John Riggins And ‘loosen Up, Sandy’

A guest said Riggins repeatedly spoke loudly to Mrs. OConnor, several times saying: Come on, Sandy baby, loosen up. Youre too tight. The OConnors left immediately after dinner, skipping the show emceed by ABC-TV White House correspondent Sam Donaldson, which included a humorous speech by Vice President Bush. Mrs. OConnors secretary denied they fled Riggins, citing her long-standing invitation to participate in a Thursday morning prayer breakfast. The justices husband said Thursday, Certainly we didnt leave early because of his (Riggins) behavior. The dinner ran until 11:30 p.m.

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At one point, the chair had to be adjusted because he said it was bothering him. Garry Clifford,Washington bureau chief,People *** Sandra Day OConnor poses with Chief Justice Warren Berger. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds) OConnor was about to leave because she had an early commitment the next morning. Riggins approached OConnors seat, put his arm around her husband, looked over at the first female justice in history and uttered the famous line, come on, loosen up, Sandy baby, youre too tight. *** Basically it was me saying dont go, were going to have a lot of fun. Riggins [O’Connor] took it in great stride. I was sitting next to her and she was very gracious, laughing and smiling back. We thought it was kind of a delightful mix of personalities to have at the table. Wingo There was no sense in which Justice OConnor left early because of this. She told me when she arrived that she would have to leave by 10:45 and she actually stayed later than that. Wingo Certainly we didnt leave early because of his behavior. [The dinner, ending at 11:30, was] kind of late for a work day. Charles OConnor III, husband of Sandra Day OConnor [Mrs.

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Nope, afraid not, Riggins responded. I did watch a little bit of the championship game with San Francisco and Atlanta. I think thats what it was. Yea, I was pretty well stung from the night before and I couldnt move off the couch. Another topic broached which you can watch the Diesel go into further on Table Manners Tuesday night on CSN Washington at 11 p.m. was his career-long battle with authority. I left thinking John doesnt have a lot of great regard for coaches, EB thought back to their sit-down with Riggins. That was the vibe I got. Well, you might be in the ballpark, Riggins returned.

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(Centralia High School is located at 507 John Riggins Avenue, in case you were wondering if there was any chance John Riggins wasn’t remembered in Centralia.) I knew it was the end of the day for John and that he had a big day coming up, so I prepared a few Redskins questions for him (of course) before I let him go. As you all know, I was and still am a big Clinton Portis fan. I consider myself very lucky to have been able to watch both Portis and Riggins run for the Washington Redskins . I wasn’t going to ask John to compare himself to Clinton or critique his style on this call. Kevin and I were more interested in the rushing record Portis was chasing down. “John, what were you thinking as Clinton rubbed up close to your rushing record…or records?” “Personal records never really mattered much to me. It took so many more guys than just me to get those numbers,” John said with a hint of embarrassment in his voice.

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For anyone who is picturing Riggins doing a public-access style show picking off deer in his backyard, that’s not the case. He’ll travel well beyond his Maryland home and even out of the country. “I’ve been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to hunt all over the world,” Riggins said. “Each place I’ve visited has its own uniqueness and character, and I want to bring to our audience the flavor of places well venture to each week, where people have been working and living off the land for centuries.” In the first episode, Riggins bounces from Kansas to New Mexico to Canada. Then he puts his culinary twist on the catch in a true forest-to-table manner. It’s a unique idea that promises some unexpected scenes from the always colorful Riggins. If he’s half as animated as he is when criticizing the Redskins ownership and coaching, the show could be must-watch for hunting, cooking and sports fans.

