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Jersey Regrets: I Have A Few

Posted by Ross Leonhart on July 31, 2011 – 12:30 pm

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It’s that time of the year again, when players are released and fans look dejectedly at their closet full of irrelevant jerseys.  Intern Ross speaks from experience on a few of his suggestions.

I don’t remember the days of Sonny Jurgensen, John Riggins or even Joe Gibbs (the first time), because I wasn’t born yet.

What I remember are the days of Darrell Green, Stephen Davis, Sean Taylor and  LaVar Arrington. I grew up on those guys, and I celebrated my fanhood by getting a couple jerseys as a kid.

I have unpleasant memories of the 2003 season, because of those jerseys. Read more »

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Redskins Park From A Fresh Set of Eyes

Posted by Brian Tinsman on July 31, 2011 – 10:00 am

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Today is the first day off of the 2011 Redskins training camp, and it allows players to get rested physically and prepare mentally for the increase in intensity this week.

If there was an ice cream flavor to describe the first few days, it would be vanilla.  No hot fudge or anything; just plain, slightly-melted vanilla ice cream.

The coaching staff seemed to anticipate that players would show up more out of shape than usual, and head coach Mike Shanahan is going to gradually increase the workload, aiming for players to be healthy and ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

Certainly the theme of camp so far has been the addition of some unfamiliar faces, along with the subtraction veteran leaders.  Chemistry is key and the coaching staff is hoping to channel their “mad scientist” as they concoct this roster.

This storyline has also allowed us to focus in on the thoughts and observations of the newest Redskins to call the Park home. Read more »

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