The Insider: Robert Griffin III


Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Robert Griffin III will stick with No. 10, Jackson to start anew

Amazingly, one of the hottest topics of debate among Redskins fans in response to Jackson joining the team centered on his jersey number.

By Mike Jones  |  08:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Jersey numbers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014

‘Humbled’ Jackson eager to join Redskins’ rebuilding efforts

Shortly after his release from the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday, DeSean Jackson admitted feeling a wide range of emotions: anger, frustration, embarrassment ranking among them.

By Mike Jones  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, DeSean Jackson, free agency, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Robert Griffin III excited about DeSean Jackson and Redskins’ firepower, but issues words of caution

Robert Griffin III is excited by the addition of DeSean Jackson late, but tempered his emotions by pointing out that much work lies ahead.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jay Gruden striving for balance in designing playbook for Robert Griffin III and Redskins

“I know he’s a very smart guy and he can handle everything mentally, so my fear is I’m going to have too many plays,” the coach jokes of his quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Highlights from breakfast with Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

Taking questions for an hour, the first-year head coach discussed a wide range of topics from the QB to his staff and everything in between.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Chris Foerster, Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, josh leribeus, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Olivadotti, Kory Lichtensteiger, news conferences, Offensive line, owners meetings, Phillip Thomas, Robert Griffin III, Shawn Lauvao, video

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Jay Gruden, in first months as head coach, learns on the fly

Gruden says being a head coach a whole lot different than being a coordinator, and he’s eager to get back to work.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, owners meetings, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Griffin and pass-catchers to train in Phoenix next week

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and a crew of skill-position teammates will gather next week in Arizona to knock off some rust and get a jump on offseason workouts, which begin early next month.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offseason workouts, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014

NFL looks at whether quarterbacks deserve more protection on option plays

It’s uncertain, though, that any new rules will be proposed.

By Mark Maske  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL rules, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Redskins mailbag: Salary cap, Gruden’s hires and roster needs

Jay Gruden is putting the finishing touches on his coaching staff, and this week is devoting much of his efforts to installing the offense with coordinator Sean McVay.

By Mike Jones  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Foerster, coaches, Free agents, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roster, Salary cap

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Robert Griffin III encouraged after talks with Jay Gruden

Robert Griffin III has spoken with new Coach Jay Gruden and has come away with a sense of encouragement.

By Mike Jones  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Robert Griffin III, Sean McVay

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014

How the Redskins passing game might look under Jay Gruden

Mark Bullock examines some of the things Jay Gruden did well in the passing game in Cincinnati.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Gruden committed to Griffin, will have diverse playbook

Jay Gruden believes that the young passer has everything it takes to be a winning quarterback in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  10:06 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Post Sports Live discusses Sally Jenkins’s Robert Griffin III column

The Post Sports Live crew discusses columnist Sally Jenkins’ piece on the Robert Griffin III’s sway within the Redskins organization and whether the quarterback is a lure for head coaching candidates.

By Keith McMillan  |  05:05 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Robert Griffin III, video

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Robert Griffin III named Redskins Ed Block Courage Award winner

Award is voted on by players and given annually to someone who shows courage in the face of adversity.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Redskins mailbag: On the coaching search, Daniel Snyder and Robert Griffin III

Football Insider answers questions about why the owner can’t get it right, when coaches can interview and what Robert Griffin III needs to do.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, coaching search 2014, Daniel Snyder, Mailbag, poll, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Robert Griffin III thanks Mike Shanahan, assistants for past two years

Robert Griffin III expressed gratitude to fired coach Mike Shanahan and his assistants for the investments they had made in him in his first two seasons in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Thanks to Redskins, Rams have a No. 2 overall draft pick

The Redskins’ move from No. 6 to No. 2 in 2012 costs them the No. 2 pick in 2014, which will belong to the Rams.

By Mike Jones  |  08:43 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Robert Griffin III, st. louis rams, Week 17

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Brian Orakpo, Josh Morgan among Redskins inactives vs. Giants

The Redskins will be without their top pass-rusher, linebacker Brian Orakpo, as they close out the season today. Wide receiver Josh Morgan is also inactive.

By Mike Jones  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, inactives, josh leribeus, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 17

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Kyle Shanahan: RGIII can learn any system

If the Washington Redskins do indeed part ways with Mike Shanahan in the hours or days following today’s season finale against the New York Giants, the next head coach will bring with him new offensive and defensive systems.

By Mike Jones  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Redskins vs. Cowboys: FB Darrel Young to play after week of limited practices

Fullback Darrel Young will play for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys after being listed as questionable all week.

