III is a dirtbag when they set the price. I would rather wear Taliban robes or a Jimmy Buffett concert t-shirt than a Robert Griffin III jersey.