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  1. October 14, 2019 Interim Head Coach Bill Callahan On if there is an injury update for RB Chris Thompson: “We’re still evaluating his status, so we’ll know a little bit more on Wednesday.” On if Thompson went for an MRI: “He did. I believe so, yes.” On the decision to put TE Jordan Reed on IR: “I think that we gave him as much time as possible to overcome his injury and at this juncture it’s going to be a little bit more prolonged. So, I think the decision to put him on IR was probably the smartest move we could make at this time for him.” On whether he anticipates Reed returning this season: “I don’t know, I really don’t know. I’m unsure. I think as we move along in time it will define itself.” On TE Jerome Cunningham’s injury: “Nothing about his status right now. He was hurt in the game, sustained a knee injury. We’ll know a little bit more later after we get the medical report here at about 3:30, so we’ll get a good handle on that.” On what he saw from QB Case Keenum on tape: “I thought there was a lot of opportunity out there. We left some plays out on the field, but he made some big throws – the two throws to [WR] Terry [McLaurin]. I think one of the biggest throws in the game was the deep out cut when we were backed up in the [end zone] to get us out of the hole and obviously to create a little bit of momentum and field position, so that was really impressive. He had a big throw to Terry that we didn’t clutch, but aside from that he was pretty solid. I think he would want some plays back like we talked about yesterday, but overall he can get better and I think he would be the first one to tell you that. We’re all looking to get better after yesterday. There’s a lot of things on the tape that are indicative of where are performance can improve. I shared that with the players today, as did their position coaches and coordinators, so I’m optimistic that we can go back with a focused mindset and kind of correct some of the things that we weren’t good at and prepare for a really good football team coming in here this weekend.” On what stood out from the running game: “I thought, by and large, the offensive line played well. They got a new coach who’s a little bit better than I am and they had no penalties for the first time, so no question that was a huge improvement and we ran the ball for over 140 yards, which was tremendous. When you go on the road and pound it and give up no sacks, no penalties and I think only one [tackle-for-loss] in the run game out of 30-something attempts – I thought that was really positive, a lot of positives came out of that, a lot of guys played well, so it was good for all of them, especially [G] Ereck Flowers [Sr.] going back down to Miami and playing in front of his family. Pretty proud of his performance, as we all were.” On CB Quinton Dunbar: “He was tremendous in so many areas. A guy that can come up and make two plays behind the line of scrimmage for loss. He was relentless versus their screens – he came up, he supported, he filled the alley, really impressive – and the play he made on the slant on the pick, really great anticipation, awareness, instinct, intuitiveness. He showed all those traits, but by and large he made plays not only in the backend against the passing game, but in the running game, in the screen game, the things that he prevented, the big play opportunities that he shut down early before they got going – that was really impressive. Very impressive play by ‘Q’ [CB Quinton Dunbar] yesterday.” On if his practice adjustments showed up in the game: “Well, every game is so different and I just thought that our players had a real focus, a good focused mindset going down into Miami. I think they understood that it was important to stay penalty-free in terms of what we wanted them to do and that is to run the ball and to utilize the run action, which we did effectively and keep us out of the long distances. I think we were only third-and-long one time, third-and-double-digits one time, which is a huge, huge improvement for us to stay out of those downs and distances because the penalties had backed us up so many times and put us in bad spots. So the goal going in was to manage the game in a different manner where we could stay more manageable. I think we had somewhere in the area of six to seven third down plays where we were under five yards or less. When you’re functioning within those parameters, it gives you a pretty good opportunity to convert because those conversion percentages are always high in the league. That was a focus and that was our intention going into the game. A little bit of a different mind shift philosophically.” On if the input from the referees in practice helped out in the game: “We get the information on each crew and we get information on how they’re going to call the game, basically. Let’s say for instance you have a crew that comes in and they're going to call DPI [defensive pass interference] or they’re going to call holding or they're going to be more aware of the line of scrimmage, whatever that is, whatever their fouls are high at, that’s where we try to focus our attention as we go out on the practice field. So with the officials coming to practice, we try to give them that information so that they can maintain that focus and make our players more aware of what it is we could be doing better or if we’re clean, we’re clean. Each crew is different, so last week’s game, the line of scrimmage was important to do a good job with keeping clean formationally and they do a pretty good job of that, this previous crew did and that’s where their penalties are high. Like I said, it’s different each game. So I thought we addressed that and we just try to focus on basically what they’re going to call. I don’t know if that helps you or not, but that’s what we do. And for the players’ mindset, it gives them awareness of what a crew can potentially focus in on and major in and where their calls are, where their calls are high and where they’re low and so forth.” On S Deshazor Everett’s injury and DB Jeremy Reaves’ impact on Sunday: “[S Deshazor Everett] will be out a couple weeks, but we anticipate him being back here with us pretty soon. And with that being said, [DB] Jeremy Reaves came in, we reactivated him, to the 53[-man roster] on Saturday and what an amazing job he did. He came in, stepped in as the personal punt protector, made all the calls, put everybody in the right spots, covered not only in the punt, but also in the kickoff cover and made a tackle inside the 20. That was really impressive. You’ll see him go down the field, you’ll see him cut the blockers, he’ll swerve, he’ll slip and he makes a big-time play. They were missing their top returner yesterday, but the returners that were on the field were just as good or equally better from what we have seen. So it was impressive to see him step up and step into that role. He was ready mentally with Deshazor’s injury and boom, he came in and answered the bell and really lifted our team. Not only there, but also on the defensive side, he played a few snaps on defense and you can see his pursuit, his effort and basically his close, his closure on the running game show up. So, really good to see him have a good game. I was happy for him, we all were.” On how much of a difference it makes having officials at practice versus just talking to players about penalties: “I don't know if it makes a difference or not. Like I said to you guys last week, it just brings a heightened awareness to the situation. And having the open lines of communication with the officials at practice and having them establish a dialogue with our players and our players with them, I think it's just a growing