By Mike Jones  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chase Minnifield, Dallas Cowboys, Darrel Young, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Kyle Shanahan defends assistants, says he isn’t trying to part ways with his father

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he isn’t looking to part ways with his father and coach elsewhere. He also defended his assistant coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins, Cowboys sing London Fletcher’s praises

When London Fletcher announced Wednesday that he expects to retire following this season, teammates and opponents had reactions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, leadership, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Santana Moss, Week 16

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Griffin trying to heed Fletcher’s advice ‘just to exhale’

Robert Griffin III in recent weeks turned to those closest to him for guidance.

By Mike Jones  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III run the same plays

It’s been intimated that Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins run different offenses, but Mark Bullock shows how, absent the read option, the two QBs run plays using the same concepts.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 16

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Redskins sources deny latest allegations against Robert Griffin III, father

Some within Redskins deny a report indicating RGIII is unreceptive to coaching or that his father is trying to influence coaching situation.

By Mike Jones  |  08:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Robert Griffin III ‘clearly’ remains Redskins’ starter but ‘legitimate competition’ needed, Mike Shanahan says

A day after Kirk Cousins throws for 381 yards, coach says, “It’s one game. That’s all it is.”

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 16

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Griffin, inactive but in good spirits, tries to help however he can

Robert Griffin III went from being the starter last week to inactive against the Falcons, so he adjusted to the role of being a supporting cast member.

By Mike Jones  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Redskins inactives: Rambo is out, Meriweather, Young to play

Redskins rookie safety Bacarri Rambo is inactive after seven consecutive games of action. Meanwhile, tight end Jordan Reed and Robert Griffin III also are inactive, as expected.

By Mike Jones  |  11:48 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chase Minnifield, Darryl Tapp, inactives, Jordan Reed, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Kyle Shanahan disappointed with RGIII shut-down, trying to block out distractions

Offensive coordinator says he’s disappointed that he will not have RGIII’s talents at his disposal.

By Mike Jones  |  05:37 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Santana Moss says playing Kirk Cousins now is ‘almost like setting a guy up for failure’

Wide receiver also says, “He don’t play as well, then you’re gonna say, ‘Well, should he have been in there?’ “

By Mark Maske  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 15

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013

A look at Kirk Cousins’s flaws and attributes, including some things he does better than Robert Griffin III

Mark Bullock examines what Kirk Cousins brings to the table, including some things that Robert Griffin III does not, as the former backup quarterback prepares to start the Redskins’ final three games.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins players offer little reaction to RGIII demotion

Washington Redskins players took the switch from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins in stride - at least publicly - on Wednesday and said that nothing changes in their approach for the next three games.

By Mike Jones  |  06:51 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Trent Williams, Week 15

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins says Robert Griffin III remains the Redskins’ franchise quarterback

Kirk Cousins said he’ll approach the final three games this season as an opportunity, but that common sense says Robert Griffin III is still the franchise quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mike Shanahan says Daniel Snyder, Bruce Allen on board with benching of Robert Griffin III [updated]

Coach Mike Shanahan said he discussed the benching of the quarterback with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen before putting the plan into effect.

By Mark Maske  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Robert Griffin III tries to remain positive despite demotion

Robert Griffin III did his best to put on a strong, positive front as he faced the media hours after getting benched for the final three games of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013

At the podium: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan [updated]

Both Redskins quarterbacks meets with members of the media on Wednesday.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins practices with Redskins’ first team

Kirk Cousins, announced earlier Wednesday morning as Sunday’s starter over Robert Griffin III, took first-team snaps. Rex Grossman worked as No. 2 QB.

By Mark Maske  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins will start Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III Sunday [updated]

The Redskins are starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in place of Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Quarterbacks remain in limbo regarding Sunday’s starter at Atlanta

Neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins has received indication as to who would start at quarterback.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Daniel Snyder won’t intervene in Redskins’ quarterback decision [updated]

Daniel Snyder will not intervene in the coach’s decision on whether to sit quarterback Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan says he’s leaning toward benching Robert Griffin III

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 12/09/2013

At the podium: Mike Shanahan [updated with video]

The Redskins coach is expected to meet with members of the news media at 3 p.m. in one of the most anticipated news conferences in a long time.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:57 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Five observations on the state of the Redskins

Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse, they did.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Ongoing off-field drama wearing on Robert Griffin III

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he is growing weary of the ongoing off-field drama surrounding his team most notably himself and Mike Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  08:31 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Griffin understood reasons for Shanahan putting in Cousins

With his team down 38-10, Mike Shanahan told Robert Griffin III he was coming out, and the quarterback was okay with it.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Kyle Shanahan has confidence in relationship with Griffin, defends last season’s play-calling

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said his relationship with Robert Griffin III is as good as it ever has been.

