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Washington Redskins
Current season
Established 1932
Play in FedExField
Landover, Maryland
Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia
Washington Redskins helmet
Washington Redskins logo
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League/conference affiliations
  • Eastern Division (1933–1949)
  • American Conference (1950–1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)
    • Capitol Division (1967–1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970–present)
    • NFC East (1970–present)
Current uniform
NFCE-Uniform-WAS.PNG
Team colors Burgundy, Gold, White
              
Fight song Hail to the Redskins
Personnel
Owner(s) Dan Snyder
General manager Bruce Allen
Head coach Mike Shanahan
Team history
  • Boston Braves (1932)
  • Boston Redskins (1933–1936)
  • Washington Redskins (1937–present)
Team nicknames
The Skins, The Burgundy and Gold
Championships
League championships (5)
Conference championships (5)
  • NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991
Division championships (13)
  • NFL East: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945
  • NFC East: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999
Playoff appearances (22)
  • NFL: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2007
Home fields
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  • Braves Field (1932)
  • Fenway Park (1933–1936)
  • Griffith Stadium (1937–1960)
  • RFK Stadium (1961–1996)
    • a.k.a.^ Fedex Field Rfk stadium Griffith Stadium Washington Redskins owners .
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      ^ Stadiums : (3) Griffith Stadium 1937-1960 RFK Sradium* 1961-1996 FedEx Field** 1997-Present *-Known as DC Stadium 1961-1968 **-Known as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium 1997-1999 .

      ^ Played As : Boston Braves 1932 Boston Redskins 1933-1936 Washington Redskins 1937-Present .

      .D.C. Stadium (1961–1968)
  • FedExField (1997–present)
    • a.k.a.^ Stadiums : (3) Griffith Stadium 1937-1960 RFK Sradium* 1961-1996 FedEx Field** 1997-Present *-Known as DC Stadium 1961-1968 **-Known as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium 1997-1999 .

      Jack Kent Cooke Stadium (1997–1999)
.The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area.^ The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area.
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^ On top of that, we've pointed out how ridiculous one particular football team, the Washington Redskins, has become in dealing with fans.
  • Washington Redskins Won't Let Washington Post Blogger Show Photos Of Upset Fans; WaPo Caves | Techdirt 9 January 2010 15:46 UTC techdirt.com [Source type: General]

^ Since taking the reign of the NFL team in 1999, Snyder has shown his knowledge of football and love for Redskins by constantly looking to improve its roster.
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.The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, which is in Prince George's County, Maryland.^ At his memorial service, John Kent Cookie, Jr., announces the new stadium in Prince George’s County will be called Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
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^ Located in Landover, Maryland, FedEx Field plays home to every Redskins home game for each date on the NFL schedule.
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^ Opposing teams rarely look forward to traveling to FedExField in Landover, Maryland to take on the Redskins.
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.The team's headquarters and training facility are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia, a community in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport.^ The team’s headquarters and training facility are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia, a community in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport.
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^ Thursday in his new offices at the team's Ashburn training facility.
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^ Pete spoke, to Michael & Jon Wallach, in for Dale, about the death of Washington's free safety Sean Taylor and the effect it will have, not only in the community adn home but, throughout the offices, training center and the Redskins' team.
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.The Redskins have played over one thousand games.^ Has Portis played last game as a Redskin?
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^ The Redskins played a heck of a game.
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^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

.In those games, the club has won five professional American football championships including two NFL Championships and three Super Bowls.^ Are we on a three-year plan to get to the Super Bowl?
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^ He won four NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowl titles.
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^ They’ve won two NFL Championships and three Super Bowls.
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.The franchise captured ten NFL divisional titles and six NFL conference championships.^ Super Champs: Redskins down the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII to capture the franchise’s first NFL Championship since 1942.
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^ The Washington Redskins are a professional football team that plays in the Eastern division of the NFC. In it's franchise history the team has won teo NFL Championships, three Super Bowl Championships, five Conference Championships, and 12 Division Championships.
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^ Despite the departure of Coach Dudley DeGroot, Ray Flaherty is not rehired despite leading them to the Championship Game four times in six years, while winning two titles.

[1]
.The Redskins won the 1937 and 1942 Championship games, as well as Super Bowl XVII, XXII, and XXVI. They also played in and lost the 1936, 1940, 1943, and 1945 Championship games, as well as Super Bowl VII and XVIII. They have made twenty-two postseason appearances, and have an overall postseason record of 23 wins and 17 losses.^ He's won Super Bowls, championships, even as offensive coordinator he's been to the Super Bowl and won the championship.
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^ He won four NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowl titles.
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^ Baugh led the Redskins to NFL Championships in 1937 and 1942.
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.Only four teams have appeared in more Super Bowls than the Redskins: the Dallas Cowboys (eight), Pittsburgh Steelers (seven), Denver Broncos (six), and New England Patriots (six); the Redskins' five appearances are tied with the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Miami Dolphins.^ San Francisco 49ers .
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^ New England Patriots Jerseys (27) .

^ Super Bowl XXII : Back in the Super Bowl for the third time in six years the Redskins faced the Denver Broncos in San Diego.

[2]
.All of the Redskins' league titles were attained during two ten-year spans.^ These are all from the last ten years or so:" .
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^ The compound fracture forces him to retire after a 12-year career in which he becomes the Redskins’ all-time leader in pass attempts and completions.
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^ You can join all the excitement this year by getting your very own Panthers Redskins tickets .
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.From 1936 to 1945, the Redskins went to the NFL Championship six times, winning two of them.^ The New Republic 1 day ago Six years ago yesterday, the Washington Redskins lured their three-time Super Bowl -winning coach, Joe Gibbs , out of retirement in an attempt to restore the team’s vanished glory.
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^ Bostonian apathy led the owner, George Preston Marshall, to move the team to Washington D.C. , and the Redskins blossomed, posting ten consecutive winning records between 1936 and 1945.
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^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

[3] .The second period lasted between 1982 and 1991 where the Redskins appeared in the postseason seven times, captured four Conference titles, and won three Super Bowls out of five appearances.^ Are we on a three-year plan to get to the Super Bowl?
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^ I was a ‘skins fan when Gibbs 1.0 won three Super Bowls.

^ He won four NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowl titles.
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[3] .The Redskins have also experienced failure in their history.^ April 6, 1997 Cooke Passes Away: Jack Kent Cooke, the second owner in Redskins history, dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 84.
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.The most notable period of failure was from 1946 to 1970, during which the Redskins did not have a single postseason appearance.^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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^ But during his 49-game tenure, the soft-spoken Suisham has been the most accurate kicker in Redskins history, more reliable than franchise career ...
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^ Zorn clearly did not initiate this and, no matter how much of a lap dog Zorn has been during his Redskins tenure, no doubt he was unhappy about it.
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[1] .During this period, the Redskins went without a single winning season between 1956 and 1968.^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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^ Michael Richman, a Redskins historian, says that between the losing and the acrimony surrounding the team, "this could go down as the worst season in Redskins' history."
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^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

[1] .In 1961, the franchise posted their worst regular season record with a 1–12–1 showing.^ That might have gotten him whacked by Snyder, who fired Marty Schottenheimer after just one season in 2001 -- and he posted an 8-8 record.
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^ Zorn was finally fired at the conclusion of the season with a 12-20 record ...
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^ The Redskins continue to struggle posting a dreadful 4-7-1 record it was the seventh time in ten seasons that the Redskins posted a losing record.

[1]
.According to Forbes Magazine, the Redskins are the second most valuable franchise in the NFL, behind the Dallas Cowboys, and were valued at approximately $1.55 billion as of 2009.[4] Being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $345 million in revenue during the 2009 season.^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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^ Dallas Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys have the ability to be the best team in the NFL .
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^ According to Forbes Magazine, the Redskins are the second most valuable franchise in the NFL, valued at approximately $1.538 billion, having been surpassed by their rivals the Dallas Cowboys in 2007.
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[4] .They have also broken the NFL's mark for single-season attendance eight years in a row.^ Moss caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and had a single-season NFL record 23 touchdowns.
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^ Not only did the Giants lose but they also lost Jeremy Shockey for the season with a broken leg.
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^ Shanahan's goal will be to return the 'Skins to the playoffs, which they have missed in eight of Snyder's 11 seasons.
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[5]
.The Redskins were the first team in the NFL with an official marching band.^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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^ Since taking the reign of the NFL team in 1999, Snyder has shown his knowledge of football and love for Redskins by constantly looking to improve its roster.
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^ In 1950, the Washington Redskins became the first team to televise an entire season of their football games as they were televised over a network of southern stations.
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.The other team with a marching band is the Baltimore Ravens, their regional rivals.^ In a game that defined the season of both teams, the Baltimore Ravens relied on their stifling defense to dominate the Washington Redskins.
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[6] The Redskins were the second team to have a fight song, "Hail to the Redskins."

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Franchise history

Establishment in Boston (1932–36)

.The city of Boston, Massachusetts, was awarded an NFL franchise on July 9, 1932,[7] under the ownership of George Preston Marshall, Vincent Bendix, Jay O'Brien, and Dorland Doyle.^ The Washington Redskins have a storied history that dates back as far as 1932, when George Preston Marshall was awarded a football franchise that would play in Boston, Massachusetts.
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^ The official story, says team spokesman Karl Swanson, is that when the Boston Braves football team left Braves Field to play at Fenway Park in 1933, owner George Preston Marshall needed a new name for his squad.
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^ The move came only after the NFL and District of Columbia threatened to evict them, that Owner George Preston Marshall, a known racist finally relented.

[7] .Initially, the new team took the same name as their landlords, the Boston Braves, one of the two local baseball teams at the time.^ They contract to play at Braves Field, home of the National League baseball team, and are called “The Braves.” July 8, 1933 The Name: The team moves to Fenway Park, home of the American League’s Boston Red Sox, and “The Braves” become “The Redskins.” Feb.
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^ With local governments now in the act, urging Dan Snyder to pull an Abe Pollin and change his team's name to something bland, the name game takes on a new urgency.
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^ NY Jets at New Orleans: The only matchup of the weekend between two 3-0 teams.
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.The Braves played their first game on October 2, 1932, under the leadership of coach Lud Wray, against the Brooklyn Dodgers, to whom they lost 14–0.[8] The next week, the Braves recorded their first win, beating the New York Giants, 14–6.[9] The new franchise's losses during the first season reached $46,000 and Bendix, O'Brien, and Doyle dropped out of the investment, leaving Marshall the sole owner of the Braves.^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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^ Kansas City won its first game of the season, 14-6.
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^ On October 1st the Redskins lost to the New York Giants 24-21 in the first game at DC Stadium.

[10][11] .The team moved to Fenway Park[12] the next year, and Marshall changed the name to the "Redskins" apparently in honor of then-coach Lone Star Dietz,[13] an American Indian (he claimed to be part Sioux, but his actual ancestry has been challenged).^ The Redskins have announced a coaching change.
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^ Head Coach William "Lone Star" Dietz was allegedly of part-Sioux descent.
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^ Shanahan named Redskins coach .
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[14]
.The Redskins most productive year in Boston came in 1936. It started with the first annual NFL Draft on February 8, 1936, where the Redskins had the second overall pick.^ Redskins have outplayed them for most of the first half.
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^ Over the years, the Redskins and Denver Broncos have found each other to be a one-stop shopping destination (swapping Bailey and Portis, first-round draft picks and getting involved in a multi-team deal).
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^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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.Their first selection as an NFL team was Riley Smith, a blocking back from Alabama.^ That being said with the 13th overall pick in the Rotoworld Pancake Blocks draft the Washington Redskins select Andre Smith, Left Tackle out of the University of Alabama.
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^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

^ The Redskins started the season slowly losing their first two games against two of the NFL's top teams.

.The first player ever selected in the draft, Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger, chose not to play pro football.^ Including 2009, the Redskins have made only two first-round selections in the last four drafts, and used both of them on defensive players (Brian Orakpo, LaRon Landry).
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^ (AP) -- The winner between the two ex-Heisman Trophy contenders battling for the Washington Redskins third-string quarterback job?
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^ It's the latest Nebraska has had to wait for its first drafted player since 1970 (Jim McFarland, 164th).
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.Because of this, Smith holds the distinction of being the first drafted player to play in the NFL.^ Although he wasn’t invited to any individual workouts by teams, he was confident of being drafted - but not early because he figured teams would gloss over how he wasn’t the flashiest player on the field.
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^ You know in the first day of training camp -- I know you prepare your team for the loss of of of the top player because it happens to every team.

^ Player Personnel: Because I fully expect to have losing seasons for the first two years, the focus will be on building toward the 2012 season.

[15] .Also in that draft, the Redskins chose Wayne Millner, who became a large part of their offense.^ The Washington Redskins, who had drafted a safety earlier in the day, were his new team.
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^ The Redskins held the top spot for paid attendance once again due in large part to the extra large stadium capacity of FedEx Field which stands at 91,655.
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^ Opinion: Redskins 2009 Draft Prep - Part One .
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.The next big addition that came in 1936, when Marshall hired Ray Flaherty as head coach.^ Gibbs Hired: Joe Gibbs, offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers, becomes the 20th head coach in team history.
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^ After the San Francisco 49ers last second win today against the Washington Redskins, the organization named Mike Singletary their head coach for next year.
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^ After an exhaustive search the Redskins would settle on Jim Zorn to be their next head coach.

.In the following decade, Flaherty led the team to two NFL championships and four divisional titles.^ NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Teams that should Throw the last two games for next years Draft .
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^ The Redskins started the season slowly losing their first two games against two of the NFL's top teams.

^ Baugh lead the Redskins to five title games and two championships, playing his entire career without a face mask.
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[16]
.After starting the season, 4–5, the Redskins attained their first Eastern Division Championship by winning their last three games and finishing with a record of 7–5 (which was also their first winning season).^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins finished 4-12 in his second season and were 6-18 in his last 24 games after a 6-2 start.
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^ The Redskins were #4 in team defense last season.
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[17] .However, during the final game of the regular season, a 30–0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, only 4,813 fans showed up to Fenway Park.^ The Redskins close the season on a strong not by winning their final three games.

^ Considering the enormity of their DC area fan base, it's hard to believe that the Redskins began life playing at Braves Field in Boston , and then moved to Fenway Park.
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^ At 7-6, the Redskins are all but out of playoff contention, however, Baltimore now only trails the Pittsburgh Steelers by 1 game, and at 9-4, they have the leg-up on the Wild Card race along with the Colts.
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.An angry Marshall then decided to give up home field advantage for the 1936 NFL Championship Game.^ Kansas City Chiefs For having one of the most advantageous home fields, the Kansas City Chiefs are disappointing.
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^ One thing is for sure, by getting seats to FedEx Field for Redskins game will get you an NFL experience unlike any other.
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^ Located in Landover, Maryland, FedEx Field plays home to every Redskins home game for each date on the NFL schedule.
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.The game was then played on December 13, 1936, at New York's Polo Grounds, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers, 21–6.[18] Marshall then chose to move the team to Washington D.C..^ Green Bay Packers tick...
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^ The Green Bay Packers have 36 ties.
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^ The team moved to Washington in 1937.
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.The franchise then picked Sammy Baugh, a quarterback from Texas Christian University, in the 1937 NFL Draft.^ The team featured a number of stars, including quarterback Sammy Baugh, who led the league in passing six times, punting five times, and interceptions once.
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^ Former first-round draft pick Jason Campbell has been a disappointment at quarterback for the Washington Redskins.
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^ Sammy Baugh, of the Washington Redskins (1937 to 1952), died Wednesday at his West Texas Ranch.
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[8][19]

First years in D.C. (1937–1945)

.In their early years in Washington, the Redskins shared Griffith Stadium with the Washington Senators baseball team.^ Share the Washington Redskins newsletter.
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[20] .The Redskins played and won their first game in Washington D.C. on September 16, 1937, a victory against the Giants, 13–3.[7] On December 5, 1937, they earned their first division title in Washington against the Giants, 49–14, for the Eastern Championship.^ Kansas City won its first game of the season, 14-6.
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^ Has Portis played last game as a Redskin?
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^ Upcoming Washington Redskins games: .
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[7] .The team then proceeded to win their first league championship, the 1937 NFL Championship Game, on December 12, 1937, against the Chicago Bears, their first year in D.C.[7] The Redskins then met the Bears again in the 1940 NFL Championship Game on December 8, 1940.[21] The result, 73–0 in favor of the Bears, is still the worst one-sided loss in NFL history.^ The Redskins started the season slowly losing their first two games against two of the NFL's top teams.

^ In the NFL Championship Game the Redskins faced the Bears on a frigid day in Chicago.

^ The Chicago Bears have the most draws in the NFL history with 42.
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[21] .The other big loss for the Redskins that season occurred during a coin-tossing ceremony prior to a game against the Giants.^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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^ Division Title: After two consecutive losses—both to the New York Giants—to close out the regular season, the Redskins travel to New York to face the Giants in an Eastern Conference playoff game.
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^ In 1950, the Washington Redskins became the first team to televise an entire season of their football games as they were televised over a network of southern stations.
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.After calling the coin toss and shaking hands with the opposing team captain, Turk Edwards attempted to pivot around to head back to his sideline.^ Calling the coin toss?

^ Rock Cartwright will be retained as a special teams captain and specialist, however, he will no longer carry the ball on returns or as a back.

^ There have been conflicts galore in and around Redskin Park, with the main event between the team owner and a legendary retired Redskin running back.

.However, his cleats caught in the grass and his knee gave way, injuring him and bringing his season and career to an unusual end.^ However, the 49ers would make a thrilling comeback to end the Skins season with a 24-20 win.

^ However, on November 24th the Redskins dreams of an undefeated season ended with a 24-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at RFK Stadium.

^ ESPNews reports the Washington Redskins have placed RB Clinton Portis (concussion) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2009 season.
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[22]
.In what became an early rivalry in the NFL, the Redskins and Bears met two more times in the NFL Championship.^ Amazingly, the Redskins had more first downs than the Bears but still lost at Griffith Stadium, 73-0.
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^ The Redskins quest for a thid straight NFC Championship ended quickly as the Skins were stunned by the Chicago Bears 23-19 at RFK Stadium.

^ Former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan has been in discussions to become the Washington Redskins' next head coach, according to two NFL sources.

.The third time was during the 1942 NFL Championship Game on December 13, 1942, where the Redskins won their second championship, 14–6.[21] The final time the two met was the 1943 NFL Championship Game on December 26, 1943, during which the Bears won, 41–21.[21] The most notable accomplishment achieved during the Redskins' 1943 season was Sammy Baugh leading the NFL in passing, punting, and interceptions.^ The Redskins close the season on a strong not by winning their final three games.

^ In the opener he struggled at times with two interceptions.

^ Kansas City won its first game of the season, 14-6.
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[23]
.The Redskins played in the NFL Championship one more time before a quarter-century drought that did not end until the 1972 season.^ The Redskins have played in the NFL since 1932.
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^ With a 6-1-1 record the Redskins were in position to play for the NFL Championship again.

