On Sept. 19, 2005, the Redskins pulled off one of the most breathtaking sequences in team history. With less than four minutes to play, they trailed the Cowboys, 13-0, on Monday night at Texas Stadium. Their offense had been anemic up to that point, and one could safely chalk up a W for Dallas. But on 4th-and-15, quarterback Mark Brunell threw a 39-yard TD pass to receiver Santana Moss. Two minutes later, Brunell launched a gorgeous bomb that hit Moss in stride, and he coasted into the end zone on a 70-yard play that tied the game at 13. The conversion put the Skins up by 1, and the “Monday Night Miracle” was complete.
In this episode of "Burgundy & Gold Flashback," Jeff Bostic, one of the greatest centers in Redskins history, shares his thoughts with host Mike Richman on the 2014 Redskins with the season just kicking off. He talks about the hiring of rookie NFL coach Jay Gruden and compares him to Joe Gibbs, the Redskins' legend whose first season as an NFL head coach was in 1981, Bostic's second season in D.C. He also discusses the Redskins' apparent offensive explosiveness (i.e., new speedy WR DeSean Jackson) in relation to the need for continuity on the O-line just like that which existed during his playing days in D.C. with the "Hogs." Bostic, a charter member of the "Hogs," also elaborates on his appearance on a new TV commercial for pizza chain Papa John's and his 14-year career as a Redskin (1980-1993).
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The play was vintage Mike Ditka: fierce, ruthless and determined. With his Chicago Bears trailing the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-14 in the fourth quarter of a 1963 game, Ditka caught a pass in the flat. The powerful tight end immediately shrugged off two defenders and charged downfield. Iron Mike ground out chunks of yards while evading three more tacklers. A sixth opponent tried in vain. When Ditka finally went down, he had completed a 63-yard catch and run that set up a field goal, evening the game at 17. The late-season tie was critical for the Bears, who remained in the Western Division lead and went on to win the NFL championship.
Sep 03 2014
Investor's Business Daily: Vince Lombardi Injected Washington Redskins With a Winning Fever
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When Vince Lombardi became the Washington Redskins' head coach in 1969, he inherited a team accustomed to mediocrity. The Redskins had gone 13 seasons without a winning record. Lombardi seized the chance to improve the squad's mentality. He wanted a team hungry to win, not one content with losing. He employed the philosophy that he'd used in Green Bay, where he changed the Packers from perennial losers to instant winners on the way to five National Football League titles during his coaching reign from 1959 to 1967. In the mix was teamwork.
On May 14, 2014, the foundation Youth for Tomorrow held its annual "Burgundy & Gold Banquet" at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va. That night, legendary Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, who founded Youth for Tomorrow in the 1980s, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Youth for Tomorrow, located on a campus in Bristow, Va., consists of a series of buildings that house and assist at-risk kids.