ESPN.com columnist Gregg Easterbrook concocted the theory that new Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will struggle in the NFL because of the amount of rain that the Redskins play in. You see, Easterbrook says that Griffin has small hands and that hes not used to playing in rain.Over at the Bog, Dan Steinberg used the internet to do some research, something Easterbrook apparently did not do. Steinberg found out that Waco averages 34.7 inches of rain per year while the average at Reagan National Airport is 40.7 inches. A half inch of rain per month is hardly a dramatic difference. It wouldnt seem like it is enough to determine the success or failure of a quarterback.But the yearly averages dont necessarily tell the whole story. Is fall rainier in the D. C. Area and in the cities where the Redskins usually play? Despite the big-picture averages, does the team get an inordinate number of rainy games?The answer appears to be no. According to the weather data on the official gamebooks issued by the NFL, the Redskins have played in rainy conditions six times during the regular season in the last five years. Four of those games were at FedEx Field, one at Oakland, and one at Seattle.That would not appear to enough wet weather to put a damper on RG3s career success, small hands or not.Regular season games with rainy conditions reported on NFL gamebook since 2007:2011@ Seahawks Week 122010Bucs Week 14Giants Week 162009@ Oakland Week 142008Giants Week 132007Dallas Week 17
In case you haven't heard, eight-year NFL veteran Mark Sanchez called it a career on Tuesday. He'll move on to television, working with ESPN as a college football analyst.
Former Redskins teammate, albeit briefly, Josh Norman shared his congratulations on Twitter.
You where a tough student.. but you passed with honors 👏🏽bravo Mark $! https://t.co/mXS2UFwWgu— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) July 23, 2019
According to our records, this is the first Josh Norman Broadcasting Bootcamp attendee to make the jump to ESPN. He is also the only attendee according to our records.
Last season Sanchez played two games in Washington before he suffered a season-ending injury.
As comical as it was at times to see 'the Sanchize' on the field, he's due to be as entertaining in the booth. As evidenced in the video he has no issue poking fun at himself. Moving to college football goes back to where he had a majority of his success on the gridiron.
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Over the 2019 offseason, the Washington Redskins periodically released episodes to a new series called "Redskins 365". Here, viewers can get an all-access look into all the important moments leading up to the 2019-20 season.
In Episode 2 titled "This Is Where I Wanted To Be" the focus in on the players, both new and old.
When free agency opened up during the 2019 offseason the biggest splash the Redskins made was the acquisition of safety Landon Collins. Heading over from a divisional rival, Collins as well as other members of the organization break down the signing and his fit within the team. The safety also shares his story about receiving a Sean Taylor jersey and what it means to join the team his idol played on.
The episode also touches on other free agent signings Ereck Flowers and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as well as the trade for quarterback Case Keenum. Head coach Jay Gruden gives his thoughts on the newest member of the QB room and explains how he'll fit in with Colt McCoy.
Speaking of McCoy, the show then takes a detour to Austin, Texas. There, McCoy reflects on his time at the University of Texas as well as his up and down NFL career that included a season-ending injury just a season ago.
From one Big 12 star to another, the episode concludes with a spotlight on Adrian Peterson. After a whirlwind first season in Washington, AP is back for more. The always-dependable runner shares his thoughts on his first season and explains how he deals with expectations.
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