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      And we are back!
       
      Hello boys and girls, welcome to another year of Washington Redskins football, home-team style.
       
      My name is JimmiJo and I am joined by my shuttered compatriot, Spaceman Spiff. Together we bring you the sights and sounds of Redskins preseason football. Tonight represents the first home installment for Washington. I will be looking for fan enthusiasm, tho it is difficult to gauge interest-level from the preseason. These are the games that the season ticket holders give to their siblings and coworkers.
       
      Tonight may be different as we expect Alex Smith to play. The pundits keep telling me he is Kirk Cousins only better. That will be awesome if so. 
       
      We are quickly filling the list with season-ending injuries, with Washington losing three projected contributors in the first week of preseason. This wince-producing stat is made worse when we consider the projected contributions of Derrius Guice, now lost for the year.
       
      All he was brought here to do was resurrect the Redskins' rushing game. 
       
      This for me is the biggest area of concern for me. The running game has got to get better for this team to have any reason success this year.
       
      Stand by for Inactives...
       
      An hour later I remember they don't do inactives in the preseason. Hey, it's preseason for us too!
       
      Not much to report. Very sparse crowd so far. But given it is a work-night and rush hour is just wrapping up on the beltway I am not surprised we are not overflowing with people yet.
       
      The Redskins appear to be wearing burgundy tops and mustard bottoms, for those keeping score at home. The Jets meanwhile, are sporting white tops and green bottoms.
       
      So far just the kickers and long snappers are warming up from both teams. 
       
      The hot, sunny day is giving way to a warm, breezy evening. Should be fairly pleasant viewing conditions for those coming out.
       
      Kickoff

      It is about that time. Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Alex Smith looked sharp, going 4-6 for 48-yards and a 91 passer-rating. 
       
      But that's not the story of this game.
       
      The story is the injuries that continue to mount to running backs. Samaje Perine had an impressive 30-yard run. Then limped off to be evaluated for an ankle sprain. Next was Byron Marshall.  A lower leg injury they say.
       
      The Redskins are suffering the worst run of injuries this early maybe ever. 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I am not sure how much we learned tonight. I take that back.
       
      Kevin Hogan, whom I had taken to calling ‘Nogan,’ somehow produced a lovely comeback victory with no time to spare. Way to send them home happy.
       
      Beyond the excitement at the end I am not sure we learned much.
       
      Alex Smith is exactly who we thought he was. Smith went 4-for-6 for 48-yards and a passer rating of 91. There was some excitement on his first call from scrimmage, when Smith play actioned the handoff and kept the ball on a bootleg, he turned to setup to hit Paul Richardson and instead received a face-full of Jets’ linebacker Jordan Jenkins. Smith completed the pass to Richardson and Jenkins was handed a 15- roughing call.
       
      The offense are exactly who we thought they are. Feckless in the redzone; unable to produce anything but field goals. Even when the stars did align, with Colt McCoy connecting Cam Sims, area spectacular touchdown catch; cruel fate intervened with a chickenscratch procedure call.
       
      The injuries are exactly what we feared they could be. Why is it every running back who goes for 30-yards on a single play comes up limping? Samaje Perine ran for 30-yards on his one carry on the night.
       
      The next time he was seen was on the way to the locker room to have an ankle looked at.
       
      Then there was Byron Marshall. He barely got into the game before coming out with a leg injury.
       
      After the first few drives Washington did very little offensively until they had to at the very end.
       
      And as little as this preseason game meant, it was nice to see the valiant stop at the goal line. It was even nicer to see Mr. Hogan lead the team down the field and to victory.
       
      Oh yea, we learned one more thing - Dustin Hopkins can kick field goals.
       
      Hail!
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Press Release: #REDSKINS HONOR 1987 REPLACEMENT PLAYERS WITH SUPER BOWL RINGS

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For Immediate Release                                                                                  

June 12, 2018

 

REDSKINS HONOR 1987 REPLACEMENT PLAYERS

WITH SUPER BOWL RINGS

 

MEDIA NOTICE: More than 10 minutes of B-Roll footage of the Super Bowl rings being produced is available for download at the following link, courtesy of Baron Rings: https://goo.gl/yNNwQ3.

 

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins honored replacement players from the team’s 1987 squad with Super Bowl rings in a ceremony at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park on Tuesday. Charley Casserly, who served as the Redskins’ Assistant General Manager in 1987 and helped build the replacement squad, hosted the event and welcomed more than 25 players in attendance. The event culminated with the surprise appearance of 1987 Super Bowl champions Doug Williams, Gary Clark and Dexter Manley, who joined the replacement players for a group photo.

 

The contributions of the replacement players were previously highlighted in the documentary Year of the Scab, produced by Ten100 in association with Leftfield Pictures (an ITV America company). The film, directed by John Dorsey, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in the spring of 2017 and aired as part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series in September.

 

To properly honor the players for their role in the team’s 1987 championship season, the Redskins worked closely with the documentary’s director, Dorsey, and a number of key partners. Baron Rings, represented by President Peter Kanis, furnished the rings, while diamonds were provided by Uptown Diamond, represented by Principal Rick Antona.

 

“The 3-0 record of the Redskins replacement players was part of the remarkable success of the 1987 Washington Redskins,” Owner Dan Snyder said in a statement in March announcing the ceremony. “Their contributions are part of Redskins history and represent an integral reason why a Lombardi Trophy from the 1987 campaign resides in our facility today. Thanks in part to the generosity of our partners on this project, we are happy to honor these players for their role in that World Championship.”

