2016 Redskins Special Teams, From George Allen to Jay Gruden

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In the early 70’s, the late great Washington Redskins head coach George Allen was the NFL coach who more or less invented the concept of “Special Teams”. Allen was the very 1st to select a coach to specifically deal with kickoffs, punt-returns, extra points, field-goals, punters, kickers, head-hunters, wedge busters, blocking punts and field-goals, and everything other than the offense and defense.

A new era in football was born when Allen realized the true value of kicks and punts:

Any team can easily win any game, or lose any game by only one carefully crafted play, either by positive or negative results.

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First Redskins 2016 OTA Breakdown – From May 26-28

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Notable quotes from the first OTA:

  • Vernon Davis: “I’m very excited, I have never played with this much talent on one defense before.”
  • David Bruton: “I did not come here to be mediocre – I came here to be great!”
  • DeAngelo Hall on switching from cornerback to safety:  “It has me rejuvenated, focused, excited!”
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    General Manager Scot McCloughan knows defense wins championship as he built top defenses with the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.  He’s watching closely and will not be satisfied with a 24th ranked defense.

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    Redskins Tailgate Endorses Ryan Kelly, Alabama Center

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    It’s spring again – The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and the dogwood trees are blooming all over the South. But are the young men’s hearts consumed with thoughts of beautiful young ladies, romance and hot-blooded passion?

    Nah… They’re all dreaming about the 2016 NFL draft.

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    Redskins GM Scot McCloughan – 49ers Loss is our Gain

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    Leadership.  Our Washington Redskins have the best leadership in the NFL with an owner, Dan Snyder, who has the courage to stand up for our logo, trademark, and name. We have a President, Bruce Allen, who has the experience with Super Bowl organizations and son of Redskins hero coach George Allen. and General Manager Scot McCloughan, who has been to 23 NFL Combines, and known for his “eye for true football talent” and building strong Super Bowl caliber teams. That’s strong leadership at the top. We can trust their judgment when it comes to NFL Drafts, Free Agency, players, coaches, and dealing with the NFL.

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    The Washington Redskins Future Is Now

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    To quote great Washington Redskins HOF coach George Allen, “THE FUTURE IS NOW”. Little did he know then that the term would take on an entire new meaning in the future to come.  Bear in mind back in the 70’s, defenses ruled.  Today the focus is on offenses, and the rules are totally different from what they were then.

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