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Need to Know: Should the Redskins invoke RG3’s 2016 option?

Jan 15, 2015, 5:16 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 15, 105 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft.

Question of the day

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Today’s question comes from Twitter:

Deciding whether or not to invoke the fifth-year option the Redskins have on Griffin’s contract (a provision that applies to first-round picks starting with the 2011 draft) is something on the Redskins’ to-do list for this offseason. But it shouldn’t take them long to figure out what to do.

Griffin signed the now-standard four-year contract when he was the second pick of the 2012 draft. The Redskins have to decide if they will add a year to that contract at a salary of approximately $16 million or if they will let him play out his deal in 2015 and become a free agent.

They have until early May to declare or decline the option but it shouldn’t take them nearly that long to decide. I don’t see any way they should pick up that option.

Bruce Allen and Scot McCloughan only need to discuss one thing—what are the chances that Griffin will be worth a $16 million salary in 2016? If the answer is no, then you don’t exercise the option.

True, the option is guaranteed only for injury. If Griffin is healthy they could pull back the option offer prior to the start of the league year in March and walk away. But suppose he plays well enough that you want to hold on to him but not well enough to be worth $16 million for the season? Then you are stuck with trying to negotiate a deal with him when he and his agent will see his starting point $16 million since that essentially is the offer that’s on the table.

I think that the best thing for the Redskins and Griffin to do is negotiate a short-term extension. He is guaranteed a $3.4 million salary for this year as part of his rookie deal so you have to write that into it. Do a two-year deal, guarantee him a total of $10 million and give him a modest 2016 salary that can escalate if he reaches performance benchmarks. After two years they will know where they stand and can either part ways or negotiate a longer extension.

The ace in the hole for the Redskins is the franchise tag. Should Griffin revert to his 2012 form in 2015 and the Redskins are having difficulty signing him they would have the option of giving him the franchise tag. That would be somewhere in the vicinity of $20 million. It’s not that $4 million more is not significant but in the scheme of a cap that is likely to be $150 million in 2016, it’s not a difference that is very damaging.

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  1. fwhalstead1 - Jan 15, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    There is NO WAY in hell you offer him anything. Seriously? Isn’t this the same guy who lost his job to Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy last year? He has yet to play a complete season nor has he demonstrated any ability to life life as a true NFL QB. The truth is he may not even come out of camp as the starter in 2015. No, I’d seek trade offers on him and if I was unable to move him in the off-season then he’d play out 2015 (probably on the bench) and then he’d be a free agent. Giving this guy any form of contract extension based on 2012 and a NFC East championship would be as dumb as say franchising an oft injured under performing Brian Orakpo last year. The way HIS fans ooze over him you’d think Robert won a Super Bowl in 2012. Speaking of which, when are we going to stop calling him RG3 when clearly he is not that guy anymore. He’s Robert Griffin, a 2nd string QB at best and a LONG term development project at the position.

    • Kevin Browne - Jan 15, 2015 at 3:20 PM

      Lost his job to Cousins? He was hurt. Even when McCoy started that was to appease people drunk from the Dallas win. We saw who our best option is ans like Gruden, and McCloughan said, it is too early to give up on him. Surround him like you would do a Peyton or Tom with a team and watch good results. Russell Wilson came into the ideal situation. Good OL, great Defense, good RB, just take care of the ball and make plays you can make in your skill set.

      • troy - Jan 16, 2015 at 1:45 PM

        Your a moron I guess u know more than Cooley Brian Mitchel doc and every single other ex NFL player close to the organization that says he can’t even get basics right at offense and Scott didn’t say that he said it’s to early to give up now and that all the tape from last year needs to be closely looked over before they give up on him

        • Rich Tandler - Jan 16, 2015 at 3:03 PM

          I always get a kick our of “your a moron”.

      • nativetexan2012 - Jan 16, 2015 at 6:15 PM

        Apparently you didn’t watch any of those games Griffin played in before he was benched for McCoy. He was benched because his play was about as bad as it gets. He is not Russell Wilson. He will have to prove next season whether he can be an NFL QB. The jury is still out on that question. It may be too early to give up on him, but that’s hardly an unqualified endorsement.