By Mike Jones  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, offensive philosophy, read option, Robert Griffin III, Week 14, zone read

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Griffin aims to improve in final four games, disagrees with notion he should sit

Although the Redskins can’t make the playoffs, Robert Griffin III said his approach will remain the same.

By Mike Jones  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Kirk Cousins says he understands that Robert Griffin III needs to play

Backup quarterback says he’s had no conversations with coaches about getting playing time down the stretch.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Griffin expresses confidence in Shanahan and his staff

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did his best to sidestep the matter but ultimately, expressed confidence in his team’s coaching staff, and he said that he and Shanahan share the same goals, which makes for “winning recipe.”

By Mike Jones  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How the Giants limited Alfred Morris and the Redskins’ running game

New York used a variety of defensive fronts to unleash a defense dedicated to stopping the Redskins running back, which worked but left other runs open.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, Kory Lichtensteiger, Kyle Shanahan, Logan Paulsen, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, video, Week 13, Week 14, Will Montgomery

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Wise on Shanahan and Griffin

A closer look at the Shanahan-Griffin relationship is relevant now that a decision must be made about whether to keep coach and quarterback together.

By Mike Wise and Keith McMillan  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Redskins mailbag: Josh LeRibeus, offseason changes and more

Mike Jones tackles questions from readers, including those asking why Josh LeRibeus can’t catch and why Alfred Morris is no threat to catch a pass.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, contracts, FedEx Field, josh leribeus, Mailbag, offseason, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Shanahan: Sideline track at FedEx Field a hazard

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that the team needs to do something about the rubberized track at the back of the sidelines at FedEx Field so players aren’t at risk of injury.

By Mike Jones  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013

NFL says officials should have stopped Redskins vs. Giants game to clear up confusion over downs

The NFL VP of officiating said play in Sunday night’s game “should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs.”

By Mark Maske  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Giants

The Washington Redskins’ second-half slide continued in their third consecutive loss.

By Mike Jones  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins’ loss to Giants ends with controversy over what down it was

Mike Shanahan says he was told by an official the Redskins had gotten a first down.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III loses nine passing yards from Monday night’s loss, 49ers add two more sacks

The NFL revised the statistics from the 49ers game later in the week.

By Mark Maske  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Kyle Shanahan: RGIII is ‘definitely healthy;’ Giants: He’s ‘still very dangerous’

Kyle Shanahan said health isn’t an issue with his quarterback, but that instead, the struggles that have manifested themselves are more-so growing pains than anything.

By Mike Jones  |  08:28 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Robert Griffin III declines to respond to Ahmad Brooks

San Francisco linebacker had said after Monday’s game that the Redskins quarterback shouldn’t be playing.

By Mark Maske  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, San Francisco 49ers, video, Week 13

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Robert Griffin III strongly defends father for Monday’s locker room visit

Quarterback says that ‘anybody out there that’s going after my dad needs to back up.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  locker room, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Report: Baylor coaches showed all of Griffin’s plays during film review

Robert Griffin III’s college coach and a teammate joined the Redskins coach and quarterback in shooting down a report that said Griffin does want to watch negative plays in video review.

By Mike Jones  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

‘You just have to be patient’ with development of Robert Griffin III as pocket passer, Mike Shanahan says

Late-season switch to Kirk Cousins won’t be considered, Shanahan says, adding that Griffin needs all the game experience he can get.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Robert Griffin Jr. visited son in locker room, fearing he was injured

Robert Griffin Jr. came into the Redskins locker room following the team’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers because he was concerned that his son had been injured.

By Mike Jones  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins mailbag: Is it time for Kirk Cousins?

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about Kirk Cousins, Keenan Robinson, clock management and, you guessed it, Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin and Shanahan, in their own words (video); snap counts

Video of last night’s postgame press conferences.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 12

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins-49ers: Five observations from Monday night’s loss

Another game, another embarrassment, and the Redskins at 3-8 took another step toward a disastrous end.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin, like Shanahan, calls latest allegations ‘false’

An NFL Network report claimed he had requested that his negative plays not be shown during film review sessions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Redskins unveil re-sodded playing surface versus 49ers

An improved playing surface greeted the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers Monday night as the team opted earlier this month to re-sod FedEx Field.

By Mike Jones  |  06:28 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Mike Shanahan defends Robert Griffin III against reports of film room requests

The coach says claims that RGIII requested the team not show his negative plays are ‘completely false.’

By Mike Jones  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Kyle Shanahan has no problems with Griffin’s post-game comments or leadership

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he didn’t necessarily agree with quarterback Robert Griffin III’s assessment that the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday “knew what was coming” in the passing attack. But Shanahan said he didn’t take the comments as a shot directed at him.

