The Redskins All-Discard Team

Has any team watched as much talent walk out the door as the Burgundy and Gold? Rob Woodfork presents his Redskins All-Discard Team.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 30:  Linebacker LaVar Arrington #56 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on October 30, 2005 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Redskins 36-0. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — After the Redskins fired general manager Scot McCloughan, I got to thinking, “Ya know, it seems like the Redskins have prematurely dumped a lot of talent over the years.” Since my social options were limited this weekend, I pondered it further. What if I assembled a front office, coaching staff, and roster made solely of men cast off by Dan Snyder? How would that look? Here, ladies and gentlemen, are the results. But I have to sleep sometime, so I kept it just to a GM, head coach, and 22-man starting lineup. The defense kind of lends itself to being a 4-3 alignment, though I wasn’t necessarily seeking to adhere to a specific scheme. I present to you, the Redskins All-Discard Team. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: General Manager Scot McCloughan of the Washington Redskins talks on the phone prior to the start of a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)
GM: Scot McCloughan I’m not being a prisoner of the moment here — McCloughan’s 2015 draft is easily the Redskins best in decades and he made some in-season signings that helped the Skins unexpectedly win the NFC East that year. McCloughan has the talent to be every bit as legendary in this town as Bobby Beathard. This firing is one that figures to haunt the Redskins for years to come (mainly because he would prevent half the names you’re about to read from ever being on the roster to begin with). (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Matt Hazlett)
Head Coach: Marty Schottenheimer This is almost by default. Long after he got the gleam, Marty overcame an 0-5 start to the 2001 season and a crappy QB carousel (Jeff George, Tony Banks, Kent Graham) to finish 8-8 and provide momentum and hope for the Redskins’ future. What did he get for turning bathwater into wine (ok, maybe not wine … at least Kool-Aid)? Fired. I still maintain that had Marty stayed in D.C. his postseason ledger (5-13 career playoff record) and the ‘Skins’ fortunes would have been better off for it. (Photo by Getty Images)
3 Dec 2000:  Brad Johnson #14 of the Washington Redskins lines up a pass during the game against the New York Giants at the FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The Giants defeated the Redskins 9-7.Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire  /Allsport
QB: Brad Johnson While Robert Griffin III wouldn’t be a bad choice here, his one-and-done 2016 in Cleveland justifies the Redskins’ choice to let him walk. Johnson gets the nod because he game-managed Tampa to their one and only Super Bowl, while the ‘Skins have yet to make it out of the divisional round of the playoffs. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jamie Squire)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 24:  Stephen Davis #48 of the Washington Redskins runs for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams on November 24, 2002 at FedEx Field in Landover Maryland.  Davis had touchdown runs of one, three and five yards on the day as the Redskins defeated the Rams 20-17.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
RB: Stephen Davis Though one could make the case that this was one of the rare circumstances in which the Redskins actually got rid of a player a year early instead of a year late, Davis still had enough tread on the tires to rush for a career-high 1,444 yards for the 2003 NFC Champion Carolina Panthers and battled injuries to rush for 12 TDs two years later. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Al Bello)
3 Sep 2000: Larry Centers #37 of the Washington Redskins tries to get out of a tackle during a game against the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland..  The Redskins defeated the Panthers 20-17.Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw  /Allsport
FB: Larry Centers The greatest pass catching fullback of all-time had a very productive two years in Washington, catching 150 passes and 6 TDs before being released in 2001 for butting heads with new coach Marty Schottenheimer. Centers quickly caught on with Buffalo, catching 123 balls in two seasons before piggybacking his way to a Super Bowl ring with the 2003 Patriots. (Photo by Ezra O. Shaw/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson #11 of the Washington Redskins celebrates with wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the New York Giants at FedExField on November 29, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WR: Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson I’ve already outlined why I think the Redskins should have kept Garcon. I list Jackson for two reasons: 1) they should have taken him over Devin Thomas in the 2008 NFL Draft, and 2) he should have been retained nine years later once it became obvious Garcon wasn’t staying. You can’t tell me one hit wonder Terrelle Pryor is better than the league-leader in 50+ yard receiving TDs this decade, regardless of DJax’s age. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
TE: Stephen Alexander This actually speaks to how stable this position has been; since 2004 the Redskins have had either Chris Cooley or Jordan Reed as their starter, both Pro Bowl performers when healthy. Alexander was a Pro Bowler in 2000, but injuries limited him after that (though he had a good 2002 season in San Diego). (Photo by Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Derrick Dockery #66 of the Washington Redskins walks up to the line of scrimmage during the game against the Denver Broncos at FedExField on November 15, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins won 27-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Offensive Line: This was a boom or bust unit for the most part; the Redskins either used up every drop of stalwarts like Chris Samuels, Jon Jansen, and Randy Thomas or had bums that didn’t really do anything after they left Washington. So here’s an offensive line just for the sake of completing a roster: LT: Andy Heck LG: Derrick Dockery C: Cory Raymer RG: Ross Tucker RT: Tom Compton (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Larry French)
PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is sacked by linebacker Chris Clemons #57 of the Washington Redskins during the game on November 28, 2004 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Redskins 16-7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
DE: Chris Clemons Clemons was a force for Seattle, registering three straight 11-sack seasons from 2010-12. However, many forget he played his first two seasons in Washington, where he registered just five of his 69 career sacks. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rick Stewart)
LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 12:  Andre Carter #99 of the Washington Redskins defends during the NFL season opener against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on September 12, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys 13-7. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
DE: Andre Carter Carter still had one more productive season after leaving Washington, getting 10 sacks as a situational pass rusher for the Patriots in 2011. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Larry French)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 26: Chris Baker #92 of the Washington Redskins celebrates winning the NFC East division against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 26, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 38-24. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
DT: Chris Baker Trust me. The Redskins will miss the best, most versatile defensive lineman they’ve had since switching to a 3-4 scheme. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mitchell Leff)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 6:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles scrambles under pressure from defensive end Renaldo Wynn #97 of the Washington Redskins on November 6, 2005 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
DT: Renaldo Wynn Wynn was a defensive end  in Washington, but I’m moving him here for the sake of argument. Wynn’s two years in New Orleans and New York (2007, 2008 respectively) yielded 5.5 sacks … the exact number of sacks he had in his last four seasons in Washington combined. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jim McIsaac)
LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06:  Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a fourth quarter touchdown against the defense of  Lorenzo Alexander #97 of the Washington Redskins during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
OLB: Lorenzo Alexander The “One Man Gang” left town four years ago but remains a fan favorite. Alexander is coming off an improbable career year in Buffalo, registering 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and his first interception at age 33. I know Alexander left to chase a starting gig in Arizona, but the Redskins certainly could have done more to make staying in Washington worth his while. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Al Bello)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 12:  Linebacker Antonio Pierce #58 of the Washington Redskins is on the field during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Fed Ex Field on December 12, 2004 in Landover, Maryland.  The Eagles defeated the Redskins 17-14.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ILB: Antonio Pierce Pierce left Washington to become the heart and soul of the New York Giants defense, while the ‘Skins were left to start Lemar Marshall for two years. ‘Nuff said. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jamie Squire)
28 Nov 1999: Shawn Barber #59 of the Washington Redskins looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 20-17.
OLB: Shawn Barber Barber’s 2003 season in Kansas City alone lands him here; his 92 tackles and 5 sacks that year is nearly twice as good as his best season in Washington. (Photo by Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jamie Squire)
30 Dec 2001: Champ Bailey #24 of the Washington Redskins is chased by Joe Horn #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Redskins won 40-10. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit : Harry How/Getty Images
CB: Champ Bailey The best cover corner of his generation recognized how dysfunctional this team was and couldn’t get out fast enough. This should have been a warning to us all. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Harry How)
TAMPA, FL -  AUGUST 29:  Cornerback David Amerson #39 of the Washington Redskins runs upfield with an interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers August 29, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
CB: David Amerson This is easy math. Washington: 94 tackles, 2 INTs in 23 starts Oakland: 110 tackles, 6 INTs in 27 starts The Redskins gave up on this second-round pick way too early. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Al Messerschmidt)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Ryan Clark #25 of the Washington Redskins gains yardage in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
FS: Ryan Clark No, not the analyst parading as a veteran safety in 2014. I mean the guy who was allowed to leave for Pittsburgh in 2006 because Adam Archuleta — the biggest free agent bust in Redskins history — was deemed an upgrade. Oy. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 01: Tight end Brandon Myers #83 of the New York Giants is tackled by strong safety Bacarri Rambo #24 of the Washington Redskins after catching a fourth quarter pass during the Giants 24-17 win at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
SS: Bacarri Rambo Aside from just wanting to say his name one more time, Rambo has an interception every season since leaving Washington. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  Shaun Suisham #6 of the Washington Redskins lines up the field goal kick during the game of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
K: Shaun Suisham Suisham made better than 90 percent of his kicks in four of his five seasons in Pittsburgh. Yeah, the Redskins didn’t really need that. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Kevin C. Cox)
14 Sep 1998: Matt Turk #1 of the Washington Redskins punts during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Jack Kent Stadium in Landover, Maryland. The 49ers defeated the Redskins 45-10.
