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Yoga Routine Revitalizes Jammal Brown

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 18, 2012 – 2:22 pm

Redskins’ offensive tackle Jammal Brown just didn’t feel the same last season as he tried to play through a nagging, 2-year-old left hip injury.

As a result, he told CBS DC’s David Elfin, Brown said he didn’t feel as explosive as usual as he tried to make it through the 2011 season.

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New Redskins Tackle James Lee Has Tips

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 9, 2012 – 5:51 pm

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This afternoon, the Redskins brought in offensive tackle James Lee, a former undrafted free agent claimed off waivers by Bruce Allen to Tampa Bay in 2008.  He will provide depth at a Redskins’ area of need this offseason, and compete for playing time behind Trent Williams and Jammal Brown.

Lee has appeared in 19 games over the last four years, starting 10 for former Bucs head coach, Redskins secondary coach, Raheem Morris.  His big season was in 2010, when he started nine games en route to the playoffs, helping the Buccaneers average 125.1 rushing yards per game, which ranked third in the NFC (eighth in the NFL).

Lee, 26, played collegiately at South Carolina State where he appeared in 33 games with 31 starts. As a senior, he was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press and was an honorable mention choice for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America squad.

Perhaps his best asset, is that Lee can also provide a veteran influence, which could one day blossom into a career in coaching.  Why so confident? Lee is already an Internet sensation, demonstrating proper pulling technique in an infomercial for ProTips4U: Read more »

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Reviewing Predictions, Strange Bedfellows

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 18, 2011 – 12:16 pm

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After Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blocked Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey’s game-winner in Dallas last week, it was perceived that the Giants were on a roll, even though it was only their second win in the last five weeks.

Meanwhile, the Redskins–who have played probably their best three-game stretch of the season, despite going 1-2–have been largely overlooked.  Going wire-to-wire with the Patriots was forgotten when New England held on for the win.

I’m not in the business of looking for a slight where there isn’t one, but only one brave NFL analyst is putting his name behind the Burgundy and Gold: ESPN’s Eric Allen.

In other ESPN news, the Madden ’12 simulation of today’s game calls for a comeback that comes up just short, falling 17-20. After back-to-back close losses, clearly the Redskins need to win today if they expect to earn respect.

Speaking of a Washington win, Redskins Nation will have followers in Big D today, as the Cowboys stand to benefit from a Giants loss.  Although many of the Redskins veterans are disappointed not to be looking at the playoffs themselves this week, Santana Moss and Jammal Brown talked about relishing the opportunity to play spoiler down the stretch.

Even though it may be awkward and entirely unnatural to be helping the Cowboys, it’s a satisfying consolation to make their fans cheer for the Redskins today.

Curious what the players are thinking about before they run on the field?  Pretty much the same things they’ve been thinking about all season.

We have a calendar check:

We have a weather update from the Miami, Fla. native:

We have some enthusiasm from a sugared-up returner:

And we have some excitement from a man who truly appreciates his given opportunity:

More from warmups to follow…

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Redskins Serve Homeless A Holiday Meal

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 24, 2011 – 6:56 pm

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Most Redskins players won’t get to spend Thanksgiving with their families, but that doesn’t prevent them from brightening the holidays of other families in need.

This afternoon, running back Ryan Torain and right tackle Jammal Brown served lunch to families at the Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Loudoun Homeless Services Center in Leesburg, Va.

“It’s good to help the community out,” said Torain, in between handing out boxes.  “The most important part of holidays is getting together with your family and loved ones.  Even though I can’t really do that today, I’m out here with these people and their families and I just wanna give back.”

Torain said that after he was done in Leesburg, he was going to travel back to spend time with his friends on the team–his “second family.” Read more »

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Meet And Greet With Jammal Brown

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 24, 2011 – 12:23 pm

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Interested in meeting an All-Pro, Super Bowl winning offensive tackle?  Tomorrow, Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown will be at the AT&T Store in Arlington.

Here are the details:

Who: Redskins OT, Jammal Brown

Where: AT&T Store

3000 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, Va. 22201

When: 6-7 p.m.

Why: To meet you! Come on out and meet with him while you check out the store.

How: Show up and look for the man pictured above.

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Brian Orakpo Is A Man Of His Word

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 14, 2011 – 3:44 pm

For those of you that don’t get to watch ESPN at work, Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo appeared as a guess on ESPN’s “First Take” on September 22nd.  On the program, they discussed the upcoming matchup between Orakpo’s alma mater Texas and Oklahoma, with analyst Skip Bayless taking the Sooners in a landslide.

Orakpo took exception to the prediction, and laid down a friendly wager with Bayless.

Now, Orakpo may be good at on the gridiron, but I wouldn’t take him to Vegas with you.

After a 55-17 thumping of his Longhorns last Saturday, it was time for Orakpo to pay his dues:

Clearly, Orakpo is a really good sport, but it wasn’t necessarily the ESPN crew that gave him the hardest time.  Orakpo happens to be joined on the Redskins by three former Sooners: Trent Williams, Chris Chester, and Jammal Brown.

