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There was a time when we had Kelvin Bryant, Earnest Byner & George Rodgers in the same backfieald
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The way I understand it was that the alot of the Redskins went into the game over confident, maybe cocky. Also I heard that the league was mad at Cooke for some reason & put the Redskins in one of those crappy 3-story hotels near the airport. I remember Riggins on his radio show saying that the place had no security & that none of them could get any sleep because there were always fans around. They put the Raiders in one the nicest hotels in downtown Tampa with much better security. The league obviously had a double standard just because they were mad at the Redskins owner for some reason. Of course as bad as the score was in that game, it really came down to 2 key plays. The interception Theisman threw near the end of the 1st half & that run by Marcus Allen was the back breaker.
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Enzo, I havent heard that, but it might be the first time the league screwed someone over in favor of Al Davis.
"Washington strolled to the NFC championship, outscoring their two playoff opponents by a combined total of 48 points. Their domination was more than impressive, it was historic. The 1991 Redskins boasted the largest average margin of victory among all Super Bowl champions."
--- America's Game
With all the recent upsets in College Football, there have been a lot of court rushing. This made me wonder: has anyone on ExtremeSkins ever rushed the field at RFK or know someone that rushed the field at RFK? I know the fans did it after we won the NFCCG in '72 and '82. If you have: what was it like? Did the DCPD crack any skulls or was security kind of lax?
My home town was carved out of swampland.
I remember listening to Ken Beatrice of WMAL fame talking about all the offensive weapons the skinz brought in and he mentioned them trading a future draft pick for Sanders. So, I looked it up and sure enough found this:
"Prior to the 1984 NFL season, a USFL Supplemental Draft was held. Sanders was selected 16th overall in the first round by the New England Patriots. The Redskins were so intrigued by his performance in the USFL that they deemed him worthy of a 3rd round pick in the 1987 NFL Draft. The Redskins acquired the 23-year old's NFL rights from New England and signed him on August 11th, 1986."
So we gave up a 3rd round pick for him.. another classic Bobby Betherd move.
I was born in 1975 so I'm old enough to remember all three SB wins. What I'm shady about is what the Lombardi/Allen years were like. Anybody want to shed some light on what things were like back then?
Those were the years (from '73 on) that I became a Redskins fan, and can remember watching the playoff losses to the Vikings (73 and 76) and the Rams (74), but not a lot about the regular season games in those years. The 1975 season had some interesting games, from a thrilling OT win at RFK against the Cowboys to a heartbreaking road loss to the Cardinals where the Redskins got screwed on a Cardinals TD late in the game where the receiver (Mel Grey?) basically had the ball for a millisecond in the end zone before getting popped by Pat Fischer. The refs convened for a long time, called it a TD, and the game went to OT and the Skins lost. Also think the Vikings came into RFK undefeated fairly late in the season and the Skins beat them.
I guess early on in Allen's tenure here you had the first QB controversy with Sonny and Billy, although the two were good friends, and neither liked Theismann when he joined the team in '74. Of course Sonny was hurt a lot as well early on which allowed Allen to start Billy. Allen was more of a defensive-minded coach as well.
One interesting thing about the time was that the Cardinals were actually in the mix with the Skins and Cowboys for top dog in the division for a few years of that era. In fact, one thing I never knew was that the Cardinals, instead of the Cowboys, hosted the Thanksgiving game in 1975 and 1977. Its funny that Bruce Allen still refers to the team as the "St Louis Cardinals."
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George Allen brought in discipline, defense and much more attention to special teams. But he traded away the future for veteran players. His famous quote was, "The future is now!" But I still credit Allen for turning the Skins around to the point that we fans actually expected wins on Sundays!
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Great thread! Thanks! The one thing I can't remember or find is why did Mark Schlereth leave us for the Broncos? Was it just a money thing? I know he had alot of knee surgeries, but he was a very good guard and I wish he would have stayed with the Skins...
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