 

The Virginia General Assembly also officially commended the replacement members of the 1987 team in March with House Joint Resolution No. 151, expressing “the General Assembly’s admiration for their determination, hard work, and incredible achievements.” Quarterback Tony Robinson and defensive lineman Anthony Sagnella represented the replacement players during the passing of the resolution in Richmond.

 

In Washington’s first game with replacement players, the Redskins defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 28-21, as wide receiver Anthony Allen finished the day with seven catches and a single-game franchise record 225 yards. The next week, the Redskins defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, 38-12. Despite the strike ending four days later on Oct. 15, 1987, the Redskins’ replacement players played and defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 13-7, in a Monday Night Football matchup despite the return of multiple starters for Dallas.

 

The three victories earned by the replacement players helped propel the Redskins to an 11-4 regular season record and an NFC East title. The Redskins would go on to defeat the Denver Broncos, 42-10, in Super Bowl XXII to earn the team’s second Super Bowl title and fourth World Championship.

 

CEREMONY ATTENDEES (in order of ring presentation)

 

NAME

POSITION

COLLEGE

Obed Ariri

K

Clemson

Keiron Bigby

WR

Brown

Derek Bunch

LB

Michigan State

Mark Carlson

T

Southern Connecticut

Joe Cofer

DB

Tennessee

John Cowne

C

Virginia Tech

Eric Coyle

C

Colorado

Alec Gibson

DE

Illinois

Allen Harvin

RB

Cincinnati

Charles Jackson

DB

Texas Tech

Ted Karras

DT

Northwestern

Jon Kimmel

LB

Colgate

Skip Lane

DB

Mississippi

Phil Pettey

G

Missouri

Tony Robinson

QB

Tennessee

Anthony Sagnella

DT

Rutgers

Tony Settles

LB

Elon

Willard Scissum

T/G

Alabama

Jack Stanley

QB

Nevada

Henry Waechter

DE/DT

Nebraska

Eric Wilson

LB

Maryland

Wayne Wilson

RB

Shepherd

David Windham

LB

Jackson State

Mike Wooten

C

Virginia Military

Jack Weil

P

Wyoming

Craig McEwen*

TE

Utah

*Honored in attendance after receiving Super Bowl ring in 1987

 

-REDSKINS-

ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with 11 others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.

 

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This is cool and overdue, but mostly it's cool. Glad the scabs finally got their due. They were a huge part of that season. Without them, we don't reach the Super Bowl and have the greatest championship quarter of all time.

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They had a good turnout there as well, press-wise. That was good to see...

 

You could tell some of these guys were just ecstatic...put a smile on my face :)

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On second thought, it kind of irks me that they did this on the day of the Capitals' championship parade. The scabs deserve their own limelight and not to have to share it after waiting so long. I do suspect that this was long in the works. I remember hearing plans about them doing this months ago, but the timing is just bad. It almost feels petty like the 'skins are trying to pull attention away.  They should have postponed the ceremony by a day. I suppose the logistics of keeping so many people together might have made that really tough though.

 

Mostly though, it's still very cool that they finally got their due.

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1 hour ago, Burgold said:

On second thought, it kind of irks me that they did this on the day of the Capitals' championship parade. The scabs deserve their own limelight and not to have to share it after waiting so long. I do suspect that this was long in the works. I remember hearing plans about them doing this months ago, but the timing is just bad. It almost feels petty like the 'skins are trying to pull attention away.  They should have postponed the ceremony by a day. I suppose the logistics of keeping so many people together might have made that really tough though.

 

Mostly though, it's still very cool that they finally got their due.

 

Do you REALLY think there's any possibility that the Skins were trying to "pull attention away" from the Capitals?...Come on, now lol...and like you said, the logistics of changing things at the last minute would most likely had been a nightmare, and could have even lead to some of the replacement players not attending and even losing money. It wasn't about crowds, since it wasn't a public event. It wasn't about lack of media coverage, there was plenty of media in attendance covering things. And seeing how happy some of those guys were to finally get SB rings and acknowledgment, they couldn't have given a rat's ass whether or not the Capitals were holding a parade at the same time. And  ultimately it was for their benefit, and no one else's. If they don't give a ****, neither do I.

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49 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

Do you REALLY think there's any possibility that the Skins were trying to "pull attention away" from the Capitals?..

Do I really think it's possible that Bruce Allen is that wrong-headed and petty...?

 

Nah, not really. It's probably a bad coincidence, but still they deserved a day in the sun that was entirely theirs.

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1 hour ago, Burgold said:

Do I really think it's possible that Bruce Allen is that wrong-headed and petty...?

 

 

 

But it wouldn't have required Allen being wrong-headed and petty...it would have required Allen being clairvoyant lol...

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It’s reverse precognition. Allen gets visions instructing him of the wrong thing to do and he obeys. 

 

He’s an agent of chaos. 

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Anyone else notice that Henry Waechter was on the team. He won a ring the year before with the Bears. He scored their safety.

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Really glad these guys finally get their recognition of helping us win our 2nd SB. Good one Danny. Keep it going.

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You know what's ironic?...There was brief discussion in the local media and on twitter about whether or not the Skins wanted to keep the ring ceremony as is even though the Caps were having their championship parade at the same time, and how it should have been moved. Yet only FOUR PEOPLE on a Redskins fan site have even bothered to post on the thread about it lol...

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