    • Joe Greene - Jan 15, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Bravo. It would be monumentally stupid to extend Bob.

  2. mazzini webstet - Jan 15, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    I feel he deserves any, and everything the Redskins can offer. I feel that instead of blaming RGIII for the Redskins failed season, the Gruden Offense should shoulder the brunt of the blame. Most successful Offenses, are designed around the Quarterback. How soon we forget his Rookie Season, his only fault was his inability to slide to avoid injury. This years Offense to me, was no different than the old I & T formations we ran when I was High School. I’ve been a Redskins Fan for almost 45 years, and I represent the Skins year round by wearing my Fan Gear Win or Lose. I believe an Offense has to be designed to fit the strengths of your team, which was the Quarterback, Halfback, as well as our receivers. We lacked the Offensive Line for the type of Offense Gruden

    • mazzini webstet - Jan 15, 2015 at 7:15 AM

      Cont…Gruden apparently was attempting to find success. I’m as dissatisfied as any Skins Fan. But I believe most of the blame should be on the basic Offensive scheme that only the opposing Defensive Coordinator could appreciate. Add some deception to the Offense for the upcoming season.

      • Rich Tandler - Jan 15, 2015 at 8:02 AM

        I get what you’re saying. He should have a chance to succeed. But you can’t commit to $16 million and be unable to pay others around him who could help him succeed.

      • hk2000 - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM

        I agree, for the most part, Gruden is our weekest link, not Griffin. Having said that, I also agrre that picking up the $16M option is not a smart move considering we still have the sameZorn2.0 as a HC. Unfortunately for Griffin and for us the fans, the best chance for him to succeed- Kyle- was run out of town by him, the media and the fans alike.

        • shottothebrain - Jan 15, 2015 at 12:53 PM

          Go kill yourself for saying that shani is who should have stayed. It was very clear that kyle was a huge part of the problem.

        • shottothebrain - Jan 15, 2015 at 12:55 PM

          Go kill yourself for what you just said. Kyle was a huge part of the problem with our offense. Luckily, the redskins saw this and dropped him. The browns also realized this and did the same.

        • Rich Tandler - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:07 PM

          “Go kill yourself”? Really? It’s not the Harvard faculty lounge here or anything but can we bring the level of conversation above the third-grade playground level? Not to mention that suicide is a serious issue and some here may have been touched by it.

          Thank you.

        • hk2000 - Jan 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM

          Don’t worry about him Rich, that only trivializes his argument. So they got rid of K. Shanahan and now our offense is really humming, right?

  3. Tom - Jan 15, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    No! A thousand times NO!
    He is not worth it, not now. Like you said if he somehow plays much, much better, then the Skins have options.
    Now I’d be more open to working with Krik Cousins. He seems to have a better attitude towards his teammates and the game, then does RG right now.
    I also think it is easier for a QB that can execute the ofense effectively, which Cousins did at times, to grow and cut down on turnovers, than for one that can not seem to make even the simple reads sometimes and doesn’t show trust in his teammates. Those things seem harder to grow out of. I could be wrong?

    • scott - Jan 19, 2015 at 9:43 AM

      I agree , I still think cousins is a better option. He can cut down on turnovers..given the time he can be a solid starting QB for this team for years to come…

  4. alextwrs - Jan 15, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Give the money to whoever prepares and gets results. IE: Kirk Cousins

  5. sidepull - Jan 15, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Really how much more are they going to know in May than they know now?
    What our O line may look like? If they get a QB coach who that will be?
    No I think when Scot gets done watching the tape we will have an answer.

    I think personally no matter what kind of team you put around RG3 he is too brittle to make a full career as an NFL starting franchise QB. I don’t think he will remain healthy. In respect to the fans and the team it would be prefect if we had a definitive answer to the QB position and that it was RG3. We could justify all those picks we gave up and move on while RG3 runs the show. It has not worked out like that. Not even close since Ngata leveled him.

