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Darrell Green Expresses Interest In Coaching For The Redskins

Darrell Green took to his Facebook page to announce that he’s reconsidering his previous decision to not get into coaching since his Hall of Fame playing career ended. After his initial post above Green added another post where he stated:

There’s no other way to say it! As a community (the DMV) We desperately need our Redskins to return to glory!

I’m all for adding Green to the coaching staff. The staff currently has no coaches with ties to the Redskins from their glory years, unless you count Keenan McCardell‘s stint on the IR during the 1991 season. I’m not sure where or how Green would fit on the current staff. Bob Slowik is currently the Redskins defensive backs coach and he’s been around 18 years including 6 seasons with Mike Shanahan. Also, Slowik’s son Bobby is a defensive assistant for the Redskins. Great, another father-son package.

I know that Green is a favorite of Dan Snyder so it’s not unrealistic to think that this could come together if Green truly is interested.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, January 1, 2012

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Darrell Green > Deion Sanders

Ok, I’ll be the first to admit that the title to this post comes from a true Redskins homer and outside of the Redskins fan base you’re probably not going to find a whole lot of people who’ll agree with me. But, when you take a look at the two players career stats, it seems as though an argument for Darrell certainly deserves merit.

Seasons – Green 20 Sanders 14
Games – Green 295 Sanders 188
Pro Bowls – Green 7 Sanders 8
Tackles – Green 1,197 Sanders 512
Int’s – Green 54 Sanders 53
Defensive TD’s – Green 8 Sanders 10

The only area where Sanders clearly held an edge was in the kick/punt returns category and All-Pro selections. Sanders had 7 All-Pro selections to just 1 for Green. However, Green only returned punts in key situations for the Redskins (see 1987 Playoffs) while Sanders specialized in the return game for his entire career. It’s also worth noting that by season 12 Sanders skills were diminishing…you know, around the time he joined the Redskins. In Sanders 13th and 14th seasons he was a nickel corner and free safety. Darell Green made the Pro Bowl in his 14th and 15th seasons!

As far as the video, I couldn’t help thinking that if it were Deion who had hurdled Cap Boso in that 87′ playoff game against the Bears…Sanders would have had an aneurysm celebrating on his way to the end zone. Green played his 20 seasons with a certain style and grace that I guess only true Redskins fans can love. The ‘World’s Fastest Athlete’ highlights at the beginning of the above video are simply awesome.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Old Redskins Park Autographs Part 2

Back in the day Redskins Park used to offer 8×10 B&W’s of the players for $2.00 (if I can remember correctly.) I’m not sure if this is still offered today and I’m not sure if B.J. still works there, but if she does…she’d be the one to tell you if they do. B.J. was/is the long time receptionist at Redskins Park and would be an awesome interview, Matt Terl? She’s probably got more stories than the players, coaches and front office combined. Below are some of my B&W’s.

Greatest KR in the history of the NFL. Look closely at this picture…there’s so much to love. He’s working the pinky ring, gold watch and a Redskins gold medallion necklace!

Darrell’s got one of the greatest smiles I’ve ever seen, I think his smile could cover most of the WR’s in the NFL today…not to mention that at age 50 he’s still faster than most players in the NFL.

The mullet, the stache. If you never got to play the Donnie Warren game with Fatpickle and Porkboy…then you missed out, that game and Donnie will live forever!

Doug was always awesome with me…not sure what happened here?

In Gus we trust! Does Gus not look like he could be a cast member of Jersey Shore?

Back in the mid 90′s I wanted to promote a fight, Ken Harvey vs. Greg Lloyd. As a matter of fact, I’d like to see that fight right now! Ken is one of the nicest guys on earth…and he could kill you with his bare hands.

Love KB, he rushed for over 4K yards in 3 seasons with USFL.

Yes, Ricky once wore #46. He also had 193 receiving yards in Super Bowl XXII…168 yards in the 2nd quarter alone. Awesome guy!

If you’ve ever been to the Ice House in Herndon, Va…then you’ve been to my Grandmother’s old bar. It used to be Margaret’s Inn and it was a place many Redskins visited in the late 70′s to blow off steam and drink a few beers. Riggo knew my Nanny well.

Mark was on IR the year he signed this picture, with one of those mysterious injuries that would come up late in the preseason. Gibb’s young QB’s always came up with those phantom injuries back in the day. Give them a clipboard and make them wear an ugly sweater until they’re ready to play. Anyway, he was healthy enough to sign this picture and toss the nerf football around with me.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Old Redskins Park Autographs Pt. 1

You’ve heard stories of my days spent at the old Redskins Park collecting autographs and memories. I thought I would start posting some of the collectibles I acquired during that time. Here’s a look at some of the football cards I had signed back in the 80′s. Next week I’ll post my 8×10 black & whites, which are my favorite items.

