The Best Ever series continues on. Here are the results of the First Two polls on the DCPSR Best Ever poll series that will run throughout summer. YOU voted!
Best Ever First Round Draft Pick: TIE: CB Darrell Green and QB Sammy Baugh, both tied at 46.81%
Best Ever Quarterback: QB Sammy Baugh 50% (2nd place: Sonny Jurgenson, 26.67% --- 3rd Place: Joe Theismann, 17.5%)
Now we move on. Thank you for the excellent participation.
Next up is: Redskins Best Ever PASS RUSHER
Let me first explain, this has not been a strong suit for the Washington Redskins throughout franchise history. When you see some of the nominees, you will wonder how we could put them on the list. Easy, overall, they lead the Redskins franchise in sacks. This really was not an easy task because the Redskins have historically not been a strong pas rushing franchise except for a few eras or periods, most notably the 1980s.
Here are your nominees . . .
DE/LB Andre Carter: Carter is a current Redskins and has played in a total of 64 games with Washington and has accumulated 31.5 sacks. That is an average of .49 sacks per game. Carter has played 4 full season and averages 7.85 sacks per season.
DE Bruce Smith: The NFL's all time sack leader played for the Redskins at the tail end of his career. He played in 62 games and accumulated 29 sacks for an average of .467 sacks per game. He played in Washington for four season, from 2000 through 2003. That is an average of 7.25 sacks per season.
LB Ken Harvey: Harvey was one of Redskins Nation's favorite players, and still is today. He not only was dominant on the field, but his persona and character easily won the heart of Redskins faithful. He recorded 41.5 sacks in 74 games for an average of .533 sacks per game. He played in Washington for five season, from 1994 through 1998. Harvey just missed out on the dominant prior years, Gibbs Era 1. In five season, he averaged 8.3 sacks per year.
DL Tony McGee: McGee played for Washington in the 1980s. In 41 games, McGee recorded 21 sacks. That is an average of .512 sacks per game. McGee played for Washington from 1982 through 1984 giving him an average of 7 sacks per season.
DE Marco Coleman: Why? Because his numbers are similar. Coleman recorded 23 sacks in 44 games for an average of .522 sacks per game. He played in Washington from 1999 though 2001. In 3 season, Coleman averaged 7.66 sacks per year.
DE Charles Mann: One of the greatest defensive ends in Redskins history, Mann was part of the big 1980's and early 1990's winning seasons. Mann recorded 82 sacks in 163 games for an average of .503 sacks per game. He played in Washington from 1983 through 1993. In 11 season, Mann averaged 7.45 sacks per year.
DE Dexter Manley: Manley was the other stud opposite Mann, making up the best tandem of defensive ends Washington has ever had. In 109 games, Manley recorded 91 sacks and lead the Redskins franchise in total sacks. That is an average of .834 sacks per game. He played in Washington from 1982 through 1989. In 8 season, Manley averaged 11.37 sacks per year.
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