Washington RedskinsDownload App

Remembering "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh

James LandonContributor IJune 14, 2016

The news that Sammy Baugh has passed away at age 94 brings back a flood of memories and thoughts. Baugh played with the Redskins from 1937 to 1952. As a young boy, I remember the end of his career. 

He revolutionized the passing game in the NFL. He was one of the last triple-threat players; playing offense, defense and kicking. One season he led the league in passing, defensive interceptions and punting. 

One of my favorite sports quotes came from Sammy Baugh. As a rookie coming up to the NFL from TCU, one day at practice his coach instructed him to hit his receiver in the eye when passing. Without missing a beat, Sammy responded back, "Which eye?"  

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices