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Throwback Thursday: Remembering The Great Sean Taylor

By Mark Solway | October 21st, 2021

This week’s Throwback Thursday doesn’t look back at a day in Washington Football history like many of them do. Today, we use Throwback Thursday to take an extra chance to remember Sean Taylor.

Sean was forever memorialized on Sunday, when the Washington Football Team retired the jersey number 21. That means Sean is the last player that will ever wear that jersey for Washington. That’s fitting because when you think of “21,” it’s impossible not to think of Sean.

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First Look: WFT vs Green Bay – Opening Line, Head-To-Head And More

By Mark Solway | October 20th, 2021

The Washington Football Team limp into Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in Week 7. They are two teams that appear to be heading in different directions.

Washington were dismantled by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-13 at Fed Ex Field in Week 6. Subsequently, they fell to 2-4.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are 5-1 after a big 24-14 divisional win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

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Wallpaper Wednesday: Commemorative Sean Taylor Jersey Retirement

By Mark Solway | October 20th, 2021

Washington retired Sean Taylor’s jersey number 21 this past weekend. He is just the third player in Washington history to receive the honor.

Much ado has been made about the lack of notice to fans. Rightfully so, Sean deserved better.

So why not at least honor him with a wallpaper?

It would have been great to put out the wallpaper last week, but the team hadn’t announced the event at that time. 🙁

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Week 7: Washington Tweaks Practice Squad With Four Moves

By Mark Solway | October 19th, 2021

Washington made a couple of roster moves today, all practice squad related. The team announced this afternoon that they had added kicker Chris Blewitt and linebacker De’Jon Harris.

Blewitt was signed to the practice squad earlier in the month, but released just over a week later. He will have a tryout this week with two other kickers – Sam Sloman and Lirim Hajrullahu.

Washington also signed free agent linebacker De’Jon Harris. The 6’3″ Arkansas product, was signed by the New England patriots after going undrafted last year. The Green Bay Packers signed him to their practice squad when he was cut by the Patriots on cut-down day. He re-signed with the Packers at the close of the 2020 season, but was released during their final 2021 cuts.

To make room for the additions, Washington released wide receiver Kelvin Harmon, and safety Cole Luke.

Harmon spent the 2020 season on Washington’s non-football injury list, after tearing his ACL training. He was released in August, but signed to the team’s practice squad again a few weeks ago.

Luke’s stay was brief. He had only been re-signed to the practice squad last week.

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21 Reasons Sean Taylor’s Retirement Ceremony Sucked

By Mark Solway | October 19th, 2021

On Sunday, Washington retired Sean Taylor‘s number 21 jersey. He became just the third player in the franchise’s 90-year history to be bestowed with the honor. And yet, the team announced the jersey retirement just three days before the event.

The team swears they had been planning the ceremony for months.

Gabe Taylor, Sean’s younger brother, said on 106.7 The Fan, that he was told “like four days ago.” He hedged slightly and said that he didn’t know how long their father Pedro knew. Meaning, it seemed like Gabe found out, when everyone else found out – on Thursday.

The whole ceremony sure looked like they threw it together at the last minute. What a travesty.

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Week 6: WFT Vs Kansas City: Injuries, Odds, and Picks

By Mark Solway | October 17th, 2021

The Washington Football Team and the Kansas City Chiefs enter their Week 6 match-up with identical records of 2-3. That’s probably more surprising for the latter than the former. Can Washington rebound from a disappointing loss to the New Orleans Saints last week?

The Chiefs were pounded by the Buffalo Bills. Will Patrick Mahomes punish a struggling WFT defense and get the Chiefs back to .500 on the road? Can Taylor Heinicke protect the ball better, against a Chiefs defense struggling as much as Washington’s?

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Taylor’s Number To Be Retired On Sunday With Zero Notice To Fans

By Mark Solway | October 15th, 2021

Only two men in Washington Football history, have ever had their number retired – Sammy Baugh and Bobby Mitchell. On Sunday, Sean Taylor will enter that rarified air, and have his number ’21’ retired. The franchise is announcing it just three days before the actual event.

That seems inappropriate doesn’t it?

Doesn’t it feel like such a monumental thing should be celebrated and marketed for weeks ahead of time?

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Throwback Thursday: RGIII’s Memorable 76-Yard Run Versus The Vikings

By Mark Solway | October 14th, 2021

On this day in Washington history – October 14th, 2012 – Robert Griffin III had arguably his most electric, and memorable run for Washington.

Who doesn’t remember when RGIII took a quarterback draw 76-yards down the sidelines for a touchdown, to seal a 38-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings?

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Corn Elder Signed To Boost Banged Up Washington Secondary

By Mark Solway | October 13th, 2021

The Washington Football Team needed to make a roster move today, after cornerback Darryl Roberts was put on Injured Reserve. Washington looked to Head Coach Ron Rivera’s former team as they have so often in his tenure. They signed cornerback Corn Elder off the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad on Wednesday.

Elder was drafted by Rivera and the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Wallpaper Wednesday: Vintage Russ Grimm Mobile Wallpaper

By Mark Solway | October 13th, 2021

Another tough loss this week for Washington. It seems like a good time to run another vintage wallpaper, to take our minds off the sting of wasted opportunities against the Saints.

Today we celebrate a Washington Legend.

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