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when it comes to halloween, alfred morris is super

(courtesy photo) I have yet to meet a single person who has anything negative to say about Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris. Maybe it’s because he’s made it know he grew up rooting for the burgundy and gold. Maybe it’s because, through hard work and determination, he was able to go from unheralded sixth round pick to one of the most productive backs in football seemingly overnight. Or maybe it’s because he’s willing to do things like let fans […]

clinton portis: ‘I used to play with him on tecmo bowl’

(photo by Brian Murphy) There will never be another player quite like Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis. On the field, he was a model teammate who will be remembered, not only as one of the most productive running backs in franchise history, but also as one of the best pass blocking backs in the history of the game. Off the field, he was a lightning rod for criticism, thanks to questionable practice habits, a fierce radio feud with a […]

redskins-panthers playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “Panic Switch” by Silversun Pickups In the days leading up to the game against the Carolina Panthers, countless members of the Washington Redskins — including head coach Mike Shanahan — were emphatic about the heightened importance of this match-up. Not only was this Washington’s last game before the bye week, but it was, on the surface, the easiest game on the 2012 schedule. If the Redskins couldn’t muster a win over a 1-6 Carolina team […]

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 […]

election time: the redskins rule

(photos by Brian Murphy) We’re less than a week away from one of the most important elections in U.S. history, and yet, history shows that at the end of the day, your vote is meaningless. Doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican. Doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat. It doesn’t even matter if you live in Ohio. If history is any indication, the only thing that matters when deciding the fate of the leader of the free world is the outcome […]

redskins’ offense lacks playmaking receivers

(photo by Brian Murphy) I think it’s safe to say the Washington Redskins did not play their best game of the year against the Pittsburgh Steelers. From the opening drive, the defense let the Steelers march up and down the field — allowing two touchdowns and two field goals on Pittsburgh’s first four drives. Special teams managed to once again drop the ball — screwing up an extra point and muffing a punt. And then there was the offense. Because […]

alfred morris: panthers game is a ‘must win’

(photo by Brian Murphy) For seven weeks, the Washington Redskins knew exactly who and what they were — especially on the offensive side of the ball. Boasting the league’s best ground game (averaging 177 yards per contest), the Redskins happily marched up and down the field thanks to quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris. The team had a clear identity and even though opposing defenses knew what was coming, they seemed unable to stop it. Until Washington […]