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Reviewing the Tape: Top 5 moments from CSN's burning Eagles jersey Vine


Reviewing the Tape: Top 5 moments from CSN's burning Eagles jersey Vine

CSN blessed the Internet -- or, rather, Eagles fans blessed the Internet and CSN just happened to be there -- with a Vine of a group burning a DeSean Jackson Eagles jersey outside of Lincoln Financial Field before Saturday night’s game against Washington.

After the Redskins got the 38-24 win and clinched the NFC East, you might be taking a second look at it. There’s a lot to digest there. There are flames, there is yelling, there are inaccurate assessments of where one team ranks within the division.

So let’s take it step by step and break down the five best things about CSN’s burning jersey Vine. First, let’s embed the Vine itself so you can refer back to it as needed:

Now, the list.

1) The pants worn by the guy behind the burning jersey

It’s the day after Christmas. You’re digging through your dresser for something to wear to the Eagles-Redskins game, then you finally find it. Nothing goes more perfectly with what looks like a DeMarco Murray jersey than tropical pants.

Little did you know that you’d carve out a special place on the Internet that day. But so it was.

The placement makes them almost unavoidable. They’re right behind the main event, that burning jersey. Right there in all of their glory.

2) The coincidental Wells Fargo ad placement

You’ve become skeptical of advertising on the Internet. That’s understandable. What’s an ad and what’s not? Believe us, though. No money changing hands here. We’re not even sure that this fine financial institution really wants to appear in the background of our Vine -- but wrong place, wrong time.

Sorry, guys.

For what it’s worth, the guy who eventually pops into the bottom right corner of the shot lets out a yell like he just got a heck of a deal on his dream home. Also, the guy to his right seems to be indicating that Wells Fargo is, in fact, No. 1 for all your financial service needs (maybe?). We'll revisit him in a bit.


3) The quick glance

We’re not sure how it was decided who would actually hold the flaming polyester blend, but our hero in the North Face steps up to the plate. They go through the whole motion of the “E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!” chant, but you can tell he’s rushing through that bad boy because he’s not sure how fast the burn rate is on this thing.

Look at the subtle glance downward as he’s finishing up “EAGLES!” Then some relief as he realizes he won’t be burning any fingers today -- most likely.

4) The genesis of the battle cry

Our protagonist enters the film late, coming in from stage left to occupy a prime spot in the lower corner of the Vine and wearing a white Eagles jersey over a white sweatshirt.

He backs into the frame, seemingly mid-scream, then winds up for the big one. Shoulders rise, shoulders fall, and out comes the sound. But this is no ordinary battle cry. This one rings the Liberty Bell, reverberating up his spine until it leaves his body so violently that his head has no choice but to shake from side to side.

5) The factual error

Throwback Randall Cunningham enters from the left side of the screen as the battle crier makes his way into the frame. He is making a sign indicating that someone is No. 1. If it’s not Wells Fargo -- as we mentioned earlier -- he must be referring to the Eagles.

The latest look at said standings show us that, in fact, Washington is No. 1 in the NFC East and Philadelphia is No. 3. Just setting the record straight.

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Need to Know: Five safe draft picks for the Redskins

Need to Know: Five safe draft picks for the Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 22, four days before the 2018 NFL draft.  

Five safe picks for the Redskins

Sometimes teams try to hit home runs with their draft picks. They may hit a few but they also will strike out a lot. Teams often are better off trying to hit solid singles and doubles. Here are five picks who would are unlikely to make many Pro Bowls but the Redskins would not regret the pick if they turned in the cards with their names on it. 

RB Kerryon Johnson, Auburn—I’m starting off here with a player who would be a safe pick in the third round. Of course, the Redskins don’t have a third right now but if they do swing a trade and get one, Johnson would be a good pick. He doesn’t have breakaway speed, which is one reason why he might be available in the third. He is a grinder who will be an upgrade over Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley. 

DL Vita Vea, Washington—There is plenty of hand wringing over whether Vea is a three-down player or just a base defense nose tackle. But even if he can’t rush the passer very well his floor is a player who can go a long way towards helping the Redskins stop the run, a chronic weakness. This is why a lot of fans and media are urging the Redskins to not overthink this and take a player that will, at a minimum, bolster one of their weakest areas. 

OL Billy Price, Ohio State—He started 55 games for the Buckeyes, the most of any player in the storied history of the program. He did suffer the partial tear of a chest muscle in the combine but that will be fully healed by training camp. When he’s ready, he’s an explosive, smart, and powerful player. Just plug him in at left guard and the Redskins’ O-line is set with all home-grown talent. 

LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State—He doesn’t have the ceiling that the more heralded Roquan Smith and Tremaine Edmunds have. However, he may have a higher floor. Smith is undersized, and Edmunds will be highly drafted based more on potential than on production. At 6-4, 256, Vander Esch has plenty of size, and he racked up 141 tackles last year on his way to defensive player of the year honors in the Mountain West. 

 CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado—The All-Pac-12 selection has the size and athleticism that add up to a safe pick in the second round. He needs some work on technique, but he has enough natural athletic ability—he competed in the decathlon—to be a productive cornerback right out of the gate. One other plus that fans will appreciate is that his strength is press coverage, not off man. 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCS.

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Days until:

—OTAs start (5/22) 30
—Training camp starts (7/26) 95
—Redskins @ Cardinals (9/9) 140

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—All-Redskins mock, fast-fading interest in Dez

Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—All-Redskins mock, fast-fading interest in Dez

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 21, five days before the 2018 NFL draft.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins and NBC Sports Washington

Should the Redskins pursue Dez Bryant? This topic was one like a meteor, very hot for a short period of time before it quickly faded out. It started to heat up as soon as the Cowboys cut Dez (about a month too late) and when it was reported that he wanted to play against Dallas twice a year it really picked up steam. But then people started to actually think and figured out that signing Bryant didn’t make much sense for the Redskins. Add to that the reports that the Redskins had no interest and would not look into signing Dez in the future and the Redskins fans quickly lost enthusiasm for the topic.

Seven-round Redskins mock draft—I think that most Redskins fans would be happy with this mock. Well, I’ll say some Redskins fans, most is a pretty strong word in this case. 

Is the draft pool deep enough for the Redskins to trade back? There is plenty of talk about the Redskins trading down in the first round to recoup the third-round pick they gave up in the Alex Smith trade. But they need to be careful. Many consider the draft to be top heavy and they may lose their chance to pick up an impact player if they trade back too far. The question then becomes one of quality vs. quantity. 

Three questions as offseason workouts get underway—There will be plenty more questions that we can ask about this team. But we don’t really know what to ask before the draft, particularly when it comes to the defensive line and running back. One the personnel settle into place we will know what we don’t know. 

Tweet of the week

On Chris Cooley’s thought that the Redskins might try to trade back and get Da’Ron Payne in the draft and the use the assets obtained to move up to get Derrius Guice. 

This is related to the questions about trading back. On paper it looks like a good idea, assuming the Redskins want Payne. We’re pretty sure they would like to have Guice but we haven’t heard as much about the Alabama defensive lineman. 

I had many reply that Guice won’t be there in the second round. It’s possible, perhaps even likely, but you just don’t know. There was zero chance that Jonathan Allen would be there at No. 17 last year, right? 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCS.


Days until:

—OTAs start (5/22) 31
—Training camp starts (7/26) 96
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 141

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