Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Respect Thy Team

The recent release of Chris Chester and DeSean Jackson missing OTA's makes me think of how some fans disrespect players, despite their hard work and dedication to their craft and the game we all love to watch.  When news of D-Jax missing OTAs came out many fans instantly starting bashing him. As soon as new of Chris Chester's release hit, the bashing started again.  Real fans should treat our players better.  Of course I hoped to find a better alternative to Chester...of course I want every player to show up for every OTA (voluntary or not)...but make no mistake, both those guys are hard workers and good teammates. Sure, Chester was playing well beyond his prime, but he started 64 straight games, practiced hard, and is just a really nice need to disrespect the man...not his fault the Redskins held on to him for so long...he was just doing his job the best he could.  D-Jax has a history of missing voluntary work-outs...and was an expected absence (from how the team reacted).  No need for fans to read too far into that.  I want progress...and that will take players being pushed out of jobs, but make no mistake, the NFL has no scrubs.  They all work is the only way to get to the NFL level.  Got to respect the good people in this league.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tribute To Santana Moss

Santana Moss will go down as one of the greatest Redskins I have witnessed playing the game.  His effort, talent, leadership, and integrity define what I look for in a player.  I am sure, with his work ethic and perseverance, his future is bright off the field as well (though, I hope he considers coaching).

Here is a picture tribute to Santana Moss.

Hail to the Redskins!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Redskins 2015 Draft 1st Round Selection

Brandon Scherff

Tackle - Iowa


This guy will be a regular Pro-Bowl addition to our much-depleted offensive line and shows that there will be no excuses for our lack of success.

Check out this video on him!

Building from the front to the back is how you build Dynasties.

Hail to the Redskins!

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!