^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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.With former Olympic gold medalist Dudley DeGroot as their new head coach, the Redskins went 8–2 during the 1945 season.^ Washington Redskins 2009 Washington Redskins season Washington Redskins head coaches .
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^ Mike Shanahan is the new Washington Redskins head coach .
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^ Redskins Insider One of the more interesting things that new head coach Mike Shanahan revealed Wednesday is that he prefers hitting the road for training camp, something the Redskins haven't done since 2002.
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.One of the most impressive performances came from Sammy Baugh, who had a completion percentage of .703.[24] They ended the season by losing to the Cleveland Rams in the 1945 NFL Championship Game on December 16, 1945, 15–14.[21] The one-point margin of victory came under scrutiny because of a safety that occurred early in the game.^ The season would be the last for Sliggin' Sammy Baugh who ended his impressive 16-year career.

^ It was over then, in Week 3 of a 16-game season.
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^ The team featured a number of stars, including quarterback Sammy Baugh, who led the league in passing six times, punting five times, and interceptions once.
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.In the first quarter, the Redskins had the ball at their own 5-yard (4.6 m) line.^ In Herman Ball's first full season as coach the Redskins start the season on the right note winning their first game of the season.

^ He had five carries for 20 yards early in the first quarter Week 13, but he didn't get another carry until the third quarter.
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^ FOX Sports, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) injured his knee and was helped off the field in the first quarter.
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.Dropping back into the end zone, quarterback Sammy Baugh threw to an open receiver, but the ball hit the goal post (which at the time were on the goal line instead of at the back of the end zone) and bounced back to the ground in the end zone.^ Barry Svrluga, of The Washington Post, reports Redskins RB Clinton Portis has accepted the possibility that his time with the team may soon come to an end.
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^ But I really really hated, at the end of the disgraceful first half, when Todd Collins hit Santana Moss on a long pass, and Moss spun the ball defiantly on the turf.

^ But then Webster ripped Moss’s helmet off, hit him, tackled him and dumped him in the Redskins end zone.

.Under the rules at the time, this was ruled as a safety and thus gave the Rams a 2–0 lead.^ What route the Washington Redskins will take is anyone’s guess at this time but as the rules state, they have to be under the cap by February 27th and they have a lot of holes to fill.
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It was that safety that proved to be the margin of victory. .Owner Marshall was so mad at the outcome that he became a major force in passing the following major rule change after the season: A forward pass that strikes the goal posts is automatically ruled incomplete.^ Sammy Baugh’s pass from the end zone hits the goal post for safety.
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^ Also passing away during this time was the team’s owner George Preston Marshall.
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^ In 1981, Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke (he became majority owner in 1974) hired a new coach that would forever change the history of the franchise.
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This later became known as the "Baugh/Marshall Rule".[25]

Front-office disarray and integration (1946–1970)

.The team's early success endeared them to the fans of Washington, D.C. However, after 1945, the Redskins began a slow decline that they did not end until a playoff appearance in the 1971 season.^ The Redskins offense, however, did not improve.
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^ However, it was clear early that it was not the Redskins day.

^ Washington Redskins seasons .
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[17] .The Redskins had four different head coaches from 1946 to 1951, including former players Turk Edwards and Dick Todd as well as John Whelchel and Herman Ball, and none were too successful.^ Instead the Redskins turned to Turk Edwards.

^ The Redskins of the 1970’s were highlighted by head coach George Allen and his “Over-the-Hill Gang.” Allen preferred veterans to rookies and young players so much so that he adopted the slogan “the future is now.” .
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^ However, the majority of these free-agent and trade acquisitions have not contributed nearly as much as the Redskins and head coach Joe Gibbs would have liked.
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.But this did not stop George Preston Marshall from trying to make the Redskins the most successful franchise in the league.^ But here's what really settles matters for me: The Redskins are historically the most racist franchise in professional football.
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^ Most franchises had several black players on their rosters a decade before Washington did.
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^ The move came only after the NFL and District of Columbia threatened to evict them, that Owner George Preston Marshall, a known racist finally relented.

.His first major alteration to the franchise in the 1950s happened on June 14, 1950, when it was announced that American Oil Company planned to televise all Redskins games, making Washington the first NFL team to have an entire season of televised games.^ Washington Redskins 2010 Season TIckets all 10 games!
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^ The Redskins scored first in the game.
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^ The Redskins were #4 in team defense last season.
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[26][27] .His next major change came in February 1952, when he hired former Green Bay Packers coach Earl "Curly" Lambeau.^ Green Bay Packers tick...
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^ However, despite the strong finish Todd was not kept on as the Redskins hired legendary Green Bay Packers coach Curly Lambeau.

[27] .But, after two seasons, Marshall fired Lambeau following the Redskins loss in their exhibition opener to the Los Angeles Rams and hired Joe Kuharich.^ In the playoffs the Redskins season would end quickly again with a 19-10 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles.

^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ Following the season Coach George Allen is fired and replaced by Jack Pardee despite posting seven straight winning seasons.

[27] .In 1955, Kuharich led the Redskins to their first winning season in ten years and was named both Sporting News Coach of the Year and UPI NFL Coach of the Year.^ He was named the NFL's Executive of the Year in 2002.
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^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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^ By: Random Thoughts Redskins Hire Zorn 2008-02-10 03:18:00 The Washington Redskins will introduce their new head coach tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M. When I first heard Adam Scheffter of the NFL Network break the news on Fox Sports Radio tonight, I said to myself “Sam Horn but he played baseball?’ Then I realized he said Jim Zorn.
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[28]
.In 1961, the Redskins moved into their new stadium called D.C. Stadium (changed to Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in 1969).^ The Saints specifically targeted the Redskins safeties, New Orleans Coach Sean Payton said, incorporating double moves into this week's game plan because of the problems the Redskins have had in covering double moves.
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^ On October 1st the Redskins lost to the New York Giants 24-21 in the first game at DC Stadium.

^ A: The Redskins stadium is actually in Maryland, which isn't more than 20-25 minutes from DC. The used to play at RFK Stadium in the city, and moved to their new home, Fed Ex Field, ten years ago.
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.The first game in new D.C. Stadium occurred on October 1, 1961 in front of 37,767 fans.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ It will be the first chance to see how New York divides up their running game, if the playoff Eli was for real, and how the Jim Zorn offense will look in Washington.
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^ On October 1st the Redskins lost to the New York Giants 24-21 in the first game at DC Stadium.

.However, the Redskins failed to hold a 21–7 lead and lost to the New York Giants 24–21.[29] That same year, Bill McPeak became the head coach and had a record of 21–46–3 over five seasons.^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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^ On October 1st the Redskins lost to the New York Giants 24-21 in the first game at DC Stadium.

^ Following the season Coach Bill McPeak is fired after five seasons without a winning record.

.During his tenure, he is helped draft future stars like wide receiver Charley Taylor, tight end Jerry Smith, safety Paul Krause, center Len Hauss, and linebacker Chris Hanburger.^ This week the Redskins added Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley and rookie defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon to their growing list of injured reserves.
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^ Antwann Randle El and Santana Moss bolster the wide receivers, while Chris Cooley has proven to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL. The great wide receivers on the Redskins allow for lots of running room for the team's superstar running back Clinton Portis.
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^ The Redskins also drafted safety Kareem Moore, but knowledge of how Horton played on the field would help them select an instant playmaker.
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[30] .He also helped pull off two important trades, gaining quarterback Sonny Jurgensen from the Philadelphia Eagles and linebacker Sam Huff from the New York Giants.^ The phone call moments earlier from the Buffalo Bills asking whether he wanted to sign as an undrafted free agent and then covert to linebacker became a memory, as did queries from the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants.
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^ With Collins starting the following week, the Redskins would rely on their defense to beat the New York Giants on a blustery night at the Meadowlands 22-10.

^ However, a week later Quarterback Mark Brunnel continued to struggle, passing for 132 yards with an interception in a 27-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

[31]
.One reason for the team's struggles was disarray in the front office.^ What hasn’t been mentioned much in the chaos that is the Redskins front office and locker room this year is the loss of leadership the team has suffered.

^ Front that stretch the defense would match up might be in favor of the office so what teams will do is they'll show some type of zone.

.Marshall, team owner and president, began a mental decline in 1962, and the team's other stockholders found it difficult to make decisions without their boss.^ However, the Redskins were furthered embarrassed when Owner George Preston Marshal was led out of the stadium by police after a verbal altercation with President Ralph Brizzolara.

^ These included t-shirts that were anti-Dan Snyder (owner of the team) along with some other things.
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^ Team mythology has it that George Preston Marshall (the team's owner who was infamous for his racism) named the team after Dietz.
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.Marshall died on August 9, 1969,[29] and Edward Bennett Williams, a minority stockholder who was a Washington resident and one of America's most esteemed attorneys, was chosen to run the franchise while the majority stockholder, Jack Kent Cooke, lived in Los Angeles and ran his basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers.^ On top of that, we've pointed out how ridiculous one particular football team, the Washington Redskins, has become in dealing with fans.
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^ The Washington Redskins, who had drafted a safety earlier in the day, were his new team.
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[32] .In 1966 Otto Graham was hired as the new head coach.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, center, holds hands with his wife Tanya Snyder during a news conference announcing newly hired head coach Mike Shanahan at Redskins Park...
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^ The wooden plaque near new head coach Jim Zorn's office, for example.
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.Graham coached the Redskins between 1966 and 1968, but whatever magic he had as an NFL player disappeared on the sidelines as the team recorded a mark of 17-22-3 during that time period.^ He has spent more money on players than any other team during his tenure, and is always looking to improve which the team fans have grown to appreciate.
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^ Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks breaks down the keys to voctory for each team in Monday Night's game between the Eagles and Redskins.
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^ The Washington Times reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (concussion) said during an appearance on 980's The John Thompson Show that he hopes to return for the team's Week 13 game.
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After resigning the Redskins' post in favor of the legendary Vince Lombardi, Graham returned as athletic director of the Coast Guard Academy before retiring at the end of 1984.
.In 1969, the Redskins hired Vince Lombardi — who gained fame coaching with the Green Bay Packers — to be their new head coach.^ Green Bay Packers Jerseys (28) .

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[33] .Lombardi led the team to a 7–5–2 record,[17] their best since 1955, but died of cancer on the eve of the 1970 season.^ Gibbs who led the Redskins to three Super Bowl Championships had not coached since 1992, spending his time at the track with a successful NASCAR team.

^ That’s especially disturbing news when you consider the fact that they haven’t won four games in a row all season and have a record of 5-5 against teams with winning records.
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^ The Redskins are among the best teams in the NFL again and enter the final game of the season with an 8-1-1 record, facing the Giants in New York with Division Title on the line.

[33] Assistant coach Bill Austin was chosen to replace Lombardi during 1970 and produced a record of 6–8.[17]

Integration controversy

.During most of this unsuccessful period, Marshall continued to refuse to integrate the team, despite pressure from The Washington Post and the federal government of the United States.^ Despite being the second most valuable franchise, the Redskins remain the highest grossing team in the NFL with $327 million in revenue during the 2007 season.
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^ Washington Post MA - It looks like either the Redskins or Eagles will be the odd team out.
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^ Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander wonders: "Last year was one of the most tumultuous in The Post's 132-year history.
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[34] On March 24, 1961, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall warned Marshall to hire black players or face federal retribution. .For the first time in history, the federal government had attempted to desegregate a professional sports team.^ Davis Does It: Stephen Davis becomes the first Redskin in team history to rush for 1,000-plus yards for three consecutive seasons.
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^ It is the first time since 1951 that the top two scorers in a season played on the same team.
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[35] .The Redskins were under the threat of civil rights legal action by the Kennedy administration, which would have prevented a segregated team from playing at the new D.C. Stadium, as it was owned by the U.S. Department of the Interior and thus federal government property.^ The tale goes something like this: The federal government (the Department of the Interior, I believe) built the stadium we now call RFK. Federal law prohibited segregation at such facilities.
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^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

^ The Washington Redskins, who had drafted a safety earlier in the day, were his new team.
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.In 1962, they became the final professional football franchise to integrate.^ The White Curtain finally fell in 1962, long after most professional football teams.
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^ But here's what really settles matters for me: The Redskins are historically the most racist franchise in professional football.
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.First, the Redskins drafted Ernie Davis, the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.^ Now wearing burgundy helmets with an Indian's head on them the Redskins win their first two games before falling to the Patriots in New England by one point.

^ The Redskins get off to a terrible start losing their first four games, but after winning six of their next eight games they actually had a chance at a winning season.

^ So if the Redskins wanted to play in the spanking new park, they had to start having black players.
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[35] .With their second pick in the draft, the Redskins chose another black halfback, Joe Hernandez from Arizona.^ At 3-6, and the playoffs slipping away, Coach Joe Gibbs decided to bench Brunnel in favor of Jason Campbell the Redskins first round pick in 2005.

^ Wouldn’t it be ironic if the best pick of the Redskins 2008 draft class turns out to be Justin Tryon?

^ In a draft day blunder, the Redskins select Running Back Cal Rossi for the second year in a row.

.They also took black fullback Ron Hatcher in the eighth round, a player from Michigan State who became the first black football player to sign a contract with the Redskins.^ Including 2009, the Redskins have made only two first-round selections in the last four drafts, and used both of them on defensive players (Brian Orakpo, LaRon Landry).
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^ So if the Redskins wanted to play in the spanking new park, they had to start having black players.
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^ No Native person who has been called the R-word has ever said: "Wow, they must think I'm a football player or a sport mascot or a person covered in red paint for war."
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[35] .But, in mid-December, Marshall announced that on the day of the NFL draft he had traded the rights to Davis to the Cleveland Browns, who wanted Davis to join the league's leading rusher, Jim Brown, in their backfield.^ NFL REPORT • NFL standings • NFL scoreboard • NFL Draft • NFL injuries • NFL trades • Player news .
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^ Draft Dog is in no way affiliated with the National Football League (NFL) or the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

^ The Huddle's Take: A very diplomatic approach for Portis, who was drafted by—and traded away by—Shanahan in Denver.
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.Davis was traded to the Browns for running back Bobby Mitchell (who became a wide receiver in Washington) and 1962 first-round draft choice Leroy Jackson.^ After years of resistance the Washington Redskins become the last team to integrate their roster when they trade their top draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for Wide Receiver Bobby Mitchell.

^ That's the question wide-receiver needy teams are pondering a week before the draft, and there are plenty of them.
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^ In the Wild Card Round the Redskins who did not earn a bye beat the Detroit Lions 27-13 in the first playoff game ever at FedEx Field.

[35][36] .The move was made under unfortunate circumstances - as it turned out that Davis had leukemia, and died without ever playing a down in professional football.^ The previous season it turned out he had a year remaining in college, now things would get worse when he told the Skins he had no desire top play pro-football.

^ Jason Campbell hit Fred Davis from 8 yards out on third down to put the Redskins on top 7-0.
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^ The Redskins would only play mediocre football down the stretch, but their 9-4-1 record was good enough to earn them the Wild Card spot.

[35] .Mitchell was joined by black stars like receiver Charley Taylor, running back Larry Brown, defensive back Brig Owens, and guard John Nisby from the Pittsburgh Steelers.^ Welcome back coach speak were joined by -- head coach John Fox jobs just up in Seattle and and we've we've dealt with young man Owen -- did it put the helmet to a head by his head open you had an unfortunate and on your game.

^ Perryn Keys, of The Advocate, reports Washington Redskins running backs coach Stump Mitchell has received an offer to become Southern University's next head coach, but Mitchell cannot technically accept the job yet.
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^ Receivers Charley Taylor, Jerry Smith and Bobby Mitchell finish first, second and fourth in total receptions.
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[35] .The Redskins ended the 1962 season with their best record in five years: 5–7–2. Mitchell led the league with eleven touchdowns, and caught 72 passes and was selected to the Pro Bowl.^ The 2009 season will be over for the Redskins on Sunday Night, Its been a horrible time for Everyone involved and the end will signal the inevitable departure of Jim Zorn.
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^ This week the Redskins added Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley and rookie defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon to their growing list of injured reserves.
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^ In his rookie season, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has been selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl team, where he will be a reserve behind Dallas' Demarcus......
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Revival (1971–1980)

After the death of Lombardi and Austin's successful 1970 season, Williams signed former Los Angeles Rams head coach George Allen as head coach on January 6, 1971.[37] Partial to seasoned veterans instead of highly-touted young players, Allen's teams became known as the Over-the-Hill Gang.[38] .That season, the Redskins made the playoffs for the first time since 1945 with a 9–4–1 mark.^ The 2009 season will be over for the Redskins on Sunday Night, Its been a horrible time for Everyone involved and the end will signal the inevitable departure of Jim Zorn.
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^ Time to Sing 'Hail to the Redskins ' Once Again?For the past few seasons, the Redskins have been spending money like it's burning a hole in owner Daniel Snyder's wallet.
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^ In 1950, the Washington Redskins became the first team to televise an entire season of their football games as they were televised over a network of southern stations.
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[17] .However, they lost in the Divisional Playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers, 24–20.[37] The following season, the Redskins then hosted their first post-season game in Washington since 1942, where they beat the Green Bay Packers 16–3 in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.^ Washington Redskins 2010 Season TIckets all 10 games!
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^ Green Bay Packers tick...
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^ Redskins embarrassed by their performance - Washington Post .
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[21] .The Redskins reached the NFC Championship Game, defeating Dallas 26–3, only to lose to the undefeated Miami Dolphins 14–7 in Super Bowl VII.^ Super Bowl XVII : Ten years after losing to the Miami Dolphins in their first trip to the big game the Redskins found themselves in a rematch with Fish in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

^ Super Champs: Redskins down the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII to capture the franchise’s first NFL Championship since 1942.
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^ The Redskins would go on to face the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game there John Riggins would grind out 140 yards to break the Cowboys spirits in a 31-17 win that earned the Redskins a trip to their second Super Bowl.

[37]
.The Redskins again made the playoffs in 1973, 1974 and 1976, only to lose all three times in the first round.^ Should the Cowboys lose in the playoffs' first round yet again under Wade Phillips (who has an all-time 0-4 postseason record), Shanahan might very well be Jerry Jones' first phone call.
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^ Under Ramsey the Redskins would not fare much better as they broke 20 just three times while finishing in last place with a 6-10 record.

^ Washington's success then dried up for several years, but their stature began to rise again when they made Super Bowl XL in 1973, losing to the Miami Dolphins .
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[37] .After his Redskins failed to make the playoffs in 1977 despite posting a 9–5 record,[17] Allen was fired and was replaced by new head coach Jack Pardee, a star linebacker under Allen in Los Angeles and Washington.^ Following the season Coach George Allen is fired and replaced by Jack Pardee despite posting seven straight winning seasons.

