Welcome to life in the new NFL, where ‘sellouts’ are the norm but full houses are becoming the exception, and not just in places like woeful Jacksonville.
For one moment, let’s forget about the Minnesota game, let’s forget about Mike Shanahan’s future with the organization, and let’s forget about the play of the special teams. If we look at reality, the standings have Washington in striking distance of the first place Cowboys who are ready to implode at any given moment.
Robert Griffin III was sacked four times and was harassed or should we say bullied all night long.
London Fletcher is playing his 16th NFL season, but Washington’s captain said Tuesday that he has never seen any player abused the way that Jonathan Martin allegedly was by fellow Miami offensive lineman Richie Incognito, to the point that Martin left the team last week.
The NFLPA says it is the duty of the union to hold the clubs and teams accountable for safety and professionalism in the workplace.
Under Robert Griffin’s tenure with the ball club, Washington has consistently proven that they cannot win if Griffin is off of his game. Griffin’s play whether good or bad trickles down to the entire team.
Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon spoke candidly last week making it known that his offense, “sucks at passing.” Garcon is emerging as a verbal leader this season, and his comments may have lit a fire under Robert Griffin III who had his best game of the season.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.
NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth got his Super Bowl ring back Tuesday — 21 years after it was stolen.
DeAngelo Hall kept things up against Denver, intercepting two passes from Peyton Manning, and of course returning one of those to the house. Hall’s touchdown added him to the history books as the first Redskin defender to score three touchdowns in a season.