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Theismann clarifies comments on Caitlyn Jenner, Redskins name


Theismann clarifies comments on Caitlyn Jenner, Redskins name

Audio of Theismann's appearance on NBC Sports Radio will begin in the player above momentarily.

Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann appeared on Fox News’ Outnumbered this week to discuss the ongoing legal implications of a court ruling that has ordered the cancellation of the Redskins' trademark registrations.

Anchor Harris Faulkner asked Theismann a hypothetical question about what would happen if the team name were to change. Would revisions be made to, say, Redskins players inducted into the Hall of Fame?

That is the part of Theismann’s response that made headlines, as the former quarterback compared that possible scenario to Caitlyn Jenner and her Olympic accomplishments when known as Bruce Jenner.

"It brings up interesting debate. Bruce Jenner versus Caitlyn Jenner. Bruce Jenner, they want to maybe change the medals from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner because that is who he is now, or she is now. So I think you will always be—I think there will be a time in history where whatever you were, you are. Whatever you will be going forward that is what you will become."


On Friday, Theismann appeared on NBC Sports Radio to clarify his comments.

"I had heard somewhere, somehow that they would consider changing it to Caitlyn because that’s who she is right now. And my whole thing is, is Bruce Jenner won the Olympic medal and Caitlyn Jenner is who she is now, so from the time that the change was made, but yet Bruce was the one that won all the medals.

“The analogy that I presented was the Redskins, Daniel Snyder will decide whether the name is changed or not -- not us, not anybody else. It’ll be Daniel Snyder. I was a Washington Redskin. I will always be one. But then I presented the scenario if at some point in time the name is required to be changed, all of us that were Washington Redskins and any trophies and any awards that the organization had won at that time under the name would probably remain the same, much like Bruce Jenner winning the Olympics versus the change that … she is now and anything that might happen to the Redskins.

"That was the thought that I put behind it."

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Not that this helps, but NFL admits refs missed a late call that would've assisted Redskins vs. Texans


Not that this helps, but NFL admits refs missed a late call that would've assisted Redskins vs. Texans

You're finally over the Redskins' loss to the Texans and looking forward to their matchup against the Cowboys, right?

Well, time for you to get upset again.

At the end of that game, officials made a call on Josh Norman, a holding that shouldn't have been flagged.

They also didn't make a call involving Josh Doctson on a play where two Houston DBs got very physical with the 'Skins wide receiver on Washington's last play from scrimmage.

But hey! Guess what!?

On Tuesday, the NFL informed the Redskins that the Texans should've been penalized for pass interference on that second sequence:

Fantastic news, right? This means Dustin Hopkins can trot out and try his game-winning field goal again, doesn't it?

Oh, wait, it doesn't?

Of course it doesn't. 

These late admissions don't help anyone. They don't change the final scores or records of the teams involved.

So why don't you just head to the comments section of this blog and let it rip, because that's about the only thing you can do at this point.


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After seeing Aaron Rodgers go down in 2017, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix knows how to support a backup QB

After seeing Aaron Rodgers go down in 2017, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix knows how to support a backup QB

It's a new team but the same storyline for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in 2018.

Last year while with the Packers, Clinton-Dix was there as Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone against the Vikings in Week 6. 

Now a Redskin, the safety is coming off of a game where he and his teammates watched Alex Smith badly break his leg while facing the Texans.

So, in just more than 13 months, he's seen two franchise faces go down with long-term injuries. That means when he talks about how the 'Skins can succeed with Colt McCoy leading the way, he's speaking from experience as opposed to trying to imagine it.

"You just have to rally behind him," Clinton-Dix said Tuesday, just two days before Washington's showdown in Dallas on Thanksgiving. "Colt is a great quarterback, he's a winning quarterback. I have a lot of confidence in him. The way he approaches the game, I have a lot of confidence in that as well."

The defensive back is just the latest to compliment how McCoy prepares, something he's been doing for years now, just waiting for his next opportunity to come up. Now it's here, and Clinton-Dix wants the defense to make things as easy as possible on the passer.

"Find a way to give more," he said about what he can do to contribute from the other side of things.

Rodgers did eventually return for Green Bay, but by that time, an inexperienced Brett Hundley had slogged through a 3-6 record, and the Packers were too far out of the playoff hunt, even for Rodgers.

This time around, McCoy's veteran presence is something that's easing Clinton-Dix's mind. 

"I'm not worried about Colt," he said. "I'm excited to watch him go out and play."

Clinton-Dix was worried about McCoy at one point, though.

The defender played for Alabama from 2011-2013 but was paying attention to the signal caller when Texas squared up with the Crimson Tide in the 2010 BCS National Championship. That was a contest that McCoy had to leave early on after hurting his shoulder.

That exit affected history, according to Clinton-Dix.

"If it wasn't for him getting hurt back when he was playing against the Alabama boys, I'm pretty sure we would've never won that game."