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Did London Fletcher compare RG3 to...


Did London Fletcher compare RG3 to...

Robert Griffin III may be the face of the Redskins, but London Fletcher is and remains the backbone of the team.

Washington linebacker, Ryan Kerrigan, recently said of Fletcher, 'He teaches you how to be a man.' As the player in charge of delivering words of motivation to his team, it's safe to say the NFL vet's words are valued amongst his peers.

At the start of training camp, Fletcher spoke to the media. The inside linebacker has seen a lot of quarterbacks in his fifteen years in the NFL, and when discussing RGIII, he was compelled to mention Michael Vick's name twice.

First when discussing why Griffin will be difficult to defend:

When you have a quarterback who can make plays off-schedule, when it doesnt go exactly as it was designed to go, a quarterback who can buy time, has a threat to run the football, make plays outside the pocket, defensively, youre kind of always on your heels because you dont know if hes going to run the ball. Is he going to keep it or throw it? You see stuff like that, especially with guys like Michael Vick now, the quarterback with Philadelphia, outside the pocket. You dont know if hes going to run the football or continue to look down field and sometimes throw the ball as well. With Robert, hell be able to do a lot of those things as well.

And then how Griffin will be in the heads of opposing defenses (yes, just like in the commercial):

I just think about Michael Vick when he was in Atlanta, and I was playing against him in St. Louis, and the type of speed and athleticism that the guy brought to the position and obviously his ability to throw the football. Those things you cant really prepare for until you get out and face it, until you realize exactly the talent that this guy has.

Vick recently endorsed the comparisons, saying, "I think guys like RG3 idolized me as they grew up playing football. I think Cam and Robert Griffin III both were inspired by me and my play. And that's me being a trend setter, game transcending, and guys wanting to emulate one another. ... And I think that's what it's all about. I wanted to emulate Steve Young and be just like him, and Charlie Ward, and Randall Cunningham, guys who played before me."

As for RGIII? Griffin was humbled to hear Vick speak at the Rookie Symposium in June and noted one of the reasons why he looks up to Vick isbecause of the way he has turned things around in Philadelphia. Something RG3 will be called upon to do in Washington.

However, Robert isn't making any comparisons in terms of ability between himself and the signal caller of a divisional foe.

But when asked at the start of training camp about which part of his game will translate well, Griffin said his ability to lead and also mentioned the quarterback the Redskins will face in Griffin's first game of his NFL career.

Dont let anybody tell you that youre game doesnt translate. They might have told New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles that, and look what hes doing now. The same goes for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. I just try to make sure I dont listen to too much and hear people say, His game doesnt translate. I just go out and play and show people not show them up just show them it doesnt matter who you are, how tall you are, how big you are, how fast you are. You can play in the NFL if you really go out and take care of business.

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Redskins vs. Bengals: London game time, TV channel, how to watch

Redskins vs. Bengals: London game time, TV channel, how to watch

The Redskins and Bengals are headed across the pond for a pivotal Week 8 game in London, England.

The Redskins (4-3), saw their four-game win streak snapped in Week 7 thanks to a heartbreaking 20-17 loss to the Lions. The Bengals (3-4) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 31-17 win over the Browns in Week 7.

With the game taking place in London, the start time is going to be different than your typical Sunday. Much different. 

The NFL International Series Game between the Redskins and Bengals takes place at the world-famous Wembley Stadium, the host venue for the FA Cup and English National Soccer Team. The Week 8 game in London will be the Redskins's second regular season international game, having played the Buffalo Bills in Toronto on Oct. 30, 201l.

The Redskins have played overseas twice, both games coming in the preseason. They played at Wembley Stadium during the 1992 preseason and in Osaka Japan during the 2002 preseason.

When does time does the Redskins-Bengals game in London start? How can I watch the Redskins-Bengals game? CSN Mid-Atlantic has those questions (and more) covered.


Week 8 Redskins vs. Bengals game information:

Who: Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals

What: Week 8 of the 2016 NFL Season (NFL International Series Game)

Where: Wembley Stadium. London, England

When: 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 30

TV Channel: FOX

TV Announcers: Kenny Albert (Play-by-Play), John Lynch (Color), Pam Oliver (Sidelines)

How to Watch: Redskins Kickoff begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: NFL GamePass

Radio: ESPN 980, Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: Bengals -2.5

Over/Under: 45.5



Week 1 (Mon. 9/12): 16-38 loss, Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)

Week 2 (Sun. 9/18): 27-23 loss, Dallas Cowboys (0-2)

Week 3 (Sun. 9/25): 29-27 win, New York Giants (1-2)

Week 4 (Sun. 10/2): 31-20 win, Cleveland Browns, (2-2)

Week 5 (Sun. 10/9): 16-10 win, Baltimore Ravens, (3-2)

Week 6 (Sun. 10/16): 27-20 win, Philadelphia Eagles (4-2)

Week 7 (Sun. 10/23): 17-20 loss, Detroit Lions (4-3)

Week 8 (Sun. 10/30): vs. Cincinnati Bengals,  9:30 a.m. ET in London — FOX

Week 9 (Sun. 11/6): BYE WEEK

Week 10 (Sun. 11/13): vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 11 (Sun. 11/20): vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m. — NBC

Week 12 (Thurs. 11/24): at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. — FOX

Week 13 (Sun. 12/4): at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. — FOX

Week 14 (Sun. 12/11): at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 15 (Mon. 12/19): vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m. — ESPN

Week 16 (Sat. 12/24): at Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

Week 17 (Sun. 1/1): vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. — FOX

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NFC East: Admitted domestic abuser Josh Brown released by Giants

NFC East: Admitted domestic abuser Josh Brown released by Giants

Kicker Josh Brown was released by the New York Giants on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced.

Brown, a 2015 Pro-Bowler, did not make the trip to London for the Giants' 17-10 win over the Rams in Week 7 after new information regarding his domestic abuse history was brought to light.

Brown had admitted in the past to abusing his then-wife Molly Brown.

After new information from the King County (WA) police department was made public, the Giants decided to leave him in the states, eventually putting him on the Commissioner's Exempt List.


Prior to the team's release of him on Tuesday afternoon, Brown issued a public statement in which he stated he had never struck his wife, via ESPN's Adam Schefter.

I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way. I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic. It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area. Through the past several years I have worked to identify and rectify my own behaviors. The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life. My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man. In the interim, I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down.

As Brown correctly points out, domestic violence is not limited to strikes. He had admitted in the past to putting his hands on his wife, an action that he repeated on more than one occasion.

The Giants and the NFL had come under great scrutiny for the way the situation was handled.

In advance of their trip to London, several Giants players offered their support to Brown, and team owner John Mara stated last Thursday that Brown had "certainly admitted" to domestic violence, but "what’s a little unclear is the extent of that.”

With the way the NFL handled Ray Rice's highly publicized domestic violence case, the league and commissioner Roger Goodell were the targets of stern and poignant criticism from fans, the media and former players alike.

Brown's NFL career has spanned 14 seasons, the more recent four with the Giants. He spent the first five years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, before spending four seasons with the St. Louis Rams.