Yesterday I wrote a post arguing the fact that Chris Cooley and Santana Moss should be included on the ballot for the “10 For 80” vote the Redskins currently have ongoing. I realized today that I may have overlooked another current Redskins player, London Fletcher. An argument can be made that Fletcher is one of the 80 greatest players that’s ever suited up for the burgundy and gold…and whomever’s arguing on London’s behalf is probably right.
Here’s where things get funny and where my point about the “10 season rule” is validated by none other than the Redskins themselves. I was on Facebook and saw a picture of Fletcher posted by the Redskins, advertising fans to vote for the “10 for 80” roster. So, the Redskins PR department is luring fans to vote for the “80” roster by using a player that’s not eligible for the team?! The Redskins are smart enough to know that London Fletcher will drive more traffic than Vernon Dean yet they’re too dumb to put Fletcher on the “80″ ballot?
“It’s All You” is the Redskins marketing campaign for their 80th Anniversary. The premise is it’s all about the fans…and how the fans get to choose the team. I implore the Redskins to let the fans choose the RIGHT players that deserve to be on this roster and we can’t do that if the Redskins won’t allow us to do so.
Who made this “10 For 80” ballot anyway…Vinny Cerrato?
Cheers and Hail
Posted by fatpickle Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
In honor of the Redskins 80th Anniversary season the Redskins recently announced their “10 For 80” fan vote. “10 For 80” is a fan vote to decide the 10 Redskins players to be added to the list of the “70 Greatest Redskins” team that was chosen 10 years ago. As a fan of the Redskins for 30+ years I was excited to choose my picks that will forever be engraved in Redskins history. To my amazing disappointment, the 2 players that deserve to be on this team the most aren’t even eligible under Dan Snyder’s asinine rules.
Chris Cooley and Santana Moss are no-brainers to be included on the “80 Greatest Redskins” roster…yet you can’t vote for them. Here’s the stupid rule for the criteria for being eligible for the 80 which eliminates them from consideration:
Active NFL players are eligible, but any current team member must have spent at least 10 years with the team to be eligible
So, if you’re a former player you’re eligible if you only played 3 seasons for the Redskins but if you’re a current player for the Redskins you have to have played 10+ seasons? What kind of sense does that make? Both Cooley and Moss are possible training camp cuts. It would look horrible from a PR standpoint to have cut a player that the fans just chose as one of the greatest players in franchise history, could this have
anything everything to do with this rule? And, if they had been cut back in March they’d be eligible but because they’re still busting their asses for the burgundy and gold they are ineligible? STUPID
And why bring players back into the equation that were already eligible for the “70 Greatest” roster? They were already passed over once…we have to choose from “sloppy seconds” instead of guys who deserve to be on this roster?
Here are some facts:
39 of the original 70 Greatest Redskins played less than 10 seasons for the Skins. Obviously, the 10 season barrier means nothing.
The other 2 TE’s on the ballot (Clint Didier & Rick Walker) have a combined 164 receptions vs. Cooley’s 428.
No other WR on the ballot has half the stats that Moss has.
Moss & Cooley rank 4th & 5th all-time in career receptions in Redskins history yet we can’t vote for them.
Moss & Cooley rank 4th & 9th all-time in career receiving yards in Redskins history yet we can’t vote for them.
Moss & Cooley rank 7th & 9th all-time in career receiving TD’s in Redskins history yet we can’t vote for them.
For me, it’s clear that this “rule” should be changed immediately so that these 2 players can be where the belong, on the roster of the “80 Greatest Redskins”
Cheers and Hail
Posted by fatpickle Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Last week the Jacksonville Jaguars worked out a kicker with an interesting name.
Jacksonville worked out kickers Long Ding, who was trying to become the first Chinese-born player to make an NFL roster, and Jay Wooten. But they declined to sign either.
I was disappointed Ding wasn’t able to penetrate the Jaguars roster. Perhaps Dan Snyder should sign Ding to the Redskins so he can finally have a Long Ding. As you can see from the last 2 sentences the possibilities for shtick are endless.
“Long Ding is off to the left”
“Long Ding has been working hard all off-season”
“Long Ding hits it deep into the end zone”
“Long Ding rises to the occasion again”
“Long Ding comes up limp”
“Long Ding blocked from scoring”
“Long Ding getting loose on the sidelines”
It’s ironic that Ding is Chinese…“long” goes against Chinese typecast. Please feel free to add your shtick in the comments section.
Cheers and Hail
Dan Snyder has a closet full of burgundy ties. New coach, new burgundy tie. Game day, new burgundy tie. Free agents…draft picks, new burgundy ties. Here’s a collection of Dan’s ties and what he was thinking as he was wearing them.
Cheers and Hail