Mark Moseley remains one of the greatest Redskins of all time, the last of his breed in the NFL as far as straight-on style kickers.
His incredible accuracy (20-for-21 field goals made) during the 1982 strike-shortened season carried the Redskins to a Super Bowl title and Moseley to an NFL MVP Award. Twenty-five years after his retirement, he still owns the Redskins franchise record for total points (1,206).
After his playing days were over in Washington, Moseley traded his single-bar helmet, jersey and square-toed cleats for a business suit, chef’s apron and spatula. For 16 years, he ran Mark Moseley’s Famous Fries in Potomac Mills and Moseley’s Burgers in Herndon.
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Nebraska’s native son Niles Paul has returned home to spend time catching up with his family. A native of Omaha, Neb., he spent his college days only an hour away in Lincoln.
Going into the NFL, he knew that he would have to leave the land of Johnny Carson (and the band 311), and he ended up 20 hours away in Washington, D.C.
The NFL season is a grind for anyone, especially a fifth-round rookie looking to make the most of his opportunities. But now that the season is over, it’s time for the family man to return to the Cornhusker State and catch up with family. This was his exit interview, courtesy of Larry Michael and Redskins.com TV:
Paul jokes about playing tight end, but he was a key red zone player as the season developed, known for his blocking proficiency. In his rookie campaign, he was the ultimate hybrid, spending time at wide receiver, running back, returner, tight end, and he was fifth on the team in special teams tackles.
Part of Paul’s ability to play so many positions is because he’s actually a super hero. Here’s photographic evidence. Read more »
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As most of the civilized world knows by now, the Denver Tebows set the world on fire with an overtime upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
This is still important two days later, not because of who or why, but how. After seeing a number of comments and inquiries following the game, it seemed appropriate to share with Redskins Nation. Let’s review.
The rule was instituted after Brett Favre and the Vikings lost to Drew Brees and the Saints in the 2010 NFC Championship game. The game was hard-fought, the Saints got the ball first in overtime, and a field goal later, the game was over without Favre ever touching the field.
Call it rational or emotional, but Favre’s last shot at a Super Bowl was spoiled, and the NFL addressed the issue the following offseason. The traditional “Sudden Death” rules would remain for the regular season, but the postseason rules would go a little something like this:
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