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An Added Benefit To The Reading Event For Kevin Barnes

Posted by Matt Terl on September 16, 2009 – 5:28 pm

So yesterday wasn’t just the Redskins Read-a-Million Celebration; it was also rookie CB Kevin Barnes‘s 23rd birthday, and B.J. Corriveau of the Charitable Foundation had the assembled kids serenade him with a bracing round of Happy Birthday.


You can see in the video how enthusiastic rookie OL (and — like Barnes — Maryland guy) Edwin Williams is when the kids get Barnes’s name correct, so I thought he might’ve coached them on it. “No,” he said, “I didn’t tell ’em. I didn’t even tell ’em MY name. They just said ‘Kevin.'”

Jeremy Jarmon had a different approach for introducing himself. Read more »

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On The Field For Practice – Musical Stretching

Posted by Matt Terl on September 16, 2009 – 4:47 pm

I was late getting out to practice today, so I missed the debut of the newest innovation from Coach Jim Zorn: music during stretching. Zorn explained after pracitice: “Chris [Cooley] asked me about a year ago, ‘Can’t we have music out here?’ It took me a long time to decide. I thought it would just loosen up everybody, and it did. I thought our guys enjoyed it. We’ll keep it up for a while and see how it goes.” Zorn compared it to the music played during pregame warmups in the stadium, but quickly demurred when asked if the music came from his iPod. “Not mind,” he said. “We had a little Jay-Z and we had some Metallica out there as well.”

(And, to head off the inevitable question, someone — I think Rich Campbell of the Free Lance-Star — asked if this wasn’t a strange thing to do after a loss. “No,” Zorn said, sounding completely taken aback by the suggestion.)

And that, frankly, was probably the most interesting part of practice. A few other memorable — although by and large not incredibly significant — moments: Read more »

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Redskins Rookies Recommend Reading

Posted by Matt Terl on September 16, 2009 – 1:02 pm

Because nothing sells a title quite like alliteration.

Anyhow, the Redskins Charitable Foundation yesterday hosted the Redskins Read-A-Million Celebration, marking the distribution of the 1,000,000th Redskins Read Activity Book. Many of the 2009 Redskins rookies came to FedExField to read David Schwartz’s How Much Is A Million to students from selected elementary schools in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

The event picked up a little added gravitas from an appearance by Russlynn H. Ali, a Presidential appointee as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights for the Department of Education. “That definitely increases the importance of it,” rookie defensive end Jeremy Jarmon said. “It’s not just a couple of the players coming out and speaking to the kids. People that are involved in the community in important positions coming out, it adds even more authority to the event.”

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Wednesday, September 16: Good News, Bad News From Casey Rabach

Posted by Matt Terl on September 16, 2009 – 9:56 am

Bad news first. I mentioned that I had given Casey Rabach a Flip Camera to get some players-eye-view-video of the trip to New Jersey last weekend. This usually yields twenty minutes of amusing but unusable footage, two minutes of quality behind-the-scenes stuff, and an entire weekend of hassled misery for poor Ethan Albright. This weekend, though, for a variety of reasons, Rabach wasn’t able to get anything. Sad.

The good news is that Rabach has promised to take the camera again on a future road trip and actually use it at that point.

Also, he was excited to show me the stickers that his friend back home had made up for him. It’s not every center in the league who has his own logo and car sticker. All things being equal, I’d still rather have the video.

Open locker room later today, practice this afternoon, as the team officially gets to the business of moving past Sunday’s loss and preparing for the Rams.

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