Chapter 3, Page 105
Halfway through the 1970s, the Redskins clearly were moving way beyond over the hill, and Allen had given away most of the team's draft choices. But
because the league and its players' union still had not agreed to a new contract, there was
an unusual window of opportunity after the 1975 season to acquire free-agent
players whose contracts had expired. Allen took full advantage, signing New York Jets
fullback John Riggins and adding two longtime
Dallas nemeses running back Calvin Hill and tight end Jean
Fugett to his 1976 roster.
The golden foot: Mark Moseley's kicking would be critical on the road to Redskins glory again.
(The Washington Post)
Riggins saw most of his action that year as a blocking back, leading the way for
Thomas to gain more than 1,000 yards. In addition, kicker Mark
Moseley, signed as a free agent in 1974, led the league that year with 22 field goals, and Eddie Brown gain
646 yards returning punts, the second highest total in league history. The Redskins
finished 10-4 with a wild-card spot, but they were crushed, 35-20, by the
Vikings in the first round of the playoffs.
The 1977 season would be Allen's last hurrah in Washington. His contract was in
its final year, and Allen and Williams were having difficulty reaching a new one.
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