Found January 03, 2012 on Redskins Blog:
Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen came into this season unsure of his spot on the team.  He was an undrafted tight end out of UCLA last season, and he was battling a crowded numbers game between running backs, fullbacks and tight ends. On the other hand, Paulsen’s fiancee was very sure of her job going into the fall as a high school teacher for American Literature and Critical Composition, in California.  Rather than asking his bride-to-be to relocate from the San Fernando Valley, Ca., Paulsen made the trip back east, alone. In the months that followed, not only did he make the team out of training camp, but he appeared in every game this season, starting six, and rising to the No. 1 slot for the last four games.  He had career-highs in snaps, receptions and yards this season, snagging three passes for more than 20 yards. Today was his first full day back in California since the bye week, and only the fourth time that he’s seen his fiancee since July.  They may need brief introductio...

Rocca Came Here To Win A Championship

AP Image Shortly before Christmas, I had the opportunity to talk football with Australian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent Craig McMurtrie and his cameraman Louie Eroglu at Redskins Park. It turned out that not only has Redskins punter Sav Rocca been a punting stud in Washington this season, but he’s also turned heads 10,000 miles away in his native Australia.  The reason...

Report: Redskins Linebacker Rocky McIntosh Hid Pillows Under Blanket to Fool Team While Missing Curfew

Rocky McIntosh may have watched "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" one too many times. The Redskins linebacker missed curfew before the team's Week 17 game and attempted to cover it up by stuffing pillows under his blanket to make it appear as if he were sleeping in his hotel bed, according to ESPN Radio. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan then deactivated McIntosh for Sunday...

Fred Davis, Trent Williams attend team meeting, decline to answer questions

Suspended Redskins players Trent Williams and Fred Davis declined to speak with reporters as they left Redskins Park for the final time this season. Players reported to Redskins Park for a 10 a.m. team meeting and cleaned out their lockers. Davis, the first-string tight end, and Williams, the starting left tackle, were suspended for the final four games of the season for failing...

Shanahan says Redskins improved, had worse record

Mike Shanahan says he thinks the Washington Redskins are ''a much better football team'' than a year ago - even though the record isn't as good. Shanahan gave his final thoughts Monday after his worst full season as an NFL head coach. The Redskins went 5-11, finishing last in the NFC East for the fourth straight year. It was a step back, at least record-wise...

Chris Cooley certain he’ll be back with Redskins

Tight end Chris Cooley played in only five games this season and finished two of the past three seasons on injured reserve. Still, he has no questions about his future in Washington. “I have no doubt that I’ll be here,” he said. “I’m excited to continue to be a part of this team and to continue playing the game that I love.” Read full article >>

Season Ending Power Rankings Roundup

AP Image Power rankings are designed to be equivalent to an approximate rankings of NFL teams, No. 1-32.  What it actually turns into is an over-hyped barometer that shamelessly follows winning and losing streaks, and has no ability to predict future results. In other words, it’s pointless in principle, product and practice.  But they are fun when your team is winning. Throughout...

Akh’s Thoughts Post Mortem 2011

It was another dark and stormy season….. The Post mortem: Autopsy: Primary cause of death: This one is pretty obvious: this season was over when a Shanahan decided that Rex Grossman and John Beck, in some sort of combination, would have at least a decent chance to provide some decent QB play. While the passing yards was decent, the 30 turnovers, 42 sacks and 108 QB hits between...
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