October 5, 2013 |
It was supposed to be the last word: Never. But the decades-long argument over the name of Washington's football team, the Redskins, has only grown louder since owner Daniel M. Snyder vowed in May he would never — "you can use caps" — change it. The newest voice emerged Saturday: President Obama. "If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizeable group of people, I'd think about...
March 9, 2012 |
The Washington Redskins have pulled off a trade for the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, sending three first-round picks and a second-round selection to the St. Louis Rams in a bid to draft Heisman trophy- winning quarterback Robert Griffin III , two people with knowledge of the situation said late Friday. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, known for big splashes during his tenure, authorized the blockbuster move even as ...
September 26, 2013 |
Brian Orakpo was leaving Redskins Park last week when he stopped his car at an intersection. "You don't know much about me," he said as he waited to make a left. The Washington Redskins linebacker , is a man of action and few words. The things Orakpo saw and dealt with years ago? No amount of talk would've solved that; only sacrifice gets the bills paid, the papers signed, his younger siblings a step closer to college and adulthood. The traffic...
September 3, 2012
Sept. 9 at New Orleans Saints 1 p.m. (Fox) All-time series: Redskins lead, 15-8. Last meeting: Dec. 6, 2009, a 33-30 Saints win in overtime at FedEx Field. New Orleans, which would go on to win the Super Bowl, came in 11-0. With a seven-point lead, Shaun Suisham missed a 23-yard field goal with 1 minute 52 seconds left, LaRon Landry gave up a 53-yard touchdown pass to Robert Meacham and Mike Sellers fumbled in overtime. Outlook: What an opener.
December 7, 2012 |
Kyle Shanahan stands in his office at Redskins Park, flipping through the 154 gridded pages of a brown composition book. It's rare that this pad, more a football journal for the Washington Redskins ' 32-year-old offensive coordinator, is beyond a few yards away. It's with him at the team facility, at home, in his SUV. In this one and the stack on the bottom shelf behind him — filled and filed away throughout the season — he draws plays and leaves himself notes, working through situations and...
November 20, 2011 |
As time ticked away in regulation, the guy leading a huddle was a quarterback who'd been holding a clipboard just a couple of weeks ago. The running back had been sent to the unemployment line last month by the team on the opposing sideline. And the wide receiver who was dashing toward the corner of the end zone spent the previous Sunday grocery shopping. This wasn't exactly how the Washington Redskins thought their offense might look, but for the first time in more than a month, it seemed to be working.