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Another Crane At FedExField

Posted by Matt Terl on June 9, 2011 – 3:27 pm

I’m presuming that at some point, these updates of the construction at FedExField will include scenes of dramatic, kinetic action … or at least some kind of solidly visible change. For now, here’s another crane that’s arrived at the stadium — a very, very large crane indeed.

After the jump, the same photo given the BeFunky.com treatment to look like a dramatic art print (or the cover of a ponderously serious indie rock album).
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Aldrick Robinson Ties the Knot

Posted by Brian Tinsman on June 9, 2011 – 12:36 pm

Intern Brian Tinsman is rapidly turning into a one-man internet monitoring station for the Redskins’ draft choices. Here’s what sixth-round wide receiver Aldrick Robinson is up to.

Before Aldrick Robinson ever takes the field as an NFL wide receiver and tries to win some Super Bowl jewelry, he will already have a ring on his finger. According to his twitter account (@AldrickRobinson), Robinson got married to his fiancee, Bianca Samples, on Wednesday.

Here’s a photo of the happy couple after Robinson was drafted in the sixth round (178th overall) of this year’s draft, courtesy of his Facebook account:

There aren’t photos of any ceremony (yet), but Robinson did post some thoughts on his twitter page: Read more »

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Who Is The All-Time Best Redskins Safety?

Posted by Matt Terl on June 9, 2011 – 10:20 am


In an effort to fill this eerily quiet offseason, the folks over at Hogs Haven have been doing polls on the all-time greatest Redskins players at various positions. Most of these have gone as you’d expect, and haven’t really inspired me to weigh in either way. But today, the question is about the safety position, and I’m finding the answer a little bit … surprising.

Maybe “surprising” isn’t the right word, because I completely understand WHY the late Sean Taylor is leading this poll. I don’t have any details on Hogs Haven’s demographic reach, but I’m guessing their readership includes a lot more folks from the age bracket that remembers Sean Taylor than the bracket that remembers Kenny Houston.

It’s also true that Taylor’s abilities can’t be argued. He was an atheltic marvel, capable of insane, game-changing plays. Had he lived, he might very well have been the obvious, no-brainer answer to this question.

And it isn’t just fans who believe that Taylor is the best ever. When I somewhat skeptically posted about the poll on Twitter, former Redskins safety and current National Football Post writer Matt Bowen weighed in. My question: Sean Taylor is winning this poll in a runaway. Should he be?

Bowen’s blunt answer: Yes.

He elaborated a bit after a follow-up question:

I can’t argue with anything there, and Bowen obviously has a MUCH more informed perspective on this … but I think, when you’re voting for the best of all time, that “would have been” is a crucial note.

Because we’ll never know what Taylor “would have been,” and it’s not realistic to judge his “would have been” against what Ken Houston was.

And what Ken Houston actually was was … well, it was an awful lot like what we all believe Taylor would have been. Check out this excerpt from the summary on Houston’s Hall Of Fame page: Read more »

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