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Hail to the Redskins 2011

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Why a separate thread? Because it's the REDSKINS.

In this thread, we discuss Rex and Becks, how Shanny's power running game will terrorize the NFC East, and the imminent return to glory.

Haters, please stay away.
post #2 of 29
Alright, I'll bite.

Unlike most Skins fans I wouldn't go so far as to wish Dan Snyder into a shallow grave, but I really do wish somebody else would buy the team so Skins fans no longer have to live in shame.

Born and raised in the District, I now live in Chicago so I follow both the Bears and the Skins, which would put Grossman as the common denominator here. If Grossman does end up starting, and after Beck's performance last night this looks likely, I think he'll do well. Beck will be a good QB in the future, but I just don't think his time is now. Grossman is the vet and has paid his dues; I say give him the green light and see what he can do.

I'm also interested to see how effective their new run game will be and which RB the often finicky Shanahan will end up going with. Hightower is a big, solid back but nothing really notable. Hopefully he'll prove the skeptics wrong. Also liking the improvements in the O-Line. They looked good in preseason.

Did you participate in the blood drive to get free tickets to the opener against the Giants?
post #3 of 29
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I will be very surprised if Beck is not named the starter. Both Shanahan and son have well-publicized man crushes on Beck and were going to give him the job unless Grossman clearly outplayed him in preseason, which didn't happen. With Grossman, you have to worry about whether Good Rex or Bad Rex is going to show up. Beck will be a better game manager, which is what the Redskins need at QB this season.

I have very high hopes for the running game considering what Shanny did with journeymen RBs in Denver.
post #4 of 29
I'll watch when the season starts.
post #5 of 29
I grew up delivering the Washington Post to Art Monk, my neighbor was a Redskins Cheerleader, and Joe Theisman walked his (puny) dog along the route my school bus took to school. I remember the original "Hogs" I've been a fan for a while.

I like Shanahan from my days in Colorado, and would love to see Beck get his shot at the big time.

Redskins are my team this year.
post #6 of 29
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I grew up delivering the Washington Post to Art Monk, my neighbor was a Redskins Cheerleader, and Joe Theisman walked his (puny) dog along the route my school bus took to school. I remember the original "Hogs" I've been a fan for a while.
That's awesome.

When I was in junior high (in California) Charley Taylor, Roy Jefferson and another Redskin came to give a speech in the gym. They were great, and captivated the entire crowd. I have no idea why they came to that school (I guess they were playing the Rams but the school was more than an hour from LA), but it was amazing seeing guys I had only seen on TV. Those two were stellar receivers. IIRC Roy Jefferson was pretty pimped, a la Frenchie Fuqua, with these huge mutton-chops.
Edited by venessian - 9/2/11 at 3:05pm
post #7 of 29
I actually have all 3 of the Redskin Super Bowl Champions Wheaties boxes.
post #8 of 29
Art Monk was a truly nice guy. As I said above, I delivered his newspaper. I also had to go around and collect the newspaper payments from all of my customers. I remember one night, I was out collecting for the paper. It was really cold and miserable. He invited me in, and talked to me for a while, and his wife (who was stunningly beautiful) made me a cup of hot chocolate. I didn't really know at the time what a big star he was.

Anyway, I think that was kind of impressive for a famous, future Hall of Fame football star, taking time out for a nobody newspaper boy.
post #9 of 29
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Art Monk was a truly nice guy. As I said above, I delivered his newspaper. I also had to go around and collect the newspaper payments from all of my customers. I remember one night, I was out collecting for the paper. It was really cold and miserable. He invited me in, and talked to me for a while, and his wife (who was stunningly beautiful) made me a cup of hot chocolate. I didn't really know at the time what a big star he was.

Anyway, I think that was kind of impressive for a famous, future Hall of Fame football star, taking time out for a nobody newspaper boy.

+1 on him being a stand-up guy. Man could jump too.

My Redskins moment was when Doug Williams visited our elementary school, fresh off of his Super Bowl victory. Every kid just watched in awe.

My dad's Redskin moment was always seeing John Riggins at the bar the night before a game, just roaring drunk and a gal on each arm. Then he'd wake up the next morning, run the ball up the inside for the duration of the game and rack up over a 100 yards rushing and a touchdown or two. Rinse and repeat.

That was the Diesel.

It's not that I just miss the Redskins of those days, I miss football in general from that time. The 70's and 80's was just a fantastic time for NFL football.
post #10 of 29
Three day old news, but looks like Grossman got the green light to start.

Should be a good opener on Sunday. I'll be watching from Chicago.
post #11 of 29
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Three day old news, but looks like Grossman got the green light to start.

Should be a good opener on Sunday. I'll be watching from Chicago.

I never thought I'd see the day that ANYBODY got excited about a Rex Grossman start.
post #12 of 29
Whoa, whoa, whoa...hold on; I didn't say anything about being excited about a Rex Grossman start. I said it would be a good opening game for the season itself.

NY vs. DC; both attacked on 9/11; 10 year anniversary, solemn patriotism, that kinda thing.

Sheesh, let's not get carried away here. smile.gif
post #13 of 29
I love these threads each year. I love how you guys have such overblown hopes, and how each and every year you end up around 4-12 or 5-11, desperately searching for excuses like a blind man punching in the dark. I get a sick satisfaction out of the whole spectacle.
post #14 of 29
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I love these threads each year. I love how you guys have such overblown hopes, and how each and every year you end up around 4-12 or 5-11, desperately searching for excuses like a blind man punching in the dark. I get a sick satisfaction out of the whole spectacle.

Remind me again, what was the Cowboys' record last year?
post #15 of 29
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I love these threads each year. I love how you guys have such overblown hopes, and how each and every year you end up around 4-12 or 5-11, desperately searching for excuses like a blind man punching in the dark. I get a sick satisfaction out of the whole spectacle.

Clearly you've never known any Cubs fans.
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