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Will RG3 be running into danger?

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Will RG3 be running into danger?

When Robert Griffin III said earlier this week that he will not slide if he runs late in games brought a collective gulp to many Redskins fans and perhaps some coaches, too. He cant do that, hes going to get killed if he runs was a typical comment.A look at recent history, however, shows that such fears may be unfounded. The pocket could well be a more dangerous place for a quarterback to be than running downfield. Here are the most notable injuries that caused starting quarterbacks to miss games in 2011 and how they happened.Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, sprained ankle--He got this while being sacked in the pocket. Big Ben missed one game and was limited in others.Colt McCoy, Browns, concussion--This is the injury that probably is the closest to the nightmare scenario envisioned for Griffin as McCoy was scrambling and was illegally hit helmet to helmet by James Harrison. He missed the last three games of the seasonMatt Schaub, Texans, Lisfranc--He was injured in a very dangerous place, in a pile of players during a quarterback sneak. Schaub missed the final six games and the playoffs.Peyton Manning, Colts, neck--There was no specific play that caused Mannings injury, although Tony Dungy said that the issues may have started when he was hit in the pocket by the Redskins Phillip Daniels and Andre Carter. Regardless, we know it wasnt caused when he was scrambling downfield because he didnt do that.Mike Vick, Eagles, broken ribs--While Vick has been banged up while scrambling in the past, this particular injury came when he was hit in the pocket while completing a pass. He missed three games.Jay Cutler, Bears, broken thumb--This happened while Cutler was trying to get in on making the tackle after throwing an interception.Sam Bradford, Rams, high ankle sprain--The injury took place late in a blowout loss to the Packers while Bradford was getting hit in the pocket. Bradford was never right all year and missed a total of six games.The previous few years provide anecdotal evidence that danger lurks in the pocket. A low hit after throwing a pass caused Tom Bradys torn ACL that cost him the 2008 season. In 2010, Tony Romo missed about half of the season after breaking his collarbone while getting sacked in the pocket.The last time a Redskins quarterback missed games due to an injury was in 2007 when Jason Campbell suffered a dislocated kneecap while getting sacked by the Bears. And the most famous QB injury in Redskins history, perhaps in NFL history, came when Joe Theismann was hanging in the pocket in a 1985 game against the Giants and Harry Carson and Lawrence Taylor combined to snap his leg in two.This is not a comprehensive study and the obvious caveat is that it is logical that quarterbacks get injured more in the pocket than they do running downfield because the spend much more time in the pocket than they do scrambling.Still, there is a tendency to look at isolated incidents like Vick getting knocked out for a few weeks after two Redskins defenders sandwiched the Eagles QB as he was trying to run in for a score in Philly and say that it is dangerous to run if youre a quarterback.And it is dangerous. But staying behind the line can be, too. There is no evidence that facing a one-on-one tackle in the open field is any more dangerous than holding on to the ball in the pocket looking, looking, looking for an open receiver.

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Redskins Talk hosts "Redskins On the Clock" special: How to watch, live stream, listen

Redskins Talk hosts "Redskins On the Clock" special: How to watch, live stream, listen

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: finding out who the Redskins are going to take as their No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

After much anticipation and countless mock drafts, Redskins fans will finally find out what's to come for the Burgundy and Gold in the upcoming NFL season. 

And we couldn't let you handle this news alone: So we've got the Redskins Talk crew hosting a special "Redskins on the Clock" live stream to address, analyze and hopefully rejoice over the 'Skins decision. 

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On Thursday, Apr. 25th, JP Finlay, Peter Hailey and Mitchell Tischler from the Redskins Talk Podcast, along with guests Travis Thomas and Trevor Matich, will be offering a live look into their thoughts and concerns surrounding both the Redskins' pick and all of Round 1. The live stream will be available on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App from approximately 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

And if you haven't already downloaded the MyTeams App, you can do so right now, RIGHT HERE.

Redskins Talk Podcast "Redskins on the Clock" Special

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When: 8 p.m. - (approximately) 11 p.m. ET, Thursday, Apr. 25th 

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Redskins Talk crew hosts NFL Draft live stream: How to watch and listen

Redskins Talk crew hosts NFL Draft live stream: How to watch and listen

Ever wanted to actually see JP Finlay jump out of his seat during a Redskins Talk podcast than just listen to him talk about jumping out of his seat? Well here's your chance.

With the long anticipated 2019 NFL Draft finally starting Thursday, Finlay, Pete Hailey, Mitch Tischler and a variety of guests will conquer the airways and discuss every surprise, victory, and (possibly) bad decision made throughout the offseason event on exclusive streams of the Redskins Talk pod.

Each week day, starting on Wednesday, April 24th and running through Monday, April 29th, you can join the gang on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App from 1 to 2 p.m. as they analyze the intricacies of every draft decision that's made and explain how those decisions will impact the Burgundy and Gold. The Redskins Talk crew will also host special coverage of Round 1 on Thursday, April 25th, beginning at 8 p.m., offering an in-depth analysis up to and through the 'Skins' pick. 

So, if you haven't already downloaded the MyTeams App, you can do so right now, RIGHT HERE.

Redskins Talk Podcast 2019 NFL Draft Special

CLICK HERE to watch the daily live stream of the Redskins Talk Podcast

When: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET, Wednesdday, Thursday, Friday & Monday, with special coverage of the Redkins pick starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday

Live Stream: Click to stream Redskins Talk Podcast Live every day this week

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