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Whoopsie, Redskins RB tackled runner without the ball during punt return touchdown

Things didn’t go too well for the Washington Redskins in the first two quarters of their Week 15 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tied in the final seconds of the first half, Dede Westbrook scored a touchdown on a punt return, putting the Jags up 10-3.

It didn’t have to be that way. There was a chance for a Redskins player to stop the return and keep the score tied. That player was running back Byron Marshall.

Marshall was in range of Westbrook, and dove to knock him out of bounds. It was a heroic stop … or it would have been a heroic stop if Marshall had tackled Westbrook. Marshall instead tackled the lead blocker in front of Westbrook, a guy who didn’t have the ball and couldn’t have scored.

 

Westbrook kept right on running into the end zone.

We all make mistakes. Even professional football players! But a brain fart that huge? Marshall is going to have to explain that to his teammates … and the coach … and the fans … and probably random people who see him on the street and demand to know why he didn’t tackle the guy who had the ball.

Luckily for Washington, it rallied to win, 16-13, and are surprisingly still in the NFC playoff picture.

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Jacksonville Jaguars’ Dede Westbrook scored a touchdown on a punt return when Byron Westbrook tackled the wrong guy. (AP)

 

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Apparently in 2013, RGIII made this.  How the hell did I miss this?

 

 

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More trouble in Washington...

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/redskins-safety-montae-nicholson-arrested-assault-charges?fbclid=IwAR3Gr-wDxd_WffoYRRfDUVYTeCDUADFp_TZ-LTY1NxpgxjsCONcfL5WQarg

 

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Redskins safety Montae Nicholson arrested on assault charges

 
Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested on assault charges early Tuesday morning in Loudoun County, Va.

The 23-year-old Nicholson was charged with assault and battery and public intoxication following an incident on the morning of Dec. 18 at the One Loudon development.

A female suspect, 24-year-old Sydney A. Maggiore of Vienna, Va. was reportedly with Nicholson at the scene. 

According to police, via NBC 4,  the incident began after Nicholson and a women "pulled up in a vehicle and honked the horn" at a man and women.

"We are aware of the arrest of Montae Nicholson," Redskins spokesman Tony Wylie said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. "We are gathering more information and will not comment until we have further details.”

Nicholson started the first seven games of the 2018 season and has appeared in all 14, amassing 21 solo tackles. The Redskins selected Nicholson out of Michigan State in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

 

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A rendering of Dan Snyder’s proposed new stadium. Seriously.

A massive majority of D.C. residents want to give Dan Snyder nothing, save their middle finger. But a few of the most powerful folks around town have been conspiring for some time behind closed doors to refute the will of the people and give the Skins owner choice public lands for a new stadium. A key member of this clandestine pro-stadium clique has hit a bad patch, however. Jack Evans, the longest tenured and possibly most influential member of the D.C. City Council, and a guy who as of last month was telling people that moving Snyder’s football stadium into the Nation’s Capital was a "done deal,” could be in big trouble.

Evans was the focus of a brutal piece published Thursday by the Washington Post . The paper alleged Evans received an estimated $100,000 in stock from a private company just before introducing "emergency” legislation that would have directly benefited the gift horse firm. The story said the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability began looking into Evans’s play-for-pay behaviors earlier this year. The ethics board suspended that investigation and released no findings, which according to the Post typically happens "in deference to law enforcement investigations.”

 
 

Uh oh.

Evans’s quagmire means nothing good for Snyder’s reported plan to get his team back to the RFK Stadium site. His record as a councilmember indicates he never met a publicly-funded sports-building-for-billionaires proposal that he didn’t like: No alleged public servant was a bigger cheerleader than Evans for erecting Nationals Park for the Lerner family, once called the richest family in all of sports. Evans also brought out the pom-pons for a project gifting city-owned property to D.C. United what is now Audi Field, and even for granting $55 million of the people’s money for a practice facility for Ted Leonsis’s Washington Wizards. Yes, we’re talking about a practice facility!

In keeping with his no-billionaire-left-behind reputation, Evans was viewed as the leader among D.C. politicians in putting together a package to beat whatever Maryland and Virginia lawmakers were going to give the bumbling but moneyed Skins owner. One source with ties to the D.C. council tells me Evans’s package calls for the city to turn over the choice real estate to Snyder for free, and to take care of new road and parking lot costs, and Snyder would dip into NFL coffers and maybe even his own bank accounts to finance the actual stadium construction. I was at an election night function last month and saw Evans holding court and boasting about how the plan to turn over the federally owned, city-controlled parcel of land to the most despised man in the Nation’s Capital (yes, even in the Trump era) was all but signed, sealed and delivered.

"It’s a done deal,” Evans said, according to one of the folks in the court. So done, in fact, that Evans also said the city was already planning that the stadium building project would be "announced in March” of 2019. Evans asserted that the team’s offensive name was no longer an impediment to Snyder’s getting his mitts on the government grounds; while saying he personally wished Snyder would change the handle, Evans said, "Nobody cares about the name, and he’s never going to change the name anyway.”

