The Washington Times - October 5, 2012, 11:05AM

Saturday

The voice of Joe Maddon welcomed me to Tampa tonight as I rode the shuttle to the main terminal. How great a job is this? #Redskins

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Sunday

Only 3 times since 1960 has a #Redskins QB posted a higher passer rating in the first 3 games than #RG3 (103.5). Answer next. #NFL #Baylor

The top 3 are Theismann in ‘82 (116.5), Brad Johnson in ‘99 (114.2) and Sonny in ‘69 (106.7). (Minimum: 45 attempts). #Redskins #NFL #Baylor

What’s funny about Joe T’s ‘82 season is that Games 2 and 3 were two months apart because of the strike. #Redskins #NFL #Baylor

How long will it be today, #Redskins fans, before we hear the words “muscle cramps”? It’s hot here in Tampa. #NFL

The #Redskins had a two-car pileup in WARMUPS? Ask me if I’m surprised. Go ahead. #NFL

The Brandon Bolden who is 10-93 rushing for #Pats is same guy who was erroneously reported to have signed w/ #Redskins as undrafted FA. #NFL

The security at the media gate is pretty tight in Tampa. Must be worried about letting in a Barbary Pirate or two. #Redskins #Bucs #NFL

First, Meriweather got arrested for DUI before playing his 1st down for #Redskins. Now he’s gotten hurt in warmups before playing 1st down.

#Redskins had RB in ‘70s they called “The Legendary Jeff Jordan.” Was always hurt + hardly ever played. Meriweather is becoming “Legendary.”

#Patriots: 45 second-half points. The last #NFL team to have more was the 1950 #Giants (48) in this game: http://bit.ly/TXb6Wf 

Any punt that doesn’t wind up lodged in Sav Rocca’s facemask is a good punt. Agreed? #Redskins #Bucs #NFL

So, the way I understand it, #Gregg Williams is basically dealing with same kind of restrictions Will was on “The Good Wife.” #Rams #NFL

Wonder how many of these holding penalties should be filed under: Stuff We Used To Get Away With When We Had Replacement Refs. #Redskins

In the past 2 weeks, then, the #Redskins have had a 0-yard INT TD (Jackson) and a FUM at the 1 that was recovered in EZ for a TD (Garcon).

Garcon TD on fumble recovery kinda dispels the notion that the#Redskins are cursed today (after Meriweather/Robinson collision). #Bucs #NFL

FootballOutsiders.com  is running an excerpt from my book on early #NFL. It’s on the league’s link to prison football: http://bit.ly/SQPiu5 

Highest passer-rating by #Redskins starting QB thru 4 games (since ‘60): Johnson ‘99 119.9, Sonny ‘69 103.9, Joe T. ‘82 103.4, #RG3 103.2.

Monday

Until 1970, when Tom Dempsey boomed 63-yarder, longest FG in #NFL history was 56 yds. #Rams‘ Greg Zuerlein booted 2 that were longer Sunday.

The #Redskins are 2-0 vs. the NFC South (#Saints#Bucs, 0-2 vs. everybody else (#Rams#Bengals). #NFL

Most rushing yards by a #Redskins RB through Week 4 (since ‘60): Larry Brown ‘72, 445. Alfred Morris is 7th on the list with 376. #NFL

Most rush yds by #Redskins back thru Wk 4 of rookie year (since ‘60): Morris 376, Brooks ‘93 256, RG3 252, Taylor ‘64 245, Brown ‘69 239.

Brandon Lloyd has caught as many passes in 4 weeks with Tom Brady (25) as he did in 2 years with the #Redskins. More TDs, too (1). #Patriots

#Pats scored 45 points in the 2nd half Sunday. In the last decade, #Bucs + #Texans haven’t scored 45 in an entire regular-season game. #NFL

In the #Bucs‘ defense, they did score 48 in the Super Bowl vs. the #Raiders#NFL

Tuesday

Top 3 rushers in the NFC East: LeSean McCoy 384, Alfred Morris 376, #RG3 252. #Redskins #Eagles #NFL #Baylor

I love this Ruf guy. Why? Because he’s a trivia question even a dog can answer. Who’s batting .345 for the #Phillies? “Ruf! Ruf!” #Nats #MLB

Wednesday

Pierre took a HR away from DeRosa in the 1st. But on that 2B into the corner by Morse, he approached ball like it was a grenade. #Nats #MLB

Gio won 21 games in 199.1 IP. Cliff Lee has won 6 so far in 207. And it’s not like he’s pitched badly. Weird game. #Nats #Phillies #MLB

Teddy finally wins the Presidents Race — but only after his competition gets interfered with. Bull Moose, I say. #Nats #Phillies #MLB

If the #Nats have a big inning here after You Know Who’s victory, I nominate Teddy for a postgame shaving-cream pie in the face. #Phillies

It’s official. #Nationals 5, #Phillies 1. Stat of the Day: The #Nats are 1-0 when Teddy wins the Presidents Race. #MLB

Thursday

Davey Johnson’s victory totals in his 2nd year with the #Mets#Orioles and #Nats: 98, 98, 98. #MLB

Unitas’ 47-game TD streak vs. Brees’ 47-game TD streak. A tale of the tape. 1. Unitas 31-16 record, Brees 33-14. #Colts #Saints #NFL

2. Unitas 2 #NFL titles (1958-59), Brees 1 (2009). 3. Unitas 102 TD passes, Brees 114. #Colts #Saints

4. Unitas 7 different receivers, Brees 15. 5. Unitas 0 dome games, Brees 31. 6. Unitas 2 1-yard TD passes, Brees 10. #Colts #Saints #NFL

Also, Unitas threw 27 TD passes to Lenny Moore during his streak. Brees has thrown 20 to Lance Moore during his streak. #Colts#Saints #NFL

Unitas’ streak might bite the dust, but Van Brocklin’s record of 554 passing yards in a game, set in 1951, still stands. #Colts #Saints #NFL

An even longer-standing passing record: Luckman’s 7 TD passes in a game in 1943. Tied but never broken. #Colts #Saints #NFL

The rules in Unitas’ era were so different. You could grab a WR’s facemask in ‘50s if he didn’t have the ball. No flag. #NFL #Colts #Saints

Johnny Unitas vs. Drew Brees. Who ya got? My column on their 47-game TD streaks. http://bit.ly/T7f90Y  #Colts #Saints #NFL

Brees, by the way, has had three games during his streak in which he didn’t throw a TD pass until the final 4 minutes. #Colts #Saints #NFL

The games were 2011 vs. STL (6 seconds left) and ‘10 vs. DAL (1:55) and ATL (3:24). The last two TD passes won the game. #Colts #Saints #NFL

Unitas’ favorite targets during his streak: Raymond Berry 38 TDs, Lenny Moore 27, Jim Mutscheller 25. #Colts #Saints #NFL

Johnny U. also threw 2 TD passes during his streak to current #Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. #Colts #Saints #NFL

Brees’ favorite targets during his streak: Marques Colston 22 TDs, Lance Moore 20, Jimmy Graham 19, Robert Meachem 19. #Colts #Saints #NFL

When Burt Lancaster narrated “Big Game America” for #NFL Films in 1969, “he took the gig in return for a football signed by Unitas.” #Colts

The passage quoted in that last tweet comes from Rich Cohen’s fabulous piece about the Sabols in The Atlantic. http://bit.ly/Q03iOu  #Colts