  6. polofourme - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Hmmmm? Should I jump out of an airplane flying 10,000 feet above the ground without a parachute? Really, we are even asking this question? Here’s the answer and listen carefully, ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. $15 to $16M for one year? Why take that money, pile it in the middle of the street and burn it. That would be a better use of those funds than giving it to Griffin who will very likely be the third string QB on the team or off the squad completely before the regular season starts in 2015. Does anyone in their right mind think Griffin is worth that kind of money based on his first three years in the League? He has been a spectacular failure, benched by two different HCs for the same reason, his incredible lack of any talent to operate in a pro set which is the core of Grudens offense….look, nice kid, great college QB who simply could not make the transition to the NFL…it happens all the time. He was never going to be a successful professional QB. And if there is one thing that is absolutely clear about Griffin, its time to turn the page on one of the worst draft choices in NFL and Redskins history.

    • hk2000 - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:29 AM

      Hey Polo, go ahead, do us all a favor and jump!!!!

    • redskinsinrichmondva - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM

      And what has Gruden’s offense done in this league? As an offensive assistant for the Bucs, the Bucs offense were mostly average or below-average (look up the schedule-adjusted offensive metrics on Football Outsiders; they were average even during their Super Bowl season). Even in Cincinnati his offenses were average.

      The guy is not some offensive savant, and unlike Griffin he’s shown this for over a decade. Let’s quit acting as if he’s a genius who’s being held back by his QB.

      • sidepull - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:03 PM

        True. Agreed. yet I think no matter who the coach is it is not going to suddenly make RG3 durable. He wont last physically no matter what coach they bring in.. Bringing in Bries himself would even have Briles questioning himself….

    • kenlinkins - Jan 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

      Say what you want about old “Polo” but to date he has been 100% correct about RG3. While I disagree with cutting RG3 now I would not do anything with his contract that isn’t “Club Friendly” (like maybe signing him to a 2 year deal for the $10 million Rich talked about but only after the draft and seeing if McCoy resigns with the Redskins). The shame is that B. Allen over spent so bad in 2014 for players who didn’t give the Redskins any where near their moneys worth and that the extra $4 or $5 million is not sitting in the Cap bank account waiting to be used on a fair gamble that could have a great pay off (or be another $5 million down the drain). You can not gamble with money you do not have!

  7. redskinsinrichmondva - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    To the posters saying Cousins: keep in mind that, despite playing in a pro-style offense in college, Cousins was also benched by Jay Gruden for not performing up to par (from Gruden’s perspective). Kinda hard for any QB to have success when he can’t play full regular-season games without being benched on a whim by his coach.

    I agree with Rich’s assessment. It’s a good compromise for everyone involved, plus cutting young talent when the rest of the roster is still superbly subpar only puts the team back to square one: a non-playoff team with no QB prospects. And an aging free-agent QB won’t get them anywhere either (see the Redskins before 2012).

    • alextwrs - Jan 15, 2015 at 11:39 AM

      Look at his stats for those four games. Look at the others. Writing is on the wall. Luck had twenty int his rookie year. Let him sling it.

      • alextwrs - Jan 15, 2015 at 11:39 AM

        Rather than putting him in the doghouse Gruden should have built up his QB’s confidence. Kirk is the best QB on the roster.

        • rtcwon - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:20 PM

          I’m a RG3 supporter but he’s over confident and needed what coach said, a reality check.

          And Kirt throws on time (looks good) because he guesses. Many have tried but all fail to “coach” the interceptions out of guys like him. And the more tape, the easier the picks get for the D.

      • kenlinkins - Jan 15, 2015 at 5:02 PM

        Very fair point about Cousin’s INT’s and Luck. While I do not believe that Cousins will ever be as good a Luck is (or going to be) I think that Cousins would benefit from being on the field playing and learning. The Redskins must pick which horse to ride and stay with him for more than 4 games at a time.

        • redskinsinrichmondva - Jan 15, 2015 at 5:11 PM

          So would Griffin, and he’s the player with the least amount of experience in a pure, pro-style offense.

          Keep both, let Griffin play, then you can always go with the QB you want.

    • nativetexan2012 - Jan 16, 2015 at 6:35 PM

      Turning the ball over like he did should get you benched. I don’t know anyone who didn’t believe Cousins should have been benched. Gruden wanted to win games. Cousins was given multiple games to get it together, and he couldn’t. Same for Griffin. Of course, there were other factors that contributed like the horrible offensive line. But no coach would have let Cousins or Griffin continue to play.