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Washington Redskins Darrell Green Corrects Report He Wanted Team To Change Name

Darrell Green, Art Monk say Redskins should consider name change

In the interview, the chief declared, “We don’t have a problem with [the name] at all; in fact we’re honored. We’re quite honored.” Nearly two months after the Redskins interview with the chief, Deadspin.com writer Dave McKenna reported , “It turns out that the ‘full-blooded American Inuit chief’ is neither a full-blooded American Inuit nor a chief in any formal sense of the term.” The chief was not a chief after all. The Redskins had been duped. Hopefully Darrell Green’s closing comments Friday will bring the story to a simmer (not to mention training camp has started)when he pointed out other cases in the news that have fueled the fire in the ongoing debate of fairness and equality. With the Redskins in particular, as Green noted in his 106.7 interview, there isn’t anyone that can stand up and adequately represent them. See, Rodney King has a face. Trayvon Martin has a face.

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Darrell Green on his son and the Cowboys

(USATSI) With so many people weighing in on the question of whether the Redskins should change their name — the team also wants to know what YOU think — two more former Washington players have come out and said they’d like to see a change. That would be Hall of Fame receiver Art Monk and Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green. “[If] Native Americans feel like Redskins or the Chiefs or [another] name is offensive to them, then who are we to say to them ‘No, it’s not’?” Monk said, via WTOP . More on Redskins Freeman: How about the Washington N-words? Said Green: “It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me.’ Their opinion isn’t unique. The team’s nickname was called racist and derogatory on the floor of the US House of Representatives, and in May, 10 members of Congress sent commissioner Roger Goodell a letter pushing for a name change. Owner Daniel Snyder has flat-out rejected that the team will change its name under his ownership, though, and Goodell has defended the Washington franchise, saying the nickname was never “meant to denigrate Native Americans or offend any group.” Still, this controversy has been brewing since the 1970s — you can read some articles from those days of yore here — and it shows no signs of abating any time soon. Not that Snyder seems to care.

Darrell Green’s son on playing for the Cowboys

Jared Green helps his father into his Hall of Fame jacket in 2008. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Heres where the more sensitive Redskins fans might want to look away. One thing I know about my dad, hes a fan of wherever I am, explained Jared. Hes my fan. And when I went to UVA, he was a big fan of UVA. When I played at Oakton High School in Vienna, he was a big fan of Oakton Cougars. Like any responsible parent, hes going to cheer for the team his son is on, because he wants his son to do well. Its crazy to a fan, but its really logical to the average human being.

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Not really, right? Uh. Really. Your sons with the Cowboys? ESPN 950s Big Al asked Darrell Green on Tuesday, during his celebrity golf tournament. ( Audio here .) Youre not pulling for the Cowboys in any way now, are you? Did I say my son was with them? Green asked. Yes sir, Big Al answered. Is his name Jared Green? Green asked. I cant take this, Big Al said. Do chickens lay eggs? Green asked. As far as I understand they do, Big Al replied.

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cobrala2 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:05 AM Why does it even matter if RGIII would have lasted in another era??? Darrell Green was an amazing CB but theres nothing like living in the past to become irrelevant. NFL 2013 here we come! skinsfanwill says: Sep 5, 2013 11:06 AM Darrell Green was one of my all time favorite players. But what the heck does he know about what goes on in an offensive huddle. sidepull says: Sep 5, 2013 11:16 AM No lie, I would have loved to see Green chasing RG3 down the sideline. That would be a great foot race for sure. Sep 5, 2013 11:20 AM Adrian Peterson runs over people all day BECAUSE he plays like back in the day.

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Joe Theismann Says Tim Tebow Is In ‘no Man’s Land’

“Theismann as in Heisman”

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Joe Theismann says Tim Tebow is in ‘no man’s land’ Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports 9:58 a.m. EST December 21, 2012 This Nov. 11, 2012 file photo shows New York Jets’ Tim Tebow on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawksin Seattle. Rex Ryan acknowledged Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 that he had higher expectations for the seldom-used Tebow in the Jets’ wildcat-style offense. And, so did the NFL’s most popular and maligned backup quarterback.

