- The Washington Times - Monday, September 10, 2007

Sights and observations from the season opener at the Mistake by the Beltway:

 10:15 a.m.: First players appear on the field. Fans can’t come into the stadium until a little after 11, but they’re not missing anything — just several Redskins sitting around at midfield.

 10:50: Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell comes on the field, puts on his ball cap and starts to throw for a few minutes.

 11:25: Pete Kendall, Kedric Golston and Lorenzo Alexander, still out of uniform, work on technique drills at the goal line. Golston will serve as the defensive tackle and Kendall/Alexander as the offensive linemen.

 11:45: Veteran long snapper Ethan Albright hits the field with punter Derrick Frost and kicker Shaun Suisham. Albright has played in every game for 11 straight seasons and hasn’t made a snapping mistake in Joe Gibbs’ three seasons.

 1 p.m.: Game time is approaching. Today’s Redskins captains are Randy Thomas, Rock Cartwright and Pierson Prioleau.

 1:01: Some guy probably paid about $3 by the Redskins runs the length of the field with a giant 12th Man flag. He is greeted by a smattering of applause.

 1:02: The 2007 season officially kicks off. Hundreds and hundreds of empty seats dominate the club and upper deck levels.

Ryan O’Halloran


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