The Best Ever series continues on. Here are the results of the First Three polls on the DCPSR Best Ever poll series that will run throughout summer. YOU voted!
1) Best Ever First Round Draft Pick: TIE: CB Darrell Green and QB Sammy Baugh, both tied at 46.81%
2) Best Ever Quarterback: QB Sammy Baugh 50% (2nd place: Sonny Jurgenson, 26.67% --- 3rd Place: Joe Theismann, 17.5%)
3) Best Ever Redskins Pass Rusher: DE Dexter Manley (79.59%) (2nd Place: DE Charles Mann, 17.35%)
Now we move on. Thank you for the excellent participation once again. Triple digit voting for the second straight poll (You DCPSR Readers, now if we can just get you to JOIN!)
Next up is: Redskins Best Ever SPECIAL TEAMER (VOTE HERE)
This no doubt will be a much, much tougher poll for our members and readers. However, we don’t feel like making it easy on you by breaking these down by position. Bottom line, who was the BEST special teamer, period. Make a decision!.
Here are your nominees . . .
K Mark Moseley: The classic straight on kicker for the Redskins, he ranks number one on the Redskins’ all-time scoring list (1,207 points) During his tenure, he made two Pro Bowl. Made 263 of 397 field goal attempts, including hitting 77 for 144 in 40+ yards. Kicked for Washington from 1974 through 1986.
K Chip Lohmiller: Lohmiller kicked for Washington from 1988 through 1994. He hit 71.4% of career field goals including nailing 25 of 37 from 50 yards or more. He was known for a booming leg. Lohmiller also made 262 of 267 extra point attempts.
Bobby Mitchell: Mitchell was one of the greatest Redskins receivers of all time. He also played special teams. He returned 15 punts for 92 yards, a 6.1 yard average. He returned 40 kick returns for 1140 yards for a 28.5 yard per return average and 2 touchdowns. He played in Washington from 1962-68.
Mike Nelms: Nelms was Washington special teams guru in the early 1980s. He returned 212 punts fro 1948 yards, a 9.2 average and scored two return TDs. Nelms also returned 175 kicks for 4128 yards, an average of 23.8. Nelms was also outstanding on Washington kick and punt return coverage units. He played for Washington from 1980-84.
Brian Mitchell: Mitchell was a special teams guru, hold 16 team record on special teams and appeared in a few pro bowls. He returned 317 punts for 3746 yards, an average of 11.1, and scored 7 Tds. He returned 421 kicks for 9586 yards for an average of 22.8 and 2 Tds. He was one of the best special teams coverage tacklers of his Era using his speed and enthusiasm to make plays. Mitchell is the all time NFL record holder with 606 career returns. He also leads the NFL all time with 463 punt returns. He is second all time in Punt Return TDs with 9.
Otis Wonlsey: Wonsley was nominated because of his outstanding coverage skills as a special teamer for Washington from 1981-85. He made the Pro Bowl as one of the first recognized special teamers.
Rusty Tillman: A Linebacker with the Redskins from 1970-77, Tillman was the definition of coverage guy. Period. He was nicknamed “The King” for his special teams incredible play and during his tenure played in 7 different special teams positions and served as special teams captain from 1974-77.
Monte Coleman: Another Linebacker who also became a special team guru, Coleman played for Washington from. One of the most popular Redskins off all time, his popularity came about because of the intensity and fire he played with. He was a very good linebacker in his own right, but Monte was a special team coverage genius.
Sammy Baugh: Baugh played for Washington from 1939through 1952. He had 338 career punts for 15,245 yards and an average of 45.1 that is 6th all time in NFL history.