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    Default Preseason Heroes

    Time to have a little bit of fun...

    Post a preseason hero... from the past or present. This is not limited to this season, this can be as far back as you can remember, have some fun with it!!!



    My go to is Sultan McCullough...


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    Redskins Preseason Hall of Fame

    1. Sultan McCullough
    2. Robert McCune
    3. Colt Brennan
    4. Babe Laufenberg
    5. Nehemiah Broughton
    6. Bacarri Rambo
    7. Selvish Capers
    8. Jesse Lumsden
    9. Nico Marley
    10. Marko Mitchell
    11. Nick Williams
    12. Nehemiah Broughton
    13. Rashad Ross
    14. Anthony Mix
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    Silent Threat and I were having too much fun with this in the game chat thread. Lots of candidates here. We are mostly talking about guys who either never made the team or were never able to stick. I nominated Taylor Jacobs But that's not really in the spirit of the thread.

    My serious nomination: Robert McCune. Army vet. Guns the size of your head. Couldn't play. But I still dug him
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    Colt Brennan - threw for a billion yards in college
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    Going old school....

    Babe Laufenberg.


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    Okay - not on skins but Clint Longley t-day hero got in a fight with Staubach following preseason cut
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    They really should make a Preseason Hall of Fame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blanford View Post
    Colt Brennan - threw for a billion yards in college
    I would've liked to have seen what Colt could do under center if given the reigns for a full NFL season. Not saying he would've disproved his critics/skeptics, but the guy was the most prolific college passer ever in his day, and that wasn't a hallucination - he achieved it. I've never really understood why you draft a QB and then never give him a legitimate opportunity to show what he can do in live action?
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    This year's nominee - Nico Marley. UDFA from Tulane with a fun story. You'd think he was the second coming of Lawrence Taylor to hear the mediots talk. Won't make the team and of course, that will doom us, like....forever!
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    Didn't Brennan suffer a severe head injury in a car crash a while ago ?
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    Yeah. We cut Brennan for John-Effing-Beck. Dumb move if you ask me. In his first pre-season, Brennan had more completions and yards than any other rookie QB. He got injured and then when Beck came on board, that pushed him off the roster. He tried to catch on the with USFL (which then folded), the CFL, and even Arena football. He had the accident and a significant TBI and that was it for him. I haven't been able to find what he has done since then. Sad really.
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    I remember him goin to the Raiders, I think around the same time Rock Cartwright and some other Redskin did.
    And yea - John Beck. Shanahan talked him up like he was the next Joe Montana.
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    I think in today's NFL everything is so scripted that unless you show well in practice the likelihood of ever seeing the field is remote. I can't help but believe there are players who thrive in games but suck in practice - we may have one in #52 Anderson. I believe that is what happened to Brennan but I was hopeful as long as he stayed on the team. Oh well, I guess we'll always have Timmy Smith.
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    Well, the other thing that hurts prospects like Brennan is when the team that drafts you changes head coach every 3 years
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    True, when I look at Green Bay and see McCarthy entering his 11th year it is no wonder their preseason looks different than ours.

    At least Gruden is being given some time - he has some players who pretty much know what to do/expect but we still have a considerable amount of roster and coaching churn so that is dissipated somewhat.

    We have seen improvement year to year and I hope it continues and he can stay - can't help but bring dividends going forward.

    For those who will point at 9-7 then 8-7-1 I would remind them that last year was against one of the toughest schedules in the NFL.
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    Sorry. One too many windows open. :P

    Who was the Canadian RB that everybody thought was the second coming of Riggins?


    Nehemiah Broughton comes to mind too....
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    I think you meant to post that in the other thread DP, but yeah, I think you're right. Talent isn't the only factor. Scheme and how it matches your talent is probably just as big a factor. The question of whether great coaches adjust their scheme to talent, or whether finding the best talent that matches your scheme - that's another debate. Now back to Preseason Heroes
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    I peeked - Rambo, Selvish Capers in recent years.
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    Keep them coming folks. We're going to have a 'Preseason Heroes HOF' page
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    I know this doesn't fit into the "specifications" for preseason heroes..but I'd nominate Gibbs. He took teams that looked like they could do nothing in the preseason to the SuperBowl.
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    What about Patrick Ramsey? Ended up as backup to Brunell I think under Gibbs?
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