Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 9, three days before the start of the new league year and free agency.
One year ago today
It was getting late on Friday night when Jay Glazer broke the news.
The Redskins had traded for the second overall pick in the draft. Robert Griffin III was coming to Washington.
The initial news was stunning; the price the Redskins paid was shocking. In order to move up from the sixth pick up to the Rams’ second pick they shipped their second-rounder last year and their first rounders in 2013 and 2014.
But one year later the Redskins and their fans think they got a bargain. For years, the Redskins committed the dual sins of being boring and being losers. The dynamic Griffin changed that by leading the Redskins to their first NFC East title with his electrifying play.
It seems that the sky is the limit for the Redskins with Griffin behind center. Assuming his knee comes back to full strength and the team is able to surround him with a decent level of talent, the Redskins could become consistent contenders and playoff games at FedEx Field may become commonplace.
It’s not a stretch to say that RG3 has single handedly transformed what was a stagnant organization into one that has great possibilities. And we are just one year into what should be a good decade or so in the DMV.
Robert Griffin III Blvd.
Yesterday we told you that RG3 was going to have a street in Copperas Cove, Texas named after him. Here is some video from that event:
In case you missed it
- The Redskins are negotiating with veteran OT Tony Pashos
- Veteran DB releases bad news for DeAngelo Hall
- On the other hand, a dry veteran QB market enhances Rex Grossman’s job security.
- Who will stay and who will go?
- The NFL is running out the clock on the Redskins’ cap penalty
- A Moss-Davis package deal in free agency?
Days until: Start of free agency 3; OTA’s start 67; Training camp 138
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Unfortunately the #Redskins are not taking impatient fans and media into consideration when deciding on their timetable for doing things.— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) March 9, 2013