Ever wonder what happens when Redskins from the glory years get together for a party thrown by Joe Gibbs? Well, we’ll never know all of the secrets, but here are some of the funnier, TV-friendly moments, courtesy of ESPN.
I’ll give you a hint, it’s well worth 15 minutes of your time:
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After Brandon Banks revealed to the world that he was a lefty with a gadget touchdown pass against the New England Patriots, it piqued my interest in the left-handers on the team.
It turns out that lefties comprise 15 percent of the population, but are a brilliant class of people. There are many famous lefties, including four of the last six presidents, Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great, and Bart Simpson.
With the help of Redskins.com’s Jessica Monaldo and receiver Anthony Armstrong, I identified the southpaws on the team, and sought to find out what makes them so brilliant.
I began my search with Banks, the man who inspired my mission.
Banks’s world-class speed is well documented, and vision allows him to find creases in the coverage, and accelerate upfield. Although rarely used, he also has the type of game-changing speed on offense that forces defenses to respect all that he can do.
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In his weekly Redskins preview for School of the Legends, former Redskins safety Vernon Fox outlines what the Redskins still have to play for this Sunday. While the most immediate prospects are personal pride, the two other outcomes are more important:
1. Beat a division opponent. Believe it or not, the Eagles are actually 4-1 against NFC East opponents, including a win over the Redskins in Washington. Beat them now, ensure that they finish with a losing record (7-9), and avenge the Week 6 loss.
2. Build for next year. The evaluation process in football is ongoing, but it begins in earnest after the season ends. Whether it’s evaluating needs in free agency or the draft, there are areas that the team will look to improve. A favorable last impression will help the players stay in Washington or find a job elsewhere. Like it or not, Sunday is the last time that this version of the Redskins will ever take the field.
Check out his full analysis, with a shout-out to London Fletcher, below: Read more »
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The final day of Redskins practice has arrived for the 2011 season. It’s a routine that began in training camp at the end of July, and has lasted five months to the end of December.
There were days of 100-degree temperatures, and days when it was in the 30’s. There were many days when it rained (sometimes creating lakefront property) and other days when onlookers got sunburn. There were days when thousands of fans packed the sidelines, and many many more when they did not.
On this particular youth-infused team, there were opportunities (and potentially careers) that were launched on the back fields, both through injury and excellence. All together, there were six players that rose from the practice squad to the active roster this season, meaning that six players proved their muster exclusively in practice.
Here are a few of the Redskins players’ thoughts on the last day of school: Read more »
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Former Redskins great Art Monk was recently involved with a USO ticket promotion for 2011 Military Bowl at RFK Stadium. In the public service announcement, he thanked military families for the burden of their service to the country, and he reminded fans that 5,000 complimentary tickets were available through the USO.
Here’s the video of his PSA: Read more »
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