^ Under each new coach, the Redskins were going to sit on top of the world.
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^ It could be in Washington with a new coaching staff.
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[17] .In his first year, his team started 6–0 but then lost 8 of the last 10 games.^ In 1950, the Washington Redskins became the first team to televise an entire season of their football games as they were televised over a network of southern stations.
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^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins finished 4-12 in his second season and were 6-18 in his last 24 games after a 6-2 start.
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.Then in the offseason, Redskins majority owner Jack Kent Cooke moved from Los Angeles to Virginia and took over the team's day-by-day operations from Edward Bennett Williams.^ For many years a new stadium was the dream of Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

^ Bostonian apathy led the owner, George Preston Marshall, to move the team to Washington D.C. , and the Redskins blossomed, posting ten consecutive winning records between 1936 and 1945.
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^ The Washington Redskins, who had drafted a safety earlier in the day, were his new team.
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[32]
.The Redskins chose well during the 1979 NFL Draft, where they drafted future stars Don Warren and Monte Coleman.^ It is a real possibility that these same fans will also pick up their Giants playoff tickets and Redskins playoff tickets now before they are gone as well.
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^ Fantasy Land NFL Week 15: You have to go with your stars, even if they kill youStarNewsOnline.com (blog) .
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^ This year the Clippers had two surefire future Superstars they picked in the last two drafts.

.They opened the 1979 season 6–2 and were 10–5 heading into the season finale at Texas Stadium, against whom a win would assure a playoff spot and a possible NFC East title.^ The Redskins did manage to win the NFC East with an 11-4 record, but had a Quarterback controversy brewing as they headed into the playoffs.

^ The NFC East leaders have run off three straight dominant wins to become the consensus best NFL team to date, standing as 11 point favorites against Washington in Texas Stadium.Aside from the Redskins facing the prospect of a seemingly unbeatable dvision foe, they also have to make the adjustments to cope with star defensive end Jason Taylor.
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^ Now with momentum the Redskins faced a key road game against the Minnesota Vikings, as their defense shutdown Rookie of the Year Adrian Peterson, Todd Collins was solid once again as they won 32-21 to get back over .500, and into position to make the playoffs, which they would do by beating the Dallas Cowboys who rested many of their regulars in the final game of the season 27-6.

.Washington led 34–28 with time running out, but quarterback Roger Staubach then led the Cowboys in a fourth-quarter comeback with two touchdown passes.^ Saints quarterback Drew Brees teamed with wide receivers Marques Colston and Robert Meachem on 40- and 53-yard touchdown passes - both times burning Landry on double moves.
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^ By the time the 2nd Quarter fans had all memorized the word to Hail to the Redskins as Doug Williams connected on four Touchdown passes two of which were greater the 50 yards, and unknown Running Back Timmy Smith ran for a 58-yard Touchdown run.

^ However, he only catches seven Touchdown passes, as Quarterback Norm Snead suffers a miserable season in which he throws 27 interceptions.

.The 35–34 loss knocked the 10–6 Redskins out of playoff contention.^ The Huddle's Take: It was unlikely Cooley would be able to return this season, especially so with the Redskins out of playoff contention.
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^ At 7-7 the Redskins still had faint hopes for the playoffs as they upset the Philadelphia Eagles 10-3 in the next to last game of the regular season.

^ However, once again the Redskins would fall right away in the playoff losing to the Vikings 35-20 in Minnesota.

[17] .Pardee's quick success with the team did not go unnoticed, however, and he was named Associated Press Coach of the Year and UPI NFC Coach of the Year.^ Your team sucks and now they're going to lose their name.
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^ The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins plan to fire head coach Jim Zorn Monday, Jan.
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^ But not enough to win the Associated Press' defensive rookie of the year.
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.Pardee's tenure did not last long though, for he was fired after posting a 6–10 record in 1980.^ Following the season Coach George Allen is fired and replaced by Jack Pardee despite posting seven straight winning seasons.

^ However, on December 22nd the Redskins closed RFK Stadium with a 37-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys, as they posted a 9-7 record.

^ With Mark Rypien taking over at Quarterback the Redskins thread the .500 mark through the first 12 games before winning their last four games to finish with a 10-6 record.

[17] .He did, however, draft Art Monk in the first-round.^ In the Wild Card Round the Redskins who did not earn a bye beat the Detroit Lions 27-13 in the first playoff game ever at FedEx Field.

^ The Texans could be posturing or they could really be hesitant to draft a first-round running back.
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^ With the departure of Mark Rypein the Redskins drafted two Quarterbacks, Heath Shuler in the first, and Gus Frerotte in the later rounds.

Gibbs era (1981–1992)

1981

.On January 13, 1981, owner Jack Kent Cooke signed the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers, Joe Gibbs, as their head coach.^ San Diego Chargers Jerseys (28) .

^ A contingent of Washington Redskins coaches and officials, led by owner Daniel Snyder and coach Joe Gibbs, flew to Columbus to examine the physical and mental condition of wideout/kick-returner Ted Ginn Jr. .
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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[39] .Also during the off-season, the Redskins acquired Mark May, Russ Grimm, and Dexter Manley in the 1981 NFL Draft, all of whom became significant contributors to the team for the next few years.^ The Redskins were #4 in team defense last season.
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^ However, the Redskins may have been better off not being there at all.

^ In 1950, the Washington Redskins became the first team to televise an entire season of their football games as they were televised over a network of southern stations.
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After starting the 1981 season 0–5, the Redskins won eight out of their next eleven games and finished the season 8–8.[39]

1982

.Starting on September 21, 1982,[39] the NFL faced a 57–day long players' strike, which reduced the 1982 season from a 16-game schedule per team to nine.^ Season First Game Played September 16, 1937 .

^ It was over then, in Week 3 of a 16-game season.
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^ In 1950, the Washington Redskins became the first team to televise an entire season of their football games as they were televised over a network of southern stations.
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.Because of the shortened season, the NFL adopted a special 16-team playoff tournament, in which eight teams from each conference were seeded 1–8 based on their regular season records.^ As fait would have it they would meet their former team as the NFL kicked the season off with a special Thursday Opener at FedEx Field.

^ At 7-7 the Redskins still had faint hopes for the playoffs as they upset the Philadelphia Eagles 10-3 in the next to last game of the regular season.

^ Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we stare down both the holidays and the final 32 games of the NFL's regular season.....
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.After the strike was settled, the Redskins dominated, winning six out of the seven remaining games to make the playoffs for the first time since 1976.^ The Redskins scored first in the game.
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^ In 1950, the Washington Redskins became the first team to televise an entire season of their football games as they were televised over a network of southern stations.
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^ When the players returned the Redskins did not miss a beat winning five of their six remaining games to claim the top seed in the playoffs with a 7-1 record, as Kicker Mark Mosley wins the NFL MVP. In doing so Mosley became the first pure kicker to earn the honor as his foot provided the difference in four of the team's seven wins including back- to-back weeks in which he was the only offense the Redskins had.

[17]
.On January 15, 1983, during the second round of the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings, Riggins rushed for a Redskins playoff record 185 yds, leading Washington to a 21–7 win and a place in the NFC Championship Game against Dallas, whom they beat 31–17.[39] The Redskins' first Super Bowl win, and their first NFL Championship in 40 years, was in Super Bowl XVII, where the Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins 27–17 on January 30, 1983.[21] Riggins provided the game's signature play when, on 4th and inches, with the Redskins down 17–13, the coaches called "70 Chip" a play designed for short yardage.^ A week later the Redskins faced the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game at RFK Stadium.

^ In their final game the Redskins replacements beat the Cowboys regulars 13-7 in Dallas.

^ Redskins 17, Panthers 13 .
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[40] .Riggins instead gained 43 yards (39 m) by running through would-be tackler Don McNeal and getting the go-ahead touchdown.^ Jason Campbell was 6-of-10 for 39 yards in a lackluster effort while Todd Collins came on to go 9-of-15 for 79 yards.
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^ In a standard defense obviously you're going to have would you please don't sometimes -- man you're gonna have let's say Ian Kennedy's own.

^ The star of the game was Running Back Riley Smith who put the game away with a 60-yard Touchdown run.

.The Redskins ended up winning by a 27–17 score.^ Redskins end skid with 27-17 win over Broncos .
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^ Mike Sellers, whose snit ended when the wins started, returns to the pro bowl, where he joins and all-Redskin backfield.

^ End of 3rd: Redskins 17, Chargers 13 1st Qtr .
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1983

.The 1983 season marked the rookie debut of Darrell Green, selected in the 1983 NFL Draft along with Charles Mann, who played for twenty more seasons.^ Overview The Washington Redskins used the 13th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft to select Texas DE Brian Orakpo.
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^ Not one of the six was deemed worthy of selection by any NFL team in any of the seven rounds of the draft.

^ The season in which the Redskins celebrated their 70th anniversary as an NFL franchise would mark the end of Corner Back Darrell Green's career, as the future Hall of Famer retired after a stellar 20-year career with the Redskins.

.On October 1, 1983, the Redskins lost to the Green Bay Packers 48–47 in the highest scoring Monday night football game in history, in which both teams combine for more than 1,000 yards (910 m) of total offense.^ Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks breaks down the keys to voctory for each team in Monday Night's game between the Eagles and Redskins.
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^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ However, George struggled early and clashed with Coach Marty Schottenhimer, before being released after an ugly 37-0 Monday Night loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

[39] .Then during the regular-season finale on December 17, 1983, Moseley set an NFL scoring record with 161 points while Riggins' total of 144 points was second.^ EST Game weather: 82 °F , sunny The Redskins' first regular season game started slow but the Redskins eventually scored the first points when Shaun Suisham kicked a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter.
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^ Losing would be a regular occurrence for the Redskins who beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-24 in their final game of the season at DC Stadium.

^ Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we stare down both the holidays and the final 32 games of the NFL's regular season.....
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.This marked the first time since 1951 that the top two scorers in a season played on the same team.^ Where we are right now obviously we've got a lot of football left to play but if you look at the top five team.

^ Dilfer pointed out how the good teams that have fallen on hard times this season have done so primarily because of coordinator changes.

^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

[39] .They dominated the NFL with a 14-win season which included scoring a then NFL record 541 points,[41] many of which came from Riggins, who scored 24 touchdowns.^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

^ However, the 49ers would make a thrilling comeback to end the Skins season with a 24-20 win.

.In the postseason, the Redskins beat the Los Angeles Rams 51–7.[21] The next week, Washington beat the San Francisco 49ers 24–21.[21] It was their final win of the season because two weeks later, the Raiders beat the Redskins 38–9 in Super Bowl XVIII.^ The Redskins close the season on a strong not by winning their final three games.

^ San Francisco 49ers .
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^ San Francisco 49ers Tickets .
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[21]

1984-85

.The Redskins finished the 1984 season with an 11–5 record,[17] and won the NFC East for the third consecutive season.^ The Redskins would go on to finish the season with a 4-8 record.

^ However, the Redskins would finish the season in strong fashion winning their final four games to win the NFC East with an 11-5 record.

^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

[39] .However, they lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Chicago Bears, 23–19.[21] On November 18, 1985, while playing against the Giants, Theismann broke his leg during a sack by Lawrence Taylor.^ However, the Redskins seemed to be going down a bad path even though they won six of their first eight games.

^ In the Wild Card Round the Redskins who did not earn a bye beat the Detroit Lions 27-13 in the first playoff game ever at FedEx Field.

^ However, three straight losses would end their playoff hopes, as they needed a win in their final game to finish with a 7-5 record.

.The compound fracture forced him to retire after a 12-year career, during which he became the Redskins' all-time leader in pass attempts and completions.^ Redskins coach Joe Gibbs re-joined the team in 2004, after a 12-year break that began in early 1993 — around the time the first President Bush (George H.W. or Bush 41) left office.
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^ "Real World DC" Reviewed - 12/30 - The DC Post previews MTV's "The Real World DC," which was filmed during the past year.....
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^ Or he can have a great year, which is good for him, not so good for the Redskins of the future.

[39]

1986

.The 1986 offseason's major highlight occurred during the 1986 NFL Draft, when the Redskins picked up future Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien in the sixth round.^ Back then, Gibbs was a big success, leading the Redskins to three Super Bowl titles during his last tenure as head coach — and fans expected victory with Gibbs’ return.
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^ At 3-6, and the playoffs slipping away, Coach Joe Gibbs decided to bench Brunnel in favor of Jason Campbell the Redskins first round pick in 2005.

^ The Bills would score two Touchdown for cosmetic purposes as the Redskins won their third Lombardi trophy by a 37-24 score, as Quarterback Mark Rypien won the Super Bowl MVP. 1992 : The Redskins title defense started off on the wrong foot as Quarterback Mark Rypien had a long training camp holdout.

.In 1986, the road to the playoffs was even harder, with the Redskins making the postseason as a wild-card team despite having a regular season record of 12–4.[17] They won the Wild Card playoff against the Rams, and then again in the Divisional playoffs against the Bears.^ A win would not make the Redskins the better team, but it could make their season.

^ SI.com: Don Banks: Teams with winning records that won't make playoffs .
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^ Despite the inconstancy the Redskins still managed to barely make the playoffs.

.This game was Gibbs 70th career, which made him the winningest head coach in Redskins history.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ At 3-6, and the playoffs slipping away, Coach Joe Gibbs decided to bench Brunnel in favor of Jason Campbell the Redskins first round pick in 2005.

^ "I don't know what's going to happen," Campbell said following the Redskins' 23-20 loss to the Chargers, in what amounted to the final game of the 2009 season, the final game of Zorn's tenure as head coach and quite possibly the final game ...
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[39] .The season ended next week, however, when the Redskins lost to the Giants 17–0 in the NFC Championship game.^ However, in the NFC Championship Game the Redskins are beaten by the Giants for the third time 17-0 on a cold and windy day in the Meadowlands.

^ However Ramsey began to struggle and the Redskins lost their next four games.

^ It was over then, in Week 3 of a 16-game season.
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1987

.The 1987 season began with a 24-day players' strike, reducing the 16-game season to 15. The games for weeks 4–6 were won with all replacement players.^ It was over then, in Week 3 of a 16-game season.
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^ The Redskins finished 4-12 in his second season and were 6-18 in his last 24 games after a 6-2 start.
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^ Week 15 free agents to pick up!KFFL (blog) all 39 news articles » .
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.The Redskins have the distinction of being the only team with no players crossing the picket line.^ Washington Redskins Tall Team Flag with Pole Ships Direct from Manufacturer 733947-15026-1 Only $62.99 .

^ Although he wasn’t invited to any individual workouts by teams, he was confident of being drafted - but not early because he figured teams would gloss over how he wasn’t the flashiest player on the field.
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[42] .Those three victories are often credited with getting the team into the playoffs and the basis for the 2000 movie The Replacements.^ After two poor seasons the Redskins get back into the playoff picture by getting off to a 6-2 start.

^ Of the six wins the Redskins had, three came against playoff teams, which included a satisfying sweep of the eventual Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys.

.The Redskins won their second championship in Super Bowl XXII on January 31, 1988, in San Diego, California.^ But one reason San Diego has thrown two screen passes already is to keep the Redskins’ line guessing and to slow their rush.
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^ Plenty in reserves Comment January 4 San Diego Union-Tribune " In the end, it was a perfect ending.
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^ In his second season from San Diego State, Robinson was recently signed from the practice squad.
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.The Redskins routed the Denver Broncos 42–10[21] after starting the game in a 10–0 deficit, the largest come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl history, which was tied by the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV, who trailed the Indianapolis Colts 10-0 after the 1st quarter, and won 31-17. This game is more famous for the stellar performance by quarterback Doug Williams who passed for four touchdowns in the second quarter en route to becoming the first black quarterback to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory.^ Things looked bleak as the Redskins trailed 10-0 after the 1st Quarter.

^ Saints quarterback Drew Brees teamed with wide receivers Marques Colston and Robert Meachem on 40- and 53-yard touchdown passes - both times burning Landry on double moves.
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^ In the playoffs the Redskins would get a rematch with the Buccaneers and thanks to their defense as a LaVar Arrington interception set up Portis for a shirt Touchdown run to give the Skins a 7-0 lead, then a 51-yard fumble recovery from Sean Taylor gave them a 14-0 lead before the 1st Quarter was over.

[43] .Rookie running back Timmy Smith had a great performance as well, running for a Super Bowl record 204 yards (187 m).^ By the time the 2nd Quarter fans had all memorized the word to Hail to the Redskins as Doug Williams connected on four Touchdown passes two of which were greater the 50 yards, and unknown Running Back Timmy Smith ran for a 58-yard Touchdown run.

^ Since the last Super Bowl win way back in the third year of the last decade before the turn of the century, hopes have remained high while win totals have stayed, well, medium.

^ The star of the game was Running Back Riley Smith who put the game away with a 60-yard Touchdown run.

[43]

1990

The Redskins returned to the playoffs in 1990 as a wild card team, but lost in the Divisional playoffs to the 49ers, 28–10.[21]

1991

.The 1991 season started with a franchise-record with 11 straight victories.^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

^ The Redskins get off to a miserable start losing their first five games on the way to yet another losing season with a 6-8 record.

^ However, the Redskins would finish the season in strong fashion winning their final four games to win the NFC East with an 11-5 record.

[44] .Also during the season, "The Hogs" allowed a league low and franchise record nine sacks — the third lowest total in NFL history.^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

^ The season opening shoot out was the first of many as the Redskins scored 541 points setting a new NFL record for total points, as Quarterback Joe Theismann won the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

^ The Skins were 3-for-15 on third downs, they held the leading rusher in the NFL, Clinton Portis, to just 51 yards on 13 carries, and recorded a smashing seven sacks for minus 45 yards on Skins QB Jason Campbell.
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[44] .After posting a 14–2 record, the Redskins made and dominated the playoffs, beating the Falcons and Lions by a combined score of 64–17.[21] On January 26, 1992, the Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI by defeating the Buffalo Bills 37–24.[21] After the Super Bowl, the Redskins set another franchise record by sending eight players to the Pro Bowl.^ Cowboys clinch playoff spot, beat Redskins 17-0 .
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^ Super Bowl XXVI : The Redskins found themselves in the Super Bowl again as they faced the Buffalo Bills in Minneapolis.

^ Cowboys beat Redskins 17-0 to clinch playoff spot .
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[44]

1992

.The Redskins success in 1992 culminated in a trip to the playoffs as a wild card team, but they lost in the Divisional playoffs to the 49ers, 20–13.[21] The most impressive feat during the season occurred on October 12, 1992, when Art Monk became the NFL's all-time leading pass receiver against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football by catching his 820th career reception.^ Healthy, they are keys to the team’s success.

