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Flashback Friday: Sonny Jurgensen Being Honored On Sunday

Sonny Jurgensen is already in Pro Football’s Hall Of Fame. He is arguably one of the most recognizable player’s in D.C. history. On Sunday, Sonny will watch his number 9 raised to the rafters, never to be worn by anyone in Washington again. The 88-year old Jurgensen will join Sammy Baugh (33), Bobby Mitchell (49) and Sean Taylor (21) as just the fourth player to have his jersey retired by Washington.

The team has had a long-standing tradition of not handing out the numbers of their heralded – regardless of if they are retired – so nobody has worn Sonny’s number 9 since he retired in 1974 anyway.

But on Sunday, it will become official.

Categories Posted In News | Washington Commanders

Wallpaper Wednesday: New Sean Taylor Mobile And Desktop Wallpapers

Today’s wallpaper is Sean Taylor. Wallpapers actually – there is one for your mobile device and one for your desktop.

If you follow me on Twitter, then you have already seen (and hopefully) downloaded these images for yourself. I posted them on the Sunday that Sean’s memorial was revealed at Fed Ex Field.

Unfortunately I forgot to post them on the website, but I wanted to make sure and get them out into the web-o-sphere for everyone.

Categories Posted In Wallpapers | Washington Commanders

Washington Vs Atlanta: It Wasn’t Pretty, But A Win Is A Win

There’s an old saying that you don’t get any extra points for how you win a game. That’s likely the best way to look at Washington’s narrow 19-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The game was in the balance all the way until the very end, when Daron Payne tipped a Marcus Mariota pass, just yards from the goal line. Kendall Fuller subsequently intercepted that pass with just 58 seconds to go, and Washington walked away with their sixth win in the last seven games.

Even after the interception, the game wasn’t decided. Washington could not get a first down and were forced to punt the ball away with 32 seconds left. Fortunately, punter Tress Way was nudged during his punt, and the Commanders were handed yet another olive branch.

And managed another win.

Categories Posted In Game Day | Washington Commanders

RIP Sean: Gone But Not Forgotten – 14 Years Ago Today

It’s hard to believe that fourteen years have passed since that fateful day. The day when Sean Taylor’s life was prematurely ended.

This year the organization further memorialized Sean by retiring his jersey number.

Nobody will ever don the number 21 for Washington ever again.

RIP Sean Taylor

Categories Posted In News | Washington Commanders

Throwback Thursday: Remembering The Great Sean Taylor

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.

Categories Posted In Throwback Thursday | Washington Commanders

Wallpaper Wednesday: Commemorative Sean Taylor Jersey Retirement

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. 🙁

Categories Posted In Wallpapers | Washington Commanders

21 Reasons Sean Taylor’s Retirement Ceremony Sucked

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

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?

Categories Posted In News | Washington Commanders

Washington’s Five Best Ever First Round Draft Picks

The 2021 NFL Draft is just days away. The Washington Football Team will be looking to land a superstar for years to come with the 19th overall pick.

Here is a look at Washington’s five best ever first round draft picks.

Categories Posted In NFL Draft | Washington Commanders

Flashback Friday: This Day in 2007

On this day, October 7th in 2007, the Washington Redskins crushed the Detroit Lions 34-3.

Jason Campbell was a near perfect 23 of 29 for 248 yards. He threw two touchdown passes for a stellar quarterback rating of 128.3. Antwaan Randle El led all Redskin receivers with 100 yards on 7 receptions.

Not only did Carlos Rogers actually catch a ball that hit him in the hands, he returned it 61 yards for a touchdown (this was before getting his eyes fixed of course – if you remember, he couldn’t catch a cold).

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