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Chris Samuels retires from playing, turns to coaching

Chris Samuels has retired after 10 seasons with the Redskins and the headline out of his press conference is that he isn't really leaving Redskins Park.

"I've always wanted to coach," he said. "Even when I was in high school, I knew once my playing days were other with, I wanted to coach."

He'll be on the Redskins' staff as a part of the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship and his internship will run through mini-camps, OTAs and training camp. Redskins' new receivers coach Keenan McCardell went through the program last year with the Giants, and Samuels said he's spoken to with McCardell about the benefits of the fellowship.

Samuels says he'll begin his career working with offensive linemen,"and learn as much as I can. Try to work my way up. Where I land, I don't know.

"Even if I could learn from coaches this offseason and take it to a high school around this area, I'll be happy with that. I just want to coach the guys."

While he's been around a lot of coaches he respects, Samuels says he'll find his own style. He doesn't expect to curse quite as frequently as former offensive line coach Joe Bugel.

"That's not going to be my philosophy," Samuels said. "I love Buges, but I'm not going to do it that way. But every now and then I probably will get fired up and have to get after somebody."

The press conference began, as these things do, with praise from owner Daniel Snyder, who called Samuels "a true gentleman, a class act." Samuels replied: "Thank you, Mr. Snyder. Not only have you been a great boss, you've been a great friend."

Samuels, who says he had 12 surgeries during his career, walks away at 32. "Don't feel sorry for me. ... I want to coach. That's my next move." He said he'd known for a while that he was going to be forced to retire because of the neck injury, complicated by spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spine), he suffered Oct. 11. "It's going to be hard to walk away from the game that I love," he said, "but it's the best decision for me and my family." He learned of the stenosis when he was playing in high school and knew it would limit his career.

He described the numbness and paralysis he'd experience at times on the field and said he was lucky and blessed to have 10 years with the Redskins. "I had a lot of confidence that the good Lord would take care of me."

Several family members, friends, agent Jimmy Sexton, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen and Coach Mike Shanahan were in attendance, along with several Redskins players, including linemates Randy Thomas, Derrick Dockery, Mike Williams, Will Montgomery, Stephon Heyer and Chad Rinehart.

Among other topics Samuels addressed, when he wasn't kidding Heyer ("I've loved picking on you through the years.") ...

His most memorable game: "Beating Dallas in Dallas when Santana Moss caught those passes. I hate Dallas, by the way."

On appreciating the game and every moment in it: "Look at my situation. One play could be your last play."

Advice to his teammates: "Go win a championship. That's probably the only thing I regret. Do the proper things it's gonna take."

By Cindy Boren and Rick Maese  |  March 4, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
 
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Class. Nothing but class.
Thanks Sam's... bueno suarte!

Posted by: bschaef12 | March 4, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Class Act

Posted by: Salinas1 | March 4, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna miss the bug guy. Thanks, CS60!

(I like his memorable game pick too...)

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | March 4, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna miss the big guy. Thanks, CS60!

(I like his memorable game pick too...)

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | March 4, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Thanks and I like you staying on with the organization.

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 4, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

This teams needs value, not splash

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2010 1:42 PM

So what about my Super Nintendo Free Safety?

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Jacoby
Lachey
Samuals
Okung
The tradition continues.

Posted by: skinsfan0524 | March 4, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

"I've always wanted to coach," he said. "Even when I was in high school, I knew once my playing days were other with, I wanted to coach."

... except in Dallas.

In the paper this morning, they had a profile shot and said that he always wore that huge neck brace because of the spinal stenosis. That was the first time I put two and two together. Before that, I thought he only wore that thing to look scary.

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

zce;

what is this not enough money to go around talk? You heard there is no cap this year yes?

Posted by: Zeebs

I'm not a fan of wasting Danny's money. Its not unlimited. Heck, Danny laid off staff to save $1-2 million. But more to the point, the Skins need to start thinking 'value'.

Carlos Rogers wasn't wrong when he said the guys brought in from the outside get paid.

