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      by Published on 05-13-19 05:22 PM  Number of Views: 85 

      As BGO approaches it's first decade (!) of existence, thing are heating up.

      Confronted with an increasingly beleaguered and hostile fan base, the Redskins just threw a Hail Mary, selecting an uber-talented young QB in the 2019 NFL draft. The brain trust in Ashburn is being hailed for one of the best overall drafts in recent memory. The current coaching staff is reportedly coaching for their lives, decidedly on the hot seat.

      And BGO is at a turning point.

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      Do you pine for all things BGO?

      Do you agree not only that the Redskins future holds more promise than in years, but also that Om, Henry, Miles Monroe, Burgundy Burner, and Neophyte are dead sexy and amongst the smartest savviest Redskins prognosticators and assessors ...
      by Published on 05-06-19 07:40 PM  Number of Views: 71 

      For Immediate Release
      May 7, 2019


      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that defensive coaching intern Kyshoen Jarrett has been hired full-time as the team’s defensive quality control coach.

      “Kyshoen was a valuable asset to our coaching staff last season,” said Head Coach Jay Gruden. “He is a quality coach and a quality person and I have complete trust in him succeeding in this new role.”
      by Published on 04-28-19 07:09 AM  Number of Views: 198 

      April 27, 2019

      Head Coach Jay Gruden
      Opening Statement:
      "It is over. How'd your mock draft do?"

      On the decision to draft RB Bryce Love coming off an injury:
      "Yes, very talented. He had 2,000 yards in his junior year. He was not on that pace, but he was still pretty darn good. Unfortunately, he had the injury, but we thought when you go by the board he was ranked up there pretty high for us and he was available and we took him. Give him time to get better, number one. Get him in the building, get his rehab going in the right path, which it already is. The type of guy that he is, team captain. I think he’ll be ready in no time."

      On his expectations of Love participating in team activities:
      "I don't know yet. We have to get him in here first. We’re obviously aware of the injury. As far as the length of time it will take for him to be 100 percent in football shape, we don't know that yet."

      On RB Derrius Guice:
      "Derrius has been awesome. This is no reflection of anybody. We just got an opportunity to draft one heck of a player with an unbelievable production at a big-time school. But, Derrius is on track to be full-go soon."

      On if Guice is expected to be ready before training camp:
      "Yeah, I think so."

      On plans to address the free safety position:
      "Yeah, we still have Montae [Nicholson]. We obviously drafted [Troy] Apke last year, which is a pretty good option. We have [Jeremy] Reaves here in the building. He's doing some good things, did some great things at the end of the year on practice squad. And Deshazor [Everett] and Landon [Collins]. So, we have five pretty good safeties. We'll address it probably as the college free agents go. We'll probably get a couple there."

      On the status of S Montae ...
      by Published on 04-28-19 07:05 AM  Number of Views: 254 

      For Immediate Release
      April 27, 2019


      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins finalized their 2019 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting seven players on Day 3 to bring their 2019 draft class to 10 total players. The team’s 2019 draft class is as follows:

      1 (15) QB Dwayne Haskins Ohio State
      1 (26) 1 LB Montez Sweat Mississippi State
      3 (76) WR Terry McLaurin Ohio State
      4 (112) 2 RB Bryce Love Stanford
      4 (131) 3 G Wes Martin Indiana
      5 (153) C Ross Pierschbacher Alabama
      5 (173)* LB Cole Holcomb North Carolina
      6 (206)* WR Kelvin Harmon NC State
      7 (227) CB Jimmy Moreland James Madison
      7 (253)* LB Jordan Brailford Oklahoma State

      1 From Indianapolis
      2 ...
      by Published on 04-27-19 07:47 AM  Number of Views: 240 

      April 26, 2019

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On what the plan was heading into Day 2:
      “Well, we were obviously looking to add to our receiving core a little bit, and he gives us a nice blend with a combination of speed and toughness. He’s actually our special teams number one player on the board as far as what he does in that unit – covering kicks, flyer on punt. But really, it’s all about his receiving skills. He averaged about twenty yards a catch last year. He’s a very explosive player. He can run. I think he can do a little bit of everything – inside, outside. But he gives us a dimension, another added dimension with that great speed and toughness that he brings to the table in the run game and the vertical pass game.”

