The Redskins will be celebrating their 80th anniversary season with throwback uniforms, a bus tour, and fan voting to expand the 70 greatest Redskins list that was established in 2002 to 80 names, among other events.The celebration plans, including the uniforms, were unveiled at an event in the teams new indoor practice bubble on Thursday night.We had some of the first pictures of the uniforms here last night. General Manager Bruce Allen said that the team would wear the uniforms for two home games. Although he said the specific games would be announced later, it is a good bet that one of them will be on Nov. 4 against the Panthers. That contest has been designated as the homecoming game and will feature a parade a team alumni and the introduction of the 10 additions to the greatest list.Fan voting for the additions to the anniversary team began last night at midnight at www.Redskins80th.com and will run for 80 days. Fans will be able to vote for players from the last 10 years plus administrators such as former general manager Bobby Beathard and assistant coaches such as legendary offensive line coach Joe Bugel.The bus tour will have stops in Maryland, Washington, and throughout Virginia. The schedule is available on the Redskins80th.com website.
Redskins rookie Su'a Cravens has been named the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of Week 3 on NFL.com for his interception against Eli Manning on Sunday.
With the Redskins clinging to a 29-27 lead, Cravens picked off Manning late in the fourt quarter. It was certainly a good time for him to make his first career interception as the pick sealed the Redskins' first win of the season.
Cravens' interception beat out Jay Ajayi's game-winning touchdown run for the Miami Dolpins, Justin Tucker's game-winning field goal, T.Y. Hilton's winning touchod catch and Robert Quinn's late sack.
Yes, Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor accounted for 200 total yards last week in a loss to the Dolphins. While the yardage total is impressive, and Pryor has shown breakout potential this young season, the Redskins defensive focus needs to be on another Cleveland player: Isaiah Crowell.
"That's a power running game. They do a lot of good things in the running game," Washington coach Jay Gruden said. "The No. 1 guy is Crowell. He's an excellent back."
Through three games, Crowell has 45 carries for 274 yards, good for an average of more than 6 yards-per-carry and second in the NFL in rush yards. He's shown both power and speed, including an 85-yard touchdown run against the Ravens in Week 2.
What makes Crowell especially difficult to stop is that the Browns offense is so varied. With a guy like Pryor, Cleveland will run the Wildcat and the read option in addition to their normal pro set.
"You start worrying about all the stuff going on with the formations and then all of a sudden they bang you with Crowell right up the middle with a power play," Gruden said. "It's hard to stop."
In three games, the Redskins have given up nearly 370 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Washington is allowing 123 yards-per-game on the ground, good for 24th in the league.
With DeAngelo Hall and Bashaud Breeland out for Sunday's game, the Redskins will face the Browns with a revamped secondary. That won't matter much, however, if the defense can't slow down The Crow.