^ Redskins and Mike Shanahan reach agreement Comment January 6 Washington Post " Former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan reached agreement with the Washington Redskins Tuesday night to become the team's next head coach and vice president of football operations, taking the position that many in the National Football League have for months presumed would be be his once the season ended.
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^ Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks breaks down the keys to voctory for each team in Monday Night's game between the Eagles and Redskins.
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[44] .The era ended on March 5, 1993, when Joe Gibbs retired after twelve years of coaching with the Redskins.^ Redskins coach Joe Gibbs re-joined the team in 2004, after a 12-year break that began in early 1993 — around the time the first President Bush (George H.W. or Bush 41) left office.
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^ A contingent of Washington Redskins coaches and officials, led by owner Daniel Snyder and coach Joe Gibbs, flew to Columbus to examine the physical and mental condition of wideout/kick-returner Ted Ginn Jr. .
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^ On his return to the Redskins, Gibbs hired assistant head coach Al Saunders, who now has a 700-page playbook and a new offense in tow.
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[44] .In what proved to be a temporary retirement, Gibbs pursued an interest in NASCAR by founding Joe Gibbs Racing.^ Good Washington - Bad Washington This has been the most interesting week for Washington Sports since Joe Gibbs returned.
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^ Hoping for a return to glory the Redskins turned to their glory days and brought Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs out of retirement.

^ Following the season, Joe Gibbs the Hall of Fame Coach who returned in 2004 retired again, citing exhaustion and a desire to concentrate on his NASCAR team.

[45]

End of the RFK era (1993–96)

.After the end of Gibbs' first tenure, the Redskins hired former Redskins player Richie Petitbon for the 1993 season.^ Redskins coach Joe Gibbs re-joined the team in 2004, after a 12-year break that began in early 1993 — around the time the first President Bush (George H.W. or Bush 41) left office.
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^ The 2009 season will be over for the Redskins on Sunday Night, Its been a horrible time for Everyone involved and the end will signal the inevitable departure of Jim Zorn.
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^ On his return to the Redskins, Gibbs hired assistant head coach Al Saunders, who now has a 700-page playbook and a new offense in tow.
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.However, his first and only year as head coach, the Redskins finished with a record of 4–12.[17] Petitbon was fired at the end of the season and on February 2, 1994, Norv Turner was hired as head coach after being the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys.^ Still in the playoff chase at 7-6 the Redskins would suddenly fire Coach Norv Turner.

^ The Redskins would go on to finish the season with a 4-8 record.

^ Redskins fire coach Jim Zorn after 4-12 season .
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[44] .On October 9, 1994, linebacker Monte Coleman played in his 206th career game with the Redskins, which broke Art Monk's team record for games played (Coleman retired at season's end with 216 games played).^ The 2009 season will be over for the Redskins on Sunday Night, Its been a horrible time for Everyone involved and the end will signal the inevitable departure of Jim Zorn.
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^ However, the Redskins would end the season on a strong note winning their final three games to finish with a 5-6-1 record.

^ Under Coach Joe Kuharich the Redskins would lose first five games on the way to a miserable 3-9 record.

[44] .On March 13, 1996, Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, Maryland Governor Parris Glendening, and Prince George's County Executive Wayne K. Curry signed a contract that paved the way for the immediate start of construction for the new home of the Redskins (now FedExField).^ For many years a new stadium was the dream of Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

^ With Collins starting the following week, the Redskins would rely on their defense to beat the New York Giants on a blustery night at the Meadowlands 22-10.

^ The Redskins also lose a family member when Owner George Preston Marshall dies at the age of 72.

[44] .On December 16, 1996, the Redskins played their final game at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a victory over the Dallas Cowboys 37–10, and finished their tenure at the stadium with a 173–102–3 record, including 11–1 in the playoffs.^ However, on December 22nd the Redskins closed RFK Stadium with a 37-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys, as they posted a 9-7 record.

^ In their final game the Redskins replacements beat the Cowboys regulars 13-7 in Dallas.

^ Has Portis played last game as a Redskin?
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[44]

End of the Cooke era and a new stadium (1997–98)

1997

.On April 6, 1997, Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke died of congestive heart failure at the age of 84.[44] In his will, Cooke left the Redskins to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, with instructions that the foundation sell the team.^ For many years a new stadium was the dream of Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

^ There have been conflicts galore in and around Redskin Park, with the main event between the team owner and a legendary retired Redskin running back.

^ Stadiums : (3) Griffith Stadium 1937-1960 RFK Sradium* 1961-1996 FedEx Field** 1997-Present *-Known as DC Stadium 1961-1968 **-Known as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium 1997-1999 .

.His estate, headed by son John Kent Cooke, took over ownership of the Redskins and at his memorial service, John Kent Cooke announced that the new stadium in Landover, Maryland will be named Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.^ A new stadium was opened, new ownership took over.

^ For many years a new stadium was the dream of Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

^ In truth the stadium was in Landover, but Cooke, ever the showman renamed the 200 acres surrounding the stadium he built with his own money Raljon after his two sons Ralph and John.

[44] .On September 14, 1997, the Redskins played in their new stadium for the first time, and beat the Arizona Cardinals, 19–13 in overtime.^ On September 14th the Redskins opened Jack Kent Cooke Stadium with a dramatic 19-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

^ With Collins starting the following week, the Redskins would rely on their defense to beat the New York Giants on a blustery night at the Meadowlands 22-10.

^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

[44] .On November 23, 1997, they played the New York Giants and the result was a 7–7 tie, the Redskins first tie game since the 1971 season.^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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^ Season First Game Played September 16, 1937 .

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.The result was a 8–7–1 record, and the Redskins missed the playoffs for a fifth season in a row.^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

^ After two poor seasons the Redskins get back into the playoff picture by getting off to a 6-2 start.

.One bright spot during the season, however, occurred on December 13, 1997, when Darrell Green played in his 217th career game as a Redskin, breaking Monte Coleman's record for games played.^ Posted On: January 02nd - 8 comments For those who doubt London Fletcher - Posted On: January 02nd - 2 comments draftpicks - Posted On: December 31st - 2 comments No Redskins game in Hampton-Roads On...
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[44]

1998

.The 1998 season started with a seven-game losing streak,[46] and the Redskins finished with a 6–10 record, their first losing record in two seasons.^ Washington Redskins 2010 Season TIckets all 10 games!
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^ However the Redskins would lose seven of their last eight games to finish with a 5-7-2 record.

^ The Redskins started the season slowly losing their first two games against two of the NFL's top teams.

Beginning of the Snyder and end of the Turner era (1999–2000)

.After two seasons, John Kent Cooke was unable to raise sufficient funds to permanently purchase the Redskins, and on May 25, 1999, Daniel Snyder gained unanimous approval (31-0) from league owners and bought the franchise for $800 million,[44] a deal that was the most expensive team-purchasing deal in sporting history.^ Namely in team owner Daniel Snyder.
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^ A contingent of Washington Redskins coaches and officials, led by owner Daniel Snyder and coach Joe Gibbs, flew to Columbus to examine the physical and mental condition of wideout/kick-returner Ted Ginn Jr. .
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[47] .One of his first acts as team owner occurred on November 21, 1999, when he sold the naming-rights to Jack Kent Cooke Stadium to the highest bidder, Federal Express, who renamed the stadium FedExField.^ For many years a new stadium was the dream of Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

^ In truth the stadium was in Landover, but Cooke, ever the showman renamed the 200 acres surrounding the stadium he built with his own money Raljon after his two sons Ralph and John.

^ However, on November 24th the Redskins dreams of an undefeated season ended with a 24-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at RFK Stadium.

[44]

1999

.In Snyder's first season as owner, the Redskins went 10–6,[17] including a four-game winning streak early in the season,[48] and made it to the playoffs for the first time in Norv Turner's career, and the first time for the Redskins since 1992 in the final game of the season, on January 2, 2000, against the Dolphins.^ Washington Redskins 2010 Season TIckets all 10 games!
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^ After a tumultuous 9-7 season the Redskins entered the playoffs with a four game winning streak, as they overcome tragedy and injury.

^ For the Cowboys it was their only win o n the season, and it made for double frustration for the Redskins.

.Running back Stephen Davis rushed for a club-record 1,405 yards (1,285 m) and quarterback Brad Johnson completed a club-record 316 passes and threw for more than 4,000 yards (3,700 m) in regular play that season.^ However, his attempt to bring the fun and gun offense to the NFL resulted in the Redskins firing more blanks, as the impatient Spurrier rotated Danny Weurfel, Shane Matthews and Rookie Patrick Ramsey at Quarterback all season, while Running Back Stephen Davis only managed only 820 yards rushing on the season as the Redskins posted a record of 7-9 which landed them in third place in the NFC East.

^ However, a week later Quarterback Mark Brunnel continued to struggle, passing for 132 yards with an interception in a 27-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

^ The Redskins responded and tied the game on a two-yard Jason Campbell touchdown run with 1:15 left to play.
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[49] They then beat the Detroit Lions in the first round of the playoffs, but lost to the Buccaneers, 14–13.

2000

.The 2000 season started with the selection of future Pro Bowlers LaVar Arrington and Chris Samuels in the 2000 NFL Draft and included five consecutive wins in the first half of the season.^ The injury prone Chris Samuels will be encouraged to retire for his own health, his replacement will be a first round offensive tackle chosen by my staff and me this spring.

^ Mike Sellers, whose snit ended when the wins started, returns to the pro bowl, where he joins and all-Redskin backfield.

^ The Redskins would take the Division lead early by winning four of their first five games, as Quarterback Brad Johnson was on the way to an impressive season in which he passed for 4,0005 yards.

[50] .However, they ended up going 7–6, and on December 4, 2000, Norv Turner was fired as head coach.^ However, the Redskins seemed to be going down a bad path even though they won six of their first eight games.

^ However, three straight losses would end their playoff hopes, as they needed a win in their final game to finish with a 7-5 record.

^ Still in the playoff chase at 7-6 the Redskins would suddenly fire Coach Norv Turner.

[49] .Terry Robiskie was named interim coach to finish out the season,[49] which ended with an 8–8 record.^ The move would backfire as the Skins lost their next two gamess under Interim Coach Terry Robiskie, before winning their season finale to finish with an 8-8 record.

^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

[17] .During the final game of the season on December 24, 2000, Larry Centers became the NFL's all-time leader in catches by a running back with 685 receptions.^ Washington Redskins 2010 Season TIckets all 10 games!
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^ As the season came to an end it became apparent that Steve Spurrier was not made for coaching in the NFL and he would resign following the season.

^ However, they would rally behind back up Todd Collins, who had just one NFL touchdown since 1997, he would get two in this game as the Redskins ended their losing streak with a 24-16 win.

[49]

Schottenheimer era (2001)

.On January 3, 2001, the Redskins hired former Browns and Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer as head coach.^ On his return to the Redskins, Gibbs hired assistant head coach Al Saunders, who now has a 700-page playbook and a new offense in tow.
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^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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[49] .The 2001 season began with a loss to the San Diego Chargers, 30–3, two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks.^ The loss would stand as the Redskins only blemish until two straight losses ended the season.

^ Recap: San Diego vs. Washington (Sports Network) 5 days ago.
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^ Using their momentum for the end of the previous season the Redskins get off to a solid 2-0 start before the season was interrupted by a two month Player's strike.

.On September 13, 2001, the Redskins announced the establishment of the Redskins Relief Fund to help families of the victims of the attack at the Pentagon.^ On September 14th the Redskins opened Jack Kent Cooke Stadium with a dramatic 19-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

^ Gus Freotte established himself as the starter throwing 13 Touchdown passes while passing for 2,751 yards in a 6-10 season on which the Redskins showed improvement.

.During the course of the season, the Redskins raised more than $700,000.[49] They finished the season with an 8–8 record[17] and Schottenheimer was fired after the final game.^ The Redskins would go on to finish the season with a 4-8 record.

^ The Redskins close the season on a strong not by winning their final three games.

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The Washington Redskins face the New York Giants in 2003.

Spurrier era (2002-03)

2002

.On January 14, 2002, Snyder hired University of Florida coach Steve Spurrier,[49] the Redskins' fifth new head coach in ten years.^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

^ Snyder’s coach selection process seems to alternate between retreads (Marty S. Joe G., Shanahan) and not-ready-for-prime-time players like Zorn and the Ol’ Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier.

^ Did you know Steve Spurrier was an avid golfer when you hired him?

.They finished with a 7–9 record, their first losing season since 1998.^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

^ However, three straight losses would end their playoff hopes, as they needed a win in their final game to finish with a 7-5 record.

[17] .A bittersweet moment during the season occurred on December 29, 2002, when Darrell Green concluded his 20th and final season as the Redskins defeated the Cowboys 20–14 at FedExField.^ The Redskins would go on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 in their final game to finish with a 6-5 record, as Government, and Military workers were paged throughout the game following the attack on Pearl Harbor earlier that morning.

^ However, on November 24th the Redskins dreams of an undefeated season ended with a 24-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at RFK Stadium.

^ "Washington Redskins" /> Fantasy Focus Football: December 29 December 29, 2009 .
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.During his twenty seasons, he set a NFL record for consecutive seasons with at least one interception (19) and a Redskins team record for regular season games played (295) and started (258).^ The Redskins started the season slowly losing their first two games against two of the NFL's top teams.

^ Washington Redskins NFL Candle Set $19.95 .

^ With a 6-1-1 record the Redskins were in position to play for the NFL Championship again.

[49]

2003

.The Redskins finished the 2003 season with a 5–11 record, their worst since 1994.^ The Redskins would go on to finish the season with a 4-8 record.

^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

[17] .The one bright note of the season was on December 7, 2003, when defensive end Bruce Smith sacked Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer in the fourth quarter.^ The beneficiaries of this are Andre Carter, who is back to double digit sack totals, rotation players at the other tackle position, and Left defensive end.

^ (YouTube here) Jason Campbell sacked early fourth quarter, Redskins trail 16-10.
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^ Seeking his first win as an NFL starting quarterback, Jason Campbell faced a vital third down with his team trailing late in the fourth quarter.
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.With his 199th career sack, broke Reggie White's all-time NFL mark (Smith finished the season with 200 career sacks).^ All that would have really meant was at the end of this season the ‘skins would finish 7-9 or 6-10 instead of 8-8.

^ However, the Skins would only play mediocre football all season finishing with an 8-7-1 record.

^ The season in which the Redskins celebrated their 70th anniversary as an NFL franchise would mark the end of Corner Back Darrell Green's career, as the future Hall of Famer retired after a stellar 20-year career with the Redskins.

[49] .After two mediocre years, Spurrier resigned after the 2003 season with three years left on his contract.^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ As the season came to an end it became apparent that Steve Spurrier was not made for coaching in the NFL and he would resign following the season.

^ And unless he's still playing near a Pro Bowl level at age 33 in two years, the contract could get ugly.
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Gibbs era (2004-07)

2004

.For the 2004 season, Snyder successfully lured former coach Joe Gibbs away from NASCAR to return as head coach and team president.^ Following the season, Joe Gibbs the Hall of Fame Coach who returned in 2004 retired again, citing exhaustion and a desire to concentrate on his NASCAR team.

^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ At 3-6, and the playoffs slipping away, Coach Joe Gibbs decided to bench Brunnel in favor of Jason Campbell the Redskins first round pick in 2005.

His employment came with a promise of decreased intervention in football operations from Snyder.[51] Snyder also expanded FedEx Field to a league-high capacity of 91,665 seats. .Gibbs's return to the franchise did not pay instant dividends as the Redskins finished the 2004 season with a record of 6 wins and 10 losses.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ All that would have really meant was at the end of this season the ‘skins would finish 7-9 or 6-10 instead of 8-8.

^ A win would not make the Redskins the better team, but it could make their season.

Despite an impressive defense, the team struggled offensively. .Quarterback Mark Brunell—an off-season acquisition from the Jacksonville Jaguars—struggled in his first season, and was replaced midway through the season by backup Patrick Ramsey.^ However, a week later Quarterback Mark Brunnel continued to struggle, passing for 132 yards with an interception in a 27-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

^ In Curly Lambeau's first season as coach the Redskins would get off to a miserable 2-8 start.

^ In George Allen's first season as Coach, the Redskins win their first five games, as newly acquired Quarterback Billy Kilmer impresses under center.

.On the other hand, some of Gibbs's other new signings, such as cornerback Shawn Springs and linebacker Marcus Washington, did very well.^ They didn’t run block well as a unit, but at times individuals did some decent work in that area.

^ Locker room stalwarts Marcus Washington, Shawn Springs and James Thrash are gone.

.The Redskins also picked Sean Taylor from University of Miami during the draft in Gibbs's first season.^ That being said with the 13th overall pick in the Rotoworld Pancake Blocks draft the Washington Redskins select Andre Smith, Left Tackle out of the University of Alabama.
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ In the prep to this week,  Gibbs compared the Bengals' loss of Chris to Henry to that of Sean Taylor .
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.Partly because owner Dan Snyder has turned the Redskins into the greatest revenue producer in pro football[citation needed], he has spent a lot of money on free agents.^ That would be the Redskins ramshackle OLine, the one epoxied together with spare parts, former fat guys, and undrafted free agents.

^ Redskins head coach Jim Zorn indicated that Rock Cartwright would initially be Clinton Portis' backup as Alexander got back into football shape.
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^ Confirmed: 2 Cut At Red Zebra - 1/8 - Yesterday, a source told DCRTV: The firings by Redskins owner Dan Snyder continue beyond the football team.
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.These moves did not work out well in the beginning (Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders), but the quality of free agents signed under Coach Gibbs has improved by signing or trading for stars such as Cornelius Griffin, Santana Moss, and Clinton Portis.^ Even if Thomas keeps the starting position, he'll probably be no better than a fourth offensive option behind Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, and Chris Cooley.
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ We will attempt to groom H.B. Blades as a replacement for Fletcher but keep our eye out for young free agents or vets.

2005

.During the 2005 offseason, the Redskins traded back WR Laveranues Coles to the New York Jets and acquired WR Santana Moss in return.^ The Redskins traditionally won “High Hopes” honors during the off-season thanks to the open checkbook of new owner Dan Snyder.

^ When Double D was traded back to the Redskins, Mike got back the itch to play.

^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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.The Redskins used their first pick of the 2005 NFL Draft on Auburn University cornerback Carlos Rogers.^ Including 2009, the Redskins have made only two first-round selections in the last four drafts, and used both of them on defensive players (Brian Orakpo, LaRon Landry).
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^ That being said with the 13th overall pick in the Rotoworld Pancake Blocks draft the Washington Redskins select Andre Smith, Left Tackle out of the University of Alabama.
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^ First, how weird is it to have a draft where Washington has extra picks?
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.The Redskins used their next first round draft pick (acquired from the Denver Broncos) on Auburn Quarterback Jason Campbell.^ Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, right, throws pas...
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^ After a shaky Game 1, quarterback Jason Campbell has the lead the Redskins to two ...
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^ The Redskins have four picks in the first three rounds.
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The rest of their picks included UCLA fullback Manuel White, Jr., Louisville linebacker Robert McCune, Stanford linebacker Jared Newberry, and Citadel College fullback Nehemiah Broughton.
.Hoping to improve on the previous season's dismal passing attack, Coach Gibbs added former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave as his quarterbacks coach.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ To briefly recap: Zorn was brought in as an offensive coordinator, then offered the Head Coach job when no one else wanted it.

