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Robb Akey, A Brief Background

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on February 2, 2015 – 5:29 pm

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Add Robb Akey to the list of new Redskins coaches with time at Northern Arizona University.

The newly announced defensive line coach spent three seasons there as the defensive coordinator, the same time period of new defensive coordinator Joe Barry, while just missing offensive line coach Bill Callahan’s stint there with the Lumberjacks.

The school was a breeding ground for many NFL coaches and Akey has just recently added his name to that list, spending last year with the Vikings.

Like many of his peers, Akey’s background in football started as a player.

Akey, raised in Colorado Springs, Colo., played on the defensive line for Weber State under head coach Mike Price where he was an all-conference selection as a defensive end during his senior year. He also played linebacker and tight end when needed and is the Wildcats’ career sack leader.

Price offered him his first job as an assistant coach for the defensive line. After five years there he moved on to Northern Arizona and then to Washington  State, where he racked up three 10-victory seasons, three top-10 finishes and coached an individual and defense that led the nation in quarterback sacks.

“I’ve been up here nine years, and I think it’s the perfect place to build a family,” said Akey, who has two sons – Jack and Daniel. “I also think it’s the perfect place to build a family of a football team. We have the ability to eliminate the distractions of the city, so when we bring players in here they can focus on what’s important to them and that’s getting their degree and being the best player they can be.”

Akey spent six seasons as the head coach of the University of Idaho before moving onto the Vikings last season to help with their defensive line.

During his stint in the Palouse, Akey helped institute a tradition where players would run onto the field sprinting with the American flag ahead of them. It was a salute to always remember those serving overseas fighting for our country.

But, through all of our digging, this might best encapsulate the enthusiasm Akey has for football.

Check out this clip below, where Akey jumps up to meet one of his players for a mid-air celebration. Then watch what follows.

I don’t think he’ll have the same issue with Redskins players.


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This Day In History: Darrell Green, Art Monk Elected To Hall Of Fame

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on February 2, 2015 – 4:09 pm

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Seven years ago today, wide receiver Art Monk and cornerback Darrell Green were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

And even though Monk had to wait eight years to get elected, it seemed fitting he and Green, longtime teammates, could enter the historic club together.

Monk, a first-round draft choice by the Redskins in 1980 and was a unanimous all-rookie selection.

He set NFL records for most catches in a season (106) and most consecutive games with at least one reception (164), a streak that extended to 183 games. In 1992, with his 820th career catch, he became the NFL’s then-all-time leader in receptions.

During his 14 seasons with the Redskins, the team won three Super Bowls and Monk, called one of the strongest outside receivers in the game by legendary head coach Joe Gibbs, was a Pro Bowler for three consecutive years following the 1984-86 seasons.

Green, another first-round pick by the Redskins, began his career at cornerback with a lot of promise, taking a 61-yard punt return back for a touchdown, the first time he had touched the ball in the NFL.

Named the NFL’s Man of the Year in 1996, Green helped take home the latter two Redskins’ Super Bowl victories. Over his 20 seasons, he established himself as one of the greatest Redskins and cornerbacks in NFL history, recording 54 career interceptions, six of which he returned for a touchdown.

“People always told me I was too short, or not good enough,” Green said to his alma-mater Jones High School a few years ago. “But I listened to what my father told me which was that I was a good player and I was fast and look where that got me. Look how well I did. Let me be a lesson that you can do anything and don’t let people bring you down.”

What do you remember about watching Monk and Green? Comment below.


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Social Recap: Cheerleaders Perform In Mexico

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 2, 2015 – 3:00 pm

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While the Washington, D.C. area was experiencing quite the chill over the weekend, some of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders were in balmy Mexico City to perform a special routine on Super Bowl Sunday.

Below is a quick look at what they did while in Mexico via social media:

Redskins Fans in Mexico City help the 1st ladies sing Hail! #NFLMexico #httr

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Be sure to check back with Redskins.com later for more from their trip, including videos of their performance.


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PHOTO: Young Fan Rocks Ryan Kerrigan Jersey On Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 2, 2015 – 2:20 pm

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While the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were the only teams playing on Super Bowl Sunday, there were still a lot of Redskins jerseys being worn around different parts of the country.

Take the little guy above as example.

In what appears to be his first Super Bowl experience, he’s rocking a No. 91 Ryan Kerrigan jersey.

Kerrigan’s jersey has really become a hit for Redskins fans, especially with the younger generation.

Kerrigan's take Magic Kingdom #disney #HTTR #redskins #TBvsWAS

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Social Recap Monday, 2-2-15

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on February 2, 2015 – 1:36 pm

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Each day, Washington Redskins players interact with fans on social media, giving them a sneak peek at their passions and lives off the field.

To keep up with players in the offseason, The Redskins Blog will provide our Social Recap Monday, providing anything fun, adventurous or noteworthy the guys have posted over the weekend that you may have missed.

This past weekend, the players shared some Super Bowl thoughts and festivities while several others posted photos overseas with Pro Tour Productions.  Plus, a few more.

Have fun keeping up!

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Joe Gibbs Prepares Ex-Players For NASCAR Race

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on February 2, 2015 – 11:26 am

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Legendary Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has a good sense of humor.

This past week, six former NFL players, including former Redskin Brian Mitchell, teamed up with a top NASCAR driver to experience the thrill of riding full speed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of NBC’s Gridiron Challenge.

Before the ex-players climbed into the passenger seat, Gibbs, representing Joe Gibbs Racing, cut the tension with a joke.

Going down the line of racers, he handed each player a diaper, just in case.

“I would hate to see you make a mess of yourselves,” he wise-cracked.

After the 20-lap race, the driver tandems were tasked with some NFL drill competitions to even the playing field.

Well played, Joe.


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PHOTO: Robert Griffin III Attends Gatorade Super Bowl Party

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 2, 2015 – 8:57 am

DC sports collide @gatorade event..had a great time last night talking to my man Griff! #DClove #RedskinsNats

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Robert Griffin III on Saturday evening was among the many current and former professional athletes at Gatorade’s 50th anniversary party.

In the photo above, taken by Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, Griffin III shares a smile with the slugger.

“DC sports collide @gatorade event..had a great time last night talking to my man Griff! #DClove#RedskinsNats,” Harper captioned the photo.

Griffin III responded, saying “always a fun time my brother! See you soon.”

Now this isn’t the first time the two young D.C. stars have shared a connection, as Harper once tweeted out some love to Griffin III, all while wearing his signature socks.

 


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