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Alex Trebek predicts 12-win season from Redskins, Robert Griffin III

If you can’t trust a man who you have seen on TV your entire life hosting a show that makes you feel dumber every time you watch it, whom can you trust? Alex Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy since 1984. He has learned more random facts over the past 28 years than any of us would learn in 28 lifetimes. But does he know sports? If the people of Washington, D.C. trust Trebek’s opinion of their teams, 2012 is going to be a phenomenal year.

Trebek sat down for an interview with ABC7′s Alex Parker this week and shared his thoughts on the Redskins, Nationals, and other D.C. teams. One of the subjects he touched on was the Redskins potentially drafting Robert Griffin III, whom Trebek can envision leading the Skins to a 12-win season.

“(Robert) Griffin is going to be something special,” Trebek said. “He is something special because he is multi-talented. He can pass, he can run, he can do a lot of things. I think Washington is going to be very happy if they get him.”

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Donovan McNabb blasts Mike Shanahan, says Robert Griffin III wouldn’t fit with Redskins offense

Assuming the Colts don’t shock everyone and decide to take Robert Griffin III instead of Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the draft next month, Griffin is going to wind up with the Redskins. It’s no secret that Washington traded with the Rams because they’re salivating over the Baylor product. The question now becomes whether or not Griffin is a fit with the Mike and Kyle Shanahan offense. Donovan McNabb, who had some experience with the system, doesn’t seem to think it will work.

When asked if he thought Griffin would be a goof fit for the Redskins on ESPN First Take, McNabb immediately said, “No.” He then said that Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brought his offense over from when he was with the Texans and tries to force the quarterback to adapt to the system.

“A lot of times ego gets too involved when it comes to being in Washington,” McNabb said according to Pro Football Talk. “Here’s a guy coming out who’s very talented, mobile, strong arm, we’ve already heard he’s intelligent, football mind. Are you going to cater the offense around his talent, and what he’s able to do, or are you going to bring the Houston offense with Matt Schaub over to him and have him kind of be embedded in that?”

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Redskins trade with Rams to draft RGIII

The Redskins have themselves a franchise quarterback. According to Jay Glazer, the Skins traded with the Rams to acquire the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. It’s assumed the Colts will take Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, leaving Washington with Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins are swapping first-round picks with the Rams and reportedly will trade two future first-round picks. Washington was set to pick sixth overall, so they’re trading three picks in order to move up four spots in the draft. As long as Griffin performs as well as most people expect, it will be worth it.

Washington has a stout defense but they’ve been missing a good quarterback for several years. They’ve put together filler QBs here and there like Gus Frerotte, Brad Johnson, and Mark Brunell, but they need a franchise quarterback who can lead the team for a decade. It looks like they finally have that.

Swapping first-round picks, trading a first in 2013 and 2014, and a second in this year’s draft will seem like nothing if RGIII is the real deal. The Giants swapped firsts (Philip Rivers) with the Chargers, and added a third, first, and fifth in order to get Eli Manning. Do you think anyone in New York is complaining now?

This trade should work out well for both teams.

Robert Griffin III’s latest themed socks are Ninja Turtles (Picture)

Where do you think the Robert Griffin III sock collection ends? I have to hand it to RG3, this is a pretty original bit he has going. As you can see from the photos above that @willbrinson and @JeffDarlington shared on Twitter, Griffin broke out some Ninja Turtle socks at the scouting combine on Friday. As many of you know, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen RG3 rocking children’s socks. Check out all the others he’s worn below.

-RG3′s Superman socks
-RG3′s Elmo socks
-RG3′s Barney socks

Browns reportedly trying to trade with Rams to draft Robert Griffin III

The St. Louis Rams already have former Rookie of the Year Sam Bradford at quarterback. Though some people believe they should use the No. 2 overall selection in this year’s NFL draft on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, they can stick with Bradford at QB and trade the pick to beef up their roster. It sounds like the Cleveland Browns are trying to convince them to do just that.

We’ve heard plenty of chatter over the past month suggesting Cleveland was trying to trade with St. Louis to obtain the second overall pick. Ex-GM turned reporter Charley Casserly has taken that even further, reportedly saying the Browns are “in the driver’s seat” to acquire the second pick from the Rams to draft RGIII.

The Rams reportedly are discussing potential trades with several teams, and Adam Schefter mentioned the Redskins, Dolphins, and Seahawks as teams expected to draft quarterbacks. The Browns may be in the driver’s seat for a trade with St. Louis because they can offer the 4th and 22nd picks in return.

Any team that trades for the Rams’ second pick will have made a worthwhile deal; we’re expecting RGIII to be a franchise QB. And if St. Louis can grab Justin Blackmon at No. 4 and maybe a lineman or another playmaker at 22, they’d be on their way to building a stronger squad as well. This is the type of trade that can benefit both teams, much like the Giants-Chargers Philip Rivers-Eli Manning trade in 2004.

Robert Griffin III Wears Barney Socks to Press Conference (Picture)

There may come a time when the cartoon/superhero socks worn by Robert Griffin III becomes old, but we haven’t hit it yet. He’s still cool, he’s still awesome, so anything he does is full of glory. And that includes wearing socks featuring Barney, the purple dinosaur, to a press conference announcing he’s going pro.

Previously:
Robert Griffin III Wears Superman Socks to Heisman Trophy Ceremony
Robert Griffin III Rocks Elmo Socks at the Sugar Bowl

H/T Paulie Pabst

Tony Dungy Says He’d Take Robert Griffin III Over Andrew Luck

With the 2011 NFL regular season in the books, the Colts have secured the first overall pick in next year’s draft. Now the question becomes what they will do with it. At this point it looks like the most likely scenario will be the Colts selecting a quarterback. Unless Peyton Manning can prove that he is 100 percent healthy and can give Indianapolis a reason to believe he’ll be around for 4 more years, they aren’t trading down too far. With that in mind, it all comes down to Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

Earlier in the season, Luck was the obvious choice. One Heisman Trophy and a bunch of eye-popping athletic plays later and the decision isn’t as clear-cut. In fact, former Colts coach Tony Dungy told the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday that he would take RG3 over Luck.

“I haven’t seen enough of everybody but I like those mobile guys,” Dungy said when asked who he would select with the top overall pick. “The way the game is and the guys that bring that extra dimension — I love Aaron Rodgers now and I’d take (him) over Brady and Brees for the pressure he puts on the defense with his running ability. I just see these guys like Griffin and Russell Wilson and they’re intriguing to me. I like Robert Griffin.”

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