Redskins all-time Super Bowl team--Offense
Welcome to the Redskins' all-time Super Bowl team
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. The offense will come out on Monday, followed by the defense on Tuesday. Scroll through the gallery to see who made the cut.
Quarterback: Doug Williams
Doug Williams (XXII). Since Joe Gibbs won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks it’s hard to pick one. But Williams gets the nod over Joe Theismann and Mark Rypien due to his performance in 15 minutes of play in San Diego. Four touchdown passes and a 10-0 deficit became a 35-10 lead.
Wide Receiver: Ricky Sanders and Gary Clark
Ricky Sanders (XXII, XXVI) and Gary Clark (XXII, XXVI). It’s not certain that “The Quarter” against the Broncos would have happened without Sanders, who sparked it with an 80-yard touchdown reception and then turned the game into a rout with a 50-yard TD later on. In his two Super Bowls Clark caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns including one that clinched XXVI against the Bills.
Tight End: Clint Didier and Don Warren
Clint Didier (XVIII, XXII) and Don Warren (XVII, XVIII, XXII, XXVI). There’s really only one tight end spot so I’m going to use Didier, who had six catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in his two Super Bowls, in passing situations. When I’m going to give the ball to Smith or Riggins, I’m going with Warren, who served as a sixth Hog.
Running Back: John Riggins and Timmy Smith
John Riggins (XVII, XVIII) and Timmy Smith (XXII). These players had two of the best all-time Super Bowls for a running back. Riggins wore down the Dolphins in XVII and rolled 43 yards in the fourth quarter to put the Redskins ahead to stay. Although Marcus Allen beat Riggins’ Super Bowl rushing yards record the next year, Smith brought it back to Washington, rolling through the Broncos for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
Center: Jeff Bostic
Jeff Bostic (XVII, XVIII, XXII, XXVI). Who else? Bostic wasn’t making regular trips to Pro Bowls like his fellow Hogs but he embodied the spirit and work ethic of the group.
Guard: Russ Grimm and Raleigh McKenzie
Russ Grimm (XVII, XVIII, XXII, XXVI) and Raleigh McKenzie (XXII, XXVI). Grimm was an original Hog and McKenzie made the team in 1985 as an 11th-round draft pick. They both were in the lineup when Timmy Smith rolled for 204 yards against the Broncos in XXII.
Tackle: Joe Jacoby and Jim Lachey
Joe Jacoby (XVII, XVIII, XXII, XXVI) and Jim Lachey (XXVI). They both were at their best when playing on the left side but Jacoby, who is a finalist for this years Pro Football Hall of Fame class, played on the right side in the last Redskins Super Bowl so he can swing over there.