experience. I think we all learn and we grow from it. I think the players get a little bit of a better understanding. So just a little more conscience of it. Now that's just one game, you know? Everything’s different, next week's crew may call completely different and emphasize something different. We may play different. So I can't predict what's going to happen. I hope we don't have a number of fouls. I hope we can end up with no penalties and all that. But our numbers were considerably down compared to where they've been, especially going on the road.” On how he felt about the players’ stamina towards the end of the game: “Just the opposite, I felt our players’ stamina in the fourth quarter was good. I’m sure you saw the two sidelines during the course of the game, one was in the sun the entire time and one was in the shade. So, with that being said, our players played extremely hard. I didn't see any tail off. I didn't see anything slip in terms of effort, pursuit, hustle. We had no loafs. I think that was evident in the way our defense chased down the bubble screen game and their screen game. There were a number of perimeter screens that they tried to utilize and I thought our defense ran to the ball extremely well, not only from a support aspect, but from a pursuit aspect as well. It was really well done. So, [Defensive Coordinator] Greg [Manusky] did a good job. The defensive staff did a really good job in terms of not only rushing the passer, but pursuing to the ball to minimize the big play potential of the screen game.” On how WR Terry McLaurin’s football IQ has helped acclimate him to NFL: “I think when you look at his overall makeup, as a person, his character and then being a two-time captain at Ohio State, I think it speaks volumes for his mindset and what he's about as a player. He is focused, he is high energy, he's tuned in and nothing kind of gets by him. His performance doesn’t surprise us, but it's good to see a rookie with that type of production. It's rare that you can step into the National Football League and have the type of production that he's had so soon and so early in the season. So, yeah we're fortunate to have him and just hope it continues for him. He's having a heck of a year so far.” On why Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to move the ball against the defense: “[QB Ryan] Fitzpatrick has forever stepped into these situations and has excelled extremely well. There was a point in time I was sitting there watching him where he was just making up plays. It looked like he was just coordinating plays. You'd see him walk over to the slot receivers and give them a combination, you'd walked over to the single receiver and give him his route. So it seems like he was just telling them what to do based on the coverages that were out there. He would kind of freeze the pitcher and he’d walk out and possibly change a route combination, but that was going on quite a bit as you watched the game. You could see those types of things occurring. Additionally, he got rid of the ball quick. He jumped into an empty backfield set. He managed well from that aspect, so hats off to him. He's a heck of a player. He did a lot of great things, avoiding the rush, getting the ball out, distributing it pretty fast, pretty quick, and making the chunk plays in the two-minute. That was pretty impressive, that was tough on us. When you make those types of plays, they're just killers. When you're sitting in that situation and you're just trying to make a stop and then all of the sudden he makes the conversion for 15 [yards], and comes back, and scrambles, and makes another conversion. He's just smart, savvy, veteran guy that knows the ins and outs of the two-minute drill and is an experienced veteran player. And that's why he's been successful throughout his career.” On whether he felt that practice adjustments were validated because of the game’s results: “Well, that and also so many of the things that we emphasized in practice last week carries over. Our theme here is that our practice preparation really just shows up in game day reality, so those clips that we take from practice carry over. For instance, Landon Collins had two sacks during the course of practice last week – one was just a ‘wow play’ that I haven’t seen in a long time – and then you see it transfer into the game, make another and slips the back in protection, makes the sack on [QB Josh] Rosen. That’s just practice carryover. Now, he’s an awfully talented player. When you look at him, he has all the traits that you want out of a premier safety, but doing it is another thing and he does it consistently. So, watching him get one-on-one with a back and making a sack, it just adds to that dimension of putting pressure on the quarterback, making him feel a little bit uncomfortable, so he did a pretty good job.” For Immediate Release October 14, 2019 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins have signed the following players to the practice squad: T Victor Salako DB Maurice Smith
  2. ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the Miami Dolphins: The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: o No. 12 QB Colt McCoy o No. 22 S Deshazor Everett o No. 40 LB Josh Harvey-Clemons o No. 47 CB Aaron Colvin o No. 67 G Wes Martin o No. 85 TE Vernon Davis o No. 89 WR Cam Sims No. 8 Case Keenum is expected to start in place of No. 12 Colt McCoy at quarterback. No. 87 Jeremy Sprinkle is expected to start in place of No. 86 Jordan Reed at tight end. On your flip card for the Redskins, please add No. 39 DB Jeremey Reaves and omit No. 86 TE Jordan Reed. On Saturday, the Redskins placed Reed on the reserve/injured list and signed Reaves from the practice squad.
  3. For Immediate Release October 14, 2019 REDSKINS TO HONOR CHRIS SAMUELS WITH INDUCTION INTO TEAM’S RING OF FAME ON OCTOBER 20TH ASHBURN, Va. – Former Redskins tackle Chris Samuels will be inducted into the Ring of Fame on Oct. 20 when the Redskins face the San Francisco 49ers at FedexField. He will be the 51st member of the Ring of Fame and will join London Fletcher as the two Redskins to be honored in 2019. Chris Samuels was selected by the Redskins with the No. 3 overall pick in 2000 NFL Draft. He went on to play all 10 seasons of his career in Washington. Samuels started at left tackle in all 141 regular season games in which he appeared in as a Redskin and also started in the three postseason contests that the Redskins appeared in during his tenure with the team. During his 10 year career with the Redskins, Samuels was widely regarded as one of the game’s premier left tackles. He was selected to six Pro Bowls in 10 seasons and his six Pro Bowl appearances as a Redskin ranks sixth most in franchise history, trailing only Chris Hanburger, Charley Taylor, Darrell Green, Ken Houston and Trent Williams. Samuels four consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2005-08 are tied for the fifth longest streak in franchise history, trailing only Ken Houston, Trent Williams, Len Hauss and Chris Hanburger. In his rookie season with the Redskins in 2000, he was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. “When Mr. Snyder called me and told me that I was getting inducted into the Ring of Fame, I was excited because there were so many great Redskins before me – guys like Darrell Green, John Riggins and all of those guys,” said Samuels. “Just to be among those guys right now and in that position is just truly great. It is an honor and a blessing. I love the Redskins organization and the fans and it is just a great deal for me to be inducted in.” More information about the Ring of Fame and its 50 current members can be found online by accessing https://www.redskins.com/news/history-ring-of-fame-table.