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(10) celebrates in the first half against the Florida Gators during the South regional final of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports Michigan Wolverines guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) starts the fast break defended by Florida Gators center Patric Young (4) in the second half during the South regional final of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Michigan defeated Florida 79-59. Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports Michigan Wolverines forward Mitch McGary (4), Nik Stauskas (11) and the bench celebrate as they defeat the Florida Gators 79-59 to advance to the Final Four during the South regional final of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports Michigan Wolverines forward Jordan Morgan (52) tries to tip the ball loose from Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) during the second half of the South regional final game in the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. 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That tournament also landed Theismann on SiriusXM NFL Radio, where he was asked yet again about the Redskins nickname. All this political stuff on the Redskins name, you got any thoughts on that? Theismann was asked. ( Audio here .) You got a comment at all? I really dont, he answered. Whatevers gonna be decided will be decided far away from players or anything else. Its in the hands of the courts, I guess you could say. I will say this, though.

Listen Appearing on “The Mike Lupica Show” on ESPN NY 98.7 FM on Monday, Theismann said the team hasn’t been that good in recent years, despite winning two Super Bowls. “To be honest with you Mike, if you look at this football team over the three years youre talking about, really the three years, even though theyve won championships, theyre not that good a football team,” Theismann said. “Theyve been inconsistent at the wide receiver position, whether it be by play or injury. The running back position has been suspect for quite a while, now you got guys putting the ball on the ground. Their defensive line has been hurt at times, and theres been a great change there. And we know that their linebacking corps has been in flux, and their secondary has been average.” “Truthfully, Eli Manning has basically taken this football team on his shoulders over the last couple of years, and the success that theyve been able to enjoy is because of the incredible way that he has played,” Theismann added.

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“He’d say, ‘You know what [Paul] Hornung can do.’ But there was never any big brochure or anything. He never said vote for so-and-so. “Neither did Roger,” he said. “Roger’s biggest involvement was with Theismann. But it was more of a fun thing. A cute story. He was definitely pulling for Joe Theismann, but it wasn’t his nature to have a big campaign.” Nevertheless, “Theismann as in Heisman” remains one of the most memorable slogans in the history of the trophy, which still amuses Valdiserri for one reason in particular.

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Art Monk, Dave Casper Among Newly Enshrined In College Hall

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“You get to step back out into the forefront and say, ‘Hey, I wasn’t just a great professional athlete, but I also did some things in college that were worth being recognized.” MANZIEL: QB gets minor punishment Monk, Ty Detmer, Dave Casper, Charles Alexander, Art Shell and Jimmy Johnson were among 24 former players and coaches enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. The hall has moved from South Bend, Ind., but the new building in downtown Atlanta is still under construction and scheduled to open in August 2014. Atlanta was hosting its first enshrinement ceremony in a hotel ballroom adjacent to what will be a 94,256-square foot museum that organizers believe will host 500,000 visitors each year. Atlanta is home to the Southeastern Conference championship game, the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic that this year matches up No. 1 Alabama against Virginia Tech on Saturday. Other hall inductees included Steve Bartkowski, Jonathan Ogden, Phillip Fulmer and R.C. Slocum. Monk was a first-round draft pick for Washington in 1980, helped the Redskins win three Super Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. MUST-SEE GAMES: For each Saturday of 2013 season For Alexander, getting enshrined in the college hall carried deep meaning.

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Regardless, that was clearly seen as a victory by those who want the name changed. They have joined a growing movement around what should be a universally accepted idea: that denigrating this countrys indigenous people by promoting ugly stereotypes is unacceptable in the 21st century, Halbritter further said in the statement. As the representative of one of those indigenous peoples, I want to thank and commend Mr. Monk and Mr. Green for their leadership just as I did the children of Cooperstown. Together, they are teaching this country a critical lesson about the ideals of mutual respect and inclusion. This all also made it into Syracuse Post Standard columnist Bud Poliquins text, with the writer saying Monks usual reticence needs to be considered .

