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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

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) calls out a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

RG3 needs to be aware of clock in his head, says Gruden

One of the better quarterbacks in the league at extending a play after it breaks down, Griffin has a penchant for holding onto the ball too long — a situation that, on Sunday, in his return after missing six weeks with a dislocated left ankle, was among his biggest problems. Published November 3, 2014

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater breaks a tackle by Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Redskins' defensive letdown at Vikings a collective effort

After allowing 352 yards to the Minnesota Vikings in a 29-26 loss on Sunday — including 102 in the fourth quarter alone — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the poor performance of the defense was the result of "a combination of a lot of guys." Published November 3, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, left, scrambles under pressure during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

RG3 returns with mixed results in Redskins' loss to Vikings

Playing in his first game since dislocating his left ankle six weeks ago, Griffin demonstrated he has plenty to work on — but that his development into a true quarterback did not lag during his time off the field. Published November 2, 2014

Washington Redskins' Roy Helu (29) and quarterback Colt McCoy (16) celebrate after their NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Washington won in overtime, 20-17. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Redskins' win at Dallas another step back toward respectability

"I know everybody counted us out of this one," said Washington tackle Trent Williams. "I understand. Believe me, I understand. But we've definitely got to take it one game at a time, man, and keep stringing together some wins." Published October 28, 2014

Washington Redskins' Jason Hatcher (97) check son Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) who lays on the ground injured after being sacked by the Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Tony Romo injured, leaves Cowboys-Redskins game in 3rd quarter

The quarterback was leveled on a blitz by Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson with 7:59 remaining in the third quarter. The team did not announce the nature of the injury Romo sustained, but he lay on the turf for several minutes before being helped to the sideline. Published October 27, 2014