Griffin III — who has always worn a sleeve on his left, non-throwing arm during his time with the Redskins — originally told a follower that the league would not allow him to wear a pink sleeve, but that message apparently changed pretty quickly
So to celebrate their 80th anniversary this year, the Redskins decided to class it up a notch by releasing their own burgundy table wine.
The limited-edition 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a “rare combination of fresh fruit and sweek oak, with rich tannins on the finish,” says Goldschmidt Vineyards, which produced the wine.
But they also felt a little bit better about their embattled defense, which had its struggles in the second half against the Buccaneers but managed to keep an opposing quarterback from reaching 300 passing yards for the first time this season — albeit by only a yard.
“I felt like we got better,” linebacker Rob Jackson said Monday in the locker room at Redskins Park. “We still gave up a few big plays in the second half. In the first half, we played pretty solid, got to Josh [Freeman, Buccaneers’ quarterback] a couple times, got him rattled, had him make a couple bad decisions, stopped the run.”
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” … [T]wo big plays obviously put them in position for touchdowns. Is it just that simple? Maybe it is. I don’t know, but we can’t give up those plays – for sure if we want to be the type of team we want to be. That’s what we’ll work on,” he said, and went into more detail on how the team fixes that. “You take a look at everything . Why do they make those plays? That’s what we do when we look at film. We talk about the things that we did to give up those big plays. Is it scheme? Is it personnel? Doesn’t matter what it is. You have to take a look at what players do best and you have to adjust your scheme to fit your personnel. That’s always an ongoing process, both offensively and defensively.”
While the big plays make for good TV, it isn’t good defense, particularly when the opponent’s offense is as weak as Tampa’s is. To go from a talented team to an elite team, the Redskins can’t just build a lead–they have to protect it, too.