  4. October 14, 2019 Interim Head Coach Bill Callahan On if there is an injury update for RB Chris Thompson: “We’re still evaluating his status, so we’ll know a little bit more on Wednesday.” On if Thompson went for an MRI: “He did. I believe so, yes.” On the decision to put TE Jordan Reed on IR: “I think that we gave him as much time as possible to overcome his injury and at this juncture it’s going to be a little bit more prolonged. So, I think the decision to put him on IR was probably the smartest move we could make at this time for him.” On whether he anticipates Reed returning this season: “I don’t know, I really don’t know. I’m unsure. I think as we move along in time it will define itself.” On TE Jerome Cunningham’s injury: “Nothing about his status right now. He was hurt in the game, sustained a knee injury. We’ll know a little bit more later after we get the medical report here at about 3:30, so we’ll get a good handle on that.” On what he saw from QB Case Keenum on tape: “I thought there was a lot of opportunity out there. We left some plays out on the field, but he made some big throws – the two throws to [WR] Terry [McLaurin]. I think one of the biggest throws in the game was the deep out cut when we were backed up in the [end zone] to get us out of the hole and obviously to create a little bit of momentum and field position, so that was really impressive. He had a big throw to Terry that we didn’t clutch, but aside from that he was pretty solid. I think he would want some plays back like we talked about yesterday, but overall he can get better and I think he would be the first one to tell you that. We’re all looking to get better after yesterday. There’s a lot of things on the tape that are indicative of where are performance can improve. I shared that with the players today, as did their position coaches and coordinators, so I’m optimistic that we can go back with a focused mindset and kind of correct some of the things that we weren’t good at and prepare for a really good football team coming in here this weekend.” On what stood out from the running game: “I thought, by and large, the offensive line played well. They got a new coach who’s a little bit better than I am and they had no penalties for the first time, so no question that was a huge improvement and we ran the ball for over 140 yards, which was tremendous. When you go on the road and pound it and give up no sacks, no penalties and I think only one [tackle-for-loss] in the run game out of 30-something attempts – I thought that was really positive, a lot of positives came out of that, a lot of guys played well, so it was good for all of them, especially [G] Ereck Flowers [Sr.] going back down to Miami and playing in front of his family. Pretty proud of his performance, as we all were.” On CB Quinton Dunbar: “He was tremendous in so many areas. A guy that can come up and make two plays behind the line of scrimmage for loss. He was relentless versus their screens – he came up, he supported, he filled the alley, really impressive – and the play he made on the slant on the pick, really great anticipation, awareness, instinct, intuitiveness. He showed all those traits, but by and large he made plays not only in the backend against the passing game, but in the running game, in the screen game, the things that he prevented, the big play opportunities that he shut down early before they got going – that was really impressive. Very impressive play by ‘Q’ [CB Quinton Dunbar] yesterday.” On if his practice adjustments showed up in the game: “Well, every game is so different and I just thought that our players had a real focus, a good focused mindset going down into Miami. I think they understood that it was important to stay penalty-free in terms of what we wanted them to do and that is to run the ball and to utilize the run action, which we did effectively and keep us out of the long distances. I think we were only third-and-long one time, third-and-double-digits one time, which is a huge, huge improvement for us to stay out of those downs and distances because the penalties had backed us up so many times and put us in bad spots. So the goal going in was to manage the game in a different manner where we could stay more manageable. I think we had somewhere in the area of six to seven third down plays where we were under five yards or less. When you’re functioning within those parameters, it gives you a pretty good opportunity to convert because those conversion percentages are always high in the league. That was a focus and that was our intention going into the game. A little bit of a different mind shift philosophically.” On if the input from the referees in practice helped out in the game: “We get the information on each crew and we get information on how they’re going to call the game, basically. Let’s say for instance you have a crew that comes in and they're going to call DPI [defensive pass interference] or they’re going to call holding or they're going to be more aware of the line of scrimmage, whatever that is, whatever their fouls are high at, that’s where we try to focus our attention as we go out on the practice field. So with the officials coming to practice, we try to give them that information so that they can maintain that focus and make our players more aware of what it is we could be doing better or if we’re clean, we’re clean. Each crew is different, so last week’s game, the line of scrimmage was important to do a good job with keeping clean formationally and they do a pretty good job of that, this previous crew did and that’s where their penalties are high. Like I said, it’s different each game. So I thought we addressed that and we just try to focus on basically what they’re going to call. I don’t know if that helps you or not, but that’s what we do. And for the players’ mindset, it gives them awareness of what a crew can potentially focus in on and major in and where their calls are, where their calls are high and where they’re low and so forth.” On S Deshazor Everett’s injury and DB Jeremy Reaves’ impact on Sunday: “[S Deshazor Everett] will be out a couple weeks, but we anticipate him being back here with us pretty soon. And with that being said, [DB] Jeremy Reaves came in, we reactivated him, to the 53[-man roster] on Saturday and what an amazing job he did. He came in, stepped in as the personal punt protector, made all the calls, put everybody in the right spots, covered not only in the punt, but also in the kickoff cover and made a tackle inside the 20. That was really impressive. You’ll see him go down the field, you’ll see him cut the blockers, he’ll swerve, he’ll slip and he makes a big-time play. They were missing their top returner yesterday, but the returners that were on the field were just as good or equally better from what we have seen. So it was impressive to see him step up and step into that role. He was ready mentally with Deshazor’s injury and boom, he came in and answered the bell and really lifted our team. Not only there, but also on the defensive side, he played a few snaps on defense and you can see his pursuit, his effort and basically his close, his closure on the running game show up. So, really good to see him have a good game. I was happy for him, we all were.” On how much of a difference it makes having officials at practice versus just talking to players about penalties: “I don't know if it makes a difference or not. Like I said to