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Redskins-Saints quick take

Redskins-Saints quick take

First, sorry about the problems with the live blog. It worked a couple of weeks ago, but today I just couldn't keep a connection alive. And during the brief periods of connection that I did have, Word was freezing up on me. I have posted my not-so live blog and hopefully you can still get something out of it.

The day wasn't a total loss. That was as entertaining a game as FedEx has seen in quite some time. That game against the Jaguars in '06 was a lot of fun, but this one was considerably more satisfying than that one. The Redskins should never have had to go to overtime to win that one.

I'm not sure why I listen to the postgame on the radio, but I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. Anyway, John Riggins made a comment to the effect that he hoped that the locker room wasn't holding a celebration like they'd won the Super Bowl, considering "how down they were after the Giants game".

Let me assure Riggo and anyone else who may have been concerned that such was not the case. Jason Taylor summed it up when asked about how big the win was. "We have 14 more to go," Taylor said.

Nobody was freaking out after the Giants game and nobody was giddy over this one. It's all in the collective mind of the media.

Jim Zorn wasn't giddy, but he did want to talk about the game a lot. His postgame presser ran nearly 19 minutes. Gibbs usually wasn't good for much more than about 12 and some of Spurrier's ran in single digits.

This game does not vindicate the Redskins as a team nor does it mean that Jason Campbell is going to be a Pro Bowl quarterback, or even a good one. All it means is that the Redskins are capable of beating another team from the muddled middle of the NFL and that Campbell is capable of cranking out a big game on occasion. Consistency is the key.

I thought that Zorn's call to not only go for it on fourth and two at the two-minute warning but to call a pass would be the big onions call of the day by a head coach. But that was before Mike Shanahan went for two after the Broncos scored with 24 seconds left to pull within a point. In Week 2, I think that Shanahan clinched it for the year.

As if it wasn't already hot enough, Brian Billick was doing the color commentary for Fox, providing massive additional quantities of heated air in FedEx Field.

 

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The Redskins newest coach has a rap video in his honor

The Redskins newest coach has a rap video in his honor

On Monday morning, the Redskins made several new coaching hires official, including Jim Tomsula as the new defensive line coach.

Tomsula was out of football in 2016 after serving as the 49ers head coach for the 2015 season in which the team finished 5-11.

Despite struggling as a head coach, Tomsula gained an odd, if not heavy cult following. It made little sense considering he has the look and demeanor of someone who was put on this earth to coach football and coach football only. But through the glories of the internet came this:

The Jimmy Tomsula rap song.

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It's just a demo, and I suppose the full version could be out there somewhere since this song is over a year old. But there's something hypnotizing about 60 consecutive seconds of "Open up my shirt like im Jimmy Tom-Sula."

How long before we begin hearing this song at FedEx Field on Sundays?

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - With coordinators in house, all eyes on Kirk Cousins

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - With coordinators in house, all eyes on Kirk Cousins

The Redskins found two new coordinators - both in house - and Rich Tandler is more excited by the hires than JP Finlay. Listen as they break down the promotions, and talk Kirk Cousins. 

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