downtime for everyone

(photo by Brian Murphy)

We wanted to take a moment for those individuals who may be new to the neighborhood to let them know about one of the newest features we’ve been running on the site over the last two months.

If you click on the “downtime” link on the right side of the page you’ll be able to check out all of the offseason interviews we’ve conducted with members of the Washington Redskins. We’re still not sure why these guys actually answer the phone when we call them, but never question a good thing, right?

Here’s a quick recap of everyone we’ve talked to since the Super Bowl:

Defensive end Andre Carter checked in with us back in early February to chat about his newly restructured contract, vacationing in Las Vegas and how he incorporates mixed martial arts into his offseason regiment.

Long before the local newspapers were talking about his possible return, defensive lineman Phillip Daniels told us he fully expected to return to play for the Redskins next season. Daniels also spoke about rehabbing from a season-ending injury and the recent release of friend/teammate Marcus Washington.

Next we caught up with defensive lineman Demetric Evans right after he signed with the San Francisco 49ers, who surprised us by informing us the Redskins basically told his agent “thanks, but no thanks” in regards to re-signing Evans. While Demetric was excited about the next chapter in his life, he also made sure to thank ‘Skins fans for their love and support during his time in D.C.

It only took four interviews, but we finally moved away from interviewing defensive linemen. Who better to move on to than Homer McFanboy favorite safety Chris “The Predator” Horton? We checked in with Horton on St. Patties Day to see how he spent his first offseason as a professional football player and got his reaction to the Redskins’ free agent acquisitions.

The most unique and fascinating interview of the series came from running back Ladell Betts, who took time out of his schedule to chat with us about participating in NFL’s business classes. Other than learning the do’s and don’ts of real estate, Betts has kept a low profile since the season ended, but that didn’t stop him from telling us the Redskins don’t need Jay Cutler. Be sure to check out both parts of the Betts interview.

Finally, we caught up with center Casey Rabach, who was in the process of moving into his newly built home in Wisconsin. Rabach talked about his personal experience trying to block Albert Haynesworth, the return of Derrick Dockery and why Jason Campbell is the only quarterback Washington needs.

And just know that as long as guys keep humoring us and returning our phone calls we’ll continue to post them here for the fans.

Author Description

b murf

I'm a D.C. sports blogger, professional photographer and an eternal pessimist. All I want in life is for Al Iafrate to finally call and admit he's my father.

Comments

  1. April 2, 2009

    Keep it up Murf. Can’t wait for the next installment.

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