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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for Sept. 28, 2017

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How do you like me now coach? Captain Kirk leads da’ Hawgs

Montgomery MartyThey looked like the ‘Hawgs of old. The offensive line of the ‘Skins skinned ‘em alive.
Captain Kirk picked apart the defense and those bad old Raiders learned about smash mouth football the old fashioned way.
It was as close to a perfect game as a defense could pull off and even with a couple of offensive turnovers on silly fumbles, the Raiders had no chance against a lockdown defense.
Mighty Marty’s seen ‘em come and go, but this year’s Redskins defense is shaping up to be a Super Bowl quality team. Coupled with an offense in over drive and the NFC can look out for dem Hawgs.
That’s right, The Big Basso profundo is saying it right here and now: The ‘Skins are looking better than they have in years. Even Dan Snyder’s ugly suits and short man mentality can’t stop this team.
As for local high school action, Marty loved the Bullis and Q.O. matchup last week, and really looks forward to the Northwest and Good Counsel game this week.
Marty’s blazing away with a 55- 12 record this year. So let’s see what’s up this week:

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Captain Kirk leads Redskins to victory over Raiders, 27-10

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Josh DoctsonJosh Doctson scores first career touchdown for the Redskins, who win Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders. COURTESY PHOTO BY REGGIE HILDRED LANDOVER – A big performance from quarterback Kirk Cousins sparked the Washington Redskins to a 27-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday night before a national television audience and 77,123 spectators at FedEx Field.

During the postgame news conference, Cousins, who completed 25-of-30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns, was asked about his proudest moments throughout the game.

“I think the fact that we had a complete game,” said Cousins. “Any time you start fast, you know it’s up and down, plays happen, you can easily give the ball back. You can have a bad decision here or there and miss the read. The fact that it was a full four quarter performance – I felt that was outstanding.”

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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for Sept. 21, 2017

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Hawgs back on top – but still have a ways to go

Montgomery MartyThe mighty Hawgs are back on top this week and Captain Kirk Cousins’ late touchdown pass gave this Buckin’ Bronco some hope for the season.
But the ‘Skins still need a better defensive scheme - some of that Packers “Nitro” might be good. We definitely got the personnel for it.
Meanwhile, two tough games are coming up for Hawgs fans. We win one of these two and watch out, NFL.
In high school action this week the High n’ Mighty thinks something mighty strange is going on.
Only three games were competitive - and only one was settled by one point. Blow outs ruled last week with Quince Orchard beating Clarksburg like a red-headed stepchild. The clock was spinning more than running.
A couple of teams have byes this week, so it’s going to be a light week - which might be good. Maybe a week of rest will help out.
For the rest of the teams out there, quit playing “Madden” and start playing some real football. At least learn how to stop the off-tackle run.
There’s a few good games this week so keep your fingers crossed:

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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for Sept. 7, 2017

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The Mighty Hawgs will rule – with Captain Kirk at the helm

Montgomery MartyThe Big Dog likes to eat, and this week he did okay - going 14-3 in the first week of the high school football season.
But that ain’t what’s got Mighty Marty beatin’ his chest with pride.
The ‘Skins are about to start their latest season with high hopes and as sure as Marty loves a good stogie and a Jimmie cone, he knows with Captain Kirk firing missiles for the Hawgs, the sky is the limit this season.
Now the High n’ Mighty cannot figure out for the life of him what Dan the computer salesman is thinking when he doesn’t offer the kid a decent contract. But that’s what happens when computer nerds own NFL franchises.
Marty’s distaste for Dan Snyder aside, he can’t wait to kick back and enjoy another season of NFL football.
And this week he cannot escape the fun that will happen on Friday night with his favorite Damascus team.
Take a look:

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Montgomery Marty's Weekly Picks for Aug. 31, 2017

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Marty cries in his beer over the Terps and loves Damascus

Montgomery MartyThe Basso Profundo is back with a good cigar and Jimmie Cone ready to tackle the high school football season.
He and his new Labrador named “Covfefe” is thinking this might be one of the most exciting seasons of football in recent memory.
Nothing is more Bigly than high school football, so let’s get going with this week’s fun and frolics.
But before he does Marty wants to take the Redskins to task for dissing Captain Kirk Cousins. The Redskins ain’t never gonna be nuthin’ if they don’t start treating this young man like he’s something.
The Hawgs have one of the best quarterbacks in the league and they treat him like he’s playing semi-pro ball in Pittsburgh.
That stuff has to stop folks. Big Dan Snyder needs to grow up and invest in the future of his football team or the future will forget he ever existed.
The Big Dog wants to howl:

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Redskins Celebrate Fan Appreciation Day

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RICHMOND, VA. – Jonathan Allen, Arie Kouandjio and Terrelle Pryor Sr. were among the players who signed autographs and took photos with fans following a two-hour practice session on Saturday at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

Thousands of Redskins supporters came out for Fan Appreciation Day in advance of the team’s first preseason game.

“It’s a chance for the fans to see where we are and how far we’ve come,” said Redskins head coach Jay Gruden.

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Former Redskins offensive tackle joins Churchill High School

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xChris SamuelsChris Samuels. COURTESY PHOTO  

Former Washington Redskins All-Pro offensive tackle Chris Samuels is joining the football program at Churchill High School.

Samuels, who served a two-year stint as the head coach at Osbourn High School in Northern Virginia, has been named the offensive coordinator at Churchill.

In January, Churchill promoted former defensive coordinator Willie Williams to head coach after Albert Song resigned following two seasons at the helm of the program.

Williams, a 13-year NFL veteran who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks, said Samuels is a good fit for the program.

“He had other opportunities,” said Williams. “I’m just so glad he chose Churchill.”

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Redskins give back with community service aid

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Many Washington Redskins alumni are committed to community service in the greater Washington area. Here are some of the views of five former Redskins players who value service. Topics included slavery in Africa, human suffering, education, youth leadership initiatives, Redskins Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs and mood-altering chemical abuse.

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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for November 3, 2016

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The High and Mighty heads into the home stretch on h.s. picks

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Marty has but one question: How do you have a quarterback throw for more than 400 yards in a game and you don’t win?
That’s like Cleveland and Chicago being in the World Series at the same time.
That’s like Bob Dylan getting a Nobel Prize for literature.
That’s like the Hawgs not knowing when they have a quality quarterback.
That’s like Tom Brady getting butt-slurped for doing nothing.
Well, whatever.
Marty is still bemoaning a lack of defense in local football and as he wraps up this last week of the regular season, he’s hoping somebody besides Avalon will surprise him:

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Montgomery Marty’s Weekly Picks for October 27, 2016

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Mighty Marty’s getting seriously p.o’d at other sports reporters
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Marty has had it. Dunkin Donut, black coffee and cigarette finished with some of his sports brethren.
Sitting with some of his sports-writing compadres this week Marty had to listen to a whole lot of garbage-ola about Captain Kirk Cousins because one of his lineman ran into him on a play.
It was a pleasure watching Captain Kirk matching Matthew Stafford play for play. These are two of the best quarterbacks playing the game today.
Tom Brady is over the hill and was always overrated and still is. He’s the frat boy nobody likes.
Aaron Rodgers is better off doing commercials - it’s the one thing he does better than Brett Favre.
But the real quarterbacking is being done by Captain Kirk and when he wins his first MVP remember Marty said it here first - he’s the best!
There’s no “best” meanwhile in local high school football when it comes to defense.
Other than a handful of tough teams that are very well coached, high school football this year has seen some pathetic defense.
You could use the running clock as a fan in Marty’s office while he sips on a good Scotch and smokes a stoogie.
Here we go:

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