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Redskins Honor Code Talkers

Posted by Redskins.com on November 25, 2013 – 9:57 pm

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For decades, they kept their honor a secret.

When the Navajo Code Talkers were asked about their role supporting the United States in World War II, they would leave out the most important part of the story. They said they were radio communications men, nothing more. The truth was 400 of them, some only 16 and 17 years old, used their Native American language to send American messages Japanese code breakers could not solve.

The Washington Redskins honored four of these Native American heroes on Monday, recognizing them at halftime during their home game against the 49ers and hosting the veterans for a private guided tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps. Read more »

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First Quarter Happenings: #SFvsWAS

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 25, 2013 – 8:24 pm



The lights came on, and the iconic jingle pumped through the speakers at FedExField. “Da dah duh duhhhhh” doesn’t evoke the same chills when cheerleaders work out their choreography hours before kickoff, but it’s still a sign.

It’s Monday Night Football, and the world is watching.

Parallels abound between San Francisco (6-4) and Washington (3-7), two teams with young quarterbacks who have fallen short of the preseason hype through 10 weeks. The Redskins chew up yards but don’t score when it counts. The 49ers are last in the league in passing yards per game. Read more »

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Jim Harbaugh Wanted Robert Griffin III

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 22, 2013 – 4:05 pm



Robert Griffin III said no thanks. Jim Harbaugh got over it.

Back in the day, when Jim Harbaugh wore Cardinal-colored pullovers, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers tried to convince Griffin III to commit to Stanford. The Redskins quarterback stayed closer to home, committed to Baylor and went on to win the Heisman trophy. With Andrew Luck in the fold, Harbaugh led Stanford to increased win totals for four straight years and won the Discover Orange Bowl.

In a conference call this week, Griffin III told media about explaining his college decision to Harbaugh when the two met at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Read more »

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Series History: Redskins 49ers

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 22, 2013 – 7:00 am

Larry Centers scored the winning touchdown in overtime against the 49ers in 1999 (AP)

Larry Centers scored the winning touchdown in overtime against the 49ers in 1999 (AP)

The journeyman fullback won it, crossing the goal line on a 33-yard touchdown catch in overtime that delivered the Redskins their first NFC East championship in eight years.

In 1999, Dan Snyder’s first year as the owner in Washington, Larry Centers caught a ball from Brad Johnson that capped off a 26-20 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

In a series unbalanced in San Francisco’s favor, Centers’ division clinching touchdown is one of the sweetest moments. The Redskins had not defeated the 49ers for 13 years before that moment.

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Power Rankings Roundup: Week 12

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 20, 2013 – 11:55 am

Indulge in a bit of the blues with me as we let go of the Eagles sweep. Music’s good medicine.

It’s been a rough week, but the NFL machine stops for no one. Professional football players are professional compartmentalizers. The team will field a few more questions about Philadelphia today, but it can’t afford to linger. The focus at Redskins Park will shift to the team ahead, the reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

That being said, the aftermath from Philadelphia enacted a downward trend in this week’s power rankings. Read more »

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Throwback Thursday: DT Dean Hamel

Posted by Christopher Mudd on February 21, 2013 – 5:17 pm

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Throwback Thursday focuses on a former Redskins player–heralded or otherwise–that made an impact on his burgundy and gold squad. This week, we look at Dean Hamel, a Redskins defensive tackle from 1985-1988. Here is a snapshot of his career:

On a December 1st afternoon in 1985 Joe Montana and the defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers rolled into Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium to take on the Washington Redskins.

In the second quarter, Redskins’ rookie defensive tackle Dean Hamel made a career higlighting play. Backed up in his own end zone, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana dropped back looking to pass down field.

Battling in the trenches, Hamel found himself with no offensive lineman in front of him and a clear path to the quarterback. Hamel sprinted towards Montana, and dove at him, going for the sack.

Montana, reacting to Hamel, threw the ball away and was flagged for intentional grounding.  The Redskins were awarded a safety, making the score 7-5 San Francisco. Unfortunately for the Redskins, they would only score another field goal that day and fall to the 49ers 35-8.

The loss was just Hamel’s fourth career game in the National Football League. He finished his rookie season having started in the Redskins’ final eight games, racking up 67 tackles and six sacks.

A defensive tackle from the University of Tulsa, Hamel was drafted 309th overall in the 12th round of the 1985 draft.

He went on to play for the Redskins for three more years, until he was traded after the 1988 season to the Dallas Cowboys.

Throughout his four seasons as a member of the burgundy and gold, Hamel tallied 12.5 sacks.

Hamel was a member of the Redskins 1987 Super Bowl Championship team that defeated the Denver Broncos 42-10.

After being traded to the Dallas Cowboys, Hamel played for three more seasons in Dallas before injuries forced him into early retirement.




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Is AFC East Key To NFC Championship?

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 21, 2013 – 3:36 pm


Happy belated birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 86 on Jan. 15 (his actual birthday), and a Happy Inauguration Day to all. Regardless of your political persuasion, everyone can enjoy a balmy Monday off of work in the middle of January.

Unless, of course, you’re working today, in which case thank you for choosing to procrastinate with the Redskins.

Yesterday’s playoff football action determined that the Baltimore Ravens will face the San Francisco 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday in two weeks.

Even if you don’t give two hoots about the matchup, there are many heart-stopping appetizers and hilarious commercials to be watched that day, so there is something for everyone.

To find out how the Redskins’ player predictions and a weird statistical anomaly played out, check the link below: Read more »

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Alexander Plays NFL Expert, Convincingly

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 18, 2013 – 5:45 pm


Lorenzo Alexander is one of the few Redskins players to ever win the Media Good Guy award multiple years, and did so in both 2011 and 2012. Alexander has a well-deserved reputation for offering honest, thoughtful insight into his life and his role with the Washington Redskins.

So it should come as no surprise that the “One Man Gang” can handle himself comfortably on camera, providing CSN Washington with a player’s perspective in the lead-up to this weekend’s NFL Championship action.

Alexander has the benefit of having played each of the four remaining teams at home in the last two seasons, with the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots in 2011 and the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons in 2012.

He speaks with the poise and confidence of a veteran newscaster, and has a second career in sports if he so chooses.

Hear what he had to say, below: Read more »

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Fletcher Predicts Pats-49ers Super Bowl

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 17, 2013 – 4:25 pm

(Photo by Brian Murphy // ExtremeSkins.com)

(Photo by Brian Murphy // ExtremeSkins.com)

On Thursday, star linebacker London Fletcher was a guest on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on ESPN Radio.

Fletcher spoke with Cowherd about his thoughts on the four remaining teams left in the playoffs: the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, and San Francisco 49ers.

Fletcher has some “inside” knowledge on all four contenders. The Redskins played the Falcons and Ravens this year as well as the Patriots and 49ers last year.

Find out what London had to say about each team here (via ESPN Radio):

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Josh Morgan And The Harlem Globetrotters

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 23, 2012 – 4:11 pm

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Thanks to the fine folks at San Francisco 49ers TV, we have old footage of new Redskins receiver Joshua Morgan playing basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters.

The drill is called “football,” so who better to participate than a football star who used to play basketball?

“I’m gonna bring back what I used to do back in the day,” he tells the reporter.  “Do a little somthing.”

A little something like this: Read more »

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