RG3 carries helmets after Redskins practice (Video)

Robert Griffin III may be the Redskins’ franchise quarterback and a player they traded many draft picks to obtain, but he’s not above participating in some traditional rookie hazing.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was filmed by CSN Washington carrying the helmets of his teammates after Redskins practice on Thursday. Some players around the league (and even his teammates) are trying to keep him humble despite all the hype. He seems to be handling it well. And by handling it well, I mean not pulling a Dez Bryant.

Let’s see if he still has the same smile on his face when they give him the ol’ Friar Tuck hairdo.

Helmet smack to D.C. Sports Bog

Titans Rookie Joseph Hills Taped to Goal Post in Rookie Hazing

The Titans ended their practice Monday with some of your garden variety rookie hazing. According to John Glennon of The Tennessean, they did dizzy bat races with a twist. “Players paired off in twos – facing one another – and were told to run about 30 yards with a football wedged between their chests. The players weren’t allowed to use their hands to hold the footballs, and when they reached the halfway point of their races, they were drenched with water by veteran teammates.”

Oh yeah, and rookie Joseph Hills of Tennessee State ended up taped to the goal post before getting doused with water.

If you ask me, he got off a lot easier than some of the Raiders rookies did this year.

Jason Garrett Doesn’t Want Dallas Cowboys Hazing Rookies

Jason Garrett is changing policy with the Dallas Cowboys when it comes to hazing rookies. “The young guys are part of our team,” Garrett said Sunday, “and they certainly need to get themselves acclimated in a lot of different ways, and our veteran players are in charge of welcoming them to the NFL in a very positive way.”

“There’s not going to be anything demeaning in any way that a rookie has to do. We don’t believe in that.”

Garrett said this was not a response to the Dez Bryant pad-carrying incident that received so much attention last season. He said this is what the staff believes in.

Garrett’s decision is a clear departure from the previous regime. Even though he was the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys since 2007, it was not up to him to issue team-wide policies — that was Wade Phillips’ job. Phillips was known as a players’ coach so it’s no surprise he let them do their thing when it came to hazing.

Even though we enjoy posting goofy haircuts rookies receive from hazing, I respect Jason Garrett’s policy. Rookies are part of the team and the veterans should do their best to make them feel that way.

Roy Williams Makes Rookie Jimmy Young Carry His Shoulder Pads in Chicago

Hooray! Wide receiver Roy Williams needed something to go right in his life.  Although his post-Lions career has not been much of a success, Williams remains a proud man.  He was never able to develop strong chemistry with Tony Romo in Dallas and now hopes he can produce with Jay Cutler in Chicago.  While in Dallas, he even had trouble finding a rookie to carry his shoulder pads for him.  Fortunately for Roy, that has changed.

According to ESPNChicago.com via Pro Football Talk, Bears rookie Jimmy Young did not hesitate to carry Williams’ shoulders pads when the veteran ordered him to.  Young, an undrafted free agent, said he had a free hand and it “wasn’t a big deal.”  Perhaps the smartest thing Williams did differently this year was prey on an undrafted rookie rather than a first-round pick.

“Oh man, it was lovely,” Williams said. “Hey 19, take my pads. ‘Yes sir.’ There was no, ‘I ain’t got to do this’ — none of that, so it was good.”

I think I speak for everyone when I say congratulations, Roy Williams.  You found a rookie that respects you.  Merely a month after he sued his ex girlfriend to get his engagement ring back, Williams probably needed a boost.  As for Young, he should consider himself lucky he didn’t end up like these poor rookies in Oakland.

Raiders Rookies Get Hazing Haircuts (Pictures)

NFL rookie hazing, it’s a time honored tradition. Whether it’s carrying pads or getting funky haircuts, rookies being hazed is part of the fabric of football camps everywhere. Except in Jacksonville, where Jack Del Rio banned hazing after rookies received these disturbing haircuts last year. Anyway, the Raiders are the first team to initiate the process with their rookies, at least as far as we know. Check out some of the haircuts they gave their rookies:

Mason Brodine seemed to get it the worst while Joseph Barksdale (far right) seemed to get it the easiest. And so far nobody has received the Friar Tuck look that made Tim Tebow famous. Nice.

Pictures via CSN Bay Area, News 10

Raiders Join in the Rookie Haircut Hazing

With the new media age we live in, items that used to be private business within teams spills out to the public most often via players’ twitter accounts. As a result, we’ve seen the funny haircuts the Patriots, Jaguars, and Broncos all gave to their rookies, not to mention the Cowboys. The worst cut probably was Tim Tebow’s haircut but nothing compares to the evil nonsense the Jags were up to.

The latest team to join the fray is the Oakland Raiders. Safety Tyvon Branch posted some pictures of the haircuts the veterans gave the rookies on his twitter page. With so many teams participating in the practice, it’s hard to find anything too original these days. Regardless, the Raiders found a way to make it happen. The two face look in particular was priceless. Here are some of the others, including first-round pick Rolando McClain:


Worst Rookie Hazing Haircuts: Jaguars or Broncos?

It would seem that horrible haircuts have emerged as the favorite form of rookie hazing across the NFL over the past couple of weeks.  The first team to grab our attention by butchering rookies was the New England Patriots, but we’ve since stopped feeling bad for the Pats newbies after seeing what the Jaguars veterans have done to their rookies.  Then there was Tim Tebow’s Friar Tuck look, which was original and hilarious in my opinion.

The Broncos weren’t only targeting Tebow, however.  Their other newcomers also got the clippers.  I’m going to say the Patriots rookies got off easy, so let’s take a look at the Jaguars and Broncos to determine who has gotten the worst rookie hazing haircuts so far during training camp.  Granted, the Broncos’ rookies don’t have to deal with haircuts that are in the shapes of male genitalia, but the veterans still managed to do a number on their scalps.  Here are some photos of the Broncos and Jaguars rookie haircuts, courtesy of Busted Coverage:



Who am I kidding? The Jaguars got it way worse.

Photos: Other Great Denver Broncos Rookie Haircuts Other Than The ‘Tebow Monk’ [Busted Coverage]