Just before midnight, some 30 minutes after Alexander Ovechkin hoisted the Stanley Cup for the first time, I stood in a swarm of 40,000 best friends with my colleague and reflected on what just happened.
On January 9th, 2014, the Washington Redskins hired Jay Gruden to succeed Mike Shanahan as head coach. Gruden, a sought-after coach, cut his teeth through the coaching ranks to finally step out of his brother’s shadow.
With all due to respect to Andy Williams: tomorrow brings the advent of the most wonderful time of the year. Football season is back, baby.
Aaron Donald, Aaron Jones, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Allan Houston, Andy Reid, Arik Armstead, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Ben Roethlisberger, Bill Belichick, Bill Simmons, Blake Bortles, Bobby Flay, Bobby Wagner, Boston Celtics, Brandin Cooks, Brent Grimes, Buffalo Bills, Cam Newton, Cameron Brate, Chris Baker, Chris Godwin, Chris Weinke, Christian McCaffrey, Cincinnati Bengals, Cooper Kupp, Dallas Cowboys, Davante Adams, DeForest Buckner, DeSean Jackson, DeShone Kizer, Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis, Donta Hightower, Dontari Poe, Dowell Loggains, Drew Brees, Gerald Everett, Gerald McCoy, Gio Bernard, Haason Reddick, Houston Texans, Isaac Bruce, Jameis Winston, James White, Jared Cook, Jared Goff, Jay Cutler, Jeff Fisher, Jeremy Hill, Jim Bob Cooter, Jimmy Graham, JJ Watt, Joe Flacco, Joe Mixon, Jonathan Allen, Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman, Julio Jones, K.J. Wright, Kendall Wright, Kurt Warner, Kwon Alexander, Kyle Shanahan, Kyrie Irving, Lane Kiffin, Lavonte David, Lawrence Taylor, Le'Veon Bell, Les Snead, Martellus Bennett, Matt Ryan, Michael Bennett, Mike Evans, Mike Gillislee, Mike Lombardi, Mohamed Sanu, Myles Garrett, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Noah Spence, O.J. Howard, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Randall Cobb, Reggie White, Rex Burkhead, Rob Boras, Rob Gronkowksi, Robert Griffin III, Robert Woods, Roger Goodell, Russell Wilson, Sam Bradford, Sammy Watkins, Scott Tolzien, Sean McVay, Seattle Seahawks, Solomon Thomas, Stephon Gillmore, Steve Sarkisian, Takkarist McKinley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tavon Austin, Taylor Gabriel, Terrelle Pryor, Tevin Coleman, Todd Gurley, Tom Brady, Tom Savage, Torry Holt, Trumaine Johnson, Ty Montgomery, Vernon Hargreaves III, Vic Beasley, Washington Redskins
In a new weekly NFL picks column, Hail To The District writer Dash Kannan provides his predictions and thoughts for each game on the slate for Week 2 of the 2016 NFL season.
Bashaud Breeland, Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Carlos Hyde, Chip Kelly, Dak Prescott, Demaryius Thomas, Derek Carr, Dez Bryant, Drew Brees, Ezekiel Elliott, Jameis Winston, Jay Cutler, Jimmy Garoppolo, Josh McCown, Keenan Allen, Keith Butler, Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Trevor Simien
After a year which I was (finally) able to post this weekly column with some regularly, i’m back again with another season of weekly NFL lines and picks.
Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, DeAndre Hopkins, Dennis Thurman, Derek Carr, Jalen Ramsey, Jared Goff, Jeff Fisher, Jim Irsay, Kyle Fuller, Latavius Murray, Marvin Lewis, Michael Crabtree, Myles Jack, Odell Beckham Jr., Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Ryan Grigson, Sam Bradford, Terrelle Pryor, Todd Gurley
In Part 2 of my 2016 NFL Preview, I provide the Super Bowl, playoffs, and postseason award predictions that everyone needs to know (at least in my opinion, anyway).
Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Alex Collins, Antonio Brown, Aqib Talib, Bobby Wagner, Brock Osweiler, C.J. Anderson, Cam Newton, Cameron Artis-Payne, Chip Kelly, CJ Prosise, Cliff Avril, Dalvin Cook, Danny Trevathan, DeMarcus Ware, Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer, Devin Funchess, Devontae Booker, Doug Baldin, Earl Thomas, Ezekiel Elliott, Fletcher Cox, Fozzy Whitaker, Gary Kubiak, Greg Olsen, Gus Bradley, Jabrill Peppers, Jamaal Charles, Jamal Adams, Jeff Fisher, Jim Schwartz, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jimmy Graham, Jonathan Stewart, Josh Norman, Kam Chancellor, Kelvin Benjamin, KJ Wright, Leonard Fournette, Malik Jackson, Marvin Lewis, Michael Bennett, Mike McCoy, Myles Garrett, Nick Saban, Peyton Manning, Rex Ryan, Richard Sherman, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Thomas Rawls, Tom Brady, Trevor Simien, Tyler Lockett, Vernon Hargreaves III, Von Miller
Editor’s Note: HTTD writer Patrick Rice provides his game-by-game predictions for the outcomes for each game on the Washington Redskins’ 2016 schedule.
Washington Redskins Tags:
Aaron Rodgers, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Calvin Johnson, Carolina Panthers, Carson Wentz, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Dak Prescott, DeSean Jackson, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, Josh Doctson, Josh Norman, Kirk Cousins, Matt Jones, Minnesota Vikings, NY Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Griffin III, Teddy Bridgewater, Tony Romo
Between the Nationals red-hot start, the Caps quest to finally fulfill their lofty expectations, and the Wizards disposing of Randy Wittman just hours prior, the Redskins managed to keep their share of the spotlight when it came to DC sports news.