Last year, the Washington Redskins had more to celebrate in one season than any other in recent memory.
With the selection of quarterback Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris’ transformation from a blocking fullback “project” to franchise record holder and London Fletcher proving that maybe just maybe Father Time can be defeated, Redskins Nation had no shortage of memorable moments that will forever live on in franchise annals.
The season kicked off with the birth of “Griffining” and ended with a 13th homerun swing by No. 46 in front of a dejected Dallas Cowboys squad.
While both celebrations are certainly awesome, they are still relatively fresh and need some time to marinate before being dubbed one of the best celebrations in NFL history.
The Fun Bunch, on the other hand, has had plenty of time to come down from their collective high-five–still one of the greatest post-touchdown celebrations ever.
Tags: Fun Bunch, touchdown celebration
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
Ryan Kerrigan has been playing competitive football since fifth grade, and up until last season, he had never intercepted a pass.
Sack the quarterback? Sure, he’s had ton of those in his football career; but, for whatever reason, the interception had eluded the Hoosier native.
And now with two NFL interceptions to his credit, Kerrigan is pretty much another Rod Woodson.
OK, maybe not quite, but one thing’s for sure: whether it’s getting to the quarterback or defensive touchdowns, Kerrigan certainly has a knack for making big plays.
Kerrigan on Sunday picked off Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and returned the ball 28 yards to the end zone, jumping into the waiting arms of the fans in the first couple rows of the FedExField stands.
The play was very similar to his first-career interception last season against the New York Giants in Week 1, when he tipped an Eli Manning pass, snagged the ball out of the air and rumbled into the end zone in Kerrigan’s first-career professional football game.
“I saw the offensive tackle give me a little free ride, like most tackles do when it’s a screen pass and I saw the back scatting and I also tried to trail him a little bit,” Kerrigan explained after the game. “Fortunately, I was right in the throwing lane and I was able to make the play.”
Kerrigan’s teammates weren’t surprised that he came up with another big play.
Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins threw some hefty praise Kerrigan’s way after the game.
Tags: ryan kerrigan, touchdown celebration, washington redskins
Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »
It took hanging out with a bunch of Little League baseball players for Alfred Morris to be inspired with a new touchdown celebration.
During the Redskins’ organized team activities in May, Morris became quick friends with teammates from the York and Lee County All-Star baseball squads who were staying in the same hotel as the Redskins rookie running back.
“I met with them and was hanging out with them and swam with them,” Morris said this week at Redskins Park. “Really, just spent the day with them.”
Naturally, Morris tagged along when the kids had a baseball game to play that afternoon.
He left that game with a little idea, however.
Tags: Alfred Morris, touchdown celebration, washington redskins
Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments »