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Mason/Brennan Preseason Hype! Awards: Who’s got the hype heading into the Redskins final preseason game?

Who shined in Week 3?

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The Mason/Brennan Preseason Hype! Award has been given out unofficially by the fans for years to each preseason's most hyped players, but now we've made it official, and will bring it to a vote.

This week's vote counts the hype heading into the Redskins preseason Week 4 game against the Ravens. Place your vote for who you feel has been the most hyped player up to this point, whether the hype is deserved or not.

The Rules:

1. Player must have been drafted late or signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent. Players that have only been on other teams practice squads that are signed by the team are also eligible.

2. A player that has been on the team for several years is still eligible if most of that time has been spent on the practice squad, inactive, or with very limited productivity/time

How have past Mason/Brennan winners done in thr NFL after receiving this glorious award?

Offseason Mason/Brennan Winner: WR Trey Quinn (49%)

Week 1 Mason/Brennan Winner: CB Danny Johnson (27%)

Week 2 Mason/Brennan Winner: WR Cam Sims (74%)

The Candidates:

QB Kevin Hogan

Could we really go the whole preseason without nominating a QB for the Redskins most prestigious award? Kevin Hogan threw two TDs in a meaningless game and finally got some hype going into his start tonight. Expect big things in this extended look at the QB looking to replace Colt McCoy...

WR Simmie Cobbs Jr.

If you score a TD in the preseason and you’re an undrafted free agent, there’s a good chance you’re going to also grab a nomination here. There is also the persistent call to convert Mr Cobbs to TE.

WR Darvin Kidsy

Did I mention that catching a TD in the 4th quarter of a preseason game will get you nominated. Welcome to the club Kidsy.

WR Maurice Harris

Maurice Harris hype continues even when he can’t. Harris was cut last year after injuries limited him before final cut downs. People have him as a lock, and he might have earned that spot with a strong camp.

FB/TE J.P. Holtz

This seemed like the same kind of hype that Elijah Wellman got simply for being and the roster and being a fullback. Then Adrian Peterson was signed and Jay Gruden got involved with the hype. Will All Day’s arrival get Holtz on the final roster?

AD: “[Holtz] made a key block on [the big fourth-down run] and gave me a two-way go,” he said. “If you have guys who can do that, put him out there, because I know he’ll hit it fast and lock on his guy. That’s a lot better for running backs.”

RB Kapri Bibbs

Bibbs keeps making plays, and more importantly, staying healthy in the preseason. Is he really going to get cut so the Redskins can keep “Fit” Rob Kelley?

CB Greg Stroman

Greg Stroman has been another decent DB pick from Virginia far.

The only catch Stroman allowed on his 19 coverage snaps was a Demaryius Thomas reception that gained no yards. So far this preseason, he ranks first or second among the team’s cornerbacks in yards per coverage snap (0.76), snaps per target (8.3) and snaps per reception (14.5). This was the first game in which he did not record a tackle.

But can we see a return, any kind of return, tonight like this for the hype gods please?

CB Danny Johnson

Fans, coaches, players and reporters still love them some Danny Johnson. He was our Week 2 winner, but he is trying to be this year’s only 2-time winner.

DB Adonis Alexander

He played a real(ish) game and played most snaps at CB! The Adonis Alexander hype has been real since before the Redskins picked him up for a 6th round pick next year in the supplemental draft. The measurables are there, and fans see all the potential in the world.

S Kenny Ladler

There is a contingency of fans who weren’t happy with the Troy Apke pick, and are already looking for his replacement. Apke was picked in the 4th round and looks like a lock as the Redskins 4th safety. When asked who should replace the raw speedster, Kenny Ladler’s name is the first one to come up. Ladler’s been solid all offseason, and the former CFL star looks like a player who will make the decision hard for the last few spots on the roster. Have people learned his name yet?

ILB Shaun Dion Hamilton

Draft steal! Tackling machine! Smartest player in the preseason!

From Mr. James Dorsett’s stat breakdown:

Shaun Dion Hamilton led all Washington inside backers with 46 defensive snaps played against the Broncos. He tied or led the game in assisted tackles (3), total tackles (6) and defensive stops (3). Four of his six tackles came on third down. This was the second time this preseason that SDH led the Redskins in both total tackles and stops (Week 1).

The problem was that half of his tackles came on plays Denver picked up first downs on. Hamilton also gave up receptions on two of three targets thrown into his coverage for 12 yards and a first down. Both of those catches were made by running back De’Angelo Henderson.

Hamilton’s 18 total tackles on defense this preseason are tied for third most in the NFL


Who’s got the most hype heading into the final preseason game?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    QB Kevin Hogan
    (12 votes)
  • 13%
    WR Simmie Cobbs Jr.
    (39 votes)
  • 0%
    WR Darvin Kidsy
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    WR Maurice Harris
    (24 votes)
  • 14%
    FB/TE J.P. Holtz
    (41 votes)
  • 9%
    RB Kapri Bibbs
    (27 votes)
  • 3%
    CB Greg Stroman
    (11 votes)
  • 12%
    CB Danny Johnson
    (37 votes)
  • 12%
    DB Adonis Alexander
    (35 votes)
  • 1%
    S Kenny Ladler
    (3 votes)
  • 20%
    ILB Shaun Dion Hamilton
    (59 votes)
289 votes total Vote Now