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Next season will mark the start of a new era for the Washington Redskins. Following head coach Mike Shanahan’s departure, the team hired Jay Gruden to take over the reins in January. Washington has also made a big splash in free agency, most notably landing All Pro wide receiver Desean Jackson after he was waived by the rival Philadelphia Eagles. The changes have been welcomed by quarterback Robert Griffin III, who had an up-and-down sophomore season, but is looking forward to a fresh (and healthy!) start in Year 3.
For Redskins fans who are excited about next season, Eastbay has the complete head-to-toe RG3 hook-up. The collection is highlighted by the newly released adidas Crazy 8 shoe, which features an RG3-inspired look for the first time ever. Football textured maroon tumbled leather handles the shoes’s upper, with tribe yellow embroidery adding detail to the tongue, collar, heel, support straps and pull-tabs. The style is finished off with a molded white EVA midsole and gum rubber outsole.
Also, fans can choose between Limited and Game Day styles of the Nike NFL Jersey. The Limited Jersey is tailor-fit and constructed with matte polyester and mesh side panels for extra breathability. Other details include Flywire technology, a laser-cut jock tag, stitched NFL shield and embroidered numbers. The Game Day replica features sleeves, player names and numbers applied with a silicone print for long-lasting style and durability.
For headwear, there’s a variety of official New Era NFL hats, including retro-style 9Fifty A-Frame Classic Melt Strapback. You can even match your socks with a wide range of looks and RG3-inspired designs from adidas.
Shop these RG3 pieces and many more here at Eastbay today.
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New from Robert Griffin III’s adidas Team Speed Crew Sock Inspire Collection are two “Unbelievably Believable” styles. Like previous drops, we get a Redskins-themed pair in White/Gold Cardinal, as well as a more vibrant sock – this pair in purple and infrared. Each pair wicks sweat way with Climalite fabric and follows the natural motion of the foot with Formotion technology.
You can pick up RG3’s new “Unbelievably Believable” adidas socks here today.
Andrew Luck poised under pressure in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low.
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Like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be forever linked as they continue to advance through their careers. In college, Luck was viewed as the ‘can’t miss’ prospect that no team would dare consider passing on…until Griffin III emerged. The man known as RG3 stole the spotlight with the Baylor Bears in 2011, winning the Heisman, numerous quarterback awards and the Alamo Bowl to put his extremely catchy name on the map. Luck was still Luck, toppling John Elway’s old records and racking up PAC-10 Awards for Stanford. He was still very much at the top of the discussion, but he fact that it was a discussion surprised many.
When the names were called at the 2012 NFL Draft, Luck went first overall to the Indianapolis Colts as expected, followed by Griffin at two to the Washington Redskins. Both teams felt confident that they had selected the quarterbacks that would guide them through the next decade and beyond, but they probably didn’t expect either player to be this good this soon.
This past Sunday, Luck led his Colts into Detroit where they faced a tough matchup with the Lions. Down 33-21 in the fourth quarter, Luck authored a comeback that will be talked about in Indy forever. He threw a 42-yard touchdown to LaVon Brazil to bring the Colts within 5 and then connected with Donnie Avery on 4th and 10 with three seconds left to play for the game-winning 14-yard score. Luck now has five winning drives in his rookie season.
RG3 also provided the drama in his first ever Monday Night Football Game. Hosting the defending champion New York Giants, the Redskins kept themselves in the game with a spirited defensive effort. Down 16-10 entering the fourth quarter, Griffin capped off an 86-yard drive with an 8-yard strike to Pierre Garçon to give Washington a slim 17-16 lead. To close things out, RG3 orchestrated a drive that ate up nearly four minutes of game clock, leaving Eli Manning without a chance to upstage him in their first Monday meeting.
Which quarterback is the better player? Good luck answering that.
Also in Week 13, the Atlanta Falcons topped the New Orleans Saints 23-13 on Thursday; Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks came back late in Chicago to surprise the Bears; Green Bay moved forward with a win over the visiting Vikings; the Kansas City overcame a tragic week of events to pick up their second win of the season; St. Louis topped San Francisco in overtime of the tie game re-match; Charlie Batch led Pittsburgh to a big road win in Baltimore; and the Dallas Cowboys kept themselves in the playoff discussion with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night.
Check out today’s NFL Watch to see what pink football cleats and gear hit the field in Week 13.
Robert Griffin III runs for 46 yards in the adidas SuperCharge Mid.
Matt Ryan drops back for a pass in the Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4.
