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Is Alfred Morris the next Alfred Morris? And will Robert Griffin III be the best bargain buy in the history of fantasy football?

I could keep asking questions, but let’s attempt to answer a few instead.

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I’ve tried to avoid even any thought of a growing cavernous divide between Robert Griffin III and his head coach Mike Shanahan, both here and generally in my life. The latter is more difficult, since reading and consuming NFL content is sort of what I do. But I strongly suggest that you take the necessary steps to rid yourself of this senseless noise.

The matter can be summarized quickly, and thusly: an injured quarterback wants to play quarterback more, and his coach won’t let him (yet) because it’s his job to ensure the injured quarterback is brought along slowly. The injured quarterback is displeased, though he understands, while coach and team move forward. OK then, done.

Of course, this tender approach didn’t happen late last season after Griffin initially suffered his knee injury, a misstep which is maybe effecting Shanahan’s approach now. If that’s the case, good. We, as humans, have the cognitive ability to learn from our mistakes. In this case, Shanny is the child who thought licking the frozen pole in winter would be fun. Never again.

What we care most about around here and what we continue to care most about for fantasy footballing purposes is Griffin’s availability on Sept. 9, when the Redskins open their season against the Eagles. And we’re still being reminded that one rather important hurdle which seems like a formality needs to be cleared.

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Like anyone who watches and consumes far too much football-related content during a time of the year when meaningful football isn’t actually happening, my opinion on Robert Griffin III’s 2013 season has developed into a life form of its own in a way.

It started from its humble beginnings of unabashed pessimism, with the belief that Griffin will at the very least miss time this fall, and possibly even significant time (I believe at one point I had him missing four games). Then as he was repeatedly seen running and cutting on a football field, and generally doing football things, it was impossible for that outlook to remain the same.

This comparison feels as lazy as it is inevitable: there’s an increasing likelihood that we’re about to see something Adrian Peterson-esque from Griffin this season. I don’t mean that from purely a numbers standpoint. Sure, Griffin will produce, and produce very well. But what will be most impressive about Griffin is what awed us last year with Peterson. He’ll be on the field in a game situation, and he’ll look the same.

It’s encouraging, though, that despite all this rosy euphoria, one man’s plan for Griffin hasn’t changed.

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Right now, he’s only crawling. I’ve been told that quarterbacks usually walk just after their first season, and then by the start of season two, boy you just can’t get them to stop running.

But that’s most quarterbacks, and Robert Griffin III isn’t most quarterbacks. When I saw him walking and running on Day 1 last fall, I knew immediately that we were all witnessing something truly special. Then he shredded nearly every known ligament in his knee during the Redskins’ playoff loss to the Seahawks, putting his status for Week 1 this September in question.

Never fear, for RG3 has spent his offseason blowing stuff up, and his rehab is about to progress to the running stage within the next week.

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Washington Redskins v New York Giants

The Fred Davis, ‘will he or won’t he’, saga that nobody really cared about is over.

Adam Schefter reports the Tight End has re-signed with the Washington Redskins for one year. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Davis cancelled an arranged visit with the New York Jets yesterday, and was said to be deciding between the Buffalo Bills and the Redskins.

The injury prone USC grad started seven games for Washington last season, recording 24 catches for 325 yards. We don’t blame the guy for opting to play with Robert Griffin III rather than Tarvaris Jackson or whoever the Bills end up selecting at the draft.

The Washington Redskins have released cornerback DeAngelo Hall due to the team facing the NFL’s salary cap penalty. The Redskins are over the cap due to an $18 million sanction by the NFL for the structure of their contracts during the cap-free 2010 season. Hall signed in Washington following the 2008 season after splitting time between Okland and Washington. The deal was for six-years and $54 million. Hall was due to make $7.5 million in 2013.

Last season, Hall had four interceptions after switching from outside corner to the nickelback position. He was suspended in week 8 for confroting a referee and was fined $30,000 for the altercation.

 

If you haven’t tried to hook up with a stranger you met on twitter I don’t know what to say. You are wasting your life.

In December, Redskins director of player development Phillip Daniels issued a warning to his players. Avoid twittering with @RedRidnHood.

NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington did the heavy lifting on this one. Two hours into researching the story, Darlington recalled his J-School dreams. So what if this wasn’t the New York Times bureau in Beirut. This was important.

The Redskins Hoaxer used a photo of C.J Miles, an adult film ‘entertainer’ — Darlington’s words. The RH then altered Miles hair colour and something else minor in order to fool the smartest collection of athletes ever assembled.

Unlike Te’o, none of the Redskins players involved became emotionally attached to “Ackerman,” instead pursuing her out of nothing more than physical appeal, sources close to the situation said. “Ackerman” also sent at least one player a pornographic video of Miles, which she also claimed to be of herself. On certain occasions, “Ackerman” also doctored photos of Miles in an attempt to personalize them and provide the athletes with a sense that she was indeed the person she claimed to be.

Damn straight. Emotions are for college kids.