^ However, he only catches seven Touchdown passes, as Quarterback Norm Snead suffers a miserable season in which he throws 27 interceptions.

.For the first time under Gibbs, the Redskins offense utilized the shotgun formation.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ I’ve been a Redskin fan under the all too brief Vince Lombardi era, the George Allen era and the original Joe Gibbs era.

^ Under Gibbs, Allen, and the too short stay of Lombardi, the Redskins were a Class Operation from top to bottom.

.The team won its first three games, including a Monday Night Football victory over Dallas, but then fell into a slump, including three straight losses in November, which lessened the chances of the team making the playoffs.^ This week, after the Clips reeled off three straight wins, Gordon got a Groin pull and will miss at least six games.

^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

^ Jaws is smart on Monday Night Football, but he has that snotty little kid Chucky next to him interrupting his answers.

.However, five consecutive victories at the end of the season allowed Washington to finish the season at 10-6, qualifying for the playoffs as a wild card team.^ In Gibbs' other two seasons, the team finished 5-11 and 6-10.
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^ All that would have really meant was at the end of this season the ‘skins would finish 7-9 or 6-10 instead of 8-8.

^ From now until the end of the season, stay dialed in on the latest news and notes coming from your favorite team.
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.They opened the playoffs on the road against the NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, January 7, 2006. They won the rematch by a final score of 17-10,[21] after taking an early 14-0 lead, which they later seemed to have squandered until replay evidence showed that an apparent touchdown that would have tied the game was in fact an incomplete pass.^ His show syndicator, Premiere, says he won't be back to his radio show fulltime until Wednesday.
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^ Since then, Davis has caught 21 passes for 211 yards and those five scores as the 4-10 Redskins fought to become competitive.
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^ The Bengals would probably get a better running game if they decreased Rudi's carries by 50-75.
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.In that game, the Redskins broke the record for fewest offensive yards (120) gained in a playoff victory, with one of their two touchdowns being from a defensive run after a fumble recovery.^ Here's how the Redskins running backs are being drafted.
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^ Two of them square off tonight when the Cowboys (5-4) meet the Redskins (6-3) in Washington in a game that could decide each team's fate.
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.The following weekend, they played the Seattle Seahawks, who had received a first round bye.^ The Texans could be posturing or they could really be hesitant to draft a first-round running back.
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^ For the first two games, DBs needed a GPS to find receivers they were supposed to be covering.

^ They also signed OT Mike Williams, a former #4 overall pick who hasn’t played football since 2006 due to injuries.

The Seahawks defeated the Redskins 20-10,[21] ending the Redskins' hopes of reaching their first NFC Championship Game since 1991.
.Three team records were broken during the 2005 season.^ Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on.
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^ First, Dan Snyder made a semi apology for the team’s record during a speech at a Washington area high school.

^ I will stay on record saying that Jim Zorn has earned another year, but modify it by saying it depends on how the team plays the next three games.

.Clinton Portis set the Redskins record for rushing yards in a season with 1,516 yards, breaking Stephen Davis's 2001 mark of 1,432 yards and Santana Moss's 1,483 receiving yards broke Bobby Mitchell's 1963 record of 1,436 yards.^ Santana Moss: 1 carry, 27 yards Overall Offense .
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^ Clinton Portis Washington Redskins -vs Rams- 8x10 Autographed Photograph See Details Add to Wishlist .
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^ Even if Thomas keeps the starting position, he'll probably be no better than a fourth offensive option behind Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, and Chris Cooley.
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.Chris Cooley's 71 receptions broke Jerry Smith's season record for a Redskins tight end.^ Davis threatens to become the Redskins #2 tight end, and may help coach Zorn unleash his heralded two tight end offense.

^ A group of Redskins players gathered a Chris Cooley’s house to set up a fantasy football league.
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^ If it’s #60 or #74 or #45 and he’s carried off the field with a season ending injury, it is also a Redskins season-ending injury.

2006

The inconsistency of the offense during the 2005 season resulted in Gibbs hiring offensive coordinator Al Saunders as the Associate Head Coach - Offense. .Saunders came from a similar background as Gibbs through being mentored under Don Coryell and was thought to be able to make the offense become more efficient.^ Washington Redskins offense called by a coach off of the Coryell coaching tree, be it Al Saunders, Joe Gibbs or Norv Turner.
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Saunders would serve as the primary playcaller. .Because of this, it was believed that Gibbs would have the role of Head Coach/CEO with the Redskins in 2006 and would largely deal with personnel matters, as well as having more time to focus on special teams and defense, while Saunders would supplement Gibbs with the offense.^ Well, more than I thought I would be.

^ A stubby seventh-rounder neither big enough for fullback nor quick enough for tailback, he’s been a special teams presence and little more.

^ What it looks like is more of a bastardized version of the WCO, with the weakest elements of plays leftover from prior Redskin coaches thrown in for bad measure.

.Gibbs also added former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jerry Gray to his staff as Secondary/Cornerbacks Coach.^ Both defensive backfield coach Jerry Gray and old #28 rave about the kid.

^ And it was against the vaunted, blitz-happy defense of Saints (and former Redskin) defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

^ Williams is defensive coordinator for the Saints, a position he held with the ‘skins until Chief Genius in Charge Dan Snyder decided he was unqualified to coach the team.

Gibbs did lose quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave to the Atlanta Falcons over the summer of 2006.
.After bringing in new faces Brandon Lloyd, Antwaan Randle El, Adam Archuleta and Andre Carter with lucrative contracts and lucrative bonuses in the 2005-06 offseason, expectations for the Redskins were high.^ The Redskins traditionally won “High Hopes” honors during the off-season thanks to the open checkbook of new owner Dan Snyder.

^ Antwaan Randle El belongs in the slot, not as the #2 guy and doesn’t scare anyone.

^ Andre Carter, DE, Washington: The Redskins were able to derail the Lions' high-powered offense thanks to the pressure of their front four.
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The expectations would in no way be met. .The Redskins struggled every week to stay close in games and hold leads.^ A week later the Redskins faced the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game at RFK Stadium.

^ The Redskins close the season on a strong not by winning their final three games.

^ In the Championship the Redskins would hold a 21-0 lead entering the 4th Quarter over the San Francisco 49ers.

.The Redskins lost a close season-opener to the Minnesota Vikings 19-16. However, the season turned for the worse quickly.^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ A week later the Redskins faced the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game at RFK Stadium.

^ However, on November 24th the Redskins dreams of an undefeated season ended with a 24-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at RFK Stadium.

.The Redskins played another primetime game the very next week against the hated rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night football and fell flat on their face, losing 27-10. The Redskins seemed to turn it around after that, routing the Houston Texans 31-15 and quarterback Mark Brunell setting a then-NFL record by completing 22 consecutive passes.^ Dallas Cowboys 31, Cincinnati Bengals 22 .
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^ Week 15 quarterback rankings - Newsday .
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^ By Anthony Brown Jason Campbell was everything in the Washington Redskins win over the New Orleans Saints that he was not last week against the Giants.
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.The Redskins then defeated the highly regarded Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime 36-30. However, this 2-game win streak would be the high point.^ Video: HOF Game: Redskins 30, Colts 16 .
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^ A win would not make the Redskins the better team, but it could make their season.

^ You remember those high school basketball games, when they’d announce the opponent’s starting lineup and after each name the home crowd would chant—“Who’s he????!!!” .

.The Redskins entered the next week favored over the slumping rival New York Giants and fell again, being demolished 19-3. The Redskins then hosted the winless Tennessee Titans at home, and lost 25-22, allowing Vince Young to win his first career start.^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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^ With Collins starting the following week, the Redskins would rely on their defense to beat the New York Giants on a blustery night at the Meadowlands 22-10.

^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

.After a loss to Indianapolis Colts, the Redskins returned home for a second jab at the Cowboys.^ Jason Campbell under pressure to resuscitate Redskins' offense ESPN Quarterback Romo Returns, Lifts Cowboys Past 'Skins AHN .
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^ Dallas (1) - A home loss to the Redskins has people wondering if the Cowboys are a team that can’t get up for games week in and week out.
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.The Redskins rallied to tie the game at 19-19. However, the Cowboys were on their way to victory and lined up for a 38-yard field-goal attempt by renowned kicker Mike Vanderjagt.^ However, the Redskins stormed back to tie the game at halftime.

^ In the a game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins were given new life after Nick Novak missed a 49-yard Field Goal with 31 seconds left as the Cowboys own attempt at a game winning Field Goal was blocked and returned to set Novak up for a second chance with an untimed down thanks to a Dallas penalty.

^ However, the Redskins seemed to be going down a bad path even though they won six of their first eight games.

.When the kick went up, it was blocked and returned by Sean Taylor to the Cowboys 47 yard line as time expired, apparently sending the game to overtime, but a facemask on Dallas allowed newly signed kicker Nick Novak attempt a 49 yard field goal on an untimed down.^ In the a game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins were given new life after Nick Novak missed a 49-yard Field Goal with 31 seconds left as the Cowboys own attempt at a game winning Field Goal was blocked and returned to set Novak up for a second chance with an untimed down thanks to a Dallas penalty.

^ The Redskins would have one last chance to win the game but Center Dan Turk's snap to his brother Matt Turk who was the holder for a game winning Field Goal went awry, and the Skins season ended in disappointment.

^ In the NFC Championship game the Redskins shut down the Dallas Cowboys all day, and emerged with a 26-3 victory before 53,129 spectators at RFK Stadium.

.He squeezed it through the uprights and the Redskins won the game 22-19. The next week, the Redskins traveled to Philadelphia to take on the rival Philadelphia Eagles and fell flat again, falling 27-3. After this, Joe Gibbs replaced Brunell with young quarterback Jason Campbell.^ Redskins' Jason Campbell takes his licking, keeps ticking .
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^ After a shaky Game 1, quarterback Jason Campbell has the lead the Redskins to two ...
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.The Redskins continued to lose games by close margins and blow late leads, winning only two of its final 7 games, and finishing the season 5-11, last in the NFC East.^ After a shaky Game 1, quarterback Jason Campbell has the lead the Redskins to two ...
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^ But forever fresh in my memory is the knowledge that I had suffered the most agony and felt the most joy when Redskins wins and loses really meant something.

^ Nickel CB Tryon stunk up the joint against the Ravens, but has played better in his last two games.

Analysts differ on exactly why the 2006 season was such a failure. .Some point to free agent signings such as strong safety Adam Archuleta and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.^ If he functions well as a strong safety, we will attempt to get value for Horton or Doughty and obtain a free safety.

^ Redskins Roster 2010--Offensive Backs & Receivers QB Jason Campbell (Active, restricted free agent in 2010)—This will be the great drama of the 2010 offseason.
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^ The Draft: I intend to build the team through the draft and by intelligent acquisition of young veterans by trade or free agent signings.

Others point to the disconnect between the offensive philosophies of Gibbs and Saunders: Gibbs preferring a power-running scheme while Saunders desired an aggressive pass-oriented style. .Many looked to the breakdowns in defensive coordinator Gregg Williams's system, while some point to specific player breakdowns in the porous secondary such as the struggles of defensive backs, allowing a league high 30 TD passes, and accumulating an NFL low 6 interceptions.^ The beneficiaries of this are Andre Carter, who is back to double digit sack totals, rotation players at the other tackle position, and Left defensive end.

^ The Redskin defense is mistake prone—giving up too many easy TDs.

^ Back when the ‘skins were losing playoff games to the Seahawks, it seemed the Seattle offense was always one step ahead of the defense, mixing up plays with astounding success, and thus making their good players look great.

The defense went from 7th overall in 2005 to 29th in 2006.

2007

.The 2007 Washington Redskins season was the team's 75th season, and saw the team achieve a record of 9–7 and a playoff appearance.^ Washington Redskins Tall Team Flag with Pole Ships Direct from Manufacturer 733947-15026-1 Only $62.99 .

^ Two of them square off tonight when the Cowboys (5-4) meet the Redskins (6-3) in Washington in a game that could decide each team's fate.
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^ Washington Post MA - It looks like either the Redskins or Eagles will be the odd team out.
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.This was an improvement over the 2006 season in which they went 5–11 and finished last in the NFC East.^ In the 2008 season, the Redskins finished 8-8 in the regular season, last place in the NFC East.
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^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

.The Redskins began the 2007 season by "winning ugly" starting the season off 2–0. The Redskins kept winning and losing close games, the only exception to this a 34–3 rout of the Detroit Lions.^ But forever fresh in my memory is the knowledge that I had suffered the most agony and felt the most joy when Redskins wins and loses really meant something.

^ This week, after the Clips reeled off three straight wins, Gordon got a Groin pull and will miss at least six games.

^ Samuels and Thomas had off-season surgery and Redskin coaches are concerned about the latter’s rate of recovery.

.The Redskins continued to win ugly and lose ugly to be 5–3 at the halfway mark.^ With Mark Rypien taking over at Quarterback the Redskins thread the .500 mark through the first 12 games before winning their last four games to finish with a 10-6 record.

^ The Redskins would continue to struggle under coach Herman Ball losing their first three games before Ball was replaced by Dick Todd.

^ The Redskins get off to a terrible start losing their first four games, but after winning six of their next eight games they actually had a chance at a winning season.

.However, the Redskins would begin to collapse.^ However the Redskins would lose seven of their last eight games to finish with a 5-7-2 record.

^ However, the early scoring would be enough as the Redskins went on to win the game 17-10.

^ However, the Redskins would be stunned 30-14 by the expansion Saints and would finish with a 5-6-3 record.

.The Washington Redskins lost their next three games to fall to 5–6. On Monday, November 26, 2007, Redskins superstar, Sean Taylor was shot early in the morning in his Miami home.^ In their 19-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the Redskins were without Pro-Bowl Cornerback Sean Taylor who suffered a sprained knee and went to his Miami home to recover, there in the early morning hours of November 26th he was shot by armed intruders.

^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ Zorn, based on his last three games, has earned the right to coach the next three.

.The next morning, Sean Taylor died.^ Conclusions regarding the circumstances surrounding Sean Taylor's death early Tuesday morning are still premature.
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.The heartbreak continued for the Washington Redskins, taking a 9–2 halftime lead against the Buffalo Bills, and eventually a 16–5 lead.^ However, it would not be enough as the Super Bowl Bound Seahawks buoyed by their fans would take a 7-3 lead into halftimes, and would go on to take the game over in the second half as they beat the Redskins 20-10 to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

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.However, the Bills cut the lead to 16–14, and got into position with just 8 seconds remaining to win the game.^ Coles would have 106 yards receiving while John Hall nailed the game winner with 5 seconds left as the Skins started the season with a solid 16-13 win.

^ However, it would not be enough as the Super Bowl Bound Seahawks buoyed by their fans would take a 7-3 lead into halftimes, and would go on to take the game over in the second half as they beat the Redskins 20-10 to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

.In an attempt to ice the kicker, head coach Joe Gibbs called timeout.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ At 3-6, and the playoffs slipping away, Coach Joe Gibbs decided to bench Brunnel in favor of Jason Campbell the Redskins first round pick in 2005.

^ Under Joe Gibbs the Redskins get off to a terrible start losing their first five games, and six out of eight games, as fans started calling for the ouster of the first year coach.

.However, he attempted to re-ice him, and called timeout again, which drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, reducing the field goal from 51 yards to 36, and Bills kicker Rian Lindell nailed it with ease.^ In the a game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins were given new life after Nick Novak missed a 49-yard Field Goal with 31 seconds left as the Cowboys own attempt at a game winning Field Goal was blocked and returned to set Novak up for a second chance with an untimed down thanks to a Dallas penalty.

^ However, the Redskins would score a Touchdown before the end of the quarter, and two Field Goals to establish a big lead.

^ Gunner J.T. Tryon drew an unsportsmanlike penalty for going out of bounds during a Redskin punt and not trying hard enough to get back in bounds.

.Following the heartbreaking loss, the Redskins attended Sean Taylor's funeral two days later, with a game to play on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears.^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

^ Two of them square off tonight when the Cowboys (5-4) meet the Redskins (6-3) in Washington in a game that could decide each team's fate.
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^ I “watched” the Redskins/Ravens on a computer site that merely updated the game play-by-play, and when we got home Monday night, er, Tuesday morning at 2 AM, I flipped on my TiVoed recording.

.The bad news continued, as quarterback Jason Campbell went down for the season with a knee injury.^ Jason Campbell looks done for the season.
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^ By Anthony Brown Jason Campbell was everything in the Washington Redskins win over the New Orleans Saints that he was not last week against the Giants.
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^ Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell prepares for season finale, and an uncertain future .
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.Following this, unlikely hero and backup quarterback Todd Collins led the Redskins to the victory, keeping their playoff hopes alive.^ With Collins starting the following week, the Redskins would rely on their defense to beat the New York Giants on a blustery night at the Meadowlands 22-10.

^ Backup Todd Collins flourished in Al Saunders offense, but is ancient.

^ He also has referred to Cowboys-ex Terrell Owens as "a clown" and the Redskins' Jason Campbell as a limited quarterback with "backup" skills.
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.Things continued to turn in the right direction behind Collins, who led the Redskins to a 22-10 victory on Sunday Night Football over the New York Giants and routs of the Minnesota Vikings and rival Dallas Cowboys in the final two weeks to propel the Redskins to 9–7 and the final playoff spot in the NFL playoffs.^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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^ Video: CBS Recap: Redskins 22, Giants 10 .
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^ The 2009 season will be over for the Redskins on Sunday Night, Its been a horrible time for Everyone involved and the end will signal the inevitable departure of Jim Zorn.
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.The Washington Redskins trailed 13–0 entering the 4th quarter to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Playoffs, but rallied back to take a 14–13 lead, but Redskins kicker Shaun Suisham missed a field goal later in the game, and the Seahawks scored on the next drive and converted the two-point conversion.^ Washington Redskins Playing Cards $9.95 .

^ However, the Bucs would rally and take a 14-13 lead in the 4th Quarter.

^ After a shaky Game 1, quarterback Jason Campbell has the lead the Redskins to two ...
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To close the game, Todd Collins threw two interceptions, each returned for touchdowns, and the Redskins fell 35–14.

Zorn era (2008-09)

2008

.The Washington Redskins looked to return to the playoffs in 2008 but could not, finishing 8–8. After Joe Gibbs announced his retirement, Jim Zorn was hired as head coach, and brought in a West Coast Offense.^ After an exhaustive search the Redskins would settle on Jim Zorn to be their next head coach.

^ But as I see it, the main problem with the Redskins offense isn’t Campbell, it’s Coach Jim Zorn.

