It appears that the weekly shirts for Redskins Park staffers are now an official tradition. Here’s this week’s:
Other links and general Redskins miscellany for the day:
- I’ve written a couple times about Brian Orakpo drawing holding penalties in place of sacks, but the Washington Post’s Rick Maese went a step (or eight) further and dug up some awesome numbers: “The NFL doesn’t track individual players who are held, so it’s not clear whether Orakpo leads the league,” Maese writes. “But according to FootballOutsiders.com’s research, the Redskins’ opponents have been penalized for a league-high 15 holding penalties through the first quarter of the NFL schedule.” Mister Irrelevant has summarized this article with the headline “Brian Orakpo Is A Motherflippin’ Monster,” so you know it’s worth reading.
- I linked yesterday to Staying Medium blog’s quarter-by-quarter reviews of the Redskins games, but this find deserves special mention. In the official play-by-play of the game, long snapper Nick Sundberg is credited with a tackle that should rightfully have been assigned to Lorenzo Alexander. Here’s what Staying Medium has to say: “And no, long snapper Nick Sundberg did not make this play – the Philly scorer really needs to stop only looking at the second number on guys’ jerseys. In the first quarter he gave a Kedric Golston (64) tackle to H.B. Blades (54) when Blades was not on the field. But at least Blades isn’t the long snapper…”
- Then there’s this bit of weirdness, which popped up as part of my standing Google Alert for articles about Clinton Portis. Headline: “Ripped genitals jeopardizes season associated with Redsksin RB Clinton Portis”. (Everything in there is [sic].) Looks like some sort of weird internet translation thing, but I honestly have no earthly idea.
- Every week the Redskins play at home, @dcborn61 on Twitter asks me for the flipcard for the game, and every week I comply, but it occurs to me I should probably post it on the blog as well. Features the rosters for the game, the preliminary depth chart, and so on. Here it is if you’re interested.
- No unanimity in ESPN.com’s Redskins picks this week, but 8 out of 10 “experts” are going with the Packers. Only Ron Jaworski and Chris Mortensen are onboard; this does not particularly fill me with either dread OR hope.
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