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remembering sean taylor

(photo by Brian Murphy) Five years ago today, players, coaches and fans of the Washington Redskins were left in shock and disbelief after the tragic death of safety Sean Taylor. On Nov. 26, 2007, Taylor suffered a gunshot wound during a botched robbery attempt at his residence in Miami, Florida, and the the 24-year-old passed away a day later. His death sent the franchise and the entire fanbase into mourning. There were candle-light vigils. There was a televised service which […]

the story of RGIII, the WWE … and me?

(photo by Brian Murphy) It’s no secret by now that Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is a huge fan of professional wrestling. In fact, I wrote an in-depth feature story about Carriker and his love affair with the squared circle back in 2010. Well, since the 28-year-old suffered a torn quad tendon that prematurely ended his season during the second game of the season, he’s found an interesting way to keep himself busy — by co-hosting a weekly radio […]

the bigger the stage, the better robert griffin III gets

(photo by Brian Murphy) For most of the last 20 years, the Washington Redskins haven’t been very good at football. For much of the last decade or so, they’ve been one of the doormat of the NFL — thanks to a dismal record and a knack for failing to show up in games with a heightened importance. Anyone who has been a fan of this franchise for more than a few months should be able to close their eyes and […]

photos from the sidelines: week 12

(photo by Brian Murphy) If you’re on this website, then you’re probably familiar with my body of work. But if you’re new around these parts, here’s the rundown — I cover sports. I write about sports. I shoot photos at sporting events. Most of my days are spent thinking about … you guessed it … sports. That being said, while I was in Dallas for the Thanksgiving day game featuring the Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, there was plenty of action […]

redskins-cowboys playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “How It Starts” by The Features While many local sports fans felt good after the Washington Redskins 31-6 beatdown of the hapless Philadelphia Eagles one week ago, there was a lot less reason for optimism heading into their Week 12 match-up. The Redskins had never beaten the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving day (0-6). They had yet to earn a victory at the new state-of-the-art Cowboys Stadium (0-3). Quarterback Tony Romo had never lost at home […]

marines provide redskins fans a reason to give thanks

(photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder) Every once in a while, you stumble across something that makes you stop and truly give thanks for everything you have in life. This beautiful photo of two deployed Marines and their working dog catching some sleep in Afghanistan did just that for me. Via The Unknown Soldiers blog, here’s a little background information: According to Cpl. Lodder’s caption, the dog in the photo, Blue, detects improvised explosive devices. Blue is protecting his handler, Lance […]

a redskins life: keeping up with ryan kerrigan

(photo by Brian Murphy) [Editor’s note: This season, the Washington Redskins have asked me to occasionally write feature stories for the team’s official website, Redskins.com. This article is my latest contribution, so please check it out.] Since the day he was drafted by the Washington Redskins, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has made a name for himself as one of the team’s most productive players. On or off the field, he’s never going to be considered the flashiest guy on the team. But […]