By Mike Jones  |  06:09 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Chris Cooley instructs Redskins: ‘If you want to be here, you better get along with Robert Griffin III”

Former teammate calls quarterback ‘a heck of a leader for a second-year player.’

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III says he ‘wasn’t trying to take shots at anybody’

Quarterback also says he would take comments back if he could.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, video, Week 12

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Garcon ‘couldn’t care less’ about Griffin’s statement on final play

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon said he didn’t take any offense to Robert Griffin III blaming his game-losing interception partially on the fact that none of his pass-catchers got open.

By Mike Jones  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Santana Moss says he has no issues with Robert Griffin III

Veteran wide receiver spoke to quarterback a day after Moss’s radio comments.

By Mark Maske  |  01:27 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

London Fletcher on RGIII: ‘Believe me. The kid is a leader’

Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher said that he has no questions at all about quarterback Robert Griffin III’s leadership qualities.

By Mike Jones  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Santana Moss: RGIII should “Stand up and say ‘me’ or ‘I’ “

Wide receiver Santana Moss said that he took offense to quarterback Robert Griffin III’s comments about what transpired on the game-losing play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 12

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III is struggling with his mechanics and missing opportunities

A look at why Robert Griffin III is struggling throwing the ball. Sometimes it’s hesitation when a receiver is coming open, sometimes it’s poor mechanics.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 12

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s mechanics, play-calling and defensive needs

Readers ask Mike Jones about the quarterback’s throwing motion, his development and the line and play-calling that supports him, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Shanahan: Eagles didn’t know Redskins’ plays, but aimed to challenge Griffin’s passing

Coach dismisses the notion that the Eagles knew what plays were coming.

By Mike Jones  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Shanahan never considered benching Griffin

“You’ve got to make a decision that gives you the best chance to win,” the coach said, “and that’s the reason why Robert was in there.”

By Kent Babb  |  05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Redskins players vow to remain united

At 3-7, Redskins players insist that the locker room will not splinter.

By Mike Jones  |  02:04 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Position-by-position review: Was it Robert Griffin III’s worst game?

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, David Amerson and the offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, David Amerson, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013

NFL reviewing Trent Williams’s allegation that he was verbally abused by official [updated]

No timetable given for completion of league’s review.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Trent Williams says official verbally abused him

Trent Williams says an NFL official verbally attacked him, and other players back his story.

By Kent Babb and Mark Maske  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Kyle Shanahan: ‘I want Robert to be Robert. I don’t want him to be Peyton Manning’

Redskins offensive coordinator says Griffin can be a “great” pocket passer, but traditional drop-back passers like Manning and Tom Brady can’t do all the things that Griffin does.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan hopes for better start on offense against Eagles this time

‘I’m just looking forward to hopefully being in a normal game with them,’ offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/14/2013

RGIII: Dealing with pressure hard here, but ‘I’ve got tough skin’

Robert Griffin III believes he can handle the pressure that goes with being Redskins quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Robert Griffin III says he needs to take fewer hits

The Redskins’ second-year quarterback acknowledges that he needs to get hit less often.

By Kent Babb  |  04:55 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Chip Kelly, Eagles prepare for improved RGIII

When the Robert Griffin III made his comeback from the reconstruction of his right knee, the Philadelphia Eagles represented the first live action that he faced since last January’s season-ending loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013

As Redskins get back to work, RGIII says players still believe

Their long weekend complete, the Redskins begin preparation for next Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

By Mike Jones  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five story lines to follow Thursday night

FIVE STORY LINES | The Redskins didn’t have much time to prep for Thursday night’s game vs. Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Josh Morgan, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 10

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Griffin looking to post consecutive good games for first time this season

Coming off his best game of the season, Robert Griffin III will try to carry that success over into Thursday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Leslie Frazier sees Griffin ‘looking more and more like the Robert from a season ago’

Vikings coach says Adrian Peterson ‘really hit his stride’ in November last season in his return from knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Robert Griffin III rebounds from trying performance and week

A week after enduring one of the worst performances of his career, Robert Griffin III rebounded with a solid showing in his team’s 30-24 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers.

By Mike Jones  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chargers, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Griffin, Fletcher understand Meriweather’s frustrations

The Washington Redskins’ two most prominent leaders expressed support for safety Brandon Meriweather after he raised eyebrows once again this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, London Fletcher, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Griffin practices fully; injury to left knee called a ‘non-issue’

Quarterback left last Sunday’s game in Denver after hurting knee on fourth-quarter hit.

By Mark Maske  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013

On Griffin and the deep ball, and his incomplete passes

Do the numbers support what Chris Cooley is saying about Robert Griffin III pressing to make big plays?

