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MIC’D UP: Griffin III Vs. The Cowboys

Posted by Andrew Walker on January 2, 2013 – 10:34 pm

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

When everything was on the line, the Washington Redskins turned to their young leader to guide them to their first NFC East title since 1999.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III orchestrated that performance last Sunday in Washington’s 28-18 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, a win-or-go-home matchup that led to Sunday’s Wild Card Round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedExField.

Griffin III was mic’d up for this critical NFC East championship game for NFL Films and the league’s show, “Sound FX,” much like middle linebacker London Fletcher was in this year’s Monday Night Football game vs. the New York Giants.

The Griffin III video is below; but first, here’s some of my personal favorites from the quarterback in this game:

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Kerrigan Quietly Mic’d On NFL’s ‘Sound FX’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 5, 2012 – 1:36 pm

It recently came to my attention that Redskins rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was featured on the NFL Network’s show “Sound FX,” which features microphone’d players and whatever they have to say over the course of a game.

The microphone in his helmet was used to catch his interactions between teammates, coaches and opponents during the Redskins-Vikings game on Christmas Eve.

Kerrigan is a ferocious athlete, and has been called one of, if not the strongest Redskins on the team.  As a converted defensive end out of college, he played every snap of his rookie season and was in the Top-10 of every meaningful defensive category for his position, including tackles, tackles of a loss, sacks, forced fumbles, interceptions and defensive touchdowns.

He was thrice nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week, and was the September recipient of Rookie of the Month.

But he strikes me as a curious designee for the microphone treatment, a role normally filled by the iconic smack-talkers  on a team.   Read more »

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