Redskins fans can write thank you notes today to Jerome Boger and to Darrel Young for helping keep their team in the NFC Least race. And maybe Darrell Green summoned some of the magic from his play on Darrin Nelson at the goal line 26 years earlier that allowed Doug Williams — who like Green was on hand yesterday in Landover — to become a hero two weeks later in Super Bowl XXII in San Diego.
A year ago when the Redskins brought back their fabled alumni to be saluted by the FedEx faithful, the latter-day guys in burgundy and gold delivered a third straight defeat, dropping their record to 3-6 and all but certainly a fifth straight year out of the playoffs. Of course, Robert Griffin and Co. rallied from that low point to win their final seven games and Washington’s first NFC East title since 1999.
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