Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Sean Taylor. #RIP21

Players come and go in the NFL all the time...but few, maybe none, were like Sean Taylor.

Sean was the best player I have ever had the privilege to witness play the game and he did it for OUR Washington Redskins...and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Rest in peace, Sean...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Off-Season Thoughts

Hail to the Redskins!  A lot of change in DC football this off-season...change we should feel good about.  New GM Scott McClaughlin, New DC Joe Barry, New DB's coach in Perry Fewell, new OL coach Bill Callahan, a new QB coach Matt Cavanaugh and QC coach Dave Ragone, the departure of many players...change is in the air.  Coming off a dismal season, change was needed and practically inevitable.

On the on-set of free-agency, still buzzing from the combine, the future looks bright for the Redskins...after all, there is no place to go but up.

A few things I am hearing about have me cautiously optimistic about even our QB both Cousins AND Griffin are working harder then ever this off-season.  The coaching staff additions on the offensive side tell me there is a focus on improving both the QB play and the playing conditions and protection.

The drafts looks to provide quality players well into the later rounds...and this year, we actually have some decent picks (holding the 5th pick).  If you look at past McClaughlin drafts, they all come off "wise", especially looking back 2 years later.

The first moves this off-season all have left us in a better position for the future.  Sometime in this business, you lose players, coaches...people you like.

Winning doesn't care who fans like.

...and what fans want and deserve is WINNING.

Hail to the off-season, folks!

Hail to the Redskins!

Friday, February 13, 2015

New Blog! #Foodginia #RVA

Very happy to announce a new blog, Foodginia!

...I had to do something in the off-season.  I love food and blogging, so a food blog just made sense...good excuse to eat good food, too.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Superbowl XLIV

Respect The Game Or Retire!

There are a lot of jobs that do NOT promote much personal privacy and being a superstar in the NFL is one of them.  Frankly, despite what some players may think, the NFL is here for one reason and one reason alone...

The Fans.

Some may argue that the NFL is not just entertainment....and I would agree, that about 2% of what makes the NFL is for the "game", the rest is for the fans.  The billions of dollars derived from the NFL come from fans or sponsors seeking to reach fans.  Teams and player get big time pay to play a game/sport for one reason,

Now, with that said, I think most fans agree, the rules that govern a player's right to privacy, in particular how/why/when the address the media, need to be looked at.  Perhaps some of the rules could be adjusted to accommodate a player who is shy or just doesn't want added attention.  Fact is, for now, players who face the media should be respectful, especially when the media is not being malicious.

I am obviously addressing the recent behavior elite NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, who, instead of addressing questions in a reasonably pleasant manner, decided to use one sentence, over and over, to address the media.  Lynch showed blatant disrespect for the media, fans, and integrity of the game while trying to hide behind his disillusioned "right to privacy".  When you are a mega-superstar about to play in the biggest game of the year, how can ANY star player expect to be able to just "opt out" of the attention.  His point of view is unrealistic...if he wants to be left alone, retire.  Until he retires, he needs to respect the fans that make this game possible and address the media like a gentlemen or be HEAVILY fined or even suspended for not doing so.

Like it or not, this league would be no more then a county recreation league without the BILLIONS of dollars poured in by want to make the money, play the game.

Hail to the Redskins!