Saturday, August 8, 2009
Bruce Smith Brings a Dose of Redskins With Him to Canton
Last year's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony was very Redskins-centric. Art Monk and Darrell Green were both placed into the Hall as burgundy and gold filled Canton.
That will probably be the last real Redskins to get into the Hall for a while. So take some pride when Bruce Smith enters the Hall tonight. Remember that he ... like many of you ... grew up a Redskins fan, too.
Sure, he played just four years in Washington but he did set the career sacks mark during that time. While Smith was no where near the player he was in his 15 years in Buffalo, he wasn't too shabby. He recorded 29 total sacks with Washington, including 10 in 2000 and nine in 2002 -- and that was when he was really only playing on passing downs.
Of course, Smith also represents the Daniel Snyder era by being one of the first "over the hill" players that the Skins owner threw money at.
My favorite Bruce Smith moment is the one above (I still laugh at it every time I see it). Congrats to Mr. Smith!!!
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