As you might imagine, it was a great night in the sweatiest basement studio in Kensington, MD with Kevin, T, Real Deal and Keegin. The Spirit of Sonny was flowing and one of the all-time Redskins greats was dealing stories. Jim Lachey, former left tackle and all-around badass for the Washington Redskins between 1988 and 1995, appeared on this week’s episode of “After the Whistle.”
Going into the conversation with Jim, we had some topics we wanted to make sure and cover: the trade that brought him to D.C., being a part of that legendary group of offensive linemen and of course hoisting a Lombardi Trophy. In one way or another, all of these things were brought up, and we even hit on a few questions suggested by readers and listeners.
Before you listen, make sure and watch this clip of Jim Lachey leveling Jerry Robinson, an Oakland Raiders linebacker and former teammate of Lachey’s who had just intercepted a Mark Rypien pass.
The behind-the-scenes story of that play, where Jim takes us from his time as a Raider developing a friendship with Jerry all the way to the moment he realizes Jerry wasn’t getting off the ground after the hit, was pretty great. The cherry on all of it was Howie Long’s blessing of the play afterward, when he told Jim that it was “one of the cleanest hits he had ever seen.”
We spent the rest of the show prepping ourselves mentally for the upcoming Monday Night game against the Carolina Panthers...and basking in the afterglow of a great time spent with one of the best players on the last Redskins team to win a Super Bowl.
Thanks for listening!