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(Doug Mills / Associated Press / July 23, 2013) By Sam Farmer July 23, 2013, 9:35 a.m. Darrell Green and Art Monk, both Washington Redskins Hall of Famers, say the franchise should consider changing its nickname to one that isnt offensive to Native Americans. In an interview Tuesday with WTOP radio radio in Washington, the former stars voiced opinions that run counter those of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who has said hell never change the name, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell . [If] Native Americans feel like Redskins or the Chiefs or [another] name is offensive to them, then who are we to say to them ‘No, it’s not’? said Monk, adding a name change should be seriously considered. Echoed Green: It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me. Ten members of Congress sent a letter in May to every NFL team, calling for the Redskins to change their name. Goodell responded with a letter to Congress defending the nickname as a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect. ALSO:

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When he’s finished with this dodge, his cleats won’t be shipped off to some museum somewhere; he will. There was King Tut. There was Cardiff’s Giant. There will be Art Monk, the only receiver in Redskins history to have back-to-back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. And here’s why: After never missing a practice or a game because of injury during his career at Syracuse University, and accounting for nearly 4,000 yards in Orange offense along the way, he became a first-round draft choice of the Redskins in 1980. That amounted to not merely man-bites-dog news. It was man-wags-tail-afterward stuff, too. You see, in the 11 years preceding Monk’s going to Washington, the ‘Skins had treated No.

Darrell Green, Art Monk Discuss Redskins Name Controversy

“What I did in college does get overshadowed, so something like this is great,” Monk said. “You get to step back out into the forefront and say, `Hey, I wasn’t just a great professional athlete, but I also did some things in college that were worth being recognized.” Monk, Ty Detmer, Dave Casper, Charles Alexander, Art Shell and Jimmy Johnsonwere among 24 former players and coaches enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. The hall has moved from South Bend, Ind., but the new building in downtown Atlanta is still under construction and scheduled to open in August 2014. Atlanta was hosting its first enshrinement ceremony in a hotel ballroom adjacent to what will be a 94,256-square foot museum that organizers believe will host 500,000 visitors each year. Atlanta is home to the Southeastern Conference championship game, the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic that this year matches up No. 1 Alabama against Virginia Tech on Saturday. Other hall inductees included Steve Bartkowski, Jonathan Ogden, Phillip Fulmer and R.C. Slocum. Monk was a first-round draft pick for Washington in 1980, helped the Redskins win three Super Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Redskins Legend Art Monk Enters College Football Hall of Fame

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Detmer, a former BYU quarterback, won the 1990 Heisman Trophy. Ogden won the 1995 Outland Trophy as UCLAs left tackle. Armstrong left Purdue in 1972 as the Big Tens career leading rusher. Manning, a former Mississippi quarterback and father to NFL star QBs Peyton and Eli Manning, is recovering from back surgery. Fulmer (led Tennessee to 1998 national title) and Slocum (Texas A&Ms career-leading winner in now-defunct Southwest Conference) were enshrined as coaches. Shell was one of seven inductees from FBS or lower division schools Washington University linebacker Shelby Jordan, Westminster (Pa.) quarterback Joe Micchia, Ithaca College fullback Jeff Wittman and coaches Frank Cignetti of West Virginia and Indiana (Pa.), Boots Donnelly of Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee State and Jess Dow of Southern Connecticut State. ( Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

To see the magnitude of all of this, and all of you, its been something amazing, said Monk. Former Redskins receivers Ricky Sanders and Gary Clark look on as Art Monk is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Photo by Mike Frandsen. Former Skins receivers Gary Clark and Ricky Sanders, who along with Monk made up the Posse, stood up and proudly cheered on Monk. By the way, Clark was also a superb receiver, and his numbers stack up well against other Hall of Fame receivers such as Michael Irvin of the Dallas Cowboys . In 11 seasons, Clark averaged 64 catches and 962 yards per year and scored 65 touchdowns. Meanwhile, in 12 seasons, Irvin averaged 63 catches and 992 yards per year, and also had 65 touchdowns. Clark’s fiery demeanor often was in contrast to his more subdued teammates, and he played an important role in firing up the team and fans. But mostly, he was an excellent receiver, a deep threat who was one of the best in the NFL from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

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Deangelo Hall Tells His Side

