Redskins

Quick Links

Count Jay Gruden among those who believe Kyler Murray is going to succeed in the NFL

Count Jay Gruden among those who believe Kyler Murray is going to succeed in the NFL

He's not quite as polarizing as Crocs or mayonnaise, but Kyler Murray and his pro potential are two things that are pretty divisive. 

Certainly, Murray checking in at the Combine at 5-foot-10, 207 pounds will lock him into the first round of the upcoming draft, and likely near the top of the draft, too. Still, his detractors will worry about him being sub-6 feet and wonder if he can be as prolific in the pros as he was at Oklahoma.

Just don't expect Jay Gruden to be on that side of the argument.

"In the past, there would be some major questions about his size," Gruden said while speaking to reporters in Indianapolis. "But I think Russell Wilson's put an end to all that with his ability to escape and throw the ball from the pocket, outside of the pocket."

"When you watch Kyler play on tape, I don't think there's any concern about his size," Washington's coach added, laughing off that notion. "He can make every throw from in the pocket, outside the pocket. He's going to run it extremely fast." 

The Wilson comparison is an easy one, as Murray is a bit shorter than the Seahawks passer was as prospect but also a bit heavier. Wilson also played baseball and, like Murray, relies a lot on off-schedule plays to be at his most effective.

Wilson's incredible production on Sundays will surely help Murray, as franchises can point to him and know that shorter, mobile QBs can be stalwarts. Look for Murray to now contend with Dwayne Haskins to be the first QB off the board in a few months.

During his meeting with the media, Gruden didn't sound too enthused about the idea of moving up from the 15th pick, which the Redskins would likely have to do to secure the Heisman Trophy winner. Doug Williams also spoke, and he was even more hesitant at the thought of doing so.

Yet that didn't stop Gruden from dishing out more line of praise about Murray's future.

"Very exciting, young player that's going to be an excellent NFL quarterback."

MORE REDSKINS NEWS: 

Quick Links

How to watch NBCSW's 'Predict The Game' broadcast of Redskins vs. Falcons

How to watch NBCSW's 'Predict The Game' broadcast of Redskins vs. Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons play host to the Washington Redskins in their penultimate preseason game.

The Redskins will be looking to solidify their lineup with Trent Williams still holding out over a new contract, and Case Keenum, Colt McCoy and Dwayne Haskins competing for the starting quarterback job.

This year during the preseason, Redskins fans can participate in a one-of-a-kind broadcast, Predict The Game, where fans can win cash prizes each quarter. This live viewing experience will be on NBC Sports Washington Plus with the regular game broadcast aired on NBC Sports Washington. 

PREDICT THE GAME HOW TO WATCH

What is this broadcast? Predict The Game is an easy-to-enter, free contest that allows fans to predict various game and player performance outcomes through a series of approximately 30 questions that will appear on screen during the alternate telecast on NBC Sports Washington Plus. Predict The Game leaderboards will be displayed at select times, and the winner of the contest will be revealed during NBC Sports Washington’s postgame coverage.

Where can I find it? Contest questions and leaderboards will be displayed on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder).

Additionally, the broadcast can be streamed on desktopiOS and Android devices. 

How do I win? Fans will earn points for correct predictions, with the top eligible scorer at the end of the game earning or splitting the $500 prize. 

Fans must enter Predict The Game, which is open to join throughout the entire game, and submit their predictions at www.nbcsportswashington.com/predict.

REDSKINS at FALCONS HOW TO WATCH

What:  Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons, 2018-19 NFL Preseason Game 

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

When: Thursday, August 22, 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Redskins at Falcons game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder).

Live Stream: You can live stream Redskins at Falcons on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

MORE REDSKINS NEWS:

Quick Links

Best D.C. bars for NFL Sunday

sunday_sports_bar.jpg
Google

Best D.C. bars for NFL Sunday

Are you a die-hard NFL fan looking for a go-to spot to call your home this upcoming NFL season? Whether you're a fan of a local NFL team like the Baltimore Ravens or the Washington Redskins there are plenty of bars and restaurants around Washington D.C. to enjoy NFL Sunday.

We’ve found a list of the best bars in the district that offer can’t beat wing and beer specials, have several screens and will be sure to meet all of your game day needs.  

Town Tavern 
2323 Eighteenth Street North West Washington, DC 20009-1814

Interested in booking your own private game day watch party? This is the place to be. Town Tavern features two levels with booths, bar seating, a huge dance floor, and multiple private party areas. The menu includes wings with various amazing flavors, burgers, $5 domestic bottles, $15 Bud Light Pitchers and a $20 wing/pitcher combo. There are 15 HDTVs to keep track of every team playing. 

Ivy and Coney
1537 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Devoted to Chicago Bears fans, Ivy and Coney is a hangout spot for Chicago and Detroit natives craving for a taste of home. The menu specializes in Chicago-style and Detroit coney-style hotdogs, Chicago Italian beefs, peanuts and cracker jacks. Beers available on tap include Strohs, Old Style, Goose Island 312 and Bell’s Two Hearted. Games are displayed on several TVs, with an emphasis on Chicago and Detroit teams. 

The Big Stick 
20 M Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

This Big Stick prides itself as being a rustic, lodge-themed restaurant and sports bar with a unique menu specializing in sausages, sandwiches and a robust craft beer selection. Sunday Funday specials at The Big Stick include beer buckets with five of any canned or bottled beer for the price of four. Watch your favorite team on one of the 12 flat screens on display. 

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern 
639 Indiana Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004

Founded by a native Washingtonian sports fan, over the years Penn Quarter Sports Tavern has become a neighborhood favorite. PQST invites you to grab a bite and relax while watching your favorite sports team play at one of their two bars, outdoor patio or cafe. PQST has every package DirecTV offers and great game day drink specials.     

Union Pub
201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Union Pub grants you the experience to watch sports live on Capital Hill in a relaxed and friendly neighborhood bar. Chicago Bears fans flock to Union Pub for game days mainly for the game-day specials that feature $15 buckets of Bud Light & Budweiser, $5 rail drinks, $16.98 wing platter with your choice of sauce. 

Penn Social  
801 E St NW Washington, D.C. 20004

Penn Social is the go-to spot for entertainment. Get the best of both worlds with giant TV screens lining the basement to watch your favorite team but also join in on the fun with many games including Skee-Ball and cornhole. Try the $9 wings, $12 pulled sliders and all drafts are $2 off every day from 4-7 p.m. 

RELATED LINKS: