The hardest piece of the puzzle to find in pro football is a championship-caliber quarterback. The Redskins have been looking for one for far too long – nearly 20 years, almost a generation (if not an eternity). Measured another way, it's eight head coaches (counting the short-lived Terry Robiskie), three general managers and an increasing number of conspicuously empty seats.
It takes a secure person to show off his multicolored Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles socks at a job interview. It probably isn't surprising, then, that Robert Griffin III did just that in front of cameras and reporters at the NFL scouting combine on Friday afternoon.
Scott Campbell sat alone on the metal bleacher in Section T, Row 29 of Ladd-Peebles Stadium last Wednesday overlooking the South team's Senior Bowl practice through a pair of dark sunglasses. Wavy brown hair peeked over the rim of the same burgundy visor that distinguishes him on the Redskins Park practice fields each summer during training camp.
Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry is proceeding toward free agency with hopes of avoiding surgery on his left Achilles tendon, coach Mike Shanahan said Monday after overseeing a Senior Bowl practice here.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday shook up his coaching staff in the wake of his second last-place finish in as many seasons.
General manger Bruce Allen is pleased to talk about Washington Redskins alumni and next Saturday's Ring of Fame induction ceremony. Just don't ask him about the product currently on the field.
Earlier this season, it was an Achilles tendon injury, a carryover from last year, that kept LaRon Landry from his appointed rounds as the Washington Redskins' strong safety. Now it's a groaning groin. He missed practice again Thursday, and his game-day status — with the New York Jets coming to town — is once more in doubt.
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder made a rare appearance before the media Tuesday, but he declined to offer a statement on the status of his struggling football team.
It was quiet at Redskins Park on Sunday.