^ You haven’t seen Jim Zorn’s West Coast Offense yet .
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The season started about as well as it could have, as the Washington Redskins started the season 6–2, with their two losses coming by a combined 11 points to the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams. .Furthermore, Redskins star Clinton Portis led the NFL in rushing yards and Jason Campbell was just 40 pass attempts away from breaking Bernie Kosar's record of consecutive passes to start the season without an interception.^ Rush Offense Clinton Portis 21 rushes, 121 yards Jason Campbell 1 rush for 6 yards Overall Offense .
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^ Jason Campbell talks about the Redskins 2-1 start to the 2008 season .
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^ He leads the NFL in rushes and rushing yards.
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.However, the downturn began on the eve of the 2008 Presidential Election, being routed 23–6 by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Clinton Portis' injuries finally caught up to him.^ By Michael Farnham That being said, listening to Clinton Portis and Jason Campbell and the rest of the team speak to media after the game, you got the sense that they are focused.
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^ Shanahan will have lots to say at a presser, likely Wednesday, and the best thing he could say is “Shut up, Clinton Portis!"

^ If the injury lingers and impedes Portis' preparation for the season, then we ranked him too highly in our first magazine.
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.The Redskins continued to struggle, falling all the way to 7–7, with their only win a 3-point victory of the then-2–8 Seattle Seahawks, who were at that point 3–11. Despite this, their fast start ballooned them and thus were still barely breathing, but they needed help.^ However, they could not get the help they needed with tiebreakers and were eliminated any way.

^ Despite the inconstancy the Redskins still managed to barely make the playoffs.

^ Mike Sellers, whose snit ended when the wins started, returns to the pro bowl, where he joins and all-Redskin backfield.

.The Washington Redskins upset the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16, but were eliminated by the Atlanta Falcons due to their 24–17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings that same week.^ Washington Redskins NFL Trifold Wallet in a Window Box $24.95 .

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.The Redskins lost the final game of the season 27–24, despite having a 17–7 lead at halftime, losing on a Joe Nedney field goal as time expired.^ The Redskins close the season on a strong not by winning their final three games.

^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

2009

.The Redskins signed defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to a 7-year, $100 million contract in the offseason.^ Defensive Tackle Albert Haynesworth jumped offside on the first Atlanta play of the game.

^ For most of the runs the only blocker in front of the tailback was center Casey Rabach, being pushed into the Redskins backfield by a Giants Defensive tackle.

^ Redskins ten-year veteran tackle Jon Jansen has been cut.

.They also signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall to a 6-year, $54 million contract.^ They re-signed CB DeAngelo Hall, and Supplemental pick Jeremy Jarmon another defensive end, have been part of the expensive reload on a defense already ranked #4 in the NFL. The good news is all have played well in camp.

^ Perhaps Rogers will ask to leave after playing behind DeAngelo Hall late in the year, but the Redskins would be crazy to listen.
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^ Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was semi-decent, but for his money you want shutdown.

.Hall had joined the team for the final seven games of the 2008 season after being released by the Oakland Raiders.^ By Michael Farnham That being said, listening to Clinton Portis and Jason Campbell and the rest of the team speak to media after the game, you got the sense that they are focused.
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^ The Redskins close the season on a strong not by winning their final three games.

^ The Redskins started the season slowly losing their first two games against two of the NFL's top teams.

.The Redskins also signed offensive guard Derrick Dockery to a 5-year deal, bringing him back to the team that drafted him in 2003. In the 2009 NFL Draft the Redskins, with the 13th pick overall, drafted defensive end Brian Orakpo out of Texas.^ DE Orakpo was drafted at #13 overall.

^ With the 13th pick, the Redskins take Brian Orakpo of the University of Texas.

^ If I’m a defensive back playing against the Redskins, I key their guards.

.They also released two veterans, offensive tackle Jon Jansen and wide receiver/kick returner James Thrash.^ Redskins ten-year veteran tackle Jon Jansen has been cut.

^ For the first two games, DBs needed a GPS to find receivers they were supposed to be covering.

^ They lost their two best offensive linemen, Chris Samuels and Randy Thomas.

.In addition the Redskins selected University of Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon in the third round of the supplemental draft.^ Kentucky DE Jeremy Jarmon, taken in the third round of the Supplement draft, has looked like a good investment already.

^ That being said with the 13th overall pick in the Rotoworld Pancake Blocks draft the Washington Redskins select Andre Smith, Left Tackle out of the University of Alabama.
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^ They re-signed CB DeAngelo Hall, and Supplemental pick Jeremy Jarmon another defensive end, have been part of the expensive reload on a defense already ranked #4 in the NFL. The good news is all have played well in camp.

.After starting the season 2-3 with all-winless opponents, the Redskins hired former NFL offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis as an offensive consultant.^ Now that Washington's bizarrely conducted coaching search has concluded with perhaps the fastest promotion in the history of the NFL -- Jim Zorn went from newly hired Redskins offensive coordinator to head coach in a couple weeks -- the theme behind this year's crop of coaching hires is: The cleaner the better.
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^ Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks breaks down the keys to voctory for each team in Monday Night's game between the Eagles and Redskins.
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^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

.Following a close loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Lewis was promoted to playcalling duties with coach Jim Zorn was stripped of those duties.^ The crowning insult to Zorn was the addition of Mr. Bingo, Sherman Lewis, first as an offensive consultant, later as the playcaller.

^ Meanwhile Defensive Guru Greg Blache has turned his media interfacing duties over to an assistant and everyone tuned out Dead Coach Walking Jim Zorn weeks ago.

^ The first shoe, of course, was the pre-dawn firing of former Redskin Head Coach Jim Zorn.

.Despite huge controversy of the job security of coach Zorn, Vinny Cerrato had stated that Zorn will be the coach of the Redskins for the remainder of the season.^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ Following the season Coach George Allen is fired and replaced by Jack Pardee despite posting seven straight winning seasons.

^ To briefly recap: Zorn was brought in as an offensive coordinator, then offered the Head Coach job when no one else wanted it.

.However, Zorn and Campbell would outlast Cerrato himself, as he resigned after Week 14. Three days before the Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, the Redskins hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager Bruce Allen.^ Redskins QB Jason Campbell had a positive reaction to the hiring of Bruce Allen.
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^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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^ Now poor Bruce gets to General Manage the Redskins.

.Despite the fanfare surrounding the Redskins after hiring the son of George Allen, the man who began the winning tradition in Washington, the Redskins were routed 45-12, being swept by the Giants for the third time in four years.^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

^ Allen, in addition to being the son of a legendary former Redskin Coach, has carved out a nice niche GMing at Oakland when they were formidable, and at Tampa Bay when they were midable.

^ By Anthony Brown Jason Campbell was everything in the Washington Redskins win over the New Orleans Saints that he was not last week against the Giants.
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.The Redskins finished their 2009 season on January 3, 2010 with a 23-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers.^ Washington Redskins 2009 2nd Season Sideline Player Hat See Details Add to Wishlist .
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.The next day, in the early morning, head coach Jim Zorn was fired.^ After an exhaustive search the Redskins would settle on Jim Zorn to be their next head coach.

^ The new coach, Jim Zorn, looks like he's in over his head.
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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Mike Shanahan era

.On January 5, 2010 Mike Shanahan agreed to a 5-year contract with the Redskins and announced that he will bring his son, Kyle, from Houston to be offensive coordinator, and ex-NFL Head Coach, Jim Haslett for the defensive coordinator position.^ Head coach and offensive “genius” Jim Zorn has to wonder if he’s appreciated at Redskin Park.

^ Now that Washington's bizarrely conducted coaching search has concluded with perhaps the fastest promotion in the history of the NFL -- Jim Zorn went from newly hired Redskins offensive coordinator to head coach in a couple weeks -- the theme behind this year's crop of coaching hires is: The cleaner the better.
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^ Ownership, Coaching, leadership (lack thereof), offense, defense, skill positions, Big Uglies.

[52] .Other major changes in the coaching staff included retirement of long-time offensive line coach Joe Bugel and defensive coordinator Greg Blache.^ The offensive line has been dominated by the defensive line.

^ The injury prone Chris Samuels will be encouraged to retire for his own health, his replacement will be a first round offensive tackle chosen by my staff and me this spring.

^ To briefly recap: Zorn was brought in as an offensive coordinator, then offered the Head Coach job when no one else wanted it.

Logos and uniforms

Washington Redskins uniform combinations
Redskins logo 1965-1969
Redskins logo 1982
Redskins logo 1972-1981, 1983-present
.The Washington Redskins' primary colors are burgundy and gold.^ Washington Redskins NFL 2pc Black Ceramic Mug Set - Primary Logo $30.95 .

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.The Redskins' current uniform design was introduced by coach Jack Pardee in 1979. From 1961 through 1978, the Redskins wore gold pants with both the burgundy and white jerseys, although details of the jerseys and pants changed a few times during this period.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ We’ve written a few times about the Native American battle to get the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
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^ Ryan O'Halloran , of The Washington Times , reports Washington Redskins LB Rocky McIntosh (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec.
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Gold face masks were introduced in 1978 and remain to this day; previous to that they were grey. .They are one of three NFL teams that primarily wear their white jerseys at home (the others being the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins; these last two teams, playing in warm weather cities, do traditionally wear dark jerseys at night or late in the season).^ He last played in the NFL in 2005.

^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ Dilfer pointed out how the good teams that have fallen on hard times this season have done so primarily because of coordinator changes.

.The tradition of wearing white jerseys over burgundy pants at home, which is considered the "classic" look, was started by Joe Gibbs when he took over as coach in 1981. Gibbs was an assistant for the San Diego Chargers in 1979 and 1980, and the Chargers wore white at home during the tenure of coach Don Coryell in the late 1970s and early 1980s.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ At 3-6, and the playoffs slipping away, Coach Joe Gibbs decided to bench Brunnel in favor of Jason Campbell the Redskins first round pick in 2005.

.Their burgundy jersey is primarily used when the opposing team decides to wear white at home, which comes mostly against the Dallas Cowboys and occasionally the Philadelphia Eagles, and is normally worn over white pants.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ Two of them square off tonight when the Cowboys (5-4) meet the Redskins (6-3) in Washington in a game that could decide each team's fate.
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^ Dallas Morning News (blog) But in the teams' first meeting at Cowboys Stadium, Ware was unable to sack Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, working mostly against Levi Jones, ...
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.Outside of Dallas and Philadelphia, the burgundy jersey is also worn on the road against other teams that like to wear white at home for early season games.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ In Gibbs' other two seasons, the team finished 5-11 and 6-10.
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^ Which other quarterbacks will have to win early in the season in order to keep their jobs?
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.From 1981 through 2000, the Redskins wore their white jerseys over burgundy pants at home almost exclusively.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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.In 1994, as part of a league-wide celebration of the NFL's 75th Anniversary, during certain games the Redskins wore special uniforms which emulated the uniforms worn by the team in its inaugural season as the Washington Redskins, 1937. Both worn over gold pants, the burgundy jerseys featured gold numbers bordered in white and the white jerseys featured burgundy numbers bordered in gold.^ Washington Redskins NFL Team Pewter Pendant $15.95 .

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The most distinctive feature of both colors of the jersey was the patches worn on both sleeves, which were a reproduction of the patches worn on the full-length sleeves of the 1937 jerseys. Worn with these uniforms was a plain burgundy helmet with a gold facemask. .In 2001, the Redskins wore burgundy for all home games in preseason and regular season per a decision by Marty Schottenheimer, their coach for that year.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ Under Joe Gibbs the Redskins get off to a terrible start losing their first five games, and six out of eight games, as fans started calling for the ouster of the first year coach.

^ The Redskins suffer a miserable 1-9-2 season that was capped by a dreadful eight game losing streak that closed out the season.

.In 2002, the team celebrated the passing of 70 years since its creation as the Boston Braves in 1932, and wore a special home uniform of burgundy jersey over gold pants which roughly resembled the home uniforms used from 1969-1978. The helmets used with this special home uniform during that year were a reproduction of the helmets used by the team from 1965-69. In 2004, when Joe Gibbs became the coach of the Redskins once again, the team switched back to wearing white jerseys at home.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ A contingent of Washington Redskins coaches and officials, led by owner Daniel Snyder and coach Joe Gibbs, flew to Columbus to examine the physical and mental condition of wideout/kick-returner Ted Ginn Jr. .
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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Their white jersey has provided three basic color combinations, two of which have been previously alluded to in this article. .The last combination consists of both white jerseys and pants.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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.That particular combination surfaced in the first game of the 2003 season, when the team was coached by Steve Spurrier, on a nationally televised game against the New York Jets, which led many sports fans and Redskins faithful alike to point out that they had never seen that particular combination.^ The Redskins started the season slowly losing their first two games against two of the NFL's top teams.

^ With Collins starting the following week, the Redskins would rely on their defense to beat the New York Giants on a blustery night at the Meadowlands 22-10.

^ Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks breaks down the keys to voctory for each team in Monday Night's game between the Eagles and Redskins.
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.That year the Redskins wore it two more times.^ However, for the second year in a row the Redskins lost their final two games of the year to the New York Giants, but this time there was no Divisional Playoff back for the Redskins who fell from first to third place with a 6-3-1 record.

^ If those two starters miss any time this year, the Redskins offensive line will implode like, well, like it did last year.

^ Super Bowl XXII : Back in the Super Bowl for the third time in six years the Redskins faced the Denver Broncos in San Diego.

That look didn't appear again until midway through the 2005 season when the Redskins wore it in a road game against the St. Louis Rams. .The Redskins won six games, including one in the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wearing that combination and the local media jokingly pointed out that the reason the Redskins were winning was their use of the white on white combination.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ This week, after the Clips reeled off three straight wins, Gordon got a Groin pull and will miss at least six games.

^ Do you go to Redskins Park after lights out and look longingly at the Three Super Bowl trophies this once proud franchise won?

.In the NFC Divisional Game against the eventual 2005 NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks, the Redskins wore the all-white uniforms, in hopes that they could keep their streak going; however, they lost 20-10. The Redskins continued to wear the white jerseys and white pants into the 2006 preseason.^ Going into the Giants game, however—they are in trouble at cornerback.

^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ However, it would not be enough as the Super Bowl Bound Seahawks buoyed by their fans would take a 7-3 lead into halftimes, and would go on to take the game over in the second half as they beat the Redskins 20-10 to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

.In the 2006 season, the Redskins started wearing black cleats, something that hadn't been done for quite a while.^ One thing is certain, the Redskins off-season, where they make headlines with moves fans and ownership are certain will bring home a championship, has gotten an early start.

^ Jason Campbell talks about the Redskins 2-1 start to the 2008 season - NFL - Washington Redskins - Jason Campbell video.aol.com .
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^ Jason Campbell talks about the Redskins 2-1 start to the 2008 season .
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.It was a surprise because they wore white cleats during the preseason.^ The ‘skins need to get their aging and recovering Oline back on the field to work together as a unit, and they must stay healthy during the preseason (and season).

.They would have to wear that color for the rest of the season, because the NFL usually asks teams to choose either black or white cleats to be worn throughout the season.^ Dilfer pointed out how the good teams that have fallen on hard times this season have done so primarily because of coordinator changes.

^ But the editors at NBC asked me to come up with five teams who would be interested in Favre if he returned.
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^ It’s bad enough the ‘skins are in arguably the toughest conference in the NFL; must they also play three preseason games against three of the toughest teams in football?

.After the white-on-white period which lasted from the mid/late 2005 season into 2006, the classic uniform of white jerseys over burgundy pants reappeared on November 26, 2006, in a home game against the Carolina Panthers.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ Nickel CB Tryon stunk up the joint against the Ravens, but has played better in his last two games.

^ Permalink Thursday, November 26, 2009 2:56 PM Killing them off was the appropriate response to their raping our white women.
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.The decision to return to the classic look may have symbolized a desire by the team to turn a new page on their 2006 season, which had been very lackluster previous to that game, the period of success with the white jerseys over white pants having come to an end the previous season.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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^ The new, high priced “team saviors” Danny bought in the off-season buy-a-thon, disappointed—which most of us are used to by now.

.The move may have also been related to the fact that this home game was the second start and first home start of second-year quarterback Jason Campbell, and that the game and the previous week's game were, in the hopes and perceptions of many Redskins fans, the start of the "Jason Campbell era."^ Jason Campbell has had to learn three systems in his five years with the Redskins.
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^ Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, right, throws pas...
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^ After a shaky Game 1, quarterback Jason Campbell has the lead the Redskins to two ...
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.The Redskins went on to win that game against Carolina, preserving slim hopes of the team's being able to make it to the 2006 playoffs, although they ultimately missed the playoffs.^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

^ However, the Redskins seemed to be going down a bad path even though they won six of their first eight games.

Redskins 75th anniversary uniform: 2007
.In celebration of the franchise's 75th anniversary, the Redskins wore a special throwback uniform for the September 23, 2007 home game against the New York Giants.^ This week the Redskins are playing the New York Giants.
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^ It will be the first chance to see how New York divides up their running game, if the playoff Eli was for real, and how the Jim Zorn offense will look in Washington.
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^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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.Players wore a white jersey with burgundy and gold stripes on the sleeves and the 75th anniversary logo on the left chest.^ Washington Redskins Women's White Long Sleeve Giant Logo Too Tee See Details Add to Wishlist .
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^ Washington Redskins Gridiron Classics Throwback Logo Long Sleeve Jersey Crew See Details Add to Wishlist .
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^ Washington Redskins Authentic Burgundy Jersey (Select a Player) See Details Add to Wishlist .
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.The pants were gold, with white and burgundy stripes down the side.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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The helmet was yellow-colored with a maroon "R" logo. .The helmet and uniform styles (besides the anniversary patch) were the same as the ones the franchise used during the 1970-71 seasons.^ Washington Redskins 1970-71 2-Bar Throwback Replica Mini Helmet 9585597614 Only $30.54 .

^ Washington Redskins 1970-71 Throwback Riddell Deluxe Replica Helmet $89.95 .

^ Washington Redskins 1970-71 Throwback Pro Line Helmet 9585598614 Only $217.09 .

.While this throwback uniform was worn during a home game, it was actually the away uniform for 1970-71. (The helmet was discontinued after the 1971 season, while this basic away uniform design was used through the 1978 season.^ Washington Redskins 1970-71 Throwback Riddell Deluxe Replica Helmet $89.95 .

^ While Vinny Cerrato promised not to fire Zorn during the season, Danny seemed to get his jollies emasculating his head coach by taking away his favorite part of coaching.

^ By rss@youtube.com (UncaYimmy) Watch the game-changing plays by Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell during the 2008 season.
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) .The legendary Vince Lombardi, who coached the Redskins in 1969 before passing away during the 1970 pre-season, was the inspiration behind the helmet.^ Washington Redskins 2008 Pre-Season Coach's Mesh Slouch Hat See Details Add to Wishlist .
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^ Washington Redskins 2008 Pre-Season Safari Hat See Details Add to Wishlist .
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.Lombardi pushed for the logo, which sat inside a white circle enclosed within a red circle border, with Indian feathers hanging down from the side, because of its similarity to the "G" on the helmets worn by his Green Bay Packers for many years.^ Green Bay Packers .
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.On September 14, 2008, Week 2 and game two for the team of the 2008 season, the Redskins again donned the white-on-white look, reminiscent of the successful stretch at the end of the 2005 season.^ The Redskins would recover to win three games in a row, but lost their last two games to finish the season with a 9-7 record.