you guys last week, it just brings a heightened awareness to the situation. And having the open lines of communication with the officials at practice and having them establish a dialogue with our players and our players with them, I think it's just a growing experience. I think we all learn and we grow from it. I think the players get a little bit of a better understanding. So just a little more conscience of it. Now that's just one game, you know? Everything’s different, next week's crew may call completely different and emphasize something different. We may play different. So I can't predict what's going to happen. I hope we don't have a number of fouls. I hope we can end up with no penalties and all that. But our numbers were considerably down compared to where they've been, especially going on the road.” On how he felt about the players’ stamina towards the end of the game: “Just the opposite, I felt our players’ stamina in the fourth quarter was good. I’m sure you saw the two sidelines during the course of the game, one was in the sun the entire time and one was in the shade. So, with that being said, our players played extremely hard. I didn't see any tail off. I didn't see anything slip in terms of effort, pursuit, hustle. We had no loafs. I think that was evident in the way our defense chased down the bubble screen game and their screen game. There were a number of perimeter screens that they tried to utilize and I thought our defense ran to the ball extremely well, not only from a support aspect, but from a pursuit aspect as well. It was really well done. So, [Defensive Coordinator] Greg [Manusky] did a good job. The defensive staff did a really good job in terms of not only rushing the passer, but pursuing to the ball to minimize the big play potential of the screen game.” On how WR Terry McLaurin’s football IQ has helped acclimate him to NFL: “I think when you look at his overall makeup, as a person, his character and then being a two-time captain at Ohio State, I think it speaks volumes for his mindset and what he's about as a player. He is focused, he is high energy, he's tuned in and nothing kind of gets by him. His performance doesn’t surprise us, but it's good to see a rookie with that type of production. It's rare that you can step into the National Football League and have the type of production that he's had so soon and so early in the season. So, yeah we're fortunate to have him and just hope it continues for him. He's having a heck of a year so far.” On why Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to move the ball against the defense: “[QB Ryan] Fitzpatrick has forever stepped into these situations and has excelled extremely well. There was a point in time I was sitting there watching him where he was just making up plays. It looked like he was just coordinating plays. You'd see him walk over to the slot receivers and give them a combination, you'd walked over to the single receiver and give him his route. So it seems like he was just telling them what to do based on the coverages that were out there. He would kind of freeze the pitcher and he’d walk out and possibly change a route combination, but that was going on quite a bit as you watched the game. You could see those types of things occurring. Additionally, he got rid of the ball quick. He jumped into an empty backfield set. He managed well from that aspect, so hats off to him. He's a heck of a player. He did a lot of great things, avoiding the rush, getting the ball out, distributing it pretty fast, pretty quick, and making the chunk plays in the two-minute. That was pretty impressive, that was tough on us. When you make those types of plays, they're just killers. When you're sitting in that situation and you're just trying to make a stop and then all of the sudden he makes the conversion for 15 [yards], and comes back, and scrambles, and makes another conversion. He's just smart, savvy, veteran guy that knows the ins and outs of the two-minute drill and is an experienced veteran player. And that's why he's been successful throughout his career.” On whether he felt that practice adjustments were validated because of the game’s results: “Well, that and also so many of the things that we emphasized in practice last week carries over. Our theme here is that our practice preparation really just shows up in game day reality, so those clips that we take from practice carry over. For instance, Landon Collins had two sacks during the course of practice last week – one was just a ‘wow play’ that I haven’t seen in a long time – and then you see it transfer into the game, make another and slips the back in protection, makes the sack on [QB Josh] Rosen. That’s just practice carryover. Now, he’s an awfully talented player. When you look at him, he has all the traits that you want out of a premier safety, but doing it is another thing and he does it consistently. So, watching him get one-on-one with a back and making a sack, it just adds to that dimension of putting pressure on the quarterback, making him feel a little bit uncomfortable, so he did a pretty good job.” For Immediate Release October 14, 2019 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins have signed the following players to the practice squad: T Victor Salako DB Maurice Smith
  5. TK

    In The Interim

    The Bill Callahan era began here at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. For the first quarter it was really,really bad football being played by both teams. The Redskins were determined to establish the Run game. The First Quarter all they established was that they still couldn’t run. Or pass. Or do much of anything. It wasn’t until the 2nd Quarter that Peterson was able to start ripping the worst Run D in the League for chunks of 18 & 24 yards. The Skins managed to score a TD with a 25 yard pass to Scary Terry McLaurin. The Dolphins would open the Second Half only managing five plays before the Redskins would get the ball punted back to them. They would run a balanced run/pass attack of six plays for 70 yards in 1:25 ending in McLaurin’s second touchdown of the day. The Defense would then get a turnover allowing the Offense to get to Field Goal range and add another 3 points to make the score 17-3. To open the Fourth Quarter, Hopkins would miss a 55 yard Field Goal, leaving the score at 17-3. After being sacked five times, the Dolphins would pull their own switcharoo at QB and go to Ryan “Neckbeard” Fitzpatrick which resulted in a touchdown drive for them, making it 17-10. They went for & recovered the Onside Kick. They also managed to not score any points after that. The Dolphins would find theirselves with ball at the 2:00 Warning. Fitzpatrick would take them on a 9 play 75 yard touchdown drive with six seconds remaining on the clock. Miami went for the win with the 2 Point Conversion and failed. The Redskins would recover the onside kick by Miami and Keenum took a knee to get the Redskins their first win of the season.
  6. The running joke on the media shuttle over here was a 0-0 tie in OT
  7. We can commit to the run but since we have the same ****ty OL ...
  8. Less than 20 minutes before kickoff & this place is about as empty as FedEx
  9. The invasion begins... @Skinsinparadise looks like your check cleared
  10. TK

    Jordan Reed Is In Concussion Protocol

    Dan sent Reed to Pittsburgh on Redskins 1 this week to see a specialist. As the IR move indicates, it’s not good.
