5:05 AM EST, Mon January 25, 2021
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AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs

AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ Let’s watch some playoff football! The AFC Championship Game is here, and it features the top two teams in the conference. The #1 seed Kansas City Chiefs host the #2 seed Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium tonight. Patrick Mahomes concussion was a big story this week, and he has been cleared to play today. He was also diagnosed with turf toe, which was affecting him last week before he left the game. Josh Allen is looking to lead the Bills to their first Super Bowl since the 4 consecutive SB losses to start the 90's. Kansas City won it all...
14 hours ago
NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers

NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Let’s watch some playoff football! Who is the best team in the NFC? Today's game will answer that question and determine one half of this year's Super Bowl matchup. The Green Bay Packers are the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs, and earned their spot in today's game by dismantling the Rams last week. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a wild card team and had to go through the Washington Football Team and the New Orleans Saints to get a chance to play in the NFC Championship Game. This will be a duel between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, and it should be a...
21 hours ago
The Who, When, And How Of Washington’s Next Quarterback

The Who, When, And How Of Washington’s Next Quarterback

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ On this edition of the Cult of Colt, we ponder who’s next under center for the Burgundy & Gold The beauty of the NFL is that even when your team isn’t playing, there are very few times of the year that there isn’t something worth talking about. Despite making a playoff run, after falling in the SUPER Wild Card round, the Washington Football Team finds themselves in one of those times where there’s simply just not that much going on. Sure, there are front-office machinations and the far too early pre-draft talk, but after a long and...
Jan 23, 2021
Is Ron Rivera’s impending spending spree the reason Kyle Smith is out?

Is Ron Rivera’s impending spending spree the reason Kyle Smith is out?

Photo by Alika Jenner/ The day after Washington lost its Wildcard game to the Buccaneers on January 9th, Head Coach Ron Rivera declared his intentions to meet with owner Dan Snyder and discuss with him his two top priorities: Hiring a General Manager and getting the QB situation “established.” Ron Rivera says QB is "one of the most important things that we need to get done and get established" going forward.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) January 10, 2021 At the end of the day, these two priorities go hand in glove, and the general manager(s) expected to...
Jan 23, 2021
Lions are looking to trade Matthew Stafford, Washington just hired the GM that drafted him

Lions are looking to trade Matthew Stafford, Washington just hired the GM that drafted him

Photo by Nic Antaya/ QB issues solved? Some pretty big news just came out that could have a major impact on the Washington Football Team. The Detroit Lions have mutually agreed to part ways with QB Matthew Stafford and they will look to trade him this offseason according to Tom Pelissero. Detroit just hired a new GM and head coach, and Stafford wanted a fresh start after 12 years with the team. Sources: The #Lions and Matthew Stafford have mutually agreed to part ways this offseason and the team will begin exploring trade options in the coming weeks for their star...
Jan 23, 2021
Rumor: Kyle Smith is out, and Washington is making big changes to their college scouting staff

Rumor: Kyle Smith is out, and Washington is making big changes to their college scouting staff

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Ron Rivera is making big changes It’s not official yet, but the number of reporters saying Kyle Smith is on his way out of the Washington Football Team’s front office continues to grow. Yesterday Chris Russell talked about the team parting ways with Smith, and potential interest from other teams. John Keim recently said it looked like Smith was going to leave so there could be a clean break from the Bruce Allen era. Ben Standig also said he believes Kyle Smith is out. This morning Jason La Canfora added his voice to the list, but he is...
Jan 23, 2021
Chazz Surratt Could Go from UNC QB to WFT LB

Chazz Surratt Could Go from UNC QB to WFT LB

Photo by Grant Halverson/ Chazz Surratt, LB School: University of North Carolina | Conference: ACC College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 23 Height / Weight: 6’3” / 225 lbs Projected Draft Status: 2nd – 3rd Round Player Comparison: Zach Cunningham College Statistics Player Overview Chazz Surratt’s college football career has been anything but predictable. After dominating high school football in North Carolina with his brother, Sage, Chazz was recruited to UNC as a quarterback. Unfortunately, he missed most of his sophomore year with torn wrist ligaments. After...
Jan 23, 2021
All aTwitter: 23 January 2021

