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Colt Brennan on the Cult, one last time


(By John McDonnell - TWP)


When I heard that Colt Brennan had been released by the Redskins, I immediately thought back to an interview he did with ESPN 980's Larry Michael and Larry Weisman last Friday. They asked him about the Cult of Colt, the name for his insanely devoted fanbase ever since that golden summer of 2008 when he became among the team's most popular players based on a few brilliant preseason moments. The Cult has dimmed in recent months -- his No. 5 jersey hanging on the discount rack for $19.99 -- but some of that love is still out there, and the followers still let Brennan know about it.

"I mean, I almost feel kind of bad sometimes, because I want to be able to go out there and give the love back by doing good on the field," Brennan said. "I've had just such great following, such great support out here. It's just been really hard to sit back and to go through all these surgeries and to just be watching.

"But it makes me that much more hungry," he continued, "it makes me that much more humble, it makes me that much more driven to try to get out there one day and give these fans something to cheer about and to kind of pay them back for their loyalty. Redskins fans are one of a kind. They're truly special, and I've gotten to see that, and I haven't gotten a chance to play a game yet."

Now, apparently, he never will, at least not with the Redskins. The Larrys also asked Brennan about the odd way that his career has marched on without him talking the field.

"I mean, it's real frustrating," Brennan said. "When you watch those old classics, you look at all kinds of guys who played -- whether it be in follies or just on NFL Network -- and you just realize how jealous you are because at least those guys can say they played in the NFL. I have yet to be able to say I played in an actual game, and so sometimes it gets discouraging, but all you can do is keep fighting and keep waiting for that opportunity....

"Four surgeries, it's been tough. It hasn't been easy. But I guess that's the upside: the only direction from right here is up. So I'm excited with the fresh start, excited with this new squad and this coaching staff and the direction we're going. All you can be is optimistic and excited about it."

And so now, the moment Donovan McNabb throws a ball into the dirt, the most popular quarterback on the team becomes....Rex Grossman? The Hex of Rex doesn't have quite the same ring.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 2, 2010; 2:27 PM ET
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Comments

first...

say it ain't so... either way it's not like he'd see the field.

Posted by: franky4fingers | August 2, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

first...

say it ain't so... either way it's not like he'd see the field.

Posted by: franky4fingers | August 2, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

-- his No. 5 jersey hanging on the discount rack for $19.99 --

Worst purchase I made all weekend...knew I should have gone with the rocket burger and fries instead.

Posted by: Broman17 | August 2, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

The mark of a real winning team is the ability to keep going, despite adversity, by only making minor changes to the scheme...

So long as Rex is holding the clipboard, the next time McNabb throws one into the dirt... we'll all be hollaring for RG8... and you can call it the "Cult of Dolt."

Posted by: Vic1 | August 2, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Sexy Rexy baby!

Posted by: JDP_ | August 2, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a good occasion for a Post piece on why the old cliche' is true that few star college QBs make it in the pros.

And what were Colt's issues in particular, besides the injuries?

Posted by: justsayin | August 2, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

I hope Colt comes back to haunt the Redskins like Shawn Suisham beat the Redskins after he was cut and signed by the Cowboys.

Good Luck Colt. May you sign on with a BETTER team that allows you to play more to show what you're made of. I hope you come back to beat the Redskins too.

To Donovan and your fake #5; get another number NOT already taken. Then you can have your OWN identity. The REAL #5 will always be COLT BRENNAN.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | August 2, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

I hope Colt comes back to haunt the Redskins like Shawn Suisham beat the Redskins after he was cut and signed by the Cowboys.

Good Luck Colt. May you sign on with a BETTER team that allows you to play more to show what you're made of. I hope you come back to beat the Redskins too.

To Donovan and your fake #5; get another number NOT already taken. Then you can have your OWN identity. The REAL #5 will always be COLT BRENNAN.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | August 2, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Danny boy for the Colt postings! Fairwell and God's speed to Colt!

Posted by: GoSk1ns | August 3, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Far as I can tell all Colt ever did was want to work hard and succeed so have to believe another team will take a chance on him. West Coast might be good for him to go. I wish him much success.. and hope he gets that shot. Have to admit I'm now just curious on how good he can be..

Posted by: sovine08 | August 6, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm drafted by the Redskins in the 6th round... not given a chance in D.C. found a home in California.. maybe Colt will be the next Stan Humphries. Could happen...

Posted by: sovine08 | August 6, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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