September 16, 2012
Although I played football in high school, I am in no way a football fan. Nonetheless, your front-page article about Robert Griffin III [" A true hometown debut for Griffin ," Sept. 9] did a magnificent job of spotlighting a man who promises to be a leader, not only in sports but also eventually in some other pursuit. I read the recent letters that were critical about the season-preview section. As for me, I could not resist the amazing color illustration on the first page of the section, although I skipped the content.
March 10, 2012 |
Desperation is often the tinder that sparks the most blazing trades in sports history. A few times in your life, there is a jump-off-Niagara Falls deal so brave and so risky that, the instant you hear it, you know it will be debated for decades, maybe even generations. Add Robert Griffin III to the list. The Washington Redskins just paid the highest price in history for a chance to grab an unproven college player. In the NFL, future draft picks are far more precious than money, and the Redskins gave up their first-round choices...
December 3, 2012 |
Robert Griffin III's final rush of the night was far from textbook-quality. As he made his way down the field -- at a light jog, instead of a full sprint -- he didn't even bother protecting the football in his right hand, instead spinning it absent-mindedly and flipping it in the air. As he neared the goal-line, pursued by a wall of cameras and microphones, he stopped to hug teammates and mug for cameras. Finally, still holding the ball from the final kneel-down that sealed a monumental win, he ducked into...
March 10, 2012 |
Some will characterize the Washington Redskins ' trade for the No. 2 overall pick in April's NFL draft as a return to high-profile foolishness. When football teams struggle, every armchair GM thinks getting a hotshot quarterback will fix everything. Such plans are often short-sighted, but this is a case when the right move was also the most obvious. With one bold action, Mike Shanahan has potentially done more to restart the Redskins than he could have accomplished with five years' worth of...
May 6, 2012 |
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan named rookie Robert Griffin III the team's starting quarterback Sunday after an impressive showing by the Heisman Trophy winner at the Redskins' three-day rookie minicamp . With Washington plagued by inconsistent quarterback play for the better part of the last 20 years, Griffin's official elevation doesn't come as much of a surprise. Until Sunday, however, Shanahan had remained noncommittal about how quickly the Baylor product would assume the...
December 14, 2012 |
A lot of people in Washington are still favoring their right legs as they struggle to rehab from sympathetic Grade 1 sprains of their lateral collateral ligaments — even if they couldn't locate their LCLs with an arthroscope and a flashlight. When Robert Griffin III hurts, all of Redskins Nation takes an Advil. That's a step up from the Dramamine necessary to watch the continual replay of that hit, or the Pink Russians — Pepto Bismol and vodka — needed to watch every game since the bye week.