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Quarterback Colt McCoy Feels Ready to Step Up for Washington Redskins


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There is a high likelihood of backup quarterback Colt McCoy becoming one of the most valuable members of the Washington Redskins offense. It is public knowledge that there have been justified talks about the critical roles of slot man Jamison Crowder and quarterback Terrelle Pryor Sr. who is now a wide receiver. However, Colt McCoy whom is playing in his 8th season is one play shy of having the fortunes of the Redskins in his hands. Such possibilities are likely to influence the updated Washington Redskins betting odds for week one.

This is a fact not only this year but also come next season.

Starter Kirk Cousins marks his second season as the franchise player of the team. This means that Kirk will be a free agent at the end of the season, three years straight he has been a free agent; except next year it will cost 35 million for the tag. This gives McCoy an even higher probability of featuring in any future plans.

McCoy mentioned that he felt good and that he was having one of the best camps he can remember. He was born in Texas and will be having his 31st birthday in September. McCoy added that he was very comfortable with the place and state that they were in as a team considering that they were in camp.

McCoy did not display a luster performance in the Washington Redskins’ 23-3 loss to the equally good Baltimore team, a match that was played as a preseason opener. He went for 6 for 13 for 40 yards and this was with an interception. Nonetheless, Colt has been exemplary in the 2-minute long drills that the team had in Richmond where they spent a whole 3 weeks.

The Washington Redskins’ camp came to an end on Monday and are set to resume their workouts today at their Ashburn home.

McCoy is aware that he is not a threat to Kirk Cousins who is going to earn $23.94 million. For Kirk will become the very first quarterback to successfully play under the franchise tag for two years straight. Similarly, McCoy is just one play shy of being called on by the team to produce. It will be very interesting to watch how this scenario unfolds this year and even in the future.

McCoy said that he was very confident and ready to come off the bench and deliver for his team. Colt went on to say that he is confident in his ability to aid Cousins in being one of the best players this year and is his main focus. McCoy is not very keen on what happens afterwards.

Colt said that he felt very blessed to be going into his eight season, this being his 3rd year in Washington. He feels that every part of his being is exactly where it is supposed to be and that he is indeed at the right place.

The loss of Pierre Garcon and Desean Jackson to free agency have put the Washington Redskins in motion to rebuild their receiving corps. In any case, Crowder and Pryor who are their best targets figure to incorporate injured tight end Jordan Reed. Jordan has missed the entire camp owing to an injury.

Pryor is the only one who is now healthy, this makes a learning opportunity for the young players and the veteran.

McCoy said that there he had no time to worry about next year yet the current season is still ongoing.

He added that the current moment is his focus and he is looking forward to enjoying his camp while trying to make guys around him improve their game.

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Hog Wire: Redskins News for March 20, 2015


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Here is what’s going on in Redskins Nation in the last 24 hours… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sweet Moment of the Match: Redskins v Titans


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THN and Confections Cupcakery have teamed up to bring you a delicious new blog, where we pick the sweetest play of the game by a Redskins player and award them the THN / Confections “Sweet Moment of the Match” award. That player can walk into Confections any time that week and pick up ALL THREE of that week’s flavors of the week. Pretty sweet all around! We will tweet the player who wins to make sure they know that they’re the winner! This week’s recipient – and winner of the Sweet Moment of the Match award – is Colt McCoy. Read the rest of this entry »

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By The Numbers: Redskins vs Titans


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Here are the important statistics and numbers for Washington’s narrow 19-17 victory over Tennessee on Sunday. It may not have been the prettiest of wins, but it ended the losing streak regardless, and hopefully put the now 2-5 Redskins back on the winning path. The Titans fell to the same mark of 2-5.

351 – Total net yards for the Redskins, to just 236 for the Titans.

160 – Yards passing for Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, on 17 receptions (26 attempts, 91.8 rating).

139 – Yards passing for Kirk Cousins, on 10 completions (16 attempts).

138.9 – QB rating for Colt McCoy. Contrast that with the 64.3 that Cousins put up on basically the same number of yards. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Quick Game Thoughts: Titans


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Here are 5 quick thoughts I had following the Redskins, ahem, thrilling 19-17 victory over the Titans at Fed Ex on Sunday.

1) The Real McCoy – I don’t know what Colt McCoy’s NFL future looks like, or even if he will start next week against the Cowboys, but I will tell you this – he should. He was sharp coming off the bench, and provided Washington with exactly the right mix of spark and conservativeness. His very first pass hit pay dirt when Pierre Garcon took it 70 yards to the house. Colt showed great poise down the stretch too, especially on the last drive. He finished his first start as a Redskin, 11 of 12 for 128 yards. You could ask nothing more of the young man… near back-up perfection. Read the rest of this entry »

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Game Thoughts: Redskins v. Buccaneers


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The Redskins finished up the preseason with a 24-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and finished with a (completely irrelevant) 3-1 record. While the result and record may be insignificant in the broadest of schemes, the game meant everything to many of the Redskins who played – guys fighting for their NFL lives. Who helped or hurt themselves?

Here are ten guys that helped themselves: Read the rest of this entry »

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ICYMI: April 6th


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This is a new blog segment at THn that I’m going to unimaginatively call ICYMI, which ICYMI, is an acronym for in case you missed it.

The idea being that we all lead busy lives and can’t possibly stay up on EVERYTHING going on in the Redskins Nation – not without a little help. Hopefully this blog will occasionally help you do that. It won’t concentrate on the big burgundy and gold news, but that doesn’t make it any less crucial to the avid B&G bleeder.

Let’s start with the obvious… Read the rest of this entry »

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