The Washington Redskins will address the franchise's greatest need Thursday night when they use the second-overall draft pick to select a quarterback, almost certainly Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Don't be surprised to hear choruses of "Hallelujah!" echo through the area around 8:30 p.m.
A paradox floated around Redskins Park on Monday as players cleaned out their lockers and departed for the offseason. The Washington Redskins finished 5-11, one game worse than last year in coach Mike Shanahan's first season, but many insist progress is clear.
There were times this season — many times, in fact — when Evan Royster would enter the locker room at Redskins Park without anyone caring to notice. Such is life for an NFL practice squad player. Anonymity is the norm.
Transforming the Washington Redskins from a 4-12 geriatric unit into a perennial Super Bowl contender never was going to be easy for executive vice president/head coach Mike Shanahan.
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington visits the Giants in Week 15.
One of best movie lines Mickey Rourke ever uttered was the one he laid on William Hurt in "Body Heat": "Any time you try a decent crime, you got 50 ways you're gonna [mess] up. If you can think of 25 of them, then you're a genius."
Tim Hightower wore a knee brace and a smile Thursday as he scooted through the halls of Redskins Park on crutches. After having surgery last Tuesday to reconstruct the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Washington Redskins' leading rusher is eager to turn his focus to his rehabilitation.
Go back to Jan. 25, 1998, the night Mike Shanahan's plan to build the Denver Broncos into a Super Bowl champion reached its completion.
It's not just that the Washington Redskins lost Sunday. It's the way they lost. In times of crisis - and that time is definitely at hand for the Redskins - the coaching staff has to check its egos at the door and try to win games however it can.