Tuesday, May 31, 2005

'Redskins Generation': Auditions Coming Soon!

- from the official site of the Washington Redskins

Kids ages 12-14 can be a part of a new in-season weekly show, "Redskins Generation." Auditions are June 4-5.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Don Warren

Don Warren has returned to the Redskins organization to help with Pro scouting. Warren, who is a legend to the Redskins franchise, will be evaluating different aspects of both internal and external degrees. He will be reviewing pro personnel and NFL Europe, etc.

Warren was a Redskins tight end from 1979-1992, where he assisted in making three Redskins Super Bowl Championships. During his last 13 years, Warren has been coaching high school ball in an effort to be able to coach his own kids but still be close to the game he loves. Now, he returns to the team he loves to help build them up.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

It's Official: Redskins Sign DB Hall

- from the official site of the Washington Redskins

The Redskins have signed veteran defensive back Cory Hall, according to Vice President of Football Operations Vinny Cerrato. Hall, formerly with the Falcons, will add "more depth and more competition," Cerrato said. The team also released defensive back Roosevelt Williams.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

From Chicago to Washington


The Washington Redskins have been putting together a line that resembles something of a line from before; that line was the Bears 2001 defensive line. After acquiring Cornerback Walt Harris and defensive end Phillip Daniels (both starters on the Bears during 2001), the Redskins have now snagged Warrick Holdman.

The 6-1, 235-pound linebacker has been with the Cleveland the last few years but was originally part of the Bears. Greg Blache, who was originally defensive coordinator in Chicago, is currently defensive coordinator in Washington.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

HONING THEIR GAMES:

- from FOXSports.com

Patrick Ramsey needs to have a Drew Brees-like season if he wants to remain in the plans for another year. But he must first overcome some problems. He needs to make quicker decisions. He needs to overcome his tendency to try to make a play instead of throwing the ball away and letting the defense go to work. The team is experimenting with the shotgun formation, which should benefit Ramsey in a number of ways. It will give him a better view of the defense and a better chance to detect any pre-snap movements. He will have a better chance to sense inside blitzes on long-yardage passing downs and give him more time to react to and elude them. He will be in passing position immediately upon taking the snap, which gives him a better chance to make quick reads and hit breakoff receivers in case of blitzes off the edge.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Possible Middle

Lemar Marshall originally came to the Redskins through Michigan State. Marshall has been accustomed to playing outside linebacker for the Skins and has done so for the past three years. This may not be the case anymore.

According to the Redskins website, they have been testing out the option of Marshall shifting to middle linebacker due to the recent losses the team has suffered in this position.

"I used to be a safety and I had to make a lot of calls on defense and getting everybody situated in the defensive backfield. But it's different because at middle linebacker you have to be aware of everybody else, including DBs and the D-line. That's the only difference. You have more people you have to communicate with."
- Lemar Marshall

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

MINICAMP MAYHEM:

- from FOXSports.com

Although it's a long way from tryout player to regular-season contributor, Charles Howard, a defensive end from Florida State, has taken the first step in the journey. Howard showed excellent quickness and good speed in the rookie minicamp. He came in as a tryout player and walked out with a free-agent contract. Howard's effectiveness will be tested when he faces real NFL players. But he might have enough quickness off the edge to merit a long look in training camp. . . .

Jason Campbell also is a long way from earning a starting job, but he at least performed well enough to provide some justification for his selection at No. 25 overall. The former Auburn quarterback had good pocket presence and showed an ability to zip medium-range passes to receivers. He did a good job of understanding pass patterns, finding open receivers in traffic and delivering the ball where the receiver was supposed to be. He impressed the coaching staff with his patience. When something went wrong, he refused to blame the less talented tryout players and took the blame himself.

Friday, May 06, 2005

LaVar Arrington

LaVar Arrington is set to return in full health in this upcoming season. Arrington was put out for 12 games last season on account of a faulty knee. He had two surgeries on that knee and after some time of rehabilitation appears to be healthy and ready to go. The Redskins were one of the leaders in defense last season holding the #3 spot. With a ready Arrington, we have the possibility of rebuffing our defense and possibly further improvement.

Monday, May 02, 2005

HARD TRUTH :

- from FOXSports.com

Sean Taylor is perhaps the most physically gifted member of the defense. He can patrol the deep middle, cover man-to-man when necessary and is a force in run support. But unless Taylor matures and prepares mentally for the job, which includes participation in the offseason program, the time will come when no matter how great his physical gifts, he will come up short in his performance. His off-the-field problems last year, combined now with his apparent interest in renegotiating the contract he signed last season, are not good signs for a long, happy future in Washington.