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NFL Schedule Release: The 8 best videos from around the NFL

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NFL Schedule Release: The 8 best videos from around the NFL

The 2019 NFL regular season schedule release is one of the most anticipated days of the year in what seems like a never ending offseason for fans.

With those releases came some insanely creative promotional videos from NFL teams. Here are some of the best ones from around the league.

1. Carolina Panthers: Old school video games

We're feeling very nostalgic and ready to dust off our Nintendo 64 after watching this. The Panthers highlighted their 16 matchups with different old school video games like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, The Oregon Trail and James Bond 007.

2. Baltimore Ravens: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

The Ravens' monster truck rally parody is too good not to include.

3. Los Angeles Chargers: Stock footage

The Chargers' social media accounts are known for their humor, and they didn't hold back when it came to their schedule release video using strictly stock footage. 

4. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Remember when you would stay home from school sick and watch the Price is Right and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood all day long? Those were the days. The Steelers' video has us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. 

5. Buffalo Bills: Dating app

If you're single in the 21st century, chances are you've tried out a dating app once (or maybe twice) in your life. The Bills have matches with 16 special teams. 

6. New York Giants: Tracy Morgan

Anything with Tracy Morgan in it makes it that much better. 

7. Cleveland Browns: Dial up

There was nothing quite like getting home from a long day at school, turning on your computer, waiting for your dial up to take effect and hearing "You've got mail" from the sweet AOL lady. That's how Browns GM John Dorsey learned of his team's 2019 schedule. 

8. Washington Redskins: Game of Thrones

In case you've been living in a very, very deep hole the last week, the first episode of Game of Thrones' final season aired Sunday sending the universe into a frenzy. Here's the Redskins' 2019 schedule with a nod to GoT's intro. 

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Here's a small example of Dwayne Haskins' leadership, as told by Matthew Berry

Here's a small example of Dwayne Haskins' leadership, as told by Matthew Berry

ESPN Fantasy Football expert Matthew Berry was at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere last weekend in Los Angeles, where he got the chance to interview the three Redskins rookies in attendance: Dwayne Haskins, Terry McLaurin, and Bryce Love. 

Berry, who was a guest of JP Finlay's on the Redskins Talk podcast on Thursday, has been a fan of the Burgundy and Gold since he was a kid, so he was eager to talk to three of the team's newest players and learn more about them.

It was during those interviews where Berry got a quick glimpse of a side of Haskins that now has Berry really excited.

"I thought what was really cool was... When I was interviewing McLaurin, Dwayne Haskins came in and interrupted the interview to give him some crap," he told Finlay. "It was really a wonderful moment to see. Obviously, they know each other very well from Ohio State, but just the fact that they felt comfortable enough and he wanted to come over and mess with him a little bit and have some fun, I was impressed with that."

Once Haskins left, Berry explained how he asked McLaurin about the interaction. Redskins fans will like McLaurin's answer.

"That's Dwayne, Dwayne is being a leader," McLaurin said, per Berry. 

Haskins did something similar to Love during Love's interview as well. Berry even caught up with Colts receiver Parris Campbell, who also played with the QB at Ohio State, to inquire about the 15th overall pick. 

"I asked him, 'Listen, I'm a diehard Redskins fan, what am I getting?'" Berry said. "He couldn't have been more effusive. 'You're not only getting a guy who puts the ball where you want it, but you're getting a leader. You're getting a guy who makes sure everyone in the huddle is included.'"

You can be skeptical of how much these little moments mean, and that's fair. Ultimately, how quickly Haskins picks up Jay Gruden's playbook and how accurate his arm turns out to be will factor more into his success in the NFL than being able to joke around a bit with some of his guys.

But you can also hope that these little moments are hints of a bigger personality and approach, a look into an athlete who can get a football team to buy into him. That's the side Berry is on.

"I thought that was really cool, and just showed somebody who's very comfortable in the leadership position and who's trying to be inclusive of everyone," he said. "It's early in the process, but I have yet to hear somebody on or off the record say something bad about Dwayne Haskins."

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After viral 2018 scuffle, Taylor Lewan offers to make peace with Josh Norman

After viral 2018 scuffle, Taylor Lewan offers to make peace with Josh Norman

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Titans tackle Taylor Lewan got into a widely-discussed altercation after Washington's Week 16 loss to Tennesse last season.

But on Thursday, Lewan said he's finally ready to let bygones be bygones. 

Lewan tweeted he wants Norman to come on the "Bussin' With The Boys" podcast he co-hosts with former Redskins linebacker Will Compton to "settle our differences."

Judging by what happened last December, there are plenty of differences: Norman threw his helmet at Lewan after the latter approached him, Lewan later accusing Norman of trying to hurt Titans running back Derrick Henry.

"I'm not worried about Josh Norman, man," Lewan told reporters after the incident. "I'm an offensive lineman, he's a [defensive back]. I don't know who that is."

"I was pissed. He was trying to hurt Derrick [Henry]. That's BS. That’s not the way football’s supposed to be played, man. It’s not our fault you’re not relevant anymore."

"Why would you come to another man's sideline?" Norman said of the dust-up. "And then after you won a game, you pick fun at the player that is relevant. You go out of your way to come to his bench, his sideline, to go at him in that kind of way."

"We're not having it. We will not tolerate disrespect. That's zero tolerance for that. That was the ultimate disrespect. You just don't do that."

The incident happened months ago, so it's about time the pair made peace. And as an ex-Redskin and ex-Titan, perhaps Compton can help mend the fences. But if Norman does accept Lewan's invitation to come on the podcast, we might be in for even more verbal fireworks. 

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