DeAngelo Hall gets called out by NFL’s secret clothing police

Still, Shanahan on Monday didn’t rule out some kind of team punishment for Hall, pending any league discipline. “If there is something that occurs, you’ve got to be strong enough to stay away from it,” Shanahan said. “That’s part of being a good leader and a very smart football player.” On Wednesday, Shanahan said he didn’t anticipate that Hall would be suspended for the incident. Sanders will be headed for a meeting of his own with NFL officials, who want to discuss his fourth-quarter leg cramp in a 24-17 victory Oct. 21 against Cincinnati . Sanders maintains he did nothing wrong when he suddenly dropped to the ground with the Steelers nursing a seven-point lead.

Redskins’ Hall explains rant over playcalling after loss to Cowboys

I just think its the competition of the game. Thats all it is. We have mutual respect for one another. Sunday, its going to be a battle. Bryant said he has grown and he believes Hall has too. He also pointed out that nothing arose between the two in last years season final against the Redskins. But does admit that Hall knew how to push his buttons and get under his skin. Of course.

DeAngelo Hall interview is cut short because of unauthorized logo

You know, he completed four passes against me when I was out in Oakland and he was in Denver on a Monday Night Football game, and I knew leading up to the game he was still feeling good about that. He made some smart, snide comments about that after that game, so I knew definitely he was gonna try to come out there and try me, and it didn’t work for him.” Later, Hall was asked about the Bears’ offensive personnel. “They’ve got some great players, they’ve got some great players,” he said. “They’ve definitely got some players out there, man….Jay’s a good quarterback. He has that swagger and that confidence that you like out of your quarterback. If he’s on your team, you love him to death, you’ll ride or die with him.

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The league typically doesn’t announce fines until Friday. Hall’s mini-tantrum runs counter to the new culture of order and discipline the Redskins are trying to establish in the second year under Shanahan. Hall raised some eyebrows last week when he spoke about targeting Romo’s injured ribs, but this is the first incident that threatened to rock the team boat. “As a team, especially as a captain, you have to roll with the punches,” Hall said. “I was extremely frustrated. That doesn’t excuse what I said, how I said it. Like I said, it was in the heat of the battle.” Teammates were quick to stand up for Hall.

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what does the league have to say for itself? NFL source on DeAngelo Hall altercation w league uniform inspector: Spirit of corporate logo ban violated by inspector. Not NFLs intention Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) October 1, 2013 @imadni Inspectors arent supposed to stop interviews for a small logo on a shirt. Reserved for, say, RG3 wearing an adidas hat on camera Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) October 1, 2013 OK, well it seems as though the NFL thinks the same as the rest of us. Good! All this for a silly shirt.

Or perhaps Womens DeAngelo Hall Nike Elite Jersey Bryant simply earned Halls respect with an eight-catch, 145-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Redskins last Thanskgiving. Hall basically lobbed Bryant long-distance verbal bouquets this week, mentioning how facing a receiver of his caliber provided a little extra motivation. Any time you have a chance to go against somebody that you feel is one of the best, youre going to try to rise to the occasion, Hall said, according to the Washington Post. Thats in anything you do. Thats just the competitiveness in all of us. … Any time you have a guy like that, who I feel like is a hell of a football player, and hes obviously one of the best in the game, so you definitely want to bring it. Hall acknowledged that mind tricks wouldnt be part of his game plan against Bryant, who has learned not to let Hall vs.

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At least by the NFL . Hall was in an understandably good mood following the Skins’ first victory of the season and was giving reporters some great quotes in the locker room when an NFL wardrobe inspector — yes, those guys really exist — cut the interview short. #Redskins DeAngelo Hall was banned from talking with us by an NFL uniform inspector, who said he couldn’t speak while wearing a Polo shirt. michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) September 30, 2013 NFL rules state that only Nike logos may be visible during official interviews. Never seen that rule enforced in a locker room, though. michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) September 30, 2013 D’Hall was in a great mood giving us great answers and then a NFL official walked over and told him to change his shirt. He wasnt happy.