  8. Skins diehard - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Heck No

  9. hk2000 - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Trade him! give Kirk the starting job, make Colt his backup, and with the first pick in 2016, draft another QB, rinse, repeat!!! By the end of 2015 season, Gruden, aka Zorn2.0, will be a dead man walking- guaranteed.

  10. gurnblanstonreturns - Jan 15, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    There is no way exercising the option on Griffin makes any sense. In fact, the best thing that could happen to Griffin might just be a year in which he is guaranteed nothing for the future. This would be the very first year of Griffin’s entire life when he would face having to earn his position – either learn how to be a pro QB, win the competition and complete a solid season or look for a job. In short, grow up or get out. (This may seem ticky-tack and petty, but I would also set a few team rules designed to stress team over player, including a policy that all jerseys will simply list the player’s last name (no III’s or Jr’s or Sr’s – just one of 53 teammates) and new social media rules clearly stating that any discussion of team matters, fans, “haters”, blah, blah, blah is a violation of team rules subject to all available discipline.)

  11. brucealmty - Jan 15, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Seems the poor QB play of the 2014 season is the best the Redskins will be able to put on the field in coming years. Gruden / Griffin / Cousins will all get another year to prove themselves and then they will start over. It is likely Griffin will never meet expectation of being a top QB but there is much to be said about QB stability–even if he is only the 26th best QB in the league. Build the O-line and protect the QB, whoever it is. Fans need to get past the kings ransom given up and trust Scot McCloughan’s decisions, come what may.

    • nativetexan2012 - Jan 16, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      QB stability when your QB is losing games makes no sense. No offensive line is going to be good enough to protect a QB who can’t read defenses and can’t see the field. I don’t agree that all the QB play this season was poor. I thought McCoy played well for the most part. He had one bad game, and that was due mostly to the horrific play of the offensive line which allowed him to be injured. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another QB brought in either through the draft or free agency. I don’t think you will see QB’s continue to start who played liked Griffin & Cousins did this season. Griffin is no longer the presumed franchise QB. Whoever starts is going to have to win the job and play well to keep it.

  12. alextwrs - Jan 15, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Prove it, thats what he deserves!

  13. allaineff - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    I will be so glad when Robert gives you all (especially you, Fake Rich) his big smile as he waves goodbye on his way to a division rival and commences to beat the Skins twice a year.

  14. nflnofunleauge - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    I got thru half the article and say i agree with no. But then i realized after reading further that this writer should be sacked.
    The NFL is so backwards. Building good teams would be easier and better if the NFL was no longer a leauge. Cant win with billionaire owners that are as out of touch with everthing. Making all the simple things so difficult.

    • Rich Tandler - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:09 PM

      Oh. I should be “sacked”? Not happening but you’re welcome to skip this blog when you’re reading about the league you obviously don’t like.

  15. lorcanbonda - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    If they sign him to a 3 year extension now, he should be relatively cheap — probably cheaper than the franchise tag for one year. (ex. a 3 year contract at $12-15 million.) Then, if he is good, we have more than one year in the bank. If he’s mediocre, then he is paid fairly and can be traded. If he is poor, he can be waived with little cost to the salary cap.

    The key for RGIII is trying to learn a pro-style method and study techniques. He has all of the talent we can stand — we will never find a more talented quarterback. But if he can’t read progressions, then he will never be that great.

    All that being said, he is by far better than Cousins and better than McCoy. Which means, if we don’t extend him, we need to spend another high draft pick on a QB — that seems like a bad idea.

    • rtcwon - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:45 PM

      I doubt the numbers would work on a 3yr extension.

    • alextwrs - Jan 15, 2015 at 2:24 PM

      Does talent involve reading a defense or running a 40 time. Come on man. QB is a thinking mans game not the fastest man on the field game.

    • Joe Greene - Jan 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

      If they sign him to a 3 year extension, he still can’t read a defense, can’t go through his progressions, can’t move around in the pocket while keeping his eyes downfield, can’t complete passes with 5 open receivers, can’t drop back consistently because his footwork is awful, can’t take the blame for his own poor play, and can’t even win games with his legs anymore.

