In three years with the Redskins Bashaud Breeland has shown that he won't back down from a challenge, whether that's covering Dez Bryant or losing his No. 1 cornerback status when the team signed Josh Norman.

For many fans and Redskins coaches, that's what makes Breeland so appealing. That attitude serves him well on the field and at practice. 

On Thursday, however, a report from Albert Breer of the MMQB painted a different picture. From the story:

At another point in December, the third-year corner—who’d been seen internally as moody following the Josh Norman signing—blew an assignment, and was called by a coach on it. He argued. The coach argued back. Then, Breeland blew another assignment, took his helmet off and sat on a cooler on the sideline. From the perspective of the coaching staff, these sorts of squabbles with players were not uncommon. But after practice, in the locker room, McCloughan saw Breeland coming out of the shower and bluntly told the third-year corner to come to his office after he was dressed. Word of the confrontation got around, and it led to another squabble in the front office over boundaries.

Breer's story is more about the end of Scot McCloughan's tenure as GM with the Redskins than it is the cornerback, but for some, this reflects poorly on Breeland. The corner took to Twitter to tell his side of the story.


The view inside the locker room late in the season never revealed Breeland to be an outcast or moody. Each day after practice he chatted with teammates and went about his business, certainly while media was present anyway.

For more, check out Breeland's Twitter feed @Salute_Me17.


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