Halloween isn’t for another 40 days, but Kirk Cousins said he already got a head start on his Joe Theismann costume.
Or at least that’s what Cousins — the Redskins’ second-string rookie quarterback — said he was wearing throughout the preseason.
Most modern-day football players — particularly quarterbacks — want a tight-fitting game jersey with extremely short sleeves, which can deter defenders from getting a hold of them and bringing them to the ground without at least working for it.
But when Cousins put his white No. 12 Redskins jersey over his shoulder pads for the team’s preseason opener Aug. 9 against the Buffalo Bills, he said it was quite the shocker.
“I show up in Buffalo and my jersey literally looks like a Halloween costume,” Cousins recalled Wednesday. “I was swimming in it.”
Cousins alerted the Redskins equipment staff about the jersey, but continued to play on through the preseason with his baggy sides exposed and his sleeves down to his elbows.
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Note: Washington Redskins’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Bruce Allen filled in this week for Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King and his “Monday Morning Quarterback” column. The Redskins Blog will be highlighting some of Allen’s comments from the column, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here.
If Bruce Allen had his way, the Washington Redskins would return to the days of the pre-1970s NFL — at least when it comes to team uniforms.
Allen — the Redskins’ executive vice president and general manager — touched on the topic Monday in his Sports Illustrated column, in which he offers this as his “Contrarian Viewpoint Of The Week:”
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In coordination with the 2012 NFL Draft, Nike has announced that the new Elite jerseys are on sale to the public, starting this morning in New York City. If you’re a Redskins fan living in Giants country, the very first Redskins jerseys went on sale at 10 a.m. at the Official NFL Shop At Bryant Park.
It turns out that the man pictured above is not a buyer of jerseys, but rather a winner of his No. 98 Orakpo jersey.
Throughout the week, Nike has been conducting a game of ultimate hide-and-seek. Figure out the clue to your favorite team, get there first, and you win the first jersey given to the average fan. And that’s exactly what Paul F. did. Read more »
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The NFL and Nike have teamed up to become the master of the tease, dangling every possible piece of apparel in front of fans and media types before unveiling the official jerseys. The grayscale revealed a sleeker, more modern looking fit…y’know what, just have a look for yourself (via @DarrenRovell):
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The much-anticipated jerseys will be released later today, but the new official Nike NFL gear is already being unveiled at a ceremony in New York. We will post updates as they become available, and we will have pictures of Brian Orakpo in uniform later today.
By the way, for those of you expecting dramatic changes to the jersey designs, coloring and logo, I would calm your expectations. Reports indicate that the jerseys will look very similar to the old Reeboks (just as they looked very similar to the Nikes before them). What will be different will be the obvious Nike swoosh symbol, as well as a lighter, more breathable, stronger material. All-in-all, good for the players, but more details when they emerge.
Here’s what we have so far, courtesy of Jessica Monaldo and Jordan Beane of Redskins Broadcast Network: Read more »
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It’s that time of the year again, when players are released and fans look dejectedly at their closet full of irrelevant jerseys. Intern Ross speaks from experience on a few of his suggestions.
I don’t remember the days of Sonny Jurgensen, John Riggins or even Joe Gibbs (the first time), because I wasn’t born yet.
What I remember are the days of Darrell Green, Stephen Davis, Sean Taylor and LaVar Arrington. I grew up on those guys, and I celebrated my fanhood by getting a couple jerseys as a kid.
I have unpleasant memories of the 2003 season, because of those jerseys. Read more »
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