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The Best of Warpath – Hopes and dreams on a mid-summer’s night

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

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We are starting a new feature here at Skinscast. We’ve received approval to give our readers a sample of the great articles found in Warpath Magazine. Every edition, we will run one article for your enjoyment. If you like what you read (and we are convinced you will), we encourage you to consider a subscription.

Hopes and dreams on a mid-summer’s night

by John Pappas

The human knee is a wonder of design. Probably not the most compelling body part, but darn important to anyone walking upright. You may think about your own from time-to-time, but you hardly lose sleep worrying about knees belonging to other people. That is, unless you root for quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.

Griffin famously blew out his knee in last season’s playoff game against Seattle at FedEx Field. It wasn’t pretty. It was one of those injuries they warn you about before the replay. When Griffin went down, his knee moved in ways not intended. The resulting gasp from Redskins Nation registered on the Richter scale.

Griffin is the future of Washington. He is also the present. All hopes are on him. There is arguably no player more beloved in the NFL by their fans. Not to say the fans were long in the wilderness before Griffin. But when he arrived; it kind of felt we had been.

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Skinscast returns soon

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

This offseason we have been busy doing very little and liking it. However, Skinscast will return with the upcoming season.

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The Trade

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The boys weigh in. 

The timing of the trade Friday between St Louis and Washington that has the Redskins sending their first and second-round picks in this year’s draft, as well as the first-round picks in 2013 and 2014 in return for the Rams’ 2012 second overall pick prevented us from getting together on a special episode. But we still wanted to go on record with our thoughts on the trade.

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We said on the show this offseason is the most important for the Redskins in a generation. With the trade, we believe the 2012 offseason will define the team for the next decade.

If the presumptive selection of Robert Griffin III pans out – it will be viewed as the bold move that restored glory to the franchise. If we are treated to Heath Shuler Part 2 however, it will become another example of epic front office failure in Washington. 

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Washington Redskins Cut List 2011

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

The Washington Redskins roster cuts revealed the team is indeed keeping just two quarterbacks–John Beck and Rex Grossman. There’s still no telling who the starter will be.

Kellen Clemens and Matt Gutierrez were among the Redskins’ roster casualties Saturday evening.

On the keeper side of things, veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth played his way onto the team along with second-year standout Terrence Austin who has at ton of potential.

Meanwhile, running back Evan Royster was released, but is thought to be a strong candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers.

In addition to the cuts, the Redskins placed safety Kareem Moore on the PUP list as expected.

Here is a complete list of the players cut by the Redskins.

  • WR Isaac Anderson
  • LB Horatio Blades
  • NT Anthony Bryant
  • T Selvish Capers
  • QB Kellen Clemens
  • TE Tony Curtis
  • RB Shaun Draughn
  • LB Thaddeus Gibson
  • QB Matt Gutierrez
  • G/T Artis Hicks
  • S Chris Horton
  • G Maurice Hurt
  • LB Edgar Jones
  • CB Reggie Jones
  • T Clint Oldenburg
  • C Donovan Raiola
  • WR Aldrick Robinson
  • RB Evan Royster
  • S Anderson Russell
  • TE Derek Schouman
  • S Davonte Shannon
  • DE Jeff Stehle
  • DE Doug Worthington
  • RB Keiland Williams

Chuck Carroll is the senior writer at Football News Now. Follow him on Twitter at @FNN Chuck for more inside Redskins information.

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The case for Vince Young

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Photo by Brian Murphy

Photo by Brian Murphy

With the departure of Donovan McNabb seemingly assured, the topic Redskins fans continue to fiercely debate these days is whether or not the team should acquire Vince Young. To explore this subject, Skinscast founder John Pappas and HomerMcFanboy’s Brian Murphy go head-to-head on whether or not Washington should bring in the controversial quarterback.

Here is Pappas’ argument for bringing in Young.

The case for Vince Young

By John Pappas

Following the 2011 NFL draft, two things are apparent regarding the Washington Redskins: they didn’t draft a quarterback, and they still need one.

For my money Vince Young is the guy to get. In fact, it makes so much sense I’d be disappointed if Washington ends up with anyone else.

Young is the type of passer that coach Mike Shanahan covets; a big-armed, mobile playmaker. His arm-strength and ability to run represent a dual-threat to defenses.

Entering just his sixth year in the league and at only 27, he is in his prime. And at 6-foot-5 and 232-pounds, he is built to withstand the punishment that comes with the position.

Best of all, Young is a winner. His 30-17 record as a starter testifies to this, and far outweigh concerns over average passer stats.

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