      No thanks. Get the bum out of town now.

      • koolrepetoire - Jan 16, 2015 at 8:02 AM

        A 68.7% completion rate at almost 8 yards per pass says you are a lie. That is a stereotype. RG3 had a career high completion percentage in thus pro style offense. He took sacks and ate the ball rather than throwing scatter ball picks like Cousins.

        • Joe Greene - Jan 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

          Sure thing. Reality speaks to something different. He took sacks because he has no idea what is going on and he has a high completion % because he throws nothing but checkdowns and screens at this point. The Dallas game was the prime example of that. He threw for 336 yards, but his two biggest pass plays were screens completed behind the LOS and he only attempted one throw all day that went more than 10 yards past the LOS which was incomplete.

          BTW, Kirk was the only QB on the roster to throw TDs at a rate above the league average and it happened to be 3x the rate that Bob throws TDs.

        • redskinsinrichmondva - Jan 16, 2015 at 6:57 PM

          Uh, some of the best offenses in the modern NFL use alot of screens and checkdowns. The game has shifted towards the use of athletic receivers who can catch quick passes and rack up YAC. This article (http://www.fieldgulls.com/seahawks-analysis/2014/10/10/6949769/russell-wilson-percy-harvin-nfl-passing-game-college-football) demonstrates the rise of YAC with actual evidence, and this article _http://www.footballperspective.com/are-air-yards-consistent-from-year-to-year/) along with the previous article shows that there’s no conrete evidence that air yards is consistent from season to season.

          So, your disparaging remarks of Griffin throwing “nothing but checkdowns and screens” are misguided.

    • sidepull - Jan 15, 2015 at 9:10 PM

      If he can read progressions is a by product on if he even be available to play. he is very injury prone QB.

  16. rtcwon - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    I like the two year idea. Don’t have to commit much and protects from having to tag in the best case scenario that he gets it back and plays at top 10 level. Unlike any other QB available, he’s done it before & more likely to do it again.

    But better have a backup plan for either a new injury or him continuing to play afraid of injury. I’m sure Gruden has his eyes on someone other that Colt or Kirt.

  17. YOKi - Jan 15, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    u guys want to dump RG3, but fail to grasp that there is no other QB on the market that we can bring in…. or do you guys want Ryan Lindley or Mark Sanchez.??

    the author is correct in signing him to a short term deal and see what’s up.

    we don’t even have good QBs in this years draft to even talk about moving on from Griffin

    • Joe Greene - Jan 15, 2015 at 8:31 PM

      We had 2 better QBs on the roster last year. Finding someone better than Bob isn’t difficult.

      • redskinsinrichmondva - Jan 15, 2015 at 8:59 PM

        And which QB do you suggest? Keep in mind that these free-agent QBs will want to be paid. They also don’t have Griffin’s youth or upside, and could very well walk or retire after a couple of seasons. They will also be playing for a crappy team, and a coach who has not been in charge of above-average offenses for virtually his entire pro career.

        Name some names, GM Joe.

        • Joe Greene - Jan 16, 2015 at 1:58 AM

          Bob has no upside. He has shown no ability to run a pro offense. I’d have no problems taking a flyer on someone like Matt Moore for a year to compete with Cousins and a hopefully returning McCoy.

        • redskinsinrichmondva - Jan 16, 2015 at 3:31 AM

          Matt Moore is 30, and only had one season in which he had double-digit starts (12 in 2011). He also made $8 million over the past two seasons throwing a total of 10 passes for the Dolphins. TEN. And that was on a team that was halfway-competitive; he would probably want more in order to sign to THIS team.

          You would cut bait with a former OROY, former division winner, and a 24-year old QB to sign…Matt Moore?! THAT’S the name you thought of?