^ The Redskins would win just one more game the rest of the season finishing in third place with a disappointing 5-11 record.

^ For the Redskins, this will be their first game under new head coach Jim Zorn, who took over for the legendary Joe Gibbs after last season.
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.On November 3, 2008, the Redskins wore burgundy jerseys over their burgundy pants in a Monday night home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers the night before the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ I “watched” the Redskins/Ravens on a computer site that merely updated the game play-by-play, and when we got home Monday night, er, Tuesday morning at 2 AM, I flipped on my TiVoed recording.

^ As he prepares for what could be his final home game as a member of the Redskins, quarterback Jason Campbell finds himself in a unique position.
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.The Redskins lost the game, 23-6.[53] It was the first time the Redskins went with the dark "monochrome" look that many NFL teams have adopted in some form over the past few years.^ The easygoing southerner has shown some flashes, but many of his few "defining" moments have been drive killing interceptions in the fourth quarter.
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^ Show off your Redskins pride with our beautiful selection of Washington Redskins NFL team watches.
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^ NFL Preview: Washington Redskins Film Crunch Washington Redskins 2008 Odds - Odds to Win the 2009 Super Bowl Gambling911.com - Washington Times .
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This uniform combination made a reappearance in 2009 against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 22 and a home Monday night game against the New York Giants on December 21.
.The Redskins, after wearing white exclusively in the '80s and '90s, have since 2001 occasionally reverted to using their burgundy jerseys for home games during the later weeks of the season, but will still wear white against the Dallas Cowboys.^ Dallas (1) - A home loss to the Redskins has people wondering if the Cowboys are a team that can’t get up for games week in and week out.
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^ By Ben Folsom(noreply@blogger.com) Uniform watch: The Redskins are wearing the traditional home uniform of white jerseys and burgundy pants.
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^ The Redskins were in position for the playoffs again standing at 8-4 entering a match up with Cowboys in Dallas that would decide the Wild Card spot.

Native American mascot controversy

.Some people consider the namesake and logo of the Washington Redskins insensitive towards Native Americans.^ Washington Redskins NFL 2pc Black Ceramic Mug Set - Primary Logo $30.95 .

^ Washington Redskins Key Holder w/logo insert $31.95 .

^ We’ve written a few times about the Native American battle to get the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
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[54] There have been movements by certain groups to change the name,[55] but the attempts have been unsuccessful. .Others make the case in defense that the the Redskins name is intended to honor the bravery and dignity of Native Americans and that, regardless of past usage, the word "redskins" today refers to the football team.^ Author: SHooks625 Keywords: american football redskins jason campbell candle geico Added: October 14, 2008 .
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^ A win would not make the Redskins the better team, but it could make their season.

^ Bingo Caller, The, (Playcaller): His name is Sherman Lewis and he had an honorable career as a coach in the NFL. Retired from football, he volunteered calling Bingo at a senior center.

.Notwithstanding the protests of activists, a 2002 poll commissioned by Sports Illustrated found that 75% of those Native Americans surveyed had no objection to the Redskins name.^ I'm sure that the name Redskins stings for a lot of Native Americans.
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^ We're still moving (albeit) slowly on demeaning names/comments about Asians, so we're behind with Native Americans too.
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^ We’ve written a few times about the Native American battle to get the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
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[56] The results of the poll have been criticized by Native American activists due to Sport's Illustrated's refusal to provide polling information (i.e. how participants were recruited and contacted, if they were concentrated in one region, if one ethnic group is over represented and the exact wording and order of questions).[57][58] But in 2004, a poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania essentially confirmed the prior poll's findings, concluding that 91% of the American Indians surveyed in the 48 states on the mainland USA found the name acceptable and setting out in detail the exact wording of the questions.[59]
In 1992, a group of Native Americans led by Suzan Harjo filed Harjo et al v. .Pro Football, Inc. to have the United States trademarks associated with the Redskins name cancelled under statutes which prevent registration of disparaging terms.^ We’ve written a few times about the Native American battle to get the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
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^ Petition seeks to cancel ‘Redskins’ trademark [Indian Country Today] Building a new generation to take on the Redskins case [Indian Country Today] .
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^ Pro-Football, to challenge the offensive team name and logo.
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.The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in 1999 ruled in favor of the petition and cancelled the trademarks.^ Drinker Biddle & Reath partner Philip Mause , who is representing the Native American plaintiffs, has another petition regarding the Redskins name pending before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
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^ The Board previously ruled in 1992 that “redskins” is defamatory and cannot be trademarked.
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^ The Blackhorse petition filed with the Trademark Board in 2006 was put on hold pending the outcome of Harjo v.
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Following appeals, in 2005 the D.C. Court of Appeals in Pro-Football, Inc. v. Harjo reversed the cancellation, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to support the finding of disparagement and holding that the majority of the petitioners were barred by laches from maintaining the suit.[60] .Had the cancellation of the trademark been successful, the team could have still used the name, and it still would have had enforceable trademark rights under state and local law.^ All team names, logos, and uniform designs are registered trademarks of their respective teams.
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^ Can't believe we kept using the Skins name so long" just like we now cringe when old people still use "Colored folk".
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^ A win would not make the Redskins the better team, but it could make their season.

It would thus have been able to prevent others from using its marks on promotional goods, such as jackets and caps. .It would, however, have lost various benefits of federal trademark registration, such as the ability to enlist the aid of the U.S. Customs Service to seize infringing imports at the border.^ If he wants the benefits the government provides to registered trademarks, however, he's got to play by the government's rules.
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On May 15, 2009 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed an earlier ruling that the Native Americans had waited too long to challenge the trademark. .The trademark was registered in 1967. Native Americans successfully got the court to reconsider based on the fact the one of the plaintiffs, Mateo Romero, was only 1 year old in 1967 and turned 18 in 1984. The court decision affirmed that, even accepting the 1984 date, the Native Americans had still waited too long for the 1992 challenge.^ The appeal to the high court centered on a 2003 decision by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly who found that the plaintiffs waited too long to challenge the trademark for the team, which was first issued in 1967.
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^ We're still moving (albeit) slowly on demeaning names/comments about Asians, so we're behind with Native Americans too.
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^ Can't believe we kept using the Skins name so long" just like we now cringe when old people still use "Colored folk".
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[61] In November, 2009, in Harjo v. Pro-Football, Inc., Case No. .09-326, the U.S. Supreme Court declined certiorari and refused to hear the Native American group's appeal.^ In fact, the governement explicity condemned the actions of several rogue generals who launched unnecessary attacks against native american groups.
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^ ATL just found the most extreme activist group that didn't even purport to speak for all native americans.
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Season-by-season records

Record vs. opponents

At of the conclusion of the 2009 NFL season. Includes postseason records.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
Team W L T Percent Last result Last date Last locale Postseason
Miami Dolphins 4 6 0 .400 W 16-13 (OT) Sep 9, 2007 Landover, Maryland
Oakland Raiders 4 7 0 .300 W 34-13 Dec 13, 2009 Oakland, California
Carolina Panthers 7 2 0 .777 L 20-17 Oct 11, 2009 Charlotte, North Carolina
Arizona Cardinals 74 44 2 .625 W 24-17 Sep 21, 2008 Landover, Maryland
Chicago Bears 18 20 1 .474 W 24-16 Dec 7, 2007 Landover, Maryland
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 1 0 .750 W 36-30 (OT) Oct 1, 2006 Landover, Maryland
Cleveland Browns 10 33 1 .239 W 14-11 Oct 19, 2008 Landover, Maryland
Atlanta Falcons 14 6 1 .725 L 31-17 Nov 8, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia
Dallas Cowboys 37 59 2 .367 L 0-17 Dec 27, 2009 Landover, Maryland
Denver Broncos 4 6 0 .400 W 27-17 Nov 15, 2009 Landover, Maryland
New Orleans Saints 15 8 0 .533 L 33-30 (OT) Dec 6, 2009 Landover, Maryland
New York Giants 61 89 4 .412 L 45-12 Dec 21, 2009 Landover,Maryland
Pittsburgh Steelers 42 21 3 .659 L 23-6 Nov 3, 2008 Landover, Maryland
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 8 0 .500 W 16-13 Oct 4, 2009 Landover, Maryland
Kansas City Chiefs 1 7 0 .125 L 14-6 Oct 18, 2009 Landover, Maryland
Buffalo Bills 4 7 0 .364 L 17-16 Dec 2, 2007 Landover, Maryland
Tennessee Titans 4 6 0 .400 L 25-22 Oct 15, 2006 Landover, Maryland
Indianapolis Colts 10 18 0 .357 L 36-22 Oct 22, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana
Detroit Lions 26 11 0 .703 L 14-19 Sep 27, 2009 Detroit, Michigan
Green Bay Packers 12 17 1 .417 L 17-14 Oct 14, 2007 Green Bay, Wisconsin
Minnesota Vikings 8 6 0 .571 W 32-21 Dec 23, 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota
St. Louis Rams 21 8 1 .717 W 9-7 Sept 20, 2009 Landover, Maryland
San Francisco 49ers 9 14 1 .396 L 27-24 Dec 28, 2008 San Francisco, California
Seattle Seahawks 10 4 0 .714 W 20-17 Nov 23, 2008 Seattle, Washington
Baltimore Ravens 1 3 0 .250 L 24-10 Dec 7, 2008 Baltimore, Maryland
New England Patriots 6 2 0 .750 L 52-7 Oct 28, 2007 Foxboro
Philadelphia Eagles 77 67 6 .537 L 27-24 Nov 29, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Houston Texans 2 0 0 1.000 W 31-15 Sept 24, 2006 Houston, Texas
Cincinnati Bengals 4 4 0 .500 L 20-13 Dec 14, 2008 Cincinnati, Ohio
New York Jets 8 1 0 .889 W 23-20 (OT) Nov 4, 2007 East Rutherford, New Jersey
San Diego Chargers 6 3 0 .667 L 23-20 Jan 3, 2010 San Diego, California
Total 510 488 23 .515

Cowboys rivalry

.The Cowboys–Redskins rivalry is a sports rivalry between two professional American football teams in the NFL that have won 31 combined division titles and ten World Championships, including eight combined Super Bowls.^ There’s even a mini-controversy between two afterthought backup QBs the team signed—Colt Brennan and Chase Daniel--both of whom have potential.

^ My analysis is based on past performances, reading between the lines, insightful analysis on my part, good old-fashioned guesswork, and a prayer or two to the football gods.

^ We’ve written a few times about the Native American battle to get the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
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[62] The rivalry started in 1960 when the Cowboys joined the league as an expansion team.[63] .During that year they were in separate conferences, but played once during the season.^ He didn’t’ play his rookie season, and after getting a job by default this year when right guard Randy Thomas got hurt, Rhino even lost that.

^ It’s bad enough the ‘skins are in arguably the toughest conference in the NFL; must they also play three preseason games against three of the toughest teams in football?

^ Writers like me will put ourselves on injured reserve with a hangnail or a hangover, but this guy once played all season with both thumbs broken and in casts.

.In 1961, Dallas was placed in the same division as the Redskins, and from that point on, they have played each other twice during every regular season.^ Only four other teams have even scored 138 points this season.
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^ But they weren't serious contenders in either playoff season; They had flawed rosters whose effort helped make up for other deficiencies.
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Texas oil tycoon Clint Murchison, Jr. was having a hard time bringing an NFL team to Dallas, Texas. .In 1958, Murchison heard that George Preston Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, was eager to sell the team.^ We’ve written a few times about the Native American battle to get the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
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.Just as the sale was about to be finalized, Marshall called for a change in terms.^ Regardless of what I feel about the political issue, being that I am Native American, I just find this so-called "fast" a little hypocritical.
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^ And by questionable calls, I mean just about every play Jim Zorn called.

Murchison was outraged and canceled the whole deal.[64] Around this time, Marshall had a falling out with the Redskin band director, Barnee Breeskin. Breeskin had written the music to the Redskins fight song, now a staple at the stadium.[64] He wanted revenge after the failed negotiations with Marshall. He approached Tom Webb, Murchison’s lawyer, and sold the rights for $2,500.[64] Murchison then decided to create his own team, with the support of NFL expansion committee chairman, George Halas. .Halas decided to put the proposition of a Dallas franchise before the NFL owners, which needed to have unanimous approval in order to pass.^ But as an NFL owner, he’s taken a First Rate Franchise and turned it into a Third Rate Franchise, without stopping at Second Rate Franchise.

^ Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner analyzed how a sports franchise owner thinks on Monday’s “Mike and Mike” ESPN show.

The only owner against the proposal was George Preston Marshall. However, Marshall found out that Murchison owned the rights to Washington's fight song, so a deal was finally struck. .If Marshall showed his approval of the Dallas franchise, Murchison would return the song.^ Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner analyzed how a sports franchise owner thinks on Monday’s “Mike and Mike” ESPN show.

The Cowboys were then founded and began playing in 1960.[64]

Players of note

Current roster

Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Offensive Linemen
Defensive Linemen
Linebackers
Defensive Backs
Special Teams
Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Restricted FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 13, 2010
Depth ChartTransactions

56 Active, 0 Inactive, 8 FAs

Pro Football Hall of Famers

Washington Redskins inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Players
Number Name Positions Seasons Number Name Positions Seasons
9 Sonny Jurgensen QB 1964–1974 17 Turk Edwards OT-DT 1932–1940
20 Cliff Battles RB-CB 1932–1937 26 Paul Krause S 1964–1967
27 Ken Houston S 1973–1980 28 Darrell Green CB 1983–2002
33 Sammy Baugh QB-S-P 1937–1952 35 Bill Dudley RB-CB 1950–1953
40 Wayne Millner TE-DE 1936–1941 42 Charley Taylor WR 1964–1977
44 John Riggins RB 1976–1985 49 Bobby Mitchell RB 1962–1968
68 Russ Grimm G 1981–1991 70 Sam Huff LB 1964–1967
73 Stan Jones DT 1966 75 Deacon Jones DE 1974
78 Bruce Smith DE 2000–2003 81 Art Monk WR 1980–1993
Management
Number Name Positions Seasons Number Name Positions Seasons
-- George Allen Head coach 1971–1977 -- Ray Flaherty Head coach 1936–1942
-- Joe Gibbs Head coach 1981–1992, 2004–2007 -- Otto Graham Head coach 1966–1968
-- Curly Lambeau Head coach 1952–1953 -- Vince Lombardi Head coach 1969
-- George Preston Marshall Owner & founder 1932–1969 -- Mike McCormack Assistant coach 1965–1972
-- Emmitt Thomas Assistant coach 1986-94

Retired numbers

Unofficial retired numbers

The Redskins' policy since Baugh's retirement has been to not retire numbers. However, some numbers are unofficially retired and are usually withheld from being assigned to new players. The following numbers of past Redskin greats fall into that category.
.The use of unofficial retired numbers drew controversy during Steve Spurrier's first year as head coach.^ Are you aware of the comments Portis made about his head coach last year?

^ While Vinny Cerrato promised not to fire Zorn during the season, Danny seemed to get his jollies emasculating his head coach by taking away his favorite part of coaching.

^ Zorn has earned another year as head coach in my book.

[65] Quarterbacks Danny Wuerffel and Shane Matthews first wore 7 and 9 respectively during training camp. .The resulting sports talk furor led to them switching to 17 and 6.[65] During the season, reserve tight end Leonard Stephens wore number 49 for the season.^ All-Pro OLT Chris Samuels is into his thirties and ended last season on injured reserve.

^ The Oline, which played spectacularly well during the first half of the season, wore down and wore out as the year progressed.

.After his retirement as assistant GM, Bobby Mitchell blasted the team, accusing late owners Edward Bennett Williams and Jack Kent Cooke of racism for not being considered for GM and was upset that the team would let a player like Leonard Stephens wear his number.^ There have been conflicts galore in and around Redskin Park, with the main event between the team owner and a legendary retired Redskin running back.

^ So I for Snyder to turn control of his toy, the Redskins, over to anyone, I imagine it would have been like me letting someone else ride my new bike instead of me.

^ Owner Dan Snyder: Let me start by saying financially, Dan Snyder has served Dan Snyder like a prince.

[66] .Although Sean Taylor's number (21) has yet to be re-issued, it is unclear yet whether it falls into this category.^ Sean Taylor Jersey: Reebok White Replica #21 Washington Redskins Jersey See Details Add to Wishlist .
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Washington Hall of Stars

.The Washington Hall of Stars is a series of banners hanging at RFK Stadium honoring D.C. performers from all sports.^ It's often used used as a generic catch-all phrase in sports when nothing serious is going on.
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It was previously located on a series of white-and-red signs ringing the face of the stadium's mezzanine level. Another version hangs on a large sign on one of the parking garages at Nationals Park. The Redskins honored on it include Hall-of-Famers Allen, Battles, Baugh, Dudley, Houston, Huff, Jurgensen, Marshall, Millner, Mitchell, Riggins, and Taylor; "retired number" honorees Brown, Monk, Moseley, and Theismann; and the following:
.Despite having been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Turk Edwards, Ray Flaherty, Joe Gibbs, and Paul Krause are not on the Hall of Stars banners.^ Joe Theismann Washington Redskins Autographed Pro Football with Super Bowl XVII Champs Inscription See Details Add to Wishlist .
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Edwards, Flaherty, and Gibbs had been honored on signs on the prior version of the Hall of Stars.

Redskins Ring of Fame

.When the Redskins moved out of RFK Stadium, the signs commemorating the Washington Hall of Stars were left behind and the team began a new tradition of honoring Redskins greats via the "Ring of Fame," a set of signs on the upper level facade at FedEx Field.^ That being said with the 13th overall pick in the Rotoworld Pancake Blocks draft the Washington Redskins select Andre Smith, Left Tackle out of the University of Alabama.
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^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

^ The Redskins traditionally won “High Hopes” honors during the off-season thanks to the open checkbook of new owner Dan Snyder.

.Unlike the Hall of Stars, which honors historical greats from all sports, the Ring of Fame is limited to honoring Redskins greats.^ With all due respect to Jason Campbell as a decent human being, that would be no great loss to the Redskins QB situation.

^ A short while later Redskins Hall of Fame great John Riggins took to the airwaves to rip Snyder personally as a “bad man” with a “dark soul.” Ooooh, that’s gotta sting.

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The following is a list of members of the Ring of Fame:[67][68]

The 70 Greatest Redskins

.
Mark May, offensive lineman for the Redskins between 1981 and 1989, was named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
^ Adding to the shock and confusion, not one pick was used to address the Redskins most glaring need—the offensive line.

