Category : photos

photos from the sidelines: week 9

(photos by Brian Murphy) Once upon a time, the Washington Redskins were actually good at football. So much so, in fact, that they actually won stuff — like Super Bowls. I fully realize that if you’re under the age of 20, you have no earthly reason to believe me, but I promise it’s true. The Redskins used to be one of the elite NFL franchises. Of course, those days are long gone. These days, cheering for the burgundy and gold […]

photos from the sidelines: week 8

(photos by Brian Murphy) The Washington Redskins picked a fine time to suffer a team-wide collapse — failing to play competent football in any of the three phases of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. No one on the offense appeared capable of catching the football. No one on defense seemed interested in slowing down a running back allegedly named Jonathan Dwyer. And the special teams unit — which has been laughable all season long — managed to screw […]

photos from the sidelines: week 7

(photos by Brian Murphy) How is it that an image can say so much with so little action taking place in it? Unfortunately for Washington Redskins tight end fred Davis, this shot that was captured Sunday speaks volumes, as the 26-year-old  can only look on in disappointment after suffering a torn Achilles injury that will abruptly end his season. After missing the last four game of the 2011 season because of a suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Davis […]

photos from the sidelines: week 6

(photos by Brian Murphy) It took 392 days, but the Washington Redskins finally rewarded the FedEx Field faithful with a much-needed victory. After losing eight-straight games at home — which was by far the longest home losing streak in the NFL — the Redskins got their act together with a convincing 38-26 victory over a Minnesota Vikings squad that came into the game with an impressive 4-1 record. That’s not the only bad streak that Washington managed to snap Sunday. They […]

photos from the sidelines: week 5

(photos by Brian Murphy) One thing is crystal clear about the Washington Redskins these days — they are not fans of FedEx Field. Maybe it’s because they practice in Virginia and don’t enjoy the commute to Maryland or maybe they wish the franchise still played their home games at good old RFK Stadium. Whatever the case is, these Redskins simply do not seem interested in winning games at FedEx Field. In related news, the Redskins have now lost eight-straight games […]

photos from the sidelines: week 4

(photos by Brian Murphy) Nothing is ever easy for the Washington Redskins. How else do you explain two players — receiver Aldrick Robinson and safety Brandon Meriweather — being lost for the game thanks to a freak collision during warmups? Things only got more bizarre once the actual game started, as the Redskins raced out to a commanding 21-3 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, only to watch that lead evaporate as the defense once again forgot how to stop […]

photos from the sidelines: week 3

(photos by Brian Murphy) Well then. After years of the Washington Redskins defense being asked to carry the load while the offense struggled with consistency, this is definitely the dawn of a new day on both sides of the ball. By simply adding competent quarterback play, the offense magically appears to have learned that NFL teams are allowed to score more than 16 points per game. Meanwhile, the usually-stout defense doesn’t appear capable of stopping anyone from marching up and […]