Washington Redskins: Unsung Heroes of the Dan Snyder Era

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Washington Redskins: Unsung Heroes of the Dan Snyder Era
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Mike Singletary famously said upon his promotion as 49ers head coach, “I want winners.” 

If for some miraculous reason I become a member of the Redskins organization I will famously say, “I want Redskins.” This may sound like an unintelligent and blunt statement, but it has a much deeper meaning that is essential to a team’s success.

During the glory years of the Burgundy and Gold; the roster consisted of blue-collar, hard working players that played with a passion and pride while defending the nation’s capital football team.

Although it’s doubtful if Washington will return back to their old form, over the past decade there have been some players where I would consistently say “I wish they put their heart in the rest of the team.”

These were the players that I call “Redskins.” The athletes, who will play any position called upon, enjoy hitting somebody in the mouth and will not hesitate of speaking up for his team. 

They didn’t have the same talent as some players, but their effort was enjoyable to watch and any fan can’t help, but to cheer for a player that has defied the odds in developing a prominent role on the Redskins roster.

Another commonality with these players is their position in the locker room and the work they’ve had with the media and the community. They are the unsung heroes of football.

In no particular order, I’ve comprised of a list of players who I’ve always considered to be landmarks of the franchise. 

You don’t see their jerseys on display or their names come up on ESPN, but their professionalism on and off the field is what made them “Redskins.”

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