^ Are you aware that the only offensive lineman the Racquetball guy drafted in the last five years started exactly one game?

^ I’ll begin by noting that the Giants may have the best offensive line in the NFL. So the Redskins should get much better against the Rams.

[69]
.In honor of the Redskins' 70th anniversary, on June 13, 2002, a panel selected the 70 Greatest Redskins to honor the players and coaches who were significant on-field contributors to the Redskins five championships and rich history.^ No one--not players, not coaches, not kickers--who’ve been with Dallas have ever helped the Redskins.

^ Seven years as a Redskin and one memorable season--the backup who couldn’t get on the field, the has-been who never was.

^ I can’t draft, I can’t trade, I can’t select coaches, and neither can Dan Snyder, who, by the way, stinks at racquetball, too.

.They were honored in a weekend of festivities, including a special halftime ceremony during the Redskins' 26–21 win over the Indianapolis Colts.^ The Redskins traditionally won “High Hopes” honors during the off-season thanks to the open checkbook of new owner Dan Snyder.

[70]
.The panel that chose the 70 consisted of former news anchor Bernard Shaw; former player Bobby Mitchell; Senator George Allen (son of coach George Allen); broadcaster Ken Beatrice; Noel Epstein, editor for the Washington Post; former diplomat Joseph J. Sisco; Phil Hochberg, who retired in 2001 after 38 years as team stadium announcer; Pro Football Hall of Fame historian Joe Horrigan; sportscaster George Michael; sports director Andy Pollin; NFL Films president Steven Sabol; and news anchor Jim Vance.^ The death of legendary Washington area and national sportscaster George Michael last week reminded me that Washington has had its fair share of extraordinary sports anchors in broadcast media.

^ Did you know the Redskins are being mocked on national sports shows for hiring a former Bingo caller as their new play caller?

^ Allen, in addition to being the son of a legendary former Redskin Coach, has carved out a nice niche GMing at Oakland when they were formidable, and at Tampa Bay when they were midable.

[70]
.The list includes three head coaches and 67 players, of which 41 were offensive players, 23 defensive players and three special teams players.^ To briefly recap: Zorn was brought in as an offensive coordinator, then offered the Head Coach job when no one else wanted it.

^ I know you have a “relationship” with Clinton Portis but I will not tolerate anyone on my team with that kind of control over the head coach.

^ But Zorn was never an offensive coordinator in the pro ranks before he became head coach of the Redskins, and it shows.

[70]
.Among the 70 Greatest, there are 92 Super Bowl appearances, with 47 going once and 45 playing in more than one.^ Their bye-week appearance was more shocking than seeing the Loch Ness Monster do the Tango on “Dancing with the Stars.” .

^ Do you go to Redskins Park after lights out and look longingly at the Three Super Bowl trophies this once proud franchise won?

^ Now I have to tell you that 354 pounds doesn’t shout “slim” to anyone—unless they were once a hundred or more pounds heavier than that.

.Twenty-nine members possess one Super Bowl ring and 26 have more than one.^ I’m the first unlicensed Genius to suggest the Redskins turn it around by adapting a successful business practice of one organization that has thrived for more than a century.

^ Why if Congress wasn’t one of the few institutions more inept than the Redskins, I might even suggest they take over the team and fix it.

^ Fred (Alarm Clock) Davis replaced him and shocked everyone by catching eight passes—one more than he’d caught all year.

Also, before the Super Bowl, members of the 70 made 18 World Championship appearances including six that participated in the Redskins' NFL Championship victories in 1937 and 1942.[70]
# Name Position Years
21 Terry Allen RB 1995–98
41 Mike Bass CB 1969–75
20 Cliff Battles B 1932–37
33 Sammy Baugh QB 1937–52
31 Don Bosseler B 1957–64
53 Jeff Bostic C 1980–93
4 Mike Bragg P 1968–79
80 Gene Brito DE 1951–53,55–58
43 Larry Brown RB 1969–76
77 Bill Brundige DE 1970–77
65 Dave Butz DT 1975–88
21 Earnest Byner RB 1989–93
84 Gary Clark WR 1985–92
51 Monte Coleman LB 1979–94
53 Al DeMao C 1945–53
36 Chuck Drazenovich LB 1950–59
35 Bill Dudley RB 1950–51,53
17 Turk Edwards OT 1932–40
44 Andy Farkas FB 1938–44
37 Pat Fischer CB 1968–77
28 Darrell Green CB 1983–2002
68 Russ Grimm G 1981–91
55 Chris Hanburger LB 1965–78
57 Ken Harvey LB 1994–98
56 Len Hauss C 1964–77
27 Ken Houston S 1973–80
70 Sam Huff LB 1964–67,69
66 Joe Jacoby OT/G 1981–93
47 Dick James RB 1955–63
9 Sonny Jurgensen QB 1964–74
22 Charlie Justice RB 1950,52–54
17 Billy Kilmer QB 1971–78
26 Paul Krause DB 1964–67
79 Jim Lachey OT 1988–95
14 Eddie LeBaron QB 1952–53,55–59
# Name Position Years
72 Dexter Manley DE 1981–89
71 Charles Mann DE 1983–93
58 Wilber Marshall LB 1988–92
73 Mark May OT 1981–89
79 Ron McDole DE 1971–78
63 Raleigh McKenzie G 1985–94
53 Harold McLinton LB 1969–78
40 Wayne Millner E 1936–41,45
49 Bobby Mitchell FL 1962–68
30 Brian Mitchell RB 1990–99
81 Art Monk WR 1980–93
3 Mark Moseley K 1974–86
29 Mark Murphy S 1977–84
21 Mike Nelms KR 1980–84
52 Neal Olkewicz LB 1979–89
23 Brig Owens DB 1966–77
65 Vince Promuto G 1960–70
44 John Riggins RB 1976–79,81–85
11 Mark Rypien QB 1987–93
83 Ricky Sanders WR 1986–93
76 Ed Simmons OT 1987–97
87 Jerry Smith TE 1965–77
60 Dick Stanfel G 1956–58
74 George Starke OT 1973–84
72 Diron Talbert DT 1971–80
84 Hugh Taylor E 1947–54
42 Charley Taylor WR 1964–77
7 Joe Theismann QB 1974–85
67 Rusty Tillman LB 1970–77
85 Don Warren TE 1979–92
25 Joe Washington RB 1981–84
17 Doug Williams QB 1986–89
George Allen head coach 1971–77
Ray Flaherty head coach 1936–42
Joe Gibbs head coach 1981–92,04–07

All-time first-round draft picks

Coaches of note

Current staff

Washington Redskins staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Daniel Snyder
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Bruce Allen
  • Vice President of Football Administration – Eric Shaffer
  • Director of Player Personnel – Scott Campbell
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Morocco Brown
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
 
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
  • Special Teams Coordinator – Danny Smith
  • Assistant Special Teams – Richard Hightower
Strength and Conditioning
  • Strength and Conditioning – Ray Wright
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Chad Englehart

Single-season records

* NFL Record

Redskins career records

NFL records

Offense

.
  • The Washington Redskins have had two 14 win seasons, in both 1983 and 1991.^ A win would not make the Redskins the better team, but it could make their season.

    ^ The best thing about Week Two of training camp is the Redskins haven’t lost anyone for the season—yet.

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    This is sixth place all time.[75]
  • .
  • The Redskins scored 541 points in 1983, an NFL record that was surpassed by the 1998 Minnesota Vikings and again by the 2007 New England Patriots, and is still third all time.^ The so-called be-all and end-all to Redskin woes—an uncapped year—is still a distinct possibility.

    ^ But how do they practice cohesiveness and stay healthy when their preseason includes the Baltimore Ravens, who manhandled the Redskins line last year, the world champion Pittsburgh Steelers, and the resurgent New England Patriots?

    ^ By the time you read this, it will undoubtedly be an even doner deal, with all major media, from “Vatican Times” to the “Drudge Report” re-reporting the big news.

    [76]
  • .
  • The Redskins' 72 points against the New York Giants on November 27, 1966, is the most points ever scored by an NFL team in a regular season game and the 72 to 41 score amounted to 113 points and the highest scoring game ever in NFL history.^ Dilfer pointed out how the good teams that have fallen on hard times this season have done so primarily because of coordinator changes.

    ^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

    ^ The new, high priced “team saviors” Danny bought in the off-season buy-a-thon, disappointed—which most of us are used to by now.

    [76] .The second half scoring for the game amounted to 65 points, the second highest point total for second half scoring and the third highest total scoring in any half in NFL history.^ Since I don’t think much can be learned from the second half of a first pre-season game, this is based on the first two quarters.

    ^ But as an NFL owner, he’s taken a First Rate Franchise and turned it into a Third Rate Franchise, without stopping at Second Rate Franchise.

    [76] .The Redskins' ten touchdowns are the most by a team in a single game and the 16 total touchdowns are the most combined for a game.^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

    ^ But alas, the first two games of the new GM, Bruce Allen’s era saw two of the most embarrassing performances the Redskins have given in recent history.

    [77] .The Redskins' nine PATs is the second most all time for a single game and the 14 combined is the most ever in a game.^ Of all times to need a breakthrough game, Campbell couldn’t chosen a much tougher one.

    ^ But alas, the first two games of the new GM, Bruce Allen’s era saw two of the most embarrassing performances the Redskins have given in recent history.

    [78]
  • .
  • The Redskins set a record for most first downs in a game with 39 in a game against Detroit on November 4, 1990. They also set a record by not allowing a single first down against the N.Y. Giants on September 27, 1942.[79]
  • The Redskins have led the league in passing eight times, in 1938, 1940, 1944, 1947–48, 1967, 1974, 1989. Only the San Diego Chargers have led more times.^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

    ^ Hunter the Punter, (Punter/Passer): More damaged goods for the Redskin kicking game, we thought.

    ^ For the first two games, DBs needed a GPS to find receivers they were supposed to be covering.

    [80] The Redskins led the league in completion percentage 11 times, in 1937, 1939–1940, 1942–45, 1947–48, 1969–1970, second only to the San Francisco 49ers.[80] .Their four straight years from 1942–45 is the second longest streak.
  • The Redskins' nine sacks allowed in 1991 is the third fewest allowed in a season.^ Compensation: You have offered me $10,000,000 a year, plus bumps for the second and third years.

    [80]
  • The Redskins' completed 43 passes in an overtime win against Detroit on November 4, 1990, second most all-time.[80]

Defense

  • The Redskins recovered eight opponent's fumbles against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 25, 1976, which is the most ever in one game.[81]
  • .
  • The Redskins' allowed 82 first downs in 1937, third fewest all-time.^ All running backs on the active roster will be cut or traded, except Anthony Alridge, who will be developed as a third down back.

    [82]
  • The Redskins have led the league in fewest total yards allowed five times, 1935–37, 1939, and 1946, which is the third most.[83] .Their three consecutive years from 1935-37 is an NFL record.^ I will stay on record saying that Jim Zorn has earned another year, but modify it by saying it depends on how the team plays the next three games.

    [83]
  • .
  • The Redskins have lead the league in fewest passing yards allowed seven times, in 1939, 1942, 1945, 1952–53, 1980, and 1985, second only to Green Bay (10).^ Not only did Smith recover from his Groin to punt Sunday, but then he threw a 35-yard TD pass on a trick play for his Loser’s Revenge.

    [84]
  • .
  • The Redskins had 61 defensive turnovers in 1983, the third most all-time.^ For most of the runs the only blocker in front of the tailback was center Casey Rabach, being pushed into the Redskins backfield by a Giants Defensive tackle.

    [85] .The turnover differential of +43 that year was the highest of all time.
  • The Redskins had only 12 defensive turnovers in 2006, the fewest in a 16-game season and second all time.^ Redskins starters from last year (including Jansen) are all 30-somethings.

    ^ This year, it's basically the same jalopy, only with another 12,000 miles on it.

    ^ If those two starters miss any time this year, the Redskins offensive line will implode like, well, like it did last year.

    .(The Baltimore Colts had 11 turnovers in the strike-shortened 1982 Season which lasted only 9 games.^ Chris Cooley can last a season, but he’s only one man.

    ^ Yeah, I know Fred Davis fumbled two catches, but hey, he only caught three passes all last season.

    ^ Are you aware that the only offensive lineman the Racquetball guy drafted in the last five years started exactly one game?

    )[86]

Special teams

  • The Redskins led the league in field goals for eight seasons, 1945, 1956, 1971, 1976-77, 1979, 1982, 1992. Only the Green Bay Packers have ever led more. Their 49 field goals attempted in 1971 is the most ever attempted in a single season.[87]
  • .
  • The Redskins and Bears attempted an NFL record 11 field goals on November 14, 1971, and the Redskins and Giants tied that mark on November 14, 1976.[87]
  • The Redskins 28 consecutive games, from 1988 to 1990, scoring a field goal is third all time.^ While I think the game will be won on the line, as a Redskin fan, Giants rookie receiver Hakeem Nicks scares the Hell out of me.

    ^ You don’t complain that it should just be for girls, or that it shouldn’t be scheduled opposite the Redskins/Giants game.

    ^ The Redskins offensive line is not good enough or big enough to ram it down anyone’s throats, least of all the Giants.

    [87]
  • .
  • The Redskins have led the league in punting average six times, in 1940-43, 1945, and 1958, second only to the Denver Broncos.^ Philly’s snagging of WR DeSean Jackson and Denver landing WR Eddie Royal with their second round picks compounded the insult to the receiver-hungry Redskins.

    [88] Their four consecutive years from 1940–43 is an NFL record.[88]
  • .
  • The Redskins have led the league in average kickoff return yards eight times, in 1942, 1947, 1962–63, 1973–74, 1981, and 1995, more than any other team.^ And more than that, it is a coordinators’ league.

    ^ What Dilfer believes is that more than ever, this is a coaches league, a system league, a place where smart guys prevail.

    ^ In fact, Zorn’s play calling has been bad ever since the first six games of his Redskin tenure, back before other teams figured him out.

    [89]

Broadcasting

Radio

.As of 2008, the Redskins' flagship station is WTEM (ESPN 980), owned by Red Zebra Broadcasting, which in turn is owned by Snyder.^ Wouldn’t it be ironic if the best pick of the Redskins 2008 draft class turns out to be Justin Tryon?

^ So I for Snyder to turn control of his toy, the Redskins, over to anyone, I imagine it would have been like me letting someone else ride my new bike instead of me.

[90]
.Larry Michael, formerly of Westwood One, is the team's play-by-play announcer and director of broadcasting.^ One, Chad Rinehart, was a 3rd round Redskins pick who didn’t even play special teams his rookie year.

^ His famous sound bite was heard over and over, played by one of the best sports broadcasters ever to ply his trade in Los Angeles, the late Jim Healy.

[91] Michael replaced longtime announcer Frank Herzog in 2004.[92] Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff are the color analysts.[92] Rick Walker is the sideline reporter.

Television

Telecasts of preseason games not shown on national networks are aired in HD exclusively on Comcast SportsNet in the overall Mid-Atlantic region. .WRC broadcasts preseason games in SD in the Washington, D.C. area.^ The death of legendary Washington area and national sportscaster George Michael last week reminded me that Washington has had its fair share of extraordinary sports anchors in broadcast media.

.Comcast SportsNet also airs a pregame show and an extensive game recap program after each Redskins regular season Sunday game.^ But Sunday, he showed heart, guts and determination, turning a short gainer into a big one, breaking tackles and inspiring the Redskin offense by example.

Superstition regarding US Presidential elections

.For 17 of the past 18 United States Presidential elections, a win for the Redskins' last home game prior to Election Day coincided with the incumbent party winning re-election.^ I’ve spent much of the last day pouring over post-game accounts and analyses, plus reading the always-evenhanded comments by diehard Redskin fans on blogs.

^ And if the Giants OLine handles the Redskins revamped defensive unit, it could be game over early.

.The exception was in 2004, when the Republican Party incumbent George W. Bush won re-election despite the Green Bay Packers beating the Redskins.^ Sure the old Chicago Bear, N.Y. Giant and Green Bay Packer defenses of yore mostly just dared you to beat them, but the great defenses of the modern era rely on complexity, unpredictability and an attacking style.

[93] Other than this exception, this "Redskins Rule" has proven true since 1936 when they won and incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt won re-election, prior to the Redskins' move from Boston in 1937.[94]
.In 2008, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Redskins on the eve of Election Day 23-6, and Barack Obama won the presidency the following evening.^ Redskin’s fans have been following the cataclysmic events; even some non-fans find it irresistible.

^ Cerrato, Vincent, (Dartboard): Every dog has his day, and the Redskins Executive Vice President has been dogged by everyone, including me, for bad drafts and bad free agent pickups.

.The Redskins Rule was discovered by Steve Hirdt, executive vice president of the Elias Sports Bureau, while searching for discussion fodder in 2000 for a game between the Redskins and Titans.^ There are individual exceptions, but by and large, the team has become a tribute to the ineptness of owner Dan Snyder and former Executive Vice President Vinny Snyder.

^ Cerrato, Vincent, (Dartboard): Every dog has his day, and the Redskins Executive Vice President has been dogged by everyone, including me, for bad drafts and bad free agent pickups.

^ Is it too soon to nominate Redskins Executive Vice President Vinny Cerrato for NFL Executive of the Year?

[95]

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Achievements
Preceded by
San Francisco 49ers
1981
Super Bowl Champions
Washington Redskins

1982
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Raiders
1983
Preceded by
New York Giants
1986
Super Bowl Champions
Washington Redskins

1987
Succeeded by
San Francisco 49ers
1988 and 1989
Preceded by
New York Giants
1990
Super Bowl Champions
Washington Redskins

1991
Succeeded by
Dallas Cowboys
1992 and 1993

Simple English

Washington Redskins
Established 1932
Play in Landover, Maryland
League/Conference affiliations

National Football League (1932–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933-1949)
  • American Conference (1950-1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953-1969)
    • Capitol Division (1967-1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970-present)
    • NFC East (1970-present)
Team Details
Team colors Burgundy, Gold, White
Fight song Hail to the Redskins
Personnel
Owner Dan Snyder
General Manager nonehttp://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Washington_Redskins&action=edit
Head Coach Jim Zorn
Team history
  • Boston Braves (1932)
  • Boston Redskins (1933-1936)
  • Washington Redskins (1937–present)

Team Nicknames
The Skins
Championships
League Championships (5)
  • NFL Championships (2)
    1937, 1942
  • Super Bowl Championships (3)
    1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)
Conference Championships (5)
  • NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991
Division Championships (12)
  • NFL East: 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945
  • NFC East: 1972, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999
Home fields
  • Braves Field (1932)
  • Fenway Park (1933-1936)
  • Griffith Stadium (1937-1960)
  • RFK Stadium (1961-1996)
    • a.k.a. D.C. Stadium (1961-1968)
  • FedExField (1997-present)
    • a.k.a. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium (1997-1999)

The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. The team's head office and training area are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia. They are part of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Redskins aren't in the playoffs

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