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Redskins Play Soldiers In Call Of Duty 3

Posted by Brian Tinsman on November 8, 2011 – 5:11 pm

This afternoon at Redskins Park, players Stephen Bowen, Kareem Moore, Brandon Banks, Erik Cook and Nick Sundberg challenged 50 local military members from the Army’s “Old Guard” to games of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The event was organized by the Redskins Community Relations, the USO, and Pros vs. G.I. Joes, a non profit organization that links up soldiers with professional athletes to play video games in a relaxed setting.

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“It’s just an incredible event,” said Pros vs. G.I. Joes founder Greg Zinone.  “The thing that makes our events different from anyone else’s, is that you’ll see we’re not a handshake tour, we’re not an autograph session.  Right from that door up there, the troops strip off their rank and the players strip off their uniforms, and it’s just like hanging out with the guys in your basement.  You’re just hanging out with your best friends in your basement.  Who wouldn’t wanna play Call of Duty with professional athletes?”

This is the Redskins third time teaming up for the event, and Zinone called the team one of his organization’s biggest supporters.

“Right when the schedule comes out every year, I get a call and the Redskins set up a date right around Veterans Day,” he said.  “What better way to support our troops than to do what they’d be sitting home doing anyway?

The event featured a push-ups contest between a soldier and the Pros vs. G.I. Joes’ own Joe Oneto: Read more »

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Banks & Moore At Calverton Elementary

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 18, 2011 – 6:03 pm

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The United Way of the National Capitol Area joined with Redskins returner Brandon Banks and safety Kareem Moore at Calverton Elementary for “Hometown Huddle” this morning.

It’s great to see two players that are willing to sacrifice sleep to interact with fans on their days off. But it wasn’t the lack of sleep that concerned Moore; it was the fear of public speaking:

Presumably Moore didn’t fumble his part of the speech too much, as the duo chatted with the kids in the auditorium before taking them outside for fun and games.   Read more »

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Kareem Moore Wins 2011 ‘Dead-Man-Suit Award’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 24, 2011 – 8:04 pm

Even though Redskins are required to dress up for road trips, the “Welcome Home Luncheon” is the best opportunity for players to show off their taste (or lack thereof) in fashion.  At the end of the day, the annual ‘Dead-Man-Suit‘ award will be bestowed on the best of the worst.

In order to avoid such a distinction, some rookies banded together to avoid sticking out:

But when fashion is relative, and linebackers Rocky McIntosh and London Fletcher are the judge and jury, someone had to win by losing.  This year’s dubious dresser was safety Kareem Moore, who was decked out in his blue pin-stripe Seersucker suit:

For the record, the gathered media was unconvinced that he was the proper recipient, and I for one thought he looked pretty sharp.  Other members agreed:

For further explanation, I turned to lead judge and executioner, Rocky McIntosh. Read more »

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Robert Henson Frustrated and Motivated

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 4, 2011 – 1:01 pm

Every morning during camp, linebacker Robert Henson comes in with his teammates.  He eats with his teammates, he studies with his teammates, and he suits up in his practice gear with his teammates.

But once he gets down to the field, he watches his teammates go practice and get ready for the season, while he is left rehabbing his knee.

Henson, along with safeties LaRon Landry and Kareem Moore, remains on the P.U.P. list after the first week of practice.  While all three are progressing physically, it’s hard to deal with the mental side of being injured.

He started out with a light-hearted comment on Twitter about his forgotten spot on the team:

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Landry and Moore Looking Better

Posted by Brian Tinsman on July 30, 2011 – 11:48 am

Two of the three players currently listed on the Physically Unable to Perform list were out on the field today working on agility drills.  Landry is still recovering from the Achilles injury that ended his season in 2010, while Moore is recovering from offseason knee surgery.  They have not yet been cleared to play, but both are looking agile on footwork drills: Read more »

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O.J. Atogwe Visits Redskins Park: A Twitter Story

Posted by Matt Terl on February 23, 2011 – 9:31 am

Free agent safety O.J. Atogwe visited Redskins Park yesterday, and apparently left without signing a deal. That’s the entire story, really, and it’s not a very exciting one. It doesn’t explain motivations: did he leave because he didn’t WANT to sign? Because the team didn’t want to sign HIM? Because, regardless of what they both wanted, neither side wanted to do a deal yet? Unanswered. But the fact that the story itself even exists is, at least in part, another example of how Twitter has changed the news fans get about sports.

Once upon a time, Atogwe’s visit would’ve likely gone unmentioned until and unless he (or his agent) or someone on the team leaked it to the media. Everyone would’ve been speculating about it, of course — it took maybe ten minutes after news broke that the Rams were releasing Atogwe for me to get the first email suggesting that he might be a fit with Jim Haslett, his old defensive coordinator — but there might or might not have ever been confirmation.

