The window is closing on a era of Redskins football and quite honestly an era that we would really like to forget. I think we can still label this as the Gibbs 2.0 era because those are the few morsels of winning that some of us have ever really experienced. Through this era three players, who are still on the team, have established themselves as true Redskins: Chris Cooley, London Fletcher, and Santana Moss.
Chris Samuels is a given in this era to be immortalized as a Redskin, but do any of the others deserve to join him?
Santana Moss: If everything goes right for Santana then he'll be entering his eighth season as a Redskins. Obviously the moment that stands out is his Monday night connections with Mark Brunell to beat the Cowboys. Moss has certainly been productive and ranks fourth all-time on the Redskins receiving list with just over 6,700 yards. Next up on the list is Gary Clark who is still more than 2,000 yards away. Where Moss drops off is in touchdowns, where he ranks seventh all-time and is more than ten away from the next person on the list, Bobby Mitchell.
Chris Cooley: Like Moss, Cooley may be at the peril of the "turk" this offseason as he enters his ninth year as a Skin. Cooley is the Skins all-time leader at TE yardage and touchdowns, depending on who you ask. It comes down to father time and the changes in positions. Was Jerry Smith a tight end? Bones Taylor? To put Cooley's career in perspective, he recently passed Michael Westbrook for ninth all-time in receiving yardage. Yes, that Michael Westbrook who should never sniff the Ring of Fame. Cooley also ranks ninth all-time in touchdowns and could pass Ricky Sanders this year if he could score four.
London Fletcher: This will be the sixth year in DC for London Fletcher and he has been a truly great Redskin. But is he a Redskin? He won a Super Bowl in St. Louis where he spent four years, then he played five years in Buffalo. Obviously his only two Pro Bowl years came in DC, but does London consider himself a Redskin when it's all said and done? I think the choice is his and his alone.