By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The limited shelf life of top-flight running backs was worth remembering as minicamp wrapped up Wednesday afternoon. This job wears out bodies. At 24 years old, Morris is rapidly approaching middle age for an NFL running back.
The Redskins' Alfred Morris is out here perfecting the nuances that escaped him during his historic rookie year, and that means he's getting better.
Don't let the Harbaugh brothers divert your attention from a coaching matchup that will have a greater effect on the final outcome of Super Bowl XLVII -- or, as we might eventually remember it, the first Super Bowl of the Quarterback Zone Read Era.
As doctors expect Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to rehabilitate his surgically repaired right knee ligaments and meniscus in time for the 2013 season, teammate Tim Hightower is proof that timetables are nothing more than frameworks established by precedents.
Trent Williams can't look back.
As a wideout, Santana Moss wants Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to throw the ball as much as possible, of course, preferably in his direction.
Hyperbole can run amok when an NFL team wins its division for the first time in 13 years, especially if much of the heavy lifting is done by two rookies, one of them a virtual unknown before training camp convened.
For years, the Washington Redskins' sales pitch to free agents went something like this:
Washington's 28-18 victory over archrival Dallas on Sunday may herald an era of greatness with dynamic rookies Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris ("Just the tip of the iceberg for these Redskins," Web, Monday). But for longtime Redskins fans, it also brought a measure of closure for a devastating loss 33 years ago.
Robert Griffin III waved his arms, encouraging Washington Redskins fans to keep up the chant. It wasn't the chorus of "RG3" that filled FedEx Field for most of the regular season, a tribute to the rookie quarterback whose success changed the course of the franchise.
Examining and evaluating one's self is routine when calendars flip from one year to the next. Folks think about some desired behaviors and make a determination to achieve them during the next 12 months.
Robert Griffin III is Washington's MVP and easily could be the NFL's Rookie of the Year. But Alfred Morris earned both distinctions for the regular season finale. On national TV with Dallas in town and a playoff berth at stake, Morris delivered a statement Sunday and made history in the process.
Not until Rob Jackson wrapped his hands around another Tony Romo "oops" Sunday night could Washington Redskins fans begin to savor the moment.
When the final seconds ticked off the clock Sunday night and the Washington Redskins had vanquished their rival to complete one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history, Reed Doughty sprinted onto the field. He jumped and pumped his fist and thrust his helmet into the air.
As seven NFL head coaches lost their jobs Monday, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan implied offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, his son, wouldn't agree to interview requests until after Washington's playoff run ends.
"This game is probably 90 percent mental. The physical part is easy," Morris said. "Everyone is fast and smart on this level, so you've got to find ways to beat your opponent. I have 11 guys trying to take my head off, but, in a sense, it's still one on one. You find ways to beat him and outsmart him."
"Less wear and tear will help you last," he said. "I won't worry about getting hurt. Who knows how long your experience in the NFL is going to last. When it's over, it's over. I'm not going to sit there with that in the back of my head. Each play could be my last. You never know."