It's less than 100 days until the Washington Redskins play a real NFL game -- their season opener on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Redskins TB Alfred Morris, who ran for a franchise record 1613 yards in his rookie season, went on the Dave Dameshek show to talk about himself, the Redskins and RG3. He does reveal that he's invited to RG3's wedding and talks about the gift registry, if you're into that thing. I'm not. My favorite highlights from the interview:
Least favorite division rival: Cowboys
Fastest NFC East QB: RG3 or Michael Vick
Favorite Redskins uniform: Burgundy & gold [good man!]
There's more in the interview and Morris is an engaging guy. Give it a listen when you get a chance.
Speaking of Morris, Head Coach Mike Shanahan says he's not just a creation of RG3 and the zone-read offense and would, in fact, thrive in any offense.
Fanspeak ranks the NFC East quarterbacks. I think the rankings -- Eli Manning, RG3, Tony Romo, Michael Vick, in that order -- are perfectly correct. The guy with two Super Bowl rings has to come first, even if rookie Robert Griffin III was the best in 2012.
DE Jarvis Jenkins is hoping his third season -- the first was lost to a knee injury -- will be the charm. He's fully recovered from the knee injury and expects to show the kind of form that made him the terror of the Redskins training camp and preseason in 2011. With Adam Carriker have a difficult time coming back from his own injury, that starting DE spot opposite Stephen Bowen would appear to be Jenkins' to lose.
Rich Tandler explains what happened to those June 1 cuts we all got used to over the years. Turns out, they didn't go away, they're just hiding on another date in the calendar.
ILB Keenan Robinson, who suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the final minutes of Washington's Thanksgiving Day win over the Cowboys in Dallas, is almost 100% healthy after offseason rehab. This is good news because the 2012 4th round pick from Texas is a real talent and, I believe, the odds-on favorite to replace London Fletcher in the lineup by 2014.
Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo, also coming off a [much more serious] torn pectoral muscle injury that cost him virtually the entire 2012 season, believes he's an elite player in the NFL and will prove it this upcoming season. That'd be nice. Orakpo has elite talent, but has never put together a truly great season. He's been named to two Pro Bowls, but hasn't reached the elite status of edge rushers. As a run defender, he also leaves much to be desired. Orakpo is a spectacular athlete, though, and he promises this year is the year he puts it all together. He better be right because he's in his contract year and needs a big performance to get the payday he wants.
TE Fred Davis is hoping to participate in this month's mandatory minicamp as he continues his rehab from blowing out his Achilles Tendon in week 7 of last season. It looks like Davis should be healthy for the regular season, which should be an enormous help to the offense. Davis was the team's leading receiver before the injury in the first half against the NY Giants.
Retired NFL QB Donovan McNabb would like to mentor Robert Griffin III. Not sure if RG3 needs a mentor and REALLY not sure if McNabb's offers are made in good faith. His disgust for the Shanahans is pretty well-known.