By Keith McMillan  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Statistical analysis, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Redskins mailbag: Trade deadline, passing game woes and more

Mike Jones tackles readers’ questions on what Washington might do at the trade deadline, why the Redskins abandoned the run and why Aldrick Robinson doesn’t return kicks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Fred Davis, Jim Haslett, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Tanard Jackson, tight ends, trades, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Robert Griffin III’s left knee ‘a little bit sore,’ but fine

Robert Griffin III’s left knee is “fine” but a little sore the day after a Denver defensive lineman landed on it.

By Mike Jones  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan: ‘A combination’ of things hindering Redskins in pass game

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins are struggling in the passing game.

By Mike Jones  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Return of offensive struggles rekindles frustrations

A week after producing one of their best offensive outputs in years, the Redskins’ offense regressed against the Denver Broncos on Sunday and struggled to extend drives and capitalize on prime opportunities that could’ve given them the win.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III, video

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Robert Griffin III says left knee is fine

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins suffered a scare late in the game when the quarterback sustained a hit that left him writhing on the field in pain before he eventually hobbled off to the sideline and then had his left knee examined by team doctors and trainers.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III, Week 8

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Who is the most disliked player on the Redskins?

Forbes.com published a poll this week naming the most disliked players in the NFL. Which Redskins player rubs fans the wrong way?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Robert Griffin III preparing for shootout with Peyton Manning

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins face another tough test on Sunday as they take on the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field.

By Mike Jones  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Return of Griffin’s mobility keyed Redskins’ offensive success

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that it’s no coincidence that his offensive unit had its best performance of the year on the same day that Robert Griffin III turned in a season-high rushing total.

By Mike Jones  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Redskins mailbag: Fred Davis’s future, Santana Moss’s role and more

Following Sunday’s win, mailbag questions address problem areas, like Fred Davis’s future, Santana Moss’s role, special teams struggles and more.

By Mike Jones  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Mailbag, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, special teams, tight ends, Week 8

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ win over the Bears

Mike Jones gives five observations from Sunday’s win, including the impact of Roy Helu Jr.

By Mike Jones  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Keith Burns, observations, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., special teams

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Success on game-winning drive came as no surprise for Redskins

Neither Robert Griffin III, nor the Redskins coaches gave a rousing speech prior to Washington’s first fourth-quarter game-winning drive of the season. There was no panic, jitters or even a special feeling.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Robinson, Griffin connected on off-schedule play

Robert Griffin’s 45-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson actually didn’t take place “just how they drew it up,” both players revealed after the game.

By Mike Jones  |  07:26 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Griffin clarifies comments about trying to draw penalties

Quarterback tells Redskins’ Web site, ‘I’m not using the sideline to try and get penalties.’

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  penalties, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Quarterback draw was in game plans earlier this season but wasn’t called, Kyle Shanahan says

The play made its season debut Sunday night in Dallas when Robert Griffin III ran it from the Cowboys 9-yard line.

By Mark Maske  |  05:49 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What’s the value of winning the NFC East in 2013?

The NFC East champion is unlikely to reach the Super Bowl. Should its teams mortgage the future for a chance to win a division title?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Kirk Cousins, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Griffin: Return to running ways was ‘what I had to do’

Robert Griffin III said that he felt like he had no choice but to take to the ground in an attempt to spark his struggling offense this past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

By Mike Jones  |  09:06 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Griffin: Redskins doing their best to block out the scrutiny

Despite ongoing scrutiny and little success to silence it, Robert Griffin III said he and his teammates remain focused.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Bears, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 7

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Red zone struggles, miscommunications baffle Redskins players

Redskins players expressed concern other offensive miscues that kept them from capitalizing on prime opportunities Sunday night.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, offensive philosophy, Offensive struggles, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Trent Williams

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Outsider: A closer look at how the Redskins played at Dallas

How did Trent Williams fare against DeMarcus Ware? Was this DeAngelo Hall’s best game as a Redskins and Kory Lichtensteiger’s worst? The Outsider takes a closer look.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Griffin: Happy to shed brace; hits don’t bother him

By Mark Maske  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Garrett: Cowboys must keep maturing RGIII in the pocket

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that although Robert Griffin III may not have been at his best in the first quarter of the season, he still sees the second-year quarterback as a “dangerous guy,” that has displayed maturity this season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 6

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Griffin says he's 'rejuvenated' following bye week

Refreshed after the bye week, Robert Griffin III says last year's success against Dallas is out the window because the Cowboys have an entirely new defense.

