mike shanahan

Gruden vs. Griffin

Washington coach Jay Gruden did not hold back Monday in a public critique of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s recent play. It portends deeper problems in the nation’s capital and could foreshadow the end of RG3’s run as the franchise QB

The Dysfunction In D.C.

What in the world is happening in Washington? Trying to make some sense of Mike Shanahan's decision to bench Robert Griffin III and what it means for the head coach, the star quarterback, the owner and the future of the franchise

Best of Times, Worst of Times

Week 14 was the most exciting of the season so far, with records—and snow—falling all over and a blizzard-like finish in Baltimore. Sadly, though, it wasn't all fun and games, with a series of badly blown calls in key spots casting a shadow over Sunday

The Trouble with RG3

Halfway through his second season, it’s impossible to call Robert Griffin III anything but an unrefined quarterback. Slowed by his surgically repaired right knee and often playing from behind, he’s learning how to be a drop-back passer the hard way

Slow Getting Up

A Division III wideout from tiny Menlo College, Nate Jackson beat the odds and endured an endless pounding to last six seasons in the NFL. But the end was the hardest part of it all

The Future, or a Fad?

The scheme that overran the NFL last year, the read-option is simple in its conception and devastating when executed right. This season we’ll see if it’s built to last

A Coach’s Dismay Keeps the Doctor Away

Will RG3 play in the preseason? Should he? It's a dilemma that might not have mattered had the QB and his coach relied on the opinion of the man paid to know best