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Adding Receiver With No Strings Attached

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 8, 2011 – 10:45 pm

Earlier today, the Redskins added receiver David Anderson to help jump start the offensive aerial attack.  Anderson comes over from Houston, where he worked with Kyle Shanahan from 2006-09.  In his rookie season, Shanahan was his receivers coach.

In 2008-09, he was Anderson’s offensive coordinator, a period of time when Anderson appeared in 32 games with 611 yards and two touchdowns.

And it’s the chance of another touchdown that Redskins fans can look forward to, not only for the six points, but for the subsequent touchdown dance.

Late night comedian Conan O’Brien has a dance called “The No Strings Dance.” Admire:

It turns out, Anderson has a polished rendition of the dance, inspired by the red-headed late night sensation himself: Read more »

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Verizon Pits Kerrigan Vs. Ravens’ Leach

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 8, 2011 – 5:47 pm

According to the Verizon Insider for DC/Md./Va., Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will square off against the Baltimore Ravens’ Vontae Leach in a game of Madden ’12 tonight.

The game will be played tonight from 6-8 p.m., remotely between the Verizon store in Reston (where Kerrigan will be playing), and the store in Timonium (where Leach will be playing).  The game will demonstrate Verizon’s 4G LTE network by connecting a PS3 to a 4G hotspot and playing Madden ’12 against each other.

It will also illustrate that Ryan Kerrigan is the man in Madden ’12.

If you’re a Redskins fan in the greater Baltimore area, head to the Timonium, Md. location on 1964 York Rd.  If you’re a Redskins fan in the greater Washington area, head to the Reston, Va. location at the 11830 Spectrum Center.

Either way, bring your Burgundy and Gold and cheer on your favorite No. 91.


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Redskins Play Soldiers In Call Of Duty 3

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 8, 2011 – 5:11 pm

This afternoon at Redskins Park, players Stephen Bowen, Kareem Moore, Brandon Banks, Erik Cook and Nick Sundberg challenged 50 local military members from the Army’s “Old Guard” to games of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The event was organized by the Redskins Community Relations, the USO, and Pros vs. G.I. Joes, a non profit organization that links up soldiers with professional athletes to play video games in a relaxed setting.

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“It’s just an incredible event,” said Pros vs. G.I. Joes founder Greg Zinone.  “The thing that makes our events different from anyone else’s, is that you’ll see we’re not a handshake tour, we’re not an autograph session.  Right from that door up there, the troops strip off their rank and the players strip off their uniforms, and it’s just like hanging out with the guys in your basement.  You’re just hanging out with your best friends in your basement.  Who wouldn’t wanna play Call of Duty with professional athletes?”

This is the Redskins third time teaming up for the event, and Zinone called the team one of his organization’s biggest supporters.

“Right when the schedule comes out every year, I get a call and the Redskins set up a date right around Veterans Day,” he said.  “What better way to support our troops than to do what they’d be sitting home doing anyway?

The event featured a push-ups contest between a soldier and the Pros vs. G.I. Joes’ own Joe Oneto: Read more »

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Adam Coles Named First Of Tim’s H.H.H.’s

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 8, 2011 – 2:08 pm

Last week, Redskins running back Tim Hightower named the first of his “Hightower Hometown Heroes,” which recognizes superior high school football players that are leaders and role models off the field.  On Sunday, Adam Coles of Potomac High School was the first such player to be recognized, and was Hightower’s guest to the Redskins-49ers game.

Coles (5-9, 165) is a junior running back and defensive back for Potomac High School.  His budding career, in his own words:

“I play running back mostly, but I can catch screens out of the backfield,” he said.  “Yesterday, I just reached 1,000 yards rushing on the season, in the last game of the season.  I had two four-touchdown games, and my highest rushing game was 222 yards.  So far, I have 12 touchdowns.”

“Right now, we’re 8-2 and playoff-bound.  We’ll be going to the playoffs this Saturday, at home, against West Lake.”

Coles found out about the H.H.H. initiative after his athletic director recommended it to him.  He said that he wrote the essay, submitted his information, and there he was on the sidelines with Hightower. Read more »

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Roy Helu Up For NFL Rookie Of The Week

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 8, 2011 – 12:44 pm

For the third time this season, the Redskins have a rookie that’s eligible for the NFL’s Rookie of the Week honors (Ryan Kerrigan in Weeks 1 and 4).

This time, it’s running back Roy Helu, whose franchise high 14 receptions and 146 total yards earned him a shot at the title.  This was Helu’s first start of his career, and he led the team in both rushing yards and receiving yards.  His 146 total yards was just under half of the team’s 303 total yards of offense.

Here’s the list of candidates, with their resumes.  Of course, only one of them is worthy: Read more »

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Alum Ken Barefoot Still A Redskins Fan

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 8, 2011 – 11:37 am


As part of the Redskins Homecoming Ceremonies on Sunday, I got to catch up with former Redskins tight end Ken Barefoot.  Barefoot hails from the hotbed of pro athletes in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, home to future Redskins Chris Hanburger, Bruce Smith, Shawn Springs and DeAngelo Hall.  He graduated from Virginia Tech and was drafted by his hometown team in the fifth round (113th overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft.

Barefoot was only with the Redskins for one season, and recorded no stats in his time with the team.  But before you rush to judgment, Barefoot played behind tight ends Jerry Smith and Pat Richter.  After leaving the Redskins, he went to Detroit and played behind future Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders.

Clearly, he knows how to pick his opportunities.  But don’t expect him to be bitter–on the contrary.

“Oh, it’s fun, it’s fun,” he said with a big smile.  “Getting back together, the older we get, the better we were.  The plays were bigger and the scores get higher.” Read more »

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