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Can’t Miss Combine Google+ Hangout

Posted by Chris Herting on February 22, 2013 – 11:34 pm

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Redskin’s fans! For the first time ever we’ve teamed with CSNWashington, Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and Google to bring you exclusive Redskins news and combine analysis direct from Lucas Oil Stadium at this year’s 2013 NFL Combine.

Tomorrow live at 12:30pm ET on the Redskins Google+ Page, Redskins.com’s Brian Tinsman, CSNWashington’s Tarik El-Bashir, and Bleacher Report’s Will Carroll will be talking combine and answering questions submitted by YOU the fans.

Have a Combine-related question you’re dying to ask the team? Wondering what direction the team is headed next season? Here’s your chance to ask the experts what’s on your mind as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches.

All you have to do is submit your question/s on the official Redskins Twitter account or the official Redskins Google+ Page using the hashtags #CombinePlus and #HTTR!

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Countdown to Combine: Talent Aplenty

Posted by Chris Herting on February 21, 2013 – 5:37 pm

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The National Football League has invited 333 players to participate in this year’s combine in Indianapolis. Last year 328 players were invited to attend and a majority of those players were drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. Click here for the complete list of 2013 invitees.

Whether it is at a Pro Day or the NFL Combine, players eligible for the draft will be tested on size, strength, speed and knowledge and graded on their performances.

The often scrutinized Wonderlic test is just one of the many examinations that college athletes are asked to complete during the arduous, yet necessary, draft process.

The Wonderlic score is based on a 12-minute, 50 question test (just for fun, ESPN.com has an abbreviated version of the Wonderlic test if you want to see how you stack up against the pros).

For the athletes, the April draft represents the means to an end, a culmination of one long and drawn out job interview after 20-plus years of work and determination.

The players will be tested in seven different categories at the combine which are listed below: Read more »


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New Test Measures How Players Learn

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 21, 2013 – 5:31 pm

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As the 333 players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine start to trickle into Indy, all 32 teams are flocking to Lucas Oil Stadium to assess the talented class. They hoped to receive enough insight on the field that they will have thoroughly scouted all prospects before landing their next prized draft selection this April at the 2013 NFL Draft.

While the Combine evaluates talent through vigorous physical examinations such as the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, and the three-cone drill, one test has often been brought into the spotlight that has nothing to do with playing ability.

The Wonderlic Test.

The Wonderlic was originally brought into the fold to investigate how prospects function under a controlled, pressure-packed 12 minute examination and how it translates to the football field. However, in recent years, the intelligence test has become heavily scrutinized by fans and league officials alike.

While the Wonderlic will still be administered to the 2013 Scouting Combine class, the league is introducing a new aptitude test: the Player Assessment Tool (PAT).

The Player Assessment Tool will measure prospects based on their strengths, aptitudes, and learning styles.

Now before you say “Hey that sounds like the same thing as the Wonderlic!” find out how the test differs from the much-maligned examination:

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Throwback Thursday: DT Dean Hamel

Posted by Christopher Mudd on February 21, 2013 – 5:17 pm

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Throwback Thursday focuses on a former Redskins player–heralded or otherwise–that made an impact on his burgundy and gold squad. This week, we look at Dean Hamel, a Redskins defensive tackle from 1985-1988. Here is a snapshot of his career:

On a December 1st afternoon in 1985 Joe Montana and the defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers rolled into Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium to take on the Washington Redskins.

In the second quarter, Redskins’ rookie defensive tackle Dean Hamel made a career higlighting play. Backed up in his own end zone, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana dropped back looking to pass down field.

Battling in the trenches, Hamel found himself with no offensive lineman in front of him and a clear path to the quarterback. Hamel sprinted towards Montana, and dove at him, going for the sack.

Montana, reacting to Hamel, threw the ball away and was flagged for intentional grounding.  The Redskins were awarded a safety, making the score 7-5 San Francisco. Unfortunately for the Redskins, they would only score another field goal that day and fall to the 49ers 35-8.

The loss was just Hamel’s fourth career game in the National Football League. He finished his rookie season having started in the Redskins’ final eight games, racking up 67 tackles and six sacks.

A defensive tackle from the University of Tulsa, Hamel was drafted 309th overall in the 12th round of the 1985 draft.

He went on to play for the Redskins for three more years, until he was traded after the 1988 season to the Dallas Cowboys.

Throughout his four seasons as a member of the burgundy and gold, Hamel tallied 12.5 sacks.

