The next of the Redskins Best Ever poll series is here. We have now finished voting on Redskins Best Ever running back. RB John Riggins easily won the balloting, despite some quality debate in our Thread.
There are now 5 completed Best Ever Polls. Here are your current winners, as VOTED by YOU in our Forum.
Best Ever 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK: Tie between QB Sammy Baugh and CB Darrell Green
Best Ever QUARTERBACK: Sammy Baugh (50%)
Best Ever PASS RUSHER: DE Dexter Manley (79%)
Best Ever SPECIAL TEAMER: RB/KR Brian Mitchell (70%)
Best Ever RUNNING BACK: RB John Riggins (72%)
And so we move forward in our Summer 2010 Best Ever poll series. Next up, a proud, exhilarating subject. You can now begin voting on the [B]Best Ever Washington Redskins Super Bowl win[/B]. The Redskins have won THREE Super Bowls: 1982, 1988, and 1991.
1982. The franchises’ first Super Bowl win, as well as the first for HC Joe Gibbs. It will forever be remembered for the 4th down and 1 yard to go 43 yard TD romp by RB John Riggins, a play and memory that will forever define the 1980’s and the dominant Redskins era. It is perhaps the most memorable play in franchise history, you will have the option to vote on that later. Riggins went on to win the MVP award by rushing for 166 yards. QB Joe Theismann added two TD passes, one to Charlie Brown and one to Alvin Garrett. The Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-17.
1987. The Washington Redskins fell behind quickly by a 10-0 deficit, an ominous sign for the Redskins. The Redskins quickly dismissed any idea of a Denver win, routing the Broncos 35-10 at half time. MVP QB Doug Williams had a record tying 4 touchdowns passes, two to Ricky Sanders, one to TE Clint Didier, and one to WR Gary Clark. That was one of two records to fall. The first was Ricky Sanders’ 193 yards receiving. Second was little know and rookie running back Timmy Smith’s 204 yards rushing, including, a 58 yard and 4 yard TD runs by Smith. Williams finished the game with 340 yards passing and 4 TD passes. The final score was a 42-10 rout by the Redskins.
1991. The Redskins put together an impressive 14-2 record in 1990, perhaps the greatest season in franchise history, and some argue, one of the greatest in NFL history. It led them through the playoffs into their third Super Bowl in less than ten years. The Redskins took command after a sloppy first quarter, putting up 17 unanswered points in the second quarter, two resulting from two yard plunges by RB Gerald Riggs. QB Mark Rypien was the MVP, throwing for 292 yards and two TD passes, one to WR Gary Clark and the other to RB Ernest Byner. One of the best known feats of that game was the stifling Redskins defense holding great Bills RB Thurman Thomas to just 13 yards on 10 carriers. The Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-24.