87 Topps Wilber Marshall. Wilber had a very unique way of signing; he’s left-handed and signs his name upside down and from right to left. Wilber was a bad ass!

1984 Topps Dexter Manley. There are many reasons to love this card, the mohawk is definitely one of them and the fact that Dexter even signed it “Mr. D” for me. Alas, this card and a few other autographs I obtained that day were F’d up by a faulty marker. Son of a…

1983 Topps Dexter Manley. Dexter was always super-cool and never at a loss for words…he was also so full of energy. The back of this card says that Dexter served as a Deputy Sheriff in Virginia…really?

1986 Topps Jim Lachey. Don’t remember a whole lot about the interactions with Jim other than he was quiet and polite. Thank you Bobby Beathard for the Jay Schroeder for Lachey swap.

1988 Topps Kelvin Bryant. Kelvin was one my favorite players during the 80′s. He was a great all-around back and had a 13 catch 130 yard 2 TD day against the Giants in 86′, it says so on the back of the card!

1984 Topps Joe Jacoby. Jake’s always been good to me, I’m hoping he’s the next Redskin in the Hall of Fame. All he did was block Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White and Too Tall Jones for a decade…and did it well.

1984 Topps Darrell Green. This is Darrell’s rookie card and is probably the only one in the group that’s worth much $$. Doesn’t matter, I wouldn’t sell any of these for any price…well I’d cut Bostic loose.

1979 Topps Doug Williams. This is also a rookie card and it’s mint. Doug also signed his SI Super Bowl cover for me, “To Doug, From Doug.” Unfortunately, it was with the same sucky marker Dexter used to sign “Mr. D.” Son of a…

1987 Topps Charles Mann. Charles was always super nice and cool. The faulty marker makes another appearance. Son of a…

1988 Topps Earnest Byner. Earnest was the consummate professional as a player and didn’t get the respect he deserved as a coach. Thanks Bobby Beathard for Mike Olpihant for Earnest Byner.

1982 Topps Dave Butz. Anyone remember the “Big Bad Butz” song made for Dave Butz? I need to find that, help me. I googled big bad butz and nothing but porn sites comes up. Per the back of Dave’s card “he performs week-in and week-out, playing often with injuries, and continues to get the job done in fine fashion.” I agree Topps, I agree.

1984 Topps Jeff Bostic. Jeff Bostic was not cool, he was not nice…it says so on the back of his card.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Friday, March 26, 2010

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Happy Bday Darrell Green


Who’s to say Darrell couldn’t run down Seattle Slew?

Happy birthday Darrell Green…Darrell turns 50 today. What can I say about this HOF player and person? A NFL record 20 seasons with 1 team, our team. I am totally convinced this guy could shutdown 75% of the WR’s in the NFL, right now! At the age of 40 Darrell was still the fastest guy on the Redskins roster and he’s been threatening on Twitter for months to run it again on his 50th…my money says he runs a sub 4.5. Happy 50th Mr. Green and thanks for the memories.

Happy birthday Patrick Ramsey. Patrick played 4 seasons for the Redskins from 2002-05. #11 appeared in 34 games at QB, going 10-14 as a starter. Patrick threw for 5,649 yards and 34 TD’s during his Redskins tenure. Patrick was a 1st round draft pick out of Tulane, hand picked by Spurrier, Snyder or was it Cerrato? A lot of finger pointing on that one. Patrick is currently playing for the Lions. Happy 31st Mr. Ramsey.

Happy birthday Brig Owens. Brig played all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Redskins from 1966-77. #23 appeared in 158 games and intercepted 36 balls during his career. Brig is one of the 70 Greatest Redskins. In retirement Brig finished law school and went to work for the NFL Players Association. Happy 67th Mr. Owens.


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Happy birthday Terry Crowley. Terry played 12 seasons for the Orioles from 1969-82. Terry has also served another 15 years as the Orioles batting coach. Terry batted .253 with 40 HR’s and 194 RBI’s during his O’s tenure. The beauty of Terry’s birthday is that it allows me to play Earl Weaver’s Manager’s Corner. Earl gives a better description of Terry than I ever could. Happy 63rd (he’s looked 63 for 20 years) Mr. Crowley.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010

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