Hamel was a member of the Redskins 1987 Super Bowl Championship team that defeated the Denver Broncos 42-10.

After being traded to the Dallas Cowboys, Hamel played for three more seasons in Dallas before injuries forced him into early retirement.

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Should Evan Royster Move To Receiver?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 20, 2013 – 5:14 pm

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As the Washington Redskins prepare to defend their 2012 NFC East title, suggestions have become rampant as to what pieces can be added and adjustments made to help the Redskins not only get their second straight division title but their fourth Lombardi Trophy.

Over on SI.com is a 2013 offseason preview for the Redskins, highlighting several areas of success, concern, and modification that can help get Washington over the hump. Let’s just say some of them are creative.

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Redskins Seeking Next Alfred Morris

Posted by Chris Herting on February 20, 2013 – 4:19 pm

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With the start of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine today in Indianapolis, Redskins fans can officially shift their focus to the long road to the NFL Draft.

The Scouting Combine was originally designed to provide teams with medical information on the players they might one day invest thousands of dollars in. Now, the Redskins will join the other 31 teams in attendance to mentally and physically poke and prod each of the 333 invitees in what has truly become the world’s most public job interview.

Wall-to-wall coverage of the Combine begins on the NFL Network Saturday morning at 9 a.m., and runs through next Wednesday evening. You can catch every 40-yard dash, 225-pound bench press, and three-cone drill in real time. You can watch as some NFL dreams take root, while others are stomped out.

Helping you and I understand the results and gauge the importance of the Combine is Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell, who is now entering his 13th season with the Washington Redskins.

As was highlighted in yesterday’s post, Campbell and his staff deserve huge credit for the scouting work that went into last year’s landmark draft. However, there is much more to be said by the soft-spoken director of college scouting, as he prepares for one of the biggest days of his NFL calendar.

Check out the rest of his interview below:
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Women’s Club ‘Make it Happen’ Workout

Posted by Melissa O'Hara on February 20, 2013 – 1:11 pm

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The Women of Washington are invited to join internationally-renowned Nike Master Trainer and personal trainer to Rihanna and Alicia Keys, Ary Nunez, on Saturday, February 23rd at Redskins Park for a fun fusion of martial arts and NFL drills!

Check out a video sampling below:

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Hall Coaches State House In Losing Effort

Posted by Chris Herting on February 20, 2013 – 12:37 pm

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Virginia State Senator L. Louise Lucas and her nephew, Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall, have partnered in the past to help raise money for charity. So it’s no surprise that last Tuesday was no different. Read more »


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Burns Brings ‘Special’ Blend of Success

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 19, 2013 – 5:44 pm

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Last week, the Redskins filled one of their coaching vacancies with the hiring of Keith Burns as Special Teams Coordinator. He is replacing the departed Danny Smith who took the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Burns bring an ample amount of experience and success with him from his time with the Denver Broncos both on the field and with a headset. Last season as Assistant Special Teams Coach in Denver, he lead a unit that became a  booming sensation blocking punts and multiple return touchdowns.

He reunites with his coach of 11 seasons, Mike Shanahan, in hopes of improving the special teams unit in Washington. During his time as a player, he was the special teams captain for the team’s Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII victories.

Read up on how Denver’s special team’s units thrived during his tenure and how he will be a resourceful tool for the Redskins this upcoming season:

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Morris, Lichtensteiger Make ‘All-Joe Team’

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 19, 2013 – 4:39 pm

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The 21st All-Joe Team was recently announced by USA Today and Redskins running back Alfred Morris and guard Kory Lichtensteiger were selected.

The All-Joe Team was originally comprised by USA Today Sports writer Larry Weisman in honor of Kansas City defensive lineman Joe Phillips after he helped teammates Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith combined to take down quarterbacks 29 times during the 1992 season.

While Thomas and Smith received the brunt of attention, Phillips was instrumental in paving the way to get his teammates to the ball.

The team is an annual presentation of some of the hardest working players in the league. Often, these players are deemed “over-achievers” and rarely get the same level of media attention that some of the top superstars in the league receive. The only parameter of inclusion to the All-Joe Team is that the player has yet to be selected to the Pro Bowl.

However, many All-Joe Team selections go on to be selected to the annual contest in the Rainbow State. Prime example: 2011 All-Joe and 2012 Pro Bowl special teamer Lorenzo Alexander.

Find out why Morris and Lichtensteiger were deserving of the honor here:

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