• Can the Redskins not handle success?
    Redskins Wire

    Can the Redskins not handle success?

    The Washington Redskins front office couldn’t bring itself to offer quarterback Kirk Cousins a decent long term deal last year after he broke multiple franchise records and helped win the NFC East Division. General manager Scot McCloughan, team President Bruce Allen and owner Dan Snyder apparently wanted Cousins to prove that his record-setting 2015 season wasn’t a fluke even though it seemed clear he was starting material. The offense; clearly the team’s strongest unit, is solid so now the front office can concentrate on improving the defense this offseason… not a bad place to be what with the full bank account the organization has and the good prospects available in the draft and free agency. It’s as if the Redskins just can’t handle success without doing something to mess it up.

  • Aaron Hernandez might use weed as defense in double murder trial
    New York Post

    Aaron Hernandez might use weed as defense in double murder trial

    Aaron Hernandez’s game plan to beat one of two first-degree murder raps might include a marijuana Hail Mary. That’s according to Boston Herald legal columnist and reporter Bob McGovern, who notes that included in a list of potential witnesses are two unidentified experts whom attorneys for the former New England Patriots tight end may call at his trial, which is expected to start next week. One of the experts may be called to testify on “marijuana use in the NFL, while another might address the “medical and psychological impacts for people who ingest marijuana” and if there’s any connection between using pot and violence. “Sometimes these experts get on the stand and say that based on their testing

  • Cheese curds, 2/23: Looking at Brett Hundley and Clay Mathews’ futures with the Packers
    Acme Packing Company

    Cheese curds, 2/23: Looking at Brett Hundley and Clay Mathews’ futures with the Packers

    With the Green Bay Packers generating little in the way of news and the NFL Scouting Combine still a week away, this part of the offseason tends to revolve around hypothetical roster transactions. As the Packers rarely commit to major moves in free agency, trades and draft selections dominate the Green Bay news cycle. That remains true in 2017, as the Packers could conceivably trade their prized young quarterback, Brett Hundley, should the right opportunity arise. Hundley represents just one of the Packers under the microscope this offseason, however. Earlier in his career, Aaron Rodgers suggested that he didn’t plan to extend his career into his late 30s or beyond. The two-time MVP has changed