Redskins’ veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander apparently recognized Ewoldt’s elite muscular physique and recently invited him along for a TRX workout at The Studio MBS in Ashburn, Va.
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Our good friend Kevin Ewoldt of Hogs Haven compiled the complete list of holiday initiatives in the community by the Redskins team and players. Many of the links on the page link back to stories on the Redskins Blog, but it’s worth a gander.
This is one of the more active NFL teams in the community, and even with the influx of new players, the community spirit has flourished. The Redskins have a storied tradition of being active in the community that they represent, and it’s good to see that maintained.
Happy Holidays everyone!
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Our friends over at Hogs Haven spied a “fan instruction video” from the St. Louis Rams Web site. I likely would not have posted it, but because there are Redskins ties in the video, I feel compelled.
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not really sure what to make of this, so I’ll let you decide:
To give credit where it’s due, the “12th Ram” and “dome-field advantage” are pretty creative.
Here’s where I’m a little confused (and amused): Read more »
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In an effort to fill this eerily quiet offseason, the folks over at Hogs Haven have been doing polls on the all-time greatest Redskins players at various positions. Most of these have gone as you’d expect, and haven’t really inspired me to weigh in either way. But today, the question is about the safety position, and I’m finding the answer a little bit … surprising.
Maybe “surprising” isn’t the right word, because I completely understand WHY the late Sean Taylor is leading this poll. I don’t have any details on Hogs Haven’s demographic reach, but I’m guessing their readership includes a lot more folks from the age bracket that remembers Sean Taylor than the bracket that remembers Kenny Houston.
It’s also true that Taylor’s abilities can’t be argued. He was an atheltic marvel, capable of insane, game-changing plays. Had he lived, he might very well have been the obvious, no-brainer answer to this question.
And it isn’t just fans who believe that Taylor is the best ever. When I somewhat skeptically posted about the poll on Twitter, former Redskins safety and current National Football Post writer Matt Bowen weighed in. My question: Sean Taylor is winning this poll in a runaway. Should he be?
Bowen’s blunt answer: Yes.
He elaborated a bit after a follow-up question:
I can’t argue with anything there, and Bowen obviously has a MUCH more informed perspective on this … but I think, when you’re voting for the best of all time, that “would have been” is a crucial note.
Because we’ll never know what Taylor “would have been,” and it’s not realistic to judge his “would have been” against what Ken Houston was.
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When people speculate that the Redskins are going to choose an offensive player in the first round of this year’s draft, they tend to lean toward quarterbacks and wide receivers, and that’s all well and good. But up until last year’s selection of Trent Williams, the more common refrain was that the Redskins needed to draft offensive lineman — lots of them. It sometimes seemed like fans would prefer that the team draft nothing BUT linemen.
Kevin Ewoldt of Hogs Haven hasn’t forgotten those days, so when he was presented with the opportunity to select for the Redskins in the Xtra Point Football Media Mock Draft, he chose USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith. Since I’ve started making a habit of writing about these less-well-covered mock drafts, I figured I’d email Ewoldt and get his reasoning.
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