Aug 29, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) speaks with offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

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His offensive line has been asked to play a different style of football in recent weeks as the team has dipped into variations of the triple option. Griffin has taken a beating on some of these plays, raising concerns about his durability. The team’s offensive line has been criticized for some of the rookie’s punishment, but left tackle Trent Williams told NFL Network’s Michelle Beisner this week that protecting RG3 has its plusses.

“It actually makes our job a lot easier,” Williams said. “If he feels pressure, he turns an eight-yard sack into a 25-yard gain. He doesn’t run unless he has to, and it’s because he’s being chased. But it’s pretty incredible how he can turn it into big plays when he’s scrambling.”


Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested early Friday at a Las Vegas Strip resort after an ex-girlfriend told police he choked her into unconsciousness and left her in her underwear in a hotel hallway.

Larry Alphonso Johnson Jr., 32, was being held on $15,000 bail at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance on a domestic violence-strangulation charge that could get him a minimum of two years in state prison if he is convicted.


Sunday brings a hard choice.

Washington fans may not leave the couch for five hours between the Redskins and Nationals games. But somewhere in between, Robert Griffin III will be passing while Bryce Harper is swinging.

What will you do?

Washington’s return to baseball’s playoffs for the first time since 1933 creates an October showdown between the Nats and Redskins. Finally, fans must choose their favorite. Oh, you could switch during commercials, but that won’t be easy. You want to leave Harper battling a 3-2 pitch with bases loaded or Griffin running near the goal line?

From Washington Examiner

Alfred Morris makes his way through the rows of vehicles in the lot at Redskins Park, car keys in one hand, helmet in the other. ¶ “Oh, you wanna see my boo?” he says. Nearby sit a Lincoln Navigator SUV, a Porsche, a couple of Range Rovers and Dodge Challengers. ¶ “Here’s the Bentley,” he proudly says. But he’s standing in front of a silver 1991 Mazda 626. “You wanna know the best part about my boo?” ¶ The rookie running back walks around to the passenger side to a spot near the rear.  ¶ “You know, dimples are beautiful — especially the half-dimples,” Morris grins, rubbing a slight dent. “My boo’s even got a dimple. I love this car.” ¶ It’s the unlikeliest of rides for the NFL’s fifth-leading rusher. But very little is typical when it comes to Morris, who has helped quarterback Robert Griffin III transform the Washington Redskins’ offense into one of the most potent attacks in the NFL. ¶ From his journey to the NFL — routed through Florida Atlantic University — to his ascension as Washington’s starting running back, nothing is as one would expect. ¶ But that’s fine with Morris, a soft-spoken, “Yes-sir, yes-ma’am” kid, the fourth of Ronald and Yvonne Morris’s seven sons.

To Morris, the 21-year-old car with 124,000 miles on the odometer represents a gift from God; the answer to countless prayers — even more than he offered up regarding his dream of playing in the NFL.

From Washington Post

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