Category : redskins

redskins-cowboys playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta” by Geto Boys Coming into their final game of the regular season, the Washington Redskins had a chance to back their way into the playoffs. Had the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings both lost, the burgundy and gold would have been a lock for the postseason regardless of the outcome of their rivalry game with the Dallas Cowboys. So naturally, both the Bears and VIkings won their […]

happy holidays fellow homers

(photo by Brian Murphy) Lets be honest — if you’re a fan of the Washington Redskins, then you have plenty of reason to give thanks during this holiday season. For starters your favorite football franchise matters again for the first time since Vietnam.* *Okay, maybe they’ve won an important game or two since then, but you get my point. It’s been a while. After two seasons of lackluster play and disappointment, the Mike Shanahan era finally has proven to have […]

redskins-eagles playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Dancing With The Dead” by 10 Years For the briefest of moments, it absolutely appeared the Washington Redskins were going to do their best to ruin the holidays. That’s because, for the briefest of moments, it appeared that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had completed a third-down pass to receiver Jeremy Maclin, who was wide open in the right corner of the end zone. Fortunately for the burgundy and gold, the rookie quarterback didn’t get […]

photos from the sidelines: week 16

(photo by Brian Murphy) There was a point in time earlier this season when fans of the Washington Redskins were forced to cringe and avert their eyes whenever the defense took the field. Thanks to a paper-thin secondary and a nonexistent pass rush, Washington’s defense struggled to do much of anything right during the first half of the 2012 season and the Redskins looked dead in the water at 3-6. But then a funny thing happened. The team used the […]

washington redskins’ five biggest surprises of 2012

(photo by Brian Murphy) 5. Pierre Garcon, receiver – Sure, Garcon was the closest thing to a big-name free agent the Washington Redskins acquired last offseason — landing a five-year, $42.5 million deal to come to our nation’s capital, but the second act of his career didn’t exactly start off as planned. Garcon announced his arrival with a stunning 88-yard catch and run against the New Orleans Saints in the season opener, and then was basically a non-factor for the […]

trent williams: “i want to be dominant”

(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.] For as long as he can remember, there was only one thing Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams wanted to do with his life. “Football is a huge deal down in Texas and I always knew it was what I wanted to do,” he said. Of course, […]

not your same old redskins anymore

(photo by Brian Murphy) Because the Washington Redskins used to be one of the most successful teams in the NFL, some ‘Skins fans struggle to see the franchise for what has become over the last two decades — decidedly mediocre. Winning three Super Bowls in a relatively short timeframe propelled the Redskins — at least in the hearts and minds of the local sports fans — to a level no other sports franchise will ever be able to replicate. Even when things […]