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History of the Washington Redskins Origins and early years — The team originated as the Boston Braves, based in BostonMassachusettsinunder the ownership of George Preston Marshall. The Redskins relocated south from New England after five years to the national capital of Washington, D.
Throughthe Redskins shared baseball's Griffith Stadium with the first Washington Senators baseball team of the American League.
After calling the coin toss and shaking hands with the opposing team captain, lineman Turk Edwards attempted to pivot around to head back to his sideline.
However, his cleats caught in the grass and his knee gave way, injuring him and bringing his season and hall of fame career to an unusual end. The third time in on December 13, where the Redskins won their second championship, 14—6.
With former Olympic gold medalist Dudley DeGroot as their new head coach, the Redskins went 8—2 during the season.
One of the most impressive performances came from Sammy Baugh, who had a completion percentage of. In the first quarter, the Redskins had the ball at their own 5-yard line. Dropping back into the end zonequarterback Sammy Baugh threw to an open receiver, but the ball hit the goal post which at the time was on the goal line instead of at the back of the end zone and bounced back to the ground in the end zone.
Under the rules at the time, this was ruled as a safety and thus gave the Rams a 2—0 lead. It was that safety that proved to be the margin of victory. Owner Marshall was so mad at the outcome that he became a major force in passing the following major rule change after the season: A forward pass that strikes the goal posts is automatically ruled incomplete.
However, afterthe Redskins began a slow decline that they did not end until a playoff appearance in the season.
But this did not stop George Preston Marshall from trying to make the Redskins the most successful franchise in the league. His first major alteration happened on June 14,when it was announced that American Oil Company planned to televise all Redskins games, making Washington the first NFL team to have an entire season of televised games.
Stadium changed to Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in The first game in new D. Stadium occurred on October 1 in front of 37, fans. However, the Redskins failed to hold a fourteen-point lead and lost to the New York Giants 24— During his tenure, he helped draft future stars: Marshall began a mental decline inand the team's other stockholders found it difficult to make decisions without their boss.
Marshall died on August 9, and Edward Bennett Williamsa minority stockholder who was a Washington resident and one of America's most esteemed attorneys, was chosen to run the franchise while the majority stockholder, Jack Kent Cookelived on the West Coast in Los Angeles and ran his basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Graham coached the Redskins for three seasons, but whatever magic he had as an NFL player disappeared on the sidelines as the team recorded a mark of 17—22—3 during that time period. He resigned after the season in favor of Vince Lombardi, and became athletic director of the Coast Guard Academy before retiring at the end of Inthe Redskins hired Vince Lombardi —who gained fame coaching with the Green Bay Packers —to be their new head coach.
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