By Kent Babb  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bye week, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 6

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan at the podium

Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan at the podium

By Keith McMillan  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 6

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Mailbag: Trade possibilities, safeties and defensive packages

Mike Jones answers questions about safety prospects from the Bills' Jairus Byrd to undrafted Jose Gumbs, plus punter Sav Rocca and Jim Haslett's defensive packages.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, jose gumbs, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Safeties, special teams, Tanard Jackson

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Outsider: Robert Griffin III is progressing as a pocket passer

Robert Griffin III has been described this season as not the same player he was as a rookie. The Outsider shows how that’s true -- he’s actually improved in the pocket.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Redskins coaches seeing growth, maturation in Robert Griffin III's game

Quarterback's re-acclimation process remains in ongoing, but he showed more signs of progress on Sunday, according to his coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mailbag: Illegal formation, tackling techniques and Roy Helu Jr.'s opportunities

Mike Jones answers readers' questions on illegal formations, tackling technique, Roy Helu Jr.'s touches, Tanard Jackson and more.

By Mike Jones  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chase Minnifield, Jim Haslett, Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., Tanard Jackson

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Redskins believe bye week came too soon this season

The Redskins ended the first quarter of their season with a victory over the Raiders. But building momentum off of the victory could prove challenging, because now the team has two weeks between now and its next game.

By Mike Jones  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, bye week, Robert Griffin III, Week 5

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the offense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each offensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offensive line, Outsider, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Raiders, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Five observations from the Redskins' win over the Raiders

The Washington Redskins on Sunday managed to stop the bleeding with a 24-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.

By Mike Jones  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, observations, Redskins vs. Raiders, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, tight ends, Week 4, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Season's first win puts Redskins in second-place tie in NFC East

No need to fret too much in this less-than-fearsome division.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 4

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Element of surprise gone for NFL's option-play offenses

Redskins offensive coordinator says college-style plays are "not shocking people" like they did last season, when it was "easy at times" for offenses.

By Mark Maske  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Raiders still see Robert Griffin III as dual-threat quarterback

After studying his game film from his last three outings, the Oakland Raiders believe that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III remains a threat both with his arms and legs.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Raiders, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Revisiting the trade that brought Robert Griffin III to Washington

As the Redskins struggle, and the Rams prepare for a prime-time game Thursday, let’s look back at the teams’ blockbuster trade.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III trade, st. louis rams

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Robert Griffin III open to receiving professional sliding tips

Whether serious or not, Robert Griffin III said that he could enlist the services of Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

By Mike Jones  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins mailbag: The handling of RGIII, Meriweather’s play and Jordan Reed’s potential

Mike Jones answers fans’ questions on Mike Shanahan’s handling of Robert Griffin III, the benching of Baccari Rambo, the health of Brandon Meriweather and the potential of Jordan Reed.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Jordan Reed, Mailbag, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, special teams, tight ends

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Second-quarter interception wasn’t Griffin’s fault

Mike Shanahan said that quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t to blame for the interception that killed a potential scoring drive in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Calls on Robinson’s non-catch, Griffin’s fumble were correct

The two fourth-quarter gaffes by the Redskins led to Sunday’s loss.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather, Mike Shanahan, NFL officiating, officials, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan mostly pleased with offensive balance vs. Lions

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that given the circumstances, he thought that his offense was more balanced until faced with desperate late-game situations.

By Mike Jones  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Chris Chester: RGIII ‘good enough for us to win’

Redskins right guard Chris Chester said that although quarterback Robert Griffin III still is working his way back into form, the second-year pro still gives Washington the best chance to win games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Garcon says Griffin is ‘a lot different’ as a player than last season [updated]

Quarterback is ‘obviously’ not fully healthy, Redskins wide receiver says.

By Mark Maske  |  12:57 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Lions

The Redskins show improvement in a number of areas, but can’t find a way to overcome shortcomings in yet another loss this season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Defense, Injuries, observations, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III, special teams

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Redskins vs. Lions: Five story lines to follow

The Redskins are challenged with slowing a Detroit offense averaging 27.5 points a game and ranked eighth in the NFL in passing.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, observations, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III, Week 3

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Joe Gibbs has confidence in Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs predicts that Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III will get the team turned around and that with a couple wins, Washington will be right back in the thick of things and could have another strong season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Gibbs, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Griffin must be himself as a leader, Fletcher says

Quarterback has said he’ll be a stern leader if that’s what teammates want from him.

By Mark Maske  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Morris expects more option plays as season progresses

But second-year tailback says that’s the least of the team’s worries at the moment.

By Mark Maske  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Moss says first two games were Griffin’s preseason

Wide receiver says Griffin’s supposed reduction in speed isn’t what’s causing the team to lose games.

By Mark Maske  |  04:36 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Week 3, Wide Receivers

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan

A collection of tweets fromthe Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan conference, and a place to react to what they’re saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, Week 3

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Garcon says Griffin’s mending knee is the elephant in the room

Wide receiver says Griffin missing the preseason didn’t help the offense. He also says it’s clear to him that Griffin’s knee brace is slowing the quarterback and suggested that Griffin’s knee might have him second-guessing himself.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Why aren’t the Redskins running the read option?