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Madden: Redskins Top O-Line For Week 2

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 21, 2011 – 10:45 am

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In the interest of full-disclosure, this press release comes from a Prilosec OTC-sponsored John Madden.  With that being said, it’s still pretty cool for the offensive line to be recognized:

CINCINNATI, OH (September 21, 2011) – Aided by powerful pass protection and dependable run blocking, the WASHINGTON REDSKINS overcame an eight point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Arizona Cardinals 22-21. The Redskins offensive line now joins an emerging list of contenders for the 3rd annual Madden Protectors Award, presented by Prilosec OTC. This award honors the NFL’s best offensive line and will be presented during the week of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Past Madden Protectors Award recipients include the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2010) and the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2009).

The Madden Protectors Award recognizes the fundamental role offensive linemen play in their teams’ success by providing consistent and powerful protection day in and day out.

With the victory, the Washington Redskins, amassed a total of 455 yards on Sunday, and certainly opened a few eyes in the NFC East with their inspired 2-0 start. The Redskins offensive line was solid throughout the game Sunday, allowing only one sack and providing quarterback REX GROSSMAN (Florida) the protection to complete 25 of 43 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, running backs TIM HIGHTOWER (Richmond) and RAY HELU (Nebraska) combined for a total 170 yards. The Redskins rank among the Top-Five in yards per carry and among the Top-10 in passing yards per game.

After trailing the Arizona Cardinals by eight points with less than 11 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Rex Grossman led the Redskins on a five and a half minute scoring drive converting three third downs and one fourth down along the way. On 4th and 3 Grossman converted with SANTANA MOSS (Miami, FL) for an 18-yard touchdown with 5:18 to play. After a failed two-point conversion and still trailing by two points, GRAHAM GANO (Florida State) was able to seal the victory with a 34-yard field goal with only 1:45 minutes to play. Starting in the trenches on Sunday for the Redskins were tackles JAMMAL BROWN (Oklahoma) and TRENT WILLIAMS (Oklahoma); guards CHRIS CHESTER (Oklahoma) and KORY LICHTENSTEIGER (Bowling Green); and center WILL MONTGOMEREY (Virginia Tech). In his second season with the Redskins, CHRIS FOERSTER serves as the Offensive Line coach.

The best part of the press release is the quote by the football video game guru himself, Hall Of Fame Coach John Madden:

“Washington’s offensive line did a great job protecting Rex Grossman and setting up a balanced offensive attack.”

Thanks, coach.

This is an award that’s been given out by Madden and Prilosec-OTC for three years now, both on a weekly and annual basis.  Now that it’s lunch time and perhaps you have heartburn, you can go to Madden’s endorsement page.

And of course, thank you for choosing the Official Redskins Blog for your heartburn remedies.

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Tim Hightower Out With The Hogs

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 16, 2011 – 1:39 pm

Earlier this week, Redskins center Will Montgomery explained how the blocking scheme contributed to the uncharacteristically low yards-per-carry average that the running game had last Sunday.

Among the many technical descriptions he gave, he mentioned that there were plays when the linemen were “half a block off,” in terms of picking up their man.  Refining those blocks will eventually bust open the big runs that the Redskins enjoyed in the preseason.

“I think our whole team is predicated on the run,” Montgomery said.  “We want to run the ball and that sets up everything else. If we’re running it then that sets up our bootlegs, keepers, and play actions. If we just had to sit back there and pass and pick up all their blitzes and stuff all that, that’s no fun all day.”

And what’s one way to ensure that these guys focus on their blocks?  Go eat at the big boy table:

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Trent Williams Has Quite The Poker Face

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 1, 2011 – 4:28 pm

Trent Williams is acting and looking the part of a franchise left tackle going into his second year on the team.  One person that returns to help him achieve that is teammates and long-time friend Jammal Brown.

Williams and Brown share an alma mater in Oklahoma (as well as new offensive guard Chris Chester).  While they never played on the same team, Brown was an active alum and mentor for Williams.

“Me and Jammal have been good friends since Oklahoma.  We didn’t play together, but he’s came back and mentored me.  I’ve kept in touch with him since the day we left Redskins Park.”

So if there was anyone who knew where Brown was going, it should be Williams, right?

“I knew he was coming back, I just didn’t want to tell anybody,” Trent said, his subtle sense of humor on full display.  “I wanted to hold my cards close to my chest.  I didn’t know what he wanted; he may have wanted some big welcoming return to surprise everybody.”

Thanks for holding out on us, Trent.  It’s good to have both of them back.  Check out the full video below: Read more »

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Bookend Tackle Back In The Fold

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 1, 2011 – 2:04 pm

The Redskins got their man.  Offensive tackle Jammal Brown is back with the team with a deal that various reports have suggested is for five years.

Paired with rookie left tackle Trent Williams last season, the two started off very slowly while Brown was recovering from injury.  As the season progressed, the duo stood out as a potentially formidable tandem for years to come.

This move also helps to build unity and cohesion on a unit by bringing back four out of the five starters from last season’s line.  While the line was a area in need of improvement, a healthy Brown and a developed Williams should make a big difference. Read more »

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