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.
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.
Some good news from the doctor of all doctors this afternoon. Via Jay Glazer and that damn tmi.me thing he uses on twitter, Dr.Andrews released a comment after the surgery:
“Robert Griffin III had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction. We expect a full recovery and it is everybody’s hope and belief that due to Robert’s high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season.”
That last part is huge. Robert Griffin’s play on the field has been a revelation this season. More important, at least in terms of his recovery, is his strengths off the field. The guy clearly has a good head on his shoulders. That head — mind, you know what I mean — will be huge in determining whether he will be able to come all the way back and start the 2013 season. Here’s hoping.
Citing multiple sources with knowledge of the results from Griffin’s tests earlier today, the Washington Post is reporting that “possible partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments” were revealed. Those same sources also told the Post that exploratory surgery may be an option to determine the exact extent of the damage, but Griffin hopes to avoid full reconstructive surgery if the tears are indeed partial. That applies even if it’s a new injury, and not an aggravation of a pre-existing one.
The skewering of Mike Shanahan has continued today, and to his credit he stepped right into the blazing fire, holding his season-ending press conference this afternoon. Instead of, I dunno, chillin’ in the Bahamas while revealing tats that involve a middle-aged wife, Mark Sanchez, and little clothing. We salute you, Shanny.
There was an important injury to discuss. Kory Lichtensteiger still has a sprained ankle.
Ahhh yes, Robert Griffin III. What of him? Well, there was a question or 19 asked of Shanahan about his quarterback who was the subject of an attempted career killing last night, and the answers left us a little less optimistic about the state of his offseason plans than we were a few hours ago.
You know what I do to get super amped for a football game and ready to smash hard objects over various parts of my body? Well, I don’t cut off articles of clothing with a chainsaw, because I’m sane, and I generally enjoy being sane.
Now there’s a heavily-bearded guy somewhere in Washington of the Grizzly Adams lineage without a playoff team, and maybe without a healthy quarterback for a while. Most importantly, he’s ruined a perfectly fine pair of work boots.