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Shawn Springs Joins The Audible to Talk About the Draft

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It was a fun night in the basement, made even more fun by the presence and TRUTH of Shawn Springs.

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The storm knocked out our video capabilities last night (hey, it’s a basement operation, and these things happen), but nothing was going to stop us from sipping whiskey and talking about what we all seem to think was a hell of a draft for the Washington Redskins. As we were talking about Dwayne Haskins, I felt the need to call in Shawn Springs—who knows this young man very well—to help us understand more about the player we will be watching for years to come.

Kevin McLinton, aka “Juice” (one of my co-hosts on The HotBox, son of the all-time Redskins great Harold “Tank” McLinton and an all-time great himself from the University of Maryland) joined Kevin Ricca, Tim Strachan and myself to talk Redskins, the draft and some NBA Playoffs (we stayed almost exclusively Redskins/football for the first 30-35 minutes). We were without our starting shooting guard last night, Darren McLinton. Froghorn had a family birthday last night, so we spread his touches around equitably. (On the floor, if you pass to Darren, it will be the last time you touch the ball on that possession, but on the mics, Froghorn is as generous as it gets.)

What seemed like a few cringe-worthy moments early on in the show turned out to be healthy doses of reality/realism from a former player who understands his sport very well. We all expected Shawn to tell us the Redskins should put Dwayne on the field on day one, but we were pleasantly surprised to hear a different take. It’s always a fun night when we get to mix it up with the pride of Springbrook High School, and we look forward to our next brown paper bag night with him in the basement!

Thanks for giving us a listen, and we’ll be back on our YouTube Channel next Tuesday night. It’s a free subscription, y’all, and a great way to spend your morning or afternoon commute (in my humble opinion).