By Rich Tandler
The Redskins are so devoid of recognizable players that they can’t even get much recognition on a team that is composed of players who don’t get any recognition.
USA Today put out its All-Joe team today. As they describe it that is their “annual squad celebrating first-rate players who receive second-rate recognition.”
There were 53 players named on the team and one of them, Lorenzo Alexander, plays for the Washington Redskins. Alexander made it as the special teams player.
“Captain of special teams led unit with 21 tackles. One of the game's good guys, he's played tight end, linebacker and on both lines in his career,” they said of Alexander.
That’s nice and congrats to Lorenzo for the recognition. But you’d think that if anyone was paying attention to the Redskins could have squeezed a few more Joes onto the team. Players like Stephen Bowen, who was a steady presence on the line while facing personal adversity early in the season and a torn knee ligament in the later going. Jabar Gaffney nearly had 1,000 yards receiving in a dysfunctional offense. And Chris Chester didn’t miss a snap on a line that was in constant turmoil due to injuries, ineffectiveness, and suspensions.