All-time Redskins Super Bowl Team - Defense
All-Time Redskins Super Bowl - Defense
The Redskins got snubbed in the NFL’s all-time Super Bowl team, not placing a single player on it despite appearing in five of them and winning three. So Rich Tandler's going to snub all of the other teams who have participated in the big game and pick a team comprised solely of those who played for the burgundy and gold.
Defensive End - Dexter Manley (XVII, XVIII, XXII)
Manley got a sack and forced a fumble in the Redskins’ win over the Dolphins and he got credited for 1.5 sacks of John Elway of the Broncos.
Defensive End: Charles Mann (XVIII, XXII, XXVI)
Mann also got a sack against Elway and hit Jim Kelly a few times in the win over the Bills
Defensive Tackle - Bill Brundige (VII)
If not for Brundige, the Redskins would have been shut out in their first Super Bowl appearance. He blocked Garo Yepremian’s field goal attempt, setting up the kicker’s awkward pass attempt that Mike Bass grabbed and returned for a touchdown to make the final 14-7
Defensive Tackle - Dave Butz (XVII, XVIII, XXII)
Butz plugged up the middle against the Dolphins and he sniffed out an Elway quarterback draw and made the tackle to prevent a Broncos touchdown.
Outside Linebacker - Monte Coleman (XVII, XVIII, XXII, XXVI)
Coleman started only in XXII against the Broncos but he was all over the field rushing the passer and back in coverage in all four of the Gibbs-era appearances.
Outside Linebacker - Andre Collins (XXVI)
Collins got a sack of Kelly and he also rushed up the middle on the first play of the second half to force Kelly to throw the pass that clinched the game. (see the next slide)
Middle Linebacker - Kurt Gouveia (XXVI)
When Collins blitzed up the middle and forced Kelly to pass before he wanted to, Gouveia intercepted the pass and returned it to the Bills’ two yard line. Gerald Riggs scored on the next play to make it 24-0 and the rest of the game was a mere formality.
Cornerback - Darrell Green (XVIII, XXII, XXVI)
Green got one of Kelly’s and was all over the field in his two other Super Bowls.
Cornerback - Barry Wilburn
Wilburn picked off two Elway passes against the Broncos
Safety - Brad Edwards (XXVI)
Edwards picked off two Kelly passes and delivered bone-jarring hits to break up a few other throws. You could make a case that Edwards, not Mark Rypien, was the MVP of that game.
Safety - Mark Murphy (XVII, XVIII)
Murphy stopped a Dolphins third-quarter drive with an interception at the Redskins’ five yard line. Miami was up 17-14 and if they score there, John Riggins’ fourth-quarter touchdown run may never have happened.