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Week 15 Madden ’12 Redskins Updates

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 16, 2011 – 4:31 pm

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Calling all Redskins gamers, it’s time for your weekly Redskins updates for Madden ’12, along with my own wry commentary.  This week, we have the typical increases and decreases, additions and subtractions.  We also have a virtual equipment update and an issue of dominant hand orientation.

Check out the full list of Redskins moves and alterations this week: Read more »

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Purple Heart Chaplain Honors Sean Taylor

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 16, 2011 – 3:47 pm

[Editor’s Note: With all of the pageantry and celebration of last weekend’s Military Appreciation Weekend, there was one story that I held onto for a moment for when it could really be appreciated.  I hope you enjoy.]

At halftime of last Sunday’s game against the Patriots, three officers of the Maryland department of the Military Order of the Purple Heart bestowed two injured veterans with the Purple Heart award.

One of those men was Chaplain Cornell R. Ford, injured in Vietnam, and lifelong Redskins fan.  Underneath his Purple Heart uniform and purple tie, he was wearing his favorite Redskins T-shirt, a memorial to his favorite player, No. 21 Sean Taylor.

“You may not remember him,” he said, “But this was a young man by the name of Sean Taylor, who played safety for the Redskins.  This is the shirt that I wear every week when I watch the games, and I knew I had to wear it under my uniform this week.” Read more »

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Carriker: Part Time Player, Full-Time Dad

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 16, 2011 – 1:53 pm

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Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is widely considered to be one of the strongest men on the team.  His role on the defensive line is to be the grizzly bear that ties up two blockers so the linebackers can make plays, or the rhino that bursts through the line and takes down the quarterback.

But when he’s off the clock at Redskins Park, Carriker rushes home to spend time with his wife and his two kids under the age of 3.  And that’s when Carriker goes from a force of nature, to a full-time nurturer.

“My New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with my kids,” he said.  “I have a 2-year-old (Addison) and an 8-month-old (Jacob), and I mean, they’re only little once.  I gotta spend as much time with them as possible while they’re little, before they get that attitude in their teenage years.

“Those are the years I probably won’t wanna spend with them,” he joked.

Carriker makes it home from work everyday around 5 p.m. and has a couple hours to play with them before they go to bed.  But sometimes during the season, Carriker has to field a phone call or interview from home, and that’s when the juggling act begins. Read more »

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Joe Jacoby Graduates College Today

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 16, 2011 – 11:09 am

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Former Redskins Hog Joe Jacoby has dozens of accolades from his playing days, including:

  • 4× Pro Bowl selection (1983-86)
  • 2× Associated Press first-team All-Proselection (1983, 1984)
  • 2× Newspaper Enterprise Association first-team All-Pro selection (1983, 1987)
  • 1× Newspaper Enterprise Association second-team All-Pro selection (1984)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • 3*x Super Bowl champion (XV,XXII,XXVI)
  • 70 Greatest Redskins

He has been a car dealer, a radio show host, and now is a football coach at Shenandoah University and the proud father of two daughters.  As of today, he finally add “college graduate” to that list of accomplishments, nearly 35 years after he started.  This evening, Jacoby will walk across the stage at the University of Louisville, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Rick Bozich of the Courier-Journal has the story:

Jacoby departed U of L after the 1980 season, skipped the spring semester and failed to finish the final 30 hours toward his degree.

“That bothered me because my wife (Irene) and I had always talked about the importance of education to our two daughters,” Jacoby said.

“How could I keep saying that when I didn’t have my degree?” Jacoby asked. Read more »

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Hail! Foresees End To The ‘Landover Leap’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 16, 2011 – 10:13 am

Last Sunday, touchdown catches by Jabar Gaffney and David Anderson produced high-flying leaps into the crowd, creating the Redskins very own “Landover Leap.”

But as Ben Ceccarelli points out in this week’s edition of the Hail! comic, this is probably a celebratory move reserved for the fleet-footed receivers on offense:

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