After some film study and three days on the field, Robert Griffin III is in he process of learning the playbook. At this point, he knows how to call the plays better than he knows how to run them.The verbiage is a lot easier than you think, said the rookie quarterback. Im not saying anybody can go out and do it but its different when you look at 14 words on a piece of paper and you have no idea what those 14 words mean.Griffin said that after the coaches explain it it becomes a lot easier. If you forget the back half of the play you know it in your head just because youve gone over it so many times in the film room, he said. We didnt struggle much with the verbiage.Running the plays was another matter. Its different when you know what routes you have on a certain play but youve got to know where to go with the ball during certain coverage. Thats the biggest thing when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL.In order to learn the offense, Griffin has been watching a lot of film featuring quarterbacks from the Redskins, Matt Schaub of the Texans (Kyle Shanahans old team), and the Saints' Drew Brees. Everybody that runs the same kind of concepts, he said. Its good to see those guys the way they break it down, the way they read it, the way they progress through their progressions. Theres no better way to learn than from guys who already are doing it.One person who believes that Griffin is doing just fine in learning the offense is a fellow rookie, guard Josh LeRibeus. Feels like when he came in he knew the damn playbook, he said.
Is DeAngelo Hall at the end of the line?
The Redskins cornerback turned safety suffered a torn ACL against the Giants on Sunday. That will end his 2016 season.
This is the second time in three seasons that Hall has suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3.
In 2014 he suffered a torn Achilles in Philadelphia. In between, in 2015, he had a toe injury that sidelined him for five games.
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Hall was once the model of durability. From when he joined the Redskins in 2008 with seven games left in the season he played in 100 of a possible 103 games through the 2013 season. Since the start of 2014, counting to the end of the current season, he will play in 17 of a possible 48 games.
Will the Redskins bring Hall back in 2017?
It might be difficult for them to do so. One factor is money. Hall will be in the last year of his contract, a deal that will pay him a salary of $4.25 million. That’s what they are paying him this year and their return on investment is rather low. It would be hard to justify that cost for a player who has appeared in so few games since he signed the $17 million deal in 2014.
The Redskins and Hall could agree to a deal with a decreased salary, perhaps one with incentives that would let him make some or all of the money back if he stayed healthy and performed well. But you still have to wonder if he will stay on the field. He turns 33 in November and players rarely get healthier as they get past that age. The organization may want to avoid spending the whole offseason planning to have Hall fill a role only to see him go out with what at that point would be a predictable injury.
The organization should proceed carefully and respectfully as they decide Hall’s fate for 2017.
They don’t have to do anything until after the season ends. But it will not be surprising if the decision is to move on from Hall.
The Washington Redskins return to FedEx Field on Sunday play the Cleveland Browns in Week 4 of the NFL season after beating Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants in Week 3.
With Robert Griffin III injured, the Sunday game isn't the must-watch matchup everyone was hoping to tune in for. But it's s chance for the Redskins to get to 2-2, while the Browns will be looking for their first win of the 2016 schedule.
Here is how to watch Redskins vs. Browns in Week 4:
WHEN IS THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS GAME?
The Redskins vs. Browns game takes place in Week 4 on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS GAME ON?
You can watch the Redskins vs. Browns game on CBS at 1:00 p.m. ET. Redskins Kickoff airs at Noon on CSN Mid-Atlantic. (Channel Finder)
HOW CAN I WATCH THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS LIVE STREAM ONLINE?
The Redskins vs. Browns game can be streamed on NFL GamePass (subscription only).
HOW CAN I LISTEN TO THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS GAME ON THE RADIO?
You can listen to the Redskins vs. Browns in Week 4 on the Redskins Radio Network. It will also be on Sirius/XM Radio channel 227.
WHAT ARE THE BETTING ODDS FOR THE REDSKINS VS. BROWNS IN WEEK 4?
The opening line has the Redskins as 6.5-point favorites to beat the Browns, and the Over/Under is 45.5, according to Oddsshark.com
Washington Redskins 2016 Regular Season Schedule:
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): vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. — CBS
Week 5 (Sun. 10/9): at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. — FOX
Week 6 (Sun. 10/16): vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. — FOX
Week 7 (Sun. 10/23): at Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. — FOX
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
The Redskins Kickoff pregame show begins an hour before kickoff only on CSN Mid-Atlantic