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Artist Captures RGIII And More In Redskins Collage

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 22, 2015 – 5:01 pm

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We’ve been covering some talented artists recently who have done some incredible pieces featuring the Redskins.

Daryl Greene, an aptly named artist, has been working on an impressive collage using colored pencils and oil pastels of some current Redskins (see above). He’s been posting his progress on Instagram and sharing close-ups of each player as he finishes them.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III is front and center with running back Alfred Morris doing his signature touchdown celebration in the top left.

Also featured are a very detailed linebacker Brian Orakpo, wide receiver Pierre Garçon and cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

We’ll keep checking in with him as he posts his updated illustrations.


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Redskins’ Statement On The Passing Of Tommy Mason

Posted by Andrew Walker on January 22, 2015 – 2:40 pm

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The following release was issued today by the Washington Redskins:

On behalf of his family, the Washington Redskins are saddened to announce the passing of former Redskins running back Tommy Mason.

Mason was selected first overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1961 NFL Draft, becoming the first draft selection in Vikings franchise history. The three-time Pro Bowler played 11 NFL seasons, including tenures with the Vikings (1961-66), Los Angeles Rams (1967-70) and Redskins (1971).

“Tommy was a great teammate and valued member of the Washington Redskins,” President Bruce Allen said. “Our entire organization sends its condolences to his family.”

Mason, a native of Lake Charles, La., is survived by his wife, Karen, and his three sons, Buck, Ryan and Taylor, his grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


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A Look Inside The Redskins Archives: Sonny Jurgensen Poses With Receivers

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 22, 2015 – 2:33 pm

Sonny Jurgensen

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Over the coming weeks, The Redskins Blog will be providing you with a different look at the franchise’s past.

Unlike Throwback Thursday where we’ve looked at important moments on the gridiron against an upcoming opponent, this series will examine some of the lighter moments as we go through all of the photos stored at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.

Upon first look, this photo posed some immediate questions, like, first and foremost, what are the numbers that these receivers are holding up?

Thankfully, this archive had a date (1968) and a caption attached to it.

“Legendary quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, the league’s number one passer in 1967, watches patiently as his three receivers show their finish in the league last year — #1 Charley Taylor,# 2 Jerry Smith and #4 Bobby Mitchell. Their fingers display their finish.”

Still, the three wide outs give Jurgensen a funny look considering their dominance at the position.

Maybe they just aren’t smilers.

That year, 1967, Jurgensen threw for a career high 3,747 yards along with 31 touchdowns. It’s fair to say he had some reliable targets.


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Ryan Kerrigan Caption Contest Winner

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 22, 2015 – 10:51 am

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Maybe it’s no surprise that Paul Jones, a sports director for a local FOX affiliate in Nashville wrote a pretty clever caption for Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

He’s probably used to being quick and clever when it comes to sports.

Either way, we had to make him the winner with this winning caption for the contest.

And no, Kerrigan did not turn green that game, though it seems like he was close.

Thanks for submitting!


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Andre Roberts Enjoying Sports In Australia

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 22, 2015 – 9:30 am

Playin golf during the day and watchin tennis at night!!! #golftrip #aussieopen #offseasonadventures

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It’s currently the best time of year to be in Australia and wide receiver Andre Roberts is taking full advantage of his week down under.

If you follow his Instagram or Twitter accounts, then you’re already pretty jealous of his vacation in Melbourne.

If he’s not golfing on beautiful courses, he’s taking in the Australian Open and watching Serena Williams up close and personal. And when he’s not doing that…?

He and former teammate Larry Fitzgerald are keeping each other company. Wednesday that included a trip to see the Aussie Rules Football team the Western Bulldogs.

The pair got to catch some preseason training, took time to meet some players and take home some jerseys.

Roberts’ goal before arriving was to golf one round in 70’s and none over 100. We’ll have to see if the rest of the week treats him well.


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ESPN Releases 30 For 30 Short On Gatorade

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 22, 2015 – 8:30 am

(ESPN)

(ESPN)

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It’s nearly impossible not to see Gatorade in the halls and corners of Redskins Park.

A longtime staple and growing brand in the Redskins’ locker room, weight room and cafeteria, Gatorade continues to refuel players and is now the subject of a fascinating little documentary exploring how the drink came into existence.

By now, you probably know why Gatorade has its name, thanks to commercials about the sports drink’s affiliation with the University of Florida football team.

But a new 30 for 30 Short documentary, “The Sweat Solution,” which you can watch here on ESPN.com, is a fascinating 15-minute origin story about how one of the most popular sports drinks became a hallmark on the sidelines and in dugouts over the world.

Its need was great. In the 1960s, the Florida football team was consistently held hostage by the heat, which tends to happen near swamps. 80 degree days meant many athletes were sent to the infirmary. Some were losing 15-20 pounds during practices. It became a noticeable handicap.

That’s where Dr. Robert Cade came in. Besides fixing up Studebaker cars and playing in the orchestra during his spare time, Cade was primarily a kidney specialist at the University.

(ESPN)

(ESPN)

With the growing on-field problems, he soon made player hydration one of his major tasks. Unlike water, whose consumption provided more bloating than relief, Cade put an emphasis on glucose and electrolytes, helping to restore the lost muscle tissue cells during training.

Ten freshmen initially underwent testing in 1965 and the results were highly encouraging. They were performing at higher levels.

Eventually, lemon juice was added to help the poor taste, and by 1966, the whole team was drinking what was termed Gatorade. The team finished the year 8-2, including an Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech.

Head coach Ray Graves demanded it be made consistently and supplied Cade and his scientific staff with all the money necessary to continue its production.

It was a wise bet.


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