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Tuesday Redskins Links – 10/7

Posted by Matt Terl on October 7, 2008 – 12:03 pm

Just two links today, but they’re both long ones.

  • Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback spends as many words on the Redskins as I can remember – certainly the most that were this favorable. Sure, you have to sift through about eleven and a half million other words about the financial crisis and TV shows, and you have to translate his needlessly complicated nicknames (look for “Nanticokes”), but – as is usually the case with Easterbrook – the good bits are worth it.
  • A week before I started this gig, I read a long profile of Jim Zorn that was part of what made me so excited to see the new coach in action. (I didn’t notice at the time, but it turns out to have been a David Elfin piece in the Washington Times.) I hadn’t thought about it since then, but an emailer today made mention of it, and I reread it to respond to his question. I was pleased to find that it holds up really well, especially in light of the Jim Zorn we’ve seen through the first five weeks of the season. Since I didn’t have the platform to recommend it when I first read it, I do so now.

  • (Zorn photo from the excellent Becky’s Seattle Seahawks Website.)

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Clinton Portis Keeps Things So Medium They Become Medium Rare

Posted by Matt Terl on October 7, 2008 – 11:49 am

Photo by Mike Rudy

Clinton Portis was interviewed on the Dan Patrick Show today. No funny characters or anything like that, unless you consider The Most Humble Player on Earth to be a character. At least for the duration of this interview, Portis seems to have taken the message of “keeping it medium” completely to heart. The amusing results include describing the Redskins as “just scrapping to stay a part of the division” and naming Jason Campbell as the fourth best QB in the NFC East.

You can listen to the whole interview here, and I assure you that it’s worth it. For those of you without audio capability, here are a few choice selections.

Asked who the best team in the division is:
“Well, the Giants are the Super Bowl champs. They the team that everybody’s gunning for, and that’s the team who should have the spotlight. For us, we’re just guys trying to find a way to get to where they’ve been.”

Asked if you can say that Redskins have proven more this year:
“You can’t. Because the Giants won the Super Bowl. We didn’t. The Giants playing great, and you’ve gotta give them their credit. We really don’t even want that kinda pressure amongst us as a team, we don’t feel like we’re the team to beat in the NFL.”

Asked about the team being under the radar:
“Us as a team – we’re gonna go out and play like we under the radar, we’re not gonna give in to the headlines and ‘the Redskins the best team in the NFC East.’ At the end of the season if you call me back and you can say that, it’ll be a great conversation between us, but for right now, I don’t think we’ve done nothin’, we’ve taken it one game at a time, this season can easily turn around. So what we’ve gotta do is focus and find a way to continue to win.”

Asked for the best quarterback in the division:

“Gotta be Eli Manning, that’s the Super Bowl champ.”

Asked for the second best:

“Probably Tony Romo, he led his team to 13-3 last year.”

Third best:

“Well, I would think Donovan McNabb.”

And Jason Campbell?

“He the one flying under the radar.”

Plenty, plenty more in the interview.

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Tuesday, October 7: Randle El Hip Hip Hoorays

Posted by Matt Terl on October 7, 2008 – 8:47 am

It’s been up on Redskins.com for awhile, and it’s also been picked up around the blog-o-world, but if you haven’t seen Antwaan Randle El leading the “hip hip hooray” after the win over the Eagles, it’s an excellent way to start off the day.

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