FEDEX FIELD - It was quite a scene in the Redskins locker room following the 24-10 victory over the St. Louis Rams. No unit of the team seemed to be having more fun than the defensive line, and they deserved it after playing a dominant game.
The Redskins gave up just 67 yards on the ground, and controlled the line of scrimmage against St. Louis all day. After the game, the unit showed their pride and cohesion when they all put on personalized Nationals jerseys.
Sharp look with Nats jerseys. asked Wiz or Caps jerseys next, Pot Roast says he will be courtside at Wiz soon pic.twitter.com/XZRQSwH5h0
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) September 20, 2015
The jerseys revealed personalities of each player, and some were no surprise. Terrance Knighton, the mind (and money) behind the jerseys, has Pot Roast on the back of his jersey. Jason Hatcher simply has Hatch. Ricky Jean François sports Freak across the back of his jersey.
"The big guy right there named Pot Roast, it was his idea," François explained.
It seemed like all the D-line players enjoyed the jerseys, especially as they shouted the nicknames and modeled the jerseys. Then came Stephen Paea. The defensive tackle has Johnny Bravo on the back of his jersey, a nickname he's not sure he earned.
"Oh my gosh," Paea said. "I have no choice about that nickname."
When he overheard the conversation, Chris Baker yelled "Johnny Bravo" and Paea just gushed. So where did it come from?
"I never heard of Johnny Bravo, I had to Google it," Paea explained.
Searching the Internet reveals Johnny Bravo is a star on Cartoon Network, a show known for a big, strong protagonist with great hair. The other defensive line players explained that Paea's sweet locks are what made the Johnny Bravo name work. In a way, it works. Kinda.
When a team wins, stuff like Johnny Bravo makes sense. Just ask Southeast Jerome.