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Washington Left Tackles

The Washington Football Team could really use a left tackle. Perhaps they have been a bit spoiled over the years. Washington may not have dominated the league for the last two decades, but they have always had a great left tackle. And before that?

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Throwback Thursday: 2000 NFL Draft

In honor of today’s NFL Draft, it seemed fitting to make this week’s Throwback Thursday pay homage. It’s hard to believe it was 15 years ago that this photo was taken.

2000 NFL Draft

2000 NFL Draft

While they were Redskins during some pretty lean years, both Lavar Arrington and Chris Samuels represented the burgundy and gold with pride for years to follow that 2000 Draft. Great players, great draft day.

No more sleeps… it’s nearly time.

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Thank you, Chris.

On a day where the league is focusing on plans for attacking an uncapped free agency period come midnight tonight, the biggest news around Redskins Park today centers around the retirement of the Redskins bookend left tackle for the first decade of this millennium.

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Lichtensteiger Signed

The Washington Redskins didn’t waste much time starting to do what many fans want to see most for 2010 – a re-built offensive line. With Chris Samuels’ future in jeopardy, and Randy Thomas seemingly now beat up beyond recognition, it’s conceivable that the Redskins could need as many as five offensive linemen for starters and depth, before the start of the 2010 season. New head coach Mike Shanahan didn’t take long to start addressing it, with today’s signing of Kory Lichtensteiger.

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Samuels – To Retire Or Not To Retire?

While trying to guess what Chris Samuels will do in 2010 is probably a waste of time – what else do Redskin fans have to talk about right now?

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Hey, Dan… Wouldn't a vacation be nice?

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“Linus! You’ve got to lose the blanket! Oh yeah!”

There is one thing that the Redskins have plenty of… and that is retired great running backs who have an opinion. Riggins has joined the pig pile, along with B. Mitch. There seems to be a bit of a competition to see who can contribute the wittiest commentary. That would definitely have to be Riggo… B. Mitch seems to have the bigger bite, though.

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Musings from Curmudgeon Corner

Losing Sucks… it’s true.

Laron! Get your head in the game

It was clear from the start… they got into Laron Landry’s head. He was focused on the big hit… his personal game plan: knock Jacobs out. We saw him on several occasions taking “special aim” on his personal boogieman. Fortunately, a penalty was called only once, but what the heck? Ummmmm… Laron? What about Gregg Blaches game plan? Laron? Just play the game. Forget last year… and stop letting bozo’s from other boards get into your head. Play the freaking game… you are too good to let people playing mind games break your discipline.

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News and Notes: Saturday, October 24

Why don’t we start with the good news? Levi Jones is doing well enough that he may be activated against Philadelphia.

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Samuels Update

As news of Chris Samuels retirement rapidly spread across the internet yesterday, Redskin fans began their outpouring of gratitude for a decade of great service. It was a bit premature.

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So Long Chris?

Jason Reid at the Washington Post WAS reporting that Chris Samuels was officially retiring; but now the blog has been updated to say that, “A source close to Samuels said he will not make a final decision on retirement until December or January.”

After suffering a neck inury two weeks ago, many have speculated, myself included, that the injury could bring about the end of his career – the end of an era really.

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