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RG3 shows support at high school game

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RG3 shows support at high school game

Heres another edition of Robert Griffin III gets it. This is somewhere around volume 587.Last night Griffin decided to go out and take in a local high school football game. He has no ties to Broad Run High School in Loudoun County other than the fact that its in the community where he lives and works. But there he was last night to see the Spartans beat the Patriots 34-20.He also was there to support the Pinkd breast cancer awareness event that Broad Run was putting on that night. He apparently decided to go on the spur of the moment. Friday evening hetweeted looking for some information:What quarter is the Pink'd game at broad run high school in?Griffin appeared at the game unannounced, with the Loudoun County Sheriffs department helping with crowd control. He talked to and posed for pictures with students in the crowd and helped out selling the Pinkd T-shirts to raise funds for breast cancer research.He tweeted thefollowing after the game.Appreciate where you came & you will always appreciate where you are & where you can go. SO to Broad Run High getting the W & for Pink'dEarlier this week, Griffin said that he will wear some pink gear, including a pink edition of the trademark sleeve he wears on his left (non-throwing) arm, as part of the teams Think Pink initiative on Sunday.Griffin said he thought it was important to help raise awareness for the cause even though it has not touched his family.I know it means something to a lot of different people, he said. Sometimes, its not necessarily what youre doing for yourself that can make a difference in this world. Its what youre doing to try to bring awareness to other peoples struggles.Yeah, I think he gets it.

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - A.J. Francis talks Jay Gruden, Greg Manusky and Kirk Cousins

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - A.J. Francis talks Jay Gruden, Greg Manusky and Kirk Cousins

Redskins defensive lineman A.J. Francis opens up to JP Finlay on what it's like to play for Jay Gruden, his pick for defensive coordinator, and the latest on Kirk Cousins' contract.

Listen below, and if you'd like to hear more from Francis, check out his pro wrestling podcast Jobbing Out Show here

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Redskins set to interview new defensive coordinator candidate in Dennis Thurman, per report

Redskins set to interview new defensive coordinator candidate in Dennis Thurman, per report

The Redskins have conducted interviews with a number of candidates at defensive coordinator, but a new name emerged Thursday morning. 

Thurman played cornerback in the NFL for nine years from 1978 to 1986, recording 36 career interceptions in 137 games. The bulk of his playing career was spent with the Dallas Cowboys, but he played his final season with the then St. Louis Rams. 

In coaching since 1988, Thurman's coaching career started working with the secondary for the Cardinals before an eight-year run at his alma mater, Southern Cal. From there, Thurman came back to the pros, joining the Ravens coaching staff in 2002 working under Rex Ryan. In 2008, Thurman moved on with Ryan to the New York Jets, and in 2013, was named Jets defensive coordinator In 2014, he went to Buffalo with Ryan to serve as their defensive coordinator when Ryan was named head coach.

In four seasons as a coordinator, two in New York, two in Buffalo, Thurman's defenses ranked no worse than 19th, per Pro Football Reference.

A football lifer like Thurman likely has connections all over the league, but it's interesting to note he has worked with new Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn since 2009. The two were on staffs both with the Jets and the Bills. Another Redskins coordinator candidate Gus Bradley has often been linked with Lynn, though the two have never been on the same staff.

Meeting with Thurman will satisfy the NFL's guidelines to interview minority candidates for coordinator positions. The Rooney Rule, as it was instituted, requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching jobs, but only suggests that teams extend the practice to coordinator positions. Washington had set an interview with Carolina's Steve Wilks, but then he was promoted internally to be the Panthers defensive coordinator and the meeting never took place. 

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