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Jackie Slater Joins ESPN 980, Talks Embarrassing Moment And Charles Mann

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 30, 2015 – 4:07 pm

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If you bring up the Redskins with longtime Rams offensive lineman Jackie Slater, he’ll instantly recall a time of great embarrassment.

Joining ESPN 980 on the final weekday before the Super Bowl, Slater felt compelled to share a laughable game — in terms of the score and his exit from the stadium — he and the Rams experienced against Washington on New Years Day, 1984.

“We come there with [head coach] John Robinson and our owner [Georgia Frontiere], she was a gracious lady,” Slater said. “I felt we were the envy of National Football League to have a female owner because she did all these little things that were so special.”

Then an innocent gesture turned into a nightmarish image after the game.

“Cabbage Patch dolls were out this particular year,” he said. “Unbeknownst to any of us –we were there for the holidays, for Christmas –she gave all of us these cute little Cabbage Patch dolls to the players to give to our kids, our wives. By the way, we had a football game that day. [The Redskins] beat us 51-7 and here we come all the way out of that locker room. After getting beat 51-7, we’re carrying the dolls. One of the most embarrassing moments of my career.”

He also discussed some of the greatest pass rushers he had to match up against in his career.

“I had to deal with Charles Mann,” he said. “In fact Charles Mann beat me for a sack in Anaheim his rookie year. And I remember thinking I was going to have a pretty good day because the kid was young and I knew they had  lot of veterans over there from other teams that were kind of mentoring Charles and bringing him along.

“I remember going to the sideline and I looked over at their bench and he was surrounded by the veterans and he was telling them what he had done, walking through the moves and I said, ‘this is not going to happen again.’ But Charles Mann, he was an outstanding, outstanding pass rusher.”

Watch the full interview above and enjoy a nice laugh.


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Happy Birthday To Bashaud Breeland!

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 30, 2015 – 2:52 pm

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It’s time to eat your annual slice of birthday cake today, Bashaud!

Double tap to wish #Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland a very happy birthday! #HTTR #LetsEatCake #RedskinsBirthday

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Selected by the Redskins with the 102nd-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Clemson product Bashaud Breeland made the most of the opportunities given to him during the season, as he totaled 71 tackles with two huge interceptions.

Both of those interceptions were nabbed in victories over the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles.

While we could continue to dive into Breeland’s successful rookie season on the field, The Redskins Blog instead wants to shed some light on what makes the cornerback tick away from the game.

Below is a Q&A Redskins.com had with Breeland, where he talks about everything from his Twitter handle to what it’s like being a father:

What is the story behind your Twitter handle (@Salute_me17)?
“I started that my sophomore year of college. My number was 17. I wanted to be that player where you get respect after you make a big play. It used to be @IShutDown17, but there’s a big difference. I want to be that player where people say, ‘Wow, you better watch out for No.  17. You better salute me. You better give me respect.’”

Who is your role model?
“DeAngelo Hall. Also, EJ Biggers, Brandon Meriweather  and Ryan Clark as well. I would say our veteran group in the secondary all have their times where they put their hands on me and teach me different things. They all have different teaching methods.”

How has been a father changed your life?
“When I had my daughter, I had her before my junior year of college. It made me want to focus. I’m not really out here playing for myself anymore. I’m out here playing for my daughter as well.”

Where is the best place to eat around Clemson?
“I would say Mack’s Diner. They have good pizza, hot dogs, burgers — anything you want.”

When does it hit you that you’re going to be the receiver?
“When I’m on his hip. If I’m on his hip and there’s no separation between us, that’s when I know I got him. He can’t go anywhere. If I’m at the line and I still have my hands on him, I know he ain’t going anywhere.”

Why do you wear No. 26?
“They gave me this when I got here. I was 17 when I was in high school, little league, college. When I got here, they gave me 26 and I ran with it.”

 


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Players Travel Abroad For Pro Tour Productions

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 30, 2015 – 1:38 pm

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This past week, five current Redskins players departed the United States and traveled to all ends of the globe to visit armed forces at select military bases.

Invited by Pro Tour Productions, fullback Darrel Young and offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao headed to Australia, linebacker Will Compton and tight end Niles Paul flew to Japan and long snapper Nick Sundberg trekked to Singapore.

You can read more about their journeys here.

The players are just starting to share their experiences as they begin their week abroad. We’ll keep you updated with their photos and their posts on social media as they share them.

