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|Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan spent big in order to move up in the draft to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and provide Washington with a franchise quarterback to match up against the other talented signal callers in the division. RGIIIís unique talents match up well with Shanahanís version of the west coast offense, which requires quarterbacks to spend plenty of time outside of the pocket, throwing on the run and scrambling for yards on the ground. At Baylor, Griffin was a monster operating out of the shotgun, throwing for 77 touchdowns and rushing for 32 more, but he will need to adapt his game in the NFL. He possesses an outstanding arm and blazing speed but the odds of him duplicating the season Carolinaís Cam Newton put together as a rookie seem slim. Griffin doesnít have Newtonís size and strength meaning he wonít be his teamís goal line back like Newton. The Redskins also donít have a true number one wideout like Newton had in Steve Smith but they do have a deep rotation of receivers that could be productive. If only the team had that type of depth along the offensive line, which has been a major concern and remains so heading into 2012. RGIII is an outstanding dynasty league prospect with a huge upside but fantasy owners are likely best served having him as a bench option in 2012.
|2nd round pick for Cousins? -- Wed Feb 19 12:50 pm --|
Redskins open to trading backup QB
|The Washington Redskins want a second-round pick in the NFL draft if they are going to trade backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to a person familiar with the teamís planning. It also is not known if Redskins officials will remain adamant about wanting to receive a second-round choice for Cousins or if the team ultimately might be willing to part with him for a lesser compensation package. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: Cousins was a fourth-round pick in 2012 and new coach Jay Gruden has stated that Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback. Cousins has stated that he would be open to a trade and the chance to start with another team. Ideally, the Redskins should keep Cousins for another season given RGIII's ups and downs and injury history, however given the number of QB-needy teams, a trade could easily be made for the 2nd-round compensation the Redskins are asking for.
|RGIII to the bench, Cousins to start -- Wed Dec 11 11:00 am --|
Shanahan makes change at QB
|Kirk Cousins will replace Robert Griffin III at quarterback Sunday when the Washington Redskins face the Atlanta Falcons. Griffin told reporters Wednesday that Mike Shanahan has informed him that he will be shut down for the remainder of the season as the coach "wanted to make sure I got to the offseason free from injury." (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The reasoning is flimsy at best but starting Cousins may give the struggling offense at boost for a week. The Redskins face the Falcons in a neutral QB matchup for Week 15. Rex Grossman will serve as the No. 2 QB.
|WAS looking to part with Shanahan? -- Mon Dec 9 3:10 pm --|
Redskins may seek to fire coach with cause over report
|The Washington Redskins were sorting through their options Monday regarding HC Mike Shanahan and one of the possibilities is firing Shanahan for cause, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. One person familiar with the matter said it was not clear what the team would do and added it was not certain the Redskins would take that approach even if they decide to dismiss Shanahan. Several people with knowledge of the situation agreed it is likely that Shanahan and the Redskins will part ways by the end of the season. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: According to the Post, the major remaining uncertainty is how and when the divorce between Shanahan and the team will be crafted because he is still owed $7 M for next season. This story started to gain traction last week when ESPN reported that Shanahan was ready to leave at the end of last season due to owner Dan Snyder's "empowerment" of Robert Griffin III before the quarterback's knee injury convinced him to return. Stay tuned.