Life has been hectic. Raising a young boy is the joy of my life and I took some time this offseason to re-charge my Redskins batteries. I will be re-joining the Redskins pleasuredome very soon and we look forward to our 14th NFL season at theHogs.net!
I wasn’t completely derelict in my duties… I did spend a lot of time on shareable graphics this offseason. I will be releasing a new Redskins wallpaper EVERY Wednesday of the regular season – at least 16, as many as 19. Look for the hashtag #wallpaperWednesday in my timeline.
I also worked on a couple of other weekly graphic features as well, but all in good time my Redskins brethren. I will be re-starting the morning Hog Wires again soon as well, with the opening of training camp.
Wish I was sweating my burgundy and gold berries off on the sidelines with my fam – but me and the lad are there in spirit.
Hail to the Redskins.
With the announcement earlier this week that Doug Williams was being inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor, he is the subject of this week’s Flashback Friday. The man who spearheaded the greatest quarter in Redskins history. The man who spearheaded the greatest quarter in Super Bowl history.
From Redskins.com’s 80 Greatest Redskins.
Most valuable player of Super Bowl XXII… Posted a 94.0 quarterback rating in 1987… First African-American quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl championship… Proudest accomplishments are winning Super Bowl and becoming a high school and college coach back home in Louisiana… Lists older brother Robert Williams as his greatest inspiration. The Redskins “gave me an opportunity to see what a franchise is all about and allowed me to start and play at the highest level”… Most admired teammate was Jeff Bostic, “I remember how he fought through adversity.”
Full bio here.
You know you’re career was exceptional, when you make two Ring of Honors. Congratulations Doug.
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And then there were ten. As in all ten of the Redskins 2015 NFL Draft picks have now signed their rookie contracts and will be available for immediate action.
While terms of the deal are not yet known, Brandon Scherff is believed to have signed a deal worth a guaranteed $22.6 million, with a reported $13.7 million in signing bonus. It is a four year deal with a team option for the fifth year – as stipulated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Scherff is just the third offensive lineman selected by Washington in the first round of the draft, in the last 15 years (Chris Samuels , Trent Williams). Read the rest of this entry »
It seems only fitting that the day after the Redskins signed 11 undrafted free agents, that we flashback to a never forgotten legend of the burgundy and gold… Joe Jacoby.
After all, not only was Jacoby never drafted, and not only is he the greatest Redskin player to never be drafted – he is one of the greatest players in NFL history to never be drafted.
Happy Flashback Friday.
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Hail to the Redskins, hail to one of the greatest Redskins and undrafted NFL players ever – and my personal fave of all time. Big Jake.
The Redskins announced the signing of eleven undrafted free agents yesterday, and are expected to announce a couple more in the next few days. Washington’s rookie camp starts next week (May 15).
Here is a list of the players that were signed: Read the rest of this entry »