  18. shermanp79 - Jan 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    The option of extending him makes some sense.. I guess the real question is what would he be worth if he were a FA today. I imagine any team would give him two years. So 10M doesn’t sound so bad. As much as I get on him regarding his faults, he did put up some numbers his first two years. In 2013 he struggled but did have some decent moments. I guess we can hope the switch in offense created him some confidence problems. It doesn’t change my doubts. If he can’t stop watching the rush and freezing under pressure, he has little chance of being a good QB. You give him a small new deal with the understanding he has to earn the starting job. The risk…if we have another year like this past one. All the distractions and questions. The one thought for no extended deal would be how Scot views RG3 . What does Gruden really think? I have a feeling RG3 is going to feel entitled to that 16 million and feels slighted, that would be a problem. Then that extra year becomes a problem. I guess they could trade him. Would another team want him. I believe so but it depends on if he plays next year and how bad he looks. This is not a simple thing. Would he even do a short term deal? Could he bet on himself and hope he plays like 2012 and force them to Franchise him or give him the money he wants. With him being injured twice, I would think his agent would want a deal. Not an easy decision. With our history it will turn out to be wrong either way.

  19. goback2rfk - Jan 15, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    3 year 33 million with playoff incentives and no injury incentives. 12 million fully guaranteed.

    • Joe Greene - Jan 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

      That’s a $12 million overpay.

  20. zx14r - Jan 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    All I have to say is when talking about RG3 people keep referencing Cousins and Mccoy and how bad RG3 played. There’s a couple of real things here to note. Cousins has never been hurt nor has Mccoy (neck sprain whatever) but these two guys still lost the job back to RG3 Cousins more than once. The same guy people say is a shell of himself. Let’s keep it real, if RG3 is the problem in your book then let us know without also mentioning those other two bums. Right now all three aee playing like bums but only one out of the three will go elsewhere and shine. Someone please name a team that will take Cousins or Mccoy and sign them as starters. People want the skins to draft another QB based off of college play which I guarantee won’t be a Heisman winner such as we have now. What I’m saying is what they did in college doesn’t really mean anything until you do it when you get to work (drafted). Jay is in a hole, he’s been compared to Zorn. Look for Jay to request a vet from FA, a real vet not named Mccoy. There has already been whisper on Cutler, Hoyer and even Sanchez (Not My Choices Just Word On The street). If Gruden adapts offense then you may see some old RG3 for that’s how RG3 HELPED win division because Kyle adapted offense. But like the new GM mentioned, If you have a running mobile QB then you better have two. Let RG3 sink or swim on his own without strapping those two weights named Cousins and Mccoy on his legs. Cousin needs to worry about himself for he is always making these statements about leaving the covers it up saying he will do his whatever is asked. As for Mccoy he may be safe for he is Grudens very own sexy Rexy.

    Aa for the way I have been feeling about my team (REDSKINS) (I feel bad), there is no way in hell I could dwell on one man. The 90s and 80s are far fading away from memory thus I I have been seeing is team after team after team filed with bums more so then not. Two words have been used to describe my Skins by others “sorry” is always used and once we where called a “fluke” after 2012.

    People this is my first ever post so I am new at it thus it came out very long. Maybe I should have started with “Dear Mr. McCloughan”..

  21. Raymond Martinez - Jan 16, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    Idiot bruce allen made a horrible mistake hiring head coach.Grudens offense sucks, simply doesn’t run the ball nearly enough or tailor his offense around the franchise qb’s best abilities. Chester/polumbus allowed way too many sacks and hopefully they’ll be gone.hopefully bruce wakes up and hires DC fangio!!.NO BARRY!!!!forget 4/3, we are 3/4 ready right now.nice hire with callahan, may he make gruden understand the importance of running game and may he take his job if he doesn’t. We can draft RT/RG and run behind a good OL and that will benefit our qb rg3 .which we keep.

    • ZB90 - Jan 16, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      Allen was smart to hire Gruden but he’s not a smart football guy. Gruden needs a power run offense not this zone blocking bullshit. We brought in the new guy and we have a real chance of improving our oline this year. Give the skins a chance to actually play Grudens game before you right him off

  22. ZB90 - Jan 16, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Too early to tell. Let this OL coach fix this line and let him play in the pocket with a real pocket. Maybe there’s still some magic there

  23. joeyjust4u2 - Jan 17, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    When the offense is set to work with Robert Griffin III abilities,and with an offensive line and a head coach.We can stop with with feng smack about Robert Griffin III. Just like we are all entitled to our own opinion, this is mine,like it or not.

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