Plus, if you pay big $$, you get the guys who want big $$, not necessarily the guys who want to win the most. Albert was darn good last year, but did he really look like the guy who wanted it the most? Because he is getting paid the most.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Don't retire!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 4, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

What a class act. Players around the league should take notes and emmulate this guy. I'm pround to have rooted for him and even more proud that he's going to stick around as an intern coach.

Who knows...maybe he'll stay and become Buges 2.0

Posted by: Devo2 | March 4, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

What a contrast between a guy like Samuels (Alabama) and Carlos Rogers (Auburn). Hope Samuels never leaves Redskins Park and that Carlos will stick around just long enough to learn something from Samuels.

Posted by: League-Source | March 4, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Anyone notice when Chris was naming fellow players who helped him through his career, he called out Rock and Ladell's name but not CP.

Posted by: Predator48 | March 4, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

That was the first time I put two and two together. Before that, I thought he only wore that thing to look scary.

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse


I thought it was to generate down force for better cornering.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Well, i am not really worried about dans money, cause if he runs out he will have to sell the team.

and no i dont want every high price FA.

but if shanny and bruce want players, danny is supposed to just let them do their thing and write checks.

I am cool with that for the time being.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I think the Cards will match to keep Dansby.

Don't spend on peppers when you got carter and shallaque-po. Don't spend on sproles when you could get Thomas jones, LJ, LT, etc.

Dansbys worth a shot

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 4, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse
Chris Samuels is a class guy. Great to have him on the staff.

I thought Dansby was UFA. If so, ARI does not have option to match. I agree about Peppers and Sproles. I would think about drafting Matthews or Best with our #37 pick, although MS may have someone else in mind later in the draft.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 4, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

AND....Sameuls never once mentioned Jim Zorn...

Go Figure?

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 4, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

We will miss you,Chris! You were the best!

I remember Chris saying in his Meet The Redskins segment that he wants to coach at the HS level when his playing days are over.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 4, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

more I think about it, the more I'm hoping they make a run at Fargas....guy's got wheels, and I think he'd do well in the WCO...young cat to boot...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

pabtrian and freid;

Sproles is much younger than those other guys and is a threat to break it every time, and from the return game... why wouldnt you want that guy?

Isnt a home run threat what we have been lacking all these years?

The only guy linked to us i dont want is peppers. on the other side of 30 looking to get paid, the other three are coming off their rookie contracts (i think) and still ahve a lot left.

I dont mind paying for a player when he will earn it.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I thought Dansby was UFA. If so, ARI does not have option to match.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 4, 2010 1:54 PM

He would probably call them before signing and give them the option. Just like Pierce did before signing with the 'Skins.

Posted by: League-Source | March 4, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

I sure am going to miss you Mr. Samuels. Class act all the way.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

and to that i think we need to give the new regime some sort of trust, if vinny did not kill it all.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Sproles is 26 now and will be 27 next year. He's going to want a pretty nice contract of about 5 years. In 2-3 years he's going to be ARE all over again. Why wouldn't you just draft a small speedster at a fraction of the price?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 4, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

How can you draft Samuels and Arrington in the same draft and come away with nothing after 10 years??? Amazing

Posted by: jtrob_1 | March 4, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

pikedawg-why take an OT at 4, you wonder? Why did we take Samuels? Was that a bad pick or one of the best picks we ever made?

And, because our line is horrible! Teams are built around the O line, when its done right

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 4, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Fargas was born in 80... 30 this year

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

a repeat from the middle of the season

ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES
again brought to you by the fine people at Yahoo!

This week's topic is Chris Samuels.

When fans take pride in a team, its because of players like Chris Samuels. Whether he retires or returns to the field, this seems like a good time to pay tribute.

Samuels has done what the best and bravest do, he took on the other team's biggest and strongest defenders, week in, week out, mano-a-mano, without much help. He was a regular at the Pro Bowl. On top of it, he has always been a class act.

Many great players struggle to come to grips with the end of their career. I hope Samuels makes the best choice for him.

