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March 1, 2014 |
The ability to disguise is valued in football, as it is essential to fooling an opponent. In a sense, offensive lineman Roy Simmons was better at concealing than most. Simmons hid his homosexuality from his New York Giants and Washington Redskins teammates throughout his career, and in retirement became the second NFL player to announce that he was gay. "If Roy had come out when he was a player, he would have been accepted," former Giants teammate Harry Carson said last week.
January 9, 2014 |
The Washington Redskins have their new coach. According to multiple reports, the Redskins will announce Thursday that they have hired Jay Gruden, offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, to replace the fired Mike Shanahan as head coach. Gruden is the younger brother of former Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden, now a “Monday Night Football” commentator. Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with Jon Gruden in Oakland and Tampa Bay, and was with the Buccaneers when Jay was a defensive consultant there.
December 30, 2013 |
As expected, the Washington Redskins have fired Mike Shanahan. Shanahan, whose teams were 24-40 in his four seasons, had fallen out of favor this season with Redskins owner Dan Snyder and star quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team finished 3-13 this season, losing its final eight games. "Redskins fans deserve a better result," Snyder said in a written statement released Monday by the team. "We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.
December 24, 2013
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys aren't ruling Tony Romo out of a winner-take-all game against Philadelphia because doctors could clear him after treating his back injury. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that his quarterback has proven he can play with pain but won't if doctors advise against it. The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing Sunday night in Dallas' third straight season finale against an NFC East rival with the division title and a playoff berth on the line.
December 18, 2013 |
Should Robert Griffin III's dad be flagged for interference? According to the Bleacher Report's Jason Cole , Robert Griffin II has lobbied Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to dump Coach Mike Shanahan in favor of Baylor Coach Art Briles, who coached RGIII for four seasons in college. Last week, reasoning that the quarterback had absorbed too many hits already, Shanahan announced his decision to sit Griffin for the remainder of the season. Cole also reported that the younger Griffin is known inside the Redskins for his stubbornness and unwillingness to accept criticism.
December 16, 2013 |
Mike Shanahan had a change of heart. A day after walking out of a press conference refusing to answer questions about his job status, the Washington Redskins coach spent some time Monday talking to reporters about ... his job status. Shanahan confirmed that he has no plans to resign from his position despite the team's 3-11 record and rumors that his days with the organization are numbered. “I'll get a chance to sit down with Dan [Snyder] at the end of the season,” Shanahan said . “I'll give him my opinion on the direction I think the franchise could go. He's going to give me his idea what he wants to do, he's the owner of the football team.