While the most important number put up by the Washington Redskins this week was the number 3, as in wins this season, here is a look at some of the other interesting numbers from Sunday’s 26-24 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys:
Jon Jansen joins Team Cam on NFL.com. Some snippets:
… when asked about the offensive differences between week one and week four:
“You see a team that’s very confident in both phases of our offense.”
… on the competitiveness of the NFC East:
“Top to bottom this is definitely the best NFC East division since I’ve been here.”
… On opening up the playbook – does it take a few games with a new coach and a new system?
“Typically it does. Typically it may even take a whole season.”
Check it all out here.
The Redskins struggled a little early on, but finished with a bang to defeat the New Orleans Saints 29-24 at Fed Ex on Sunday. Here are some of the more interesting numbers from the game: Read the rest of this entry »
Okay, so I know what happened here. I wrote about how Durant Brooks did so well last week, taking that shot to the groin and all, he read it, got all cocky, and went out and had a bad week. My fault. However, it’s a good thing I was wearing my lucky underwear to help the Redskins pull out the win. I forgot to wear my lucky underwear last week, and look what happened. So far, my lucky underwear is 1-0 versus the spread.
And just a quick note to my friends at DirecTV. I pay you two hundred fifty some-odd dollars for my Sunday Ticket subscription. I pay you ten some-odd dollars a month for my HD service. And now you want me to pay ANOTHER one hundred some-odd dollars to get my Sunday Ticket games in HD with your ‘SuperFan’ offering?!? Have you gone mad?!? How many ways can you possibly screw me out of more of my hard-earned some-odd dollars?!?
And now back to our regular programming (which is probably slighty more random than usual, given that I was irrate and distracted for most of the first half, after learning that I could not watch my game in HD)….
So, we get a new coach for our new season, and start off with New York, and then New Orleans.
Okay, so the Redskins didn’t exactly knock anyone’s socks off in New York. Probably a good thing since I can’t imagine how knocking someone’s socks off really translates into doing a good job. Whatever the Redskins did, it was certainly the opposite of a good job. Read the rest of this entry »
In an ongoing effort, THN will be periodically releasing new wallpapers during the coming weeks. This week, we are proud to introduce the new Jason Campbell Wallpaper. It is also available in a widescreen version. Read the rest of this entry »
Numbers. 47-3. 24-3. 71-6. Sure, they mean something, and right now they don’t look good. But this game is about more than numbers, which sounds silly to say, since the score has actual numbers in it, numbers which determine the winner and loser. However, in the preseason, I’ve tried to look past the numbers, and what I see from the Redskins is rather exciting.
So, with gloom and doom lurking around the Redskins as of late, I thought I would brighten your day with a few positive notes: Read the rest of this entry »
(*Cue dramatic nature-like music & deep voice-over-type voice*) Like a bear – a big, burly brown bear – or wait, maybe a like a black bear, yeah, a black bear – like a black bear, I awaken from my winter slumber to emerge into the spring that is…..the NFL Preseason. Just like the bear, I am hungry – starving for sustenance. For him that means fish and berries – for me, it means Redskins football. And just like the bear, I have to poop, since I’ve been holding it for months. Actually, that’s where the metaphor falls apart, because I have been pooping all winter, but hang in there with me for a moment longer. (*Ahem*) Just like the bear, I’ve forgotten the struggles of the last year, and I look forward to the triumph that the new season seems to promise. And as the bear and I gaze upon the shining spring sun, we’re both thinking the same thing – ‘Man, I hate the *bleeping* Cowboys.’
So now that I’ve warmed up my metaphoric muscles, I’ll get to the meat of the act. I was going to write about how we as Redskins fans need to CALM DOWN and not get all giggly and squirmy just because the team has looked pretty darn good in the first couple of preseason games. But then I thought – hey, why not get all giggly and squirmy? This may be our only chance to get all giggly and squirmy, so we might as well do it now.