Speculation on Samuels' worthiness for the HOF has begun. He certainly deserves to be in the discussion, though I doubt think he makes it in. Whether the powers that determine who gets into Canton favor him or not, there are few people who've played the LT position in NFL history that are in the same category as Chris Samuels.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse


Redskins fans have always been blue collar bunch. Our most admired legends are grunt, not glitz. Art Monk was a tough physical receiver, John Riggins was a bulldozer, Larry Brown a battler. More than any other franchise, Redskins fans appreciate their offensive linemen. We still speak with reverence of the legendary trade, over 20 years ago, where we gave up a potential star QB and got a great left tackle.

In old DC. the names of our offensive linemen names are as hallowed as much as any quarterback. Names like Hauss, Jacoby, Grimm, Lachey and Samuels.

In part, it is this link to our history that endears us to Chris Samuels. And in part, it is the man himself. His attitude, his play and the way he carried himself are the essence of dignity.

I know my perspective is hardly unique this week. Whether or not he returns to the playing field, Hail to Chris Samuels.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Good luck, Chris!

Great player and a class act. Got to see him play at Bama when I was in college and then he went to the Redskins. Perfect. Just wish he could've kept on another year or two.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 4, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

His most memorable game: "Beating Dallas in Dallas when Santana Moss caught those passes. I hate Dallas, by the way."

love samuels btw

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

zeebs, thanks, maybe I was thinking he doesn't have a lot of wear on his tires...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

No to Sproles. He's a good player but not worth what we'll have to pay to get him.

Weren't the Shanahans high on Anthony Aldrige? He should get a shot to fill the roll that Sproles would have. If he can show that his fumblitis is cured, he could be a nice cheap alternative to overpaying Sproles.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

@Adam_Schefter Bengals declined to offer tenders to TE Daniel Coats, TE J.P. Foschi and DT Shaun Smith. They're free to sign anywhere. 6 minutes ago

Shaun Smith is a young big bodied player. He seems to be a little high maintenance but maybe worth a look.

Posted by: TWISI | March 4, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

also pikedawg, you want that LT and a QB... one has to come before the other... OT is deep QB is weak this year...

PA, i say you draft RB too... but if there are no real FA options at OL, go heavy in the draft and get RB now to pair with the last year of CP.

But i am not going to be crushed if we dont get DS, I will be psyched if we do...

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

His most memorable game: "Beating Dallas in Dallas when Santana Moss caught those passes. I hate Dallas, by the way."

-Dude I f'ing love Chris Samuels! By the way I hate Dallas too.

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 4, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Sproles is much younger than those other guys and is a threat to break it every time, and from the return game... why wouldnt you want that guy?

Isnt a home run threat what we have been lacking all these years?

The only guy linked to us i dont want is peppers. on the other side of 30 looking to get paid, the other three are coming off their rookie contracts (i think) and still ahve a lot left.

I dont mind paying for a player when he will earn it.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I agree with your points, zeebs; I just think Sproles will be asking too much for a returner/3rd down back, and I don't think his legs will hold out for 3-4 years. I think we can get similar results from Matthews or Best, at a lot less $. And I would rather spend our attention on OL.

Ryp made a good point about CL OG's being brawlers. That's something Shanny will have to address, whether they fit his scheme. But that's where our focus should be tonight.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 4, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Shaun Smith is a young big bodied player. He seems to be a little high maintenance but maybe worth a look.

Posted by: TWISI | March 4, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

6-2 325 sounds perfect for a 3-4 NT. Is he a run stuffer? I don't know anything about him.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 4, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

zce;

i would say riggo was both blue collar and diva... but no doubt when in the game, would crush peeps

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I like Sproles.

He's great at 10-12 touches + returns. We need a #2 back and major help with returns, so he fits the bill. He'd also be great in my system where the lead back starts 12 games and the #2 guys starts 4.

But I suspect Sproles wants a #1 RB role and that sort of $$ ... and there's the issue.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

more I think about it, the more I'm hoping they make a run at Fargas....guy's got wheels, and I think he'd do well in the WCO...young cat to boot...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 1:55 PM |

Young? Dude is 30. No thanks.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

But that's where our focus should be tonight.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 4, 2010 2:16 PM |

We've got a big coaching staff and they can focus everywhere tonight. Gonna be a lot of turnover on this team, starting in a little over ten hours. Snyder might have to charter some time-share jets, paint 'em burgundy and gold, to get it all done before we wake up tomorrow.

