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Uprights Hang From Practice Bubble Roof

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 26, 2012 – 4:36 pm

There’s a new twist on goal posts here at Redskins Park.

As some fans may know, the field goal has counted for four, five, one and eventually three points, at some point in the last 120 years.  Kicking tees have been invented, instituted and subsequently banned from field goal tries, as kickers have moved from a straight-approach to a soccer-style boot.

The goal posts were originally placed at the goal line of the end zone, before good sense prevailed and it was moved out of the field of play.  The width between the uprights was also reduced to 18 feet, six inches.

The point, is that changes to the offensive kicking game are nothing new.  So fans shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the base of the goal post has been eliminated from the practice bubble’s uprights, replaced by chains that hang it from the ceiling.

Larry Michael takes fans inside the bubble on this month’s special episode of Inside The Redskins.  We may be looking at the future of indoor goal posts with this concept: Read more »

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Team Redskins Will Bring Full-Court Hustle

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 26, 2012 – 3:08 pm

As most of you can attest, the Baltimore-Washington sports rivalry is a strange one.

At different times over the last 100 years, the two cities have shared teams (Redskins 1984-1996, Orioles 1971-2005, Capitals forever-present), moved teams (Baltimore Bullets/Capital Bullets/Washington Bullets/Washington Wizards), and gone along with dramatic, media-driven rivalries (anything involving Beltway dramatizations).

Are they sporting brethren?  Are they sporting rivals?  It might depend on who you ask.

It also may depend on the sport, as the Redskins and Ravens look to find out in a charitable Celebrity Basketball Game between the two teams this Friday at Stafford High School.

And from the sounds of it, the Redskins are going to bring their fast-break team to the hardwood.

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A Look At The New Redskins Draft Slots

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 26, 2012 – 1:34 pm

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Going into last season’s draft, the Redskins had seven draft picks, including the No. 10 pick overall.  Umpteen trades later, the Redskins selected Ryan Kerrigan at No. 16 overall, and managed to pick up five extra picks along the way.

So spending a long time pontificating about the Redskins draft slot is probably premature at this point, and borderline pointless altogether.  Both head coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen have made it clear that they’re in the business of restocking the team’s depth chart with quality, home-grown talent.

Especially after swapping the first and second round picks to move up four slots to the No. 2 overall pick, I would expect the team to continue making adjustments on the day of the draft, to get the players that they like.

But with that being said, the team currently has seven picks.  The Redskins’ own Larry Michael breaks down the full story in this month’s special edition of Inside The Redskins: Read more »

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Jared Green Runs A Sub-4.4 40 At Pro Day

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 26, 2012 – 11:53 am

Early last week, while the sports world was waiting for the football Pro Day spectacles in Waco, Texas and Palo Alto, Calif., a much smaller contingent of scouts was at the Louisiana Lafayette Pro Day.

Those who were there–and the 78 people who watched on Youtube–saw Jared Green, son of Redskins legend Darrell Green, run a blistering 4.33 in the 40-yard dash.


Officially, that number was inflated to 4.38, still one of the faster times in his draft class.  Check it out for yourself: Read more »

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