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S. Moss and Randle El Discuss the Fan Tackle

Randle El, after the whack. (By Jonathan Newton - TWP)

Following years of protocol, the TV cameras cut away from the loony fans running onto the field late in the fourth quarter yesterday. And following years of protocol, bloggers and TV reporters spent much valuable time asking the players about it today, because, let's be honest, it's one of the 10 moments of the game that would bring you out of your seat and make you forsake a trip back to the giant tub of complimentary popcorn.

Will it encourage future fans to get arrested if I post these thoughts? I'll roll the dice. Partial video available here.

Antwaan Randle El: We're getting ready to get the onside [kick], we were just talking talking and I heard the fans start yelling. 'What's going on?' Then I look back at Santana....

Santana Moss: I was winding him up for the knockout. I was just gonna go flush. I'm talking about I was looking right at his chest.

Randle El: I just kind of started creeping. Because the guy didn't see me at first. Santana was kind of closing him down, forcing him my way, and I got to the point [where] I was just gonna grab him.

Moss: Boy, I was gonna [Terry] Tate him. I was gonna hit him so hard. My whole focus was trying to win this game. We didn't need that. I mean, I appreciate our fans for being our fans, but when you get beyond being fans and come on the field and put a lot of players in harm's [way], you just don't need that.

Jim Zorn: I was SO mad. I was so mad. One of the most critical parts of the game, we're all concentrating, and then to have those guys, a couple of knuckleheads out there....

Santana Moss: I was just really trying to make sure he got down, I wasn't really trying to do nothing too wild, too crazy, I was just trying to make sure he didn't continue on running around and making himself look like a fool.

Antwaan Randle El: I just kind of whacked him. I didn't really hit him, I just kind of grabbed him by the little hoodie that he had.

Jim Zorn: I was heading after the other guy behind our bench. I didn't see it.

Antwaan Randle El: There's nothing security can do if somebody's gonna take off running, so you've got to do all you can to protect yourself. If you've got a chance to protect yourself do it, get the guy down, that's it.

Santana Moss: I'm not mad that he was out of his mind a little bit, because sometimes everybody get out of their mind, but when you jump over that gate you're REALLY out of your mind, you don't know what could happen.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 20, 2008; 1:19 PM ET
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Now that is funny. I know it wasn't at the time and while PG cops or whoever else is responsible for player safety is revisiting their approach, Moss referencing Terry Tate was just hilarious.

Posted by: overzealous08 | October 20, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Daniel Snyder is going to ban those dudes forever.

Posted by: | October 20, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, good call by the dude who ran towards WRs and RBs instead of linemen or the LBs. He couldn't have been THAT out of his mind.

Posted by: icantfeelmyface | October 20, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

cool cool

Posted by: Brorsstok | October 20, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

The economic crisis must have hit Dan Snyder hard too because he's had to cut back on security. I mean he probably could hire extra security with the profit he makes on the sale of 3 beers or 2 parking spaces.

Posted by: Washington DC | October 21, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Why are our stud WRs potentially hurting themselves to deal with these idiots? Vinny picked me in the second round and haven't done jack all year. The least I could of done is apprehended these two knuckleheads before they hurt the players that are important to the team. Instead, I'll remain focused on nursing my hamstring.

Posted by: Malcolm Kelly | October 21, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I was at the game and saw it...funny until it was a close game at that point and the dumb ass fan ran on the field when the Skins were about to get a kickoff. They should have done it when the Browns were about to kick the field goal.

If you are the fan that did this then you are a tool, fake ass Redskins fan, that doesn't understand football.

Posted by: Jack | October 21, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

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