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Fastest Redskins Debate, Version 2.012

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 2, 2012 – 5:14 pm

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During the darkest hours of last offseason’s lockout, Redskins receivers Anthony Armstrong and Brandon Banks livened up the debate with a playful Twitter war of who would be faster in a foot race.

While the race was never consummated (due to concerns of injuries), the merit of each competitor was debated back and forth, 140 characters at a time.  Banks is traditionally thought of as the team’s speedster, but special teams coordinator Danny Smith has clocked Armstrong at a sub-4.2 on kickoff coverage.

Whichever man is faster, we may never know–but other Redskins receivers threw their hats in the ring this afternoon, declaring their shot at the title of ‘The Fastest Redskin.’

Here’s a Twitter recap between Brandon Banks (@SpeedyBanks16), Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul) and Terrence Austin (@Terrence_Austin), with their respective merits: Read more »

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RG3 On Horned Frogs And Celebrations

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 2, 2012 – 2:56 pm

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ESPN’s annual Jon Gruden QB Camp rolls on tonight with the second installment, featuring Baylor Bear Robert Griffin III.  Griffin is widely reported to be the ‘1A’ option of this year’s quarterback crop, leading many to link him to Washington.

With the No. 2 overall pick, there is only be one team that gets a better shot at landing him.

Gruden has already sat down in the film room and practice field with Stanford Cardinal Andrew Luck, discussing Spider Two-Y Bananas ad nauseam.  Now he turns his attention to Griffin’s revenge game against TCU in the first week of the 2011 season, a game that many experts have keyed as his breakout Heisman performance.

When you hang 50 points on one of the best teams in country, that praise can be justified.  Here are the highlights:

Gruden’s conversation with Griffin discusses the ins and outs of the playcall for the game, as well as Griffin’s more unique reactions and celebrations. Here’s a sneak peak: Read more »

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Gano Has Perfect First Workout In Bubble

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 2, 2012 – 12:25 pm

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Players may not officially re-assemble at Redskins Park for another two weeks, but the intrigue of the new Redskins practice bubble has led to a steady stream of players through the facilities to check it out.

One player who has been a regular for rehab purposes is kicker Graham Gano, who cracked three vertebrae in a first-half scrum against the Eagles in Week 17.  As you may remember, he was visibly hobbled during the game, but continued to play through the pain.  It was not until after the game that the prognosis was delivered, and he has been carefully working his way back since the season ended.

This story comes with a happy development today, however, as Gano got to try out the brand new bubble for the first time, complete with the sweet hanging goal posts.  Gano gave his own analysis of the workout, complete with a Twitter photo (@GrahamGano): Read more »

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Redskins Dunk, Dougie In Basketball Game

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 2, 2012 – 11:42 am

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Friday night was the latest installment of the fabled ‘Battle of the Beltway,’ pitting the Redskins against their bitter rival Ravens in a Battle Royale for the ages.

Media hype aside, it was a fun-filled celebrity basketball game at Stafford High School, with proceeds benefiting Anthony Armstrong’s Lucky 13 Foundation and the Ravens’ Torrey Smith Foundation.  Redskins starpower was on high for the event, as current Redskins Armstrong, Lorenzo Alexander, Brandon Banks, Josh Wilson, Niles Paul, Aldrick Robinson, Terrence Austin, Joshua Morgan, and Markus White joined local radio personalities and former Redskins Chris Wilson and Darrell Green on the court.

While the question on everyone’s mind had to do with hoop dreams, the evening was actually kicked off with a contest to determine which team was better suited to “Teach Me How To Dougie.” Admire: Read more »

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