Post Sports Live probes this question, plus ponders if the Redskins have lost their identity.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Robert Griffin III, video

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Shanahan says he won’t consider a quarterback change

Mike Shanahan says he won’t change the Redskins’ starting quarterback

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013

At the podium: Shanahan says Redskins won’t bench Griffin for Cousins

Mike Shanahan is speaking with reporters a day after the 38-20 loss in Green Bay. Here’s a thread to discuss what he’s saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Kai Forbath, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Packers

The Washington Redskins have now dropped to 0-2 after another baffling performance that saw them struggle to do anything right in the first half and then have to claw their way back to respectability in the second half.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, observations, read option, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Robert Griffin III willing to change leadership approach, to a degree

Late in the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers, a veteran teammate suggested to Griffin that he may need to become more vocal and more demonstrative as a leader.

By Mike Jones  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Redskins players miffed over reasons for struggles

Players’ frustration is evident in the locker room after another disastrous performance on both sides of the ball.

By Mike Jones  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Packers, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/14/2013

Aaron Rodgers impressed with Robert Griffin III’s feel for the game

Not every mobile quarterback has that feel required to be an effective pass-first threat, but Aaron Rodgers believes Griffin already does.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Esiason: Redskins’ Griffin, Morris could learn from struggles

The tumultuous start to the season for Robert Griffin III and sidekick Alfred Morris proved alarming on Monday night, but could pay off in the long run, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason believes.

By Mike Jones  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Packers defense sees a different Robert Griffin III

Several Packers say they see a different quarterback from last season’s rookie of the year.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, Week 2

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013

With ‘hit test’ now out of the way, Robert Griffin III focused on Week 2

Two days removed from his first action in eight months, Robert Griffin III said that his surgically repaired right knee feels fine.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, Week 2

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013

‘Miscommunication’ led to Robert Griffin III covering up his knee brace

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did not have to cover up the knee brace on his surgically repaired right knee as he was told during the game.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s return, zone-read use, cap space and more

Today, we go back to the mailbag and tackle your latest questions surrounding the team.

By Mike Jones  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, news conferences, Pat White, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Wide Receivers, zone read

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Griffin put knee brace beneath pants, sock at league’s behest

Instruction came from NFL’s uniform inspector.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan defends withholding Griffin from preseason

Redskins coach says he’s pleased the quarterback is healthy and was available for the opener.

By Mark Maske  |  12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab, Week 1

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five story lines to follow in Monday night’s game

The Washington Redskins are almost there. On Monday night they at last open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 1

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Michael Vick understands Robert Griffin III’s mind-set when running

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick understands the dilemma Robert Griffin III faces and has some advice.

By Mike Jones  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Philadelphia Eagles, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Robert Griffin III expects emotional return, but not worried about rust, contact

As Robert Griffin III gears up for his first game since Jan. 6, the quarterback expects to encounter a wide range of emotions.

By Mike Jones  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Griffin’s Redskins teammates never doubted he’d play opener

'It would have been a shock to us if he wasn’t out there Week 1,' defensive tackle Barry Cofield says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Chip Kelly, Oregon briefly recruited Robert Griffin III out of high school

For a brief moment in time, during the spring of 2007, there was a chance that Robert Griffin III could have played for Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon.

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Eagles

The Redskins get back to work today and continue to install their plan for Monday night’s date with the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Griffin, four others elected Redskins’ captains by teammates

Quarterback joins Williams, Fletcher, Cofield and Doughty as Washington's captains.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, captains, London Fletcher, Quarterbacks, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Mike Shanahan announces Robert Griffin III as Week 1 starter

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan acknowledged what had been expected all along: that Robert Griffin III will start for his team when Washington opens the season Sept. 9.

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Andrews denies Shanahan’s claims of lingering concern over Griffin’s knee

A day after Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that orthopedic surgeon James Andrews cleared Robert Griffin III for action but not without some lingering concerns, Andrews denied such claims.

By Mike Jones  |  04:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Andrews watches Griffin’s workout before preseason finale

Orthopedist's final clearance of quarterback's knee for opener pending.

By Mark Maske  |  06:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, preseason, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013

James Andrews will examine Robert Griffin III Thursday in Tampa

Robert Griffin III on Thursday will have another and possibly final checkup with Dr. James Andrews.