In 2011, things proceed a little differently. First, on Monday afternoon, Atogwe posted this to his Twitter feed:

Technically it could’ve meant anything, but by Tuesday morning Atogwe made it pretty clear that those new horizons included at least a stopover in Loudoun County, Virginia.

And, some six or so hours later, he finished with this:

Like I started with: he visited and he left. That’s the story, as told by the guy himself That’s one thing you wouldn’t have gotten in those hazy pre-Twitter days. The other thing you wouldn’t have gotten is the honest reaction from the current Redskins safeties. Read more »

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Chris Horton's Teammates Discuss His Haircut

Posted by Matt Terl on December 8, 2010 – 1:12 pm

Chris Horton made an impact on the field his rookie season, but a big part of the reason he became a fan favorite was his distinctive hair. It helped him stand out visually on the field, and it earned him the nickname The Predator. After being put on injured reserve this season, Horton, as his blog puts it, “shed the dreads” and is now sporting a shorter haircut that looks a bit like a tentative mohawk.

Yesterday’s charity coat handout was my first chance to ask Horton about the makeover — and to ask his fellow DBs for their reactions.

Horton, for his part, is completely excited about the change. “I love it,” he said. “I feel younger; I don’t have to worry about walking around with my hair all messed up and waiting weeks to get it retwisted. Now I can just go to the barbershop and kinda feel good. It was just one of those things that I really wanted to do. I got tired of it and I told myself after this year I was gonna get rid of it; it’s been eight years and it’s finally gone.”

But the reaction he’s been receiving … that’s been a little more mixed. Read more »

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Redskins Distribute Coats For The Holidays, Discuss Starter Jackets

Posted by Matt Terl on December 8, 2010 – 10:18 am

No matter what it may have seemed like, the entire roster of the Washington Redskins was not sitting around talking about Albert Haynesworth yesterday. Brian Orakpo and Chris Cooley, for example, found time to pose for photos with the local high school All-Met Team. A whole bunch of guys were in the trainers’ room trying to get healthy for Sunday’s game. And many of the defensive backs were at Macy’s in Dulles Town Center distributing warm coats, hats, and gloves to underserved kids brought in from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

“Anytime you can give anything back is huge,” DeAngelo Hall said, “but to actually give coats back in this area where it’s always cold … I mean, this is something they can really use.”

Kevin Barnes saw things the same way. “These little kids, sometimes their parents don’t have the means to provide them with warm coats, and seeing them out here, laughing and joking around,” Barnes said, “it’s definitely a good time.”

Chris Horton joked that he could use one of the coats himself, “’cause it’s my third year up here and I still don’t own a coat.” And that comment sparked — for the second straight year — a discussion of the Starter Jacket phenomenon of the 1990s. Read more »

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Kareem Moore's Alter Ego

Posted by Matt Terl on September 23, 2010 – 1:43 pm

Safety Kareem Moore says that he feels “a hundred percent” and that he expects to be back on the field in some role against the Rams this weekend. He couldn’t say how much playing time he’d get, or if he’d be starting, or if he’d be carrying a full special teams load, referring all those questions to head coach Mike Shanahan. But one way or another, Moore will likely be seeing his first onfield action since his impressive training camp and preseason work.

Which seemed like an appropriate time to dredge up a whole bunch of old quotes that were rendered slightly useless by Moore’s preseason knee injury. So here, then, is the training camp story of Kareem Moore’s alter ego, KMo.

When Moore started referring to himself as “KMo” on Twitter, it didn’t seem like that big a deal — Kareem Moore to KMo isn’t the most shocking nicknaming of all time.

But it quickly became clear that KMo is less a nickname and more a state of mind.

“It’s an alter-ego,” Moore explained to me during training camp. “You know, Kareem is the nice guy. Laid-back. Cool. KMo’s the guy who goes out there and makes stuff happen.”

“Kareem’s more laidback, joking and that,” Rocky McIntosh explained. “KMo’s just wild. He’s all over the place, making plays that he shouldn’t even be making.” Read more »

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Some Notable Redskins Rides, And Other Pictures

Posted by Matt Terl on August 22, 2010 – 12:50 pm

Today is the Redskins Rides Car Show at Redskins Park, sponsored by Eastern Motors. There’s a lot to see out here, and — if you’re reading this on Sunday afternoon — possibly still time to get here to see it, as the show runs until 7:00. If it’s later than that or you can’t make it out … well, here are a few pictures to make up for it.

That burgundy Impala is perhaps the most interesting vehicle in the players’ section. The piece of paper under the windshield indicates that it’s Andre Carter‘s, but he’s the second owner in the Redskins family; the car originally belonged to the late Sean Taylor. “My wife got it for me in the auction,” Carter explained. Robert Bassam of Eastern Motors helps to maintain the car for Carter, and the defensive end has even made some updates to the vehicle. These headrests are the most notable: Read more »

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