P: Matt Turk Turk was a first team All-Pro in 1996, the first of his three consecutive Pro-Bowl appearances. However, Turk’s well-publicized spat with team management over an injury led to his trade to Miami. From there, Turk bounced around for a few years but found his footing in Houston, where he still has a home after spending five of his 17 NFL seasons with the Texans. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
14 Sep 1998:  Fullback Brian Mitchell #30 of the Washington Redskins in action during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover, Maryland. The 49ers defeated the Redskins 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger  /
KR/PR: Brian Mitchell Perhaps the most egregious of Snyder’s early sins, Mitchell — the perennial Pro-Bowl return man and one of the last links to the 1991 Super Bowl team — was basically released in 2000 to make room for Cowboys free agent Deion Sanders. Not only did Neon Deion wash out after one season in D.C., but Mitchell made the Redskins pay by remaining productive for division-rival Philadelphia during the first two of the Eagles’ four straight NFC East titles. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 30:  Linebacker LaVar Arrington #56 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on October 30, 2005 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Redskins 36-0. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: General Manager Scot McCloughan of the Washington Redskins talks on the phone prior to the start of a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)
3 Dec 2000:  Brad Johnson #14 of the Washington Redskins lines up a pass during the game against the New York Giants at the FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The Giants defeated the Redskins 9-7.Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire  /Allsport
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 24:  Stephen Davis #48 of the Washington Redskins runs for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams on November 24, 2002 at FedEx Field in Landover Maryland.  Davis had touchdown runs of one, three and five yards on the day as the Redskins defeated the Rams 20-17.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
3 Sep 2000: Larry Centers #37 of the Washington Redskins tries to get out of a tackle during a game against the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland..  The Redskins defeated the Panthers 20-17.Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw  /Allsport
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson #11 of the Washington Redskins celebrates with wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the New York Giants at FedExField on November 29, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Derrick Dockery #66 of the Washington Redskins walks up to the line of scrimmage during the game against the Denver Broncos at FedExField on November 15, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins won 27-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is sacked by linebacker Chris Clemons #57 of the Washington Redskins during the game on November 28, 2004 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Redskins 16-7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 12:  Andre Carter #99 of the Washington Redskins defends during the NFL season opener against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on September 12, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys 13-7. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 26: Chris Baker #92 of the Washington Redskins celebrates winning the NFC East division against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 26, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 38-24. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 6:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles scrambles under pressure from defensive end Renaldo Wynn #97 of the Washington Redskins on November 6, 2005 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06:  Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a fourth quarter touchdown against the defense of  Lorenzo Alexander #97 of the Washington Redskins during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 12:  Linebacker Antonio Pierce #58 of the Washington Redskins is on the field during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Fed Ex Field on December 12, 2004 in Landover, Maryland.  The Eagles defeated the Redskins 17-14.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
28 Nov 1999: Shawn Barber #59 of the Washington Redskins looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 20-17.
30 Dec 2001: Champ Bailey #24 of the Washington Redskins is chased by Joe Horn #87 of the New Orleans Saints during the game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Redskins won 40-10. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit : Harry How/Getty Images
TAMPA, FL -  AUGUST 29:  Cornerback David Amerson #39 of the Washington Redskins runs upfield with an interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers August 29, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Ryan Clark #25 of the Washington Redskins gains yardage in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 01: Tight end Brandon Myers #83 of the New York Giants is tackled by strong safety Bacarri Rambo #24 of the Washington Redskins after catching a fourth quarter pass during the Giants 24-17 win at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  Shaun Suisham #6 of the Washington Redskins lines up the field goal kick during the game of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
14 Sep 1998: Matt Turk #1 of the Washington Redskins punts during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Jack Kent Stadium in Landover, Maryland. The 49ers defeated the Redskins 45-10.
14 Sep 1998:  Fullback Brian Mitchell #30 of the Washington Redskins in action during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover, Maryland. The 49ers defeated the Redskins 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger  /


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