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This story about Trent Williams and his thumb will make you (further) appreciate how tough he is

This story about Trent Williams and his thumb will make you (further) appreciate how tough he is

Take a look at your thumb. Isn't it nice to be able to just move it around how you want? Isn't it great how it's there like it's supposed to be?

Oh, you don't think about your thumb like that? Well, after reading this story that Trent Williams shared while sitting down with JP Finlay on the Redskins Talk podcast, you will in fact think about your thumb like that. And you will love how healthy it is.

To start the interview, Finlay asked Williams how he's holding up. The left tackle has already had two surgeries this year including one to help with his dislocated thumb, an injury that happened in Week 8 on the road against the Giants.

The lineman answered by saying his hand is "still progressing" but, overall, he feels "about as good" as he has in a while. But then, he provided some details from the game where he originally hurt the finger.

They are wild.

"I played three quarters, three and a half quarters with it because I just didn't wanna give up, I didn't wanna face defeat," Williams said.

"My thumb maybe popped out of place like 14, 15 times through the course of that."

Hey, sorry, just passed out imagining that happening 14 or 15 times in the span of a few hours. Back now, though, and feeling good. Where were we?

"To be honest, it started to do it so much, it wasn't even as painful anymore," Williams told Finlay. "It was just kind of weird. Your thumb pops out of place and you feel it when doing the most simple things. It's a little scary. I wasn't really worried so much about the pain, I just knew something wasn't normal."

Cool, that's borderline gross, but it sounds like he's all done with the truly frightening info, right?

"During the TV timeout," Williams continued, "one of the trainers had handed me a bottle of water. I'm not even thinking about my thumb, I'm right-handed, so I just took the water, squeeze it, squeeze it and my thumb pops out of place. I'm like, 'Hey my thumb just popped out of place squeezing a bottle of water.' They were like, 'Yeah, that's kinda concerning.'



"They pulled me and come to find out, yeah, I should've never played through that play when it got hurt."

Anyone else extremely woozy?


To hear more from Williams, including how he helped get Adrian Peterson to DC, listen to the FULL Redskins Talk episode featuing the lineman below:

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For better or worse, Sean McVay in the Super Bowl is bittersweet for Redskins fans


For better or worse, Sean McVay in the Super Bowl is bittersweet for Redskins fans

Sean McVay left the Redskins after the 2016 season to take over as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

Now, McVay will lead the Rams to the Super Bowl.

For Redskins fans, no matter what the reality of trying to keep McVay in 2016, it must sting that the 32-year-old head coach is at the top of his profession.

Meanwhile, the Redskins haven't made the playoffs since the 2015 season.

There is a dose of reality that needs to be served up. 

Keeping McVay in Washington probably was never going to happen. Jay Gruden had already promoted McVay to offensive coordinator, but it was obvious McVay wanted to be a head coach. An NFL team cannot keep an assistant from interviewing for a head coach position.

On a personal level, Gruden and McVay first worked together in 2008 with the Bucs. The two worked together on the Florida Tuskers staff in 2009. Knowing that, how could Gruden do anything but support McVay getting his chance to be a head coach?

Still, it's tough for Redskins fans to see McVay heading to the Super Bowl. 

Many wonder what might have been if McVay got promoted to the top job in D.C.. It's a fun theory, but it's not reality. 


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That time Antonio Brown and Kyler Murray practiced together


That time Antonio Brown and Kyler Murray practiced together

Thanks to Antonio Brown, we have the hopes and dreams of a splashy off-season for the Washington Redskins in one tidy four-second video.

Brown, the NFL’s best receiver, is angling for a trade out of Pittsburgh.

Kyler Murray is the reigning Heisman Trophy quarterback and a projected 2019 first round pick.

During the NFC Championship game, the Steelers wide receiver tweeted out a clip of him hauling in a deep pass from the University of Oklahoma product. Yes, that’s going to draw some eyeballs, perhaps especially from fans of a team with quarterback uncertainty and lacking offensive playmakers.

Another OU standout, wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown”, joined his cousin Antonio and Murray for the workout. This isn’t the first time all three shared a field.

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Marquise Brown, a true speed threat, could become the first wide receiver selected in the 2019 draft.

There’s no way for the Redskins to land all three. Even two seems highly unlikely considering the two prospects are projected first-round selections and acquiring Brown would cost a No. 1 and plenty more. It’s still cool to dream. Considering the quarterback concerns with Alex Smith, Jamison Crowder entering free agency and the need for more pieces regardless, even landing one of them would work.