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alfred morris doesn’t know what the rookie wall is

(photo by Brian Murphy) Lost amid all of the fanfare and attention being heaped upon his Heisman Trophy winning teammate is that fact that Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is putting together a fairly remarkable inaugural season. The Florida Atlantic product currently ranks fifth in the league in rushing with 982 yards and six touchdowns, which means if he can pick up 18 rushing yards at some point during the next five games, he’ll be Washington’s first 1,000-yard rusher […]

nick sundberg brings toughness to special teams

(photo by Brian Murphy) [Editor’s note: This season, the Washington Redskins have asked my brother, Joel Murphy, and I to occasionally write feature stories for the team’s official website, Redskins.com. This article, which was written by Joel, is our latest contribution, so please check it out.] The Redskins’ 40-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints to start this season will long be remembered as the impressive beginning of the Robert Griffin III era. But it should also be remembered as […]

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 […]