The Redskins defense will have plenty of motivation Sunday against the Buccaneers. The biggest, of course, is reproving itself after consecutive subpar performances in losses to the Rams and Bengals.But theyll draw from another source at Raymond James Stadium, as well. Nose tackle Barry Cofield said the unit also wants to get a win for secondary coach Raheem Morris.Morris was fired in January after three seasons in Tampa, where he went 17-31. He led the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record in 2010, but that season was bookended by two woeful ones, including 4-12 mark last season.Morris was hired less than two weeks later by the Redskins and, in just nine months, hes become one of the most popular coaches in Ashburn.Thats definitely part if it; I was able to get two last year and I know how that felt, nose tackle Barry Cofield said of the Redskins two wins over the Giants, Cofields former team. It felt great. I was so happy about the way my guys showed up.Were definitely going to try do the same thing for Raheem, Cofield continued. We have a ton of things to play for. For our personal pride, do better for our offense, get a win for Raheem, our statistics. We got everything to play for this week. So if our defense does show up flying around and playing our butts off, ewe got something wrong.
The NFL Players Association once audited the NFL for a nine-figure amount, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told the Sports Junkies during an in-studio appearance on Friday.
"We have the right to audit revenue, so we went through a huge fight where we found $100 million," Smith said.
"That they were trying to hide?" Jason Bishop asked.
"Yes," Smith said. "As some would say, you bend over in the street to pick that up."
"It was labeled as — they came up with a new term — called 'waived gate,' that doesn't appear anywhere in the collective bargaining agreement, and it just said, 'Oh, simply, that's not money that goes into revenue,'" Smith continued. "Well, yes it is. And then they made us a ridiculous offer to settle for pennies on the dollar, we had to go to trial, we go to trial and we win the case."
The process that ended up uncovering that huge sum is something that happens on a regular basis, according to Smith.
"We send our auditors to audit revenue every year," Smith said.
As for whether the person who discovered the $100 milliion was rewarded for his efforts, Smith left little doubt.
"Yes, he got a bonus."
Redskins linebacker Martrell Spaight went to Arkansas and loves his school. Redskins safety Deshazor Everett went to Texas A&M and loves his school. Their schools played each other, and the players bet on the outcome.
For the loser it meant wearing the gear of the other squad. For Spaight, it meant wearing a Texas A&M sweatshirt all week.
It's funny to notice different captions from the same picture. Spaight clearly didn't like wearing the Aggie gear. Everett thought it was fantastic.
For Spaight's sake, he might want to skip the bet next season. A&M won this year's game 45-24 and has won five straight over Arkansas.