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When the Lions tried — and failed — to intimidate Sean Taylor


When the Lions tried — and failed — to intimidate Sean Taylor

Thanks to the whole "Odell Beckham vs. Josh Norman (ft. a baseball bat)" scandal that has unfolded during the past few days, everyone's been talking about all the trash talk and antics that take place on NFL fields across the country every Sunday. And while the discussion around the incident certainly hasn't reached DeflateGate levels yet, it does feel like all angles and viewpoints have been presented by now, and it's simply time to move on.

On Wednesday, however, an interesting story that involved Sean Taylor was passed along, and it's one that'll only help the adoration for Taylor amongst Redskins fans grow even more. In fact, it's a nugget that just might have made the endless stream of replays and opinions on Beckham's behavior and the Panthers' strange pregame traditions worth it, because it provides yet another glimpse into how unique of a person #21 was.

The tale's teller was Damien Woody, a former offensive lineman who played for the Patriots, Lions and Jets. But Woody's story comes from his stint with Detroit, and proves that not all attempts to intimidate other players are effective, especially when that other player is a 6-foot-3, 220 pound defender nicknamed, "Meast."

"We all knew Sean Taylor was kinda — you know, we felt like he was kinda crazy," Woody said on ESPN, courtesy of Jake Russell. "And we felt like we could really get into his head."

"So like, eight of us surrounded him," he continued. "And, I think, long story short, we soon found out this dude could probably beat all of us down. Like physically beat all of us down."

"But the point is," Woody concluded, "trash talk happens all the time."

Woody's claim that a single person could've taken out the eight Lions all on his own would've been far-fetched — if it was about almost anyone else other than Taylor. The safety, though, did things that seemed impossible every week on the gridiron, so it's a good thing Woody and his teammates didn't challenge him any further than they did. In all likelihood, it would've ended for them in a fashion similar to how collisions with Taylor across the middle of the field did: not well. 


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Redskins Talk hosts "Redskins On the Clock" special: How to watch, live stream, listen

Redskins Talk hosts "Redskins On the Clock" special: How to watch, live stream, listen

It's the moment we've all been waiting for: finding out who the Redskins are going to take as their No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

After much anticipation and countless mock drafts, Redskins fans will finally find out what's to come for the Burgundy and Gold in the upcoming NFL season. 

And we couldn't let you handle this news alone: So we've got the Redskins Talk crew hosting a special "Redskins on the Clock" live stream to address, analyze and hopefully rejoice over the 'Skins decision. 


On Thursday, Apr. 25th, JP Finlay, Peter Hailey and Mitchell Tischler from the Redskins Talk Podcast, along with guests Travis Thomas and Trevor Matich, will be offering a live look into their thoughts and concerns surrounding both the Redskins' pick and all of Round 1. The live stream will be available on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App from approximately 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

And if you haven't already downloaded the MyTeams App, you can do so right now, RIGHT HERE.

Redskins Talk Podcast "Redskins on the Clock" Special

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When: 8 p.m. - (approximately) 11 p.m. ET, Thursday, Apr. 25th 

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Colt McCoy not with Redskins for OTAs as he recovers from another leg procedure, per source

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Colt McCoy not with Redskins for OTAs as he recovers from another leg procedure, per source

In more than four seasons with the Redskins, Colt McCoy hasn't missed a single offseason workout or training session. Until now. 

McCoy is not in Ashburn as the Redskins currently work through phase one of offseason workouts. Instead, per doctor's orders the quarterback is back in Texas recovering from another procedure on his leg, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

How things got to this point between the Redskins and their quarterbacks is almost hard to believe.

Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibula last November, and then shockingly, McCoy broke his fibula two weeks later in an early December game in Philadelphia. 

Despite the broken leg, the Redskins hoped to get McCoy back for a possible late season playoff game. Washington head coach Jay Gruden explained that McCoy and the team pushed too hard to get back in 2018, and that's what caused the quarterback's setback this spring. 

"What happened was when he had the injury we were aggressive trying to get him back on the field so fast we didn’t give it time enough to heal the right way so they went back in and did a small procedure to make sure that thing is on track to be full strength by the season," Gruden explained at the NFL League Meetings in Arizona last month.

Now, McCoy has undergone another minor procedure on his leg, his third since the December injury, though the source maintains he could be back in Ashburn as soon as next week.

McCoy and Case Keenum will enter training camp competing for the top quarterback job, and the former University of Texas star is expected to be fully healthy when the team heads to Richmond. 

Of course, it's also possible the Redskins add another passer in this week's NFL Draft. Whether that happens in the first round or the late rounds, with Keenum and McCoy in the last year of their contracts, adding a rookie makes sense. 

Smith is due more than $40 million from the Redskins over the next two seasons, and Washington can only add an affordable contract on the books at the QB position. The way to do that is via the draft.