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Jean Francois Joins ESPN 980, Clears Up His Name And Love For Peanut Butter

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on March 3, 2015 – 5:08 pm

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New DE Ricky Jean Francois, AKA The Peanut Butter Jelly Man
Ricky Jean Francois Learns What ‘HTTR’ Means

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New defensive end Ricky Jean Francois joined ESPN 980 today to discuss his thoughts on the upcoming season and his transition into becoming a Redskin.

First, however, he had to relay the feedback he received after asking fans on Twitter what “HTTR” meant.

“I caught grief for that,” Jean Francois said. “I didn’t know, but believe me, I know it now. I know it now. I was like, this is my first time, I’ve got to learn the coaches, [what] ‘DMV,’ ‘HTTR’ stands for. There’s a lot of things I’ve got to learn.”

Who can blame him? But for all of his confusion regarding abbreviations, he at least helped clarify the fans’ puzzlement regarding the pronunciation of his name.

His middle name, Jean, should be pronounced like John, “almost like putting a ‘Z’ in it,” he said.

As for Jean Francois’ peanut butter jelly dance, his trademark move, which we covered last week, an important question was finally answered. What peanut butter is best?

Simple: “Jif… Crunchy.”

He also will be making sure that Redskins’ fans return to loving the classic PB&J sandwich.

“They’ve got to,” Jean Francois said. “If I’m coming to the nation, they’ve got to adopt it. It might take a minute for them to adjust to but they’ll love it after a point. I had to do that in Indianapolis and everybody loved it. So I’ve got to get the Redskins fans to do it, too.”

And just in case you were wondering if he is that serious about peanut butter jelly sandwiches:

“I even put [Jif] in my safe,” he said. “That’s how much I love it.”

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Remembering Great Redskins Offensive Linemen On National Pancake Day

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 3, 2015 – 2:19 pm

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A Look At Bill Callahan’s Coaching Timeline

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By Brendan Capria
Redskins.com Contributing Writer

In early-February, offensive line coach Bill Callahan reminisced to the days he would travel to Carlisle, Penn., to watch “The Hogs play in the 1980s. More than 30 years later he has a tradition to uphold.

Callahan is honored to be in a similar position to Joe Bugel’s in the 80s.

“Yeah, it was great. What a great experience that was. Just watching those linemen develop,” Callahan told Larry Michael, Voice of the Redskins, on “Redskins Nation.” “I’ve always prided myself on trying to take a group and make them better. This is a great challenge – one I’m fired up about.”

The Washington Redskins through the years have had its famed linemen from Russ Grimm and the rest of “The Hogs” to Trent Williams today.

National Pancake Day not only is a day about a breakfast food, but also a day to recognize the lineman knocking defensive players to their backs – also known as a “pancake.”

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Chicago Offers Interactive Options For Fans Attending NFL Draft

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on March 3, 2015 – 1:12 pm

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Defensive End Williams Hopes To Be Top Pick
NFC East 2015 Mock Draft Roundup

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Any Redskins fans planning to attend the NFL Draft this year will get to experience more than just announcements at the podium.

With Chicago taking over hosting duties from New York City, the first time in 50 years the draft has been anywhere besides Manhattan, the NFL is revamping indoor and outdoor plans for the three-day event.

According to ESPN, the most engaging, immersive addition will be a place called “Draft-Town,” where fans will be able to test their speed running the 40-yard dash against players, obtain autographs and hang out in areas designated for all 32 teams.

“We’ll have screens inside those areas that reflect what is going on specifically with that team, including the social media conversation,” NFL senior vice president Peter O’Reilly said. “Not only will a legend from each team give the pick, as they typically do in the second round, but they’ll also make an appearance at the team chalet.”


(The Buckingham Fountain will light up in each team’s colors while they are on the clock — banthonyinchicago)

There will also be live sets both inside the Auditorium Theater and across the street at Grant Park, where team tables will  be set up and picks will be relayed across Michigan Avenue into the theater.

The league promises that about 4,000 seats in and around the theater will be free of charge for fans and selected draft picks will be shepherded to Grant Park for a public interview.

So, as long as it’s not too cold, windy, or wet on that spring weekend, it should be worth the trip. Pack a burgundy and gold poncho just in case.

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Beyond The Sidelines: Tedi

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 3, 2015 – 10:10 am

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Get to know your Washington Redskins Cheerleaders beyond the sidelines! Today’s cheerleader is Tedi, who works in insurance and teaches dance when she’s not rooting on the Redskins. 

I work for State Farm Insurance as an Agency Field Specialist. My job is to help a territory of 37 insurance agents to realize their highest business potential through implementation of new concepts and strategies in the areas of marketing, technology and bank product sales.

I also teach dance at Adrenaline Dance Studio in Northern Virginia. I have the pleasure of teaching a wide age range of young women how to dance, and we have many laughs along the way.

They keep me energized and always remind me to keep a solid perspective on life.

For fun I enjoy going out with friends, talking my heart out and meeting new people.

I especially love comedy clubs and hiking in nice weather! I love to visit new cities and learn about different ways of life, but my favorite place to be is in the presence of people who see the joys in every moment.


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This Day In History: Redskins Land Clinton Portis

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 3, 2015 – 9:28 am

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PHOTO: Clinton Portis Joins SportsNation
Clinton Portis, LaVar Arrington Remember Sean Taylor

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Eleven years ago today, the Washington Redskins landed Clinton Portis in a blockbuster trade with the Denver Broncos.

Portis, who played collegiality alongside Santana Moss and Sean Taylor at Miami, had an instant impact on the Redskins’ offense, rushing for 1,315 yards and five touchdowns in his first season.

The next season, Portis would break Stephen Davis’ franchise record for most rushing yards in a single season — which has since been surpassed by Alfred Morris — with 1,516 yards along with 11 touchdowns.

In seven seasons with the Redskins, Portis rushed for 6,824 yards and 46 touchdowns.

And, of course, you can’t talk about Portis without a look back at all of alter-egos during interviews:

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Best Of ‘Redskins Late Night’: Alfred Morris Can Handle The Cold

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 3, 2015 – 8:43 am

Best Of ‘Redskins Late Night’: Akeem Davis On Horror Movies
Best Of ‘Redskins Late Night’: Adam Hayward Talks Beards

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Winter seems like it’s never going to end and most people they’re just counting down the days until they can start wearing shorts again.

For Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris, though, almost every day is a shorts day regardless of how low the thermometer drops.

“I always knew I was going to end up somewhere cold, so many years of mental preparation,” Morris told Chris Paul on the set of “Redskins Late Night” about dealing with the cold after growing up in Florida. “I still walk around with shorts on. People probably look at me like I’m crazy, like I’ve lost my mind.”

Cold wind, however, gets Morris rushing to the dresser for a change to pants.

“I can’t deal with the cold wind, so I’m definitely bundled up then,” he said. “No shorts on those days, but any other days than that, I walk around with shorts. You’ll be lucky if I put a jacket on.”


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