      On where he sees WR Terry McLaurin fitting in best whether it is inside or ...
      by Published on 04-27-19 07:45 AM  Number of Views: 143 

      For Immediate Release
      April 26, 2019


      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins selected wide receiver Terry McLaurin in the third round (No. 76 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.

      McLaurin (6-1, 205) played in every game for Ohio State University from 2015-2018 and served as a team captain the last two seasons. For his career, he started 32-of-54 games in which he appeared and totaled 75 receptions for 1,251 yards (16.7 avg. per reception) with 19 touchdown receptions. In his redshirt season, McLaurin was a part of the Ohio State team that won a national championship ...
      by Published on 04-26-19 07:44 AM  Number of Views: 189 

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On if he feels like Day 1 of the NFL Draft went well for the Washington Redskins:
      "Yeah, it went really well. We are excited obviously to get Dwayne. A quarterback that has performed like he has in one year of playing football is quite astonishing really. He has all of the tools to be an exceptional quarterback in pro football. It’s just a matter of getting him in the building, get him taught up on the offense and just going slow with him. We’re excited to have him. Great kid, great player and very smart. I had a chance to talk to him at the Combine. We flew him in here, had a long talk with him, went to dinner with him and spent a lot of time with him. We feel really good about where he is as a player and where he’s going. Obviously, Montez there was a lot of talk there at 15. Losing Preston Smith we had to adjust the outside linebacker and pass rusher situation. We talked about taking Sweat at 15 and to get him in the first round we obviously had to give up a little bit, but we thought it was a no brainer. "

      On the decision-making process to get Montez Sweat:
      "I think when you watched him as a player throughout his college ...
      by Published on 04-26-19 07:39 AM  Number of Views: 60 

      For Immediate Release
      April 25, 2018


      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins selected quarterback Dwayne Haskins (No. 15 overall) and linebacker Montez Sweat (No. 26 overall) in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

      It is the first time the Redskins have drafted two players in the first round since the 2005 NFL Draft when the organization selected Auburn's CB Carlos Rodgers (No. 9 overall) and QB Jason Campbell (No. 25 overall).

      Haskins (6-3, 220), played two seasons at Ohio State University, where he appeared in 22 career games, and was ...
      by Published on 04-21-19 05:21 PM  Number of Views: 92 

      For the past month, I've thrown 2 potential NFL QB draft choices into the ring to face each other in Mortal Kombat and see who might prevail. Each of the guys below have some very positive traits. Some of them could justifiably be taken early, while others would only make sense if taken in the mid to late rounds. But are any of them destined to be the Redskins QB of the future?

      QB Battle #1 : Daniel Jones (Duke) vs. Brett Rypien (Boise State)

      Winner: Brett Rypien

      QB Battle #2 : Will Grier (West Virginia) vs. Ryan Finley (NC State)

      Winner: Will Grier

      QB Battle #3 : Jarrett Stidham (Auburn) vs. Tyree Jackson (Buffalo) ...
      by Published on 04-21-19 07:21 AM  Number of Views: 82 

      It seems inevitable that the Redskins will select a young QB in the 2019 draft. Alex Smith's future hangs by a thread. The only certainty is that he will not suit up in 2019. That leaves the Skins with an unproven and injury prone Colt McCoy, and...well...some other guys. With Jay Gruden's job on the line, and the Redskins fanbase mired in doom and gloom, drafting a youngster to lead the way in the future seems like an imperative.

      And don't believe the pundits. This is a great year to do so. While it's true that many of the marquee talents at QB may not be available in this draft, don't be mistaken. There is talent to be had. And in a rare scenario, most of the teams drafting ahead of the Washington Redskins in Round 1 are seemingly set at the most important position on the roster. ...
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