Quick Links

NFL's most improved team: Hail to the Redskins?

777242.png

NFL's most improved team: Hail to the Redskins?

When it comes to evaluating the Redskins heading into the 2012 season, outside perspective is not always a bad thing. No matter how objective we all claim to be, there is no doubt that any of us that visit this site on a regular basis are perhaps a tad too close when it comes to taking a passion-less look at the changes made this offseason.For those who truly looooove what the Ashburn brain trust have cobbled together, you have at least one national writer on your side.With the NFL draft and the bulk of free agency behind us, NFL.com askedits writers to select the team they believe improved the most this offseason. Jeff Darlingtons choice, well, based on my setup, I think you know.
"With RG3 and some other playmakers in tow, Washington thinking big in 2012
At a time when offseason grades are really nothing more than predictions of anticipated potential, it seems sensible enough to suggest any team that has added a possible franchise quarterback has the most to gain. That said, since the Redskins also are among the teams that added some real weapons to an otherwise stagnant offense, I'd say it's equally sensible to expect far more from this team in 2012.

"I still believe in the Shanahan system, particularly in the capabilities of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. With the right pieces to play with -- including dynamic QB Robert Griffin III -- the Redskins have put themselves in as advantageous a position as possible with their offseason activity."Fair enough Mr. Darlington, fair enough. Of the ten opinions offered, only the Greg Schiano-Vincent Jackson adding Tamps Bay Bucs received more than one vote (including one from Charley Casserly). Even with the Redskins struggles last season, no team cratered more down the stretch than the Bucs.And in case you were wondering, the Dallas Cowboys received some love as well.

Quick Links

Redskins preseason finale moved to Wednesday due to inclement weather

Redskins preseason finale moved to Wednesday due to inclement weather

The Redskins and Buccaneers are going to wrap up their preseason earlier than the other 30 teams in the NFL, thanks to some inclement weather that's heading toward Tampa Bay.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the matchup between the two NFC squads has been bumped up a day to try and avoid what looks like a lot of precipitation and winds in Florida, courtesy of Tropical Depression Nine

Washington sent out this tweet in response to the news:

"It has become apparent that the most severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine will likely make landfall on Thursday," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford, according to the Bucs' website. "This decision was made by both teams in conjunction with the National Football League and local authorities in an effort to ensure the safety of our fans, players and stadium staff."

The exhibition finale is slated to start at 8 p.m. Redskins Kickoff will air on CSN at 7 p.m., with Redskins Extra following the matchup. 

Get ready for some Hump Day Football.

RELATED: JOSH DOCTSON APPEARS SET TO RETURN

Quick Links

Dustin Hopkins shows no mercy, mashes a home run off helpless kid

Dustin Hopkins shows no mercy, mashes a home run off helpless kid

Earlier this month at training camp, Nick Sundberg complimented Dustin Hopkins' "huge vert" and admired his "great hand-eye coordination" in an effort to publicize that the Redskins kicker is as athletic as they come. Unfortunately, it appears that Sundberg forgot at least one key skill in Hopkins' repertoire: The ability to hit mammoth taters off of helpless little kids.

Check out this gem of a video that the 25-year-old tweeted out on Monday night:

That poor whippersnapper served that pitch up on a platter along with a note that said, "Please annihilate me." Hopkins obliged. That ball is probably still going.

Next time, the youngsters should skip over baseball and propose a game of hide and seek instead. And the pitcher should spearhead that proposal. 

RELATED: REDSKINS ROOKIE HAS SWEET PREGAME RITUAL WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND

Quick Links

This Redskins rookie and his girlfriend have the best pregame ritual

This Redskins rookie and his girlfriend have the best pregame ritual

Forget JoJo and Jordan from The Bachelorette. Don't aspire to be Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. And, as tremendous as they were, stop obsessing over Jim and Pam from The Office.

The couple that you should want to emulate, the pairing that is perfect, and the duo that is absolutely, certifiably #GOALS, is Redskins rookie T.J. Thorpe and his girlfriend Kayla Cason. And they have the footage to prove why they're everything you and your significant other should strive to be.

The now viral video, which was filmed on Friday before Washington's 21-16 victory against the Bills, captures a pregame ritual that Thorpe and Cason have participated in since their college days, according to Redskins.com. Prepare to swoon:

"For me it’s something that’s just regular, since I care about her," Thorpe told Jake Kring-Schreifels of the team's website. “For it to do what it did, I was like, 'We can’t be the only people in the world with a handshake.'"

Judging by that moment, despite what he hopes to be a long future at wideout in the NFL, in Cason, Thorpe may have already made his best catch. 

RELATED: GRUDEN, BRUTON AND OTHERS WEIGH IN ON KAEPERNICK DEBATE