By Mike Richman
The Redskins Historian
The Redskins were eyeing a 4-4 record when they trailed the Lions by 21 points in the third quarter at the Silverdome on Nov. 4, 1990.
But Jeff Rutledge, a journeyman quarterback, replaced Stan Humphries and played the game of his life.
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Amazingly, an entire news day in the sports world was devoted to the ruffling of feathers that followed the Lions-49ers game on Sunday.
It was so benign, that to call it a fight–or even an altercation–would be laughed about in the WWE. As a result, the NFL has elected not to fine or sanction either coach.
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed the topic briefly in his press conference yesterday, saying that he hadn’t seen it yet, “but [he] heard it was quite interesting.”
Obviously this is not the typical post-game handshake, but as Shanahan laughed and asked, “Why does everybody have to get fined?”
This morning, Redskins safety Reed Doughty tweeted/Sportsbuzz.com’ed his own thoughts on the situation, from a player’s perspective:
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