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Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Before joining in October 2013, he covered the Washington Redskins for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va. for parts of three seasons and spent the previous five years at the Hartford Courant. A University of Connecticut graduate, he can be reached at zboyer@washingtontimes.com.

 

Articles by Zac Boyer

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, left, greets Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 30-17. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Andrew Luck, Colts thrive on stability Redskins lack

Luck should be thankful he has avoided the mess that has consumed Robert Griffin III and the Redskins during his three seasons — but then again, if Luck was playing in Washington, none of it likely would have happened, anyway. Published November 27, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) heads back into the tunnel after warm ups before the Washington Redskins take on the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, November 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

RG3 era in D.C. winding to unexpected end

Griffin, the people's quarterback, could do no wrong upon arrival in Washington. But as he soon learned, it doesn't take much for the capital region to turn on its chosen leaders. Published November 26, 2014

Capitals defenseman Mike Green sustained what the team is referring to as an upper-body injury in the Capitals' loss to Buffalo on Sunday. He'll be replaced by Jack Hillen. (Associated Press)

Jack Hillen hopes Capitals defense doesn't skip a beat

It's been nearly seven weeks since Jack Hillen last took the ice for the Washington Capitals, missing game after game after game as a healthy scratch and relegated to watching his teammates from the press box or the dressing room. Published November 25, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, left, is sacked by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

RG3 can't make decisive plays as Redskins fall at San Francisco

Though his mistakes were not as egregious as those he made the week before, the quarterback still demonstrated lapses in reading the defense, finding his receivers and making decisions. And, given two chances to lead the Redskins on a game-winning drive, Griffin failed. Published November 23, 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Brandon Dixon (39) knocks down Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Pocket Change: NFL's young, mobile QBs caught in adjustment process

It seemed to be a matter of when, not if, the college-style offense took over the professional game, with four youngsters seemingly representing the new breed. Now, not even two years later, those four have encountered a series of obstacles that have dimmed their once-bright futures. Published November 20, 2014

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Frank Kearse (73) sits on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Sloppiness, mistakes continue to plague Redskins in another lost season

When players returned from their bye week, many spoke of needing the five-day break to clear their minds, escape from their frustrations and regain focus for the final seven games of the season. Whatever focus they gathered, however, was not evident during the course of the week. Published November 18, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks off the field an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The Buccaneers defeated the Redskins 27-7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

RG3 'not even close to being good enough,' says Jay Gruden

A day after Robert Griffin III pointed to his substandard play as a reason the Washington Redskins lost to Tampa Bay, his coach was equally critical of the quarterback's performance, insisting that Griffin needs to play better as he continues to develop. Published November 17, 2014