  11. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/ecwlaunch WWE® Launches ECW® As Third Brand STAMFORD, Conn., May 25, 2006 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today announced the official launch of ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) as a brand extension to its RAW® and SmackDown® franchises. After acquiring the ECW assets in 2003, WWE spent the past few years re-introducing ECW to the global WWE audience and increasing the interest in its unique brand of sports entertainment. To date, WWE has successfully released three ECW DVD’s, all of which have become best sellers, and produced a very profitable ECW pay-per-view event in June 2005, with another ECW pay-per-view scheduled for this June 11, 2006. With consumer interest at an all-time high, WWE is introducing ECW as a complementary brand to RAW and SmackDown. “After keeping the ECW concept alive and creating an enormous cult-like following for all things ECW from DVD’s to PPV’s to books, we feel that now the time is right to officially launch ECW as its own stand-alone franchise,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman. “RAW, SmackDown and ECW now represent a portfolio of WWE brands for fans of all ages and interests to enjoy.” Similar to WWE’s RAW and SmackDown brands, WWE will produce, market and promote a full line of ECW products from television programs to pay-per-views to live events to licensed consumer goods. In a related announcement, The SCI FI Channel today announced it would start airing one-hour episodes of a new ECW live television program, debuting June 13 at 10 p.m. ET. (more on this announcement) World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/scifi WWE® BRINGS ECW® TO SCI FI CHANNEL New York, N.Y., May 25, 2006 - SCI FI Channel today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment®, the producer of the No. 1 weekly basic cable TV series, “Monday Night RAW “on USA Network, will debut a summer series on Tuesday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) will be an alternative brand of wrestling suited to fit the SCI FI Channel’s commitment to fuel the imagination. "Research tells us that there's a healthy appetite for wrestling among SCI FI viewers," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA and SCI FI Channel. "With ECW, we're able to deliver to those fans unique action with a twist that's perfect for SCI FI." “ECW on SCI FI will push the boundaries of sports entertainment in new and unexpected ways,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/news/ecwglobal ECW Going Global May 26, 2006 WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has big plans for ECW. In fact, in a Friday afternoon interview with WWE.com, McMahon revealed, “We are taking the ECW brand global.” Going worldwide with the likes of Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer and Sabu, however, is miles away from where ECW was prior to its closing in 2001. In fact, stationed out of Philadelphia, many looked at ECW as just a northeastern wrestling promotion. But the recently re-launched ECW will not have much of a struggle making an impact both here in the United States and overseas. In fact, according to Mr. McMahon, ECW already has plans for its own Merchandising and Licensing, International Sales, consistent Live Event schedule, as well as its own set of pay-per-views. But with so much of WWE’s global enterprise behind it, can ECW be expected to be the same ECW it was when it developed its cult-like following in the late 1990s and early 2000s? “We will bring forward many of the more legendary characters of ECW’s past,” said McMahon regarding today’s ECW. “But it can’t be the same. That’s pretty much impossible. It’s now five years later. A lot of the performers now have five more years under their belt, and the ECW style has taken a great deal out of them. This is something that the ECW audience already realizes. They know that if ECW was still in business today, they would be very different from what they were five years ago.” While the re-launched ECW will undoubtedly be different from the original ECW, McMahon is adamant that the brand will not stop pushing the envelope, nor will it be like the already successful WWE brands SmackDown and RAW. “It will be an alternative, there’s no doubt about that,” claimed the WWE Chairman. “It won’t be shot the same way we shoot SmackDown or RAW. It’ll have a different feel. It will be more gritty. There will also be more imagination put into concepts and characters. But at the same time, there will need to be a delicate balance because there are three masters to serve. There’s the small, vocal ECW audience. Then there’s the SCI FI audience that is accustomed to things more SCI FI. And obviously, you have to also be true to our broader audience in terms of what sports-entertainment is today.” With so much of the vision of the new ECW brand already mapped out, many wonder what took WWE so long to re-launch the brand. According to McMahon, it was all about timing. “Over the last several years, we have been busy re-establishing the concept of ECW without it having to be its own brand,” said McMahon. “Now, with the success of The Rise and Fall of ECW DVD and the success of last year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view, it just seemed right. And it feels like this year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view will be a launch to re-establish the brand.” So with the launch of the re-established brand right around the corner, will former ECW head Paul Heyman have a role? “Absolutely,” exclaimed McMahon. “But at the end of the day, Mr. McMahon is in charge.”
  12. For Immediate Release October 7, 2019 REDSKINS RELIEVE JAY GRUDEN OF DUTIES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have relieved Head Coach Jay Gruden of his duties with the team. Gruden was informed of the decision early Monday morning by Owner Daniel Snyder and President Bruce Allen. The team has issued the following statement: Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility. Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond. The Redskins will hold a press conference at Redskins Park at 1:00 p.m. ET today.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    I’ll have to look at the tape.
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    Chris Thompson where do I begin?

    Enough.
  15. https://sports.yahoo.com/jay-gruden-opens-up-about-firing-im-not-bitter-234208356.html Former Washington coach Jay Gruden knew the writing was on the wall the minute he was invited to Dan Snyder’s office. In a season full of rumors about Gruden’s job security, Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots was the final straw. Gruden was fired by Snyder at 5 a.m. on Monday. While you might expect Gruden to be upset about his dismissal, that wasn’t the case, according to Les Carpenter of the Washington Post. The 52-year-old Gruden knew this was coming. Following the 33-7 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, Washington dropped to 0-5 on the season. Washington is one of four NFL teams that has yet to win a game this season. Gruden knew that performance was not good enough for him to keep his job, according to Carpenter. There was, however, one thing that did irk Gruden about his firing. During team president Bruce Allen’s press conference Monday, Allen talked about new head coach Bill Callahan installing discipline and execution into the team. Gruden took issue with that, telling Carpenter, “I want to make sure that everybody knows that I actually did work.” In six seasons with Washington, Gruden compiled a 35-49 record. He led the team to one playoff appearance in 2015, but the team lost its first game in the postseason. Though 2019 was a disaster, Gruden could draw interest on the open market. Kirk Cousins developed into a viable starter under Gruden’s watch. While Gruden’s overall record wasn’t great, some owners could wonder if things would have been different had Gruden been with a more stable franchise. Gruden may get that opportunity in the offseason. Until then, he’ll continue to say he’s not mad, just disappointed that Washington let him go.
