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Former Redskins Ross Tucker– who now writes columns, does analysis and hosts a radio show about the NFL– joined the Sports Junkies to update the guys on the current proposal offered rejected by the NFLPA but stumbled into some golden Steve Spurrier nuggets during his tenure in DC.
Spurrier was hired by Dan Snyder and spent two seasons here before being fired. He went 7-9 then 5-11 during those seasons and was outscored 85-31 by his opponents in his final three games as Skins head coach.
Here are some clips of Ross opening the doors on Spurrier and his regime.
Tucker reflects on how great of a motivator Marty Schottenheimer during his rookie campaign. Tucker compares him to Spurrier, who took over the following year, and says Spurrier thought training camp was useless because when he was a player, he didn’t get anything good out of it.
The team’s talent allowed the Skins to win seven games during Spurrier’s first season. Spurrier had no protection changes or sight adjusts or even hot reads and would change the play completely. Tucker said it was basically like high school football.
Tucker explains how he was on top of the world during preseason but quickly realized the offense was doomed with only two different line protections. He can’t believe how well Spurrier does at the college level.
The Director of Operations was even more scatter-brained than Spurrier. Tucker explains that when he would ask what time the bus was leaving on gamedays, the Director of Ops wouldn’t know.
After Tucker was picked up on waivers by the Cowboys after being released, he saw Spurrier in the locker room and told him he was going to help out Dallas as much as possible with his “secrets.”
Listen to the full interview of Ross Tucker with The Sports Junkies below.