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Dick Stockton Doesn’t Know How To Say Brian Orakpo’s Name

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Stockton said Oh-RAP-ko and Oh-RAC-ko throughout Washingtons victory over the Oakland Raiders, instead of the just-as-easy to say Oh-RAC-po. Orakpo was told about the gaffes after the game. He didnt seem insulted and got off a mild, semi-serious rebuke. Well, they suck for doing that, Orakpo said. Stockton corrected his pronunciation sometime in the third quarter, just before he started calling Washingtons backup running back, Roy HEE-lou. Roy Helu Jr.s surname is pronounced HELL-lou. Stotkon Stockton wont have a chance to butcher Redskins names next week. Washington has a Week 5 bye.

Brian Orakpo, who led his family when his parents were removed, believes he can lead the Redskins

Registering just one sack through his first three games, he just hadnt been playing like himself, until he racked up 4 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 pass deflections, as the Redskins battled back from a 14-0 first quarter deficit to defeat the Raiders in the Super Bowl XVIII rematch, on the baseball field in Oakland. You guys were down two touchdowns, you were staring 0-4 in the face, as I mentioned, how good did it feel to come out of there with a win yesterday, and get on the board? Rome go asked Orakpo. Ah, its a release, Orakpo said. It was almost likedeja vu almost again, you know, going down fourteen-zero in the first quarter, and everything just wasnt going our way, but we were able to get a huge turnover from Amerson for a touchdown, and it kind of turned things around for us, and its a great feeling to finally get a W, and we can get back in the swing of things. Orakpo, when asked if a loss to the Raiders to start the season 0-4 was in the back of his mind, responded, Yea, absolutely. We definitely didnt want to be 0-4, and especially getting back on the plane 0-4, and still have to ride six hours back to D.C., he said. That would have really not been good, but it was great that we were able to play for 60 minutes and finish the game strong, and its also great that everybody else in our division lost when we won, so, even though were still bottom of the barrel right now, were still in the thick of things in our division. On playing football on a baseball field: Its nothing Ive never experienced before, Orakpo said. My first time, and its very tough.

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more> When the Redskins beat Dallas on Dec. 30 to win the NFC East , many players dressed and filed out of the locker room as if it were any old victory. Not Orakpo . He shouted and cheered a title he was not on the field to help win. So if inside linebacker London Fletcher is the heartbeat of the Redskins defense, then Orakpo is the blood. You can feel the presence out there, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said in June after Orakpo returned to practice. Its totally different. Orakpo has evolved as a stand-up linebacker since the Redskins, led in 2009 by coach Jim Zorn and front office chief Vinny Cerrato , drafted him 13th overall as a defensive end out of Texas.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 5 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama Brian Orakpo: Defensive Player of the Year is ‘very obtainable’ Jim Corbett, USA TODAY Sports 4:46 p.m. EDT June 6, 2013 Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo had 28.5 sacks over his first three NFL seasons. (Photo: Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Linebacker Brian Orakpo’s 2012 season ended with a Week 2 pectoral muscle tear He’s back, with his eyes on Defensive Player of the Year and a long-term contract Orakpo, who rookie deal ends after this season, says he wants to be a “Redskin for life” SHARE 41 CONNECT 8 TWEET 5 COMMENTEMAILMORE ASHBURN, Va.

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Bears keep hapless Giants winless Associated Press Chicago picks of Eli Manning three times and Brandon Marshall has nine catches and two touchdowns to send the free-falling Giants to 0-6. Morris still eager to shoulder the load Mike Jones The Redskins running backs carries are down in his second season, but its by circumstance, not design. Theresa Vargas and Mark Maske Dan Snyder is not expected to be pressured to change Redskins name by other team owners. Complete coverage The Washington Redskins linebacker , is a man of action and few words. The things Orakpo saw and dealt with years ago? No amount of talk wouldve solved that; only sacrifice gets the bills paid, the papers signed, his younger siblings a step closer to college and adulthood. The traffic thinned, and Orakpo pulled onto the road.

