Why one Redskins player honored Chief Zee on his cleats
Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post My big bro @Freakyjean99 representing !! RIP Chief Zee! pic.twitter.com/uXBUt7uUyW — Su'a Cravens (@Sua_Cravens) September 25, 2016 NFL cleats don’t often cause an emotional reaction, especially not for people hundreds of miles away from said cleats. But when a friend showed Felicia Williams an image of the cleats that Redskins lineman Ricky Jean Francois wore in the Meadowlands last Sunday, “it made my heart smile,” Williams said. “It was just the nicest thing that someone could do,” she said this week. “And when the Redskins won, I figured okay, they really did that for the chief.” “The chief” is her father, Zema Williams, a.k.a. Chief Zee, who died at 75 just before the Redskins started training camp. Williams, of course, wore his burgundy and gold outfit and his faux Indian headdress to NFL stadiums for nearly 40 years as the team’s...
5 Washington Redskins Players To Watch In Week 4 vs. Cleveland Browns
Jacob Camenker, Riggosrag Fansided The Washington Redskins are looking for their second win in Week 4. Here are five players that could help them get it. The Washington Redskins are going to be taking on the Cleveland Browns in a critical battle on Sunday afternoon. The Redskins currently are sporting a 1-2 record, and in order to keep pace with the rest of the NFC East, they really need a win over the hapless Browns. The Browns are 0-3 on the season, but they still have actually played fairly well in a couple of contests. They are not an opponent that can be overlooked, but they are definitely an opponent that the Redskins should beat. With that in mind, it is going to take a solid effort out of the team to avoid falling into a trap game this week. Here is a look a five players who could help give the Redskins the edge in this game. 5. LB Su’a Cravens In the first three weeks of his NFL career, Su’a Cravens has been nothing short of terrific. The second round pick out of USC has been a great coverage linebacker who has seen success as the primary backup for the team. Cravens has graded out as one of the better coverage linebackers in the league, and it appears as though he may be a starter in the near future... Keep Reading
The 10 worst Redskins players I can remember watching
Peter Hailey, Barely In Bounds On Tuesday, the Patriots signed cornerback E.J. Biggers. At first glance, the move seems to be a fairly inconsequential one, the type of transaction that doesn’t even appear on ESPN’s scroller at the bottom of the TV. This move does matter, though, and let me tell you why: Because E.J. Biggers is one of the worst professional football players to ever live, and the fact that he is still bouncing around the NFL confuses me more than fax machines (HOW DOES THE PAPER GO IN ONE MACHINE THEN SHOW UP SOMEWHERE ELSE? HOW!?). Upon finding out the Bigger news and firing off a harsh tweet about it that related to his overall suckiness as a Redskin (he played for the team in 2013 and 2014), I felt inspired to come up with a list ranking some of the crappiest Burgundy and Gold players I’ve seen in my time as a fan (which began roughly back in 2005. So, sorry for those who were forced to endure terrible ‘Skins from seasons before that, because I’ll probably leave them out of this post). That is why we’re here, standing atop a list of 10 truly awful football players that brought their awfulness to DC at one point or another. Luckily, the Redskins look like they’re beginning to be a competent franchise, so we hopefully won’t be subjected to guys like this moving forward. But it hasn’t always been like that with this team, and the following names are the best proof of that… 10) John Beck For anyone who’s upset about giving Kirk Cousins a long-term deal or letting him play out the season on the franchise tag, let me remind you of something: In 2011, Mike Shanahan thought John Beck was the answer to Washington’s QB problems. Like, he looked at John Beck, and was OK with the idea of him starting real-life NFL games against real-life NFL teams that counted in a real-life NFL schedule. Don’t ever complain about Kirk again... Keep Reading