Football is the ultimate team sport and the skills and attributes of all 52 players meshed perfectly together can bring home a Lombardi Trophy. However, there is only one position that has records kept for their performance as a starter and are often the most scrutinized if a team does not perform well: the quarterback.
While the 52 gridiron warriors cohesively fight together over the common bond of a will to win, the quarterback is constantly in the “spotlight” and rightfully so. The man is in charge of tacking points on the scoreboard and leading the team to victory.
Over on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”, they have decided to put together a bracket of the 65 greatest signal callers in league history together in an NCAA March Madness-style bracket and are letting the aerial barrage of who the greatest field general of all-time is begin!
Find out how many Redskins quarterbacks made the cut here: Read more »
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Redskins’ alumni, current players and executive vice president/general manager Bruce Allen were present Friday for the eighth annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament.
The tournament is named in honor of Mickey Steele, a Maryland native, sports enthusiast and business owner, who in 2004 lost his battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
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The Redskins touched down in Miami this afternoon–the southern-most settlement of Redskins Nation in the lower-48. Players went off to meetings, while members of the front office went off to rally with the local nationals, a Redskins fan group out of Boca Raton.
The event was held at Duffy’s Sports Grill, a magical place where there’s a big bar inside, a big deck outside, complete with a swimming pool and river boat access.
Voice of the Redskins, Larry Michael, was on-hand to conduct the ceremonies, but it was former Redskins great Billy Kilmer who was the man of the hour. Kilmer was there with his wife, and signed autographs and talked war stories with some of the more experienced fans. To of the Hogettes were also in attendance, helping “Chief Bill Z” to lead the fans in several rounds of “Hail to the Redskins!”
Here’s a glimpse of the good fun:
Hail to the Redskins!
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To properly wrap up this week of non-stop John Beck conversation, I was fortunate enough to get a few minutes with Billy Kilmer at today’s Mickey Steele Memorial Golf Outing. Kilmer, of course, was half of one of the greatest quarterback controversies of all time, the bumper sticker-inspiring Sonny/Billy debate. To make things even better, Kilmer is a South Florida resident, and was familiar with Beck from his rookie season with the Dolphins — and, despite Beck’s well-chronicled struggles there, Kilmer came away with a favorable impression.
“He had a lot of natural talent, I thought,” Kilmer said. “I know when [Beck] was drafted, Sonny Jurgensen thought he had a lot of potential. I think Mike Shanahan will bring that out in him. But you gotta have competition at that position.”
Which, Kilmer claims, is a very good thing. “You’re gonna have to have good competition at that position, and that’s what makes a good quarterback.”
Which is not to say that Kilmer is totally onboard with Beck’s radio tour from this week:
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