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Drew Storen totally understands RGIII-mania

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On Wednesday, Bryce Harper expressed his opinion that fans might be jumping ship on the Nats in favor of the Redskins. While chatting with Holden and Danny on 106.7 yesterday, Drew Storen admitted that he didn’t quite see it that way.

“I think there’s a lot of different factors that go into it,” he said. “School’s back in session and the weather hasn’t been great. You’re gonna have those nights. It’s fine. We’ve had unbelievable fan support all year. I can’t say I totally agree with him, but it is nice to have people out here supporting us. I mean, last night it’s like, we had a huge rain delay in a mid-week game and people still stuck around to the end. Whether it’s a big crowd or not, people are still sticking around and cheering. The fan support this year has been better than it ever has been before, so there’s nothing I can say negative about it.”

Storen also knows RGIII is the city’s hot topic, and he totally gets it.

“The Redskins have been around here for longer and have way more history here than we do,” he acknowledged. “They’ve got a dynamic superstar in RGIII. If we’re not meeting everybody’s expectations…we’re still fighting and we could be a great story.

“At the same time, there’s a lot of excitement because of RGIII, and I understand that. I think a lot of guys understand that. It’s a football town. It’s something that we’ve always kind of wanted to change, but it’s not something that happens overnight. For guys to really expect the Redskins to be put on the back page immediately isn’t really realistic.”

I mean, anyone who has spent five minutes in this town knows where the sports priorities are. It’ll take a lot of effort for the Nats to dethrone the Redskins.



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