The Redskins new coaching staff — already notably larger than last year’s — grew by another member today, as the team added Richmond Flowers as a coaching assistant. Flowers was a wide receiver at Duke, with the Barcelona Dragons, and on the fringes of the NFL.
He was drafted in the seventh round by Jacksonville (joining Bruce Allen and Keenan McCardell as last-round draft choices now affiliated with the team), spent most of that year on Dallas’ practice squad, the following year on the Redskins’ practice squad, and the 2003 preseason with the Redskins as well.
Flowers’ father was an NFL player as well, but what the younger Flowers is probably best known for is his 2002 stint a training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, which was captured for that year’s season of HBO’s Hard Knocks.
The most famous part of Flowers’ appearance, though, doesn’t appear to be on the Hulu version: his acoustic guitar duet with then-Cowboys QB Chad Hutchinson on a version of Pearl Jam’s Black.
Here’s ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons writing about it at the time:
In a show-salvaging sequence at the beginning, Hutchinson (playing an acoustic guitar) and Flowers (screaming out lyrics like a karaoke singer about to get booed off stage) performed a rendition of Pearl Jam’s “Black,” which quickly replaced David singing “Come On Be My Baby Tonight” on “Real World: New Orleans” as the funniest musical moment in reality-TV history and nearly shattered the UCR (Unintentional Comedy Rating) scale into pieces. I mean, these guys were really into it. You can’t even believe it’s happening as it’s happening — it’s that good, even better than Darius Miles admitting on “The Life” that he drove away from a gas station once with the gas pump nozzle still in his jeep.
If I were the producer, I would scrap the whole “Hard Knocks” concept and just spend my money filming a “VH1: Storytellers” show with Hutchinson and Flowers. That can’t miss.
In all seriousness, though, Flowers adds even more youth to an already diverse coaching staff. I think we all have embarrassing guitar-playing indiscretions in our past; there’s no need to rehash things like that in too much detail. (No, really. There really, really isn’t.)
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