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Redskins’ Cheerleader Prep Class Footage

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 7, 2012 – 5:37 pm

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As a precursor to the upcoming 2012 Washington Redskins Cheerleader auditions, biweekly classes are in full swing at FedExField.

Classes are intended to teach squad-hopefuls the moves and routines necessary to make the team.  Auditions will start at the beginning of April, and you can count on this blog for continuing coverage.  You’re welcome.

Cheerleader Abby is a team captain and recently represented the Redskins at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.  After last night’s workout, she posted flip cam footage of a foursome routine of Abby, Ashley, Megan and Tecoya on her Facebook page: Read more »

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Receivers Headline A Misleading NFL List

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 7, 2012 – 3:49 pm

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The fine NFL mathematicians over at Pro Football Focus recently compiled a list of the best and worst receivers in the league, based on the rate of passes dropped in 2011.

Drops are one of the trickier stats in the NFL, because one man’s drop is another man’s incomplete pass.  Determining if a pass was ‘catchable’ is a judgment on the part of the stats crew, and is rarely a black and white discussion.

With that being said, the Redskins had one of each in their top two receivers catching honors: Jabar Gaffney, for his ridiculously good hands this season, and Santana Moss for being uncharacteristically shaky.

Here’s a look at the numbers, with a possible explanation for the failures. Read more »

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Fletcher Rejects Can’t-Miss Prospect Label

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 7, 2012 – 1:58 pm

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On last night’s NFL Network episode of Total Access, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher sat in on discussion about the proverbial ‘can’t-miss’ status of certain prospects coming out of the college ranks.

In this year’s Draft, as with many years, the discussion this year is centered around quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.  Luck has been referred to by many as the top-rated prospect in years, or perhaps ever.  Griffin is far from an also-ran, and has drawn comparisons to every mobile quarterback from Michael Vick to Steve Young.

But with every story of college excellence translating to the pros (see children of Archie Manning, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan), there are horror stories and prospects who failed miserably (see Ryan Leaf, Akili Smith, Tim Couch, Heath Shuler, JaMarcus Russell, etc.).

The total access discussion focused specifically on Luck, and was kicked off by Matt Millen, who can speak from his time in Detroit: ‘can’t-misses’ can miss.  Giants’ offensive guard David Diehl agreed, citing the tools that a quarterback has at his disposal.

Fletcher agreed with the panel, having seen many a hot-shot quarterbacks come and go.  Here was his 59 cents on the topic (via NFL.com) Read more »

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The Crayfish Named Lorenzo Alexander

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 7, 2012 – 10:49 am

via @krupkake

Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander has earned the nickname “One Man Gang” for his physical style of play, and ability to line up all over the field.

Defensive tackle–check.  Outside linebacker–check.  Defensive end–check.  Inside linebacker–check.  Offensive lineman–check.  Special teams ace–check and check.

Entertaining a classroom full of seventh-graders with his pincer claws and bottom feeding antics?  Check. Read more »

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