When referencing "The Hogs" of the Washington Football Team, it's assumed that one is speaking about the dominant offensive lineman that sported the Burgundy and Gold in the 80s and early 90s.
That is usually the case, as the likes of Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby, Jeff Bostic and others set the standard for what superb offensive line play looks like. However, former NFL offensive lineman Brian Baldinger believes there is still one "Hog" on Washington's current roster.
His name is Brandon Scherff.
Reviewing his tape from Washington's win over the San Francisco 49ers, Baldinger was blown away by Scherff's performance and effort. From start to finish of each play, he was clearing lanes for runners. That had Baldinger viewing him as a descendant of "The Hogs."
“All the 'Hogs' would welcome him to the club," Baldinger said. "They take him into the shed. This is how you get after it.”
Scherff, a three-time Pro Bowler, has been a consistent force along Washington's offensive line since entering the league as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Set to enter free agency after the season, Scherff wants to continue his career nowhere else but Washington.
That is good news for Washington, should the team get a deal done. Keeping Scherff, according to Baldinger, would allow Washington's offensive line to continue on "The Hogs" tradition.
“There’s only one sheriff in Washington, Brandon Scherff...That’s Hog football right there, is it? That’s the Hog football," Baldinger said.