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Get To Know Perry Fewell

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 27, 2015 – 6:33 pm

Perry Fewell

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You won’t hear any cursing from Perry Fewell, the Redskins newly announced defensive backs coach.

As a defensive assistant at Kent State, in the middle of his college coaching career, he worked under the defensive coordinator Chris Smeland, who used an expression Fewell recalled as “jeez minetti!” to show frustration, as reported by the New York Times.

“I didn’t know what ‘jeez minetti!’ meant, so I started saying ‘jeez oh Pete!’ because it was a way for me not to cuss at my players,” said Fewell, the Giant’s defensive coordinator since 2010. “Now I guess that’s just what I say.”

Redskins defensive backs, be prepared to hear it.

Fewell is also unique in his coaching style. In the same article, Fewell is documented to occasionally run into a pile of players when a big play occurs in practice. He even uses video clips to help players remember play-calls.

“So, if we had a play called Terminator, he would show a clip from the movie,” then rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich said. “There was one, I think it was called antelope or something, where he showed us like a scene from the nature channel where a cheetah is about to kill an antelope. It sounds weird, but it helped.”

Fewell, a native of Belmont, N.C., began his coaching career after being a football standout in college, attending Lenoir -Rhyne College, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2011. He was a four-year letterman and was named the team’s “Most Improved Player.”

His career totals included 106 tackles and two interceptions on defense and 69 yards rushing on offense. He returned to the school to give a motivational speech to the football team a few years ago.

His college coaching career is extensive, spending 13 years in the collegeiate ranks before graduating to the Jaguars, Rams, Bears, Bills and Giants in the NFL.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina in 1985 and 1986 and became the defensive backs coach at Army in 1987.

The following year, he spent four years coaching wide receivers at Kent State University. In 1992, he returned to West Point and stayed there three years as their defensive line coach. His final college job was at Vanderbilt University coaching the secondary from 1995-97 and becoming assistant head coach in his final season there.


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Girls Team Advances In NFL Flag Championship

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 27, 2015 – 5:02 pm

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It’s going to be Redskins versus Cowboys!

The group of 13-14 year old girls pictured above is representing the Redskins in Arizona for the NFL Flag Football Championships this week.

The championship for the girls division, one of four championship games played tonight, will take place at 6:20 p.m. and be available to stream live on nflflag.com starting at 5:00 p.m.

Let’s add another positive chapter to the rivalry, girls!

 


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Technical Sergeant Gets His Wish

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 27, 2015 – 3:39 pm

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Last week we profiled Chris Saenz, a technical sergeant at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., who happened to be a big Redskins fan.

His goal last week was simple: he wanted to get an autograph from Redskins Pro Bowler Alfred Morris, signed on his tailor made F16 pilot helmet.

As you can see above, his wish came true. Read more »


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A Look Inside The Redskins Archives: John Riggins Addresses Media

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 27, 2015 – 2:03 pm

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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.

Today is Super Bowl Media Day, which means thousands of media members will descend and crowd around podiums and stages, asking some insightful and then ridiculous questions to players competing in the big game this Sunday.

It brought to mind this photo –snapped on Aug. 30, 1983– of running back John Riggins, looking laid back on a sofa, fielding questions in a similar way.

Technology, as well as fashion, has changed considerably since 30 years ago, but in many ways the media’s attention to athletes and celebrities remains strong, if not addictive.

This photo, especially back then, pulls back the curtain on a television interview, examining the scene as Riggins addresses multiple male reporters, coincidentally all in white shirts.

The step and repeat banner is replaced here by some wood paneling and a large, 1980s-styled lamp. What’s also worth noting are the retro video cameras and microphones, and all those pesky wires crawling on the floor.

I’m sure the amount of microphone-wire related falls has significantly dropped since then.

Which is to say, we’ve come a long way from that era. But you can imagine the silly questions that were asked to Riggins will be asked today, too.


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Redskins At Super Bowl XLIX: Charlie Brown Recalls Memories Vs. Miami

Posted by Redskins.com on January 27, 2015 – 1:00 pm

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By Brendan Capria
Redskins.com Contributing Writer

“Good ol’ Charlie Brown” traded in his Washington Redskins uniform more than 20 years ago; he walked through the Super Bowl XLIX festivities sporting a grey suit and a smile.

In 1982, he wouldn’t have wanted his wristwatch to tick a minute longer than when the Redskins won the Super Bowl that season.

“You never want to let go, you never want to lose that moment,” Brown said. “You never want that next minute to tick on the clock of your watch. You just want to enjoy every second of it.”

The Redskins beat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII 27-17, scoring the last 14 points of the game — all of which came in the fourth quarter.

Brown hauled in the final touchdown catch of the game within the last two minutes of regulation.

In total, he led the team’s receivers that day with six receptions for 60 yards (10-yard average).

While he’ll always cherish his performance in the Super Bowl, his play throughout the regular season is something that still comes to mind when talking about that season.

“Every game leading up to the Super Bowl,” Brown affirmed. “Taking it one at a time and enjoying the moment. Just going through the grind with my teammates man. Just being on a high, you know?”

He said that’s what the “Good ol’ Charlie Brown” nickname stood for.

Brown claimed professional football’s ultimate prize in his rookie season; he watches young guns in this year’s game prepare for a situation similar to his.

His advice: keep your eyes on the prize.

“Know the reason why you’re here,” he said. “Enjoy the atmosphere, enjoy all the festivities, share it with your teammates, but don’t forget what you have to do on Sunday.”

As for the Redskins, he advised simply to look forward. Their day will come.

“You just got to have amnesia man, you have to have a short memory,” Brown said. “There’s going to be a next day, there’s going to be a next opportunity. So, you got to get ready for that next opportunity the next day.”


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Joe Gibbs Enters The World Of Woody

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 27, 2015 – 11:45 am

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The World Of Woody allowed Pro Football Hall Of Fame coach/Washington Redskins legend Joe Gibbs in for a few minutes the other day.

The result?

Find out for yourself below, as Gibbs and The Richmond Times Dispatch‘s Paul Woody, a longtime Redskins beat reporter, bounce responses off each other.

Super Bowl Week, of course, has seen a lot of Gibbs in the past, as he led the Redskins to four Super Bowl appearances and three victories.

As for his NASCAR team, Redskins fan Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth all return along with the addition of Carl Edwards.

Edwards, who is known for his celebratory back flip, has 23 career Sprint Cup Victories.


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Recap: Redskins LivingSocial Combine

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 27, 2015 – 11:14 am

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The Redskins teamed up with LivingSocial this past weekend to host a Combine event at Redskins Park.

Fans in attendance competed and trained like players, running through drills such as the 40-yard dash, the vertical jump and the long jump.

They also got a special tour of the team’s facility.

Tight end Niles Paul, safety Akeem Davis and long snapper Nick Sundberg greeted fans afterward in the team cafeteria, posing for photos and signing autographs for those who participated.

Take a look below at some scenes from the weekend.

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Another Night, Another Sighting Of DeSean Jackson At A Clippers Game

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 27, 2015 – 8:58 am

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DeSean Jackson has been racking up the frequent flyer miles over the last few days.

As The Redskins Blog highlighted throughout the weekend, Jackson, along with a few other big-name celebrities, was a guest judge for the Miss Universe Pageant.

That took place in Miami, Fl., Sunday night.

But, as you can see in the headline above, Jackson was at the Los Angeles Clippers game Monday night to watch Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Co. squeak out a 102-98 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

The California product, who we know likes his offense fast and to score quickly, watched quite the game, as eight different players scored at least 14 points.

 


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