We are in the final few days of the football news “dry spell” as several teams are kicking off their training camps later this week. Your 2012 NFC East division champion Washington Redskins, start camp next Thursday!
If you missed last week’s Social Media Spotlight, you can read about quarterback Robert Griffin III’s wedding, quarterback Kirk Cousin’s wardrobe malfunction, Kory Lichtensteiger’s golf outing and more.
In an attempt to make the few days left before training camp pass by as quickly as possible, I present to you this week’s Social Media Weekly Spotlight.
Players are currently enjoying their last days of vacation before the rigors of training camp, preseason and most importantly of course, the regular season. In this edition, we cover fullback Eric Kettani‘s artistic ability, a throwback photo from last season’s week 13 victory against the New York Giants (#HTTR), defensive lineman Adam Carriker’s workout war paint, football camp with quarterback Kirk Cousins, and a little bit of swag from the big man himself, defensive lineman Chris “Swaggy” Baker.
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Stepping up as the starter last season, Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen stepped into the media spotlight and earned a number of flattering nicknames for his hard-nosed play and grizzled appearance.
“Lumberjack,” from his starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. “Neanderthal,” from his offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. “Jesus,” from long snapper Nick Sundberg.
In a league where most players grow some facial hair during the season, Paulsen stood out for never trimming or stylizing his face sweater. By the time minicamp rolled around this spring, Paulsen’s beard reached halfway down his chest.
But the beard was a matter of principle, not fashion, as Paulsen grew it in support of his friend and former UCLA teammate Nick Ekbatani, recovering from a motorcycle crash that led to amputation.
Two weeks ago, Ekbatani sent Paulsen a video of him walking for the first time back home in California. Read more »
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[With 10 days until the start of training camp, we take a look back at the career of quarterback Jay Schroeder. Schroeder spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins where he threw for a franchise-high 4,109 yards in 1986. His greatest performance, however, came against the New York Giants one season before.]
For anyone that has been keeping tabs on this series in recent weeks, you have seen us remember some of the greatest players in franchise history by profiling their career achievements with the Washington Redskins. In conjunction with their jersey numbers, we have counted all the way down to now 10 days until the start of the team’s first training camp in Richmond.
While players such as Mark Murphy and Eddie LeBaron, among others, generated prestige around the numbers they donned for the Burgundy and Gold, picking any other player over the first 79 years of the franchise’s existence who wore No. 10 and isn’t Robert Griffin III is a difficult one to do.
In the years that will follow Griffin III’s faraway retirement, the blog highlighting his career will be as definite as him “Griffining” dozens more times for Redskins Nation. But for now, we will remember Jay Schroeder’s four-year stint with the Washington Redskins to include the most memorable moment of his football career—replacing an injured Joe Theismann on Monday Night Football.
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Redskins Nation you’re up—it’s time to predict the season record for the Washington Redskins.
Last year, we saw no one outside of our Nation’s Capital forecast a 10-6 record with an NFC East championship as the cheery on top. Instead, after a quick peruse, every publication picked a fourth (last) place finish for the fifth time in seven years.
Of course they don’t know this franchise like you do. That’s why we’re opening the floor to you.
Over on the bottom of Redskins.com’s homepage is a poll asking how many games the Redskins will win in 2013.
Before clicking on how many wins your heart fancies, check out some of these second-level stats on each matchup courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.
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Five Mondays from now, the Washington Redskins will enter FedExField for the first home game in seven months against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In a matchup of two multiple Lombardi Trophy winning franchises, fans will have the opportunity to see how the Redskins, in preseason albeit, are going to respond to heightened expectations.
While the heralded 2013 rookie class has already gelled with some of the veterans through OTAs and minicamp taking tips on techniques and learning the intricacies of the faster NFL style of play, the preseason is their first opportunity to show what they bring to a Pro Bowl laden squad.
As we saw during the duration of the NFC East winning 2012 campaign, the season will be extremely unpredictable. Still though, it’s fun to forecast potential performances of the newest in the NFL’s fraternity.
Take a look at these predictions via Walter Football about how some of the drafted rookies will do this year and beyond.
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