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This Day In History: Joe Gibbs Returns As Head Coach

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 7, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Joe Gibbs

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It had been 11 years since legendary Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs roamed the sidelines in the NFL.

So, on Jan. 7, 2004, it stunned and immensely pleased Redskins Nation to hear that the three-time winning Super Bowl head coach would be returning to lead the burgundy and gold.

“The desire to coach has always been with me, even after being away from the game for 11 years,” Gibbs said in an announcement on the Joe Gibbs Racing Web site at the time.

“The Redskins are very dear to me and my family. We’re very excited about this opportunity to return to where we have so many friends and loyalties.”

Gibbs replaced Steve Spurrier, who preceded him with two losing seasons, and led the Redskins to two winning seasons in four years, including a playoff victory against Tampa Bay in the 2006 Wild Card round.

The Redskins finished 2007 — his last season as coach of the team — with a 9-7 record and playoff berth, beating the Cowboys at home in the last game of the regular season. Gibbs retired on Jan. 8, 2008.

Gibbs led the team in his first stint as head coach to eight playoff appearances in 12 seasons along with a .683 winning percentage that ranks third in NFL history.

He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

 


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Seahawks’ Chancellor Watches Sean Taylor Highlights As Pregame Pump-Up

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 7, 2015 – 5:30 pm

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It’s safe–and at first, counterintuitive– to assume that this week, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor will be preparing for a playoff matchup with the Carolina Panthers by watching tape of the Washington Redskins.

Of course, as detailed most recently in an article on the Seahawks team website, there’s a method to Chancellor’s habits.

Specifically, he studies highlights of Sean Taylor, the legendary Redskins safety who played nearly four years before his untimely death in 2007.

“Before every game I’ve got to watch him,” Chancellor said before their matchup with the Redskins this past October. “It just puts more aggression into me, man. Just like, ‘Boom’ – this is what I’ve got to do. I watch it and say, ‘This is what I’ve got to do every game.’ ”

Chancellor, who, like Taylor, has gone to the Pro Bowl twice, grew up in Norfolk, Va., and eventually went to college at Virginia Tech. It was easy to follow and become inspired by Taylor; it was equally devastating to hear about his tragic death playing in just his second collegiate season.

“It was tough because I knew I wasn’t going to get a chance to meet him,” Chancellor said. “That was one of the guys I wanted a chance to meet and try to get some insight from, think like he thinks, pick his brain a little bit. But unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to.”

It’s motivated the hard-hitting safety, who stands at 6-foot-2 and 232 pounds, to make sure his legacy mimics Taylor’s. He’s more willing to connect with other players, to teach them and give back as much of his experience and knowledge as he can.

“The way he showed his passion for the game and the way that he used his God-given ability,” Chancellor said of Taylor’s memory. “He was blessed to be tall, blessed to be strong, blessed to run fast, and he used every bit of his body in his game.”

As this illustrated Instagram picture demonstrates, Taylor remains inside Chancellor in every game he plays.

Meast!!! Gone but NEVER forgotten. #Meast #21 #SeanT

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This Day In History: Redskins Defeat Buccaneers In Playoffs

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 7, 2015 – 4:00 pm

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Mark Brunell (AP Image)

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The Redskins closed out the 2005 regular season with a five-game winning streak, clinching their first playoff berth since 1999 with a 31-20, come-from-behind win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

That set them up as the No. 6 seed in the playoffs. On Jan. 7, 2006, they discarded their underdog status and defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-10, advancing to the divisional round against Seattle.

Back in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, legendary head coach Joe Gibbs made it count

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Cornelius Griffin tacking Chris Simms (AP Image)

Like it had done all year, the defense ensured victory.

The Redskins jumped out with 14 points in the first quarter thanks to a Clinton Portis touchdown run and 51-yard fumble return by safety Sean Taylor.

When the Redskins offense stalled in the second half, the defense picked it up.

They stopped the Bucs on two key fourth downs, the last of which resulting in a game-sealing interception by Marcus Washington. It was the second interception they stole from Chris Simms, and, in the process, avenged a one-point loss to Tampa Bay earlier that season.

Gibbs snapped a tie with Chuck Noll for third (17) on the career playoff wins list behind Tom Landry (20) and Don Shula (19).

“There were two really good defenses out there,” Gibbs said after the win. “Our defense just played outstanding. I’m really proud of them. I thought we were in real trouble there at the end. But our defense rose up again.”


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Celebrity Fan News: Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Empire’ Debuts Tonight

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 7, 2015 – 2:49 pm

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A new show on FOX premieres tonight called “Empire.”

It’s worth noting considering Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, a longtime Redskins supporter, turns in a potentially career-defining role.

She plays a wicked stepmother type that infiltrates the record label of her kids and former husband, played by Terrence Howard. The show has gained considerable buzz.

Known mostly for playing a cop on “Person of Interest,” Henson, as the New York Post describes, gets to play “the kind of meaty role many actresses would kill for.”

Henson grew up in southeast Washington, D.C., eventually graduating from Oxon Hill High School in Price George’s County, Md.

Her mother worked in a now defunct department store chain Woodward & Lothrop and her father was a maintenance man at Bolling Air Force Base.

It was when he took a job as janitor for the Redskins that she really became a fan.

To pay off her student loans, she even worked at the Pentagon in the mornings. At night she sang and danced as a  waitress on “The Spirit of Washington” cruise ship.

Eventually she moved to Hollywood to follow her acting dream.

We’re glad she’s held onto her roots.


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Ricky Ervins To Attend Saturday Inova Blood Drive

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 7, 2015 – 10:53 am

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There will be some offensive firepower sprinkled into masses at Redskins Park this Saturday for Inova’s blood drive, as former Redskins running back Ricky Ervins will be joining fellow alums Ken Harvey and Dexter Manley at the event.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Inova will be holding a blood drive at the team’s headquarters in Loudoun County, Va., where there will be a ton of neat activities, but, of course, most important is the opportunity to help save lives.

Inova Blood Donor Services supplies 24 hospitals in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metro area with lifesaving blood and blood products. One blood donation can save up to three lives.

While at the Park, you can get a limited edition Redskins shirt, a VIP Tour of the facility, a picture with the Super Bowl Trophies and the chance to win a 2015 VIP Game Experience including two premium tickets, the opportunity to stand on the field during the National Anthem and more.

Ervins — a USC product — spent four seasons with the Redskins in which he recorded more than 2,000 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He recorded his first-career touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in a 42-17 Redskins victory.

In Super Bowl XXVI vs. Buffalo, Ervins had a team-high 72 rushing yards.

Be sure to check back with The Redskins Blog each day as the blood drive nears, as we’ll have new information on alumni appearances.


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Niles Paul Reflects On Year Of Giving Back

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 7, 2015 – 8:05 am

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Big brothers can come in handy.

On Monday, Redskins tight end Niles Paul used his brother’s help to put together this impressive collage, featuring photos of his time spent at charity events all throughout the year.

Paul, as he states on Instagram, made one of his goals to attend more events within the community when he had time off the field. As you can tell, he more than fulfilled that desire.

Can you find any events you may have attended with Paul throughout the season?

If so, comment below!


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