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Evans said that architect Bjarke Ingels will design the stadium. In 2016, Ingels’s firm, BIG, was profiled in a 60 Minutes segment that labeled him a "Starchitect,” and in that appearance the firm released some renderings of the proposed Skins stadium that bordered on the ridiculous. One drawing had surfers catching waves in moats that surrounded the proposed football-centric edifice.

Any weakening of Evans’s influence because of the reported ethics investigation would mess with the stadium’s timetable, because Snyder needs Evans at full power if he is indeed going to get his way. If put to a popular vote, D.C. residents would approve spending a billion dollars in public funds on such a stadium only if the deal guaranteed that Snyder would sleep at the bottom of that wave pool.

Evans did not respond to several requests for interviews emailed to him and his staff since last week. Joseph Florio, Evans’s spokesperson, said on Tuesday that the councilmember was "unavailable to comment” on the "done deal” assertions.

Disclosures: Dan Snyder once sued me for writing mean things about him. And Jack Evans once called me to berate me for writing that Nationals Park was being built with public funds; the dope argument Evans made repeatedly during his phone tirade was that all the money used to build the stadium, a tab that eventually hit about $1 billion, would come from new taxes implemented specifically for that project, and therefore those tax revenues can’t be called "public money.” Huh? 

 

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32 minutes ago, paco said:

Annnnnnd.... they just cut him

Maybe the Eagles will pick him up. They need secondary help.

 

 

:ph34r:

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If I'm Zona, I jump all over jay Gruden when he's fired.  Dude has been a righteous thorn in our side despite coaching one of the greatest ClusterF organizations in major American pro sports.

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25 minutes ago, dawkins4prez said:

If I'm Zona, I jump all over jay Gruden when he's fired.  Dude has been a righteous thorn in our side despite coaching one of the greatest ClusterF organizations in major American pro sports.

Snyder gave him a contract extension so he isn't going anywhere for at least 1 more year. Plus, he has held that team together pretty good with all the qb's they've been going through.

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2 hours ago, pencil face said:

My Giants might suck but the R-word will always be the laughing stock of the NFC East...

Giants:  2-1 in the Superbowl this century. 

Eagles: 1-1 in the Superbowl this century 

R-words:  won that playoff game that one time this century. 

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5 minutes ago, paco said:

Giants:  2-0 in the Superbowl this century. 

Eagles: 1-1 in the Superbowl this century 

R-words:  won that playoff game that one time this century. 

2-1 :ph34r: 

But giants have more SB appearances than skins/boys have playoff wins combimed :lol:

 

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2 hours ago, vsptroops said:

Maybe the Eagles will pick him up. They need secondary help.

 

 

:ph34r:

 

An experienced safety?  Oh hell yeah. Get him today.  He can play against the Skins in the finale.

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On 12/23/2018 at 11:58 AM, mike030270 said:

 

Lewan would kick Norman's a**. I would've loved to have seen it, too. He did the smart thing though by backing off. They're in the midst of a playoff push.

Norman is trash. F him.

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1 hour ago, pisceschica said:

2-1 :ph34r: 

But giants have more SB appearances than skins/boys have playoff wins combimed :lol:

 

Corrected,  thank you. Totally forgot about that despite the fact I joked to wifey about how the Vikings are getting progressively further away from a championship  (from losing Superbowl's to getting blown out in nfccgs) earlier this week

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On 12/19/2018 at 3:55 PM, EricAllenPick6 said:

... and there's a video of Nicholson fighting in the street.  

https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/19/montae-nicholson-fight-video-knockout-punch/

He's got some good moves, actually.  I like the bodyslam.

That's right down the street from me.    It's less than a mile from Redskins park. 

 

Don't forget Danny Boy selling out this country, to make a couple extra bucks ...

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/422788-huawei-deal-to-offer-free-wi-fi-at-redskins-games-sparked-concern-report

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Huawei deal to offer free Wi-Fi at Redskins games sparked concern: report

An offer from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to provide free Wi-Fi at Washington Redskins football games sparked a federal complaint that ultimately led to the end of the partnership, according to a Wall Street Journal article on Monday.

In 2014, Huawei and Redskins officials struck a deal that would have allowed Huawei to provide Wi-Fi to suites at the team's home, FedEx Field. In exchange, Huawei would advertise during broadcasts and in the stadium, the Journal reported. 

Huawei advertised in FedEx field at two games. Redskins Vice President Rod Nenner even presented Huawei general manager Ming He on the field with a jersey that said "Huawei." 

Shortly after, Michael Wessel, a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, encouraged a high-ranking government official to contact the Redskins about the partnership, according to the newspaper. The suites at the stadium are often used by prominent Washingtonians, including high-ranking officials.

The Redskins ultimately killed the deal, choosing U.S.-based Wi-Fi providers later that year. The deal between the Chinese company and the American sports team lasted roughly seven weeks, according to the Journal.

U.S. lawmakers have called Huawei a national security threat, citing its close ties to the Chinese government and the heightened risk of espionage. Huawei has denied the accusations.

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Great News.  Either Bruce Allen is flexing his muscles or Dan Snyder is giving them to him. 

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, OCEaglefan said:

 

 

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