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Lorenzo Isn’t Buying What Devin Is Selling

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 10, 2011 – 4:30 pm

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Former Redskins wide receiver, current Giants returner Devin Thomas has been quite the media-darling recently.

And no, I’m not talking about another ‘bittersweet’ music video for Fantasia.

First he referred to his former team as “the Deadskins.”  Creative.

Next he appeared on ESPN 980, and assured the hosts that he would be smiling after the game, “after he put a spanking on y’all.”  Pretty big words for the kick return specialist and fourth-string wide receiver.

But don’t expect the Redskins to get into a war of words, or give Thomas any bulletin board material.  Special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander just doesn’t buy it.

“That’s just Devin talking,” he said.  “That’s the type of guy he is: he’s a receiver, y’know flashy, a prima donna type. I expect that but I don’t take it personal at all. I think it just makes it funner to go out there and lay wood to him and talk trash to him on the field.”

Delivering a crushing tackle on special teams has a way of increasing the likelihood of having the last laugh.

Alexander said he also understood where Thomas was coming from, and didn’t take it too personally. Read more »

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Shanahan Expects Youthful Contributions

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 10, 2011 – 3:00 pm

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The dominant story line of the Redskins 2011 roster is the youth movement that has taken place this offseason.

But in devoting so much roster space to young players, head coach Mike Shanahan still thinks his team will be successful, and is counting on his young players to contribute.

“Any time you have young players, you’re hoping that they don’t make [mental] mistakes,” he said.  “You’re preparing them during the week and trying to get them ready to play. You don’t want to put too much pressure on them so they don’t make those mistakes. We do expect them to know what they’re doing both on offense, defense and special teams. We’re realistic enough to know there are mistakes that are going to be made.”

He gave specific analysis of rookie outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and safety DeJon Gomes below: Read more »

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Chris Neild Remembers Ground Zero

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 10, 2011 – 1:30 pm

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While tomorrow’s game will be played in Washington, nose tackle Chris Neild’s memories will be drifting back to 10 years ago when he was a kid growing up in Stroudsburg, Pa.

“I was in English class when I found out,” he said quietly.  “I was in eighth grade. I remember because my AAU coach, he worked in New York. He had a meeting or something, and I was good friends with his son and daughter.

Like most people on that Tuesday morning, Neild couldn’t believe what was happening.

“I saw her running down the hallway crying and I didn’t know what was going on,” he remembered.  “I knew he worked in the city and he was in and out of that building, so y’know, that’s the first thing that popped into my head.”

Neild was let out of school early to be with his family, and found out later that his AAU coach was out of the office at the time of the attacks.  He was shocked to see the New York skyline when he went to visit his sister the following weekend.

“When I lived in Pennsylvania, I would go to New Jersey all the time, and on the way to New Jersey you can see the whole NY skyline. I drove there that Saturday, and it was weird.  You could see the smoke from Ground Zero.  My sister lived right near the Hudson River and smoke came over there. It was bad, it was really bad.”

Neild got his first glimpse of the 9-11 Ground Zero Memorials the other day and tweeted his thoughts: Read more »

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Hail To The Redskins Walk: Part 7

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 10, 2011 – 12:00 pm

Hello ’90’s, my old friend.  Hanson sounds like legitimate music, skateboarding is cool (the first time around), and the Redskins come into the decade riding a wave of talent and determination.

The 1990s panel on the Redskins history wall is book-ended with a flurry of franchise activity at the beginning and end of the decade.  The team soared into the ’90’s behind the arm of Mark Rypien and the sure hands of Art Monk and The Posse.

The Redskins kicked off the 1990s with a Super Bowl run in 1991 that made them Kings of the World once again.  The Redskins dominate the Buffalo Bills 37-24 and Mark Rypien is named Super Bowl MVP, going 18-of-33 for 292 yards and two touchdowns. The defense shuts down the high-powered Bills offense, limited Thurman Thomas to 10 yards and sacked Jim Kelly five times.

When head coach Joe Gibbs retired in 1993, he took some of the magic with him, and the team needed a spark.  In 1997, the doors opened on Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landovery, Md., a veritable palace for NFL football.  In 1999, the team was sold to life-long fan and marketing and communications mogul Daniel Snyder.  The team wrapped up the decade standing atop the NFC East with a 10-6 record, their first division title since 1991.

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1930s * 1940s * 1950s * 1960s * 1970s * 1980s

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Former Redskin Mark Schlereth vs. Darth Vader

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 10, 2011 – 10:30 am

In one of the more obscure cross-plug promotions of Star Wars and fantasy football, former Redskins offensive guard Mark “Stink” Schlereth confronts the Sith Lord on his draft selections:

It’s a trap!

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Redskins Welcome Families Of 9-11 Victims

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 10, 2011 – 9:05 am

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Yesterday,  the Washington Redskins invited Pentagon Memorial families to tour Redskins Park, observe afternoon practice, and meet players and coaches coming off the field

These same families will also be given tickets and transportation to the game on Sunday against the Giants, which will feature pregame ceremonies dedicated to remembering the fallen from Sept. 11th.

The president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, James Laychak, spoke on behalf of the families, and expressed their sincere appreciation for all that the Redskins have done.  Laychak lost his brother David during the attacks on the Pentagon.

“In those terrible days that followed September 11th, football and being a Redskins fan offered many local Pentagon families a unique comfort, a sense of normalcy and a break from awful grief,” he said.  “The support and kindness that the Redskins continue to show the Pentagon Memorial families 10 years after that tragic event is another example of just how special a sports organization they are. We will always be very grateful for their support.”

About the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc.:
The Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization established by the families of the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Washington, DC. The Memorial Fund’s mission is to provide education resources and outreach programs concerning the Pentagon Memorial and the events of September 11, 2001, as well as raising funds to preserve the Memorial for future generations.  The Pentagon Memorial is a two acre park adjacent to the Pentagon that provides a place for reflection, remembrance and renewal. For more information about the Pentagon Memorial, please visit http://www.pentagonmemorial.org.

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