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Danny Being Danny

You've heard the talk. We've all heard the talk. That the Redskins sign free agents primarily to sell their jerseys. That the Redskins will charge premium prices for Archuleta chaff. That a trip to FedEx is like a trip to the mall, except the Dippin' Dots cost more and you'll probably step in urine.

But why does this slander persist? Why, oh why, do cynics constantly accuse the Redskins of worrying more about selling jerseys than winning games? Why is it that not one person would even shrug in surprise if the team decided to run a ridiculous promotion featuring jerseys of one-and-done players who cost the team valuable draft picks for virtually no return, offering these less-than-worthless shirts as incentive to get sub-zero-on-the-Wonderlic fans to buy the NEW jerseys of NEW free agent signees who have won as many playoff games as that one-and-done star in this town? And why do they make me write such long, incomprehensible sentences?

I just don't know. I just don't get it. Some people will see whatever they want to see, I guess.

(Via Mister Irrelevant. )

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 11, 2009; 4:05 PM ET
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Its called clearing out inventory, duh. Have you no business experience?? haha

Posted by: BurgwithaU | March 11, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins tried donating these jerseys to charity, but the charities turned them down. This is plan B. Plan C is stitching the former player jerseys together, stretching them across the top of FedEx, and then petitioning the NFL to host a SuperBowl.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | March 11, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I highly doubt anyone will be convinced to buy an Albert or DeAngelo jersey by the lure of getting a free Jason Taylor jersey. It's just a throw-in -- kinda like throwing in a keychain with your order.

The team is just clearing inventory by giving it to you for free. They could just burn the J. Taylor jerseys, but instead they're throwing them into your order for no extra charge. Serves the same purpose.

And maybe some fan out there will take the free J. Taylor jersey, rip the name off the back and turn it into a Mel Kaufman jersey (RIP).

Posted by: SkinsMasonNats | March 12, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, this strikes me as one of the least egregious instances of Snyder's marketing machine. The thing with jerseys of the many Redskins failed players is that fans WEAR THEM. There will be some people enticed by this deal - they'll just see it as two Redskins jerseys for the price of one.

Dan, I guaranty you that you will see Taylor jerseys in your FedEx parking lot reports next season. Christ, I still see Deion Sanders and Heath Shuler jerseys!

Posted by: Kev29 | March 12, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

When they throw in a Archuleta and a Jeff George, along with the Taylor, I'm in. And they'll still make a profit.

Posted by: kingrob76 | March 12, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

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