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Redskins Preseason Player to Root for

Lets face it, the preseason is popular only because of the long off-season for football played in the US.  The games are vanilla to say the least and the results don’t matter in the standings.  So, in order to make things more interesting, I usually pick one player to root for during the preseason. You may recall from my previous post that I am against rooting for players because football is a team sport.  This is the exception primarily because I am rooting for the underdog.  Usually this player is undersized and undrafted (or late drafted).  In recent years I rooted for a Wide Receiver from Montana (Jimmy Farris) for no other reason than he played against JMU when JMU won the national championship in 2004.  I think he was on the practice squad his rookie year, but he made the team and got some playing time for one season. He was sent home last year and I doubt they will bring him in this year.  There was a good article in the Washington Post when he was cut, but it has been archived.

Well, this year I am going to be rooting for Defensive End Justin Hickman from UCLA.  Not only because, if he does work out, it would plug a major hole in the Redskin’s Defense.  But mostly because he is a nobody from nowhere, too small and too slow to play in the NFL.  That is the stuff that bad Hollywood movies dreams are made of.

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May 9, 2007 - Posted by | Football, Redskins, Sports

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