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Washington gives Super Bowl rings to 1987 replacement players

In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and owners brought in replacement players for three weeks of the season. Washington’s replacement players went 3-0, including a huge upset of a Dallas team that had several players cross the picket line, and after the strike ended Washington’s regular players went on to win the Super Bowl.
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At the time, only the regular players got Super Bowl rings. Yesterday, that changed: Washington gave Super Bowl rings to its replacement players, at a ceremony attended by Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams and one of the team’s best defensive players, Dexter Manley.

And it was Womens Peter Holland Jersey a game that helped Washington win the NFC East. Although the replacement players who got their rings yesterday were long gone by the time Washington won the Super Bowl, they helped the team get there. And yesterday they were recognized.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman paid him the ultimate compliment, telling Watson he played the best game any quarterback has ever played against us.

It’s very motivating, very aspiring to have the knowledge of me being able to be successful so young and have players go out of their way to talk about me, Watson said. I respect everyone that mentioned my name and said good things about me. I appreciate it.

Watson, though, expects to be even better in his second season despite defensive coordinators having more tape on him than they did a year ago.

They adjust to me; I adjust to them, Watson said. They’re watching film on me; Nick Martin Youth Jersey I’m watching film on them. It’s a chess match. Whoever’s better on that Sunday is going to win the game. I have to stay in my lane and focus on what I have to do and listen to what the coaches are telling me to do. They’re going to make sure I’m prepared on game day.