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 »
As the white hot hype of the 2015 NFL Draft melts away into the soft doldrums of the offseason, I thought I’d put together a wallpaper to commemorate the Redskins selections. It was hard to get all ten draft picks on to a wallpaper!
Just click on the image to get the full 1440×900 wallpaper size. Enjoy.
Hail to the Redskins.