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This Day In Redskins History: Cliff Battle Was Born

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 1, 2014 – 10:54 am

[Battle on the left, celebrating the '37 Championship victory (AP Image)]

[Battle on the left, celebrating the ’37 Championship victory (AP Image)]

104 years ago today a future Washington Redskins star and NFL Hall of Famer was born in Akron, OH.

Running back Cliff Battle out of West Virginia Wesleyan was not only on the roster for the franchise’s first game vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers, but he soon became the centerpiece of an offense that would add Slingin’ Sammy Baugh in 1937.

While Battle didn’t have the flair for the dramatic like Clinton Portis or the gritty attitude of John Riggins, his contributions during the franchise’s inaugural season in the Nation’s Capital should never go unnoticed.

Capping off an 800-yard plus season, Battle and Co. squeezed out a 28-21 victory over the Chicago Bears to capture the Redskins’ first of five championships.

The difference in that game? A Battle touchdown.

Below, you’ll see real footage from the 1937 championship game set to a peppy marching tune:

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Slingin’ Swingin’ Sammy Baugh

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 31, 2014 – 3:31 pm


(Sammy Baugh in 1938, AP)

On this Opening Day we remember Sammy Baugh, who was an innovator of the modern passing offense and a throwback two-way player but – fortunately for the Washington Redskins – merely a middling infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

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What Was The Coldest Game In Redskins History?

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 4, 2014 – 11:10 am


Joe Aguirre can’t hit the winning field goal for the Redskins (AP)

There was no tarp in Cleveland.

The hometown Rams used close to 9,000 bales of straw to protect the field before the NFL Championship Game on Dec. 16, 1945. The Rams would use the same straw to cover their legs for warmth on a day that reached eight degrees below zero.

Sammy Baugh was ineffective. The two-time NFL champion completed only one pass before he left the game with an injury. Another attempt from the end zone bounced off the goal post for a safety in a 14-15 loss. Cleveland’s Hall of Fame bound rookie Bob Waterfield passed for two touchdowns  and won the game’s MVP award. Baugh’s replacement Frank Filchock threw two touchdowns, but Joe Aguirre missed two field goals in terrible conditions.

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Gallery: Redskins Giants History

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 30, 2013 – 2:31 pm



We’ve got 83 years worth of images from this rivalry. Have a look at five of my favorites before diving into the entire gallery below.

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Series History: Redskins Giants

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 29, 2013 – 1:15 pm

Pierre Garcon


The football spun tightly in the end zone. Pierre Garçon’s hands jackhammered up and down and beat his chest after he put a little English on the dancing pigskin.

With Garçon’s fourth-quarter touchdown catch and Kai Forbath’s extra point, the Redskins took a 17-16 lead on the Giants. On Dec. 3, 2012, Robert Griffin III ran for 72 yards on five carries and notched a win in his Monday Night Football debut. Washington split the season series with New York and moved to .500 for the first time since falling in a 3-6 hole.  Read more »

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Gallery: Redskins Bears History

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on October 19, 2013 – 1:05 pm

Sammy Baugh celebrates winning the 1937 NFL Championship (AP)

Sammy Baugh celebrates winning the 1937 NFL Championship (AP)

Since 1932, when the Redskins were the Boston Braves, the clashes between the Redskins franchise and the Chicago Bears have provided indelible moments. Sammy Baugh showed the NFL how to win with the pass. Darrell Green was tough and fast. DeAngelo Hall was unstoppable.

For a look at these moments and more, scope out the gallery below.

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Coaching Isn’t Easiest Post-Career Job

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 14, 2013 – 9:35 am

(AP Images)

(AP Images)

The Washington Redskins have employed some of the greatest head coaches in history to include George Allen, Joe Gibbs and Mike Shanahan.

All three men had extensive coaching backgrounds to include several coordinator positions before taking their first head gig.

Others have been summoned to the sidelines due to their prolific careers on the field despite lacking any coaching related experience.

With news of the recently retired player/newest coaching fraternity member Jason Kidd’s hiring by the Brooklyn Nets, NFL.com looked at back at some of the most memorable and yes forgettable player turned coach moves in league history.

Two Redskins have found their way in, so without further ado here they are:

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So What If He Didn’t Use His First Name

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 5, 2013 – 10:12 am

(AP Images)

(AP Images)

When David Jones decided to retire from the NFL after a sack-filled 14-year career with the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins, his name would eventually find its way to Canton, Ohio—home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame of course.

One problem—you might get an odd look on the face of a staff member working at the Hall of Fame if you ask for David Jones.

Request his nickname instead—Deacon.

It is after all the single greatest nickname in league history.

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Who Makes Cut For Redskins’ Rushmore?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 31, 2013 – 2:53 pm

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

Redskins fans unite to form the best fanbase not only the NFL but across the entire sports spectrum. That’s obvious.

No matter if it is a Robert Griffin III dazzling 76-yard touchdowna Darrell Green punt return, or John Riggins barreling over the Miami Dolphins determined to bring our Nation’s Capital its first Lombardi Trophy, Redskins Nation basks in the glory of the franchise’s success together.

What isn’t so clear, though, is every fan’s thoughts on the four greatest Redskins. Whether it is at the water cooler at work or at your local bar, debates rage over who are the best in Redskins history.

Put all the banter aside and let your voice be heard as to who deserves the prestigious honor of being on the Redskins’ Mt. Rushmore.

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Redskins Quarterbacks: Greatest Ever?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on March 11, 2013 – 1:38 pm


Football is the ultimate team sport and the skills and attributes of all 52 players meshed perfectly together can bring home a Lombardi Trophy. However, there is only one position that has records kept for their performance as a starter and are often the most scrutinized if a team does not perform well: the quarterback.

While the 52 gridiron warriors cohesively fight together over the common bond of a will to win, the quarterback is constantly in the “spotlight” and rightfully so. The man is in charge of tacking points on the scoreboard and leading the team to victory.

Over on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”, they have decided to put together a bracket of the 65 greatest signal callers in league history together in an NCAA March Madness-style bracket and are letting the aerial barrage of who the greatest field general of all-time is begin!

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