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showtime versus the predator

(courtesy photo) Back in September of 2008, rookie safety Chris Horton made a lasting impression in his first career start with the Washington Redskins. In a Week 2 matchup, the New Orleans Saints committed three turnovers. All three ended up in the hands of Horton, who was thrust into the starting lineup only after an illness forced Reed Doughty out of the lineup. The seventh-round draft pick was all over the field – recovering a fumble and intercepting Saints quarterback […]

to catch up with the predator

It’s been a while since anyone has heard from Washington Redskins safety Chris “The Predator” Horton. After a surprisingly solid rookie campaign put Horton on the map, his sophomore season was less than desirable for the UCLA Bruin. Thanks largely to a toe injury, Horton saw action in just eight games in 2009. While he’s still not 100 percent, Horton is working himself back into action slowly but surely. And like many of his teammates, Horton’s encouraged by what he’s […]

redskins searching for answers

(photo by Brian Murphy) Times are tough for the Washington Redskins. After losing to yet another doormat, head coach Jim Zorn and friends find themselves at the center of the storm. A Redskins team that started 6-2 last season has crashed hard – losing 10 out of their last 14 games. As the 2009 season quickly spirals out on control, there’s a sense of hopelessness surrounding the entire organization and it’s fanbase. With losses to bottom dwellers like Detroit, Carolina […]

horton handles adversity

(photo by Brian Murphy) This has been an up-and-down season for Washington Redskins safety Chris “The Predator” Horton, to say the least. In the Week 1 loss to the New York Giants, Horton was benched in the second half, even though he finished the game second on the team in tackles, with nine. No explanation has been given. One week later, on third-and-goal against the St. Louis Rams, Horton caused a fourth-quarter fumble that cornerback Carlos Rogers recovered to preserve […]

horton saves the day

(photo by Brian Murphy) Okay, we admit there wasn’t a lot to love in the Washington Redskins’ 9-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams Sunday. The head coach’s playcalling abilities have been brought into question after another less-than-stellar outing, the offense sputtered any time they were in a position to actually put points on the board and the defense continued to let their opponent convert too many third downs. But all is not lost. First of all, the Redskins did […]

rams playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Respect This Hustle” by T.I. One week ago, for reasons that remain unclear, the Washington Redskins coaching staff saw fit to replace safety Chris “The Predator” Horton in the lineup against the New York Giants. No explanation was given, and honestly, no one really made an issue out of it – even though, in his limited playing time, Horton still racked up nine tackles (second best on the team, behind only middle linebacker London Fletcher’s […]

return of the predator

(photo by Brian Murphy) It’s no secret that players love their downtime. Some choose to spend their offseason spoiling themselves with exotic vacations to remote locations. Others find any excuse to hang with teammates. Washington Redskins safety Chris “The Predator” Horton opted to spend his first offseason in a more low-key fashion – catching up with loved ones. We tracked down everyone’s favorite safety Monday afternoon after Horton completed his first day of the Redskins’ offseason conditioning program. How tough […]