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Redskins Continue To Reconnect With Alumni, This Time Through Golf

Posted by Matt Terl on June 21, 2010 – 4:12 pm

Less than a week after Redskins practice was nearly overrun by Redskins Alumni, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen served as Honorary Chairman for the 31st Annual Redskins Alumni Charity Golf Classic. And, while I used this event in my last post as a way of getting to former kicker Mark Moseley’s comments on Albert Haynesworth, it actually is an excellent event in a couple of ways.

First, and most important, it genuinely helps kids. Specifically, the kids in the care of Hearts & Homes for Youth. PNC Bank was a presenting sponsor of the event, and Steve Thormahlen, their Senior VP and managing director, was enthused about this side of things. “We support all kinds of programs that help children with education, with shelter, with homes, and really getting the right lifestyle,” he said.

But Thormahlen was also pretty excited about the second excellent part of this event. “The community really comes out for these kinds of these things,” he said. “It’s important for us, as we’re a big part of the community, but to see the alumni out here, the support of the fans, the support of all the people out here, it’s really heartwarming.”

Yes, this event represented yet another step in what appears to be an ongoing process of the Redskins reconnecting with their proud tradition, and — yet again — it was General Manager Bruce Allen who received the bulk of the credit for that, even when the people giving credit couldn’t quite adjust to his new title.

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Mark Moseley Weighs In On Albert Haynesworth

Posted by Matt Terl on June 21, 2010 – 3:09 pm

The Redskins Alumni gathered again today, for the 31st Annual Redskins Alumni Charity Golf Classic. The event was a benefit the young people under the care of Hearts And Homes For Youth. It was a chance for some of the great names from the history of this proud franchise to gather together, the second such chance in a week. It was another occasion for general manager Bruce Allen to continue bringing the Alumni into the fold of the current Redskins.

So, perhaps inevitably, the media was asking questions about absent defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth.

Most of the answers were what you’d expect — variations on “He should be there!”, basically — but 1982 NFL MVP and Redskins Alumni president Mark Moseley really impressed me with one simple thing: he found a positive in the Haynesworth situation. Read more »

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A Father's Day Move

Posted by Matt Terl on June 21, 2010 – 9:22 am

For one of the first times in forever, I was nowhere near a computer yesterday. But I didn’t want to let the second Redskins transaction of a surprisingly busy Father’s Day weekend go completely unmentioned here, so here it is:

Yesterday, the Redskins were awarded cornerback Ramzee Robinson off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, and the team also waived defensive lineman Greg Peterson and cornerback Melvin Stephenson. Robinson has bounced around the league a bit since being drafted in 2007 — two years with the Lions, a few games with the Eagles, a few with the Browns — and hasn’t made an enormous impact yet.

But he did have a game-clinching interception in the Hula Bowl!

And another in a preseason game with the Lions — off of former Redskins quarterback Gibran Hamdan, no less!

But maybe the most interesting thing about Robinson is that he was, in fact, Mr. Irrelevant of the 2007 draft. And, even more to the point, he appears to have fully appreciated the tongue-in-cheek nature of the Mr. Irrelevant honor, at least based on this interview he gave during his Irrelevant Week. Some highlights: Read more »

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