I love this one. It may actually be my favorite win over Dallas period. Say what you want about Gibbs II, but I don't think it's coincidence that Dallas stopped owning us when Gibbs came back.
ST's huge hit should have been a fumble, game over. But poor Walt Harris gets little to no recognition for his 4th-down shoestring tackle of Terry Glenn. If he gets by Walt, they might have scored or at least gotten into FG range.One thing that that video didn't mention was how well our defense played at the end. Sean Taylor blowing up Patrick Crayton was a huge play that probably saved the game.
Around the goalpost in the endzone where Monk scored was a burgundy wrap displaying the vertical word "REDSKINS". Was this common practice in that era? Did the visiting team always have their endzone goal post so decorated?[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLiKbVV288k&feature=related[/media]
Tell ya what, Mike....ST was insane and may yet have become the greatest ever. Ken Houston was pretty insane in his own right, though. The stop on Walt Garrison was every bit as big as Sean Taylor's end of game heroics. Not the least bit less. And, as athletically talented as Taylor was, keep in mind that Kenny Houston also returned punts. I saw him bring one back for a TD at RFK once.....just nuts.lets see..Sean picked up a fumble to score a TD and get us in to the playoffs. The very next week he picked up ANOTHER fumble and scored the game winner for us in the first playoff game since 99.
remember Lorenzo Neal? Remember when LT was the best RB in the league? There is a play where they are running a sweep with Lo leading and ST comes out of the blue, lifts Neal off his feet with a hit and with his foot KICKS the ball out of a RBs hand who NEVER fumbled.
Ken may have hit a FB and saved a game..but that was just the daily norm for someone like Sean. He could cover, hit, and gave everyone shivers who came across the line or the middle.
youre the grumpy old dude saying "when I was your age....." you cant minimalize that hit ST put on the Bums on Monday Night no matter how much you shake your fist at them clouds!