Category : redskins

redskins-seahawks playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Come Alive” by Prospect Hill Coming into their wild card match-up against the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins had a pretty clear and straight forward game plan. On defense, they wanted to do their best to neutralize running back Marshawn Lynch — making Seattle one-dimensional and putting added pressure on a rookie quarterback playing on the road in his first-ever postseason game. On offense, the Redskins wanted to keep the opposition guessing by getting running […]

photos from the sidelines: wild card weekend

(photo by Brian Murphy) The Washington Redskins have qualified for the postseason three times since I began covering the team and while each of those three seasons was different, they all unfortunately ended the same — with a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 2005 Redskins were just happy to be there, after barely squeaking by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the opening round and the ’07 Redskins were emotionally spent after needing to play perfect football the final month […]

pierre garcon could be the redskins’ x-factor in playoffs

(photo by Brian Murphy) It’s no secret — the Washington Redskins and their first round opponent in the 2012 playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks, are very similar on offense. Both teams are led by gifted rookie passers (Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson) who managed to exceed expectations in the first year. Both teams love to put the ball in the hands of an elite running backs (Alfred Morris and Marshawn Lynch) who plays with a physical and punishing style. Both teams […]

kirk cousins’ path prepared him for NFL success

(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.] Fans of the Washington Redskins got to see what rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins was all about when he was forced to fill in for an injured Robert Griffin III in the final two minutes of a December game against the Baltimore Ravens. The 24-year-old was thrust […]

redskins 2012 most valuable player: nick sundberg

(photo by Brian Murphy) Before the 2012 season, expectations were admittedly low for the Washington Redskins. Sure, they had just landed the highly-touted Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III to solidify the quarterback position, but that didn’t stop the so-called “experts” at ESPN The Magazine from predicting a 2-14 record for Washington this season. Thankfully, the burgundy and gold were leaps and bounds better than that. Even after losing all of that salary cap space to commissioner Roger Goodell and the […]

how the redskins defense saved the season

(photo by Brian Murphy) Well, the 2012 NFL season has come to a conclusion and yet, the Washington Redskins still live to play another day. Thanks to a remarkable seven-game winning streak, the Redskins claimed their first NFC East division title since ’99 and will now host just the second playoff game in FedEx Field’s miserable history this Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks come to town. While most of the world is quick to praise the immensely-talented tandem of quarterback […]

photos from the sidelines: week 17

(photo by Brian Murphy) The Washington Redskins did the unthinkable Sunday evening — they not only rose to the challenge of playing against their hated rival on a national stage with a playoff birth of the line, but they managed to exceed expectations in the way they handled the Dallas Cowboys. Their 28-18 victory was a blast from the past, as the Redskins ran up and down the field en route to their first NFC East title in 13 years. […]