TWIT: The Week in Tweets, Sept. 14

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Walking through Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. Think I’ll head over to the Quiet Desperation Room. #Redskins

My one rule of the casino: If you see William H. Macy limping toward your table — run! #Redskins

Somehow I booked myself into the #Redskins‘ hotel in New Orleans. The biggest surprise: No SEAL team guarding the meeting rooms. #NFL

Here’s what’s really funny: The #Redskins are staying at a Marriott in the Big Easy, but they didn’t bring Sam Huff with them. #NFL

With today’s HR, Harper now 4 extra-base hits away from setting season record for teenager. Has 45. Ott (‘28)/Cavarretta (‘35) had 48. #Nats

Speaking of Bryce, his 18 HR have come with just 5 men on base. So they’ve produced a mere 23 runs. The worm has gotta turn. #Nats #MLB

Dept. of Statistical Oddities: Harper has driven in more base runners with his 7 triples (6) than with his 18 homers (5). #Nats #MLB

Take a look at Kurt Suzuki’s stats with the #Nats. They’re virtually identical to Wilson Ramos’ this season before he got hurt. Scary. #MLB


Saw a fan wearing an Archie Manning jersey outside the Superdome but, unfortunately, no Billy Kilmer #Saints jersey. #Redskins

The #Redskins lead the league in recent years in Incredibly Anticipated Season Openers (‘02/Spurrier, ‘04/Gibbs, ‘10/Shanahan, ‘12/#RG3).

Three incompletions, one tipped. Brees hasn’t set the bar very high for #RG3#Redskins #Saints

#Redskins‘ early game plan: Shotgun, throw laterally, don’t hold the ball long. #Saints #NFL

We might need to come up with a new stat for #RG3: Passes That Didn’t Cross the Line of Scrimmage. #Redskins #Saints

Jimmy Graham: So big, he’s open when he’s covered. Goes up high for a 20-yard TD catch. #Saints, 7-3. #Redskins

I know Fletcher used to play college basketball, but covering a 6-7 TE with a 5-10 LB doesn’t sound like the greatest idea. #Redskins #Saints

Somebody get Elias working on this: How many WR have caught a TD pass as long as 88 yards in their first quarter with a new team? #Redskins

After 2 straight false starts, I think the Superdome crowd is ready to put out a bounty on the #Saints#Redskins #NFL

Empty backfield on 3rd-and-6, #RG3 runs right. It’s a whole new world, #Redskins fans. #Saints

That’s the end of the first quarter. So far, the #Redskins are totally ignoring Ryan Zimmerman’s advice and AREN’T throwing to Fred Davis.

If you just let #RG3 sit back there and scope out his receivers, he’s gonna kill ya — as he did on that play. #Saints

The ol’ Fumble Rolling Out of the End Zone for a Touchback Play. I’m pretty sure Haslett called that. #Redskins #Saints #NFL

Little-known fact: The last two times the #Redskins have had a punt blocked for a TD, they’ve won the game (#Texans ‘02, #Bucs ‘89). #Saints

Here’s box score for #Texans game when they blocked a #Redskins punt for a TD:  And the #Bucs game: 

That wasn’t really a holding penalty on Fred Davis, it was an Attempted Blocking Penalty. #Redskins

QBs are going to get hit. You just don’t want to subject them to too many needless hits. The #Redskins are walking a fine line with #RG3.

This is the 5th time I’ve seen the #Redskins go up against Brees (Chargers ‘05, #Saints ‘06-08-09-12). Only once has he been really sharp.

#RG3 is 6th true rookie since ‘60 to throw for 250 yds in Week 1 (1st #NFL game) (Newton, Bradford, Sanchez, Peyton, Tarkenton). #Redskins

Before today, the most rushing yards (since ‘60) by a #Redskins rookie in Week 1 was 62 by Charley Taylor in 1964. Alfred Morris has 94.

#Redskins receivers today had a 20-yard catch. How many times has THAT happened? It didn’t when McNabb threw for 426 two years ago.

Passer ratings of the five rookie QBs in Week 1: #RG3 139.9, Wilson 62.5, Luck 52.9, Tannehill 39, Weeden 5.1. #Redskins #NFL

#RG3: 2 TD passes, 0 INTs. The other four rookie QBs: 2 TD passes, 11 INTs. #Redskins #NFL


#RG3 threw for 320 yards in his #NFL debut. Jurgensen had 10 games of 320+ with the #Redskins, Theismann 8, Rypien 7, Kilmer 1. #Baylor

You know that moment just before takeoff when you wonder if you’re on the right plane? Never an issue when surrounded by #Redskins jerseys.

This reviewer seemed to like my book about the #NFL’s early years, “The National Forgotten League.” What a relief.

You know what I can’t believe? Answer: That Ray Lewis is still this good at this age. A marvel. #Ravens #Bengals #NFL


For all the talk about #RG3#Redskins had 4th-biggest rushing edge in Week 1 (153/32/+121). Top 3: Pats +142, Niners +141, Bucs +126. #NFL

John Harbaugh seems to bringing the #Ravens to an early boil. Here’s probably why: They play the #Patriots in Week 3. #NFL

Wish somebody kept track of stuff like: Most Yards Rushing in 1st Game Back After Tearing ACL. AP’s 84 has gotta rank up there. #Vikes #NFL

Only 3 rookie RBs since ‘60 have had more rushing attempts in Week 1 than Alfred Morris (28) did. The Top 10:  #Redskins

The most rushing attempts by a rookie in the season opener (since ‘60) was LT’s 36 vs. the #Redskins in 2001. The box:

Morris’ longest gain in those 28 rushes was 18 yds. Who can name the 4 #NFL RBs to rush for 1,000 yds in a season w/o a 20-yd gain? #Redskins

Answer: Allen ‘83 (1,014 yards/19 long), Harris ‘83 (1,007/19), Bettis ‘94 (1,025/19), James ‘06 (1,159, 18). #Redskins #NFL

#Redskins have had 3 TDs of 85+ yards in Shanny era. All 3 gave ‘em the lead (Garcon ‘12, 88-yd pass; Banks ‘10, 96 KO; Hall ‘10, 92 INT).

Here’s a famous #Redskins#Raiders game in ‘83.  Just realized it was special in another way. See next tweet. #NFL

Branch (35 yrs old) had 99-yd TD catch, Pruitt (32) 97-yard PR TD. They’re longest TDs of those types by players 30+. #Redskins #Raiders #NFL

Re: Bryce’s 1st 4-hit game. Griffey Jr. had one 4-hit game at 19. So did Conigliaro — vs. Senators. The box:  #Nats

Phil Cavarretta, meanwhile, had a 5-hit game at 19. Here’s that box:  #Nats #Cubs #MLB


Here’s the first excerpt of my book on the #NFL’s early years (courtesy of Yahoo!’s ):  #Browns

Just think: Rudy is now part of #ACC lore. #NotreDame

Fearless prediction: If the #Redskins win Sunday to go to 2-0, somebody will figure out what their magic number is. Maybe me. #Nats #NFL


#Nats finished 1 game under .500 last year and 9.5 back in wild card race. #Dbacks are 1 game under and 4 back in battle for 2nd WC. #MLB

Author of The National Forgotten League @dandalyonsports talks about his favorite stories from the early days of #NFL 

After reading these (disputed) comments by Dr. Lewis Yocum, I’m hoping he fixed Lucas Giolito’s right arm and not his left one. #Nats

The longer this episode with Strasburg’s surgeon goes on, the more I hear in my head: “Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard.” #Nats


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Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of "The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at

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