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Sydney, Australia (Pro Tour Productions Facebook)

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Sydney, Australia (Pro Tour Productions Facebook)

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Brad Edwards Recalls Two Interception Performance In Super Bowl

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 30, 2015 – 11:37 am

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What Brad Edwards remembers most from Jan. 26, 1992, is not the fact he nabbed two interceptions in a Super Bowl XXVI victory over the Buffalo Bills.

It’s all the thoughts that were running through his head as the team buses were en route to the Metrodome.

“There are so many things that you recall about that day,” Edwards told WTOP Friday. “And the one thing that always comes to my mind first and foremost is the ride from the hotel to the Super Bowl site when you’re thinking about, ‘Ok, my whole athletic life could come down to one play today. Don’t screw it up.'”

Edwards didn’t mess up at all. He thrived on the game’s biggest stage.

In the first quarter, he’d intercept Jim Kelly. Then in the fourth quarter, with the Bills resorting to an all-out aerial down by 24, Edwards would pick off the future Pro Football Hall of Famer once more.

Edwards joked that it didn’t hurt that “some of them hit you right in the chest.”

Also a big help: all of the elite players that were around him.

“I was fortunate to be around a staff, not only a coaching staff that had been there before, but a group of players that many of them when I first walked into the huddle to call signals for the Washington Redskins, I walked into a huddle that not one, but about four or five guys who had two Super Bowl rings on already, so it was…I had a good cast,” he said.

On a different note, when Edwards was asked about his thoughts on this Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, Edwards explained that his first first position coach was Pete Carroll.

If you didn’t know before, now you do.

 

 


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Mark Brunell Says Coaches Like Matt Cavanaugh ‘Hard To Find’

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 30, 2015 – 11:00 am

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As Mark Brunell’s 19-year career (four seasons with the Washington Redskins) was winding down as a backup for the New York Jets, he noticed a positive in Matt Cavanugh — the new quarterbacks coach — that few coaches he worked with before had.

Cavanaugh had been in Brunnel’s shoes before, as he was a former NFL quarterback himself.

“I’ve always thought that’s been helpful,” Brunell told ESPN’s John Keim. “Young quarterbacks don’t get that. They don’t understand what the job is. I didn’t understand. Unless you have someone who has been there and been through it and been around a while. You can learn very quickly what the job is and what you can expect and what needs to take place.”

Brunell continued by saying that positional coaches like Cavanaugh, who also has experience as an offensive coordinator, are “hard to find.”

“I played 19 years and only had a couple coaches like Matt,” said Brunell. “Really, there were only two or three like that, who did a really good job in every aspect.”

And whether it’s needing that extra push or someone to heed advice from, Cavanaugh is “always pretty positive.”

“What I like is that he was always very even,” Brunell said. “His highs aren’t too high and his lows aren’t too low. I don’t remember ever a time with him ever yelling. I remember him getting after us, but he had real good balance as a coach. Some guys are yelling or high-fiving you and there’s no in-between. Matt was always that in-between, really steady. I enjoyed how consistent and steady he was. He helped me out a lot.”

 

 


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PHOTO: Joe Theismann Shows Off His Super Bowl Ring

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 30, 2015 – 9:56 am

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Just a little bit ago on The Redskins Blog, we gave you a quick rundown of the Redskins’ 27-17 victory over the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII which took place 32 years ago today.

Well, guess who’s in Arizona today to represent that Redskins team?

None other than the starting quarterback, Joe Theismann!

Theismann would connect on 15 passes in Super Bowl XVII, two of which went for touchdowns.

The first was a four-yard passing play to Alvin Garrett, while the second was with speedy wide receiver Charlie Brown late in the fourth quarter.

 


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This Day In History: Redskins Win First Super Bowl

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 30, 2015 – 9:15 am

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Thirty-two years ago today, the Washington Redskins capture the first of three Super Bowl victories in a 27-17 win over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

The game, which took place at the Rose Bowl, was a rematch of Super Bowl VII, where the Dolphins would ultimately win 14-7 to become the first and still only undefeated team in NFL history.

But unlike the 14-7 final in Super Bowl VII, the Dolphins simply weren’t good enough to defeat the Redskins on this day led, of course, by the one and only John Riggins and his “70 Chip” touchdown score.

Below is a quick recap of the Redskins’ victory:

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