Here is a six pack numbers relevant to the 2012 Redskins:
3—The number of interceptions thrown by Robert Griffin III this year. Rex Grossman and John Beck combined to throw 24 last year and Grossman and Donovan McNabb threw a total of 19 in 2010. No Redskins quarterback has thrown fewer picks in the first nine games of the season since Jason Campbell threw two in 2008. Campbell finished the season with six picks.
724—The number of yards Alfred Morris would have to rush for in order to beat Clinton Portis’ team record of 1516 set in 2005. That means he would have to average a shade over 103 yards per game to break it. That seems unlikely although Portis averaged 107 yards per game over the Redskins last seven games in 2005 to set the record.
40—The number of receptions that Josh Morgan will need surpass Jabar Gaffney’s team-leading total of 68 from last year. He may be able to do that but he probably won’t gain the 639 yards he would need to surpass Gaffney’s yardage total from 2011.
19—The number of consecutive third downs the Redskins would have to convert to get their rate up to the league average. They have converted 32 of 112 third downs (29.6%) and the league average is 38.5 percent.
2632—The number of yards the Redskins are on pace to rush for. That would just break the team record of 2625 set in 1983.
615—The number of yards by which the Redskins have outrushed the opposition (1481-866). They have not gained that many more rushing yards than they have give up over a full season since 1991 when they had a 704-yard margin in rushing (2049-1345).
After NFL minicamps end in mid-June, and before the grind of training camps start in late July, players are free to have a little bit of fun and try to relax. For Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins that evidently means a game of Jenga.
The video comes from Cousins' wife Julie, and the caption explains that the couple were attending the quarterback's 10-year high school reunion. Looks like a fun scene, and the Michigan waterfront looks even better.
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For anybody that has watched Cousins on the practice field or listened to him mic'd up during a Redskins game, the competitive outburst is no surprise. Cousins likes to win, period. Even at life-size Jenga during his 10-year high school reunion.
Obviously, contract talks between Cousins' representatives and the Redskins continue, and likely will until the July 17th franchise tag deadline. Last season, Cousins threw for nearly 5,000 passing yards, completing 67 percent of his passes to go with 25 TDs and 12 INTs. He's allowed to have a little fun here and there.
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Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 24, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27.
The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles in FedEx Field in 78 days.
—Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 23
—Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 47
—Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 70
The Redskins week that was
Pressure Points: Focus is on Jay Gruden like never before—So you lost two coordinators and your top two wide receivers? Well, the Redskins gave him a two-year contract extension because they think he can deal with problems like those. Gruden will be cut zero slack.
Post-minicamp 53-man roster projection, offense—Sure, there will be plenty of lip service about everyone having a chance of making the 53-man roster. But this cake is very nearly baked. But the real competition in training camp will be for the 10 practice squad spots. I picked 25 offensive players to make it and I’m confident that 23, maybe 22 of the picks will be right. There seems to be more questions on defense (roster projection here) but even on that side of the ball, few jobs are truly up for grabs.
Redskins in a no-lose situation with confident Galette—We haven’t seen Junior Galette practicing in the spring before. Two years ago, he wasn’t with the team yet and last year he was held out so he could rehab his torn Achilles. That means we don’t have much comparison to make but he did look good. Next step is to do it with the pads on.
Snyder 'THRILLED' with ruling that should protect Redskins name—The legal part of the fight to get the Redskins to change their name is over after the recent Supreme Court ruling. They will not lose their trademark protection, which would effectively force them to change the team. However, it seems likely that the political and social battle will go on.
Is a Redskins-Cousins deal not only possible but probable?—One analyst thinks that the Redskins have too much to lose to not get a deal done by July 17. I think he’s right but I’m not sure if I’ll go along with his odds.
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