Chapter 2, Page 65

Charley Taylor
Reluctant receiver: Running back Charley Taylor, who dreamed of being "the next Jimmy Brown," wasn't happy about being switched to wide receiver.
(Matthew Lewis/The Washington Post)
Gogolak and the others followed orders — and his field goal gave the Redskins 72 points, two more than the Los Angeles Rams had scored in setting the previous record 16 years earlier against the Baltimore Colts.

Who had ordered this pound of salt to be ground into so open a wound? "I sent 'em in," Huff said. "Poor Otto was the one who got all the heat. But I was the one who sent `em in. That was my day of reckoning. And I called it before the game. I really did."

Although the 1966 team finished with only a 7-7 year, it was the best Redskins record in a decade. Jurgensen and the offense had scored more points, 351, than any Wash-ington team ever. Unfortunately, the defense also had given up 355 points. That pattern continued for two more years. In 1967 the team scored 347 points, surrendered 353 and finished with a 5-6-3 record.

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Other Pages in Chapter 2:
43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78

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