By Mike Jones  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Mailbag: The Redskins' emergency quarterback, Lisfranc injuries and Richard Seymour

Mike Jones answers questions from readers on who'd fill if all the QBs were hurt, the rise of the "Lisfranc" and the Redskins non-pursuit of extra defensive ends, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Roster

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013

‘Similar reps’ for Griffin in practice in the coming days, Shanahan says

Redskins are scheduled to practice Monday and Tuesday after players are off Sunday. The preseason finale is Thursday night in Tampa.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Griffin, Fletcher and Forbath earn team honors

Teammates chose honorees, which were announced at the team's annual Welcome Home Luncheon on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  awards, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Kyle Shanahan thinks Robert Griffin III's throwing mechanics are sound

"I'm pretty impressed with how Robert throws the ball," Redskins offensive coordinator says.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan says Griffin has had two 'excellent' practices against first-team defense

"It has been a full practice for him," Redskins coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  06:40 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Robert Griffin fined $10,000 by NFL for apparel violation

Infraction occurred during pregame warmups Monday. It's at least the second such fine for the second-year quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fines, NFL, Robert Griffin III, uniforms

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Griffin says Andrews told him 'everything looks good'

Quarterback also says he won't change his public candor after last week's controversy over his comments about Coach Mike Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan

Gathered tweets from Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan's after-practice news conferences in one place for you to discuss.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Andrews, Griffin, Redskins officials discuss next steps for Griffin

Orthopedic surgeon is on hand at FedEx Field and observes Griffin's pregame workout. No decisions are expected Monday on Griffin's status for the season opener.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  07:30 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers, preseason, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Observations from Friday's practice at Redskins training camp

Redskins training camp is officially in the books after the team held its final practice in Richmond on Friday.

By Mike Jones  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen sees no controversy in Griffin-Shanahan relationship

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said that he doesn't believe there is a problematic relationship between Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Limitations on Robert Griffin III frustrated Kyle Shanahan

The Redskins quarterback isn't alone in his frustrations that he didn't have the freedom to practice fully until this past Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Observations from Thursday's practice at Redskins training camp

The Redskins are almost there. One more practice left of training camp, and then they return to Ashburn, where they will continue the preseason.

By Mike Jones  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Practice observations, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Kyle Shanahan embraces challenge of remaining ahead of defenses

Entering Year 2 of his RGIII-led attack, Kyle Shanahan welcomes the challenge of keeping better-prepared defenses off-balance.

By Mike Jones  |  06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr.

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Robert Griffin III shows improvement in second day of 11-on-11 drills

Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 pass attempts in his second consecutive day of 11-on-11 action at Redskins training camp.

By Mike Jones  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Rex Grossman estimates Robert Griffin III is at 90 percent

The veteran quarterback, who himself has come back from a torn ACL during his career, believes that at this point, Griffin isn't yet at 100 percent, however.

By Mike Jones  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Redskins offensive players not worried about a lack of preseason game time with Griffin

Mike Shanahan believes Robert Griffin III can sufficiently prepare with practice snaps, and offensive players agree.

By Mike Jones  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Robert Griffin, Pierre Garcon immediately back in sync

Three of quarterback's five completions during full team drills Wednesday went to his top wideout.

By Mark Maske  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, quarterback, Robert Griffin III, Training camp, wide receiver

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Observations from Wednesday's practice at Redskins training camp

RGIII's first day of 11-on-11 drills, Forbath kicking performance, Nick Barnett update and more ...

By Mike Jones  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, place kickers, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Training camp

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Robert Griffin III receives first 11-on-11 snaps of camp

Robert Griffin III completed five of eight passes for 101 yards and threw one interception. He also handed the ball off five times.

By Mike Jones  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, observations, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Griffin says 'there is no conflict' with Shanahan

Redskins quarterback makes statement a day after saying he didn't fully understand the coach's plan.

By Mark Maske  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Should Griffin have spoken up about Shanahan's plan?

We ask readers, and then the Post Sports Live panel weighs in.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Post Sports Live, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Training camp, video

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Robert Griffin III's return date doesn't worry Redskins teammates

While Mike Shanahan has kept quiet about Robert Griffin III's return to full action, the quarterback's teammates aren't worried about the timeline to recovery.

By Mike Jones  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Shanahan reiterates Griffin won't play in preseason, is aiming for Week 1

Coach pushes back quarterback's first participation in full drills until Wednesday, and says he's doing what's best for team, but appreciates that Griffin is eager.

By Mark Maske  |  06:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Griffin: 'I don't like' Shanahan plan, still confident in Week 1 return

Robert Griffin III confirmed that he will receive his first snaps against an 11-man defense when the Washington Redskins practice on Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Griffin gets increased walk-through snaps

He takes, at one point, 53 of 70 first-team plays.

By Mark Maske  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Robert Griffin III's practice activities expected to increase in coming days

The quarterback is expected to have his first drills of camp against an 11-man defense Tuesday, according to one person familiar with the situation.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Training camp