What All-Time Redskin Would You Want on the 2010 Roster?

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On the Metro to work today some dude who is allergic to showers and air-conditioning frickin sat on my newspaper, so I drifted off to better things like the question, "What all-time Redskin would I add to the 2010 roster if I could?" Some obvious answers pop to mind like Sean Taylor, Art Monk, and Darrell Green...all desperate holes needs on Shanahan's first squad. Number 21 is pretty much my answer for most thing Redskins, so I decided to go a different route.

Picking a player first brings up a prior debate...do you go the Vinny Cerrato route and simply add the best player, or do you go the sane route and add a Redskin that fills a major hole? Last year this time I would have been lobbying for Joe Jacoby, Russ Grimm, Jim Lachey, or Chip Lohmiller.

Since Shanny has the OL, QB, and kicking situation stable again, I decided to focus on WR and ST. 

To me, it really came down to Charley Taylor and Brian Mitchell. Charley of course was 6'3, 210 lbs and is the exact mold of WRs that Shanahan loves of speed, agility, and size. His career stats are mind-boggling and there's no doubt he would put up career numbers with Shanahan and McNabb at the helm (That visual of Billy Kilmer hitting Charley Taylor in stride on that long bomb down the right side-line is what I'd like to see all year). 

Charley Taylor Career Statsmore
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
1977 Washington Redskins 12 -- 14 158 11.3 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1975 Washington Redskins 14 -- 53 744 14.0 64 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1974 Washington Redskins 14 -- 54 738 13.7 -- 5 1 -1 -1.0 -- 0 -- --
1973 Washington Redskins 14 -- 59 801 13.6 -- 7 1 -7 -7.0 -- 0 -- --
1972 Washington Redskins 14 -- 49 673 13.7 -- 7 3 39 13.0 -- 0 -- --
1971 Washington Redskins 6 -- 24 370 15.4 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1970 Washington Redskins 10 -- 42 593 14.1 -- 8 1 17 17.0 -- 0 -- --
1969 Washington Redskins 14 -- 71 883 12.4 -- 8 3 24 8.0 -- 0 -- --
1968 Washington Redskins 14 -- 48 650 13.5 -- 5 2 -3 -1.5 -- 0 -- --
1967 Washington Redskins 12 -- 70 990 14.1 -- 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1966 Washington Redskins 14 -- 72 1,119 15.5 -- 12 87 262 3.0 -- 3 -- --
1965 Washington Redskins 13 -- 40 577 14.4 -- 3 145 402 2.8 -- 3 -- --
1964 Washington Redskins 14 -- 53 814 15.4 -- 5 199 755 3.8 -- 5 -- --
TOTAL 649 9,110 14.0 64 79 442 1,488 3.4 0 11 0 0

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During his decade with the Redskins, Brian Mitchell had a punt return average of 11.0 yds and kick return average of 22.8 yds. That's pretty much double the yards of what we had with Randle El. I'll make it a future post to research, but the Redskins had to have been bottom 5 in the NFL last year in worst starting field position.

For his career, BMitch had 9 punt returns TDs and 4 career KR touchdowns. In 1994, he averaged 25.5 yards per KR and a whopping 14.1 per PR. Plus, you add in his back-field and receiving skills...he makes for a huge addition to this squad. The fact he also could be the emergency Quarterback means the Redskins could carry 2 QBs and use the extra roster spot to add another aging Defensive Lineman! SWEET!

 

Career Statsmore
Season Team Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2003 New York Giants 16 0 4 20 5.0 18 1 4 38 9.5 11 0 5 1
2002 Philadelphia Eagles 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 0
2001 Philadelphia Eagles 16 0 7 9 1.3 11 0 6 122 20.3 56 0 3 2
2000 Philadelphia Eagles 16 1 25 187 7.5 85T 2 13 89 6.8 21 1 3 1
1999 Washington Redskins 16 0 40 220 5.5 16 1 31 305 9.8 36 0 2 1
1998 Washington Redskins 16 0 39 208 5.3 22 2 44 306 7.0 24 0 3 3
1997 Washington Redskins 16 1 23 107 4.7 26 1 36 438 12.2 69 1 3 2
1996 Washington Redskins 16 2 39 193 4.9 32 0 32 286 8.9 20 0 1 0
1995 Washington Redskins 16 1 46 301 6.5 36T 1 38 324 8.5 22T 1 2 0
1994 Washington Redskins 16 7 78 311 4.0 33 0 26 236 9.1 46T 1 4 3
1993 Washington Redskins 16 4 63 246 3.9 29T 3 20 157 7.9 18 0 3 1
1992 Washington Redskins 16 0 6 70 11.7 33 0 3 30 10.0 17 0 4 2
1991 Washington Redskins 16 0 3 14 4.7 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- 8 0
1990 Washington Redskins 15 -- 15 81 5.4 21 1 2 5 2.5 5 0 -- --
TOTAL 388 1,967 5.1 85 12 255 2,336 9.2 69 4 44 16

Well, it's a doozy. I was quick to take BMitch has my final answer, but it's clear Shanahan has major concerns at WR. None of the Redskins current RBs instill fear in opposing defensive coordinators, and of course, what helps the running game? The passing game. Charley Taylor...suit it up. You're going in.

Hard thoughts: Sammy Baugh, Dave Butz, Darrell Green, and Ethan Albright.

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