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Flashback Friday: This Day in 1956


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On this day, October 28th back in 1956, the Washington Redskins defeated the Chicago Cardinals 17-14.

Washington overcame an early 14 point deficit. Sam Baker got the Redskins on the board with a 22-yard field goal, and then two Al Dorow second half touchdowns – the first, a 34-yard pass to Dick James, and the second, a 40-yard pass to Steve Mellinger – carved out a tough Redskins win.

For the Cardinals, Max Boydston reeled in a 39 yard pass from Lamar McHan and Johnny Olszewski ran for a 7-yard touchdown early in the first; but it was all downhill from there. Both TDs were converted by Pat Summerall. Yes, THAT Pat Summerall. He played for the Cardinals from 1953-1957. He passed away in 2013 after many years of NFL service both on the field and in the broadcast booth.

The Cardinals were in Chicago from 1920 until 1960 when they moved to St. Louis. They moved to Phoenix in 1988 and after 6 years as the Phoenix Cardinals, were re-named the Arizona Cardinals in 1994.

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The Redskins finished the season 6-6, and 3rd in the NFL East.

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Flashback Friday: This Day in 1984


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On this day, October 14th in 1984, the Washington Redskins hammered the Dallas Cowboys 34-14.

Joe Theismann may have only been 11 of 17 for 182 yards, but 3 of those passes were touchdowns. Two of them were hauled in by Clint Didier, and the third was an 80-yard bomb to Calvin Muhammad.

Monte Coleman also picked off a Gary Hogeboom pass and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown.

The Redskins went on to finish the season 11-5 and won the NFC East. They lost to the Bears in the playoffs.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/198410140was.htm

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Flashback Friday: This Day in 2007


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On this day, October 7th in 2007, the Washington Redskins crushed the Detroit Lions 34-3.

Jason Campbell was a near perfect 23 of 29 for 248 yards. He threw two touchdown passes for a stellar quarterback rating of 128.3. Antwaan Randle El led all Redskin receivers with 100 yards on 7 receptions.

Not only did Carlos Rogers actually catch a ball that hit him in the hands, he returned it 61 yards for a touchdown (this was before getting his eyes fixed of course – if you remember, he couldn’t catch a cold).

Sean Taylor had a 35-yard interception return.

Check out this clip of Sean gunning off the Lions as the Skins come out of the tunnel for the game and getting jacked up before the game even starts – near the end of the clip. RIP brother – you are certainly missed and never forgotten. Thanks YouTube…

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Flashback Friday: This Day in 2012


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On this day, September 30th, in 2012, the Washington Redskins scored a come from behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Billy Cundiff kicked a 41 yard field goal to give Washington a 24-22 victory, after Robert Griffin III executed a near perfect 2-minute drill with 1:42 to play. He completed 3 straight passes, before taking off on a 15-yard scamper that put Cundiff in range.

Griffin also ran for a 5-yartd touchdown earlier in the game, and finished the day 26 of 35 for 323 yards.

The Redskins went on to finish the season 10-6 and won the NFC East.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201209300tam.htm

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Flashback Friday: This Day in 1962


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On this day, September 23rd, way back in 1962, the Washington Redskins scored a come from behind victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Bobby Mitchell hauled in a 50 yard pass from Norm Snead in the 4th quarter to eke out a 17-16 win. It was a tough day for Snead who completed only 8 passes and was sacked 4 times. Mitchell caught 3 passes for 94 yards of Snead’s 147.

The Redskins went on to finish the season 5-7-2.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/196209230cle.htm#team_stats

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Flashback Friday: Trevor Matich


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Today’s Flashback Friday is Trevor Matich. After all, today is his birthday. 🙂

Matich played for the Redskins from 1994 through 1996, but was in Washington after his playing days, cutting his broadcasting teeth in D.C.

Perhaps the most memorable quote by Matich in his time here, was on (then) Head Coach Steve Spurrier:

“The Redskins would be better off if their head coach were a ham sandwich. A ham sandwich has no personal agenda and would at least do no harm.”

Umm, perfect.

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Flashback Friday: Doug Williams


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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.

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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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Flashback Friday: Joe Jacoby


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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.

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