  16. For Immediate Release October 7, 2019 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins have released the following player: LB Cassanova McKinzy The Redskins have signed the following player: TE Hale Hentges
  17. October 7, 2019 Redskins President Bruce Allen Opening statement: "Good afternoon. Last night after the game, we came to a decision that we had to relieve [former Head Coach] Jay [Gruden] of his duties. [Owner] Dan [Snyder] and I met with Jay this morning to release him of his duties. Jay was disappointed in not being able to achieve what we all wanted to achieve and it was a brief conversation. After that, we had a coaches meeting and we're fortunate to have a seasoned veteran like [Head Coach] Bill Callahan on our staff, and we named Bill our interim head coach and had an entire coaching staff meeting and Bill has been grinding through meetings the rest of the morning. To make a decision like this is difficult, but it was necessary. Our 0-5 start is not just disappointing, we had much different expectations for this beginning of the season. We owe it to our fans, our millions of fans – not just here in the great nation’s capital, but across the world – the organization, the players, the coaches and their families to do everything we can to win. Under Bill's leadership and the programs he's going to put in, and the discipline and execution, we believe we're given the best opportunity to beat the Miami Dolphins and for the rest of the year. With that, I'll take some questions." On why the fans should have confidence in upper management: "Right now, we're all 0-5. I don't believe anybody is hiding from their record. Our goal is to obviously change that and beat the Dolphins. When you're around this building enough, you can feel the passion of these players. You can feel the ability of these players and you can see the coaches working their tails off to try and come up with a winning game plan. That's all we can do right now is work toward the Dolphin game and the season and to keep developing these players." On if the quarterback decision will be made by Head Coach Bill Callahan: "It'll be up to Coach [Bill] Callahan who plays at any position the same way it was up to Coach [Jay] Gruden on who's going to play. We're thrilled to have [QB] Dwayne [Haskins Jr.] here. We think his future is very bright. Whatever gives Coach Callahan the formula for success I'm sure he's going to do. You will be able to ask him that later today." On his level of accountability for the team’s struggles: "We're all involved in this. I don't ever want to hide from our record, I don't want to hide from things that didn't go the way we wanted them to go. All we can do is work. Do I believe in the group that's here? Yes. I think [VP of Player Personnel] Doug [Williams] and [Director of College Scouting] Kyle [Smith] had a great draft. I think they've had a few great drafts. I see what the coaches are trying to accomplish. I see what the people do at the stadium. They're great workers. They care about this team. They care about this franchise. I'm not saying I care more than anyone, but I absolutely want what's best for the Washington Redskins and we're going to make sure we do it." On when the decision was made to fire Jay Gruden: "I believe it was around eight o'clock, seven o'clock, somewhere around there." On if the firing was for cause: "No, it's not for cause." On what he thinks he could have done differently that could have prevented him from standing here and addressing the second head coach that was let go during his tenure with the team: "I promise you, I never thought of standing here mid-season with a coaching change. We all have hopes and dreams the same way the fans do and the players who are working out right now, trying to get better. All we can do is try to improve tomorrow. I'd like to change the result of a game or two, or a season, but you can't. All you can deal with is today and tomorrow and that's what we're going to do." On why Owner Dan Snyder didn’t address the media today: “Because I am.” On whether Dan Snyder will address the public: “Yes, [Owner] Dan [Snyder] has made himself available from time to time.” On replicating success from his prior teams to the Redskins: “[Head Coach] Bill [Callahan], as I said, is seasoned. He has a track record as a head coach. He is already implementing a plan for this team and schedules are going to change and things of that nature. It is 0-5. We have 11 regular season games left and we still can accomplish many of our goals. There’s no one in this locker room that’s going to quit, no one in this organization who is going to shy away from some extra work. We’ll be confident in the work product and hopefully we can execute better on gameday.” On whether there was a debate around drafting QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. and how he has developed: “When you take a first-round player, it gets a lot of publicity. The seventh-rounders don’t get much publicity. All the coaches are involved in our draft meetings. When we’re setting the draft board, the coaches are involved and they sign off on everything. As far as [QB] Dwayne [Haskins Jr.], we’re excited as hell to have him on this football team and we think he has a great future ahead of him. He’s working very hard, he’s learning the system and when Coach [Bill] Callahan decides to put him in, he’ll make that decision. But Jay [Gruden] was excited about Dwayne Haskins and I think he probably talked to several of you from OTAs and training camp about how well he was doing.” On FedExField being filled with Patriots fans: “Well, I appreciate the fact that the Patriots have a great fan base and they’ve had tremendous success and [Head Coach] Bill Belichick is probably the best coach in NFL history, so I’m sure many of our fans put their tickets on the second market and made some money on it selling it to people from the Northeast. All we can do is try to improve our product. These games, we weren’t close in. We’ve lost five games and we didn’t lose them in the last second, we lost these games decisively. And we have to change that and our fans deserve that and this market deserves that – we’re in the nation’s capital and it deserves better than that, and we have to get it done.” On evaluating the coaching search going forward: “It’s a question that maybe we’ll have to talk about in November or December and how we’re doing. Right now, everybody’s working on their jobs. We’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore what’s out there in the coaching world after this season. There are league rules that determine what you can and can’t do in coaching searches, which we’ll obviously follow.” On T Trent Williams: “He is not here and really there has been no dialogue with any other team.” On considering trading T Trent Williams: “No, not at this time.” On the current culture of the Redskins: “The culture is actually damn good. These people care. We have a very young core of players that we have brought in here who are accustomed to winning. If you look at the records of these guys, they’re accustomed to winning, they want to win. In free agency, we brought in Landon Collins – great leader, great player, wants to win. We haven’t put it together, we’ve made too many mistakes on gameday, but the effort of the players and the rest of this organization is fantastic. [Senior Vice President of Player Personnel] Doug Williams, if you want to check his timecard, working all the time. Our scouts on the road are working all the time and they’re trying to find the right formula for success. These players have the ability and we just have to execute.” On translating culture into wins: “Through winning football games. We have to win. We didn’t win any of these games.” On why nothing has worked over the last decade and why it’s so difficult to create a winning culture: “I don’t necessarily agree with the premise that it’s ‘never.’ Last year at this time, we’re in first place and we’re doing well, so it was working pretty damn good and unfortunately our quarterback got injured. The pieces are here for a winning team. We have to put them in the right place, believe in each other and keep fighting for a goal. There’s only one way you win, you have to work and you have to get better and you have to beat your opponent. And that’s what we have to do, and I believe these players and these coaches will do that.” Redskins Interim Head Coach Bill Callahan Opening statement: "Good afternoon, welcome. This is different territory for me, I’ve got to tell you. Different and it’s bittersweet in a lot of ways to replace a veteran coach in [former Head Coach] Jay [Gruden] and then to be asked to lead a program now in Week 6. It’s uncharted waters for me and it’s a real privilege, an honor for me to lead this team. With that being said, I’ll do the best I can for our players, for our staff, and hopefully we can get out of the 0-5 situation that we are currently set in.” On if he has decided on a starting quarterback yet: "No, I’m not. We’re still evaluating some medical things with [QB] Case [Keenum], we want to see where he’s at. Still contemplating whether or not to start Case or [QB] Colt [McCoy], and we’re in the midst of those discussions right now. I think a lot of it will have to do with Miami and their defense, and what they present and what gives us our best options.” On whether QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. is in consideration to start: "Not right now, but he will be at some point in time. We’re going to continue to develop him and heighten his maturation process and try to get him on schedule so that he is prepared. There’s always the possibility that he could be active or [inactive], so we’ll see as we move along.” On when he’ll know whether Haskins will be ready to start: "I think it’s time now for him to be prepared because anything can happen and I think as a quarterback you’re always ready to step in and step up. It occurred in the Giants game and it can occur again based on the decisions we make as a staff. So, his progress is incremental, it’s starting to show signs and flashes of progress, but he still has a ways to go. I’m looking forward to coaching him. I think he’s a great kid, he’s got a bright future and he’s our franchise pick, so at some point he’ll be in the lineup at some point in time, whether it’s this year or next year.” On the thresholds Haskins must pass in order to start: "I think with his development also we’ve got to be conscientious of getting him some repetitions during the course of the practice, so it might be a little bit of a shift in philosophy as we move forward. So he will be able to take repetitions at some point, whether it’s at the beginning, the end, the middle, but we’re really cognizant of trying to rep him up during the course of the practice so that he is prepared and that he does obviously get exposure to game-type repetitions that can get him potentially to a starting position here in the future or next year, whatever it may be.” On Haskins’ development: "Well, it doesn’t take much to figure out that he’s a first-round pick and that we’ve put in resources into that position. I take it upon myself to be cognizant of where he needs to go and where he needs to be. His development is very, very important and there’s a good plan in place, futuristically, for that to happen.” On what he can do to change the team’s current situation: "Really, there’s no magic formula and as we go forward I’m going to rely on the staff and the team – the captainship, the leadership of our team – to change the course. There’s really no magic formula to all of a sudden go into a winning team, but I do think the formula of working hard and preparing hard and preparing better, I think those things are under the control of the staff and the players. I truly believe they’re committed to doing that. We’ve gotten great effort from our players, now we need more consistent effort. We need to be a more consistent team in the second half, I think that has shown itself across the board in all phases.” On how he’ll change the team logistically: “We’ll tweak some things and make adjustments to others. I've got the plan for that, not ready to announce it. I prefer to wait until Wednesday morning to visit with the team about what we’re going to do in practice and how we’re going to go about our practice regiment. I want to be a little more patient because I've only been in the situation for less than eight hours, I think, now. I'm going to take my time with that, but there will be some practice adjustments based on who we're playing. I think there's always that element of what you need to get prepared for, whether it'd be a 4-3 defense, 3-4 defense, whatever those issues and problems present themselves defensively for the offense, and then conversely for the defense, what they are facing on offense. Practice will be adjusted according to what we are going to face if that makes sense." On how he’s approaching the change personally and professionally: “I’ve been auditioning for over 20 years in the National Football League. I’m not auditioning. Nothing but trying to get our team better and really be focused on Miami. It's a good opportunity to help improve our team and to lead the team forward. I'm not worried about me; it's not about me. It's about our team, and it's about what we can do to get us out of this rut that we're currently in. This is a historical franchise; it's a prestigious franchise. To be where we're situated right now doesn’t sit well with any of us, the staff and players – people in every area of the building. Like I said, this is uncharted waters for me. I've never been in this situation as a coach – assistant or head – so, there's a lot of work to be done. There's a lot of work to be done. Like I said, there's really no magic formula to make this thing turn. So, we're working on it day-by-day, week-by-week, just focus on what we need to do, and that's getting prepared for Miami." On who will take over play-calling responsibilities on offense: “[Offensive Coordinator] Kevin [O'Connell] will take over the play-calling. We’ve got a lot of faith and confidence in Kevin. He's a bright young coach, and he's got a bright future ahead of him. He will do a great job. He's well prepared, and in a lot of ways, he was kind of like [former Head Coach] Jay's [Gruden] conduit. He kind of had a lot, not kind of but did, have a lot of influence in the play-calling. It's just a matter of putting that belt on and letting him pull the trigger. Obviously, coordinate the communication to the quarterback on game day.” On how the culture of the