Monday AM Pundits: Media comments on the Redskins win over the Cards

Monday AM Pundits:  Media comments on the Redskins win over the Cards

The Washington Redskins won their season openers over the Arizona Cardinals 24-6.  It was the first season opener win for head coach Jay Gruden.  Here is what the media had to say. MMQB, SI.com 4. Hey, that Washington football team in the NFC East is getting overlooked! Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson both looked great in their debuts against arguably one of the five worst teams in the NFL. Let’s check back in after the…

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Redskins Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down: Week One against the Cards

Redskins Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down:  Week One against the Cards

The Washington Redskins won their season opener 24-6 with a striking first half, that saw the Redskins dominated the time of possession 23:57 to 7:03.  QB Alex Smith completed 21 of 30 passes for 255 yards and 2 TD passes, in his first game as the Redskins signal caller.  Here are our Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down for week one. Redskins Thumbs Up RB Chris Thompson.  What a return game for Chris Thompson, coming back…

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Game Day Week One: Redskins v. Cardinals

Game Day Week One:  Redskins v. Cardinals

It’s Game Day Week One and the Washington Redskins travel to Arizona to start the 2018 NFL season against the Cardinals.  The Redskins enter week one with a retooled offense with a new quarterback in veteran Alex Smith.  The season isn’t starting exactly as planned, with a season ending injury to second round pick RB Derrius Guice.  They go from a promising rookie running back to a legendary veteran in Adrian Peterson.  That couldn’t have…

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Adrian Peterson to start for the Redskins

Adrian Peterson to start for the Redskins

The Washington Redskins have named RB Adrian Peterson the starter for the opener on Sunday.  Peterson was assigned late after the season ending injury to Derrius Guice. Peterson appeared one one preseason game for Washington.  In the third preseason game, Peterson was impressive, carrying the ball 11 times for 56 yards.  That is an average of 5.6 yards per carry.  Peterson will be backed up by Rob Kelly and Samaje Perine, with Chris Thompson returning…

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Redskins Sign Adrian Peterson

Redskins Sign Adrian Peterson

The Washington Redskins have signed future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson to a one year contract. With the running back stable down to three healthy players, the Redskins brought in free agent veteran running backs over the weekend and settled on Peterson after a meeting on Monday. The question will be does the 33-year old Peterson have anything left? He showed flashes in two games last season for Arizona after getting traded from…

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Draft: Running Back

Draft: Running Back

Over the next few weeks, LETS GO REDSKINS will review Washington’s options in next month’s NFL Draft, position by position. Ranking the top 15 RB prospects of 2017: 1. Dalvin Cook2. Leonard Fournette3. Christian McCaffrey4–15. ⬇️https://t.co/fbonGdeZuP — PFF College Football (@PFF_College) March 23, 2017 Are the Redskins set at running back? From a numbers standpoint, one could argue that they are. Washington invested a mid-range draft pick on Matt Jones in 2015, but confidence in…

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Redskins Smoke Signals: Your morning Redskins News for March 1

Redskins Smoke Signals:  Your morning Redskins News for March 1

The Washington Redskins placed the exclusive franchise tag on QB Kirk Cousins yesterday, as expected.  Liz Clarke believes the one component to the Cousins’ saga that the Redskins miscalculated the most was Cousins’ own confidence.   More on the tag application.   Rich Tandler provides his preview of what may lie next between the Redskins and Cousins.  This article indicates that the 49ers may still be set on acquiring Cousins from Washington. According to multiple reports, the…

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Redskins Smoke Signals: Your Thursday Morning Update (2/16)

Redskins Smoke Signals:  Your Thursday Morning Update (2/16)

The talk of the Redskins right now is of course QB Kirk Cousins.  According to CSN, Cousins charter has gone silent.  That may be a good thing.  Vegas still gives odds to the Redskins for retaining Cousins.  Even at that, is the Redskins brass paralyzed with fear of making the wrong decision on Cousins?  If so, that is pretty pathetic.  Life is about taking risks and chances.  Get together as a group, make a consensus…

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The 5th Quarter: Vikings 34 Redskins 27

The 5th Quarter: Vikings 34 Redskins 27

THE GAME CHANGED WHEN… The second half began. Washington racked up 288 yards and 24 points in the first half, scoring on their first five possessions for the first time since 1985. After that, the Redskins were outscored 20-3 and managed only 153 in the second half, with 76 coming on the final drive, which came up four yards short. Washington just never came out of the tunnel for the second half. THE GAME WAS…

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