Category : redskins

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 […]

redskins-browns playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead All season long, the Washington Redskins have been guided on a magical journey thanks to an electrifying rookie quarterback. Unfortunately though, Robert Griffin III was sidelined this week when the team traveled to Cleveland to face the Browns, thanks to a knee injury. So the Redskins playoffs hopes now rested in the capable hands of the other rookie quarterback — Michigan State product Kirk Cousins. Against the Baltimore Ravens one week […]

photos from the sidelines: week 15

(photo by Brian Murphy)   I have a confession to make — I’m a Cleveland Browns sympathizer. I would never consider myself a fan of the Browns, but seeing them routinely finish as one of the NFL’s worst teams year in and year out has gotten me to the point where I’d like to see them turn things around.* *And let’s be honest, it’s pretty easy for ‘Skins fans to root against Baltimore and Pittsburgh anyway, so pulling for a […]