team translates to wins: “I think we have a young core nucleus of young players that have contributed to our team. It’s unfortunate they haven't experienced success like our veterans have. The culture and the environment on a day-to-day basis is setting the tone through our leadership. Our culture is one of working harder, being more prepared, being more focused, improving on a daily basis, improving fundamental techniques, improving when you go into a meeting, when you go on the field, when you’re in a competitive environment or competitive drill. Those improvements need to take place and we need to have more of that. So, the culture of defining exactly what we want to be and where we want to go, again, it’s going to have to happen this week and it's going to be piecemealed throughout the week as we go through the Miami preparations. That culture is always changing and I think our players will see some slight changes to schedules, to the way we practice, the focus and what we demand in the meeting rooms. So, there will be a little bit of a shift in that respect." On what changes he thinks need to be made after observing the first five games: “I think first, the identity of who you are and what you want to be has to take place. I envision ourselves as a running team. I'd like to get our run game going. I think that's important because everything else is complementary off it – the run-action, passes and protections off of it complement your running game. If we can play two down football and go from second down to first down, that would be huge. In order to do that, the consistency of the running game is going to have to take place. So that run identity, that not only helps us be the physical team that we want to be, but it lends itself benefits in every other area. The defense, clock time, letting them sit on the punt a little bit. So we’re really conscience of making that shift, we have a good stable of running backs we’ve got confidence in. That'll be the focus going forward for us. That's one of the areas in that respect." On what he needs to see from Dwayne to get him to start: “I think the continuation of preparation, of focus, and having success on the field, having confidence on the field, getting his confidence level up and putting him in a comfort level within the system so that he has a package of plays that he can obviously go out, execute, and know that those are his and he has ownership of those plays. I think that’s the focus right now, trying to get him up and get him rolling, and get him prepared just like we do Case or Colt, no different.” On when he found out about the coaching change: “I was called last night and I visited with [President] Bruce [Allen] and [Owner] Dan [Snyder] and talked about this role. They asked me to get ready to be put in this role and asked me if I wanted to do this. There was a lot of careful thought and consideration because I’ve been in this role before. I know what it takes, I think I have a good vision of what winning football looks like, but I wanted to take my time and make sure it was the right decision, not only for our team, but on a personal level as well. I feel very assured, very confident that we could make the shift. There was going to be a decision made one way or the other and that seat was emptied, and there are a lot of qualified coaches in the room that could’ve stepped in and taken this role. I’m honored to be asked and honored to do it, but I thought very carefully about it and gave it a lot of consideration then came to fruition this morning when I came in. I willingly took the spot and now I’m here at 3:00 P.M. in the afternoon, so today has been a little bit of a whirlwind in that respect.” On whether he plans on making any changes to the defensive staff: “Not at this time.” On what he’d like to see from the defense going forward: “I think for our entire team the second half production, efficiency, closing out a game – you know, taking a lead and closing the game out – that’s what we all want. That’s what we want to see and that’s the challenge that lies before us. We’ve played a good first half of football in the games that we’ve entered, but we’ve faltered in the second half. There’s a definitive flaw that we’ve got to correct and we’ve got to correct it. We’ve addressed that with the team today, talked about going forward what we need to do. I’ll keep that private if you don’t mind, just between myself and the team. Really the gist of it is just the focus on our second half performance. It hasn’t been up to par, not even close, so we’re working to get that fixed.” On how he plans on changing the running game and how the absence of T Trent Williams affects the running game: “The volume of the running game, I don’t know if that needs to increase. If you look back the last few weeks, I think we’re at the bottom of the league in rush attempts. The willingness to make the commitment and to run it more, I think benefits everybody like I mentioned. Relative to [T] Trent [Williams] and his situation, he hasn’t been here, so there’s really nothing to talk about in that regard. Basically, we’ll see how it all plays out, but going forward we’re just playing and working with the players that we have here.” On what give him confidence in the run game despite slow start in that area: “Well there have been flashes. We’ve had flashes of positive runs in games. There’s been a few negatives, we haven’t taken a lot of the negative hits like we did a year ago, so that in itself shows me that if we commit a little more there’s a chance we’ll get it up and rolling. Featuring [RB Adrian Peterson] and his skill set, of course [RB] Chris Thompson. I think those are all viable points. I think a running back needs to get into a rhythm and we’ve got to find a run rhythm. We have to find a runner rhythm. I can’t promise or guarantee that’ll happen, but that’s the goal to find a run rhythm where we can get these backs rolling and going. We all know we’re going to have to throw the football at some point. This is the National Football League and you’re going to have to throw the football to win, whether it’s in the two-minute drills or third down, you’re going to get in those situations where you have to throw. But I do think running the ball sets an attitude, sets a physical style, it sends a message, and it puts confidence in your line and your backs. It takes a little bit more pressure off the quarterback as well. I think we can all agree when you’re running it 25, 30 times a game, you’re not throwing the ball 45, 50 times, so there’s more of a balance in that respect. Whether it’s rushing yards or rushing attempts, I think that’s critical.”
  18. Guess who’s back, Guess who’s back, guess who’s nack Spiffy’s back. Tell a friend. This week he's LIVE from Gillette South. IMG_0061.mp4 IMG_0059.mp4 IMG_0062.mp4 IMG_0063.mp4 IMG_0064.mp4 IMG_0065.mp4 IMG_0067.mp4
  19. Doesn’t matter. You won’t get answers from a politician.
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    Gruden fired per John Keim

    Stop. it was leaked a week after he left. As soon as it was leaked & the FO had no comment you should have been able to connect the dots.
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    Gruden fired per John Keim

    I saw him in NY at his last game. Dude never looked so happy before.