Posted by: League-Source | March 4, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"Sproles is 26 now and will be 27 next year. He's going to want a pretty nice contract of about 5 years. In 2-3 years he's going to be ARE all over again. Why wouldn't you just draft a small speedster at a fraction of the price?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17"

Or he's going to be the Sanatana Moss all over again.

Why waste a draft pick on a potential small speedster when you have the real thing staring you in the face WITHOUT giving up any assets?

You have a young, top-of-the-line free agent at a position of need with a skillset that accommodates your scheme, yet people want to dismiss that because Antwaan Randle El didn't pan out.

Say no to Sproles because ARE didn't work out...

Say no to Dansby because Jeremiah Trotter didn't work out...

Say no to Rolle because Archuleta didn't work out...

etc., and on down the list.

It's irrational. Sproles is the exact type of FA that should be targeted; young, unique skillset, fits the system, at a position of need.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

more I think about it, the more I'm hoping they make a run at Fargas....guy's got wheels, and I think he'd do well in the WCO...young cat to boot...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse


Fargas is 30. There was a piece on him this morning on PFT and how they aren't retaining him.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Love that Chris Samuels will be a coach for us this year. I long said that the players who played under Buges will be great coaches purely based off proximity ah la the 2 hoggs who are coaching now.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

"I hate Dallas, by the way."

Priceless.

Posted by: shanks1 | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

You are not a real fan unless you watched the miracle in Dallas live....

...And still had faith we had a shot!

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

freid,

Matthews and best, both expected to go in the first round yes?

Shanny aint gonna draft a RB that high. And unless all our RFA's sign elsewhere, we wont be moving up or down to get them anyway.

If i were running the show I would,

get sproles and keep CP til the end of the year.

Then draft Rb in the 4th, coach em up.

Send CP on his way next offseason, hope there is a season and use that RB.

If teams can take Greene (3rd by NYJ) and make them a starter in one year, I have to think the RB guru in Shanny can find a 4th and do the same.

Deep year for backs too.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Is spinal stenosis a narrowing of the spine???

Posted by: AdamCr | March 4, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I forgot dansby is UFA, but someone pointed out Zona can still make an offer.

Sproles, I'm thinking wants big $, but isn't a 20 carry a game guy. Get an older workhorse for way less. Or, yes, draft a mcCluster type.

Imagine the announcing possibilities, the eagles just got mcCluster-f@cked

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 4, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

You are not a real fan unless you watched the miracle in Dallas live....

...And still had faith we had a shot!
Posted by: 4thFloor | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Ah men

Posted by: alex35332 | March 4, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

You are not a real fan unless you watched the miracle in Dallas live....

...And still had faith we had a shot!

Posted by: 4thFloor

I'll never forget it...I was jumping around like a 12 year old girl. Especially loved the looks on tuna and jerrah's faces...priceless!

Posted by: stevek20147 | March 4, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Good bye Mr. "It is what it is".

Posted by: Rappcounty | March 4, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

well, I would say why have one playmaker when you can have two.

if everyone else is supposed to be tight fisted with money for FA, then we could get sproles for lower than normal... maybe.

But there is the rub. I dont think our new FO will over pay. they will try at a reasonable price and if they are the highest, then they get him, if not, find someone else.

i guess i am saying send him an offer, at the very least.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Anyone notice when Chris was naming fellow players who helped him through his career, he called out Rock and Ladell's name but not CP.

Posted by: Predator48 | March 4, 2010 1:53 PM

I think they're still buds, but I think Samuels took it a little bit on the chin by giggling when sitting next to Portis when Clinton was sharing his views on dogfighting (this was prior to Johnny Law getting involved).

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

You are not a real fan unless you watched the miracle in Dallas live....

...And still had faith we had a shot!

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

That rules me out.

I saw it live but I was thinking "Why the $#@! am I watching this $#!+?" up until the last 4 minutes.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Fargas is good when healthy. It just seems like he's always hurt. If he can be had cheap who knows.

