Hail To The Redskins Walk: Part 8

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 11, 2011 – 10:26 am

And finally, on the morning of the first game of 2011, we arrive at the final panel of the Redskins brand new Hail To The Redskins Walk wall.

It’s probably too soon to make fun of many of the cultural trends of the 2000s (because they’re still popular), but I’ll give it a shot anyway.  This is the age of X-games, Pokemon, and text/tweet-speak, wen gramr srsly din mattr nemore #lol #smh.  The Redskins spent a lot of time in the spotlight in this decade, but needed the decade to re-develop an identity.

The 2000s panel on the Redskins history wall features a lot of star power, both past and present–indeed some of the greatest Redskins of all time.  Four Redskins were immortalized in Canton during this decade, although their greatest impact was felt on the field in other decades.  Despite being shut out of championship games in the 2000s,  the franchise trotted out some all-time greats in this decade, including Sean Taylor, London Fletcher, LaVar Arrington, Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, Chris Cooley, Chris Samuels, and more.

Though not to be put in that same category yet, faces like Brian Orakpo also appear on the wall, as a reminder that the team is reloading on talent for the second decade of the new millennium.  The Hail walk ends here, but in another nine years, we should be able to debate the additions for the newest panel of the greatest wall in Redskins Park.

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