Some Player Cuts, Cut Deeper Than Others

Today the Redskins released veteran defensive lineman Phillip Daniels.

That sucks.

I don’t want to have an intellectual conversation about how the team is doing this, or the team is doing that – I will say only that I am very happy with the moves that the organization has made in the last few days.

Most of them.

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Hog Blog with Adam Carriker – Week 17

The Final Chapter

This will be my last blog of the year. Last week was obviously a very good game for us and a very big win. We were able to beat a playoff/playoff contending team without a lot of our starters and main guys in the lineup. I will say this. I never thought I would play a game in Florida and it would be that cold. Graham Gano earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week and kicked the game winning field goal in overtime. I had told him about 5 minutes before then that we would need him and we believed in him. As it turned out, I was right, and he proved me right. I was honored by the team and received Defensive Player of the Game for my performance in the game.

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Redskins make Minor Roster Moves

If Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb doesn’t play in the final two games and coach Mike Shanahan has said he won’t, he’ll finish his 12th season in the league with 3,377 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. It marks the first season of his career that McNabb has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns and his 77.1 passer rating is his worst since his rookie season. While McNabb served as the backup to Grossman last week, this week he’ll be relegated to the Redskins’ No. 3 quarterback spot. John Beck will be the team’s first option if Grossman goes down. McNabb said the timing of the benching on Thursday night, less than 72 hours before kickoff, felt “somewhat disrespectful,” he said his relationship with Shanahan has not suffered permanent damage. When asked if he wants to be traded or released, McNabb says, “No, I want to be here. I really do. …I don’t believe in starting something and not finishing.”

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Redskins (5-7) vs. Buccaneers (7-5) Preview

The Washington Redskins (5-7) will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) on Sunday at FedEx Field, kickoff is at 1 PM. And starts the final quarter of General Manager Bruce Allen and Head Coach Mike Shanahan’s first season at the helm of the Washington Redskins football operations. At 5-7, the Redskins are not going to the playoffs unless they run the table and a whole bunch of other things happen. The Redskins are coming off a 31-7  mistake filled lost to the division rivals New York Giants, running the table isn’t likely to happen and all those other things won’t really matter. The Buccaneers are still in the playoff hunt but have only beat teams with losing records, while losing to winning teams like the Atlanta Falcons whom they lost to 28-24 in a divisional battle at Raymond James Stadium. The Redskins and Buccaneers have played 16 times in regular season since Tampa Bay joined the league in 1976. The series is tied at 8-8. The teams also have an even record of 1-1 in the postseason.

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Hog Blog with Adam Carriker – Week 14


Last week’s game was not very good. That was obvious. The one positive thing we can take away from it is that on defense we came out in the second half and played much better. I still believe and have confidence that we have a good team. The Buccaneers are also a good team. They are very young but have had good success this season. I hope the temperature is freezing cold at game time. I believe that will give us an advantage. The colder the better. We love to play in “Redskin Weather.”

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Hog Blog with Adam Carriker – Week 13

Against the Grain

Last week was a tough loss. The team fought and played hard. Obviously it wasn’t enough to get the job done. We knew the Vikings were going to come out motivated after the firing of their coach and having a new interim head coach. Often when that happens a team gets rejuvenated and starts playing inspired just look at what has happened with the Cowboys. Obviously the Vikings did as well. We thought this would happen. They are a very talented team and are very dangerous when they are motivated. We had chances to win the game but came up short.

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