Hopefully Samuels will be able to help coach up some rookie OL's this year.

Posted by: skinswest | March 4, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

more I think about it, the more I'm hoping they make a run at Fargas....guy's got wheels, and I think he'd do well in the WCO...young cat to boot...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse


Fargas is 30. There was a piece on him this morning on PFT and how they aren't retaining him.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM

Look, if BeantownGreg didn't post it, it wasn't really PFT. You must be thinking of ESPN.

Posted by: League-Source | March 4, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 4, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

keep in mind when talking about shone green that the Jets had just about the best O line in the NFL.

Okung would be step one to bring able to plug in young RBs

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 4, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

i guess i am saying send him an offer, at the very least.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse


I will ammend my position on that. No to Sproles for $7 mil a year.

If he can be had at a reasonable price than go ahead.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

It's irrational. Sproles is the exact type of FA that should be targeted; young, unique skillset, fits the system, at a position of need.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The only thing irrational is your post. Sproles makes a living on his speed. His speed will be gone around the time he turns 30. It happens to everyone. The problem with him is that his speed is all he has. That was the same thing wrong with Randle El. Moss is a decent wide reciever even without the speed. I don't know if you've realized this but Moss has lost a step and he's still productive. The reason is that he isn't soley dependent on his speed like Sproles and ARE are. He is also a good route runner, catches the ball, and gets off the line of scrimmage. He can also block and break a tackle. Randle El only ever had speed.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 4, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

You are not a real fan unless you watched the miracle in Dallas live ...

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 4, 2010 2:23 PM

What if you only woke up after the first TD and caught in on replay? Fan or not a fan?

What if you asked yourself "Wow, how did Brunell throw for that long TWICE?"? Fan or not a fan?

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Look, it's an uncapped year, so why doesn't Snyder open the wallet and sign all the UFA's of any merit? Then we'd have to get at least 6 wins, right?

It could happen.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 4, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

sorry sween, not a fan on both counts, get out of here.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 4, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Fantastic Redskin.

Wish him well in all his future endeavours, wherever they may be. (We can afford to be magnanimous like that, cause he ain't going to the C*wb*ys!).

Posted by: stevebeagrie | March 4, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

i just love this guy work even when he was half ass playin he was good injuries that is

Posted by: teresabogans | March 4, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Its sad when players are used-up like disposable carcasses destined for the landfill, Portis still has plenty of fight left in him and Chris Samuels can now share his greatness as a coach..das ist gut, and Chris can keep his rubber duckie, too..

Posted by: frak | March 4, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I forgot dansby is UFA, but someone pointed out Zona can still make an offer.


Posted by: pabrian2003

The very fact that you typed this /facepalm. Yes an unrestricted or restricted Free Agent can be signed by anyone, including the team that releases him...making any player able to be signed by anybody, this includes Franchise Tagged players, the only players excluded are those with contracts.

Posted by: skinball77 | March 4, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I can tell you how you can come away with NOTHING after drafting samuels and arrington..snyder,cerrato. That is all you need to know.

Posted by: wathu19 | March 4, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for a great career Chris. And Hail to a career Redskin. In these days of free agency and players jumping from team to team, it is awesome to see a guy begin and end in the maroon, er...burgundy and gold. A guy who knows the fans. A guy who hates Dallas just like us!

Here's hoping this franchise produces many more players of Samuels' caliber and never again sign a FA like Peon Sanders.

Posted by: MrDumberton | March 4, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

A class act and a true Redskins. Thanks for everything Chris. You are someone I will always hold up as a sports role model to my son.

Best of luck and see you on the sidelines. Hail to the Redskins.

Posted by: boog44 | March 5, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Hope he stays on into the season. A guy like that motivates. Players want to emulate, they want to impress. The old coaches may know what to say and have tons of knowledge but may still lack in inspiration. And at this point it could be all about stepping it up another level.

Posted by: chavez66 | March 6, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

His most memorable game: "Beating Dallas in Dallas when Santana Moss caught those passes. I hate Dallas, by the way."

now that's the epitome of a true redskin. thank you, chris!

Posted by: charronegro1971 | March 6, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

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