The Insider: history


Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 02/07/2014

A black quarterback won the Super Bowl, and hardly anyone mentioned it

A black quarterback won the Super Bowl on Sunday, and we didn’t mention it. Is that significant, and if so, why?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:45 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, Super Bowl

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Earnest Byner expected to interview for Redskins’ RB coaching position

The Redskins are expected to interview former running backs coach and running back Earnest Byner for a position on Jay Gruden’s coaching staff, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

By Mike Jones  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Earnest Byner, history, Jay Gruden

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Pierre Garcon breaks Art Monk’s Redskins record for catches in a season

Garcon has 11 catches Sunday to bring his season total to 107, one more than Monk had in 1984.

By Mark Maske  |  08:08 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art Monk, history, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

What is the worst call ever made in a Redskins game?

With officials under scrutiny this week for calling penalties, for not calling penalties and for allegedly calling Trent Williams unprintable names, it seems like a good time for a referee question.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, NFL referees, officials, Opening kick

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Redskins’ historically bad special teams likely to improve?

The Redskins special teams are one of the worst since 1989. Is there hope for them to improve?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, special teams, Week 11

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Santana Moss takes no solace in Sean Taylor verdict

Wide receiver says he hasn’t been following the trial, but thinks justice will be served.

By Mark Maske  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, Santana Moss, sean taylor

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Doug Williams not ruling out future front office job with Redskins

Former quarterback spoke to the team two years ago about reuniting with General Manager Bruce Allen, for whom Williams once worked in Tampa.

By Mark Maske  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Front office, history, Week 10

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Some former Redskins greats steer clear of team-name controversy

Doug Williams, Joe Jacoby decline to weigh in.

By Mark Maske  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, Redskins name, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Was Calvin Johnson’s game the best NFL performance of all-time?

Was Calvin Johnson’s 329-yard receiving game the best individual performance in NFL history? If not, what was?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detrot Lions, history, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013

How researching the read option reminded me to appreciate Don Hutson

In researching the defenses of yesteryear, one Post graphic artist/writer was reminded of one of the overlooked greats in NFL history.

By Des Bieler  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, history, Opening kick, read option

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Who belongs on the Redskins' Mount Rushmore? [updated]

Several Redskins find themselves on the made-for-the-slow-season player ratings. Who do you have on each list?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, rankings

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Iconic Redskins, Cowboys quarterbacks compete for charity

Ex-Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, Cowboys Hall of Famer Roger Staubach participate in charity event to raise awareness for cardiovascular health.

By Gene Wang  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowbboys, history, Redskins