Last night’s NFC East Division-clinching victory against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField put the whipped cream on top of what has already been a very memorable 80th Anniversary year for the Washington Redskins.
The cherry, of course, only comes with another Lombardi trophy. That will be determined in 2013.
The Redskins and head coach Mike Shanahan in 2012 continued their rebuilding process by adding weapons on the offensive side of the ball; saw an unassuming rookie running back who was perfectly fine driving his 1991 Mazda to practice; released one of the most popular players in team history (only to bring him back); and a 37-year-old linebacker continued playing like he was a rookie — just to name a few memories.
Oh, and they drafted this kid out Baylor with the second overall pick in April’s NFL Draft.
Thanks to the magic of WordPress, we were able to scrap together the Top 5 Redskins Blog posts of 2012 on this, the final day of the year. These are ranked in order by number of views.
The Redskins Blog had a banner year in 2012, as our posts got more than 3.1 million total views from 201 countries around the world. That more than doubles the views from 2011, when we had a respectable 1.3 million of them.
So, without further ado, here’s the Top 5 Redskins Blog posts of 2012 (in reverse order):
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Several area businessmen and businesswomen ditched their suits Friday afternoon to try their hand at becoming a member of the Washington Redskins.
The 2012 Washington Redskins Player For A Day program gave participants a chance to sign a one-day contract with the team and go through three stations with current and former Redskins players at Redskins Park.
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I’m not one for superlatives without substance, but a bold prediction is always of interest. Enter Robert Griffin III to the discussion, and it seems like anything is possible.
The NFL Facebook page posted a poll earlier this week, in advance of the Draft, to determine which rookie fans were most excited about. The actual question posed to fans was:
And here are the results:
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The Redskins had their first dose of offseason conditioning this morning at Redskins Park, as 61-0f-63 players reported for voluntary workouts.
Players were generally upbeat, and it was a first sighting for some players in quite some time. The highlight of the morning was London Fletcher on the premises to sign his brand new contract with the team. Players joked and high-fived with their captain in between workouts, and players hung around after the workouts to catch up on the offseason.
Several players tweeted their enthusiastic feeling about being back to work on a beautiful day: Read more »
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The NFL has released the 2012 preseason schedule today, and Redskins fans will find some familiar foes on the preseason docket.
The Redskins will open Week 1 (Aug. 9-11) on the road in Buffalo, a game that will be aired on NBC4 and CSN Washington. This is the 16th preseason meeting between the two teams, and the first since 2010.
While it is just a preseason game, Redskins players and fans will surely be reminded of the 0-23 rout in Toronto last year to these same Bills. It’s the first contest of the preseason, but there could be some fireworks for the Burgundy and Gold, particularly on defense.
The Redskins will stay on the road for Week 2 (Aug. 17-18), travelling to Chicago for a Battle of the Midway with the Bears. This will be the two teams’ 12th matchup all-time, and the first preseason matchup since 1976. The game will be aired locally on NBC4 and CSN Washington.
Only one Redskins player currently on the Redskins’ roster (Sav Rocca, 38) was alive for the last contest, and he was likely preoccupied with other Australian toddler things. Read more »
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