Rush Limbaugh made some fine points about Redskins name change

Revisited, Week 3: Highs and lows during Redskins’ loss to Bengals

Andrew Hawkins, Richard Crawford

Still, Limbaugh has a point buried under the hyperbole. Ten members of Congress have sent a letter to Goodell pushing for a change and there have been calls for the government to do something, anything. Okay, so the Redskins may not be a popular name with some people. Let the NFL figure this out. Why does the government have to get involved? Why does Obama or Congress or anyone need to get involved? It didnt take long for the first Obama and Congress diss, but lest you think this is a left vs. right thing, Limbaugh also dropped the name of the Senates most respected Republican (one that Limbaugh doesnt like, but still). We dont need McCain and the boys involved in this. Why should they be? Theres still plenty of room to disagree with Limbaugh, but itd be because of differences on the role of government, not because of the racist connotations of the word redskins. Its a new wrinkle to the debate.

Pat White willing to play other positions to stick with Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III is sacked on consecutive plays in the first quarter, and is responsible for an errant pitch that leads to the Bengals touchdown that makes it 24-7. The defense is all over the place in the first half, both good and bad. Kerrigan combines with Chris Wilson on a sack, London Fletcher makes a leaping pass breakup, Perry Riley has a red-zone sack and Madieu Williams makes the tackle on a Bengals fake field goal. Riley and Williamss plays come back to back and keep the Bengals off the scoreboard. But the defense also gets caught in a blitz with eight men on the line, and Josh Wilson misses a tackle that allows Armon Binns to take a short pass and turn it into a 48-yard TD. After watching the Rams game and this first half, Id imagine Redskins fans were frustrated with the team and wondering what happened to the one from the New Orleans game. Second half The third quarter is everything the first half wasnt for Redskins fans. Aside from Geno Atkins blowing up a run play, everything Washington does works.

Redskins’ Eric Kettani: I got ‘hate mail’ for joining NFL

Updated: July 5, 2013 at 05:06 p.m. Friend(s) Email More Columns > Washington Redskins fullback and U.S. Navy Lt. Eric Kettani has seen his dream to become an NFL player deferred and then denied because of the commitment he made to his country. But he’s finally getting his best chance to make an NFL roster. Signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2009, the U.S.

Redskins Training Camp Battles: Wide Receivers

Aldrick Robinson has been deployed as the Redskins’ field-stretcher and not much else. That’s not a knock on him though, as he’s done an exceptional job getting behind defenses and finding another gear when the ball is in his hands. I’m under the impression that if his role were to expand, he could do tremendous things . An expanded role for him this year doesn’t seem likely unless an injury was to occur, but the evidence suggests that Robinson is very much in the Shanahans’ game plan and could be for years to come. The real battle begins with newcomers Devery Henderson and Donte Stallworth.

Redskins’ Indian-Chief Defender: Not A Chief, Probably Not Indian

“[T]hat was his nickname,” the commenter wrote. Carla Brueshaber, who identified herself as Dodson’s sister, said she had nothing to do with the Indian Country Today comment, but she confirmed that Dodson wasn’t as advertised on the Redskins program. “No, he’s not a chief, not technically. It’s a nickname,” said Brueshaber, now living in Bellefontaine, Ohio, where Dodson went to high school, according to his 2000 wedding announcement in the Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. Asked why she thought Dodson was being portrayed by the Redskins and the NFL as an authentic Indian chief, Brueshaber said, “Somebody made a mistake and called him [Chief]. The Redskins went full steam ahead with it. They didn’t check it because it was helping them.” The description of him used by the Redskins”a full-blooded American Inuit chief originally from the Aleutian Tribes of Alaska”rings false to folks who’ve studied the native peoples of that state. “That is an archaic and incorrect expression: Aleut people and Inuit people are quite distinct and haven’t had a common ancestor for at least 6,000 years,” says Stephen Loring, an anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute specializing in Arctic and subarctic archaeology and ethnohistory. “Somebody would say they are Aleut, or they would say they are Inuit.” The phrase “full-blooded American Inuit chief originally from the Aleutian Tribes of Alaska,” Loring added, is “incorrect terminology.

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“I put myself out there to find the right situation, and I felt like this is the best fit for me. The way they ran the offense really excited me. And I was just happy for them to give me an opportunity. “There are some other teams that are using (the read-option), and I can also help the Redskins prepare for other teams that run it.” With Cousins and former starter Rex Grossman also on the roster at quarterback, it raises the question: Is White only a practice fill-in for Griffin to keep the read-option offense in tune until the star QB comes back? For his part, Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has said he wants to see how White fares during the preseason schedule. “Pat’s got a lot of upside,” Kyle Shanahan said during the June practices, “and it’s always hard when you’ve been away from the game for a while. But he’s working as hard as anyone, and I think he’s gotten better each practice.” White, 27, was a second-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2009 after leading West Virginia to four bowl victories.

Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 7/1

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, July 1, 2013. –Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan says he isn’t worried about staying in shape and staying focused during his time away from the facilities. With regards to RG3 and his wedding: ” He better take some time off for his honeymoon or else he’ll never hear the end of it .” –Former Redskins great Brian Mitchell says time away from the game with injury usually makes for a rough re-learning curve, but says will benefit from the time he spent around the facilities last year trying to help his teammates out. –Just because Redskins running back Alfred Morris broke the franchise’s single-season rushing record doesn’t mean he can’t improve in Year 2. In face, history tends to support the notion that Morris will be more than a one-hit wonder . –With training camp a little over three weeks away, the roster review continues this week with a look at right tackles . –A look ahead to the regular season and the offseason moves made so far by the Chicago Bears . –Will the running back situation this year improve on the NFL’s top rushing attack from last season? Has head coach Mike Shanahan really changed the organizational culture in Washington? These answers and more in this week’s mailbag.

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