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How the Redskins beat out the Patriots for Thaddeus Moss

How the Redskins beat out the Patriots for Thaddeus Moss

Washington needed a tight end for the 2020 season and wasted no time after the draft trying to sign former LSU star Thaddeus Moss. 

Ends up the quick action from the Redskins front office landed their guy because serious competition called quickly after. 

Other factors could have influenced Moss’ decision, including guaranteed money or a signing bonus, but coming to Washington also presents the fastest track to a roster spot and playing time. 

The Redskins current tight end crop is uninspiring, and while Moss needs to recover from a foot injury, he could emerge from the incumbent group that includes Logan Thomas, Richard Rodgers, Jeremy Sprinkle and Hale Hentges. That group combined for less than 50 catches last season across three different teams. 

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There’s more to Moss though than catching passes. 

He prides himself on physical play and run blocking and said he wants to show that to the Redskins coaches as soon as possible. 

Of course, Moss also has to live in the shadow of being Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss’ son. Thaddeus seemed totally at ease with questions about his dad but said repeatedly that he wants to make his own name in the NFL. 

Considering the success Randy Moss had with the Patriots, it shows that Thaddeus Moss wants to go his own way when he chose Washington over New England. He also had the chance to play with his former college QB Joe Burrow in Cincinnati and bypassed that opportunity to play in Washington, too.

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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Of all the moments that arose from the one-of-a-kind 2020 NFL Draft, the view inside Kliff Kingsbury’s house was easily the most memorable.

The Arizona Cardinals' head coach was pictured on draft night in an iconic photo at his insanely beautiful house, which quickly went viral. However, in a pre-camp interview on Wednesday, Kingsbury admitted that the photo was indeed staged.

"Going into it I knew I was going to be super extra in the picture," Kingsbury said. "I do think the fire –– it was 100 degrees and sunny –– was a bit much, but I laid four phones on the table because the NFL gave us a couple...all the screens, I just wanted to make it as extra as possible and it turned out good. It made for fun."

The photo featured Kingsbury lounging on his couch during the draft with four cell phones, a laptop and two computer screens on the table in front of him, which he later claimed he had “just in case” something went technologically wrong. The viral picture also showed a view of the coach’s backyard with a huge outdoor kitchen, firepit in the middle and stunning view of the mountains in the background.

While the photo was staged, his house is completely real. Kingsbury purchased the 7,000 square-foot house in Paradise Valley, Ariz. for $4.45 million in 2019 after joining the Cardinals. 

If he ever has to take part in a virtual draft again, Kingsbury has ideas for the next go-around. 

"The NFL only allowed us to have one person at the house or I might've had some people on the float swans in the back, or a DJ, really doing it big. There's always next year, hopefully."

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Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

The Washington Football team on Wednesday released an up close and personal look of all angles of their new helmets set to debut this season, and let’s just say they received the stamp of approval by many.

We’re not the only ones that stan a classic, crisp, clean look of the burgundy and gold. Big time D.C. sports fan and rapper Wale retweeted the reveal with the caption “We love to see”, confirmation that the award-winning singer is on board with the new vision. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also kept his reaction short and sweet with a GIF, followed by a “they look amazing” tweet.

On the other hand, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reacted by providing us with some bold predictions for the upcoming season. Ready for these hot takes? Florio’s first prediction is that “if Washington makes the playoffs in 2020, they'll remain the 'Washington Football Team' for at least two more years.” His second prediction reads “if they somehow make it to the Super Bowl (stranger things have happened), 'Washington Football Team' will become the new name.”

We don’t plan on ruling out any possibilities, but just know we have this one bookmarked. 

 

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