All aTwitter: 23 January 2021

News, links to articles, updates and more from DC area writers and national sports journalists and others The goal of All aTwitter is to give readers a handy spot to check the Washington Football Team beat writers & bloggers, national sports journalists, and football fans in order to keep up on the latest news and opinions about the WFT, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things. NFL News twitter feed: Tweets from https://twitter.com/ScottJenningsHH/lists/nfl-rumors-and-reporters Washington Football Team twitter feed: ...
Jan 22, 2021
Report: Kyle Smith expected to part ways with the Washington Football Team

Report: Kyle Smith expected to part ways with the Washington Football Team

Kyle Smith is leaving the building It has been a big day for Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team. The organization announced the additions of Martin Mayhew as the new GM, and Marty Hurney as the Executive Vice President of Personnel/Football Operations. The organization will continue to be coach-centric, which was announced when Ron Rivera was hired over a year ago. Mayhew and Hurney will report to Rivera, but this thruple is being labeled as a collaborative group going forward. This is a happy day for Rivera, Mayhew, and Hurney, but there is another executive who will...
Jan 22, 2021
Marty Hurney officially hired as Washington Football Team's Executive Vice President of Football/Player Personnel

Marty Hurney officially hired as Washington Football Team's Executive Vice President of Football/Player Personnel

David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Marty gets a title The second official announcement of the week is here, and it could start another set of moves that have been expected to happen since the GM search started. Marty Hurney is reuniting with Ron Rivera, but will have a different role for their third pairing. He was the Carolina Panthers GM who hired Rivera in 2011, and started his second stint in 2017. Hurney was originally going to be the Washington Footnall Team’s New GM according to multiple reports, but those plans changed. Martin...
Jan 22, 2021
Jennifer King added as full-time WFT offensive assistant coach

Jennifer King added as full-time WFT offensive assistant coach

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Early last season, Ron Rivera added Jennifer King to his staff as a full-year coaching intern, working with running backs coach Randy Jordan. The team had mixed rushing success in 2020 under new offensive coordinator Scott Turner, but new additions Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic both looked like promising, dual-threat options moving forward in the backfield. Jennifer King is set to be the first Black woman to be a full-time coach in the NFL A source confirmed to ESPN that King will be promoted to a full-time offensive assistant by...
Jan 22, 2021
Martin Mayhew officially announced as the new GM for the Washington Football Team

Martin Mayhew officially announced as the new GM for the Washington Football Team

Photo by NFL via Martin! The first official announcement is here after a week of rumors and conflicting reports about the Washington Football Team’s updated front office. The organization has their first official General Manager since Scott McCloughan was fired in 2017, and his name is Martin Mayhew. Former Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney was originally reported as the selection, but nothing was announced. Reports came out about Mayhew joining the front office too, and possibly getting the job instead. Hurney is still expected to join the front office in some kind...
Jan 22, 2021
Boldly Hoping: Looking Back Before Trudging Forward

Boldly Hoping: Looking Back Before Trudging Forward

Photo by Rob Carr/ Taking stock is something WFT fans have excelled at—even when there was little to celebrate. That is not the case now. It has been a while, as indicated by the thick layer of dust on the ol’ italics key, but I find it past time to do some Boldly Hoping! Just over a year ago, so much about or favorite team was cloaked in negativity. Sure, we had been unburdened of the albatross that Bruce Allen had become for this franchise, but there was still the inescapable reality of what rooting for a team owned by Dan Snyder means to so many of us. The hiring...
Jan 21, 2021
Report: Martin Mayhew will be Washington's new GM, Marty Hurney still joining the front office

Report: Martin Mayhew will be Washington's new GM, Marty Hurney still joining the front office

Marty switch! We have another twist in Washington's search for a new General Manager. Yesterday, reports came out that Washington would also be adding Martin Mayhew as an executive in the front office. Chris Russell, and some others, had been reporting that this pairing could be coming to Washington, and they were Head Coach Ron Rivera's top candidates in his new vision for the team. Chris Russell was on The Kevin Sheehan Show this morning and threw a wrench into those plans when he said one of his sources told him the front office structure is still unsettled, and it could be...
Jan 21, 2021
Thursday Explanations: Sticker Shock

Thursday Explanations: Sticker Shock

Photo by Justin Sullivan/ After a couple days to think, it’s time to revisit things said in the heat of the moment. Doing a live show presents me with an infinite number of things to clean up. This week is no exception. Since pretty much everything I say is subjective, and since nobody important really cares about my opinion, there is little need to rehash every little thing. I thought two specifics were worthy of bringing back up and either clarifying...or standing by it! As always, please join us each Tuesday night as we move into our fifth year of these crazy...