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Did RG3 use Instagram to respond to his critics?

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Did RG3 use Instagram to respond to his critics?

BY PETER HAILEY

Washington's season doesn't start until September 13 and training camp is still a week away, but Robert Griffin III has already taken a significant beating since the end of last year, especially recently.

He's been ranked 31st out of all starting quarterbacks. He's had someone anonymously say that "he is done." And he's had to deal with people questioning whether he should be the Redskins starter every day since the conclusion of the 2014 season.

To his credit, Griffin has mostly stayed quiet this offseason, choosing to shirk his critics and instead focus simply on becoming a better player. But on Wednesday, #10 may have finally responded to the doubters who have spent the summer months passing less than favorable judgement about him, albeit in an indirect way.

The fourth-year pro posted three separate times on Instagram, all within a few hours of each other. First up was this excerpt from the Bible:

Have a blessed day peeps!

A photo posted by Robert Griffin III (@rgiii) on Jul 22, 2015 at 6:17am PDT

Then, two hours later, RG3 posted a photo of him and his teammates along with a few lyrics from Tupac Shakur's song "Only God Can Judge Me:"

Name that song....#HTTR #MyBrothers #CantWait

A photo posted by Robert Griffin III (@rgiii) on Jul 22, 2015 at 8:26am PDT

And finally, "RG3 Instagram Posts In One Day" sent out a picture with a quote from author C.S. Lewis, as well as a long caption to go with it:

A teammate once told me that every day we wake up we have to leave "self" in the bed. Leave "self" in the bed and go out and get to know people, help people & inspire. Not for "self" but for everybody else. C. S. Lewis believed you don't have to think less of yourself to be humble. You just need to think about yourself less and others more. Both statements go hand in hand. I appreciate these reminders every day from Jason Hatcher & C. S. Lewis. Let us all strive for true humility every day! God Bless #KnowYourWhy #ItsNotAboutMe

A photo posted by Robert Griffin III (@rgiii) on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:03pm PDT

While it's tough to say that Griffin put up these things on Instagram to quiet his critics, there are parts in each post that certainly look like they're little jabs from the 25-year-old to his detractors. The timing of them would also suggest that RG3 has in fact been seeing all the negative talk about him.

Griffin's first post talks about "working for the Lord, not for human masters." Could he be saying that he doesn't care what his haters think?

Griffin's second post looks like the most direct shot at those disparaging his abilities, as he quotes a part of Tupac's song that says, "The media is full of dirty tricks." Out of all the lyrics in the world, it seems pretty apparent why Griffin chose that one.

And though Griffin's third post is probably the most harmless of the three, it could be a veiled message to the people who think he's a bit selfish. Either that, or he's trying to show the world that Skins defensive lineman is a big fan of humility.

No, Griffin didn't come out on Wednesday and address his doubters head on, but it appears that he's at least listening to them. And with the 2015 season almost upon us, Griffin will soon be able to try and prove them wrong on the field instead of slyly acknowledging them on social media.

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2018 Redskins Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

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2018 Redskins Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend

Redskins training camp is almost here, which means preseason football is not far off, with the 2018 NFL regular season coming into view.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released its 2018 training camp schedule, set to begin July 26. Once again the activities will take place at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va., the Redskins training camp venue since 2013.

The Redskins' 2018 training camp is sure to be an intriguing one. The Redskins have a new quarterback in Alex Smith, a new running back in Derrius Guice, and a litany of players returning from injury.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Redskins training camp, from location to times, dates, ticket prices and more.

Who: The Washington Redskins

What: Redskins 2018 NFL Training Camp

Where: Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va.

When: July 26 until Aug. 14

When is Redskins training camp?

The Redskins training camp begins on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

What time does Redskins training camp start?

The typical schedule opens with a morning practice from 9:45-11:45 a.m. and an evening walkthrough from 4:40-5:40 p.m. Exceptions are noted below.

Where is the Redskins training camp located?

At the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va. 23220.

How much does it cost to attend the Redskins training camp?

The Redskins training camp is free and open to the public. For more information on logistics, head to the Redskins’ official training camp page. (https://www.redskins.com/schedule/training-camp/)

Redskins training camp schedule

Date — Camp Opens — Practice — Walkthrough — Camp Closes

Thurs. 7/26 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Fri. 7/27 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Sat. 7/28 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Sun. 7/29 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Tues. 7/31 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Wed. 8/1 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Thurs. 8/2 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Sat. 8/4 — 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — N/A — 3:30 p.m.

Sun. 8/5 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Mon. 8/6 — 8:30 a.m. — 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. — 4:40 to 5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Tues. 8/7 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.

Thurs. 8/9 — PRESEASON WEEK 1 AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 7:30 P.M.

Sat. 8/11 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.

*Sun. 8/12 — 12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.

*Mon. 8/13 — 8:30 a.m. — 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — 10:35 to 11:35 a.m. — 3:35 p.m.

*Tues. 8/14 —  12:30 p.m. — 1:35 to 3:35 p.m. — N/A — 3:35 p.m.

*The last three training camp dates will be a joint practice with the New York Jets

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With Barry Trotz out, Jay Gruden is now your longest-tenured major head coach in D.C.

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With Barry Trotz out, Jay Gruden is now your longest-tenured major head coach in D.C.

Jay Gruden is many things, including honest, witty, one of the greatest Arena League quarterbacks in the history of the universe and, as of June 18, the longest-tenured head coach of a major D.C. sports team.

With the Capitals and Barry Trotz parting ways, Gruden is now officially the area's most experienced boss (while Gruden was actually hired a few months before Trotz back in 2014, they both have led their teams through four seasons up to this point, which is the number that matters here).

Scott Brooks, meanwhile, has overseen the Wizards for two campaigns, while Nats manager Dave Martinez is in the middle of his first year at the helm.

This designation will pair nicely with the fact that Gruden will also be the first 'Skins headman to hold his job into a fifth season in the Dan Snyder era. You don't need to make plans to visit his statue yet, of course, but this is some uncharted territory the 51-year-old is currently hanging out in.

Now, his overall record of 28-35-1 certainly needs work, or else he'll be in danger of handing the longest-tenured distinction over to Brooks. However, Gruden does deserve credit for bringing an amount of stability to the Burgundy and Gold, a franchise that is usually as stable as Metro's Wi-Fi connection.

So, with all due respect to DC United's Ben Olsen, the Kastles' Murphy Jensen and whatever legend is in charge of your kid's dynastic flag football team, when you think of the man who's been roaming the sidelines longer than anyone else in D.C., be sure to think of this man and only this man:

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