Ryan Fitzpatrick rolls out in custom Reebok football cleats.
Marshawn Lynch runs strong in a custom colorway of the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Brady Quinn locates a target in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro.
Aaron Rodgers walks off a hard hit in the Nike Alpha Speed D.
Stevan Ridley finds the endzone in the Under Armour Highlight.
Greg McElroy helped the Jets rally in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Steven Jackson charges forward in the Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4.
Arian Foster leaves the field in the Under Armour Nitro Diablo.
Von Miller returns an interception for a touchdown in the adidas Malice 2 Fly.
Ryan Clarks flies to help make a tackle in the Under Armour Blur MC.
Trent Richardson scores in a PE colorway of the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD.
A.J. Green sheds tackles in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
DeMarco Murray returned to the Cowboys’ lineup in the adidas SuperCharge Mid.
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New drops from Robert Griffin III’s adidas Team Speed Crew Sock “Inspire Collection” feature another one of the star rookie quarterback’s personal mottos – “Work Hard, Stay Humble.” The saying is stitched across the front of pairs in eye-catching Electricity/Black and Washington Redskins-inspired White/Cardinal.
The anatomically shaped socks feature FORMOTION technology for natural movement and Climalite fabric to wick away sweat.
RG3’s “Work Hard, Stay Humble” adidas socks are available now.
Available: adidas Team Speed Inspired Sock “Work Hard”
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After shipping out a draft’s worth of assets to move up and select him back in April, D.C.’s expectations for rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III are sky high. Following a season in which he claimed the Heisman Trophy and led the Baylor Bears to an Alamo Bowl win, the man they call “RG3” isn’t hiding from the spotlight. It didn’t take long for the Washington Redskins’ new play caller to make an impact. With arguably the toughest match-up for a Week 1 rookie QB in the New Orleans Saints, Griffin showed the world exactly why he was selected second overall and some of the experts thought he had the most upside in the draft.
RG3 didn’t just show the quickness and flair we’ve come to expect from his game – he played with the poise of a veteran. He routinely passed on opportunities to take off and run to stand in the pocket and make quality throws. That’s not to say that the ground threat wasn’t there, as he scrambled for 42 yards on the day. Griffin led a balanced Skin’s attack that hung 40 points on the Saints, coincidentally serving up straight-10s (RG’s jersey number) in each quarter. Griffin finished with 19-of-26 passing with no interceptions and a passer rating of 139.9 in the Skins’ 40-32 season opening victory. Not a bad way to start your career.
Elsewhere, Andrew Luck struggled a bit in the Indianapolis Colts’ 41-21 loss to the Chicago Bears; Peyton Manning looked sharp in an impressive 31-19 Denver Broncos win over the Pittsburgh Steelers; Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys won the season’s first game by a score of 24-17 over the defending champion New York Giants; Adrian Peterson returned from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee to help lift the Minnesota Vikings over the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-23 in overtime; San Francisco showed last season was no fluke when they walked into Lambeau and shocked the Green Bay Packers 30-22; and the Baltimore Ravens made an early statement by destroying the division rival Cincinnati Bengals 44-13.
What cleats his the gridiron in Week 1? You can see who wore what in these games and more in today’s NFL Watch.
images courtesy of Yahoo
Robert Griffin III drops back for a pass in the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid.
Hakeem Nicks reels in a catch wearing PE Jordan Super.Fly cleats.
Adrian Peterson returned to the field in adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid cleats.
Arian Foster warms up in the Under Armour Nitro Diablo Mid.
Andre Johnson extends to make a grab in a cleated PE version of the Jordan Super.Fly.
Jay Cutler rollin in a PE colorway of the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD.
Matt Ryan runs for a touchdown in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Cam Newton debuted his upcoming signature Cam Highlight Under Armour football cleats.
Matthew Stafford airs it out in a PE colorway of the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD.
Rob Gronkowski spikes the ball in the Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4.
Michael Crabtree runs after making a catch in his Jordan Super.Fly PE cleats.
Peyton Manning scrambles in Reebok football cleats.
LeSean McCoy carries the rock in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD; Michael Vick looks on in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Mark Sanchez leaves the field in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD; Tim Tebow enters in the Nike Alpha Speed TD.
Larry Fitzgerald makes his entrance in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low.
Josh Freeman tries to avoid taking a sack in PE Jordan Super.Fly cleats.
Joe Flacco preps in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD.
Ronnie Brown finds an opening wearing a Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 PE.