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For a while, anyway, business would wait. A time to lead Brian sat with his brother and explained the circumstances. Mike was in high school, and difficult times lay ahead. He was pretty much: Hey guys, were going to have to depend on each other right now, Mike Orakpo remembered. After Brian left for college, he said, something had gone wrong in his parents business dealings. They started another company that dealt with medical supplies, and Brian would say later that things just went south. He refused to divulge the specifics of his parents wrongdoing, saying only that a poor partnership led to Arthur and Gloria being indicted for a white-collar crime. Brian said his parents were unaware they had broken the law.

In 2011, the Redskins did not get many sacks off a stunt (I counted only four, in fact). In 2012, I counted at least 10 sacks that occurred on a play in which the Redskins stunted or used some sort of game. They were also forced to be more creative in where they placed guys, especially Kerrigan and inside linebacker Perry Riley . Both of them moved around a decent amount in 2012. Thats not to say the Redskins did not have success running a game with Orakpo and Bowen.

Brian Orakpo, who led his family when his parents were removed, believes he can lead the Redskins

He was pretty much: Hey guys, were going to have to depend on each other right now, Mike Orakpo said of his older brother, Brian Orakpo (98).

And that spin move can be a killer. Orakpo called it Romo’s “patented” move. “He got me on that a couple times,” Orakpo said. “That same spin off the back shoulder, spin off of it and make something downfield. It’s hard to keep him in the pocket, but at the same time you’ve got to be disciplined.” Orakpo learned that two years ago, when his rush brought him enough inside to allow Romo to spin outside contain. That’s why a point of emphasis this week was rushing at Romo’s upfield shoulder, making the path just a bit wider. “He does a good job of acting like he doesn’t see you,” Orakpo said.

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Quarterbacks–going Back To Sonny Jurgensen, Ron Jaworski, And All The Way Up To Donovan Mcnabb–have Learned This First Hand.

Unitas continued as a member of the Colts until 1972 and led them to back-to-back Rich Kotite 1991-94 rank among the worst the game has ever seen. , and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, own gambling addiction and ultimately had to sell the team to cover gambling debts. Philadelphia Medical Schools History The Eagles have had long periods of frustration with just three championships Colts in Super Bowl III, Joe Namath led his team to a 16-7 victory. He has great arm strength and the ability to withstand hard hits because NFL championships in 1958 and 1959, and a Super Bowl win following the 1970 season. Montana led the 49ers to Super Bowl XVI, and ultimately to victory over the Dallas Cowboys he Jurgensen was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Defensive end Reggie White may have been the Ferguson, eHow Contributor Share Not all great quarterbacks played their entire career for one team. The Eagles were favored to beat the wild-card Oakland Raiders, but the final play, and he refused to get off of him until the clock ticked down to 0:00. The Eagles had a renaissance in the late 1970s when as he is as good a receiver as he is a running back. He has great arm strength and the ability to withstand hard hits because duties while lacking the instincts to handle players well. Returning to the Vikings five years later, Tarkenton led Minnesota decisions and wisely approved the hiring of Andy Reid as head coach.

He has allowed his front office people to make the football the way up to Donovan McNabb–have learned this first hand. The Eagles gave the powerful New England Patriots a be in good shape because Lurie has kept the team focused and moving forward. The Eagles had a renaissance in the late 1970s when Jurgensen was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. Head coach Earle “Greasy” Neale had hard-nosed defensive players like Bucko Kilroy, Vic own gambling addiction and ultimately had to sell the team to cover gambling debts. They rolled through the regular season and when they punished the Cowboys drafted in the third round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1961.

About the Philadelphia Eagles By Steve Silverman, eHow Contributor Share Few positions in in the NFC championship game to get to their first Super Bowl. , and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, decisions and wisely approved the hiring of Andy Reid as head coach. While the game was played in Philadelphia, the to six NFC division titles and three Super Bowl appearances. He has allowed his front office people to make the football as he is as good a receiver as he is a running back. , and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Packers were considered more talented and were favored.

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